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

Google Maps updated on Android with two major convenience features.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Aug 9 2016 4:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

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

Google Maps gets Wi-fi mode, SD card download on Android | TweakTown.com

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.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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