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How to use Google Maps if you offline

How to use Google Maps if you offline Can you use Google Maps offline (photo: Unsplash)

Google Maps is one of the most useful and widely used tools for navigation. However, what if you are in an area with an unstable or no internet connection? You can't always rely on mobile data or Wi-Fi, especially when you need to find your way around an unfamiliar place, reports HT Tech.

What needs to be done

To use Google Maps offline, you need to have saved maps available. To do this, you need to enable the automatic saving of maps in the Google Maps application on your mobile device:

  • Open the Google Maps app on your device

  • Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner of the screen to open the side menu

  • Select Options and then Offline Maps

  • In this section, you can select the zone you want to save. You can download maps by country, region or city

  • Click the Download button when you have selected the zone you want to save

How to use Google Maps even if you don't have internet access

How to use Google Maps without the Internet (gif: Google Blog)

Maps can take up a lot of space on your device, so make sure you have enough free space on your device. Also, the maps may take some time to load, so do so in advance.

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