It’s been more than 12 years since we have been using Android smartphones which paved the road to many apps from Google and other app developers. Still, when we talk about apps, google seems to be best at developing.

One of the most used apps from Google is the Google Maps application which helps us in navigating and searching for places.

And many of us never used google maps offline. Yes, you heard it right. We can use google maps without an Internet connection.

This blog post will guide you to how you can use google maps in offline mode.

Let’s get started

How To Use Google Maps Offline On Android?

Android phones work well with all the Google apps. Make sure you are connected to the internet when downloading the map for offline use before you part for your outing. Follow these steps to download the map for offline use:

  1. Go to the Google Maps app on your device.
  2. Sign in to Google Maps through your Google account.
  3. Search for the region whose map you wish to download. For example, you search for Paris in the Maps. It will take your map to the French capital.
  4. You will get a menu that has options like directions, save, and share a place. Right beside the share place option, you will find the download option.
  5. If you have searched for a specific place then you can click on more options or tap on the kebab menu to find the option to download the map of the place.
  6. You can also select the region by going to the offline maps option and choosing the “select your own map” to download the map of a specific region on your device if you are unable to find it through the search bar.

You can now access the downloaded maps by tapping on your profile picture on the map. It will open a menu.

You can choose the offline maps option and use the downloaded map.

In the same manner, you will use the online map of that area. You can also rename the downloaded maps to your convenience.

How To Use Google Maps Offline on iPhone?

If you wish to use google maps offline on your iOS device, then you need to connect to the internet and follow these steps to download the maps on your device:

  1. Go to the Google Maps app on your device and sign in to Google Maps through your Google account.
  2. Search for the region whose map you wish to download. You will get a menu that has options like directions, save, and share a place. Right beside the share place option, you will find the download option.
  3. If you have searched for a specific place then you can click on more options or tap on the kebab menu to find the option to download the map of the place.

Then you can access the downloaded maps from your offline maps collection and use it like you would use the online map if your network is slow or absent.

How To Download an Entire Country in Google Maps?

If you have sufficient storage and there are no contractual or technical limitations from Google’s side, then you can download the maps of different countries as well.

You only need to go to the Google Maps application and search for the desired country. Then download the map of the country.

The Maps will switch to an offline map if there is poor network connectivity while using the online map of that region.

Can I Navigate with Google Maps Offline?

You can navigate with offline google maps as well. You first need to open the Google Maps app and tap on your initial or Google profile picture.

It will open a menu, and you can go to the offline maps.

Once you launch an offline map of a region, you can navigate within that region. However, you will not get real-time updates such as traffic information, lane guidance, or alternate routes.

You will not get an accurate estimated time of the journey.

You will only be able to get the directions for a car and not for a bicycle or walking route when using the offline version of Google Maps.

Still, it will give you enough information to navigate your way till you get the network again. You can get low-accuracy driving assistance which is better than no assistance at all.

It would help if you tried to keep the offline map updated before you leave for the outing.

You can search locations and get the directions of the places that are available on your offline map.


Last Verdict

We hope this post will help you a lot. If you have more questions related to Google Maps then please comments below. Share this post if any of your friends need this. Stay connected with us for more helpful posts.

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