Downloading maps for offline access is useful not only for travelers worried about roaming charges, but also for any heavy Maps users with limited data plans.
If you are worried that the ability to save offline maps in Google Maps has disappeared after major update in v7, you are not alone. The good news is that the feature has been added back in 7.0.1 update, but the way to access it changed.
Here’s how to download an offline map in version 7 of Google Maps:
- Move and zoom the map to the area you’d like to download
- Click on the top Search bar:
- Scroll all the way down
- Click Make this map area available offline
Alternatively, you can type or say “Ok, Maps” directly in the search box.
Source: Google Product Forums