Viewing Google Maps Offline on your Android phone

 

Viewing Google Maps Offline on your Android phone

On your phone
1. Open Maps
2. Touch "Search Google Maps" in the search bar at the top of the screen
3. Search for that place for which you would like an offline map. For example, Panama City Beach: - of course you will be looking for another place, but substitute that for what appears below. when your area appears in the search choices, touch it.
3. Once that area appears on your screen, you will see, at the bottom of the screen in a white rectangle, "Panama City Beach, Fl."
4. Touch "Panama City Beach, Fl."
5. On the dialog screen that appears, there will be the option "Save map to use offline". Touch that link. Then touch the 3 dots in the upper right and select "Download Offline Area"
6. In the next dialog, at the top of the screen, will be instructions about "Download this area?" and at the bottom of the screen will be a "Download" button.
7. Just to give yourself maximum advantage, zoom out and/or pan until you have the largest area Google will allow, which I think will be a functions of how much free space is on your device
8. Now, touch "Download" at the bottom of the screen.
9. Google asks you what to "Name Offline Area". Enter a name.
10. Touch "Save" to save the map.

To use your map when you have no phone coverage:
1. Get into Maps,
2. Touch the person icon in the upper right corner of the screen
3. Scroll to the bottom of the next dialog until you find "Offline Maps". Your recently saved map area should be one of them.
4. Touch the map area name

To use offline, you can also get into "Setting" > "Offline Areas" and choose (if more than one).