GPS Brasil is a free map application for Android and iPhone phones (iOS). A competitor of Google Maps, the highlight of the service is its offline use, in addition to dispensing with any type of registration. The platform even offers GPS navigation support with instructions in Portuguese. The app is also able to find restaurants, gas stations, hotels and other establishments without spending data on your 4G franchise.
In the following tutorial, those interested can check out how to use the GPS Brazil app to navigate offline on their cell phone. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with Apple's iOS 12, but the tips are also valid for users of devices with the Google system.
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Learn how to use the GPS Brazil app to use offline maps Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
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Step 1. Install the GPS Brazil app on your phone via the TechTudo page. When opening for the first time, some introductory screens will be displayed. Swipe to the left a few times and tap "V for the map";
Introductory screens of the GPS Brazil app show features of the feature Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. On the map, use the buttons located on the right side of the screen to activate or deactivate the car mode and the traffic information. V in "Search", at the top, to find addresses and commercial establishments;
Use the GPS Brazil search to locate offline addresses on your cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. The user can also touch a point or establishment on the map and proceed to the address. If you want to start GPS navigation to the location, go to the arrow icon. Then choose the route and go by foot or car and tap the arrow icon again to activate the instructions. The cones displayed below the address serve to indicate possible "obstacles" on the route, such as tolls and ferries, for example. In this example, such questions do not apply;
Start a GPS navigation on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. The button located in the upper left corner of the screen gives access to the application menu. For there, it is possible to see the address of your contacts, download maps, open the settings and support of the app;
GPS Brazil app menu offers several useful functions for users without Internet access Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. In "People", GPS Brasil displays contacts from the phonebook with registered address. Touch a friend's name to see their location on the map. If you want to start a GPS navigation to it, press the arrow icon;
Find address of contacts registered on the user's GPS Brazil platform Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 6. In the "Downloads" option, manage the downloaded maps for offline access. There, the possibility to buy maps and services from other locations is offered, the map of Brazil, traffic information and local voice instructions are free and can be accessed in "My products";
Manage offline maps with GPS Brazil Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 7. In "Settings", you can change the settings of the application, such as voice, volume, navigation, audible alerts and more, in addition to choosing between light and dark themes. By default, GPS Brazil uses light colors during the day and dark colors at night. However, if you want to adjust, do it manually by disabling the "Auto" option, which is responsible for the native automatic transition.
Configurations of the GPS Brazil app have several options for users Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready. Take advantage of the tips to use the GPS Brazil app to navigate offline.
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