How To Use Google Maps Offline On Android

Brandon Jones May 29, 2017 Comments Total Views:32
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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:

Download an area to use offline:

 

  • On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app. (you must be signed into Google Maps).


  • In the Search bar, search the place you want to save an offline map for. Here we are searching for Jaipur. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place. If you search for a specific place like a restaurant, tap MORE INFO.


  • Select Download.


  • You can now pinch-to-zoom in and out, making the download area larger or smaller. After making the selection of area, tap the “Download” button in the lower-right corner.


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.

Also Read: How To Use Google Maps Street View On Android

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