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How to download Wordle and play offline for the next 5 years

Wordl moved to NYT website It’s been a while, but luckily it’s still free – despite the Times changed some of the original answers.

But if you’re nervous about losing Wordle, don’t panic. You can download the game now to play for free on your computer, phone or tablet forever – or more precisely, until the list of 2,315 Wordle answers expires in October 2027.

Twitter user Aaron Rieke posted a thread explains how to run Wordle entirely in your web browser. Technically, you don’t need internet to play Wordle as all future daily words of the game are included right on the website (even on the NYT). If you download a web archive of Wordle, the game only needs your device’s current date to deliver a new word puzzle every day.

If you want to keep playing Wordle for free, read on to learn how to download Wordle to your computer or smartphone.

If one puzzle a day isn’t enough, try a few Wordle clones like Absurdle and Nerdle or check out every Wordle puzzle ever created in the Wordle archive.

How to download Wordle on your computer

It doesn’t matter whether you use Mac or Windows, or what web browser you use (e.g. Chrome or Safari), you can easily download Wordle on your computer.

1. Firstly, go to the official Wordle website in the web browser of your choice.

2. Next Right-click anywhere on the webpage.

3. Finally Save the page to your computer Use one of the options on the menu that appears.

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

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How to download 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. Now you can access it while offline. However, your previous streaks are not imported, so it’s like playing it for the first time.

How to download Wordle on Android

On an Android phone or tablet, you can download a webpage to your device just like you can on a desktop computer. The download process may vary by web browser, but we’ll use Chrome for this example as it downloads on most Android devices. How to download Wordle on Android:

1. First, go to Wordle official website on Chrome app.

2. New, tap Three point menu in the upper right corner.

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

Below in Chrome you will see a notification indicating that the Wordle website has been downloaded to your Android device. To play Wordle offline, tap Three point menu in Chrome and go inside Downloads. There you should see the Wordle web page, which you can then access even if Wordle is paywalled or will be closed in the future.

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You can easily download Wordle website 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 the App Store. After downloading Microsoft Edge, do the following:

1. Open Wordle official website in safari.

2. Tap Share button.

3. Hitting options next to the website URL.

4. Choose network archive and type Done.

5. Tap Save to Files in the stock sheet.

6. Select a folder and click Save on computer.

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

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This saves the Wordle webpage in your Files app, but you now need to find the file yourself and open it in Microsoft Edge (doesn’t work in Safari or Chrome).

In order to do this:

1. press and hold on the Wordle webpage in Files to bring up the quick action menu.

2. Choose Split from the options presented.

3. Choose edge.

4. Tap Open in Microsoft Edge.

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You then need to open the web archive file in the Microsoft Edge web browser app.

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Wordle opens as an offline webpage in Microsoft Edge that you can play without being connected to the internet, although it doesn’t broadcast your winnings or streaks.

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