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, Illustrator, and Adobe XD. You can also make them available offline permanently through the Creative Cloud desktop app.

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

      For apps available on iPad, select the folder icon in the left rail to open the Cloud documents tab.

  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 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, you can make your cloud documents always available offline in the Creative Cloud desktop app. With this setting, you don't need to open a document before you go offline. It continues to be stored permanently in the cloud, but your local copy syncs with any changes you might make on a different device.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Go to the Your work tab, and select the Collapse panel icon.

    Access cloud documents through the Cloud docs tab

  3. Select the cloud document you want to make available offline.

  4. Select the More actions icon  in the right sidebar, and then select Make available offline always.

    Make available offline always

Your cloud document now becomes available for offline editing in your app. 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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