Google Maps has made traveling an easy process with its navigation guides on each turn. No matter you are traveling on foot, on a car, or on a bicycle, you can see the respective directions and the time needed to reach the destination in Google Maps, provided that you have a reliable internet connection. Even if the internet speed stays low, or when you cannot access to cellular data due to poor network signal from your carrier, you can use the Offline Maps feature in the app installed. However, you would need to save the preferred area in Google Maps to access the directions in offline mode on a compatible iPad tablet or an Android tablet.
Some people save the Google Maps proactively, especially if they know the road ahead has no cellular network. If you did not know how to do that, open Google Maps app on an internet-connected Android tablet or iPad, and sign in to Google Maps using your Google account credentials. Then, search for the destination you are traveling to and tap on the place name at the bottom of the screen. After that, tap on the More button and choose the Download Offline Mapoption. Then, you can select the specific traveling area and save the same by zooming or scrolling.
Once the Google Map is saved on the Android or iOS, navigate to Menu > Offline Maps, tap on the saved map, and tap on Edit option on the top-right corner to rename the downloaded area. Tap on Save once you update the area with a name of your liking, so that you can remember the same easily en route. Once you save the offline map, you can access them on Google Maps app on Android or iOS by simply searching for the directions on the app.
Google Maps would give driving directions when you stay offline, but only to those areas that you have downloaded on the app already. Moreover, in the driving directions offline, you may not have accesses to information pertaining to traffic, alternate routes, or voice guidance, as these features require an active internet connection. So to put it in short, using the offline mode in Google Maps app is a bit like ripping off the pages from an Atlas.