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Offline Maps in Windows 10 – Tutorial

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Offline Maps in Windows 10 - Tutorial: A picture of a user about to delete all offline maps in Windows 10.

Offline Maps in Windows 10: Overview

            To manage your device’s offline maps in Windows 10, open the “Settings” window and click the “System” button in the middle of the screen to display system settings for your device. Then click the “Offline maps” category at the left side of this window to view offline map settings in the area to the right.

            To download maps for offline use, click the “Download maps” button under the “Maps” section to open the “Download Maps” window. Continue clicking on the continent, country, and any smaller geographic region’s map you want to download in this window to download the offline map you want. After selecting a map, the file will download to your computer for offline use. After downloading, you can click it to select it in this list and then click the “Delete” button that appears to delete an individual map. To delete all maps you have downloaded, click the “Delete all maps” button, instead.

Offline Maps in Windows 10 - Tutorial: A picture of a user about to delete all offline maps in Windows 10.

Offline Maps in Windows 10 – Tutorial: A picture of a user about to delete all offline maps in Windows 10.

            If you want to download maps over metered connections, you can click the “If this is turned off, maps only download on free Wi-Fi or on unlimited cellular data. (You might incur additional charges if you turn it on).” option to set it to the “On” position. Note the warning that this may cause overages for metered cellular connections. This setting is “Off,” by default.

            To automatically update your offline maps in Windows 10, ensure that the “Automatically update maps” setting is set to the “On” position. To disable automatic updates, click or tap the option to set it to the “Off” position. You can also click the “Check now” button to manually check for map updates.

Offline Maps in Windows 10: Instructions

  1. To manage your device’s offline maps in Windows 10, open the “Settings” window and click the “System” button in the middle of the screen.
  2. Click the “Offline maps” category at the left side of this window to view offline map settings in the area to the right.
  3. To download maps for offline use, click the “Download maps” button under the “Maps” section to open the “Download Maps” window.
  4. Continue clicking on the continent, country, and any smaller geographic region’s map that you want to download in this window to download the offline map you want.
  5. After selecting a map, the file will download to your computer for offline use.
  6. To delete an individual map after downloading, click it to select it in this list and then click the “Delete” button that appears.
  7. To delete all maps you have downloaded, click the “Delete all maps” button, instead.
  8. To download maps over metered connections, click the “If this is turned off, maps only download on free Wi-Fi or on unlimited cellular data. (You might incur additional charges if you turn it on).” option to set it to the “On” position. Note the warning that this may cause overages for metered cellular connections. This setting is “Off,” by default.
  9. To automatically update your offline maps in Windows 10, ensure that the “Automatically update maps” setting is set to the “On” position.
  10. To disable automatic updates, click or tap the option to set it to the “Off” position.
  11. To manually check for map updates, click the “Check now” button.

Offline Maps in Windows 10: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Download and Manage Offline Maps in Windows 10,” shows you how to manage your offline maps in Windows 10. This video lesson about offline maps in Windows 10 is from our complete Windows 10 training, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.10.”

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