Google Maps with Offline Maps sometimes gets stuck on "Finding best route"

I don't think it's a GPS issue 'cos my phone's GPS is normally fine and also, as soon as I connect to WiFi it gets past the "finding best route" screen. Also I guess if it can't find a good GPS fix then I doubt it'd say "finding best route". My experience with google maps has been that if it can't get a good fix it still gets to the navigation screen.

And it's definitely not an offline map issue. I have quite a big offline map, not yet expired, and like 600MB covering an area that includes all of london and quite far behond, so (while my sense of direction isn't great), I don't think map coverage is the issue here. Also if I choose a postcode that is definitely outside my offline map, like somewhere in Glasgow, then I get a different message "no results found in your offline areas". The postcode is well within my offline map, and if it wasn't, that wouldn't cause the "finding best route"(and not moving beyond that message), error.

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  • It looks like they can't calculate route offline. 'here we go' which is meant to be offline, has the issue too. I wonder if there is an app with offline maps that also calculates the route offline.
    – barlop
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 16:05
  • TomTom App would probably do it offline, otherwise a tomtom hardware device would be required. (One person suggested maybe it works sometimes. if it works sometimes then maybe it might have cached some calculations)
    – barlop
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 11:46


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