Here is how to download offline Google Maps

Using Google maps can be a life saver if your travelling to a place you have never been to, I recently used Google maps to travel on a road trip and used it for recommendations of places to eat and drink on the trip. Thankfully my data cap is high, however, some people have lower data caps and downloading google maps for offline use is a great way to save on your data usage.

Android

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app

Google Maps
  1. Make sure you’re connected to the internet and signed in to Google Maps.

  2. Search for a place, like Cardiff.

  3. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place

and then
Download
and then
More
and then
and then

Offline maps are downloaded on your device’s internal storage by default, but you can download them on an SD card instead. If your device is on Android 6.0 or higher, you can only save an area to an SD card that’s configured for portable storage.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, insert an SD card.

  2. Open the Google Maps app

Google Maps
  1. In the top left, tap the Menu

Menu
and then
  1. In the top right, tap Settings

Settings
  1. Under “Storage preferences,” tap Device

and then

iOS

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app

Google Maps
  1. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet and signed in to Google Maps.

  2. Search for a place, like Cardiff.

  3. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place

and then
More
  1. Select Download offline map

and then

After you download a map, use the Google Maps app just like you normally would. If your Internet connection is slow or absent, Google Maps will use your offline maps to give you directions.

Note: You can get driving directions offline, but not transit, bicycling, or walking directions. In your driving directions, you won’t have traffic info, alternate routes, or lane guidance.

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