When you’re on the go or low on data, it would be nice to have something to read while your network is down. You certainly could save the page as a bookmark for later use, but your bookmark page is going to fill up fast. And, unfortunately, you can’t read bookmarks without an internet connection. So, instead, you can save the web pages.

Saving a web page takes a snapshot of the currently viewed page. However, not everything comes with it. Take videos, for example. Videos won’t show up in a saved web page; you’ll need a network connection to watch them. As for images, it depends. The Safari browser doesn’t save pictures, but Google Chrome does, however, that isn’t always the case.

Regardless, saving web pages makes it very convenient, especially if it’s all text, to view information you’re looking to read if or when your network goes out.

Here’s several solutions for downloading a webpage for offline use.

1. Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network to view it.

3. Click More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner of the browser.

4. Hover your cursor over More Tools.

Select Save Page As

5. Select Save Page As… Alternatively, you can press and hold Ctrl + S.

6. Name the web page anything you like. It won’t alter anything about it. It’s always the name of the web page by default.

Webpage, Complete

7. Before you save the page, double-check “Save as type:” is set to “Webpage, Complete.” If you choose “Webpage, Complete,” you’ll get the entire page and all the media associated with it tucked neatly into a folder. That way, you won’t need a network connection to view any pictures that were attached to the web page.

8. Afterwards, select the location you’d to save the web page to and click Save. It’s absolutely important you keep all the associated files in one folders. Failing to do will cause the saved web page to fail at loading images. And, unfortunately, any videos associated with the saved web page won’t work at all. You’ll need to a network connection to view them.

To Save Google Chrome Webpage as PDF Page:

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network to view it.

3. Click More. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner of the browser.

4. Click on Print in the drop-down menu.

Save as PDF

5. In Destination, choose Save as PDF. You may need to fiddle with the layout, depending on the layout of the website.

6. Choose the desired destination and Save.

2. Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network to view it.

3. Click File. It’s located at the top left corner of the browser. If it isn’t there, right-click the very top of the browser’s edge. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Menu Bar.

Save as type

4. In File, select Save Page As… Alternatively, you can press and hold Ctrl + S.

5. Name the web page anything you like. It won’t alter anything about it. It’s always the name of the web page by default.

Webpage, Complete

6. Before you save the page, double-check “Save as type:” is set to “Webpage, Complete.” If you choose “Webpage, Complete,” you’ll get the entire page and all the media associated with it tucked neatly into a folder. That way, you won’t need a network connection to view any pictures that were attached to the web page.

7. Afterwards, select the location you’d like to save the web page to and click Save. It’s absolutely important you keep all the associated files in one folder. Failing to do will cause the saved web page to fail at loading images. And, unfortunately, any videos associated with the saved web page won’t work at all. You’ll need a network connection to view them.

To Save Mozilla Firefox Webpage as PDF Page:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network to view it.

3. Click File. It’s located at the top-left corner of the browser. If it isn’t there, right-click the very top of the browser’s edge. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Menu Bar.

4. Click on Print in the drop-down menu.

Microsoft Print to PDF

5. In Name, select Microsoft Print to PDF. Click OK.

6. Save the file to your desired destination.

3. Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network to view it.

3. Click Settings and More. It’s the three horizontal dots located in the top-right corner of the browser.

4. Select Print in the drop-down menu.

Microsoft Print to PDF

5. Choose your Printer as Microsoft Print to PDF. It can be a bit tricky with scale, margins and orientation. You’ll have to fiddle with each until the document shows up the way it’s meant to look or the way you want it to look.

4. Safari

1. Open Safari.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network view it.

3. At the top, select File. You can also press and hold Command + S together.

4. Select Save As…

5. Give the saved page a name.

6. Choose the desired destination.

7. Before you save, select the desired Format. If you choose Page Source, you’ll get HTML source code. If you choose Web Archive, you get the pages, minus the images and videos.

8. Save.

To Save Safari Webpage as PDF Page:

1. Open Safari.

2. Head to the website you’d like to save for offline use. Once you save it, you don’t need access to a network to view it.

3. At the top, select File. You can also press and hold Command + S together.

4. Click Export as PDF…

5. Choose the desired destination and Save.

5. Android

1. Open Google Chrome (Android’s default browser).

2. Find the web page you want saved.

3. Select More. It’s the three vertical dots in the top right corner.

Click the Download icon

4. Click the Download icon. It’s an arrow pointing to a horizontal line.

6. iOS

1. Open Safari (iOS’ default browser).

2. Find the web page you want saved.

3. Select the Action button. It’s a square with an arrow.

Add to Reading List

4. Tap Add to Reading List.

5. In order to read your newly downloaded web page, select Reading List. The icon is a book.

While the options to download web pages are right there at your fingertips, you can also browse various apps that serve the same purpose. To differentiate themselves from the browser’s built-in feature, usually they come with some kind of gimmick.

Otherwise, using your browser is the easiest and more convenient way of doing it. No apps required.