Google Maps is one of the most popular service as used by many of us to get to different places or when you walk around in a new city, but if you’re traveling to a place where weakens the Internet connection, or it will be the phone data is expensive, or you can not connect to the Internet, You can save an area of Google Maps on your phone or tablet and use it while offline.
How to download a region map for use offline:
Note: You can save maps on your mobile device or SD card; if you change the way you save maps, you’ll need to download the map again.
- Open the Google Maps app on your Android phone or tablet.
- Make sure you are connected to the Internet
- Search for the place or city to which you are going, a preview of the area will then be displayed, including the amount of storage space you need to download data on your device. You can change the area by searching for others.
- At the bottom of the screen, click the name of the place or city you searched for and click the Download button.
If you’re looking for a place like a restaurant, for example, click More and then Download offline area and start the download process.
How to save offline maps to an SD card:
Maps offline are downloaded to your device’s internal storage by default, but you can download them to your SD card instead. If your device is running Android 6 or higher, you will not be able to save an area on an SD card unless it is formatted as a portable storage device.
- Insert the SD card into your Android phone or tablet.
- Open the Google Maps app.
- At the top left of the screen, tap Menu and Maps offline.
- Then click on the settings gear at the top right of the screen.
- Under Storage options, press the SD card option.
Use maps offline:
Once you’ve downloaded a region, use the Google Maps app as you used it to get directions, find directions, find geographic locations, and if your Internet connection is slow or unavailable, you can use Google Maps without an Internet connection to give you directions.