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How to download Google Maps – PC Advisor

As consumers increasingly find themselves limited on data due to shared data plans and excessive bandwidth requirements of websites, they can easily find themselves stuck without access to Google Maps, a major feature used on many phones. This article will tell you how to download apps ahead of time, which can be done on your own, hotel, or public wifi to save your precious mobile data.

Key Takeaways:

  • Phones are great for navigating thanks to their GPS, but map data can soon rack up large bills. But the good news is that you can download Google maps and use them to navigate with no Wi-Fi or 3G / 4G connection.
  • You download the map for a locale directly onto your smartphone. Obviously you’ll want to do this before you set off, as a large map could eat into your data plan and of course the reason you’re downloading it is that you might not have a signal or mobile where you’re going.
  • Navigating your offline maps is exactly the same as if you were online. Simply tap the turn arrow in the blue circle near the bottom of the map and search for your destination in the search bar. You can get driving directions from your current position – or you can choose a different starting address.

“We all take our phones on holiday, but most of us have to pay for mobile data abroad. Phones are great for navigating thanks to their GPS, but map data can soon rack up large bills. But the good news is that you can download Google maps and use them to navigate with no Wi-Fi or 3G / 4G connection.”

https://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/mobile-phone/download-google-maps-offline-navigate-3629702/