Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6 (tablet) - Using Google Maps for offline viewing while abroad and data avoid roaming charges

Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6 (tablet)
Factory OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

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Using Google Maps for offline viewing while abroad and data avoid roaming charges

If you are abroad and don’t want to pay high data roaming charges, then you can save Google Maps for offline viewing later. Here are two ways to do this:

The first method will depend whether your phone supports it. First, open Google Maps and navigate to a section of the map that you want available offline. Then press on the search bar and scroll right to the bottom and select Make this map area available offline. You may need to repeat this with multiple areas.

Alternatively, open Google Maps and zoom down to street level. Then scroll around area you’ll be travelling too. If you’re visiting a city for example, do this at street level and cover as much area as you think you’ve be visiting. If you’re travelling outside a city, then street level view might be too detailed, so zoom out and just cover the main roads, towns etc.

This will load all the segments into your phone’s cache. Then when have arrived at your destination and you have data turned off, you will see the areas you’ve stored on the phone’s memory.

Note: this won’t give you your GPS location because that normally needs a data connection to pinpoint your position.

 
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