Nowadays, most of the people are using Smart phones. By default all Android devices will be having Google maps App. But, the problem is many users are still unaware of how to make best use of Google map App even in offline mode. Sometimes, while you are travelling outside cities where data connection is sparse, you won’t feel much ideal. The good news is that you can use Google Map App even if you are offline. Here is how to use Google Maps in offline mode.
First of all, if your Android device does not have Google Map App, download it from the Play Store. Then you will get free maps and directions. But, when you are offline, how to make best use of Google Map App? Do not worry; it is very easy and simple now to make usage of Google Map App even in the offline mode. The procedure to use Google Map in offline mode is mentioned in detail below:
Step 1: Just open Google maps on your device and use the search box for searching the area that you want to have in offline.
Step 2: As soon as you enter an area that you want to search, you will see zoomed view of that particular location. If the view of the map is in Landscape mode, then touch the bar at the bottom, which shows the name of the place. If the map is in portrait mode, then just skip this step.
Step 3: Then, just tap the menu button at the top of the screen and select “Download offline area” from the popup menu.
Step 4: In the next step, just tap on “Save Offline Map” option.
Step 5: Google Map App, will now ask you to pan and zoom to select an area that you want to download. Smaller the area, happier the App will be. If you try to do too much, then the App will ask you to zoom closer.