HERE Maps for iOS is here! Free offline voice-guided navigation for your iPhone

Nokia's renowned HERE Maps suite made it to the Play Store last year, and quickly became the best alternative to Google Maps there is, bringing with it the most packed free offline navigation that can currently be found on Android. At the time, Nokia said that it will halt development of the HERE maps app for Windows Phone, and focus on Android, as well as iOS instead, but the iOS version has been dragging its feet until today.

The software features voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for vehicles and pedestrians, as well as public transport schedules, lane switching and traffic guidance. Of course, the most notable feature of Nokia's HERE maps app is that it supports offline navigation thanks to your device's built-in GPS receiver. This allows you to explore the map and navigate yourself to a desired location without an Internet connection, and you can use all features of HERE Maps while being offline, HD voices and all. This includes public transport schedules, too, and even walks in the park.

You can download detailed maps of various regions, countries (more than 200 are available for download as of now), and even continents. Said maps are kept on your device, and pave the way for faster access, route planning and rerouting, all while being offline. More than 100 of the maps in question allow you to make full use of turn-by-turn navigation, while 40 of them will provide you with traffic information. Previously such offline navigation apps did cost tens of dollars or euros, and we are now witnessing a rapid decline in their pricing, thanks to the HERE maps suite. 

Today, Nokia announced that is finally bringing HERE Maps to your beloved iPhone, too, though a glitch with the app download will push out its release in the App Store with a day or two. Check out the HERE Maps tutorial on the official blog in the source link below while you wait.



source: HERE Maps (iTunes) via Here360

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15 Comments

1. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

The Best offline maps :)

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Literally downloading it right now. Been waiting for it to hit iOS for awhile now!

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Welcome to the real offline-maps iPhone users.....

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, Google maps sucks in offline mode, so HERE is the only usable offline map service for three major platforms.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nice job, Nokia ! Nice to see Nokia focusing their limited resources on more important platforms like Android and iOS rather then WP.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Actually their resources are not limited....they are full of money too after the Microsoft deal....

7. imo-x

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

great , Apple maps really sucks. thanks Nokia for bringing them to iPhone

8. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Pfff. Now you made it. I sold my iPhone 5 few days ago...

18. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Well, don't worry brother. It's in Androind and Windows Phones as welll

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Great news, but I hope you have a 128GB 6 or 6+ so you got room... Side note: Removable Memory FTW. Up yours, nerds...

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Good thing cause apple maps are a freaking joke.

11. Palidankehidupan

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Even the 'rich' people want the free stuff..

15. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

my friend said it is the best offline maps MADE BY APPLE, im drunk.wanna kill him right now

26. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Finally Apple addicts get a navigation software that works.

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