Most of the people are under a misbelief that the navigation tools can only be used when you are online. However, this is not the truth. One the most important and popular navigation tool Google Maps can be used online as well as offline.
Accessing offline navigation on Google Maps
- In order to access offline navigation, you will require a working internet connection for the initial steps. Turn on your mobile data or Wi-Fi.
- Download the Google Maps application from the Play store on Android or App Store on your iOS device.
- Create or sign in to your Google Account.
- Go to the Google Maps app, and turn on your location if it isn’t on already.
- On the left corner to the Google Maps, the will be an option of the offline area, which consists of the maps already downloaded. Use the add button to add a map. Search for the city you want to download the map for. The app will show you the map of this particular area. Click the download button to download this map.
- The next time you want to navigate any area under the map you downloaded you can excess the app and navigate without going online.
- You can add/remove the map of any area in the Offline Maps section whenever required.
- You can also rename the area of the downloaded map.
- Usually, these offline maps expire within 15 days but once you connect to the Internet these maps are updated by the Google Maps automatically.
- You can similarly download maps offline based on the locations you are likely to visit in the future. These trips could come from Gmail, Google Trips, Hangouts, and other places. You will see offline maps you can download under “Recommended maps.“
Follow these steps and access offline navigation whenever you step outside.