If you’ve tried to cache a Google map on your Android device recently, you had to go through some more hoops than on the previous version.
Google hopes that it’s fixed that according to CNET.
Caching maps on a device is useful when traveling to areas where the network connection is bad or where high roaming fees discourage mobile network use. But the new Google Maps app had required a laborious and obscure method to cache maps.
Now it’s not so hard. Users can tap on the map to display a screen to search or explore an area, and scrolling down to the bottom of that page reveals a small card that says, “Make this map area available offline.”