One of the most reliable and convenient navigation services is Google Maps. This service has made traveling in unknown places safe and easy. But what bugs the most about this service is that it requires internet connection. This service requires pretty solid internet connection and in areas with no cellular coverage it will be of no use. Thankfully, you can use Google Maps offline . Do you want to know how to do that? The solution is quite simple. Save the maps and view them later offline. Here is how you can save maps to later use Google Map offline
How Google Maps offline access works
First of all, search for and find your destination on the map. You can see the save button in the middle of the screen. But this feature only saves the destination not the map. What you have to do is to tap on the setting button (three dots on top right corner of the screen) and choose ‘Download offline area’. Then you can zoom in or out to select your specific area. After you have chosen your desirable area, name your map so that you won’t have difficulties finding it later.
Limitations of Google Maps offline
The area that you can download is pretty large (as wide as a city) but this massive lot of information takes up a lot of storage on your phone. So, if you haven’t got much storage space on your phone, make sure to save the map on your SD card. To do that simply go to Menu > Offline Areas > Settings > Storage Preferences and switch “Device” to “SD card”.
Another important point that you need to consider is that the maps are valid for 30 days. And the reason is that towns and cities tend to change a lot these days. So after 30 days your maps will automatically be deleted. However, this is not a big concern. You only need to go to Offline Maps settings and activate automatic updates. So Google Map automatically updates the offline maps before they expire.
Also, remember that some the features of Google Map will not be available in offline maps. You won’t receive information such as bike routes and walking directions but you can easily navigate and look for addresses.
How to track someone on a GPS map
There are times when you need to find where your loved ones exactly are. You may need to know their whereabouts at a specific time. This can be done by installing parental control apps on their devices. Most of parental control apps are equipped with GPS tracker which allows you to find the location of your target device on a google map.