Viewing 360° spins offline

View 360 spins offline on iPadDisplay 360-degree spins even when you’re offline. Safari and Chrome on iOS or Android are capable of saving and viewing web pages without an internet connection.

Sirv serves 360 spins from its servers, so if you’re offline, you won’t have access to them unless they’ve been saved locally on your iPad, iPhone or other tablet/phone. You can generate animated GIFs with Sirv and view these offline, but for an interactive 3D or 360 rotating spin, you’ll need a bit of trickery…

360 spins offline on iPad

This 4-step tutorial shows you how to cache images in your browser to view 360 spins offline on iPad or iPhone in Safari.

1. Open your .spin file in Safari, e.g. https://sirv-cdn.sirv.com/Examples/nike/nike.spin:

Open your spin

2. Add the page to your Reading List:

Add the spin to your reading list

When you add a page to your Reading List, Safari caches its content for offline reading.

3. To access your 360 spin offline, select the bookmarks button, then tap the reading list button:

Open the reading list

4. With the reading list open, select your spin to view it:

Select your spin to view 360 spins offline on iPad

360 spins offline on Android

These screenshots show how to cache images in your Chrome browser to view 360 spins offline on Android.

1. Open your .spin file in Google Chrome, e.g. http://your-account.sirv.com/spins/your-spin-file.spin. On Android devices, you should be able to make the .spin full screen.

Open the spin file in Google Chrome

2. Select the favorites icon:

Tap the favorites icon in Chrome

3. Add the page to your bookmarks:

Add the spin to your bookmarks in Chrome

When you add a page to your bookmarks, Chrome caches its content for offline reading.

4. To access your 360 spin offline, with Chrome open, select the bookmarks button:

Select the bookmarks button in Chrome

5. Select the folder containing your bookmarks:

Select a bookmarks folder on Android

6. Select your spin:

Open the spin on Android

7. Now you can view your spin offline:

View 360 spins offline on Android

Start now

Create a free trial Sirv account or go to your account.

Was this article helpful?

1 2 3 4 5