Even in this age of technology supposedly being available pretty much everywhere, the fact remains that it just – isn’t. I have excellent cell service, but I live in a rural area. Anytime I go somewhere, my phone often loses data capability. As a result, I figured out how to save places on Google Maps.
Downloading a Google Map
First, search for the place you are heading to. Once it comes up on your Google Map, tap on the name of the place in the middle of your map, which will open it at the bottom of the screen.
Select the name of your destination (or the home address) shown at the bottom of the screen, which will open a menu.
Select the icon with three dots located at the upper-right portion of the screen.
Near the bottom, you’ll see the option to download the map and directions for offline use.
Accessing Downloaded Maps
Now that you have downloaded a Google Map, how the heck do you find them? Head back to the Google Maps home page, and click those three little lines on the top left of the screen to open up the menu there.
When you tap on the first option ”Your Places,” you will be able to set your home and work addresses, and then view your saved locations, anywhere you have shared with others and more.
To get to your offline directions, use that same menu above and choose ”Offline Maps.”
I know exactly where I would be without Google Maps: lost somewhere, for sure. I am directionally challenged and my fiance, of course, would never ask for directions from another human. Thankfully, he relies on the Maps app as much as I do!
What other things would you like to know how to do within Google Maps? I would be happy to try and answer any questions you may have… just leave me a comment!