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How to download offline maps on iPhone and Android

Want to download offline maps on iPhone and Android? This method works on new and old iPhone’s with minor changes. before the area and size of the offline map downloading was restricted to very small size. Now you can download much bigger areas (cities and countries) on google maps.

In order to reach a new destination or location, taking the help of maps on your android phones or iPhone is the first thing. And if a condition arises, your android phone or iPhone internet connection is down and your mobile phone is offline, then you will not be able to access google maps. 

By using Google Maps – offline navigation maps on your apple iPhone devices like 11, 11 Pro, 12 pro, plus, iPad, iPod touch or android devices you can access route information, but you can’t search directions in the offline mode.

There is one advantage that when you save a city map or a street map offline on your android or iOS device it takes very less space. So, if you have a low memory, you don’t have to worry at all. 

Google maps still provides the Save Offline map feature to save a city or District map. But the functionality seems to be very limited. Just see this article to save Google maps offline on your iPhone:

There are many applications available in iPhone app store and android app store, which provides offline access to maps. Apps like:

  1. HERE offline navigation, maps, traffic, Public transport app (Nokia Corporation).
  2. Google maps.
  3. MAPS ME (Offline map with routing and city guide),
  4. City maps.
  5. Offline Maps.

How to Download and use google offline maps on iOS

Follow the below steps to know how to use Google Maps offline mode on iPhone, Android.?

STEP 1: Make sure that google maps app on your android or iPhone is up-to-date, you can check this by going in to your phone’s android store or apple app store.

STEP 2: Make sure that your android or iPhone device is connected to internet while saving an offline map on your device.

STEP 3: Open Google maps and sign in to your google account. If you don’t have a google account, create one

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Search google maps using Pin code or just enter the name for offline downloading on google maps

STEP 4: Go to the search box and type any city or area name you want offline and enter search. After this in the google maps at the bottom, tap the name or address of the place. or Tap on 3 dots . Sometimes you have to scroll up the below given map and the download option will appear.

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Swipe up the directions and you will see a Download sign or sometimes 3 dots sign, just press it and save maps oflline.

STEP 5: You can also pinch in or pinch out to select the map area you want to save offline on your android or iPhone devices like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 pro, iPad, iPod touch.

STEP 6: After, you have selected the area of the map to save it offline and tapped the save button, google maps will ask you to give a name to your saved offline map.

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Select the map area and download google maps offline on your iPhone or android phone

STEP 7: Now your offline map is ready to use. You can use it any time and you can also add more offline maps. Google maps app offline.

Google maps will allow you to save 50km * 50km offline map, if the map area is bigger than that google map will ask you to save a smaller area. The number of google offline maps you can save on your android or iPhone devices like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 pro, iPad, iPod touch is 30. 

Note: Now you can save much larger area of around 1.5 GB.

Google Maps’s latest update on iOS offers a powerful new offline mapping.


Except Nokia here navigation maps app, all other apps does provide offline navigation but with limited features or with In-app purchases offer. So Nokia HERE navigation maps for your android phone or iPhone is the best option for using offline map and navigation. 

By using Nokia HERE – offline navigation maps on your android or apple iPhone devices like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 pro, iPad, iPod touch you can access route information, addresses, traffic, Public Transport and many more features. Nokia HERE – offline navigation also has many other offline features and can easily outdo any other app in this category. How to Download and  use offline maps on iOS, Android.

Some Features for offline navigation maps on your android or Apple iPhone (iOS) devices:

  • It provides you voice-guided offline and online navigation on your android and apple iPhone.
  • Covers more than 100 countries worldwide USA, UK, Canada, Italy, Australia, Germany, India, China and many more with full guided offline navigation and public transport features.
  • Real-time traffic guidance over 40 countries.
  • More than 900 cities included worldwide with public transport guidance.
  • You can save and access maps offline on your android devices and apple iPhone devices like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 pro.

How to save maps offline on android:

STEP 1: Go to > Apple iTunes store > Download Nokia Here maps. If you are using android phone then Go to > google play store and download Here maps.

STEP 2: Install it on your android or iPhone (device whatever you are using).

STEP 3: Open Nokia HERE – offline navigation maps on your mobile phone.

STEP 4: The app will ask you to login or signup. Just follow the instructions and create your account.

STEP 5: On the top left or right near search tab Click on menu icon to open a new tab.

STEP 6: Click on download maps to see offline maps for countries.

STEP 7: Click on the region for which you need offline map and navigation.

STEP 8: Tap on download icon to download offline map of your country or city on your android device or apple iOS devices.

NOTE: You can also download single city map or a whole region map

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