How to manage offline maps on Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can use the built-in Maps app to get directions and search for places from almost anywhere in the world. However, maps only work with an internet connection unless you use the offline maps feature.

If you’re usually on the road, in places that don’t have an internet connection, or want to save your mobile data usage, Windows 11 lets you download maps from different areas to your PC for use offline to find places or get directions quickly.

In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the steps of managing offline maps of the Maps app.

How to download maps on Windows 11

To download maps to make them available offline on Windows 11, use the following steps:

  1. Opens Settings.
  2. Click apps.
  3. tap on Offline Maps The page is on the right side.

    Source: Windows Central

  4. tap on Download Maps button.

    Download Maps

    Source: Windows Central

  5. Select the continent that includes the map of the province you want.
  6. tap on Download button.

    Download offline maps

    Source: Windows Central

    Quick note: Some countries will have multiple regions. If so, you will see a file Choose Region button instead of Download button.

Once you complete the steps, you will be able to use the Maps app even when you don’t have an internet connection.

How to delete offline maps on Windows 11

To delete offline maps on Windows 11, use the following steps:

  1. Opens Settings.
  2. Click apps.
  3. tap on Offline Maps The page is on the right side.

    Open Offline Maps Settings

    Source: Windows Central

  4. tap on Download Maps button.
  5. tap on maps Preparation.
  6. tap on delete Button for the map you want to remove.

    Delete offline maps

    Source: Windows Central

  7. (Optional) Click delete all button to remove all maps.

After completing the steps, the map data will be erased, freeing up space on your computer.

How to change the storage location for Maps on Windows 11

To change the location to store offline maps, use the following steps:

  1. Opens Settings.
  2. Click apps.
  3. tap on Offline Maps The page is on the right side.

    Open Offline Maps Settings

    Source: Windows Central

  4. Locate the new drive using the “Storage location” drop-down list.

    Change the location of maps offline

    Source: Windows Central

Once you complete the steps, the maps will automatically go to the new location, and future downloads will be stored in the new drive location.

How to manage map downloads over a limited connection on Windows 11

To enable or disable offline map downloads over a limited connection, use the following steps:

  1. Opens Settings.
  2. Click apps.
  3. tap on Offline Maps The page is on the right side.

    Open Offline Maps Settings

    Source: Windows Central

  4. turn off rated connection Toggle to prevent new maps from downloading over restricted internet connections.

    Disable limited connectivity for offline maps

    Source: Windows Central

  5. turn on rated connection Toggle to allow downloading over limited internet connections.

After completing the steps, it will prevent maps from being downloaded over limited internet connections, depending on your configuration.

How to control map updates on Windows 11

To control offline map updates, use the following steps:

  1. Opens Settings.
  2. Click apps.
  3. tap on Offline Maps The page is on the right side.

    Open Offline Maps Settings

    Source: Windows Central

  4. tap on Map updates Preparation.
  5. check the Update automatically when connected and when connected to Wi-Fi Option to allow automatic updates.
  6. clean the Update automatically when connected and when connected to Wi-Fi Option to disable automatic updates.

    Offline maps automatic updates

    Source: Windows Central

  7. (Optional) Click check now A button to download updates manually.

Once you complete the steps, updates will be downloaded from the maps based on your configuration.

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