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How to use GPS Brazil, offline map app for Android and iPhone

GPS Brasil is a free map application for Android phones and iPhone (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 support for GPS navigation 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 mobile phone. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with Apple’s iOS 12, but the tips also apply to users of devices with the Google system.

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1 of 8 Learn how to use the GPS Brazil app to use offline maps – Photo: Helito Beggiora /

Learn how to use the GPS Brazil app to use offline maps – Photo: Helito Beggiora /

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Step 1. Install the GPS Brazil app on your phone via the page. When opening for the first time, some introduction screens will be displayed. Swipe left a few times and tap “Go to the map”;

2 of 8 Introduction screens for the GPS Brazil app show feature features – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Introduction screens for the GPS Brazil app show features of the feature – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. On the map, use the buttons located on the right side of the screen to enable or disable car mode and traffic information. Go to “Search” at the top to find addresses and businesses;

3 of 8 Use the GPS Brazil search to find offline addresses on your cell phone – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Use the GPS Brazil search to locate offline addresses on your cell phone – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. The user can also tap on 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 your route and go on foot or by car and tap the arrow icon again to activate the instructions. The icons displayed below the address are used to indicate possible “obstacles” on the route, such as tolls and ferries, for example. In this example, such questions do not apply;

4 of 8 Start a GPS navigation on your Android phone – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Start a GPS navigation on your Android phone – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. The button located in the upper left corner of the screen gives access to the application menu. There, you can see your contacts’ addresses, download maps, open the app’s settings and support;

5 of 8 GPS Brazil app menu offers several useful functions for users without Internet access – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

GPS Brazil app menu offers several useful functions for users without Internet access – Photo: Reproduction / 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;

6 of 8 Find address of contacts registered on the user’s GPS Brazil platform – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Find address of contacts registered on the user’s GPS Brazil platform – Photo: Reproduction / 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”;

7 of 8 Manage offline maps with GPS Brazil – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Manage offline maps with GPS Brazil – Photo: Reproduction / 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, responsible for the native automatic transition.

8 of 8 GPS Brazil app settings have several options for users – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

GPS Brazil app settings have several options for users – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Ready. Take advantage of the tips to use the GPS Brazil app to navigate offline.

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