How to use Google Maps offline

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By Erric Buttlar

While Google Maps is wonderful for finding instructions for your trip, there may be occasions when you’ll want to download the directions so you can use them while you’re not connected to the internet. You will need to download the maps for that region on your device in order to achieve this.

You might wish to download your Google Maps instructions to use offline if you’re going somewhere with spotty or unreliable cellular coverage.

This function, which Google has integrated into its Google Maps app, might be useful if you’re planning a lengthy trip and want to be sure you have instructions for the entire route.

I always do this when I travel to a new location since you never know how the local cellular networks will be. Both Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone have this functionality; the instructions for each device are provided below.

How to download Google Maps directions offline for Android?

Open the Google Maps app on your Android phone or tablet to obtain your directions. You must be logged into Google Maps and connected to the Internet.

You may then download the maps for that region by searching for the location you’re going to, like London, selecting the name and address at the bottom, and then choosing Download.

If you’ve done a more in-depth search for a location inside that city, such Regent Street, click more, then Download offline map, then Download.

When you are offline, you will then be able to access driving directions for that region. When you are offline on Google Maps, things like traffic and alternate routes are not available.

How to download Google Maps directions for the iPhone or iPad?

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad, choose the location (for example, London), choose the name or address of the location at the bottom, and then choose More > Download offline map> Download.

The maps for that region will then work when you are offline; but, you won’t get information on traffic, detours, etc. Driving instructions will still operate.

This is a fantastic function for Google Maps that has previously worked well for me, especially while travelling to remote parts of the UK for holiday when cellphone service is patchy. More information about using Google Maps offline may be found at Google. We really hope that this article will be useful to you. If you have any queries, kindly leave a comment below.

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