How to Using Google Maps Offline?

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Google Maps is a versatile navigation and mapping tool that finds the speediest route. When you don’t have a good internet connection navigating through places can be tough, but Google Maps Offline can help you. It helps you to download maps and use them without any internet connection.

In this blog post, we will discuss an easy step-by-step guide for using Google Maps offline.

  1. Download Offline Maps

    Open the Google Maps app on your smartphone. Then search for the places you need to travel to. To enter the name of the city or area you want to download use the search bar. Get the offline maps menu by tapping your profile picture, then select “Offline maps”. Select the area to download by tapping “Select your map” or choose from the suggested areas if applicable. To save the map for offline use tap “Download”.

  2. Update, Or Delete Offline Maps

    Offline maps expire especially within 15 days, so it is important to update the maps. Google Maps will notify you when an update is needed and Google Maps may try an automatic update when connected to Wi-Fi. You can also update maps manually by going to “Offline maps” and tapping “Update” to keep your maps up-to-date.

    To free up storage space you can delete Google Maps offline data by going to your profile icon Offline maps, then tap on the three-dot menu icon next to the map you want to delete, and select “Delete.” Confirm by selecting Yes.

  3. Using Offline Maps

    Use Automatically

    After you download an area or update Google Maps use the app. When you enter an area with no internet connectivity it will automatically switch to the offline maps you’ve downloaded.

    Search and Navigate
    You can search for locations and navigate within the downloaded area by entering your destination in the search bar. Google Maps will use the offline data to provide directions that you need.

Tips for Using Offline Maps

  • While using offline maps you need to plan to download offline maps for all the areas you want to visit before your trip. This step is important for rural or remote areas with poor internet connectivity.
  • Maximize Coverage by downloading overlapping areas if you’re traveling through regions that may extend beyond a single map’s coverage.
  • Offline maps can take up significant storage space. So periodically optimize storage to manage your offline maps by updating or deleting those you no longer need.
  • Use Wi-Fi and download maps over a Wi-Fi connection to avoid using up your mobile data.

Read More: How To Add Multiple Destinations And Customize Your Route Using Google Maps

Disadvantages of Offline Maps

  • Storage Space: It can take up a lot of storage space on your phone, so It’s a good idea to delete the offline maps you no longer need once you’re done using them. You can update, delete, or edit the name of your saved offline maps in the Offline Maps menu.
  • Name Your Maps: Edit the names of your maps to avoid confusion and for quick and easy selection when you are out and about.
  • Update Google Maps: Make sure you update your maps before heading out to get the most recent data for that area because most downloaded maps expire after 15 days and will auto-delete, as Google Maps is constantly updating its data.
  • Offline Features: Not every feature of Google Maps will be available offline and some areas in the world are not available to download offline. So make sure to plan, just in case.

Final Thoughts

Google Maps provides great location information, detailed directions, real-time traffic updates, and estimated arrival times. It also offers features to enhance the overall travel experience.

If your business comprises delivery operations consider checking out our product Zeo Route Planner our route planning and fleet management solution that can streamline last-mile delivery and optimize delivery operations.

Schedule a free demo to learn more.

In This Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join our newsletter

Get our latest updates, expert articles, guides and much more in your inbox!

    By subscribing, you agree to receive emails from Zeo and to our privacy policy.

    Zeo Blogs

    Explore our blog for insightful articles, expert advice, and inspiring content that keeps you informed.

    Drawing Radius and Circles on Google Maps: A Complete Guide

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Efficient route planning is essential for many businesses, from logistics to catering services. Knowing the exact reach of your services

    Adding Multiple Destinations on Google Maps: Tips and Tricks

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Navigating through multiple destinations on Google Maps efficiently can be a daunting task, especially when you’re trying to optimize your

    Advanced Google Maps Tips for Route Planning, Zeo Route Planner

    Advanced Google Maps Tips for Route Planning

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Efficient route planning is more than just finding the shortest path from point A to point B for efficient travel;

    Zeo Questionnaire


    Know More

    How to Create Route?

    How do I add stop by typing and searching? Web

    Follow these steps to add a stop by typing and searching:

    • Go to Playground Page. You will find a search box in top left.
    • Type in your desired stop and it will show search results as you type.
    • Select one of the search results to add the stop to list of unassigned stops.

    How do I import stops in bulk from an excel file? Web

    Follow these steps to add stops in bulk using an excel file:

    • Go to Playground Page.
    • In top right corner you will see import icon. Press on that icon & a modal will open.
    • If you already have an excel file, press the “Upload stops via flat file” button & a new window will open up.
    • If you don’t have an existing file, you can download a sample file and input all your data accordingly, then upload it.
    • In the new window, upload your file and match the headers & confirm mappings.
    • Review your confirmed data and add the stop.

    How do I import stops from an image? Mobile

    Follow these steps to add stops in bulk by uploading an image:

    • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
    • Bottom bar has 3 icons in left. Press on image icon.
    • Select the image from gallery if you already have one or take a picture if you don’t have existing.
    • Adjust the crop for the selected image & press crop.
    • Zeo will automatically detect the addresses from the image. Press on done and then save & optimize to create route.

    How do I add a stop using Latitude and Longitude? Mobile

    Follow these steps to add stop if you have Latitude & Longitude of the address:

    • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
    • You will see a icon. Press on that icon & press on New Route.
    • If you already have an excel file, press the “Upload stops via flat file” button & a new window will open up.
    • Below search bar, select the “by lat long” option and then enter the latitude and longitude in the search bar.
    • You will see results in the search, select one of them.
    • Select additional options according to your need & click on “Done adding stops”.

    How do I add a using a QR Code? Mobile

    Follow these steps to add stop using QR Code:

    • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
    • You will see a icon. Press on that icon & press on New Route.
    • Bottom bar has 3 icons in left. Press on QR code icon.
    • It will open up a QR Code scanner. You can scan normal QR code as well as FedEx QR code and it will automatically detect address.
    • Add the stop to route with any additional options.

    How do I delete a stop? Mobile

    Follow these steps to delete a stop:

    • Go to Zeo Route Planner App and open On Ride page.
    • You will see a icon. Press on that icon & press on New Route.
    • Add some stops using any of the methods & click on save & optimize.
    • From the list of stops that you have, long press on any stop that you want to delete.
    • It will open window asking you to select the stops that you want to remove. Click on Remove button and it will delete the stop from your route.