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Google Maps gets Wi-fi mode, SD card download on Android

Google Maps updated on Android with two major convenience features

By Sean Ridgeley from Aug 9, 2016 @ 16:33 CDT

Google is giving its Maps-using Android owners a lot more freedom as of today.


A new update for the app means you can enable a Wi-fi only mode so as to save data, avoid spotty service, and/or save battery life.

Additionally, they're giving you the option to download maps for a given area to your SD card, to then be used for offline navigation -- handy if your primary storage is dedicated to other things and nearly full. Now if you could only download maps per country, state, and continent.


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