Over the last week, I received a couple of emails from readers asking if there is a way to cache maps for offline use on Google Maps for IOS (iphone, iPad and iPad mini).
There is no doubt that this (and countless other features) will eventually find its way into the IOS version but as of today, it is not a supported feature. If you plan a short route while connected, that route will most likely remain cached during that trip but that is it.
There are many other Google Maps for Android features that have not found their way to IOS yet. I am sure the Google team in working non stop to improve the app so stay tuned.