How to Side-Load Offline Maps into Mobile Device via Computer

Side-Load Offline Maps into Mobile Device via Computer




Follow these instructions to install a map file downloaded from TrimbleOutdoors.com. 

Step One:
Your file is downloading. Locate file on Computer.

Step Two:
Follow the instructions for your specific mobile device below.

Side-Load Maps into Phone/iPad

This sideload process only takes a few minutes but it requires that you connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer. Note: These directions are for iTunes 12.

• Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer via USB.
• Launch iTunes on your computer.
• Select your device in the Devices list in the top-left of iTunes.
• Click the Apps tab on the top-left of the iTunes screen.
• Scroll down to the File Sharing section.
• From the Apps list, select the app that you want to install maps files on. For example: “Navigator”.
• On the right side of iTunes, in the app’s Documents section, click the Add button.
• Browse to the maps files you just downloaded.
•  Select Open or Add button then files will load into iTunes.
• Click Eject icon on the top-left of iTunes. Disconnect the device from computer.
• Launch mobile app. From the Main screen, go to the Off-The-Grid Maps > On Device tab to see a list of all the maps on your device.

Side-Load Maps into Android devices

• Plug your Android device into your computer.
• Create a folder called “TrimbleMapBundles” on your device’s microSD card.
• Copy the map files from your computer to the new folder on your microSD card.
• Disconnect Android device from the computer.
• Launch app on your Android device. From the Main screen, go to the Off-The-Grid Maps > On Device tab to see a list of all the maps on your device.

Side-Load Maps into Android Devices without microSD card slots

Some Android devices, like the Nexus 4 or Moto G, do not have a slot for microSD cards. Here's how to install maps from your computer:

• Plug your Android device into your computer. Follow the instructions on the Android device to enable you to mount the device’s internal storage to be visible on your computer. (The device will be listed as an external drive).
• Create a folder called “TrimbleMapBundles” on your device’s memory card at the root of your mounted device’s internal storage (at the same folder level as DCIM, Music, Movies, etc.).
• Copy the map files from your computer to the new folder on your device.
• Disconnect Android device from the computer.  
• Launch app on your Android device. From the Main screen, go to the Off-The-Grid Maps > On Device tab to see a list of all the maps on your device.

Note: This advanced feature requires an Off-The-Grid Maps purchase, a Platinum membership or an Elite membership. 


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