Google Maps (Version 7 & above) Offline Not available issue

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Google Maps (Version 7 & above) Offline Not available issue

Postby donut2u » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Previous version google maps (version 6+) works fine with Offline maps, which comes handy when we travel overseas.
Before i travel to another country, I usually download google maps first. I used it when I went Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh, Sydney, Melbourne (and it's surrounding until Great Ocean Road!). Useful when we got off the bus/train and helps us to walk to our hotels and travel destinations etc.
It works fine with my Samsung Galaxy W.

Since I purchased my new phone Xiaomi Mi-3, which comes with Google Maps 7, the offline maps is not available :ko: :fire: .

Then I follow some advice in forums and try search google. THe suggestion is to downgrade (uninstall Version 7 or 8), and install Version 6. THe following link is what i found Version 6.14.4 ... sp=sharing

I thought my troubles were solved, but my excitement was shortlived as Goggle Maps automatically upgrade itself to Version 7. It happens quite random, sometimes after 3 days, or after 2 days or even after 1 day! After upgrade, guess what, the offline maps are not available anymore.

I tried switching off the auto-update as suggested by some blogs or forums, at Google Playstore. But still happens.

Anybody knows how to fix this issue?

Thanks ](*,)

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Re: Google Maps (Version 7 & above) Offline Not available is

Postby jchoong » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:01 pm

I have version 8.1.1 on my Nexus 5 and I am able to use the map save feature.
Nuvi 2575; 40LM; Nexus 4

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Re: Google Maps (Version 7 & above) Offline Not available is

Postby klchua » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:47 pm

you need to type in "ok maps" to slect the area to save

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