HERE Maps Offline update

PSA – Nokia updating HERE offline map data for Windows Phone

Update 4:15 PM ET: Users in comments are reporting updates globally, so make sure to check yours

Late Friday afternoon here and we can pass along that Nokia has updated some offline map data for their HERE services. No, that’s not an app update but rather the map data that you hopefully have downloaded for offline usage.

We were tipped by reader Corey S. and the Windows Phone Central staff were able to confirm updates for at least Florida, Alabama, California, Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. In other words, it looks like a lot of the US has received some form of a minor update.

And we use the word “minor” here on purpose as this is not updating all of your maps but seemingly just parts of them, hence the relatively small file sizes (our three states were 52 MB).

So how to go about getting the updates? It will depend if you are using HERE Maps from Nokia or the native Windows Phone 8 Maps. We’ll give instructions below for both.

Maps (HTC, Samsung, Huawei)

  • Tap  at the bottom of the Microsoft Maps app
  • Settings
  • Check for Updates
  • Install

HERE Maps (Lumias, anyone who uses HERE)

  • Tap  at the bottom of the HERE Maps app
  • Download maps
  • Update current maps
  • Install

Are you outside the US and have an update? Let us know and we’ll change the headline!



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Daakkon says:

Got an update yesterday here in Canada.

vslayer31 says:

15mb philippines

kittananj says:

512 MB in Thailand.

rodneyej says:

Texas updated❕❕❕

astroboy#WP says:

7.5 Mb update for Manitoba, Canada

pmartineau says:

Quebec and California updated!

Kristijan87 says:

There's an update for Croatia as well, it's 12,5 MB in size.

Poka Roka says:

Just downloading update for Croatia and it's 112 MB O.o

Kristijan87 says:

I have no idea what happened there :/ Was it up to date before today? I mean, I remember there was an update roughly 100 MB in size before, can you check for additional updates once this one installs? Because when I restored my phone to factory settings before and went to download maps for Croatia it first downloaded xxx MB and then offered me an update. One would hope Nokia would bundle the updates together... :)

They need give us the ....... I'll let someone else say it lol Not seeing the update yet.. Texas.

KFBradley says:

9.3 MB update for Alberta, Canada

CSk_RO says:

Hey! Got an update for Romanian map.. Guess it includes Europe :)

Checki says:

64,5MB in Germany.

Sam Sabri says:

California. Yeah boy. 

8817avijit says:

In India also got an update it is 144.2 mb

What is the changelog?

baron1996 says:

12.5 in india guess nokia updated earth

winmopro says:

I have the full US map (2,712.4MB)  and Canada (514.7MB) installed and my update is 3,104.9MB.  When I clicked on download, its redownloading the full US and Canada maps so I suspect Canada was also updated as well.  When the maps are finished downloading, I will post what the new map sizes are.

How big is the full US map after the update, now? It's 2774,1 mb? Thank you.

WPmunkey says:

Thanks for the heads up! 200+MB update for me. Probably for both Ohio and Michigan

Mystictrust says:

You can also go to Settings > swipe right > maps > check for updates
Works for any device. Just saying ;)

StevePT says:

428.8mb update... live in Portland, OR

jaypatel19 says:

Mine too at yesterday night, gujarat, India

chezm says:

updating now, Ontario Canada

FacilisDK says:

Map update for Denmark confirmed.

FacilisDK says:

13.5MB that was.

Aryan Angel says:

I want Microsoft maps on my Lumia :(

StevePT says:

Just go to the store and download the app called "Maps" by the publisher "Live Tiles" and you will be able to use the Microsoft (Bing) maps that are on all non-Lumia doing devices

beebl3brox says:

Regrettably it still uses the painfully out of date Nokia map data and almost non existent satellite data.

walter1832 says:

Hey, I got an update too!  I live on that newly descovered island off the coast of Pakistan.

marantaz says:

That explains all the flammable gasses...

Selfie13 says:

Well, guess it was a more widespread update than what I originally thought when I sent the email, just happen to check and most of the southeast US was updated, as that's basically the region I have downloaded.

stefanolson says:

8.1 Mb in New Zealand

dsba says:

25 MB in Argentina maps too...

Raesu says:

Well I have china and Taiwan downloaded in addition to Cali and Massachusetts. 132mb download so it seems Asia maps are being updated too.

SwimSwim says:

Add Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC to the list of updated maps.

BGBrereton says:

Updated in the UK too. Frustraitingly the satellite images are still rubbish, even though that's now been fixed on the HERE website.

Wonderful. That's one of my big pet hates with Here maps, the terrible satellite images. Oh well, I will still update though because they must have improved something

loko ino says:

453MB update for California and Texas maps here...

RafRol says:

Yay Nokia! Boo AT&T!

nelsonecm says:

I have an update too (Guatemala) I used to have a Lumia 710 and I was able to use Nokia Drive here in my country, it worked fine. When I upgraded to a Lumia 820 Here Maps isn't available in my country, I don't get why this happens, I mean they support it in WP 7.8.

Miguelmedgt says:

Hello! I'm from Guatemala and the same thing happened to me. Guatemala is not within countries with full navigation (navigation license). still do not understand why it has the navigation in WP 7.8 and not in WP 8. 

Flavio76 says:

I had guandong area china , and Brazil maps, both had updated.
The Chinese map I had downloaded three days ago....

cdiddy2 says:

connecticut, mass, new hampshire, vermont all got updated. total=144mb. thats alot of new info. hope its better now!

richddr says:

42.8mb update for Dominican Republic :)

Also in Austria an Update is available :)!

theefman says:

Worth noting that GDR2 devices will only download the updated parts of the map so probably why files sizes could be smaller. Anyone with a GDR1 device has to download everything again....wonder which carriers those are.....:)

Looks like it's my carrier!

winmopro says:

That would explain why my download size is the equivalent of all of the US and all of Canada.  ::shakes fist::: Damn you AT&T!

inetdragon says:

Exactly, actually, it's a new feature of gdr2. U don't need to download full map. After update, the content would be the same with a full download.

ahmedjan87 says:

No I have gdr1 and it downloaded only the parts that needed

slushygrim says:

UK updated around 50/60MB :)

Ivan Hristov says:

16mb update for Bulgaria

rjorge77 says:

21.1MB for Portugal/Europe :)

Guedan says:

Brasil southeastern maps update runs around 32 MB

Dragunov2 says:

Maps updating for:
- Belgium
- Germany
- France
- Luxembourg
- The Netherlands 

Mishaye says:

Got updates for Finland, Norway and Sweden too.

jiri77 says:

Czech Republic,Slovakia and Austria updated as well.

andrew1967 says:

Oh thank you Nokia for being the savory lord of updates, the devil I meant ATT wireless is leading us the wrong way, praises you Nokia.....

MohabTarek1 says:

18 MB in Egypt too 

OsamaAdam98 says:

13 MB here, Crazy world.

ahmedjan87 says:

Jordan as well don't know much though

aemond says:

Got updates for France, Sweden, Denmark. Not Monaco :P

AtOmIc031 says:

I can confirm updates for : Austira, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia

TechnoBull says:

I just got my update in Liverpool UK

ETjon says:

Texas! The original size for Texas is a whopping 243.8 MB, and the update is only 37.8 MB

kryten100 says:

Washington State too.

Cristoby says:

4.4 mb for Puerto Rico: I guess they build a road somewhere in the island lol...

absonj says:

sorry, post above tells my story!

mauriciorgz says:

Updating Mexico maps...

p3515 says:

Got an update for Sweden.

Here in Italy I've just got a 57 mb update (I have only the 350 mb Italy map on my phone)

Ohhh am in Uganda and got the update tooo

ocimek says:

203.42mb in Indonesia.

dikadik says:

Only 38.5 mb on mine

jfash007 says:

Updates all over. I have Nigeria, UAE, Italy and USA maps totaling up to 480.9 MB

webnoi says:

40.05 mb for Brazil southeast

Miguel Arias says:

Updating Colombia Maps

avdbusse says:

14.8MB update in New Zealand

hbjoroy says:

Greece, Madrid and Iceland + Norway already noted.

ksbanderson says:

24.2 Mb split between British Columbia and Washington!

Scowy says:

Just checked in UK update available here too, only had the phone a week so this is a very recent update.

pitius says:

Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Austria updated. After 5-10 seconds use of Here Drive or Here Maps and then quits. Several reboot -> no changes in behaviour.
Lumia 520, Amber, Vodafone, Hungary.
(preparing myself for a hr.)

pitius says:

Removed all the maps then re-downloaded them. Now works fine.

Budniu says:

For Poland is 47,8 MB to download.

tweant says:

Here in Poland we have got 40 MB of update. Indoor maps work now.

marantaz says:

Got an update for AZ...and I got a problem. Here maps shows my home address about four home east of where it should be...and I can't tell it otherwise. Also the satellite photos of downtown Phoenix are ancient. For instance there's a new tower for the superior court and the sat photo still shows a parking garage at that location that was torn down YEARS ago. In fact there's still a park pictured but its been gone even longer...its a mall now! This is very sad.

theefman says:

Send feedback from the app, could help.

andres1905 says:

Maps for Ecuador updated too!

Aviad Kohn says:

23MB inIsrael :)

b16bkostas says:

Greece-Europe 17,8mb update

iboypx says:

Sri Lanka 47 mb

wbadry says:

Just updated Egypt map (15 MB)

SargeT says:

Downloaded a 80mb update for 300mb existing, Russian central region. Nokia really gives others hell, there is only local maps provider Yandex here which is said to be more actual, google maps and apple's homemade crap won't stand a chance against HERE here :)

UK and Portugal updated! Nokia and Microsoft rules. Nokia maps are the best for Europe.
And, I was thinking, Apple brought design to consumer devices, Microsoft brought it to the UX.

ogracia says:

SPAIN Catalunya + Aragón 23MB updated

Still doesn't have maps as new as the ones directly on

dericslab says:

26MB Update available in South Africa

rastanac says:

Australia, 31mb

sholokov says:

I just used the swipe up/down feature of livesight for the first time. Its awesome. And...just updated my New England maps.

march10_83 says:

Indonesia gets an update 35 mb

adilici says:

Romania is updated (115 MB)

grininja says:

I got only 15.2 Mb...

sholokov says:

Updates everywhere, but still no maps for Pakistan. Everyone uses Google maps in Pakistan because of no Here/Nokia support.

aneoms says:

Yes, that sucks. If there was a Pakistan map, I would've downloaded it just for fun. Good Wishes, Salams...

Kwanton81 says:

England,UK map updates. 52.6 MB.

kimlo91 says:

Got a 31.2MB update in Australia.

4Tiles says:

My update was over 500MB for 6 states.

Rick Smits says:

Mine was around 650 MB (Canada and USA)

agd87 says:

Cyprus and UK updated

xankazo says:

Yes! I got updates for the Dominican Republic too! Just 7.5 MB, though. :(

Whatsup67 says:

Yes in melbourne Australia got update this Saturday morning

TK2011 says:

Over 1GB for CA, NV, Great Britain and France. Free offiline Nokia maps are the best!

Alexander K says:

Anyone got maps update for Lumia 800 with WP7.8? It should use the same maps, shouldn't it? And how do u get notified about map updates in the Nokia Drive? there is no Check for Updates menu option.. Thru the Store?

I got this update her in Saudi Arabia , 19.2 MB

aneoms says:

20.9MB for Saudi Arabia on my phone. Good Wishes, Salams...

majed_7866 says:

There is about 22.5 MB in Saudi Arabia, is it going to fix the satellite map view ? any Idea ?

aneoms says:

What do you mean? The Satellite View on my phone for Hofuf, Saudi Arabia works completely alright. Good Wishes, Salams...

majed_7866 says:

Satellite view works good, but the images themselves are still old, here in Buraydah city in Qassim for example there many streets still 5 years old.

Zakriel says:

I have an update for my maps of Guatemala

Just downloaded Australia

drrron says:

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia - 63,3 mb total

houtex2380 says:

281 Mb for both nm & TX

Benj Catipon says:

...we also got an update here in the Philippines.

dwane18 says:

Got update for Jamaica 27Mb

pmich says:

40 Mb for Ontario, Canada

Panterua says:

7.3 MB for Uruguay

mcnguyen says:

Vietnam gets update, too.

yanj says:

Map updates for Vatican City, England, and the Philippines

39Mb of data and I am from India

jiayit says:

11MB update for Singapore, and given Singapore's size, it's effectively 20% of the whole Singapore map. o_o

MadSci2 says:

Updating mine for: Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York State, Ontario.
That's all of my North American maps so I kinda suspect they are changing something to do with the file structure or mapping data structure rather than just the geographic information.

Just updated for England. Well that's all I use!

thapau says:

I got mine here in Nepal :D

Voxophone says:

Yup. I live in California and I got updates for California and Colorado (total 86mb).

bruseba says:

125 MB in Argentina...

bruseba says:

sorry 152 MB in Argentina...

Che, como sabremos que habra cambiado al mapa anterior? Tenia algunas calles mal señaladas, pero pocas... Saludos!

kurtd says:

It would be easier to tell everyone to go to settings , maps, update than have separate instructions.

kinaton says:

Would be better for it to flag updates available

melicaster says:

Malaysia is being updated...

windev says:

Got an update to my offline UK map.

WoWNyx says:

Yeah! Map update available in Malaysia & Singapore :-)

71,4 mb on Brazil maps.

kjnoel says:

Update for Trinidad and Tobago: 4.7Mb

updated Wisconsin and Illinois

vivzek says:

9.6MB for Maharashtra and Goa states in India.

145 mb India.Strangely GPS not working after update. Please help.

DesRed says:

Try rebooting the phone and see if it helps or not.

22.5 mb in mp& cg state

fahad kazi says:

Mine is updating 94.3 mb MH/Goa India strange but I read some comments and some guys here have reported less size for their updates.

Zen Salazar says:

COLOMBIA map update 71mb

index1366 says:

Yes, I've got my update for Slovenian maps too, 14.4MB.

Cutting Edge says:

I just got the update for Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 8 MB in size.

Got an update for UK maps!!!

egypt map updated 13.9 mb

Xaphoon148 says:

Norway and Sweden 34,3 MB

mickuk says:

Uk & Turkey updated

The CellAtom says:

110 mb in France. 

Andalucia/Spain, Canary Islands, Finland 50 MB = minor update

WP Gan says:

Updated 161mb from Malaysia

gUM0L says:

About 51 Megs in Poland =]

kinaton says:

Ukraine, United Kingdom and Florida all updated.

fluxb0x says:

136Mo for Belgium, France, Portugal and Netherlands.

K Raghu says:

Is Nokia providing these updates becuse they own the maps division and got money or was it Microsoft. Doesn't matter just asking..

nitheesh1996 says:

In India also there is update like iam in banglore and i downloaded 26mb update for Karnataka and Goa

Neil Katz says:

New Jersey. Does anyone know where maps are stored - SD card or Phone memory? I would download a couple of more maps if I knew that they were on my SD card.

Phone Memory. You can store them on your SD card downloading Storage Check Beta if you have a Nokia, but I wouldn't suggest to you.  Please, can you tell me what's the total dimension of US map now? Thank you.

I got both UK and Thailand!

aeonstar says:

I got an Update here in The Bahamas but I don't see any major improvements. The satellite images and road data are three years behind. I love here Maps but Google Maps updates ever three months for us in the Bahamas.

luis300782 says:

Updated for Peru in South America as well!!!

RonV42 says:

Got an update for Illinois...

Got an update yesterday in Italy

The maps here from southeast Brazil ruined my phone (Lumia 620)

Now every time I try to open the apps Here Maps and Drive + Here the phone reboots, disabling apps ...

I try to delete the maps already downloaded in Settings> Applications> Maps, when I try to open it the phone restarts again ...

Can anyone help me?

Sorry, I used Google Translate ^ ^

Hy Renan,

I have Lumia 720 and i´m in the same situation. When i try to open here drive or here maps the app reboot my phone. I tried remove both without sucess.
I´m from Brazil too.

Hi Renato,

For those who upgraded and gave crash in Maps apps, I found a "solution" to the problem is for those who do not want to hard reset the device, but make it clear that you will lose internal space on your device ...

1) Install this app

2) Go to Details> Maps> Change

3) In "Store Maps in" select SD

4) Open the maps app or managers plan and download the map again, now you will always have the maps on your SD card.

Remembering that this method DO NOT DELETE, the data stored in the internal memory of the device, so we have to wait for a response from NOKIA or appeal pro hard reset it ...

even more

Thanks buddy,

it helped me a lot, I'll wait for a final solution to not waste space on my phone

Yeah, we have to wait some other update because 300mb of internal storage is much ...

Alicia Amber says:

UK and UAE update.

Macco26 says:

Just updated my 720 to Amber yesterday and, sweet, the Map update is "only" the diff file of 58 MB, whereas the entire Maps I had was at least 500 MB worth of thing. Another good way of taste GDR1..

Map data ware updated @ Brazil too!

Martin Oh says:

Malaysia updated too.

Updated In India As Well

Got updates for on my phone in Canada, for Ontario as well as New York State. around 80 MB for both.