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Download areas and navigate offline

If you're going where the Internet is slow, mobile data is expensive, or you can't get online, you can save an area from Google Maps to your phone or tablet and use it when you're offline.

Note: Downloading offline maps isn't available in some regions because of contractual limitations, language support, address formats, or other reasons.

Download an area to use offline

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Make sure you're connected to the Internet and signed in to Google Maps.
  3. Search for a place, like San Francisco.
  4. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place. If you search for a place like a restaurant, tap More More.
  5. Select Download Download.

Use offline areas

After you download an area, use the Google Maps app just like you normally would. If your Internet connection is slow or absent, you'll see a lightning bolt and Google Maps will use your offline areas to give you directions.

Note: You can get driving directions offline, but not transit, bicycling, or walking directions. In your driving directions, you won't have traffic info, alternate routes, or lane guidance. You also can't modify routes like avoiding tolls or ferries.

Manage offline areas

See a list of your offline areas
  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu and then Offline areas.

Tip: You may see recommended areas like "home," "work," or "local". After tapping the area name, tap Download to download the area.

Delete offline areas
  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu and then Offline areas.
  3. Tap the area you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete.
Rename areas you’ve downloaded for offline use
  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu and then Offline areas.
  3. Select an area.
  4. In the top right, tap Edit Edit.
  5. Update the area name and tap Save.
Update offline areas

Offline areas that you downloaded on your phone or tablet need to be updated at least every 30 days. When your offline areas expire in 15 days or less, Google Maps will try to update the area automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi.

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

From the notification

  1. In the "Update offline areas" notification, tap Update Now.
  2. Tap the expired or expiring area on the list.
  3. Tap Update.
  4. The offline area will update.

From anywhere else

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, tap the Menu Menu and then Offline areas.
  3. Tap the expired or expiring area on the list.
  4. Tap Update.
  5. The offline area will update.
See 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'll see offline maps you can download under "Recommended maps."
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