When downloading maps, it is better to connect your device to your computer with a USB cable instead of Bluetooth, because this makes the downloading much faster.
Downloading a map of a continent or a large country takes some time and requires that your device has a large amount of free storage space.
To download a map of a country, do the following:
Select an area of the world you want to download a map from, for example, Europe.
Select the map of the country you want to download.
Either click Download, or drag the map to the device’s image. You can repeat that for each map you want to download. The maps are downloaded to your device one by one from the online map service.
About downloading maps of states or areas
Some countries, such as Germany or the United Kingdom, have been divided into different states or areas. With Nokia Ovi Suite Maps you can easily download just a single state or area without having to download the map of the whole country.
To download a map of a single state or area, do the following:
Select the area of the world you want to download the map from, for example, Europe.
Select the country the state or area is in, for example, Germany or the United Kingdom.
Select the state or area the map of which you want to download, for example, Bavaria or Scotland.
Either click Download, or drag the map to the device’s image. The map is then downloaded to your device from the online map service.
When you click Downloads in the navigation area, you see a list of maps and voice guidance files that are currently being downloaded, are queued for downloading, or have just been downloaded to your device. Here you have the following options for canceling downloads:
To cancel downloading a single map or voice guidance file, click the cancel button next to the desired item. With the file that is currently being downloaded, you need to hover the mouse cursor over the file name to get the cancel button visible.
To cancel downloading all maps and voice guidance files, click Cancel all in the upper right-hand corner of the Downloads view or click the X icon next to the progress bar.
Good to know about downloading maps
When you download the map of a country, state, or area for the first time, information about the cities of the continent it belongs to is also downloaded to your device. This may take some time, but the information of the cities is only downloaded once for each continent. That is, the next time you download a map of a country, state, or area that belongs to the same continent, the city information is not downloaded again.
If the information about the cities is not downloaded, you can update the device’s Maps application to a newer version. This is due to the fact that older versions of the software do not support the city information. For more information about updating the device’s Maps application, see Device applications’ update.
Before you can use the downloaded maps for route instructions, you may need to obtain a licence online. For further information, see Map and voice guidance licences.