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Old 02-06-13, 08:20 AM   #1
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Google Maps for Android - No Offline Maps

I got my Gallaxy III and went to Google maps. It looks very similar to the online Google maps. I went to the tutorials and found one on saving and using maps offline, but when I go to my phone, the referrenced button doesn't appear on my screen. Am I missing something? I reveiwed the tutorial several times and it appears simple except that there is no button to access the feature on my phone.

I searched the Google Maps site and community but it was . . . well . . . less than helpful.
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Old 02-06-13, 08:36 AM   #2
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Google Maps is premier but it's a bit spotty in practice in my opinion. Some good alternatives are NavFree and MapDroid.
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Old 02-06-13, 12:58 PM   #3
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I got my Gallaxy III and went to Google maps. It looks very similar to the online Google maps. I went to the tutorials and found one on saving and using maps offline, but when I go to my phone, the referrenced button doesn't appear on my screen. Am I missing something? I reveiwed the tutorial several times and it appears simple except that there is no button to access the feature on my phone.
Many cell phones have many features disabled by their cell phone companies. I don't know if your particular model/carrier suffers from this "feature" but if they have an alternate they can charge you for, it's likely.
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Old 02-07-13, 03:11 PM   #4
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I just got a smartphone, and the bicycle overlay for the google maps looks pretty nice. It looks accurate too, is it?
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Old 02-07-13, 03:50 PM   #5
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If it's not, you can correct it.
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Old 02-07-13, 05:30 PM   #6
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I got my Gallaxy III and went to Google maps. It looks very similar to the online Google maps. I went to the tutorials and found one on saving and using maps offline, but when I go to my phone, the referrenced button doesn't appear on my screen. Am I missing something? I reveiwed the tutorial several times and it appears simple except that there is no button to access the feature on my phone.

I searched the Google Maps site and community but it was . . . well . . . less than helpful.
On my phone, I start up Google Maps, I hit the menu button and I see "Make available offline". This isn't what you see?
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Old 02-07-13, 10:11 PM   #7
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On my phone, I start up Google Maps, I hit the menu button and I see "Make available offline". This isn't what you see?
If not, make sure you have the latest version. GM is updated regularly and its possible your version is old.
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