Friday, June 2, 2023

GPS Google Maps: can you use this mode without an internet connection?

For a long time, Google Maps has become the perfect tool for people who want to plan their trips in a timely manner and thus avoid getting lost due to improvisation.

And the fact is that, through Maps, it is enough to enter the application for the user’s system to be in charge of directing the route. The development of this instrument was so precise that today it not only designates displacement, but also report additional details such as stops, tolls, detours, approximate distance and time, traffic status, among others.

By virtue of its qualities, Google Maps is also perfect for tourists, as it allows them to locate and plan their routes when they arrive in an unfamiliar city. In addition, the tool includes a function for planning routes using the public transport of the place where you are at that moment.

Undoubtedly, the advantages provided by Google Maps can be decisive when detailed, It has a key condition: it requires an internet connection.

For those who have mobile data, it is easier to access Google Maps, however, there are those who only hang out in places with free Wi-Fi. It will be very useful to have your link.

Google Maps allows you to view electronic maps when there is no internet connection. – Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images

How to use Google Maps without internet connection?

It is possible that users, for X or Y reasons, do not have mobile data and do not have access to a Wi-Fi network. Starting from this release, Google offers the option of accessing Maps services without connecting to the Internet.

“If you want to go to a place where the Internet connection is slow, mobile data is expensive or cannot be connected; You can save your map or map so you can use it”, Google points out on its support page.

However, it also states that the online map is not available in some countries due to contractual limitations, language support, electronic formats, among other reasons.

Google maps logo

Google Maps provides an immersive experience in various cities around the world from your mobile device. – Photo: SOPA Images / LightRocket via Gett

Save step maps on your device or SD card;

  • Open the Google Maps app.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet at the moment and access the application.
  • Search for a place of interest to drop a map.
  • At the bottom, click on the name or address of the location, click on ‘More’ > ‘Download offline map’.
  • In case you have searched for a site like a restaurant or other commercial correction, click on ‘More’ > ‘offline map’ > ‘Download’.
  • By default, offline files are downloaded to the device’s internal storage, but they can also be transferred to the SD card.

    “In case your device uses Android 6.0 or later, just save the space on the SD card and set it to portable storage. For more information on how to configure your card, ask your phone manufacturer for help,” Google says.

    These steps are;

  • On your Android phone or tablet, insert the SD card.
  • Open the Google Maps app.
  • Click on the profile picture or the initial letters of the name and then the “Maps Online” option.
  • At the top right click on ‘Options’.
  • In ‘Storage Options’, select ‘SD Card Device’.
  • Google maps logo

    Although Google Maps allows you to download maps, some details that are updated in real time (such as traffic conditions) are no longer available. – Photo: Anadolu Agency

    Once the area is downloaded, it can be accessed using the Google Maps app as usual. In case the internet connection is slow or unavailable; The maps will be valid offline, as long as the entire path is downloaded within the map.

    Although a drop-down menu is an option on the table, Google indicates that instructions on how to get there by public transport, bicycle or foot are not available online.

    Similarly, on car or motorcycle roads, traffic information, alternate routes, and lane guidance will also not be available.

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