When I got my new phone, when I opened Google Maps, the default screen I had had a search bar at the top with a local map under and local stuff at the bottom. For some reason, when I open Maps, now it momentarily opens this screen and then jumps to "set destination" screen as though it assumes I want to navigate somewhere. I then have to press the back arrow to go to the search/local screen.

This has only recently changed but I can't find how to stop it so it opens on the normal search screen. Does anybody have any ideas?

  • Were you, by any chance, opening the "Driving" widget instead of the "Maps" app?
    – Andrew T.
    Aug 2, 2022 at 16:07
  • Thanks for quick response. I think you have just cracked this. The icon i was using is a square with a blue triangle and grey triangle (driving?). i have just found a maps icon with a coloured drop pin and that opens ok. I will see how it goes from here. Thanks again for your help Aug 2, 2022 at 16:30


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