iOS 17 lets you download maps from Apple Maps and view them offline

Download offline maps in Apple Maps

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 are Apple’s new operating systems for iPhone and iPad. The leaks pointed out that they weren’t going to incorporate any very big overhauls or very risky changes. And so it has been, a couple of decaffeinated updates with some interesting but not era-changing news in iOS and iPadOS. One of the innovations presented was the ability to download maps to Apple Maps for later offline viewing,

a long-awaited function and that other navigation systems like Google Maps have been allowing for years.

We can finally download maps from Apple Maps

The wait is over and Apple has included the ability to download maps for offline use on iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. With a simple and neat interface, the user can select an area on a map and download it to navigate and explore offline. The importance of consultation offline is that we can orient ourselves by car, on foot, by bicycle or by public transport even if we do not have an Internet connection.

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When we select the region we want to download, it shows us how much storage it will take. After downloading, the downloaded space can be reduced to free up storage space. Besides, downloaded maps will also be available on Apple Watch Although maps cannot be downloaded directly to the watch, they must be downloaded through the paired iPhone.

How to Download Maps for Offline Viewing in Apple Maps

If you have the beta version of iOS 17 or iPadOS 17, you can download a map fragment as follows:

  1. Tap your profile icon and tap “Offline Maps”.
  2. Select “Download a new map”.
  3. Find the area you want to download.
  4. Once displayed, you can resize the space and Apple Maps will show you how much storage space it will take up.
  5. When you’re ready, hit the “Download” button and you’re done!



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