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Google Maps adorns a new avatar with options for SD card map storage and full offline mode

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After offline video streaming, Google has taken a step forward to revive its popular Google Map App with offline mode. Simply putting, getting around the town with Google Map has become little easier with the offline mode facility.

As per the recent upgrade in Google Map, the users can use the app without internet connection easily. Once you switch on the “Wi-Fi only” mode, the Google Maps app will fully go offline, no internet connection and no Wi-Fi needed! Once by browsing your location and opening the page, you can go for ‘Wi-Fi Only’ mode and see the routes and areas, and if you again want to update your map, you can switch the mode to online and find nearest Wi-Fi for refreshing.

According to Sanket Gupta, Product Manager of Google Maps, a user can easily use the offline mode while browsing the locations and again switch to online mode for refreshing the page. It will save both the battery and data of the mobile. With this offline mode, you can use other apps effortlessly and uninterruptedly, and this might even save the battery of your phone too.

Also with this updated Google Maps, a user now can save his/her offline locations on the map. And the best thing about this new feature is that it is compatible with the entry-level Android Smartphones too. While you save the offline location on the map, the data will be saved to external SD card if don’t have enough internal memory.

Previously, users with entry-level Smartphones ranging from 4 to 8 GB ROM have had complexity in saving offline mode in Google Maps, but now every Smartphone users can keep their location effortlessly. Entry-level Smartphones with internal memory lower than 4GB and higher-end models range between 8GB and 32GB can use this offline facility of Google Maps.

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