As we know, Google Maps is the most popular mapping application on both iOS and Android. The application already supported saving maps for offline use, but the process has now been made much simpler and easier, thanks to the recent update. In this article, you’ll learn how to save offline maps using the new Google Maps 3.0 for iOS and 8.0 for Android.

Sometimes it is not possible to be online, may be because of reception issues, subway, your Internet data pack limit being reached or other reasons. In such cases, if you’ve previously saved Google Maps for offline use, then your day is saved.

Before we start, note that you should be running the latest version of Google Maps for Android and for iOS. Also these steps apply to both iOS and Android platforms.

Step-by-step guide to saving Google Maps

Step 1: Launch Google Maps and visit the location for which you want to save offline maps. Feel free to zoom-in for a better view.

Step 2: At the bottom, you’ll be able to see the information regarding the location. Tap on it, and you’ll now be able to see some new options.

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Step 3: Tap on “Save map to use offline.”

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Step 4: In this step, Google Maps will inform you that you can pan and zoom the map to get a better view. When you’ve adjusted the map, tap on the “Save” button.

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Step 5: Finally, enter a custom name for this offline map.

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So that’s it. You can save more locations by following the same steps, but just remember to give a proper name so that you can recognize that map’s location from its name.