Apps Enable or Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps in Windows 11


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Whether you’re driving, walking, or taking the bus, Maps for Windows 11 gets you there. Get directions and choose from alternate routes, or plan a longer trip with multiple stops.

You can download maps, and use the Maps app to search for and get directions, even when you are offline.

By default, Windows will automatically update maps when plugged in and not on a metered connection.

Reference:

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically update offline maps for all users in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Automatically Update Offline Maps in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Automatically Update Offline Maps using REG file
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Automatically Update Offline Maps in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Offline maps on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Offline_Maps_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Map updates to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Update automatically when plugged in and on Wi-Fi for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Offline_Maps_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Automatically Update Offline Maps using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Automatically Update Offline Maps

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_On_automatically_update_Offline_Maps.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Maps]
"AutoUpdateEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Automatically Update Offline Maps

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_Off_automatically_update_Offline_Maps.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Maps]
"AutoUpdateEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.




Option Three

Enable or Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Four for the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Maps

Offline_Maps_gpedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of Standard Profile in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Turn off Automatic Download and Update of Map Data policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (always enable), step 6 (always disable), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.

5 Always Enable Automatically Update Offline Maps

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

Offline_Maps_gpedit-3.png

6 Always Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Disabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

Offline_Maps_gpedit-4.png

7 Default User Choice Automatically Update Offline Maps

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

Offline_Maps_gpedit-2.png

8 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Four

Enable or Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (always enable), step 3 (always disable), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do.


 2. Always Enable Automatically Update Offline Maps

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Always_enable_automatic_download_and_update_offline_maps.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Maps]
"AutoDownloadAndUpdateMapData"=dword:00000001


 3. Always Disable Automatically Update Offline Maps

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Always_disable_automatic_download_and_update_offline_maps.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Maps]
"AutoDownloadAndUpdateMapData"=dword:00000000


 4. Default User Choice Automatically Update Offline Maps

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Default_user_choice_automatic_download_and_update_offline_maps.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Maps]
"AutoDownloadAndUpdateMapData"=-

5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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