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    Download Offline Maps in Windows 10

    Download Offline Maps in Windows 10

    How to Download Offline Maps in Windows 10
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    17 Mar 2018
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    How to Download Offline Maps in Windows 10

    Windows 10 comes with the Maps app preinstalled. Maps is your guide to everywhere. Find your way with voice navigation and turn-by-turn driving, transit, and walking directions. Search for places to get directions, business info, and reviews. Download maps to use when you’re offline. Tour the world virtually with aerial imagery and 360 degree street-level views. Plus, you get the same experience across all your Windows 10 PCs and phones.

    If you would like to search for places and get directions in the Maps app even when you are not connected to the Internet, you should download maps for offline use.

    This tutorial will show you how to download offline maps for all users to have available with the Maps app when offline in Windows 10.

    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (Settings) or step 3 (Maps app) for how you would like to download offline maps.

     2. To Download Offline Maps from Settings

    A) Open Settings, click/tap on the Apps icon, and go to step 4 below.

     3. To Download Offline Maps from Maps app

    A) Open the Maps app.
    B) Click/tap on the See more Name:  More.png
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    C) Click/tap on the Choose maps button under Offline maps, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on Offline maps on the left side, and click/tap on Download maps on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Select the regions for the map you want to download. (see screenshots below)

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    6. When finished downloading, the offline map (ex: Oklahoma, USA) will be listed under Maps for all users on the PC. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    That's it,

  1. SaggyMaggyPoo's Avatar
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    Win 10 64bit with AU
       15 Jun 2017 #1

    Hi Shawn,

    I'm hoping you might be able to answer my question as the people at Microsoft Help couldn't .

    I downloaded 2 different maps to use offline. I wanted to switch from one to the other but could not work out how to do this. Every time I opened the maps app it opened to the original map I downloaded (Greece). When I tried searching for something on the other map (London) it came up with no results.

    Is it not possible to have more than one map to use offline or do you know how I can switch between them?

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
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       15 Jun 2017 #2

    Hello Maggi, :)

    There's currently no way to change the location that the Maps app shows for your current location, it is based on whatever information is available for your PC. For PC's without GPS or a WiFi adapter, results are obtained using your IP address. Using this technique the results can vary widely in accuracy and can sometimes be incorrect.

    The Maps apps should still be able to use all offline maps you downloaded, so you should be able to search within them.
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  3. SaggyMaggyPoo's Avatar
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    Win 10 64bit with AU
       16 Jun 2017 #3

    Hi Shawn,

    It looks like my issue was related to Location. I was trying to use offline maps as a portable road atlas. My Location was set to 'Off' as I did not want (or need) the app to do anything other than find places for me.

    But it seems the app doesn't like to work without Location set to 'On', as I just tried switching the setting and I can switch between maps now.

    I just wish the developers would realise that not everyone wants everything made simple and to have decisions made for them. Some of us still like to use our brains and work things out for ourselves.


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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
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       16 Jun 2017 #4

    Location would help for the starting point, but you should still be able to search your downloaded maps offline.

    I'm glad you got it sorted though. :)
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