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How to Use Google Maps Offline [Quick Guide]

Don't worry if your internet connection is poor while travelling? Google Maps Offline will help you to reach the destination.

Key Highlights

  • To Download Google Maps on Android or iOS: Install the app→Sign In→Search for any place→MoreDownload Offline Map.

Are you a frequent user of Google Maps while walking or driving? Then you can download and use Google Maps offline. Google Maps is the best app to navigate to any location that provides you the directions to the desired place and traffic alerts with real-time ETA. You can easily download the maps of the desired place on both Android and iOS smartphones.

Additionally, Google Map offer other extraordinary features like street view and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums & more. Review your visited places on Google Maps by adding some pictures. By using Maps offline, you can save the internet, and no need to worry about network issues. You can even save places or cities in less than a minute and navigate them without a cellular connection.

How to Download and Use Google Maps Offline on Android or iPhone

1. Install the Google Map from the PlayStore and App Store on your Android device.

2. Launch the app and sign in with any of your Google accounts.

3. Hit the search bar and search for any place.

4. Click on the place name or address of the place and hit the More option at the top right of the screen.

Click on Three dots on the Google Map

5. Tap the Download offline map option, and now you can access the map offline.

Tap the Download Offline Map on your Google Map

Note: Check how to Use Google Maps on Apple Watch

How to Store Google Maps on SD Card

If you would like to download a larger location, it requires plenty of data and huge storage space. So you can transfer downloaded files to your SD card if you have an Android smartphone.

#1 Launch the Google Maps app on your Android device.

#2 Click on the Menu icon and select Offline Maps.

Offline maps option on Google Maps

#3 Now, tap the Settings icon in the top right corner.

#4 On the settings page, choose Storage Preferences.

Offline maps settings on Google Maps

#5 Following that, select the SD card and click on Save.

Google Maps Storage Preferences


How to download Google Maps directions offline?

Open Google Maps > Search a Destination > Tap Directions > Choose Mode of Transit > Click Save Offline.

How does Google Maps work offline mode?

After downloading the maps, it will guide you to the right destination, even without an internet connection.

What are the disadvantages of Google Maps offline?

Transit, bicycling, or walking directions are unavailable to use without the internet in Google Maps.

How to add pit stops on Google Maps?

While getting the directions on Google Map→ hit the Magnifying glass→select any of the desired options→click on the preferred location. Your preferred location is automatically added to your route.

How to delete unused offline maps?

Open the Google map→ three dotsManagement pop upDeleteYes to confirm.

How do I use Google Maps offline walking?

Launch Google Maps→Profile icon→Offline maps→Select your own map→select the desired portion on the map→Download.

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