Save on data and prevent panic when you can't connect to the internet by accessing these super-handy apps offline.
Find your way
The latest update to the app has made the use of offline maps a breeze. Here's how:
- Search for the place you're looking for while you're online.
- Swipe up to bring up the box at the bottom of the screen.
- Click 'Download', and adjust the area you'd like to download.
- Google Maps will tell you how much space the map will take up in your memory, and how much you have left.
- Hit 'Download' once you've selected the desired area.
- Name the area.
When you're offline, you can access the map by going to the Options menu (three stripes at top left) and going to Offline areas, where your map should be sitting.
This will, of course, take up a bit of storage space, and you can't download, say, the whole map of Botswana - you can only select a limited area. But it will save you a whack of data if you're abroad, or if you're in an area where there's limited internet coverage.