What's included in a Premium Membership to Gaia GPS?
Unlock Gaia GPS's potential with a Gaia GPS Premium Membership. Learn about the added features and maps that come with a Premium Membership below.
If you are having trouble accessing your membership, downloading maps, or other membership questions, see the FAQs below.
Using Gaia GPS for Free
- route planning
- marking waypoints
- recording your trip
- using GPS
- taking pictures
- backing up your tracks to gaiagps.com
- sharing tracks with friends
With a Premium Membership you'll get all the Free level benefits, plus:
- Unlock the full Gaia GPS maps catalog, with over 250 maps and overlays, including popular layers like:
- NatGeo Trails Illustrated
- Backroad Mapbooks Canada
- France IGN
- Private and Public Land Overlays
- US Hunting Maps (GMUs, private land, public land, others)
- Download maps for offline use, including layered maps. Apply overlays to any map, such as hill-shading, contour lines, slope angle, and more.
- Print maps from gaiagps.com
You can check out a full list of available maps here.
Get a Discount When Your Purchase via gaiagps.com
When you purchase a Premium Membership via gaiagps.com instead of in the app, you can get a discount.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I lose my tracks, routes, waypoints if my membership expires or I change membership levels?
Your tracks, routes, and waypoints are not tied to your membership level so you will not lose any data if you cancel or upgrade your membership.
What happens if my membership expires or lapses?
You will automatically be switched over to the free membership level. You will continue to have access to Gaia Topo but all other map sources will be locked and you will no longer be able to access your downloaded maps or download any new maps. If you were a Premium member, map layering will also be locked.
What if my membership is not showing?
Most membership issues can be solved by verifying that you are logged into the app by following these steps:
- Open Gaia GPS > tap Settings > your email will be listed under "Account".
- If not, tap Account > Log In > Have an account? Sign in.
- If you don’t have a Gaia GPS account, create one by tapping "Start Exploring" and enter an email address and password.
- If you purchased your membership through the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and you are logged in but your membership is still not showing up, tap the "Restore Purchases" button.
Can I use my membership on more than one device? Does my membership include my family?
Yes, you can absolutely use Gaia GPS on multiple devices and platforms with a single membership by logging in with the same account. Gaia GPS doesn't offer a family sharing plan, but you can use one membership on all of your phones by logging with the same email and password. When logged into the same account, your membership, tracks, routes, and maps will all sync between your phones.
How do I change my membership?
Find out how to change or cancel your membership here: How Do I Cancel or Change My Subscription?
Can I get a free trial?
If you are interested in testing out the membership features before making a purchase, tap the "Help" button on the bottom of the screen so we can get you set up with a free trial.
What happened to the standard Membership?
Prior to April 2021, we had two levels of annual subscription, Membership and Premium Membership. Now, you can only buy a Premium Membership.
- Access an extensive map catalog of over 50 base maps that span worldwide topo, road, and satellite maps.
- Download maps for offline use (note that downloading layered maps requires a Premium Membership)
- Print maps from gaiagps.com
If you currently have a Membership, nothing will change for you. You'll still be able to access the old Membership-level sources, download maps, and print.
If your Membership was set to renew automatically, it will continue to renew at the same price. If your Membership expired, it's not possible to renew at the Membership level, but you can upgrade to Premium Membership at a discount here.
Do I have to pay the full price to upgrade to Premium or can I pay the difference?
You will be charged a prorated amount if you decide to upgrade. The prorated total will display on the upgrade page: https://www.gaiagps.com/premium/
What does a Lifetime Legacy Membership include?
Lifetime Legacy is granted to users who purchased the app in 2017 or earlier when it was a one-time purchase. Lifetime Legacy is the same as the old standard Membership, except it does not include MapBox map sources (Satellite and Satellite with Labels), as those were added after the switch to the subscription model.
How do I know what membership I currently have?
To check what type of subscription you have and where you originally purchased it visit: https://www.gaiagps.com/user/subscriptions/
I just paid $19.99 for a gaia gps app. Am I not a member?
You bought Gaia GPS Classic and you don't need a standard Membership to use that. Here's a quick rundown of the New app vs Legacy apps: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009727388-Gaia-GPS-on-iOS-New-vs-Legacy-Apps
If you download the new Gaia GPS, you'll get a free 2 year Membership for purchasing Classic.
Let me know if you have any questions!
If I paid for the regular membership at 9.99 and now 48hrs later realize I should have purchased the premium membership can I do so at a reduced price? In essence I should have just paid the 29.99 in the first place. Thanks
I've responded via email, please check your inbox for more information on switching to a Premium Membership.
I purchased the classic for $19.99 and then a week or two later realized that I needed the new version. So I downloaded the new one and got a premium membership for $29.99. I was wondering if there was any way I could get a refund for the classic, since I don't use or need the classic and have paid for the premium new version?
@Jlreasor no problem -- someone will reach out to you via email to help you with a refund.
I renewed @ $39.99 via the Apple app store and I seem to have lost my printing map privileges. Am I not a member?
It sounds like you are a Member! I created a support ticket on your behalf, and someone from the team will reach out to you with troubleshooting steps.
How many devices can I use with a membership?
You can use your Membership on all of your devices. Just login to your account from the app on each device.
I paid for continuing my subscription on August 12 in the play store. When I login to the app it does not give me premium options. When I login to the desktop site it says my subscription is not active. I paid 39.99 for this app, what is going on?
Sorry you had trouble with your subscription. I opened a support ticket on your behalf and someone will be in contact shortly.
i originally paid $19.99 for Gaia GPS. I now paid the $29 for premium and on Gaiagps.com it says I have a premium membership, but my app still show me having a regular membership. I thought maybe I had to login again so tried that. Get the msg that I can't log in for an unknown reason. The same email and password works on gaiagps.com. How do I get premium working on my app? Do I get any credit for my original $19.99 purchase.
I'm sorry for the trouble. I saw that you sent us a voicemail, and Nathan is investigating your account. He'll be in touch as soon as he has an update!
Thank you for getting back to me. I feel a bit sheepish but I figured out the problem. I had turned cellular off to save data. When I turned it back on my app recognized that I was now a premium Member. So it is working correctly
I love this app and use it daily (literally!). Am a member until 2024.
I just purchased premium. So it looks like I was charged $29.99 on top of the normal membership? So no reduced price for those already members, correct? Just checking....
Since you had a 5-year Membership, it looks like this is a special case. I'll see what I can do and email you with more information.
Love the app, use it on every outing and have recommended it to everyone I meet.
I am trying to understand what is the difference between Premium and Pro (both pages show identical features)? Also, my Gaia Pro from the app costs $44.25, but on the website is $39.99.
It sounds like your phone is showing the price in CAD while the Gaia GPS website shows it in USD.
Premium is specific to the new Gaia GPS app on iOS.
Thanks Ashli. What's the difference between the iOS and Android versions? If they're the same I'd rather save the $10-15 and buy a new license on my iPad instead of renewing the Android one I have now.
If you purchase a Premium Membership for iOS, it will work on your Android device, too.
When I launched Gaia this weekend I was informed by a popup that a new app is available. This is the first I hear about it, kind of weird since it’s been available since May. This summer, I subscribed to the pro membership via the app store and i paid 8.49 per month. It is still advertised at that rate and 54.99 per year in the app. How does this relate to the 2 tier memebership? I am confused...
I'm sorry for the confusion. I've opened a support ticket on your behalf, and someone will send you more information!
Hi, I left a voice mail yesterday and followed up today with regards to the difference between Gaia Pro and your Premium membership. Aslo I have some billing inquiries as it seems I have been double billed for membership (likely my fault) but would like it corrected.
If someone could get back to me I'd appreciate it.
No problem, I'll take a look and call you back shortly.
Thx for the call. Understand now that Gaia Premium replaced Gaia Pro. And thx for straightening me out on billing, my fault there. Love your product.
Hi I purchased the classic version for android and now I have switched to an iPhone. Do I have to purchase the classic version of the app again to download it?
No - the Gaia GPS app is free to download on iOS. Look for the app icon with the gold border. We also offer a free two-year Membership if you purchased Gaia GPS Classic in the past. I'll send you an email to get that setup.
I too purchased the older bundle for 19.99 and now realize the premium is the way to go. Can I get a refund on the original 19.99?
Yes, you could email support for a refund by clicking Submit a Request above. Alternatively, you can simply install the updated version and log in to your account. It will automatically give you 2 years for free ($20 value), since you already purchased the Classic version.
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