How to navigate offline in Google maps
Now you can navigate offline without Internet connection in google maps
Google just announced to offer navigation and search facility in offline maps too.
Google has given very useful and magnificent service to navigate offline.It is very useful for the people who are going for holidays or for business tours frequently.It can also be used by all the people on daily basis for their navigation requirements.
previously when we used to go to some unknown cities,we used to download map of that particular city for our offline navigation.But that downloaded maps is just like a paper map,there are no difference between them.But now the latest downloaded maps comes with the digital map advantages.But now the situation has changed completely.Google just announced to offer navigation and search facility in offline maps too.
This facility is very useful where the net connections are too slow,expensive and frequent connection problems.
When you are downloading offline maps you will get message of downloading map of around 150-200mb,but don’t worry when you actual download,it will be very less say up to 30-50 mb depending upon the size of download,for that you must have free space in your smart phone otherwise you won’t be able to download it.
So now you can search petrol pump,bank,restaurants, near your location and you will also get full detailed view of the way to reach your destination.If you are going by car you will get advantage of live navigations too.so when you start using your Google map in offline mode you will get through your route as in when you are progressing towards your destination.The most important use is if any way by chance you picked a wrong route then you will also be directed to your original route in offline mode only.
The only thing you won’t get in offline mode is the traffic data.
Steps for how to start navigation in offline mode in Google maps.
- Open your net connection & sign in to Google map (if you are using gmail then don’t worry sign in with the same ID and password)
- Write the city name of your choice & when your chosen city appears zoom in to download less data MB
- Now click on your chosen city inside the map which is in BOLD
- Click the download link,it will show you the amount of data being downloaded(if u want to reduce more area you can again go back and zoom in and reduce the area to be downloaded)
- now click on download to start downloading.
Now you can easily navigate the way you want and reach your destination easily.
According to recent and latest updates of Google Maps,now you can store offline maps in your data card too
You can do it so by going in settings of your google map and can transfer the data to your SD CARD