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How to Turn On or Off Automatic Updates for Offline Maps in Windows 10

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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.

If you like, you can turn on automatic updates for maps. Maps will be automatically updated when your device is connected to the Internet and you're not on a metered connection.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically update offline maps for all users in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Automatic Map Updates in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Automatic Map Updates using a REG file





Offline Maps Automatic Updates - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Offline Maps Automatic Updates - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Automatic Map Updates in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.
Note   Note
Starting with the leaked Windows 10 Creators Update build 14997, you will need to click/tap on the Apps icon in Settings instead.



2. Click/tap on Offline maps on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off Automatically update maps under Map updates on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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

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Offline Maps Automatic Updates - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Offline Maps Automatic Updates - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Automatic Map Updates using a REG file

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You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.


The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Maps

AutoUpdateEnabled DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Automatic Map Updates

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_Automatically_Update_Maps.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Automatic Map Updates

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Automatically_Update_Maps.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn