How to use Apple Maps Offline on iPhone [iOS 17]

Apple has been diligently working on improving its navigation prowess through Apple Maps. With each iOS update, users have witnessed several improvements and features. Now, with iOS 17, which is currently in beta, Apple Maps gets the long-awaited support for offline maps. The feature is available for both iPhone and Apple Watch users.

In this article, we’ll dive into the details of how to use Apple Maps offline on iOS 17, as well as check the steps for downloading maps for offline use and more.

With the integration of a new feature in Apple Maps, users now have the ability to download and store specific geographic areas or map regions directly on their iPhones. With the maps downloaded for offline use, users can view information like hours and ratings on place cards and get turn-by-turn directions for driving, walking, cycling, or riding transit.

If you want to gain access to these features on your iPhone, read on to know detailed article on How to use Apple Maps Offline on iPhone.

How to Download Maps for Offline Use on iPhone

If your iPhone is running on iOS 17, then you can download maps for offline use on your iPhone. The feature is currently available in select regions including the US, the UK, Canada, France, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and select countries in Europe. If you live in any of these regions, you can follow these steps to download offline maps on your iPhone.

How to download Apple Maps Offline on iPhone
  1. Open the Apple Maps app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your Photo or Avartar in the bottom left corner.
  3. Select the Offline Maps.
  4. Select Download New Map and search the area or region you want to download.
  5. Apple Maps will prompt you to select the specific area you want to download. You can easily zoom in and out to adjust the area. Once satisfied, tap Download.
  6. That’s it.

Using Apple Maps Offline on iPhone

All the saved maps will automatically be updated with the latest alterations whenever you connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network. If you want to use the Maps offline, follow these steps.

Using Offline Maps on iPhone
  1. Open the Apple Maps app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your Avatar.
  3. Select Offline Maps options.
  4. In the Settings, turn the toggle on for Only Use Offline Maps.
  5. That’s it.

Additional Tips for Efficient Offline Map Usage:

  • Keep in mind that offline maps have limited updates, so it’s a good practice to refresh them periodically. You can visit the Offline Maps settings turn on the Automatic Updates or do it manually.
  • While downloading the offline maps, try selecting the smaller region, or specific region that you need. Selecting larger areas for download can significantly increase the size of the download, consuming more storage on your device. There’s an Optimize storage option in the settings if you ever want to free up some space.
  • Download maps for the areas you anticipate visiting, especially if you’re traveling to remote locations with unreliable connectivity.
  • Offline maps helps you save battery, as they reduce the need for constant data usage and GPS connectivity.

Does Apple Maps Work Offline?

Yes, Apple Maps now works seamlessly and operates without the internet, All you need to do is, update your iPhone to iOS 17 or newer. This means you can access maps, get directions, and search for points of interest without needing an active internet connection. This is particularly handy when you’re traveling to areas with limited or no cellular data coverage.

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