How to Download Map for Offline Usage on Android and iOS


The days of using physical map (paper map) have gone a long time ago. Nowadays, we are very much familiar with our mobile phone, and a mobile has already replaced several physical products such as a calculator, pen and paper and now the physical map. Name a mobile platform, and you can find at least one native map application on that OS. For example, Google’s Android has Google Maps, iOS has Apple Maps, Windows Phone has Here Maps and so on. But, what if you need to use your map even when you do not have any internet connection? That would be tough for many people to get out of an unknown place. However, you can solve this problem if you can download the map for offline usage. This trick is for them, who want to download map for offline usage on Android and iOS.

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Download Map for Offline Usage on Android

Like said before, Android has an in-built map called Google Maps that helps users to navigate to every point in the world. You can find almost anything including hotels, ATM, bank, market, tourist spots, etc. on Google Maps. However, if you do not have internet connection, nothing would work correctly. To solve this issue, do follow this solution. By downloading maps from Google Maps, you can navigate from one place to another. However, this is quite difficult to find out an ATM or something like that while using offline map. To get started, at first open Google Maps on your Android mobile > tap on Menu > select Offline areas. On the next screen, you can find Custom area button. Tap on that and select DOWNLOAD NOW option. Following that, you need to choose a place that you want to download. A square box will let you define the place. Use the zoom in or zoom out to get the exact location. At last hit the DOWNLOAD button.

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Download Map for Offline Usage on iOS

Although iOS has a map called Apple Maps, it doesn’t allow users to download anything for offline usage. In that case, you can utilize the Google Maps for iOS. Google Maps is available for iOS 8.0 and later version. You can do everything on iOS as you do on Android. That implies, you can find hotels, famous places, restaurants and everything on Google Maps for iOS. As usual, the interface looks similar to the Android version. Anyway, to get started with Google Maps for iOS, at first, download it on your mobile. Like said before, you must have iOS 8.0 or later version to install it. Following that, open Google Maps > tap on Menu > select Offline areas. On the next screen, you can find a plus (+) sign. Tap on that and pick a place that you want to download. If you have a Wi-Fi connection, it would be downloaded within moments.


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For your information, both of the methods store that offline map on your mobile. That means, if you are running out of space, you may face problems to download maps for offline usage. Therefore, make sure you have enough space to download your required map.

If you want to download and use map offline on Windows Phone 10 or Windows 10 PC, you can check out this article.

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