iPad Pro Offline usage

Discussion in 'iPad' started by daedalus3, May 11, 2016.

  1. daedalus3 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2016
    Hi all,

    I'm seriously thinking about making the switch from my Air to iPad Pro as a laptop replacement. One thing that's not clear to me is how well it works offline.

    I spend a decent amount of time on planes, sometimes without wifi. If I want to, say, edit a Word doc, a Keynote deck or Google Spreadsheet, how well would that work? Do I have to specify ahead of time which docs I want to save an offline copy of? Can I even do that?

    Basically, I want to know how hard it'll be to access my stuff if I have to use the iPad without a connection.

  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    I've never encountered a problem with iCloud documents, and assuming Word works in the same way (which I think it does, I just use it very infrequently), there should be no problem with that. With Google's docs/sheets/slides you do need to make documents available offline in advance.

    A sensible pre-caution I've used since the days of the first iPad - I sync any and all important files in GoodReader, then should something have gone wrong I have them there and can open in. That said, it's been over a year since I needed that - and that time was because I saved something into Dropbox because "I don't need it anymore" only to need to access it whilst flying over China (no wifi available on the plane, even if I'd been willing to pay for it!).
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Occasionally, I've opened an iWork app like Pages and found that the latest updates haven't synced. So what I do is open each iWorks app before moving out of wifi range to make sure they are synced.

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