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    Lover of Old Chrome Moly Myosmith's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
    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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    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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    If it's not, you can correct it.

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    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    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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