How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

googlemapsoffline - How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android
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When Google revamped the look of Google Maps for iOS and Android, users were upset about the lack of traditional features. Some users were so upset, the option of reverting to a much older versionof the app was the answer.

With Google’s announcement today, Google Maps is finally starting to gain some of the beloved features that were once left out. One such feature is proper Offline Mode. While there was a method for caching offline maps in prior versions of Google Maps, it was less than intuitive.

The new version streamlines the process of not only saving a section for offline use, but for accessing said sections later when you’re without a connection.

The process is identical on both iOS and Android.

  • First, you’ll need to install the update. The iOS version is now at 3.0, while Android is at 8.0. Android users who aren’t seeing the update right away should keep checking back. Google likes to slowly release Android updates.

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