How to Save and Use Google Maps Offline on iPhone and Android Phone

Google Maps Offline Download and Use

If you have access to the internet, you can use Google maps anywhere in the world. Google Maps is available on Android and iOS powered devices including iPhone. If you have Google Maps installed on your device, then you should not have any problem in finding your way to the destination or back to your home.

As I said earlier, you need an active internet connection as Google maps completely depends on your mobile’s data connection to display maps and navigation task. Now, what if you don’t have access to the internet or if your internet connection is slow. You just can’t access Google maps or with a slow internet connection it will take lots of time for loading.

However, with the new Google Maps update you don’t need to worry about your internet connectivity anymore as you can download and save Google maps for offline use on your mobile in advance. Google map’s new Offline mode allows you to save specific areas/location of a map onto to your mobile or another device.

This tutorial will guide you on how to save Google Maps for offline use on Android and iOS running devices.

How to Save Google Maps Offline on Android and iPhone/iOS

Note: before proceeding with these steps, make sure that you have updated your Google maps to the latest available version (Download Version 8.0 for Android and Download Version 3.0 for iOS).

Step 1: Open/Run Google maps on your device.

Step 2: Search the map and find the place of which you want to save for offline use.

Step 3: Once done, tap on profile icon (besides search bar).


Step 4: Next, scroll down, find ”Save map to use offline” and tap on it.


Step 5: Now here you have the option to Zoom in to the map section you wish to save or save the entire area.

Step 6: To save this map tap on Save at the bottom of the page.

Step 7: Next, give a name to your location and click on save.

That’s all! You have successfully saved map of a particular area for offline use. This can also come in handy when you are traveling to different states, which has poor network connectivity from your operator. Do share this and leave your comments below.


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