How to Download Wordle Daily Puzzle as Downloadable Content

Wordle, the popular word-guessing puzzle game, has gained immense popularity since its inception. With its recent acquisition by The New York Times, there have been concerns about the game potentially moving behind a paywall. However, there is good news for Wordle enthusiasts - the game can be downloaded and played offline, ensuring that you can continue enjoying it for free.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of downloading Wordle app on your mobile or desktop and accessing its downloadable content!

Table of Contents

1) Download Wordle on Computer

  1. Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the official Wordle website.
  2. Right-click on an empty area of the page to bring up the context menu.
  3. In the context menu, look for the option labeled "Save Page As…" or simply "Save As…" and click it.
  4. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the downloaded file.
  5. Click "Save" to download the Wordle webpage as an HTML file.
  6. Locate the downloaded HTML file on your computer.
  7. Double-click the file to open it in your web browser.
  8. You can now access and play Wordle even without an internet connection!
  9. Note that your previous streaks and progress will not be imported, so it will be as if you are playing for the first time.

Wordle was designed to work offline once loaded in your browser, thanks to the use of Progressive Web App (PWA) technology. This means that after you visit the Wordle website and load the game while online, the assets necessary to play the game are cached on your device. This allows you to play the game later without an active internet connection.

2) Download Wordle on Android

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Visit the official Wordle website
  3. Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser.
  4. Scroll down and tap on "Add to Home Screen".
  5. You'll be prompted to name the shortcut, you can keep it as "Wordle" or choose a name you prefer.
  6. Tap on "Add". The Wordle shortcut will now appear on your home screen.
  7. Tap on this shortcut anytime to play Wordle, even offline.

3) Download Wordle on iOS

  1. Download and install the free Microsoft Edge web browser from the App Store.
  2. Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Visit the official Wordle website
  4. Tap the "Share" button in Safari.
  5. Select "Options" next to the webpage URL.
  6. Choose "Web Archive" and tap "Done."
  7. Tap "Save to Files" in the share sheet.
  8. Select a folder and click "Save."
  9. Open the Files app on your iOS device.
  10. Locate the saved Wordle web archive file and press and hold on it.
  11. Select "Share" from the options that appear.
  12. Choose "Edge" and tap "Open in Microsoft Edge."
  13. The Wordle webpage will open in Microsoft Edge, allowing you to play offline.

Play Wordle for Free, Forever!

While Wordle remains freely accessible for now, some wonder how long that will last. Thankfully, there are alternative options to consider. Here are 10 best browser games that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime without downloading anything. Browser-based games allow connectivity and progress to continue seamlessly across devices.

However, if you want to retain access locally, you could download Wordle to your device. This would allow continuing play for free even if the web version becomes paid. The downloadable content retains the daily puzzles and allows offline gameplay. Just note that your stats and streak won't update unless reconnecting online later!

References

  1. How to Download Wordle and Play It Offline - MakeUseOf
  2. How to Download Wordle and Play Offline for the Next 5 Years - CNET
  3. How to play Wordle offline on your PC or phone | Trusted Reviews
Published 31 October 2023
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