How To Download And Use Google Maps Offline On Your iPhone

Fortune Osinachi
By Fortune Osinachi - Technical Writer
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Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps available on the iPhone. Now, you can use it even when you are offline.

With Google Maps Offline, you can download maps for a specific area and use them without an internet connection. This makes it easier to get directions in areas with poor reception.

Using Google Maps offline on your iPhone allows you to save a map for offline use, or access it even when there’s no internet connection.

In this article, you are going to learn how to download and use Google Maps Offline on your iPhone.

How To Download Google Maps Offline on iPhone

To download Google Maps, you’ll need to make sure you have an active internet connection. Then follow the guidelines.

Step 1: Open Google Maps app

After ensuring you have an active internet connection, open the Google Maps app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Input the Location name

On the search box provided, input the name or address of the location you want to download and tap on the Search button.

Step 3: Select the Location

Select the location from the search results, then drag the horizontal line to the top and scroll down a bit. Now tap on the More icon (the 3 vertical dots icon) at the top right.

Step 6: Select Download Offline Map

Select Download offline map from the appeared options. After selecting the Download offline map option, on the follow-up option, you’ll be required to size the portion to download.

The more area you want to download the larger the download size

Step 7: Tap the Download Button

Tap the Download button to start downloading the offline version of the map.

Although, Google has a time frame for deleting previously downloaded offline maps. All downloaded maps can be found in the Google Maps app settings.

How To Use Google Maps Offline On iPhone

After downloading the offline map of a location, the next thing is to know how to use it on your iPhone.

To use Google Maps offline on your iPhone you’ll have to open the Google Maps app > search for the downloaded location > tap on Directions > and followed the Start button.

How To Delete Offline Maps On iPhone Via Google Maps App

You ca delete offline maps on your iPhone via the Google Maps app. To do this.

Step 1: Open Google Maps app

Quickly open the Google Maps app on your device and tap on your Profile icon at the top right side of your screen.

Step 2: Select Offline Maps

On the Menu drop-down options, select Offline maps to open the list of previously downloaded offline maps.

Step 3: Choose Location To Delete

Choose the location you wish to delete and when it opens tap the Delete button.

Step 4: Confirm Delete

After you’ve clicked on the Delete button, on the next screen, still tap on Delete to confirm your choice of action.


Downloading and using Google Maps offline is one for the best ways to navigate around new areas or locations when the network isn’t stable in the area.

This article provides guidelines to put you through on how to download, use, and delete Google Maps offline on your iPhone.

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By Fortune Osinachi Technical Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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