Right now if I click a maps link my phone asks if I want to open in

  • Dolphin
  • Google Maps (Standard/classic interface)
  • Web

I prefer using the Google "Navigation" application for its features, such as voice guidance and input.

How do I get "Navigation" to appear in the list of available apps, or even better make it the default for any map link I click?

  • When it asks you to chose, isn't there a checkbox below the question labeled something like "always use this app for actions like this"? If so, simply check it, and then tap the entry for the app you always want to use. This makes it a "default application".
    – Izzy
    Mar 30, 2013 at 13:51
  • The navigation not showing in the list is a bigger problem. Is there a kind of "navigate to" button easily clickable in the Google Maps app after you opened it? I'd assume that is how Google wanted it to be done. What Google wants might not equal what you want though
    – varesa
    Apr 3, 2013 at 6:13
  • Izzy the problem is Navigation isn't showing in the list of selectable apps. There is an icon for it on my desktop, and I use it all the time.
    – a coder
    Apr 3, 2013 at 11:18

1 Answer 1


Select Google Maps as default and then you only need to select Navigation to open Google Navigation.


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