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Apple Maps is finally getting offline navigation, just like Google Maps

Apple Maps is finally getting offline navigation, just like Google Maps
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  • Apple Maps is adding offline navigation with the upcoming iOS 17.
  • Apple Maps will include support for electric vehicle drivers by providing real-time charging station information.
  • Offline maps will be available on iPhone with the launch of iOS 17 this September.
Over the past decade, Apple Maps has made remarkable strides in its development. However, there has been one notable deficiency it has struggled to address: offline functionality. Unlike its counterparts such as Google Maps, Apple Maps did not offer the ability to download maps for offline use.

Fortunately, with the advent of iOS 17, Apple Maps has successfully bridged this gap in its offering. Users can now download specific map regions and store them on their devices, enabling seamless offline navigation and routing capabilities. This means you can access and utilise Apple Maps even without an internet connection, significantly enhancing its versatility and convenience.
How do Apple offline maps work?
With iOS 17, you can now access any previously downloaded map, even in situations where Wi-Fi or cellular signal is unavailable. This functionality proves particularly advantageous when embarking on a trip, allowing you to download your desired route and navigate without relying on cellular data.

The upcoming update for Maps brings exciting features to enhance your offline experience. You can now download specific areas and enjoy turn-by-turn navigation even without an internet connection. Additionally, you'll have access to useful features like estimated time of arrival and the ability to search for places within Maps. Moreover, Maps aims to simplify your exploration of parks in the United States by providing access to thousands of trails. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or an avid hiker, this feature will make it easier for you to discover and navigate these outdoor spaces.

Furthermore, Apple has announced support for electric vehicle drivers within the Maps app. It offers information on real-time charging stations on the route, helping electric vehicle users to conveniently plan routes and find charging stations on their way.

Offline maps will be available on iPhone with the launch of iOS 17 this September.

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