What is offline mode? Enable, disable, work on different devices and applications
What is offline mode? In simple terms, this is an opportunity to work in any application without access to a connection. For computers, this is primarily the shutdown of the Internet, and possibly the local network. For mobile phones, this is also a disconnection of both telephone and Bluetooth.
What is offline mode on computers?
Most PC users, even working in programs that are not related to the need for Internet access, are constantly connected to it. Some are out of habit, others are due to the use of operating systems such as ChromeOS. In this system, all actions are performed via the Internet. If you need to print something, but you do not have access to the Web, you cannot do anything unless, of course, the document is saved in the local storage and there is no other operating system.
In addition, it is known that Google monitors user actions and transfers their personal data to US intelligence agencies on demand. If you are not concerned about privacy issues, remember that for MS Windows, which most users use, there are a lot of viruses on the Web, and it’s sometimes offensive to pick them up where the Internet could not be used.
Offline mode in mobile phone
After we figured out what an offline mode is on a computer, let's see what it is in a mobile phone.
In phones that have an Android operating system, it is called "offline mode". It is used in places where the use of mobile communication is unacceptable. An example of such a place could be a plane, so often this mode in phones is called “Flight mode”. Using this mode allows you to save battery, which, as you know, has the ability to discharge at the most inappropriate time.
How to disable offline mode? In different phones this happens in different ways. Typically, this option is in the "Settings", where you need to select "Profiles" or "Modes", and there already put a tick in front of the "Normal Mode".Some models require a reboot, after which it will automatically be offered to switch to normal mode.
We remove offline mode in browsers
If you have limited traffic that suddenly began to end, you need to immediately go offline. What is the case in this case? It should be enabled in browsers, through which the access to the World Wide Web was made, offline. Then many of the pages that were visited during the operation of the Internet can be viewed from the cache.
In this case, the answer to the question "how to remove offline mode" is quite trivial - you need to uncheck the "Offline mode". In new versions of browsers, the menu bar is usually hidden, so you need to call it in an accessible way, for example, by pressing Alt on the keyboard, and then selecting "Offline Mode".
Offline as synonym for stealth
The term "offline" has become so popular that it has been used not only as an indicator of the absence of the Network, but also as an indicator of a real or imaginary absence on the Network. So, you can go to the social network "VKontakte" and become invisible to other users.That is, you will be present on the site, but for other users your status indicates completely opposite information. It is also called "being offline".
Work with some online applications offline
Initially, online applications, such as Google Documents, were able to work offline. It can be noted that this contributes to a healthy competition between the creators of office applications, primarily Microsoft and Google, which should increase their competitiveness.
How to enable offline mode in Google documents? This can be achieved using the Chrome browser or its open analog Chromium. We open our “cloud” in it in Google (Google Drive) - for this we need the Internet, then click on the “More” button in the navigation bar. We select the category "Autonomous", as a result of which the instruction will appear, in which it is indicated that you first need to install an addon for this purpose, and then press the access button offline. This will cause files from the cloud to be copied to local storage. After that, you can turn off the Internet and work with Google Docs offline.
Thus, we answered the question: "How to enable offline mode in Google Docks apps?"
Similarly, you can work with Google Maps. When you are in online mode, the area on the map will be indicated, which will be necessary when working offline. Then the map is downloaded, and it will be possible to search offline for this area.
In the mobile phone, the offline mode can be enabled not only by completely disconnecting the mobile network, but also by disconnecting one Internet by unchecking the “Use mobile data” option.
Exit offline mode
Sometimes for individual applications, the exit from offline can be blocked by firewalls. So, in the "Steam" for games also provides offline mode. At the same time in the Social Club, some users can not leave offline mode. In order to remove this restriction, you need to go into the firewall settings and adjust the rules and zones there. Here, these Social Club files are tabooed on the Internet. It must be removed, after which exit from offline mode will be possible.
This applies not only to the Social Club, but also to some games Steam. Perhaps observed in other applications.
How to exit offline mode? If this operation is blocked, go to the firewall, check the rules and zones, make them permissive for this application. If this happens frequently, check the Windows Firewall settings.
To summarize: what is offline mode? In addition to the fact that it is a mode without access to the Internet, this term is also understood as invisibility in some social networks. Some Internet applications are able to work offline, while downloading "cloud" files to local storage.