Last updated on July 18th, 2019 at 06:12 am
Many times there are possibilities that you are not having an internet connection or having a bad network in some of the location where you are travelling and need Google maps to guide you to your destination, despite not having internet connectivity you can use Google maps by using it as offline mode. Here you will see a complete guide google maps offline navigation on Android or iPhone.
For using Google maps in offline mode you need to download the map of the location you need to use offline when you are having Wi-Fi connectivity or cellular data connection. If you are using Android Phone Google maps comes as inbuilt but if you are using iPhone then you need to download it from App Store.
Download Google Maps Offline Navigation on Android or iPhone
STEP 1: Once you have Google Maps open on your Smartphone, tap the menu button on the top left side of your screen.
STEP 2: Here in this drop-down list, you will see Offline areas (in an Android device you will see Offline maps) tap it.
STEP 3: Here you will see two options to download an offline area ”Local” and ”Custom area” (in an Android device you will see ”SELECT YOUR OWN MAP” option). If you are looking just to have offline navigation to the current area then tap ”Local” option otherwise tap ”Custom area” to download the map of the particular area (tap ”SELECT YOUR OWN MAP” in case you are using Android device).
STEP 4: Now the map will appear where you can customize the area you want as per your requirement by pinch to zoom that area. You must be aware that the more area you will select the more space it requires and use your data more.
STEP 5: Tap Download and confirm if you’re using cellular data. Must see tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi.
It will remain downloaded for a month after which it automatically updates. You can customize your map within this period manually by just going back to offline map menu and then download option.
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