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How to use your GPS applications without connection?

Learn how to download maps from the Google Maps and Here We Go Android apps easily so you don’t have to worry anymore.

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You ride in the high mountains or abroad and suddenly … you no longer have a network! It is therefore impossible to locate yourself and define a route on your GPS applications. You are lost. Before you find yourself lost in the middle of nowhere, without a network, here are our solutions.

Please note: downloading maps can represent high data volumes. We recommend that you do so over a Wi-Fi connection so as not to exceed your mobile plan quotas.

How to download your maps to the Google Maps app?

Start by downloading Google Maps if you don’t already have it. Once Google Maps is launched on your Smartphone, do a search on the area you are going to visit. Then press on the menu then, in the list, click on Offline maps. Google Maps automatically offers areas based on your location history. Click on Select your own plan :

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On the screen that will appear, you will see the previously searched area appear. You can zoom in or out to adjust the area you want to download. Note that the application tells you how much data will be downloaded. Then click on Download to complete the operation.

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How to download maps from Here We Go?

The Here We Go application also allows you to download maps, but unlike Google Maps, you can directly install the cartography of one or more countries. Convenient if you have enough space on your smartphone.

Start by downloading Here We Go to your Android smartphone and go straight to the Settings.

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In this new menu, define your Storage memory. To optimize your space, it should not be on Internal (the name of the memory card can be made up of a series of numbers and letters).

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Then return to the main screen and open the menu. Please select Download maps to see the following window appear:

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Select the country you want to download all of the maps for that country.

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Your cards are downloaded! You can now go quietly on a mop in remote places or abroad without fear of losing your way.

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