Want to play Wordle Offline For Free? Do it THIS way on iPhone and Android

While Wordle is free to play now, many are worried it may go behind a paywall. If you want to play Wordle offline without internet and for free, then follow these simple steps on iPhone and Android

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:26 IST
If you want to play Wordle offline for free, you only need to follow these simple steps (AFP)
If you want to play Wordle offline for free, you only need to follow these simple steps (AFP)

Ever since the popular online word-based puzzle game Wordle was acquired by The New York Times, many have been worried that they might have to start paying for the game once it goes behind a paywall. So far the NYT has kept it free and let it run the same way it had been prior to the acquisition. But there is a possibility of these fears actually turning into reality. So, if you have been worried that you may not get to enjoy this really fun game, worry not, we will show you how you can play Wordle free forever and that too, without any internet connection. Read on to know how to play Wordle offline for free on both iPhone and Android.

In reality, Wordle is a very small game that runs entirely on your browser. Twitter user Aaron Rieke posted about how the game exists inside your web browser and does not really need to connect to the internet for you to be able to play it. He proved it by sharing a screenshot of the source code of the game, which highlighted the entire future word list was in the web page itself. He said, “The daily words are right there in the code, in a giant list. There are thousands of them.”

What it also means is that if you have a saved copy of the web page, you can play Wordle offline for free even if the NYT ever takes it behind a paywall. Another benefit of this is that even if you are facing any internet connectivity issues, you can still enjoy the game. So just follow these simple steps given below to find out how to play it in offline mode on iPhone and Android.

Play Wordle offline for free on iPhone

1. Open the Wordle website on Safari.

2. Tap the Share icon.

3. Tap on options, next to the web page link

4. Tap on the Web Archive and hit done.

5. Now, tap on Save to files in the share sheet.

6. Pick a folder and Save it.

Your Wordle webpage is now saved in your files app. But the job is only half done. Now, you need to find the file and open it in Microsoft Edge. Make sure to use Edge as it won't work in Safari or Chrome. Follow these steps.

1.Press and hold the Wordle web page to open the quick actions menu.

2. Tap on Share.

3. Select Edge.

4. Tap on Open in Microsoft Edge.

And there you go. Wordle will open normally and you can play it without internet connection. Do note, playing without the internet would mean your streaks and wins will not be transferred.

Play Wordle offline for free on Android

Step 1:

Go to Wordle on the New York Times website using Chrome browser.

Step 2:

Tap on the three-dot settings menu icon.

Step 3:

Tap on download (downward facing arrow) to download the Wordle web page.

Step 4:

Go to Chrome downloads from the settings menu.

Step 5:

You will see the Wordle page listed. You can open it without the internet or even if it goes behind the paywall and play it normally.

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First Published Date: 25 Feb, 14:51 IST