How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

Save Google Maps for offline access, so you can navigate the roads even when you’re off the grid.

The moment your phone reads “No service,” Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you’ve saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you’re stuck without reception.

The process is identical on both iOS and Android.

  • First, you’ll need to install the update. The iOS version is now at 3.0, while Android is at 8.0. Android users who aren’t seeing the update right away should keep checking back. Google likes to slowly release Android updates.

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  • Once you have the updated version, launch the app and tap on the profile icon located next to the search bar. Then scroll to the bottom of the page.

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  • There’ll you’ll find a new section dedicated solely to offline maps. You have two methods for saving a section for offline use. The first is here in the settings, or by typing “OK Maps” into the search bar at any time when viewing a map.

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  • After activating the save dialog, you’re able to zoom in and out of an area and save it to your device. If the area is too large, you’ll be asked to zoom in, name the area, and save it.

Keep in mind that any saved maps will only remain on your device for 30 days. Presumably, after that the app will purge a saved map to clear up space on your device.

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Wanna control your smartphone from browser?

Hey guys,

Here is the interesting app which effectively helps you to work with smartphone without your device.

Wondered how?? Let me go in deep which makes you to feel awkward about this 😉

Desktop SMS: Send & receive SMS via your current carrier from the comfort of your computer.

Files and Media: Move photos, videos, ringtones and any other files on and off Android, all without a USB cable.
Find Phone: Locate and lock your Android when it’s lost. Cannot get it back? Simply wipe all data remotely.
and many more..
Amazed and wanna try?? cooool..just download Airdroid in your mobile and get register with it.
Now activate it. Its pretty cool in configuration. Just follow the screenshots for better understanding…
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Now logon to your account in web.airdroid.com which redirects to the following page where you can control over your mobile easily and conveniently.
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Soo fascinating right?? enjoy the air-android 😉
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Want your android to look like iphone??

Hey guys,

Lets begin android posts with a fresh look/face of android. Henceforth i am going to pace off with a launcher app for android which makes to feel you working in an apple iphone 😉

Interested to know how it is??

Procedure 1

Here comes with Nova Launcher (one of the best launcher that come up with Kitkat look).

First install this launcher and configure it as you like. Then you need to install a theme called “POP UI”. You can find that theme in google play. Click here

What?? Feel outraged?? Cool guys..though its a paid theme you can get it for free. Just google it 😉 If not feel free to contact me..i will share the file 🙂

Just install that theme and configure screens and widgets. Now you are ready with your android iphone 😉

Procedure 2

You can get the iphone look with a simple installation of themer app and its most popular seven theme.

Just install themer and register your account. Find settings and configure how you wish to look your screen.

Now download seven theme from most popular themes. Thats it. Now its all your iphone(budget mobile with royal look) 😉

Hope you like it. Happy browsing 🙂

Stay tuned to sathyalog 😀

Screenshots:

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