Along with all the excited in the air today about the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, many will also see an update to Nokia’s Offline Maps.
Our tipster is seeing updates for the entire U.S. map collection and we’ve been able to confirm updates for New York. It does appear that the updates are for devices running Windows Phone 8.1. My Lumia 1020 is still running Windows Phone 8 and no updates are in sight.
Offline maps are used for the HERE services and helps reduce your dependency on a data connection while traveling. You can choose maps by State, Country or Region. The process is simple to check for offline map updates and is as follows.
- Go to your Windows Phone Settings
- Swipe over to the Applications Page
- Scroll Down to Maps
- Tap the “Check for Updates” button
Should updates be available, you will be given the option to install the updates now or wait until a better time to do so.
We are not exactly sure if updates are available for all the offline maps or just a select few. If you are seeing updates to your maps, let us know in the comments below.
Thanks, jobinthomas, for the tip!