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Download areas & navigate offline

You can save an area from Google Maps to your phone or tablet and use it when you're offline.

Tip: You’re unable to download offline maps in some countries or regions because of contractual limitations, language support, address formats, or other reasons.

Download a map to use offline

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Make sure you're connected to the Internet and not in Incognito mode.
  3. Search for a place, like San Francisco.
  4. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place and then tap More .
  5. Select Download offline map and then Download.

Use offline maps

After you download an area, use the Google Maps app just like you normally would. If your internet connection is slow or absent, your offline maps will guide you to your destination.

Tip: Transit, bicycling, or walking directions are unavailable offline. In your offline driving directions, you can’t get traffic info, alternate routes, or lane guidance.

Manage offline maps

Find a list of your offline maps
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Offline maps.

You can select your own map to download, or view maps you've already downloaded.

Delete offline maps
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Offline maps.
  3. Tap the map you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete.
Rename areas you've downloaded for offline use
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Offline maps.
  3. Select an area.
  4. In the top right, tap Edit Edit.
  5. Update the area name and tap Save.
Update offline maps

Offline maps that you downloaded on your phone or tablet must be updated before they expire. When your offline maps expire in 15 days or less, Google Maps tries to update the area automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi.

If your offline maps aren’t automatically updated, you can update them by following the steps below.

From the notification

  1. In the "Update offline maps" notification, tap Update Now.
  2. Tap the expired or expiring area on the list.
  3. Tap Update.

From anywhere else

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Offline maps.
  3. On the list, tap the expired or expiring map.
  4. Tap Update.
Find maps based on your upcoming trips
You can also download offline maps based on places you're going to in the future. These trips can come from Gmail, Google Trips, Hangouts, and other places. You can find offline maps to download under "Recommended maps."
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