I used to be able to keep north up. Now not only does north move, sometimes the map will spin. Usually when I try to zoom (at least this is when I notice it). Even when it does not spin, the map rotates to put direction of travel up. This is confusing: I feel that I never know where I am.

Is there a way to force north to stay up? How do I activate it?

This is important to me, because last night I had to stop for 5 minutes, to figure out where I was, and which way to go next. (the spinning made me lost)


In Google Maps (Android version 10.49.2, also tested on 8.1.0). Enter maps' and access the Settings menu by pressing the profile icon at the top-right corner. Scroll down and press the Navigation settings, then scroll down to Map display section, and switch on Keep map north up.

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    Confirmed to work on android 8.1 Sep 6 '20 at 19:03

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