Google Maps 2.0 for iOS is already available in App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. Users can easily get their hands on next-generation version of Google Maps. There are plenty of new features offered in the latest Google Maps 2.0 service. The new version of maps allow indoor mapping, live traffic jam reporting, incident updates, and enhanced navigation with more powerful tools.
However, there is a thing that Google forgets to mention in the change log of the application, and it is confusing the users over the time. Google Maps 2.0 said to be featuring offline Maps support, but the latest Google Maps application for iOS is appeared to be missing the feature – according to its change-log in the App Store. Well, that’s not true. The Offline Maps feature is here, and present in the Google Maps application for iOS. All you need to learn is how to make use of it on your iOS device.
The latest Google Maps application update is available in market with number of hidden features, but it is up to you how you discover them. The Offline Maps is available, and you have to make use of it with a little trick on your device. The Offline Maps caching service allow users to download any section of Maps on their devices for later use. Users can easily grab a section of Maps with all zoom levels on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.
How To Save Google Maps 2.0 for Offline Use on iPhone / iPad:
The process of saving Maps on iPhone for offline use is very easy and tricky for many. All you have to do is to navigate through the Map, and zoom into the section which you want to save for offline access. Once you have the section on your screen that you want to access while offline status – all you have to tell the application to download the specific portion of Maps with all zoom levels.
Once you got the screen, open the search bar, and type “ok maps” – it will automatically commands the application to safe the current Maps portion on your device with all zooming level. The implementation of the new Offline Maps features is not ideal, but funny to use for many. It seems that Google is directing Maps like Google Glass – “Ok Glass”.