Hundreds of explorers and geographers had spent thousands of years to unravel the world as we see it today. It has taken decades of exploration and multitudes of hard work to chalk out the terrains of our entire earth as we see it now. Maps and direction chart has been around for hundreds of years, but Google Maps has been able to take this geographical knowledge and experience to another level.
Now the entire world has come to rest on the palm of your hand, with just a click required to set the roads flowing. Google Map has been one of the benchmark technological advancements of all times. Now there is hardly any chance to get lost no matter in whichever part of the world you reside in. Turn on the internet, search the Map and get your direction in a span of seconds.
For many the Google Maps come as a life saviour, but what about the time when there is no internet connection anywhere to be found? From now, never allow yourself to be handicapped by such snags and allow the Maps to direct your path even when you’re offline. You just need to save your maps and browse or check them whenever you need them, even without internet connection.
Here are given the steps of how you can access Google Maps offline and save precious time. But this service is just available on devices which run on Android and iOS platforms.
- Sign in to your Google Account
- Type ‘OK Maps’ and click the search button.
- You will see a dialogue box called ‘Save this map?’ appearing at the top.
- If you want you can zoom in or zoom out or move the map to select the area you want to save.
- Only the area on the screen which you select gets saved and nothing else. And just like a screenshot you zoom in later, whenever you want.
- Now, hit the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the screen.
- A dialogue box will then appear, asking you to enter a name for the saved map.
- Enter a name to facilitate you in future and finally hit ‘Save’.
Now, whenever you want to access your saved maps, you just need to click the ‘person’ icon near the search bar which will redirect you to your own profile. From there you can view the maps you have saved even when offline. There are also options to rename the maps, whenever you feel the need.
To access this feature, you need to upgrade to Google Maps Version 8 on your Android device or Google Maps Version 3 on your iOS device. The only limitation that one may face is that it will not allow you to save a large area and will duly warn you by terming it as ‘too large’. One can save a map for up to 30 days, after which she again needs to download the map to save it for a further time.
So now, start saving the maps you want and facilitate yourself in the journey towards your destination, even without your internet connection on.