Set up cloud documents to use offline

No Internet access? Learn how to make your cloud documents available for offline use in Adobe Fresco, Adobe Aero, Photoshop, Photoshop on the iPad, Illustrator, Illustrator on the iPad, and Adobe XD.

Can I work on cloud documents while offline?

Yes, you can work offline on any cloud document that you have opened recently. To make one available offline, you simply have to open it.

How to check if your cloud document is ready for offline use

  1. Open the Creative Cloud app in the device.

  2. Go to the Home screen of your app.

  3. Select either Cloud documents or Your work > Cloud documents.

    Access cloud documents through the Cloud docs tab

    Go to Your work > Cloud documents

  4. Look for the indicator that a local copy is available.

    •   (or no icon in some mobile apps) - Document has been downloaded and is available when you go offline.
    •  or  - Document is not currently available if you go offline.
    Check the status of your cloud document

    A. Available offline (or no icon in some mobile apps) B. Online only 

How to make your cloud document available to work on offline

If your cloud document shows  or , open the cloud document and it becomes available to you offline. Some apps let you make a cloud document always be available to you offline.

What happens when I come back online?

When you're back online, your updated document is automatically uploaded to Creative Cloud and is available across all your devices.

Can I set a document to always be available for working offline?

Yes, apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Illustrator on the iPad let you make your cloud documents always available offline. With this setting, you don't need to open a document before you go offline. It continues to be stored in the cloud, but your local copy syncs with any changes you might make on a different device.

  1. Open your Creative Cloud app in the device you plan to use offline.

  2. On the Home screen, select Cloud documents.

    Access cloud documents through the Cloud docs tab

  3. Select the More actions icon  below the cloud document thumbnail, and then select Make available offline always.

    Make available offline always

Your cloud document is now available for offline editing. When you're back online, your updated cloud document is automatically uploaded to Creative Cloud and is available across all your devices.

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