You can soon start using Google Maps offline, once again!

Most of you must have saved Google Maps for offline use in the past, but then Google removed that feature from its apps. Earlier this year, the search giant announced during Google I/O 2015 that it would bring back the option to save maps for offline use with an update to Google Maps.

How To Save Google Maps For Offline Use Android

Today, it has done so, and you can now save an area on Google Maps for offline usage where you know that there won’t be cellular connectivity. The update is rolling out for Android users now, and an iOS update will be released in the future.

This feature was available 2-3 years ago, and then Google brought it back. This goes on to say that it is destined to stick around, especially since Google started focussing markets like India and some other developing nations where cellular connectivity isn’t consistent. To use this feature, you’ll need to update the Google Maps app to the latest version (which is rolling out now). When you search for an area or a city, click on the search result, and download the area by pressing the ‘Download’ button in the information page.


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November 12, 2015 9:29 am 9:29 AM
Google Maps is very much user friendly, but when it comes to offline maps, Nokia Here Maps stands out tall. Here gives options to download Map for a Country or even a state. We can plan in advance to download the map of the place we are going to visit. Moreover Here Maps Navigation, provides Speed Limit info as well (in US). In fact it is so accurate, we can see the Speed Limit changes on screen, the very moment we cross the Speed Limit board on a Road. But Here maps lacks in identifying the best possible routes in… Read more »
November 12, 2015 6:28 am 6:28 AM

Awesome, this was my favourite feature in GMaps till they removed it. Glad to have it back!!!

Madhan Kumar
November 11, 2015 10:58 pm 10:58 PM

Glad that they bought it back!