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How to use Google Maps offline - AndroidPIT MENU AndroidPIT Review apps and win a Samsung Curved TV or a S6 Edge! START NOW Close How to use Google Maps offline SHAREON FACEBOOKTWEETON TWITTERSHAREON GOOGLE+SHAREON WHATSAPP511 SHARES Authored by:Robert Zak — 11 hours ago  511 Shares  23 comments  Whether it's to scope out the quickest route to get somewhere or just to figure out where exactly I am when visiting a new area, I use Google Maps almost daily. But I often find myself in situations where I either have no cell or Wi-Fi reception or would incur huge roaming costs, and Google Maps becomes impractical to use. Here's how to use Google Maps offline so that you don’t need to consume data each time you want to look at it. Google Maps tips and tricksHow to share directions from Google Maps How to use your Google Maps offline Open Google Maps and search for your desired location.Once you've found the location/area you want to save for later, there are three ways you can save it:Type “OK Maps” in the search bar,Tap the microphone icon and say "OK maps"Tap the search bar, scroll all the way to the bottom, then and hitSave a new offline map. ​You can go into map-saving mode by typing 'OK maps' in the Maps search bar, or scrolling to the bottom and tapping 'Save a new offline map'. / © ANDROIDPITYou will be asked if you want to save this map. Pan or zoom the view so that it displays all of the information you require. Unlike a mere screenshot, the maps can be zoomed into and display information like street and building names as you get closer.Pan and zoom until you cover the area you want to save for offline use, then tap Save and give the map a name. / © ANDROIDPITOnce you have saved the map to your device, to access it, tap the 'hamburger' menu icon at the top left of Maps app, then Your places.Scroll to the bottom of the new screen, then you should see all your saved maps under Saved places. Just tap the map you want to to view offline.Open the Maps hamburger menu, then tap 'Your places' to view your downloaded maps. / © ANDROIDPIT A downloaded map doesn’t require a huge amount of space. New York, for example, took up only 13 megabytes when completely downloaded. However, if you're wary of your data allowance, you might want to be connected to Wi-Fi before downloading all the maps you want. ​Here's a video for you more visual types: Limitations of offline maps There are some limitations to the functionality of the offline maps, mostly regarding the size of the location you’re looking for. For example, New York and surrounding areas would be a bit too much for just one cached file and you will receive a message saying it can't be saved. In this scenario, it would need to be broken into smaller, surrounding areas. Also, offline navigation is not available, nor is the ability to conduct a search within the offline map file. The maps you download will be stored for thirty days and after this they are automatically deleted, so don't presume they will last forever. The cache size before and after downloading a map of central London - not a big difference. / © ANDROIDPIT Has using Google Maps offline come in handy for you? Let us know in the comments. SHAREON FACEBOOKTWEETON TWITTERSHAREON GOOGLE+SHAREON WHATSAPP511 SHARES About Robert Zak A tech aficionado since he first picked up a NES controller, Robert has written about technology, videogames, and film across a range of sites and magazines, including Den of Geek, Gamasutra, and Computeractive. At AndroidPIT, he'll be bringing you the latest Android news and reviews from the front line in the UK.SHOW Recommended reading Common Google Play Store error... How to recover lost data on... Download and install the latest Google Play Store APK 5.8.8 for free 23 comments WRITE A COMMENT!  3 Marcus Velasquez 8 hours agoLink to comment Yes, this is the information I am looking for. Google Maps are very important especially of you are always on the go. 0 Reply  2 CHIRAG PANCHOLI 3 weeks agoLink to comment Nokia Here Maps App is the best real-time offline Maps App. 0 Reply  2 Joe Balbona 4 weeks agoLink to comment Offline Google Maps is a joke and an embarrassment to Google. As the author stated, no offline navigation is possible. What savvy people do is download OmAnd which gives you offline navigation for free. I used it for getting to offbeat places in Aruba and it worked great. The first ten download of maps are free. 0 Reply  3 L.K. D. 4 hours agoLink to comment I use another app calledMAPS.ME, you can download unlimited maps and it's completely free it even supports offline search and navigation 0 Reply  1 Jinner 4 months agoLink to comment There is a shortcut app in the Play Store which let's you access the save offline maps function with just one click. App name: Save offline maps / developer: Appz bv 0 Reply  2 Anindyo 8 months agoLink to comment I got the message 'area unavalaible' at the top of my screen after I type 'ok maps'. I'm using maps version 9.0.0. What's the problem? 0 Reply  1 Simon Hamelin-Pratte 9 months agoLink to comment I hope an admin will help me out with this one! I have the last version of Google Maps (8.3.1) and I think I master the "OK maps" method quite well. However, the probem I'm always stuck with is the terrible lack of details with the offline maps. For example, if a do a "OK maps" for a respectable pan of the map of a city, let's say Manhattan again, I end up having access to an offline maps showing around 1 street name on 10. (Thus, I can see the 42nd Street crossing the 1st Avenue, but I have to scroll north for a couple of others to see another street name appearing, which is, for instance, the 50th street) Why do I have this problem? Why won't google maps let me save a map with a higher resolution ? 0 Reply  3 L.K. D. 4 hours agoLink to comment I can't help you with this problem, but I can recommend that you use another app for offline use. I think MAPS.ME is a really good app for that, you can download whole countries and it doesn't take up much space it also supports offline search and navigation, along with information about many places. 0 Reply  2 jenes sutha 11 months agoLink to comment I can't install Google play services pls help me installing time this msg ( incompatible with same shared users I'd) please help how to I install?.... 0 Reply  6 Robin Scully 11 months agoLink to comment Google Maps is also the default GPS system for the new Android phone, making it an attractive, convenient alternative to the traditional GPS device. 0 Reply  33 Kris Carlon  ADMIN  STAFF Jul 15, 2014Link to comment OsmAnd also does offline navigation and even search if I'm not mistaken. 0 Reply  14 Saem Sarguroh Jul 15, 2014Link to comment Sygic provides offline navigation if I am not wrong. You can try that. 0 Reply  36 Philipp Junghannß (My1)Jul 15, 2014Link to comment I have navigator, free AND offline, but not rly fast... Lafs everywhere, but better than nothing...  Also Kris if this is gonna be an evergreen (and since there is no update, it certainly is one) it probably should be marked as such... 0 Reply  26 Scott Adam Gordon ADMIN  STAFF  Jul 16, 2014Link to comment Hi Philipp,  When we update an article, as I did here because the old article didn't make sense with the current Google Maps version, we are no longer creating a new post with a new title. This is so that the site doesn't end up with one up-to-date Maps article and a dozen other outdated ones. 0 Reply  3 L.K. D. 4 hours agoLink to comment I use for offline maps, you can download full countries and it will take up just a little amount of space (China takes up only about 100MB of space). the app also supports offline navigation, but I use BE-ON-ROAD GPS navigation for that, it's a really good offline GPS, completely free. The maps take up a bigger space, though, and some countries have not been added yet. 0 Reply  6 Timothy Cremeans Jul 15, 2014Link to comment Google maps is an app that is used by millions of users across the world and are a preferred map app used by smartphone users. The features like dynamic re-routing, reporting of incidents and live traffic updates will benefit travelers largely.  ***Admin edit: links are forbidden 0 Reply  26 Scott Adam Gordon ADMIN  STAFF  Jul 15, 2014Link to comment Thanks for letting us know(!) 0 Reply  2 Joe Balbona 4 weeks agoLink to comment But none of those features are available offline. 0 Reply  5 Ranjeesh Jul 14, 2014Link to comment This looks like a tedious process to me.  The easier way to save a map is: 1. Tap and hold the region you want to save. 2. It'll load and show an address or as 'Dropped pin'. 3. Now tap on the address and you get the option to save the map for offline use. 4. You can pan and resize the map as you like now and save it. 0 Reply  26 Scott Adam Gordon ADMIN  STAFF  Jul 15, 2014Link to comment Great tip I'll include it in the article :) 1 Ranjeesh Reply SHOW ALL COMMENTS WRITE A COMMENT! Things to do on AndroidPIT MAGAZINE – Current Android newsAPPS – Find new apps for your smartphoneDEALS – Save money on the best Android gear, accessories and softwareHARDWARE – Android hardware reviews, tips and newsFORUM – Join in with the world's largest Android community AndroidPIT International AndroidPIT Follow us: Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube RSS-Feed Home Developers AdvertiseRequest a test report Jobs StaffAbout us Site notice Terms & ConditionsHelp

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