On Google Maps for iOS (version 3.2.5.29671 as of the time of writing), I can save offline maps using the hidden trick described here. This works fine. However, Google Maps also wants to update offline maps periodically (every 30 days, I think). It has an irritating habit of popping up a dialog asking for this when I'm not on WiFi (when I don't want to update, because 3G is slow and expensive). I normally cancel the dialog (I'm in the middle of doing something), but I can't find a way to force the update when I'm back on WiFi later in the day. This means I get the same irritating pop-up the next day.

Is there a way to force or manually trigger the updates to the offline maps?

(this is on an iPhone 5s, if it matters).

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It is almost one year after your post, but with the current version of Google Maps I have:

In Google Maps, go to the Menu, Select "Your places" > scroll down to "Offline maps" section

  • Excellent, thank you! That looks good. – Andrew Ferrier Sep 4 '15 at 12:37

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