How to Save Google Maps for Offline Use

Google Maps allow us to save the map of a particular area for offline use. This feature is useful for you if you are going to a place where there is no internet connection, want to reduce the mobile data usage or the internet connection is not stable. Let’s get started.

Save Google Maps for Offline Use


  • Open the Google maps and search the location which you want to save for offline access.
  • Once the location loads, tap the name of the location.
  • Click on overflow menu (vertical three dots) at the top.
  • Click on “Download offline area” option.
  • Click on “Download” to download the area for offline use. If you see the “Area too large, zoom in” message at the top of the maps (see screenshot), then you can’t able to download. You have to zoom in the area first and then click on “Download” option to download your desired location.

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  • Give the name to your offline map. Tap on “Save” button.

That’s it. Now the location will be downloaded for offline use.

Alternative Methods

Method 1

  • Go to the location, tap on the search bar.
  • Tap the option “Save a new offline map”.

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Method 2

  • Go to the location.
  • In the search bar, type “ok maps” (without quotes) and press enter.
  • Now, you can see the download option to download the location.

You can see the downloaded maps at the bottom of your places option (slide the menu draw and select your places option). Click on view all and manage option.

Here, you can rename, update or delete all the saved maps on your Android. Remember that the saved maps will remain on your Android handset for only 30 days.

See: How to Monitor Real Time Data Usage in Android

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