How to use Google Maps Offline for navigation

By | October 5, 2017

There is no doubt that Google maps have made traveling a lot easier. A lot of users asked us the same question; can I use Google Maps offline? Therefore, today I am going to cover an in-depth article on Google Maps. This convenient yet straightforward guide will help you to get the most out of the maps. After going through this simple guide, you will be able to use Google Maps offline efficiently.

Why do you need Offline Maps?

Well, many people might be thinking why one needs offline maps at all? It is a very valid question. Therefore, it is important that we answer this question before moving ahead with our guide on how to use Google maps offline.

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It might be possible that you are in an area where there is no network coverage or maybe you do not have Internet package. So, in this situation, offline maps come in handy. It is actually like noting down important details of the lecture to review later. So, if you have offline maps, then you do not have to worry even if there is no network coverage.

How to Use Google Maps Offline?

To use offline maps there are two different steps. We will cover each step in details to make sure that you understand how to use Google maps offline.

How to download offline maps?

It is effortless to download maps for offline use. All you have to do is search a location on the map. Please note that you should have an active Internet connection to download offline maps. After the search for the location, tap on the name of the place for example Times Square or Liberty Bell. Now it will show you different options. From the options tap on the download button. It will download the map for your offline use. So, next time if you are not connected to the Internet, or you do not have access to the Internet you can still use Google Maps offline for this particular location.

However, there is a limitation. The offline map is only available for 30 days. After that, it will be automatically deleted. So, make sure to keep it updated once in a while by connecting to the Internet, and you will be good to go.

How to access offline maps?

After downloading the maps, tap on the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the screen. Look for the offline maps option to access all your downloaded maps for offline use. You can get the driving directions. You can also search for other places in the area for which you have downloaded the map.  However, you cannot get live traffic updates or walking directions. This is the only downside, but at the end of the day, it is quite handy if you do not have network coverage.

If you have any questions or do you want us to cover some thing then feel free to comment below.


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