Where Are Google Offline Maps Stored? | Google Maps | Android




The Google maps always help us to reach our destination. Sometimes we end up at a location where we could not find any network connection. And this is the point where the offline Google maps are used.
How to use Google Maps offline?
Many Google map users seem to find the answers to the questions; Where does the Google Maps store its data? Can Google Maps be used offline? How to download Offline Map on your smartphone? How do I save a map offline? Where Google Maps keep cached map files? How to change Preference of storing the maps? Where are Offline Maps are stored on your Android smartphone? The location of offline maps and so on...

The 'Google Maps' is one of the most used and stable navigation/mappings apps in the market.

In Google Offline maps, you can pre-download maps of a particular location, and when you are not connected to the internet, you are still able to navigate across the location. Downloading the offline areas in Google Maps app is perfect before your traveling in the areas where you could face the data connectivity issues or slow internet.

But the further issue is, where the google offline maps are saved? Many of you already tried searching through the filesystem and haven't been able to find it. Since saving google maps in titanium backup does not save the offline files, you would like to know so that you can back up the offline maps you saved or download them all over every time whenever you erase, restore or flash mobile operating system...

Google Maps Where Are Google Offline Maps Stored
Google Maps Where Are Google Offline Maps Stored

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How to download Offline Map on your smartphone?

Follow below steps to download google offline maps, make sure you are connected to internet.
  1. Launch Google Maps application.
  2. Open burger menu
  3. Click on Offline Maps option
  4. Click on Your Own app or Custom map option
  5. Select a region of which you are planning to download its map
  6. Click on Download once you have select your interested location area/region
  7. Allow Google Maps app to store map of a selected region/location

Now, these maps are download on your smartphone at Device / Internal Storage location by default. However, you have an option to select where to download these maps; either on Internal Storage or on SD card. However, this option is available for Android device with 6.0+ OS version. Otherwise, older OS version devices store download maps on device storage by default.

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How to change Preference of storing the maps?

As I mentioned above, by default device / internal storage is selected to download offline maps. However, you can move downloaded offline maps from device storage to SD card storage.

Follow below steps to change Storage Preference for Offline Maps.
  1. Launch Google Maps application.
  2. Open burger menu
  3. Click on Offline Maps option
  4. Click on Settings (cog wheel) option
  5. Click on Storage preference option
  6. Select SD Card option
  7. Click on Save button
  8. Now your offline downloaded maps are moved to SD Card

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Where are Offline Maps are stored on your smartphone?

Just for your information, downloaded offline maps can only be viewed when they are stored on SD Card. The device storage displays only Cache content of the downloaded offline maps.

Just follow the below path and you will find the storage location of your downloaded offline maps:
/storage/SdCard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/files/offline_downloads
Here you will see one parent folder and under that, you will see various child-folders.

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