No internet? No problem! You can still use Google Maps even if you are not connected to the internet. On this post, we teach you how. Not a lot of people know about this, but Google has added a nifty little “offline” feature that enables you to download a map of a specific area.
This is perfect if you mostly stay in one city and, although confined in said part of the metro, you plan on visiting every nook you haven’t seen yet.
Here’s how you do it:
- Search for the area you’d like to save offline from the “Search here” text box. For example, Taguig City.
- Pull up from the bottom of the screen to access additional options.
- Tap “Download.”
- Select the area you’d like to download by zooming in or out. Larger the area, the more space it’ll take up.
- Hit the Download button to start saving the area offline.
- Once the area is saved, you’ll be able to use navigation options and look up locations even when you’re offline as long as they’re in that particular area.
It is worth to note that you may need to update the download file every month or so as Maps always make updates. Walking and public transportation instructions will not work offline, sadly, as these use an internet connection to work.
Take it for a spin!