1. Vishnu PG's Avatar
    Hi, how to download maps in the background for this app?, when the phone is locked the app stops/pauses downloading the maps, and every time i have to give the resume download option, time taken for certain large maps like the whole of India 1023 MB would be large, cant expect the phone to be not under lock screen during the process , even smaller maps like individual state maps for my country are in the 100 + mb for certain states, i have a 512 kbps connection, wifi router , Lumia 630 wp 8.1 cyan. Help would be appreciated .
    08-14-2014 12:24 AM
  2. stickyshocker's Avatar
    The answer is do it over WiFi and I would if I was you turn the brightness to low (just incase as you dont want it draining your battery or even damaging your screen) and yes set screen not to time out its the only way it will download it unfortunately.
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    08-14-2014 12:45 AM
  3. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    The answer is do it over WiFi and I would if I was you turn the brightness to low (just incase as you dont want it draining your battery or even damaging your screen) and yes set screen not to time out its the only way it will download it unfortunately.
    The highest time you can stop the screen from timing out is 5 mins. I wonder why MS hasn't given an option of more than 5 mins or unlimited.

    You have to keep the download active as of now. There isn't any way of downloading it in the background.
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    08-14-2014 12:55 AM
  4. Vishnu PG's Avatar
    whoa, and here maps has been around for how long?, nobody missed this feature and nokia did'nt care ?, anyway thanks stickyshocker for the info, Lance_Wpcentral there is an 15 min or 30 min option in my lumia 630, u don't have?, what version and phone u are using?
    Last edited by Vishnu PG; 08-14-2014 at 01:26 AM.
    08-14-2014 01:14 AM
  5. stickyshocker's Avatar
    whoa, and here maps has been around for how long?, nobody missed this feature and nokia did'nt care ?, anyway thanks stickyshocker for the info, Lance_Wpcentral there is an 15 min or 30 min option in my lumia 630, u don't have?, what version and phone u are using?
    Also a never option!
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    08-14-2014 12:48 PM
  6. shishu1's Avatar
    Hey! The maps can be downloaded under lock screen. Its ridiculous to expect one to keep the screen on if you want to download whole of India. You can download under lock screen. I have tested it . Download many maps myself . It just doesn't download in the background.
    08-14-2014 12:58 PM
  7. ssapre's Avatar
    Download it on Wifi, Keep WiFi alive under lock screen (option in settings > Wifi) and start map download. this continues download under the lock screen, provided your wifi is ON.
    08-14-2014 01:05 PM
  8. aikidaves's Avatar
    Hey! The maps can be downloaded under lock screen. Its ridiculous to expect one to keep the screen on if you want to download whole of India. You can download under lock screen. I have tested it . Download many maps myself . It just doesn't download in the background.
    I couldn't get it to work with the beta of the live lockscreen app installed. Once I removed the app (including doing the Kids Corner thing to release it), it went back to letting me download under the lock screen.

    The available timeout options on my L920 with 8.1 Update 1 on Black are 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and never.
    08-14-2014 03:58 PM
  9. Vishnu PG's Avatar
    Download it on Wifi, Keep WiFi alive under lock screen (option in settings > Wifi) and start map download. this continues download under the lock screen, provided your wifi is ON.
    cant find such a setting, any screen shot and OS version?
    08-15-2014 12:23 AM
  10. Vishnu PG's Avatar
    Hey! The maps can be downloaded under lock screen. Its ridiculous to expect one to keep the screen on if you want to download whole of India. You can download under lock screen. I have tested it . Download many maps myself . It just doesn't download in the background.
    Can you post a howto on this?, it would be helpful for many ,especially in INDIA
    08-15-2014 12:27 AM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    There is a never option in certain phones but that's ROM dependant. Either way, maps cannot be download in the background neither under locked screen. So if your phone locks after 5 minutes your download stops/pauses
    08-15-2014 12:32 AM
  12. EndOfRope's Avatar
    Hi,
    for me on L1520 its downloading under lock screen like Vishnu has written. Wifi was on and i have downloaded europe, about 4.5 GB
    08-15-2014 02:23 AM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well doesn't download for me on my 925 or 920 when i try to download the entire US map
    08-15-2014 06:52 AM
  14. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    I was able to download under locked screen earlier with lumia black update but now i can't figure out how to do it after cyan..
    11-02-2014 12:13 PM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    The highest time you can stop the screen from timing out is 5 mins. I wonder why MS hasn't given an option of more than 5 mins or unlimited.
    I think it varies by phone and maybe even carrier and software versions. I'm pretty sure my 925 only let me set up to a few minutes (maybe 5) but my 1520 lets me set it to never.
    11-02-2014 05:37 PM

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