5 Track Yourself Offline in Maps
While you can’t get directions or explore places on Apple Maps if you’re not connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile network, you can still track your location offline. Open Apple Maps or Google Maps and load the specific area while connected to your mobile network or Wi-Fi. Then, when you go outside of the network or Wi-Fi, the area will be preloaded and will track your location. You won’t be able to interact with the map, but at least it will give you a sense of where things are and your direction.
Also, Google Maps allows you to download a selected map area for offline use. This can be exceptionally helpful if you want to capture the area around your hotel or a popular neighborhood. To download a map in Google Maps for offline use, follow these steps:
- Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- Search for a specific location.
- Tap to open the destination and click the Download icon.
- Zoom and crop the map to your liking.
- Tap Download.
These maps can be accessed via the Google Maps mobile menu under the Offline Maps section.