How to Use Duolingo Offline in 2023 (Step-by-Step Guide) (2)

How to Use Duolingo Offline in 2023 (Step-by-Step Guide)

There are several language learning platforms that are available on the internet and one of them is Duolingo. Duolingo is a platform on which you can learn several different languages by completing various lessons. Just like other online platforms, you will also need the internet for accessing it. However it does not mean that you will only need to have internet for using it, you can even use it offline. So if you don’t know how to use Duolingo Offline, we will help you to know more about it.

Quick Takeaways

  • Duolingo is a platform which needs an internet connection for accessing it.
  • Earlier using Duolingo offline was only available for premium users but now it is available for free users.
  • Earlier you were able to download the full course but with time you can only download the main content of the course.
  • Honestly, when compared to the previous version, there are not many features that you will get in the current version of offline mode.
  • With the help of the current offline mode, you will be able to maintain the current streaks which will be synced when you will be online again. 

However, you must read till the end so that you do not miss any of the important facts related to it.

How to Use Duolingo Offline in 2023 (Step-by-Step Guide)

Can you use Duolingo offline?

Yes, you can use Duolingo offline. Although, earlier, this feature was only available for the Duolingo Plus users, with time it is available for free users as well. You can easily use it offline for at least 1 hour. This feature gives you the ability to expand your learning and helps you to maintain the streak. However, the courses that you see right now are part of the Duolingo incubator which the platform has stopped now. You can also delete a language course which you do not want to learn any more.

How to use Duolingo offline?

As discussed above you can use Duolingo offline even if you are a free user. If you want this to work you must use Duolingo recently so that some of your lessons are recently downloaded. The best way of doing it is even if you are not using the app and have a wifi connection, make sure to open it. When you will be completing the lessons (which may also have funny statements) on wifi or on any internet connection you will be unlocking more lessons for studying offline. However, to use any app you will need to first sign up and thus you must sign up for Duolingo. Following are the steps to sign up for Duolingo-

  • Start by visiting the official website of Duolingo and clicking on get started.
  • Once done you will need to register for your account
  • Now use your existing Google account or Facebook account for creating a new account. 

Can you download the entire course offline?

When you are studying a course you will need to complete the lessons in different languages and unlock new lessons with the help of Duolingo gems. There are a lot of Languages that you can take up to study including Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Russian, etc. You will also see the Duolingo podcasts and audio lessons for Spanish and French courses. These gems were earned with the help of various activities like taking part in leagues. Earlier with the help of Duolingo Plus it was easy to download the entire course.

You can either take up an Individual or Family plan. However, in 2021, they remove this feature and now you can only download the main part of your course. Furthermore, you will only be able to download the content of the current level you are at. You can not get access to your previous levels. This means that you can only download the study material and will have to go online for taking any challenges and earn a crown in it.

How to Use Duolingo Offline in 2023 (Step-by-Step Guide)

How to download a course on Duolingo?

Though Duolingo will automatically download the content,t you can download the course on Duolingo but it will depend upon where you are using it. Let us discuss how can you download the course on android and iOS devices-

For Android users

Select the course you want to download. If it is available for download you will need to click on the arrow icon. You will see the option of auto-updating with Wify. Make your decision. Once done your course will be downloaded and will be reflected in the download section. You can see it offline. 

For iOS users

Again select the course you want to download. If it is available for downloading tab on the download option. Once it starts downloading, click on the manage option to come to the dashboard where you can see all the courses. When the course is downloaded there will be a green mark on it.

However again you must remember that with the new updates, there will only be the course of the level at which you are. Also, you will be able to download only the main content of your course. 

What to do if you are not able to see some content in offline learning?

How to Use Duolingo Offline in 2023 (Step-by-Step Guide)

Although the lessons are automatically downloaded following are still some ways in which to can try your luck-

  • If you are an Android user, try to close the for some time. After some time go online and complete some new lessons and check if the missing lessons are available offline or not.
  • If you are an iOS user, again you must complete the lessons with active internet. This is because the lessons will only be downloaded when the app has some active internet.

What are the features that you get in offline mode?

If we compare the previous version of offline mode to the current mode, honestly we are not getting many benefits. Basically, it is only offering you help for the level you are at. You can not get the courses for other levels. Also, all the other features like stories, practice hub, timed challenges, etc are only available in online mode.

Why the offline lessons were removed by Duolingo?

There is no particular clarification for removing the offline lessons. Duolingo on their official Twitter account simply stated that they are removing the offline lesson plans. The last statement given on Twitter by Duolingo regarding offline lessons is-

“We do have lessons available for offline, but some features (I.e. XP boost, Ramp Up) won’t be available offline.”

How to Use Duolingo Offline in 2023 (Step-by-Step Guide)

Other than that there is no statement for removing them and the perfect lesson boost, despite being productive. Obviously, there may be their own reasons and we can only hope that is temporary. 

Can you maintain your streak in offline mode?

The best part of offline mode is it still offers to maintain your streak. So even if you complete your lessons offline, you can still maintain them. These streaks must be updated right when you are completing the lessons in offline mode. Even if they are not updated, they will be synced with the account when you will reconnect the app online on the day of completing the lesson. Further, if you only want to update the completed lessons you must sync them online. However, you must make sure that you are taking the reminders of Duo seriously. If you get a 365 streak score, you will be able to get VIP Status and unlock the streak society that will give you a free streak freeze.

How much space do you need on the phone for offline courses?

You will not need much space for accessing the offline courses on the mobile fone. However, if your phone is slower than the usual speed then you may try to free the space on it.


Though most online learning platforms will require active internet, Duolingo is a platform that offers offline course services. Earlier it was only offered to people who were on premium plans but now it is available for free users. To get the offline course you will need to spend more time on Duolingo with active internet. Even if you are not using Duolingo, you must be able to open it with active internet so that you could download more lessons offline.


Do you need Duolingo Plus for accessing Duolingo offline?

With the current version of Duolingo, there is no need to have Duolingo Plus for accessing it offline. However, earlier you need to have Duolingo Plus for accessing it offline.

What are the different Duolingo characters?

At every point in time, you will be meeting 10 different Duolingo characters along with the Duolingo own on this platform. They represent diversity in the culture. Some of the characters are also queer characters who represent the LGBTQ community.

When did Duolingo change its format?

Duolungo is updating its features since its launch. The last update that was done on Duolingo was in August 2022.

Can you finish Duolingo without paying?

Duolingo is a platform which is free to use. To complete a course you will need to complete the lessons which are unlocked with the help of gems which are earned without spending any money. Thus you can finish Duolingo without paying a single penny.

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