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Pre-caching Offline Map Areas in Mobile Maps

Up until recently, mobile map services required the devices connect to a carrier data network or WiFi. This causes inconvenience for people use WiFi only, because in many cases people need to use the map services under no WiFi connection circumstance.

Recently Google Maps for Android added the map area pre-caching as a Labs feature. Here is how to it works:
First go to Google Maps Settings / Labs and check the “Pre-cache map area”:


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