Your Android tablet follows you anywhere – sadly Wi-Fi cannot do the same. We cannot give you Wi-Fi everywhere you are, so at the very least we can show you how to use Google Maps without an Internet connection!
Yes, it’s true: Google Maps is functional offline as well as online. The trick is creating and then saving the maps that you will need.
Six steps to offline-map-saving are below. The original article includes images with each step: read it by by clicking here.
- Search for a location.
- Select the white info log on the bottom of your screen and scroll down. You’ll see ‘Save map to use offline’ at the bottom.
- Google Maps will prompt you with the option ‘Save this map?’ Touch ‘Save’ at the bottom of the screen.
- Name the map (the original article confused the order of this and the next step)
- A loading bar will appear while Google Maps saves the map to your device.
- To see the offline map, go to your profile. There will be a list of saved offline maps.
Looking for your profile? Highlighted inside the red square is the icon you need: