11 November 2015

Turn by turn navigation in Google Maps - offline

Google Maps is going to have more features even when it is offline.

"Whereas before you could simply view an area of the map offline, now you can get turn-by-turn driving directions, search for specific destinations, and find useful information about places, like hours of operation, contact information or ratings," said Amanda Bishop, Product Manager, Google, in a blog post.

"By default, we’ll only download areas to your device when you are on a Wi-Fi connection to prevent large data fees."

The first set of offline improvements will be seen in the latest version of Google Maps on Android, and then on iOS. More offline features are planned.


Download an area for offline use by searching for a city, county or country, for instance, and tapping "Download" on the resulting place sheet, or by going to "Offline Areas" in the Google Maps menu and tapping on the “+” button. Once downloaded, Google Maps will move into offline mode automatically as required.

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