[Android Tip] Pokémon Go! Prevent battery and data plan drainage

rikkkurdrikkkurd United statesPosts: 318 ✭✭

Pokemon go uses the google maps api to create the map you are using, however it will redownload the map everytime you use it. By pre downloading the map via wifi you safe a lot of data in your data plan and reduce battery usage of the pokemon go app significantly.

To download an area to use offline, follow the steps below.

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app maps.
  2. Make sure you're connected to the Internet andsigned in to Google Maps.
  3. Search for a place, like San Francisco.
  4. At the bottom, tap the bar that has the name of the place you searched. If you search for a place like a restaurant, tap More three vertical dots.
  5. Select Download .

Tip: The biggest size for an offline area is 120,000 square kilometers. If you try to save a bigger area, you'll be asked to zoom in to a smaller area.

Source: Download areas and navigate offline - Google Maps Help


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