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.
- Launch Google Maps on your phone or tablet.
- 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.
- Tap on Offline maps from the list of options.
- Tap on SELECT YOUR OWN MAP
- A confirmation screen will come up to download the map area. You can adjust the coverage area and make it larger or smaller.
- 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.
A “Downloading offline maps” popup will show on your notification menu. This popup displays the download progress of the offline map.
You will be notified once the download is completed.
You can now use the downloaded maps offline.