I've been using Google Maps app's shortcut for 2-3 years so far:

enter image description here

For past 2-3 weeks (since latest Google Maps' update?) it turned out that I have to use it twice, i.e.:

  • long-press Google Maps icon to reveal its app's shortcuts,
  • tap on any,
  • wait until Google Maps starts up,
  • hit Home button to exit Google Maps,
  • long-press GM's icon again,
  • use app's shortcut again.

If I do this the regular way (i.e. only once) I end up with Google Maps opening in navigation mode, but with "Destination" field empty and asking me where to I want to go.

Only, if I use app's shortcut for the second time, I get the usual results -- i.e. Google Maps starting in navigation mode, with destination set and with route calculated, ready to navigate me.

Is this some kind of bug in Google Maps? Is there a workaround for this?

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.