Popular navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze offer an offline feature, whether due to spotty mobile coverage or just data you want to save With which you can navigate from place to place without internet service. With Apple Maps, you can also use the service offline on your iPhone, even though the feature is not as straightforward as its competitors.
The off-line location of Offline does not offer an obvious option, but Apple Maps has this built-in feature because it caches and saves your current destination until you exit your route. This means that even if you enter a poor mobile service area, navigation will be relatively smooth as long as you have "Location Services" enabled. You can also view basic location maps offline.
Get offline navigation
To get directions while connected to the Internet, enter the address you would normally like to go to in Apple Maps. Tap "Go" when you have selected the best route and wait until the route is loaded and navigation starts completely.
When the route stored on maps is saved, you can disable both your mobile phone and your wireless network. Fi connections. The navigation and alternate route selection (that was saved) will continue to work normally as long as Location Services is enabled. However, you can not receive additional services that require Internet connection, such as: For example . Adding pit stops in addition to traffic and other information.
View Maps Offline
Any navigation that you use will come to a standstill if both the Internet connections and the "Location Services" are disabled together. However, you can still access the map with all the saved routes that you can use as a reference. You also have the option to view points of interest such as restaurants that are stored in the general area of your route.
If you only want to create an offline map without getting directions, just connect. Then load the area you want in Apple Maps. I recommend zooming as far as possible into all areas where you want to make sure all the local details are saved. If you do not do this, roads and no names, or worse, empty zones may remain.
If you go offline, you'll get a lot of basic details, depending on how much you've zoomed in on the map for loading details. The more you zoom in before you go offline, the more details are saved. That can not be stressed enough, as you may get lost without the right amount of detail.
Apple Maps stores these offline maps, even if you force the app to close the app, clear your memory, and even if your device is restarted.
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