View maps offline

  1. Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to the Internet, then open the Google Maps app.
  2. Sign into your Google Account if you haven’t already.
  3. Search for a place, like “san francisco.”
  4. Type“OK Maps”, and touch Save map to use offline to save the selected area of the map.
    save map to use offline button image
  5. Only what’s on the screen will be saved. Adjust the map by moving it and zooming in or out, as needed, then touch Save.
  6. Name the map, and then touch Save.
  7. After a few moments, you’ll see a message confirming that the map area has been saved.

Note: The maximum size for the area you can download is 50km x 50km. If you try to save an area bigger than that, you’ll be asked to zoom in to a smaller area.


If you’re already on a map that you want to save, you can save it without searching for a place.

  1. Move the map to the area you want to save.
  2. Touch inside the search box at the top, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Touch Save map to use offline.

To see your saved offline maps:

  1. Open the Google Maps app.
  2. Touch the side menu > Your places.
  3. Scroll down to “Offline maps” and touch View all and manage.

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