Download Google Maps to SD cards

The following steps describe how to download Google Maps to SD cards on mobile devices such as tables and smartphones.

  • Make sure this procedure is done via a Wi-Fi network to avoid additional data charges.
  • Make sure the latest Google Maps App update from the Google Play Store is installed on the mobile device.
  • Insert the SD card into the mobile device.
  • Make sure there is enough space available in the SD card.
  • Open Google Maps App, go to the top right corner, and click on the initial of the person’s name who owns the Google account.
  • On the menu option and look for the option: “offline maps” and click on it.
  • On the Offline maps screen, click on “settings”, which is the icon located, on the top right corner of the screen. Note: On this page users can change the “download preferences” such as “Over Wi-Fi only” or “Over Wi-Fi or mobile network”.
  • On the Offline maps settings, select “Storage preferences”, click on the SD option, and then on “Save”.
  • Go back to the “Offline maps section”
  • Choose “Select your own map”, and click on it.
  • With two fingers select the area of the maps to download.
  • Click “Download

From time to time, Google Maps need an update after downloading because they have an expiration date, if so, repeat the steps described below when the time comes. Google Maps users will receive a notification when the downloaded maps are about to expire.

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Last edited on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 1:20 AM. Chicago, Illinois. Time zone (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada). This article is available in Español (Latinoamérica)

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