When you want to enable Google Drive for offline use you need to have a connection to the internet. Go to your Google Drive and click on the settings menu. Click on the tab ‘General’ and select: “Offline: sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slide & Drawings files to this computer so you can edit offline”.
When you have edited your settings, go to the Chrome Web store to download the Google Drive application. Enter ‘Google Drive’ as your search query in the Chrome Web Store and select ‘Add to Chrome’ to add the application.
After downloading the application and enabling the offline use for Google drive, all documents of your Google drive will be saved on your Chromebook. This way you can access these documents, even when you don’t have a connection to the internet. You are also able to edit this documents offline, from the moment you are back online your documents will synchronise automatically with the cloud.
*Caution! By using your Google Drive offline, you will make use of the hard drive memory capacity of your Chromebook. This can affect the overall speed of your Chromebook.
*Important! In order to use applications offline, you have to add these applications to your Google Account first. To add applications to your Google Account you need an internet connection.