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Save your data with photo upload improvements

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The Google Maps for Android* Wait for WiFi feature now gives you better control over uploading photos to the map — so you aren’t burning your mobile data on the go. It just takes one tap to turn the feature on or off.

 

waitforwifi.png

 

Use Wait for Wifi

  1. Make sure you have the most recent Google Maps for Android app
  2. Upload a photo to Maps
  3. Pull down the notification shade and tap the “Wait for WiFi” button. You may need to tap to expand the notification bar to see the buttons.
  4. Your current upload will be paused until your device connects to a WiFi network, at which time it will resume automatically

 

You can pause and resume photo uploads at any time by tapping Wait for Wifi or Upload Now.

 

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Tips and Tricks

  • Wait for Wifi can be enabled after starting to upload a photo from any source, such as responding to a notification inviting you to take or post a photo, or by tapping “Add Photos” from a place’s page.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app, and enable notifications in Settings.
  • Google Maps will remember your last setting and apply it to your next upload. So, if you always want to wait for wifi, you can set it once and forget it.
  • Partially completed uploads will be saved for several days. Restarting your device will delete the partially completed upload.
  • If you've already backed up a photo to Google Photos, then it doesn’t need to be uploaded to Google again, so the photo will be posted without waiting for wifi.
  • If you dismiss the notification, Google Maps will try again a few hours later.

 

*This feature is not yet available on iOS.

63 Comments

@TokyoJoe Wow thank for the feature. A much needed one for mobile data saving.

Level 8

Nice option! Thanks!

I hope this will end the "error, retry" popup during photos upload, and will help in avoid duplicates!

Level 8

Thanks for this new feature @TokyoJoe

Level 8

Nice feature @TokyoJoe

Thanks for sharing this useful Tips

Level 8

Very helpful tips TokyoJoe, Thanks for sharing 😊👍

Level 7

Very nice feature @TokyoJoe

I will use it 👍😊

Google Moderator

@AnthonyW - Tagging you because you have shared a feedback about this back in February. Hope you like this feature!

Level 5

Great feature. No more worries of Mobile Data usage. Love to use it 👍

Level 8

Intestine update.  Now no network errors will pop up .

This is a very welcome update @TokyoJoe - Mobile data in Australia is very expensive and our plans often have low limits. This was something asked about at the Summit last year and I'm pleased to see another of the things we asked for ticked off in time for the upcoming summit. Awesome work. 

Congratulations Local Guides Team.

 

And Anthony,

 

Your feedback is amazing @AnthonyW 

 

Regards from Brazil!

Level 1

Haiiiii

 

Level 7

Good to know that; it will be  very helpful!

Level 7

 Nice feature, thanks guys!

Level 8

Nice Feature

Level 8

Can't set it to only upload on Wifi and you have to tap the notification to use mobile data. Aka like all the other apps? 

Level 4

Yep, tried it, very nice feature

Level 2

 

Très utiles.. Merci  @TokyoJoe

 

Connect Moderator

This is really a cool feature @TokyoJoe :)

Level 8

Nice feature,Thanks @TokyoJoe!!

Level 7

Hi @TokyoJoe  Thanks for sharing new features and also useful tips.

Level 8

I noticed that option 2 days before. Not yet try but it will be very useful for those who have network problem or expensive data plans. 

Thanks @TokyoJoe for helpful information. 

@TokyoJoe The feature is very cool! Thanks Team for this nice option!

Connect Moderator

Thanks @TokyoJoe, this message started to appears on my phone a few days ago.

I was searching to find my (supposed) setting mistake :-)

Level 10

@TokyoJoe when will this would be availabe for IOS?

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@Kamalhasnainee

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@KAbhishek


TokyoJoe wrote:

The Google Maps for Android* Wait for WiFi feature now gives you better control over uploading photos to the map — so you aren’t burning your mobile data on the go. It just takes one tap to turn the feature on or off.

 

waitforwifi.png

 

Use Wait for Wifi

  1. Make sure you have the most recent Google Maps for Android app
  2. Upload a photo to Maps
  3. Pull down the notification shade and tap the “Wait for WiFi” button. You may need to tap to expand the notification bar to see the buttons.
  4. Your current upload will be paused until your device connects to a WiFi network, at which time it will resume automatically

 

You can pause and resume photo uploads at any time by tapping Wait for Wifi or Upload Now.

 

image3.png image2.png

 

Tips and Tricks

  • Wait for Wifi can be enabled after starting to upload a photo from any source, such as responding to a notification inviting you to take or post a photo, or by tapping “Add Photos” from a place’s page.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app, and enable notifications in Settings.
  • Google Maps will remember your last setting and apply it to your next upload. So, if you always want to wait for wifi, you can set it once and forget it.
  • Partially completed uploads will be saved for several days. Restarting your device will delete the partially completed upload.
  • If you've already backed up a photo to Google Photos, then it doesn’t need to be uploaded to Google again, so the photo will be posted without waiting for wifi.
  • If you dismiss the notification, Google Maps will try again a few hours later.

 

*This feature is not yet available on iOS.


 

Level 5

@TokyoJoe Very Useful 👍

Level 8

Just supper feature !!!!

ধন্যবাদ।অনেক উপকৃত হলাম।

Wao yes saw this feature, it's great improvement

Level 7

Thank you for finally saving our data bundles.

Level 8
finally........ it should even ask if we want to upload the pics when we have wifi or if we want to continue and upload them with phone internet...

This is a feature that is really helpful and I have been waiting for it. Thank you Google for this improvement.

But beware! Google Photos has removed the switch to wait for charging to synchronize the pictures. So if your pictures are synchronized with Google Photos first and then added to maps, you might get the old bug that if you delete it from your Google Photos App, they are deleted in Google Maps too.

Level 6

Great feature!! =D Thank you Gmaps Team.

Level 8

Thank you for this feature! Summer billing cycles are ugly and last month was no exception.

Connect Moderator

Great news indeed @TokyoJoe, but what about us iOS users? How long do we have to wait?

 

Cheers,

Karen

Level 8

Thanks for information...


TokyoJoe wrote:

The Google Maps for Android* Wait for WiFi feature now gives you better control over uploading photos to the map — so you aren’t burning your mobile data on the go. It just takes one tap to turn the feature on or off.

 

waitforwifi.png

 

Use Wait for Wifi

  1. Make sure you have the most recent Google Maps for Android app
  2. Upload a photo to Maps
  3. Pull down the notification shade and tap the “Wait for WiFi” button. You may need to tap to expand the notification bar to see the buttons.
  4. Your current upload will be paused until your device connects to a WiFi network, at which time it will resume automatically

 

You can pause and resume photo uploads at any time by tapping Wait for Wifi or Upload Now.

 

image3.png image2.png

 

Tips and Tricks

  • Wait for Wifi can be enabled after starting to upload a photo from any source, such as responding to a notification inviting you to take or post a photo, or by tapping “Add Photos” from a place’s page.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app, and enable notifications in Settings.
  • Google Maps will remember your last setting and apply it to your next upload. So, if you always want to wait for wifi, you can set it once and forget it.
  • Partially completed uploads will be saved for several days. Restarting your device will delete the partially completed upload.
  • If you've already backed up a photo to Google Photos, then it doesn’t need to be uploaded to Google again, so the photo will be posted without waiting for wifi.
  • If you dismiss the notification, Google Maps will try again a few hours later.

 

*This feature is not yet available on iOS.


 

Level 8

Tried it, rather pointless if you have to manually turn it on, ie holt the upload. If you are on a fast connection by the time the notification comes one or two photos are already uploaded. Making the whole thing useless as it's using data. Why can't it just work like google keep?

Level 6

This is practically wonderful for users like me who want to use wifi more compares mobile data.

Level 6

It is a nice feature, for me it started automatically and was a good surprise to see.

Level 8

聽起來不錯, great

Muito boa essa ferramenta, vai ajudar muito nos locais que não tem sinal de internet.

 

Bom!

 

Abraço!

Level 9

It is nice feature, @TokyoJoe.

But what about for IOS Users?

How to they get the features at the same?

 

Thank you....!!!

Level 6

hola  que les parece connect wifi  

Level 6

que  les parece  wifi connect


TokyoJoe escribió:

Google Maps para Android * Espere función WiFi ahora le da un mejor control sobre la posibilidad de subir fotos al mapa - por lo que no está grabando sus datos móviles sobre la marcha. Sólo hace falta un toque para activar la función de encendido o apagado.

 

waitforwifi.png

 

Espere a utilizar Wifi

  1. Asegúrate de que tienes los más recientes de Google Maps para Android
  2. Sube una foto de Mapas
  3. Tirar hacia abajo el panel de notificaciones y toque el botón “Espere Wi-Fi”. Es posible que necesite pulsar para ampliar la barra de notificaciones para ver los botones.
  4. La subida actual se detendrá hasta que el dispositivo se conecte a una red Wi-Fi, momento en el cual se reanudará automáticamente

 

Puede hacer una pausa y reanudar la subida de fotos en cualquier momento tocando Espere Wifi o Cargar ahora .

 

image3.png image2.png

 

Consejos y trucos

  • Wifi esperar a que se puede activar después de comenzar a subir una foto de cualquier fuente, tales como responder a una notificación que invita a tomar una foto o publique, o tocando “Añadir fotos” de una página de lugar .
  • Asegúrate de que tienes la última versión de la aplicación Google Maps, y activación de notificaciones en Configuración.
  • Google Maps recordará el último ajuste y aplicarlo a su próxima carga. Por lo tanto, si siempre desea esperar a wifi, se puede establecer una vez y olvidarse de él.
  • Parcialmente se guardarán archivos completados por varios días. Reiniciar el dispositivo se eliminará la carga parcialmente terminado.
  • Si ya ha realizado una copia de una foto de Google Fotos, entonces no tiene por qué ser subido a Google de nuevo, por lo que la foto será publicada sin tener que esperar por el WiFi.
  • Si desecha la notificación, Google Maps, inténtelo de nuevo unas horas más tarde.

 

* Esta función no está disponible en iOS.



TokyoJoe escribió:

Google Maps para Android * Espere función WiFi ahora le da un mejor control sobre la posibilidad de subir fotos al mapa - por lo que no está grabando sus datos móviles sobre la marcha. Sólo hace falta un toque para activar la función de encendido o apagado.

 

waitforwifi.png

 

Espere a utilizar Wifi

  1. Asegúrate de que tienes los más recientes de Google Maps para Android
  2. Sube una foto de Mapas
  3. Tirar hacia abajo el panel de notificaciones y toque el botón “Espere Wi-Fi”. Es posible que necesite pulsar para ampliar la barra de notificaciones para ver los botones.
  4. La subida actual se detendrá hasta que el dispositivo se conecte a una red Wi-Fi, momento en el cual se reanudará automáticamente

 

Puede hacer una pausa y reanudar la subida de fotos en cualquier momento tocando Espere Wifi o Cargar ahora .

 

image3.png image2.png

 

Consejos y trucos

  • Wifi esperar a que se puede activar después de comenzar a subir una foto de cualquier fuente, tales como responder a una notificación que invita a tomar una foto o publique, o tocando “Añadir fotos” de una página de lugar .
  • Asegúrate de que tienes la última versión de la aplicación Google Maps, y activación de notificaciones en Configuración.
  • Google Maps recordará el último ajuste y aplicarlo a su próxima carga. Por lo tanto, si siempre desea esperar a wifi, se puede establecer una vez y olvidarse de él.
  • Parcialmente se guardarán archivos completados por varios días. Reiniciar el dispositivo se eliminará la carga parcialmente terminado.
  • Si ya ha realizado una copia de una foto de Google Fotos, entonces no tiene por qué ser subido a Google de nuevo, por lo que la foto será publicada sin tener que esperar por el WiFi.
  • Si desecha la notificación, Google Maps, inténtelo de nuevo unas horas más tarde.

 

* Esta función no está disponible en iOS.


 

Level 7

 A much needed one for mobile data saving.

Level 7
Thanks for the information and new improvement. :))

Спасибо за информацию!

С уважением Виктор.

This is exactly the update I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!

Connect Moderator

I wish this option will become a setting in Maps settings.  In this way, before we disconnect from Wifi, we can always make sure not Mobile Data is used for Photo uploads.  (As before we can dig up the option from the upload action, there will be some data already used.)

Level 8

It is an useful and needed feature and it would be going to help me and many local guides a lot on saving data and also the resume function is amazing.. Thanks for this amazing feature, @TokyoJoe.. :)