1. badkitties's Avatar
    Since Google Maps and Navigation became completely usable while offline a few weeks agao, I've stored most of the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. It has already taken up over 4.7GB of my 32GB Note 5's internal storage.

    I was just wondering if the 32GB Note have enough space to store all 50 U.S. states? I guess I could start downloading all of them and see when it will run out, but it's probably easier to ask around first.

    (yes, I wish I had gotten the 64gb version 2 months ago.... )
    12-04-2015 09:03 PM
  2. gozirra's Avatar
    You can get a cheap OTG cable (they can be had for $5 on Amazon) and an SD card reader (also $5) and have your external storage capability back, that way you only need to copy the data for the area you're in.
    12-04-2015 09:07 PM
  3. pbickel's Avatar
    There's also some USB at best but that come with an adapter to plug directly into the phone
    12-04-2015 09:14 PM
  4. badkitties's Avatar
    You can get a cheap OTG cable (they can be had for $5 on Amazon) and an SD card reader (also $5) and have your external storage capability back, that way you only need to copy the data for the area you're in.
    Does Google Maps allow data to be stored on USB flash drive attached via OTG cable?
    12-04-2015 10:45 PM
  5. gozirra's Avatar
    They're stored in a not-human-readable series of files on the SD card partition. Hang on a sec I'll pull up a file explorer...

    /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/cache/

    I bet if you back up all that for the area you're interested in, then download a new area, back that up, etc. then just name your backups for whatever area it is you're interested in restoring... yeah kind of a pain but it's obvious Google didn't want you to do this or they would have made it a heck of a lot easier to perform.
    12-05-2015 11:40 AM
  6. clevin's Avatar
    Or you can use here map, the whole offline map for us is 4.5g.

    Who knows what Google map is storing on your storage if its US map gonna be 10 times bigger than any separated GPS unit.
    James8561 likes this.
    12-06-2015 02:49 AM
  7. DroidFromVA's Avatar
    I have stored all the offline US maps on my 32GB S6 Active with no problems, apart from the obvious loss of significant space for photos and useful apps.
    12-06-2015 10:01 AM
  8. drew_sf's Avatar
    Isn't offline maps only good for 29 days? After that do you have to install all over again or can you just update and reset the cycle?
    12-06-2015 11:56 AM
  9. badkitties's Avatar
    I have stored all the offline US maps on my 32GB S6 Active with no problems, apart from the obvious loss of significant space for photos and useful apps.
    since Google Maps only allows saving offline maps one area at a time(about the size of half of my state), it sure takes a while to save the 5 or 6 states around me.

    how long did it take for you to select all 50 states and download all the maps?

    Thanks!
    12-06-2015 02:31 PM
  10. badkitties's Avatar
    Isn't offline maps only good for 29 days? After that do you have to install all over again or can you just update and reset the cycle?
    in the offline map data menu, there's an option to turn
    auto-update offline map data on or off. the default is on.

    I wonder if this means Google Maps will automatically
    update the map after 30 days. If so, does that reset
    the offline map for another 30 days?
    12-06-2015 02:33 PM
  11. trucky's Avatar
    According to Google...

    Downloaded maps are limited to approx 50 km x 50 km in area, and limited to 6 areas at a time.

    After 30 days you will be required to "Refresh" (re-download) any saved maps or they are un-usable.

    I know at least one post here contradicts these statements. I'm only reporting what I read from Google.
    12-07-2015 09:59 AM
  12. badkitties's Avatar
    According to Google...

    Downloaded maps are limited to approx 50 km x 50 km in area, and limited to 6 areas at a time.

    After 30 days you will be required to "Refresh" (re-download) any saved maps or they are un-usable.

    I know at least one post here contradicts these statements. I'm only reporting what I read from Google.
    I have installed installed at least 11 areas from NY to IL without any problems... but they took up almost 5.2GB of space, so I stopped.
    12-10-2015 01:54 PM

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