Have you ever been driving through a remote area and lost your phone signal to access the Maps app on your iPhone and completely lost your way? We plan to fix this issue soon in an iOS 17 update that will be available.
The next version of the iPhone operating system will allow map users to select any map area and download the information locally. Downloaded maps include turn-by-turn directions for driving, biking, public transport, and walking, as well as opening hours and information for attractions within the selected area.
It’s not the only update that comes with Apple’s latest software. Electric vehicle owners will soon be able to see real-time charging availability through Apple Maps.
How does Apple Maps work offline?
The iPhone will have offline maps in its Maps app this year. This means that you will be able to access downloaded maps even when there is no Wi-Fi or cellular signal. For example, if you are going on a trip, you can download routes and access them without using cellular data. This is useful when the amount of data is low or the route passes through areas with little or no signal. This can stop the correct navigation of the Maps app and throw you off course.
What can I do with Apple Maps offline?
When iOS 17 becomes available, you’ll be able to download designated areas and access turn-by-turn navigation while using maps offline. You can also check the estimated time of arrival and search for locations on the map.
When will offline maps for iPhone be available?
Offline Maps will be available on iPhone with the release of iOS 17, expected later this month. He is usually released in September, days after the announcement of the new iPhone. The announcement is expected at his September 12th Apple event “Wonderlust”. I need to make sure his iPhone is compatible with Apple’s latest software. Otherwise, you will not be able to access this new feature.
What else will Apple Maps change?
Maps make it easy to find thousands of trails in parks across the United States. The app also supports electric vehicle drivers with real-time charging availability information. This can be filtered by charging network, plug type, etc. EV owners with compatible vehicles can also designate preferred charging networks.
What else is Apple planning for iOS 17? It adds a standby mode that makes it work like a smart display. If you’d like to try out a new version of iOS before it’s officially released, you can install the public beta of iOS 17 now, but make sure you properly prime your iPhone first.