Google maps will work on your phone just like any other GPS device if you follow a couple of simple steps. The best time to do these steps is before you leave your house when you have a good internet connection.
Put the address of Staging or the general Fire location in the Search Bar.
Use the drop down menu. This can be accessed by pressing your icon pic on the right side of the Search Bar or the 3 horizontal lines on the left side, depending on the version you are using.
- Select Offline maps
- SELECT YOUR OWN MAP
- Adjust the map to capture where you think the Fire will be
- Repeat the process if you need a additional areas saved
Use the drop down menu again.
- Select Settings
- Turn on Wi-Fi Only
This step will turn off traffic information and keep Google Maps from routing you around Road Closures.