Google Maps is an amazing service that puts a huge amount of information at your fingertips, but that’s there is a catch, it works only if you have an Internet connection.
Place searches, step-by-step navigation, and other advanced features require your phone or tablet to be online. But don`t worry there is an additional feature that gives you oportunity to save some maps for offline use. It’s not feature-complete, but this is how you get some utility out of Google Maps when you are out of your internet connection, and sometimes can be useful.
In order to save map for offline use you have to think in advance, as we said Google Maps will not work without Internet connection, so if you know that you will be out of connection but you know that you will need maps, save it to your device while you are online and be prepared for later.
Open Google Maps application and find a place of interest, it can be whole town if you want.
Touch Search bar and select Offline Areas
Press + symbol in lower right corner
Press download button and selected portion of Google Maps will be downloaded for offline use.
After saving maps your Google Maps app will continue to work same as when in normal use with an Internet connection, the only changes come when your phone is without internet connection and you start the Google Maps application to find your way or point of interest. But,uour application now can`t show you some nice things like step by step navigation, you have to use map in an old fashion way.
Saved offline Google Map will be cleared after 30 days on your device.
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