Google Maps also gets offline functionality on iOS

Dec

15

2015

The iOS version of Google Maps now has support for an offline mode. Thus users can, among other areas, in use of the stored navigation without having an Internet access at their disposal.

Google Maps iOS screen Google has updated its iOS app published, but it may be distributed to users in phases. Now users can highlight an area of ​​the map and download it for offline use. In addition to navigation, users can also search for locations on the storage card, complete with contact information and other details such as opening hours. Support for navigation by bicycle or on foot is still missing. For route planning via public transportation is still a data connection. In the update, Google has also gasoline prices and estimates of the crowds at locations added to Maps for iOS.

The Android version of Google Maps received these additions and improvements about a month ago. The American company is also working on more offline functionality but acts on that at this time in detail. At this time, Apple Maps does not have an offline functionality. Here Maps, formerly owned by Nokia and now BMW, Audi and Daimler, also includes offline capabilities.

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