How to Use Google Maps Offline – TIME

The moment your phone reads “No service,” Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you’ve saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you’re stuck without reception. The process is identical on both iOS and Android. Before we dive into the process, take a moment to visit the App Store on your iOS device, or the Play store on your Android device and check for any available updates for Google Maps.

Key Takeaways:

  • Google Maps allows you to download maps of certain areas and neighborhoods to your phone so that they can be accessed offline.
  • It’s important to note that you will need to be connected to the Internet in order to save these maps to your device.
  • But once they’ve been downloaded, you’ll be able to access them anytime, whether your phone is online or offline.

“To get the most out of Google Maps, you’ll need to make sure you have a reliable Internet connection. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to use the navigation app in dead zones.”