Going on a vacation? Worried how will you navigate places without the internet?
Nothing to worry, Google Maps is the all-time solution for your navigation problem. It not only lets you navigate to places with your internet connection handy, but is equally proficient in navigating to places with slow or no internet connection.
Google Maps lets you download an offline map on a prior basis, letting you enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
Using Google Maps, you can save an area to your phone or tablet and use it when you’re offline. With the increased dependency on Google Maps, providing this feature is an excellent way to let people reach their destination without any worries.
Here’s how you can download an offline map using Google Maps:
Once you have downloaded the map to your device, you can access it by tapping the menu icon (three horizontal lines) at the top left of the main Maps page.
From the drop-down menu tap Offline maps. Here you should see the maps you have downloaded.
If you want to rename the downloaded area, tap on the area you want to rename.
Now, tap Edit on the top right corner of the area you want to rename.
Update the area name and tap Save.
Using the above steps, you can navigate the offline maps you have downloaded and find directions as you would when online. Though Google Maps proves to be a good friend helping you to reach places without any difficulties, it does have some limitations to it.
In offline maps, only driving directions are available you can’t get walking, transit, or cycling directions. If you’re not driving, it still be helpful for viewing nearby places when you are stuck without a signal. It’s also important to note these maps expires after 30 days. This is mostly due to Google needs to update them to make sure they’re accurate.