This seems like it should be easy but I'd I say to Google now or the Google search all "Navigate to Contact Name" it just does a Google search. Contact is saved and synced to Google. Doesn't seem to work with any of my contacts.

I am pretty sure that this used to work...


  • I want to navigate to them - i.e. open Google maps and drive there.
    – Roaders
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:14
  • well, I don't believe that is possible for a privacy leak....
    – maxpesa
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:15
  • @maxpesa I doubt that: the contact data is stored on Google servers, so whom to leak to?
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:24
  • And "phone Contact Name" works...
    – Roaders
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:24
  • If that was possible, stalking would be so damn easy... For sure the other person needs to have "Home" set in GMaps, but I don't know anything else...
    – maxpesa
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:37

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It seems to work fine for me.

  • Try updating your Google app.

  • Try enabling Google Settings > Accounts & privacy > Personal results and Contact recognition. Alternatively, you can get to Google Settings from the bottom of the Google Now app (you may have to scroll down).

Google Now

  • That's odd, it worked on my tablet (but asked me about allowing contact recognition first). I'll try and see if I can find a contact recognition option.
    – Roaders
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 21:13
  • I found it, I'll add it to the answer.
    – LyricWulf
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 21:19
  • Google has changed the workflow of the settings. I thought Google Settings > Search & Now > Phone search > Contacts is enough, but I can't get it to work...
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 6:06

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