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Offline greybeard

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Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:52:44 AM »
After not using my Google map for a couple of weeks, I went to use one of my "offline" maps when away from WiFi, and it's not to be found. On the recent maps update, even the icons are no longer visible.  SOMEONE must be having the same problem.  HELP. - -  :o >:(
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 10:42:03 PM by greybeard »



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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 08:54:47 PM »
Can any of you Android Google Map gurus help out with this one?  Thanks!

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 09:14:15 PM »
Google pushed an update July 11 that removed offline map caching. There was such an uproar of protest, Google promised a map caching button within 2 days. The button flashes on the map screen irregularly. The sure way to save a map is to type in "okay map" in the search box.

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 09:30:27 PM »
As an alternative to Google`s shenanigans, I use Navfree.

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 10:27:55 PM »
I spent way too much time looking for a way ......

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 04:58:45 AM »
There's supposedly a fix which I thought had been pushed but I can't find it so for now as bird stated, find the area you want to save and type "Okay maps" in the search box...

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 09:53:09 PM »
Speaking of Nav.. My nav couldn't connect all night for some reason. I rebooted several times and finally it started working sporadically. It sucked cause I was using it for a trip in the car and was lost.

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 10:25:43 PM »
Hey bjs229, what's going on with your quote function that you keep getting all those artifacts in your post titles?  Are you doing that on purpose? LOL

Unless you're actually quoting something...just use the reply button instead.

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 12:47:27 AM »
Thanks Babe for the push.  I tried "OK maps" and it kept it .  Going to look at NAV
as a alternative.  Thanks all! ;D ;) 8)

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 12:35:55 PM »
Hey bjs229, what's going on with your quote function that you keep getting all those artifacts in your post titles?  Are you doing that on purpose? LOL

Unless you're actually quoting something...just use the reply button instead.

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 01:07:53 PM »
I don't see anything?? I am not using quotes just quick reply.. I don't see what you mean either..

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 01:43:19 PM »
Take a look at the title field in your previous post in this topic and you'll see what i mean.
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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 05:40:22 PM »
Pardon my ignorance but where is the title field ? I think I only see that if I use the web version of the forums , I am using tapatalk4 beta is that causing issues?

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 05:44:33 PM »
I am posting from the web now. So much different. I have used this way only a handful of times. I saw how the title had quot something somethin in the title. I don't know why it happened.

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Re: Google maps, "offline maps" > gone on new version? - HELP
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 05:58:34 PM »
Yes, as you can see something must be happening when you use the Tapatalk Beta as it's leaving gibberish in the title of the post.  You might want to mention it over at Tapatalk support in their forum and tell them you're using the beta and possibly leave a link to this page for them to see the issue.

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