It is possible to move an imported map from one device with Avenza Maps to another device using AirDrop - a technology for directly transferring files from one Apple device to another. This feature is only available for iOS devices. We are looking into ways to allow transferring between Android devices, as well as between platforms (i.e. iOS to Android or vice versa).
The only types of maps that can be transferred through AirDrop are imported maps, that is, ones that were added from iTunes Connect, Dropbox, Storage Locations (ie Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, etc.), a QR Code or from the web. It will not work with maps purchased from the Avenza Map Store. To transfer an imported map using AirDrop, do the following:
- Turn on WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop on both iOS devices. WiFi and Bluetooth can be found under iOS Settings. To turn on AirDrop, open device Settings > General > AirDrop, and set it to 'Everyone'
- Maps can be shared from two spots within Avenza Maps: the My Maps tab, or from the Map View
My Maps List
While exporting, users can select to export just the map, or the map and a selection of layers linked to the map.
**Please note that in order to successfully transfer maps and/or data between iOS devices using AirDrop, both devices must be using the same version of Avenza Maps**
These instructions are no longer valid. The user interface has completely changed and for the life of me I cannot see how to Airdrop maps any more. Not a great start to fire season.
Thank you for your post, it is appreciated!
We are aware of an issue where maps cannot be AirDropped unless there is a layer present. We are working on getting this fixed as soon as possible.
In the interim, if you can add a layer to the map that you are trying to AirDrop, you should then see the AirDrop export option show up. You do not need to select the layer to export, it's just required to get the export button to become enabled.
In terms of steps To AirDrop from the Map View (on an opened map) you can by tapping the Layer icon (looks like 3 layers sandwiched together where the previous and pin and 3 line icon was), followed by tapping on the export icon in the pop-up of the Map Layers . You will then be able to select "AirDrop" and continue from there.
We are aiming to update the images and overall article today, or in the coming days. The process is still the the same, but with icon changes. Thank you.
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