Nowadays it is difficult to get lost if you have a smartphone nearby. The GPS of our mobiles helps us to locate ourselves and get to all those places that we have always wanted to go without any difficulty. This is where applications like Google Maps come in. It is one of the most useful navigation tools.
However, there are destinations where coverage does not reach or if we have run out of data and find ourselves alone not knowing which way to go. Therefore, we are going to tell you how to use GPS on your smartphone (Android or iPhone) without Internet.
This is how you can use Google Maps offline on your smartphone
It has happened to all of us. We are going on a trip, and after having prepared everything, we realize that in the destination we will have no Internet connection. This is where Google Maps appears to save us all (once again). Using GPS offline is possible on our mobiles thanks to the “Offline Maps” option of Google Maps. A functionality with which we can select several specific maps to be able to use them fully without depending on the Internet. To do this, follow the steps below:
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- Open Google Maps app
- Click on your profile picture on the top and choose “Offline Maps”
- Click on “Select your own map” and locate the area you want to go to.
- Download the Map and access it offline
Following these simple steps, we can use GPS on our mobile without Internet in a completely autonomous way. It should be noted that the different maps will be stored within the application itself. There is no need to worry about space, since all the places we want can be stored in a compact weight. Also, these maps have an expiration date but will be updated every time we connect to a WiFi network. The only negative point is that it only allows you to do the route by car and not on foot.
I prefer Navmii
Stop calling it “GPS” it’s the American name for their satellites, that name used when the world didn’t have alternatives or still can be used but only for devices that only support American satellites and nothing else. Today there are FOUR (4) countries that offer worldwide navigation (Russia, China and Europe, besides America) each one of them has name but combined it’s called GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite System, or simply GNS which means Global Navigation over Satellite.
GPS is the American navigation system
GLONASS is the Russian navigation system
BeiDou is the Chinese navigation system
Galileo is the European navigation system
Can’t do it in some places. Doesn’t allow you.