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Read files or folders offline in OneDrive for Android

Mark files or folders "offline" to read them anytime, even when you aren't connected to the Internet. Offline edits made to the files sync the next time your Android device connects to the Web, so you get the latest version of the file.


  • Files or folders marked offline are read-only - you can edit them only when you're online. If you edit a file offline, it saves as a new file, and does not change the original OneDrive file.

  • Taking folders offline is available for Premium OneDrive with an Microsoft 365 subscription.

  1. In the OneDrive app, press and hold, or tap the three dots next to, the file or folder that you want available for offline reading, then tap Keep offline Offline button in the OneDrive app for Android at the top of the app.

  2. Files or folders marked for offline reading have the Keep offline icon in the List view. Tap the file listing anytime to open the file for reading.


  • Once you mark a file or folder offline, OneDrive also lists it in a Files Available Offline view. Tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS at the bottom of the app, tap Files Available Offline to instantly find all your offline files and folders.

  • To always have access to a file on your PC or Mac, right-click the file and select Always keep on this device. The file will download to your device and will always be available even when you're offline.

To stop keeping a file or folder offline, select the offline file or folder and tap Online only Online only.

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