How To Use Google Maps Navigation Offline Without Internet

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Doesn’t matter whether you’re in a car, on a bike or on foot, as soon as you need to get from A to B and you don’t know the way you pull out your phone and open up Google Maps. Some even prefer Google Maps to the built in navigation software in their car. Usually, Google Maps brings you to your destination without any problems, but once your mobile data connection isn’t stable it can get annoying very quickly. You either wait a long time for Google Maps to get map data or, if you’re completely off the grid, nothing happens.

To solve these issues, The Google Maps team announced that from now on you can navigate and search in Google Maps both online and offline. You can download an area in Maps and as soon as you lose connectivity on your phone, it will switch over to the offline material in a seamless way.

Search for a city, state or country. Pull up the place information from the bottom and then press “Download”. Now you can adjust the area you want to download. Once that’s done, press “Download” again.
Another way is to go to the “Offline Areas”-section in the Google Maps menu and pressing the “+” button.

Once your download is finished, Google Maps will automatically switch to offline mode and use the downloaded material whenever you don’t have any connection. As soon as you’re connected again, Maps will go back online to let you use all its features again, such as live traffic information for your route.

Picture courtesy – techvisionblog.in


by techtalks @TechTalks March 8, 2016 5:49 AM UTC

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