Saving Google Maps for offline use

Pre-loading Google MapDoesn’t it always seem like you lose cell phone service when you need directions the most? If you plan ahead, you can download the maps you need on your phone just in case you lose service.

  • Open up Google maps on your iPhone/Android phone (make sure it’s upgraded to the latest version).
  • Zoom in on the map area you’d like to save for offline viewing.
  • Type ‘ok maps’ into the search bar and hit the search button. Instead of searching the map for those words, Google Maps will download all the map data currently on your screen.
  • When you open the same area on your map with no internet connection later, you should still be able to view it!