How To Use Google Maps Offline By Downloading Areas

Google maps is used widely by majority of the people to access different areas of the world during their travel and such but initially the maps were only accessible if you had either a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. But not anymore because now Google has made their maps available for downloads so that you can view them offline.

This feature will enable you to view the maps even in the most remote areas when there is no network available. The maps are stored in my places and they will be available in the offline tab. You can use all the features of the maps offline without getting any additional data cost.

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So we have prepared a guide for you that will enable you to use the Google maps offline.

How To Use Google Maps Offline

  1. Make sure that the google maps app is up to date. To update your app go to play store and search for Google maps and then tap on the update tab.
  2. Click on the menu button of the handset to bring up the maps option where you can tap on the make available offline. This option will make the maps available offline in your phone.
  3. When you tap on make available offline a large box appears on the map which you can drag to fit the area of the map that you want to save to your device. The more the area you select to save the more will be the size of the map that you are saving.
  4. After you have made the selection it will start saving in your phone. A progress bar will appear that will show you the status of your download.
  5. After the map has downloaded you will be able to see the section of the maps that you have saved. By clicking on a specific street it will load the address from your phone and display it.
  6. You can even zoom in and out of the maps that you have downloaded. They are available in my places section.

 

So there you have an easy guide that will allow you to use the Google maps offline when no Wi-Fi connection or any cellular signal is unavailable.

Do let us know if there are any other way by which you can download and save maps on your device for later viewing.

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