For the most part, the Google Maps Android app helps you navigate to your destination with no issues.
Yet once your 3G internet connection isn’t steady it can get irritating quickly.
You either sit tight for a while, and wait for Google Maps to get map information or, in case you’re totally off the grid, nothing happens.
Google needed to create a better way to utilize Maps in zones with spotty 3G connectivity.
To fix this, Google declared that starting now and into the foreseeable future, you can explore use Google Maps both online and disconnected.
You can download a region in Maps and when you lose connectivity on your cellphone, it will switch to the “offline map” flawlessly.
This works with turn-by-turn route navigation, and you can even see valuable spot data (opening hours, contact information …).
How to download the maps for offline use
There are two ways to download a map or region in Google Maps:
- Scan for a city, state or nation. Once the map is fully loaded, Pull up the base and after that press “Download”. Now you can confirm the region or area you need to download for offline use. Once that is done, press “Download” once more.
- Another way is to access the “Disconnected Areas”- portion of the Google Maps menu, by pressing the “+” button.
Once your map is fully downloaded, Google Maps will consequently change to disconnected mode and utilize the downloaded maps whenever you don’t have 3G or a Wifi connection.