If you use Google Maps for directions on your iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly ran into a spotty service area and had issues retrieving directions. Caching maps for offline use before hand can prevent something like this from happening.
While Google doesn’t make caching maps for offline use a very obvious option, it is there and we can show you how to use it.
That’s all there is to it. This is a great trick for iPad users who only have WiFi but still want to use Google Maps for directions while traveling. Give it a try and let us know how it worked for you!
As a reader pointed out in the comments, you can also clear cached data any time. The setting is buried but it’s there. Just navigate to the following:
- Settings > About, Terms & Privacy > Terms & Privacy > Clear application data