Lightroom Mobile: How do you bypass CC login when you have not wi-fi and wish to view your downloaded photos?

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Lightroom Mobile asks you to login to your CC account even when you are offline. If you are offline and unable log in, you cannot continue, even though you may have dowloaded photos to your iPad for "offline viewing/editing".

There seems to be no way to bypass this Login screen and get back to viewing your downloaded photos. It doesn't make much sense to be able to "download" photos to your device for offline viewing/editing if you get locked out of the program if you cannot login to CC.

There should be an option to "stay offline" and be able to view what photos have been downloaded to the device.
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It should stay logged in... is this not happening for you, or are you logging out?
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Maybe it SHOULD stay logged in...but it doesn't. I am quite often away from wi-fi or even cell phone coverage for several days at a time. I will log in before I leave and then turn off the wi-fi (to save battery). LR Mobile will work offline just fine for some seemingly random amount of time...a day or more..but eventually a log-in window pops up and it will not go away until you can find wi-fi coverage and log back in. I think the log-in must time-out after a given amount of time. If you actually turn the iPad off and then turn it back on, you will almost always be assured of getting this log in request.

The bad part is that if you are unable to log in, you cannot get rid of this window and therefore cannot us Mobile, even though you have no need to access CC.

There really needs to be an option to say "No, I don't want to log in right now. Let me continue working offline."