Apple Maps is getting an update that will allow users to download maps for offline use. This means that travelers will be able to use Apple Maps even when they don’t have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection.
To use offline maps, users will need to download the area they want to use before they go offline. They can do this by opening the Apple Maps app and tapping on the “Download Maps” button. Once the map has been downloaded, users will be able to access it even if they don’t have an internet connection.
Offline maps will include turn-by-turn directions, estimated time of arrival, and the ability to find places on the map. They will also include information about trail length, type, difficulty, and elevation gain for national parks.
Apple Maps adds offline maps
The offline maps feature is part of the iOS 17 update, which is expected to be released later this year.
In addition to offline maps, Apple is also adding real-time charging station availability to its maps for electric vehicles. This will allow users to see which charging stations are available near them and how long it will take to charge their cars.
Apple is also adding place cards to its maps for national parks. These place cards will include detailed information about trails, such as length, type, difficulty, and elevation gain.
Apple is not the only company that is updating its maps for summer travel. Google recently introduced an update for national parks that highlights entire park trail routes from start to finish. The update also includes information about how difficult trails are and information about popular places in the park, such as campgrounds and visitor centers.
In addition to Google and Apple, there are several other navigation tools that travelers can use. Waze is a popular app that provides real-time traffic information. I-Boating is a nautical charts and fishing maps app. And All Trails is a trail maps and signposts app.
With so many navigation tools available, travelers should be able to find the perfect one for their needs.