Google is rolling out a sizeable update to Google Maps that brings a new Wi-Fi only offline mode. Once enabled, Maps will go offline when there's no Wi-Fi signal, with navigation limited to your areas you've downloaded to your device. As soon as you connect to a Wi-Fi network, the app regains full functionality.
Wi-Fi comes in handy when you're traveling abroad and don't want to incur exorbitant data charges, or in situations where you can't get a reliable cellular signal in your area. Google is also rolling out the ability to download offline areas to an SD card, freeing up the internal storage of your phone.
To enable Wi-Fi only mode, you'll need to head into the Settings in Google Maps. As soon as you activate the feature, you'll see a notification to save areas offline, and that a small amount of data may still be used while in Wi-Fi mode. The update is now live, but if you're not seeing the offline mode just yet, try again in a few hours.
Motorola RAZR 2 rumored to come with a bigger 6.7-inch main display
A new rumor claims the Motorola RAZR 2, which is likely to debut sometime in the third quarter of the year, will have a 6.7-inch main display and a slightly larger cover display.
Daily COVID-19 updates: CES 2021 will be an in-person event
COVID-19 has caused untold devastation around the globe, with entire industries shutting down in the wake of the virus. Here's how coronavirus is affecting the tech industry.
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro can now record videos in HEVC format to save space
The latest OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 8 series phones brings support for H.265 video encoding. It also comes with the May 2020 security patch and several optimizations.
These apps make it easy to check the specs of your phone with ease
While the Settings app on your phone does a decent job at telling you some of the specs on your smartphone or tablet, it doesn't tell you everything. Luckily, there are a plethora of apps that allow you to not only check your phone's specs, but so much more.