Nokia has rolled out an update for offline mapping on Windows Phone. There are two types of updates for the mapping solution on Windows Phone, the HERE Maps app itself and offline data installed on a smartphone. Today, we're once again looking at the latter, with reports coming in that an update for offline map data is available for some users (it may depend on your region).

Your Windows Phone should check for said updates periodically, but there are a few ways to check manually:

Maps (HTC, Samsung, Huawei)

  • Tap '...' at the bottom of the Microsoft Maps app
  • Settings
  • Check for Updates
  • Install

HERE Maps (Lumias, anyone who uses HERE)

  • Tap '...' at the bottom of the HERE Maps app
  • Download maps
  • Update current maps
  • Install

You can also go into the Windows Phone settings:

  • Settings
  • Applications (swipe right)
  • Maps
  • Check for updates

The process should take only a few seconds, depending on how much offline data you have downloaded. We'll reach out to the HERE team at Nokia and see about what's in this latest update. If the update back in January is anything to go by, we should be looking at some interesting additions being implemented.

Let us know in the comments if you've noticed anything new. We'll update this article accordingly once we hear back from Nokia so be sure to check back.

Thanks, Ashish, for the tip!