How to download Wordle to your phone to continue playing it for free offline

Due to the sale of Wordle, some people are worried about losing the game.

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Almost everyone I know (including myself) plays wordle every day. It’s fun and addictive word puzzlein which you get six tries for guess a five letter word, assisted by green and yellow tiles that show you how many letters you get correct. You can play one round each day and then share your results on social media. Or if you’re feeling extra, you can wear your Wordle sheet music around your neck.

The game has become larger than life, that’s why the New York Times recently acquired Wordle for a low, undisclosed seven-figure price. And while that’s not bad news per se, there are fears that the subscription news site will soon be hiding the game behind a paywall.

In one statement posted on TwitterJosh Wardle, creator of Wordle, said: “When the game moves to the NYT site, it will be free to play for everyone, and I’m working with them to make sure your wins and streaks are preserved. “

However, if you’re still worried about losing your daily dose of Wordle, there’s a way to keep playing for free – forever. (Well, maybe closer to five more years of daily words.)

twitter user Aaron Rieke recently posted a thread explaining how Wordle works entirely in your web browser. Technically, you don’t need internet to play Wordle, because all future daily words of the game are included directly in the webpage. If you download all parts of the Wordle site, you could theoretically play Wordle every day for years without an internet connection; the game only needs your device’s current date to come up with a new word puzzle.

Here’s how to download Wordle to your computer or smartphone so it’s free to play no matter what.

How to download Wordle to your computer

Whether you use Mac or Windows, or whatever web browser you use (Chrome or Safari, for example), you can easily download Wordle to your computer.

1. First, go to the wordle official website in the web browser of your choice.

2. Next, right click anywhere on the webpage.

3. Finally, save the page to your computer using one of the menu options that appears.

Depending on the web browser you are using, it may display Save as (chrome) or save page as (Safari). Either option should download the Wordle web page as an HTML file.


Here’s how to download the Wordle webpage in Chrome.

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Now all you have to do is click on the downloaded HTML file to open the saved Wordle web page. You can now access it when you are offline. However, it won’t import your previous series, so it’s like you’re playing it for the first time.

How to Download Wordle on Android

On an Android smartphone or tablet, you can also download a web page to your device like on a desktop computer. The download process may vary between web browsers, but we’ll be using Chrome for this example because it’s downloaded on most Android devices. To download Wordle on Android:

1. First, go to the wordle official website in the Chrome app.

2. New, press the three dot menu in the upper right corner.

3. Finally, press the download icon (arrow pointing down on a line) to download the Wordle webpage.

At the bottom of Chrome, you will see a notification that the Wordle webpage has been downloaded to your Android. To play Wordle offline, press the three dot menu in Chrome and go to Downloads. There, you should see the Wordle webpage, which you can then access, even if Wordle is paid for or shut down in the future.


You can easily download Wordle webpage in Chrome on Android.

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How to Download Wordle on iOS

Finally, you can download Wordle offline on your iPhone or iPad, but this option requires you to use the free Microsoft Edge web browser, which you can download from app store. After downloading Microsoft Edge, follow these steps:

1. Open the wordle official website in Safari.

2. Press the Share button.

3. Strike Choice next to the web page URL.

4. Select the Web Archive and press Do.

5. Press Save to files in the share sheet.

6. Choose a folder and press To safeguard.


First you need to save a web archive version of Wordle to files.

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This will save the Wordle webpage to your Files app, but now you need to find the file itself and open it in Microsoft Edge (this doesn’t work in Safari or Chrome). To do this:

1. Press and hold on the Wordle webpage in Files to display the quick actions menu.

2. Select To share from the options that appear.

3. Choose Edge.

4. Press Open in Microsoft Edge.


Next, you need to open the web archive file in the Microsoft Edge web browser app.

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Wordle will open as an offline webpage in Microsoft Edge, which you can play without being connected to the internet, although it will not transfer your wins or streaks.

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