How to Download Offline Maps on Google Maps

Google Maps allows you to download offline maps on your smartphone. You can access Google Maps data for a specific area with offline maps even when there’s no internet connection.

Offline maps work almost the same way they would if you were online. A few features remain functional, but some aren’t available.

Features available on Google Maps offline:

  • Driving directions
  • Location search

Features that are not available on Google Maps offline:

  • Live traffic info
  • Alternate routes
  • Walking directions
  • Biking directions
  • Lane guidance
  • Transit directions

Follow these steps to download offline maps on Google Maps.

  1. Launch Google Maps on your phone or tablet.

    Google Maps app
    Launch Google Maps.
  2. Navigate to, or search for the location you want to save offline. Then, tap on your initials or profile picture at the top right of the screen.

    Name or profile picture
    Tap on your initial or profile picture
  3. Tap on Offline maps from the list of options.

    Offline maps under name or profile picture
    Tap on offline maps
  4. Tap on SELECT YOUR OWN MAP

    Select your own map
    Tap on SELECT YOUR OWN MAP
  5. A confirmation screen will come up to download the map area. You can adjust the coverage area and make it larger or smaller.

    Offline Map coverage area adjustment
    Adjust the offline map coverage area
  6. Tap on the download button at the bottom of the screen after adjusting the coverage area. The screen will also show the estimated download size at the bottom of the screen.
    Download button for offline maps
    Tap on the download button

    A “Downloading offline maps” popup will show on your notification menu. This popup displays the download progress of the offline map.

    Download progress of the offline map
    Offline maps download progress.

    You will be notified once the download is completed.

    Offline maps download complete
    Offline map download complete notification

    You can now use the downloaded maps offline.

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