How to download your Google Maps before any vacation

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Being in a new city can be scary enough, but Google Maps has made it easy to always find our way to where we need to be. However, not every country or every city has reliable data network.

To assure you will never lose your map while out adventuring, it’s a good idea to download important maps before you head out for the day. This will allow you to get directions or view major points of interest without any sort of Internet connection.

However, according to Time, the limitations include that you cannot get directions for walking, transit, or bicycling while offline. Driving directions are still available, even when you’re not online.

You can also not trust a map you downloaded in the past, as Google is constantly updating all their maps and local landmarks.

To download, follow these instructions:

1. Sign into your Google account on your phone.
2. Search which city you’d like to save.
3. Tap the city name you just searched for at the bottom of the screen.
4. Hit “download.”
5. You will then be asked if you want to download the map – hit “download” again.

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