Maps Get WiFi Mode, SD Card Support
If you’re an active user of Google Maps, you will certainly be excited to hear about the large update coming to the application. A lot of users have been waiting for developers to introduce the Wi-Fi only offline mode and the opportunity to save maps to microSD card storage in order to use them offline, and now these features are finally here.
What can users expect from the new features?
When it comes to the Wi-Fi only mode, it means that Google Maps are going to go offline when you’re not in the Wi-Fi zone, and they will work only in areas where you saved offline maps. The feature can be especially useful if you’re traveling somewhere or your network coverage is far from perfect. Navigation and directions will continue working offline, but you will still have to connect to a network at a certain point to download map data that you need.
If you want to use the Wi-Fi only mode, you have to open Google Maps, go to Settings and switch on the second options. Once you do that, you will see an option to save certain offline areas to make sure that Maps will work.
In addition to the offline mode, you are now able to choose whether you want to save the chosen offline areas to the internal storage of your device or a microSD card, which is an option that will be perfect for you if you don’t have a lot of internal storage. You will also be able to see how much free space there is on both storages so that you are able to choose the best one.
The update is already starting to roll out to all users, but if you don’t see it yet, don’t worry, as it may take several days to become available for everyone.
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