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Apple is introducing an option to download offline maps on Apple Maps in iOS 17. What’s interesting about this is the feature’s ability to determine directions with problematic connectivity, prompting you to download the offline details in advance.

The ability of the map was first spotted by u/freaktheclown on Reddit (via 9To5Mac), and it is now currently available in the latest betas of iOS 17. The feature will automatically suggest a download link for the offline map after you plot your route or direction it deems to have poor connectivity service.

It is unknown where Apple based such suggestions for locations with poor cell services, but it seems available only to national parks in the US at this time. This, nonetheless, is expected since it is still in the beta stage, which means the feature might likely get wider coverage in the future.


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