Google Maps Offline Now Available India With Turn by Turn Navigation
Global search engine giant Google has now introduced new offline functions Google Maps Offline in Maps for users in India. You can now download an area to your phone, which will work even if you are in a no-connectivity zone. “From today, Google hopes to make getting around in India a little easier, with the launch of new offline functions in Google Maps,” the company announced.
The offline capability has been there in Maps for quite some time, but earlier you could only view an area of the offline map. On the other hand, you can now get turn-by-turn driving directions, search for specific destinations, and find useful information about places – like hours of operation, contact information and ratings – all without an internet connection.
Suppose you want the map of Delhi India to find your way to a few new places so you can download the area by searching for Delhi, and tap “Download”. Once you have downloaded your map, Google Maps will still work when you’re making your way around Delhi, even when you’re somewhere with no internet services or no connectivity at all. When a connection is found, it will switch back online so you can easily access the full version of Maps including live traffic conditions for your current route.
“Having a spotty internet connection shouldn’t mean you miss your next turn. With the launch of these new offline features Google Maps Offline , like turn by turn navigation and the ability to search for places, we hope it will be easier for people in India to find their way using Google maps,” Suren Ruhela, director, Google Maps said.
This Maps will, by default, download areas to your device only when you are on a WiFi connection. Google is gradually rolling out the first set of these improvements with the latest version of Google Maps on Android in India and for iOS devices, the application is yet to come says Google.