Apple Maps Finally Lets You Download Maps for Offline Use on iOS 17

Apple Maps is catching up with Google Maps on iOS 17 by finally letting iPhone users download maps for offline use. iOS 17 will be released to the public later this year for the iPhone XS and newer, and is currently available in beta for developers.

Apple Maps Offline
Users can download a specific area of Apple Maps to their iPhone and view it while offline, complete with turn-by-turn directions for driving, walking, cycling, and public transit. While offline, users can also see their estimated time of arrival, view information like hours and ratings on place cards, and more.

You can also use downloaded Apple Maps on the Apple Watch when a paired iPhone is turned on and in range of the Apple Watch.

The ability to use Apple Maps without a cellular or Wi-Fi connection is a major improvement to the app. Another useful new feature in Apple Maps on iOS 17 is the ability to view real-time electric vehicle charging station availability.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
Much needed feature. Love this one! This would come in handy with long periods of road trips or even during hiking while hitting no cellular reception. Thank you, Apple!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
juareza94 Avatar
12 months ago
Ability to save locations to folders and now the ability to download offline maps. It's official, I no longer need Google Maps :D
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Coffee50 Avatar
12 months ago
Finally! While it took far longer than it should to arrive, I’m just happy that it is here!!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
East India Company Avatar
12 months ago
Finallllyyyyyy! We step into the 21st century ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
User 6502 Avatar
12 months ago
About time. Apple is at least a decade late for this.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
12 months ago
One of the best features of this whole release!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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