How to use Google Maps offline in Android phone and iPhone?

There may be a situation where you are trying to locate a place using a map app but right at that moment, your mobile drops the network. It happens generally when we are far from urban areas where less number of mobile towers serve for network. This is the moment when you wish to have offline capability in a map app.

Public-transit-directions-in-Google-Maps-for-mobile-web Thanks to Google as the company has fulfilled your wish. Now Google allows us to access maps offline using the Maps app. And this feature is available just not for Android user but, iPhone users using Google Maps app will also be able to use it.

The first thing you need to do to use the offline feature of the Maps app is you check whether the app is updated or not. Now with updated Google Maps app, locate the area you want to save for offline use.

Once you have searched the area, its name will appear at the bottom of the screen, right below the maps. Tap on the name and in the next screen, tap on three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the screen. A drop down asking you to save the map offline will appear. Once you tap on that, a pop will emerge from the bottom of the screen and present two choices: save offline maps cancel. As you tap on save offline, a new pop up with showing the name of the location will appear. Tapping on the “Save” will save that map offline in your mobile.

Whenever you want to open the offline map, tap on the 3 horizontal lines at the right side of the search bar or just swipe from left to right. A menu will come out where you can access the maps by tapping on “Your Places” option. Here you can see your offline map at the bottom. This map will stay in your device just for 30 days. After this period, it will automatically be deleted by the Google Maps app.

 

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  • Shouhei

    great story and of course great sense of humor

    June 14, 2015 at 4:15 am

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