[Android Tips] Make Google Maps available offline

rikkkurdrikkkurd United statesPosts: 318 ✭✭

Google maps has now the option to make the map available without data connection. This is great when you are abroad or only use WiFi without a data plan, or just want to safe data for areas you navigate around often.

simply go to the settings menu in google maps,


click on offline areas and download the map, it will automatically estimate the file size.


The map will expire after a certain period, most often a month.

But if you need the storage space earlier you can simply delete the map.



  • jtzmax7jtzmax7 Bridgeport, USAPosts: 1,145

    Thanks so much for this I had no idea! It's going to be nice now for when I leave for the cape in a week I don't have to destroy all my data. Thanks!!!!

  • rikkkurdrikkkurd United statesPosts: 318 ✭✭

    You are welcome that's why we are here!

  • hollaphollap United StatesPosts: 8,377 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    What's nice is they give you a warning when the map is about to expire, and you have the option to keep it.  This is a great tip, ​!

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