These days, it is hard to imagine our lives without the Internet. We rely on it so much, particularly when it comes to entertainment and work or studies. But what about instances when we do not have access to an Internet connection? Would it be a stretch to suggest that no Internet means that your digital devices become obsolete? Not necessarily.
Take laptops, for instance. Computers have been around longer than the Internet. Sure, we associate the World Wide Web with computers a lot, but the two can be separated.
Can you use a laptop without Internet? The answer to that question is yes. It is about your approach and what you can and want to do on a laptop when there is no opportunity for you to connect to the Internet.
If you are in a remote area with no chance of accessing the Internet or have problems with your network at home, do not give up on the idea of doing something with your laptop. If you are not certain where to start, this article should be quite useful.
Optimize the Laptop’s Performance
Naturally, if you are used to having the Internet, its disappearance will make you question what happened and how you can fix the issue. Some people do not wait and get in touch with their Internet service provider because they want to seek professional help.
Others read more about potential fixes that could be possible without seeking professional help.
Regardless of the approach, you can also take this opportunity to work on optimizing your laptop. Even if the Internet connection is down, you should still be able to do some tasks to help the computer perform better.
For starters, scan the system using antivirus software to confirm the computer is malware-free. Corrupted files should be eliminated right away.
Next, take a look at the state of the drive. If there is too much clutter on the disk, you need to sort that out by deleting redundant files or moving certain data to external storage accessories.
Sorting files into folders and getting rid of desktop clutter is another part of file management.
Finally, you should clean the dust inside, which should help with the overheating problem. If you have not bothered to clean the dust inside your laptop for a while, do not be surprised to find a lot of dust inside.
For a more in-depth look at how to optimize your computer’s performance and improve its speed, watch the video below:
Play Video Games
There is no need to play just online games. No, before the Internet, video games did not require connecting to the Internet. Single-player games were the only choice.
That is not to say that single-player gamers are no longer a thing. They totally are; it is just that online games seem to be more popular these days.
If you have a video game installed that you can play without an Internet connection, then it should be one of the best pastimes to spend an hour or two while you wait for your Internet to come back up.
Reading usually requires an Internet connection, particularly when we are talking about blog posts and articles in big publications, such as The Atlantic or Forbes.
Nevertheless, if you have no access to the Internet and have saved some PDFs and other documents on your computer, why not read those? It is a good way to kill some time, and if you find something really interesting to read, you might not even realize how fast time is passing.
Listen to Music or Podcasts
Thanks to streaming services like Spotify and platforms like YouTube, it is not that common to store media on your device. Instead, you launch an app and find what you want to listen to on a streaming service.
On the other hand, if you have a habit of keeping some audio files, such as music or podcasts, on your computer or external storage accessories, then you can consider listening to those.
Watch Movies or TV Shows
Movies and TV shows are virtually the same as music. Streaming platforms are too convenient to pass, not to mention that they also solve the storage issue some computer owners have due to too many media files on the device.
Similarly, if you are keeping some movies or TV shows on the computer or external storage, you can watch those.
Use Integrated Computer Software
Your computer should have integrated software that you can use to pass the time. For instance, Paint for drawing if you are on MS Windows.
Even if you do not aspire to become a professional artist, having some fun with Paint or other software could still prove to be valuable time spent on your computer, particularly when you cannot access the Internet and have no idea what else you can do until the Internet comes back up.