Questions tagged [google-maps]

Google Maps is a web mapping service and an Android app.

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How can I search for a place amongst my visited places in the Google Maps Android app?

How can I search for a place amongst my visited places in the Google Maps Android app?
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Where do I turn route highlighting on / off in Google maps?

How can I show / hide the blue line representing the current route in Google Maps route planning and navigation screens? Essentially I want to toggle between the two views below: Background: I ...
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Change Google Maps start screen

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 ...
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Google maps changing a route given by a link

I created the directions using https://www.google.com/maps my PC. The directions are not the shortest route. I've sent the link via Facebook Messenger: https://l.messenger.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%...
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How to quickly go back to Google Maps start screen

When I first open Maps, I see a Search bar at the top where I can type in a place to go, I can click on the default quick-searches (Coffee, Restaurants, etc.), or I can just scroll on the map to look ...
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Does (or can) Google Maps reroute you mid-journey because of traffic / road blockages?

Let's say you have selected source A and destination B. Maps has given planned you a driving route via road "1" and you start driving. Now there's some form of blockage that suddenly comes ...
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Can I always open Google Maps links in OpenStreetMaps instead?

From the Android courier app I use for work, the target address gets provided as a Google Maps link. However I would much rather be using OpenStreetMaps (via an app like e.g. Guru Maps) instead. Is ...
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Use Google Maps navigation without Google Location Accuracy improvement

Since today Google Maps necessitates me to turn on improvement of Location Accuracy when starting to navigate. If I tap "No thanks" navigation stops again. If I switch to another App and ...
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How can I consistently have the Motorcycle navigation option available to me in Google Maps?

I live in Taiwan. Google Maps has a motorcycle navigation option here that excellently routes around car-only roads, lanes, and even turns! Without this mode, Google Maps navigation would be ...
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Why does timeline history in Google maps have missing data?

Location is missing from timeline in Google maps. I did not turn location off.
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How to login to Google Maps in Android Auto, if I am already logged to my account in the system?

tl;dr I cannot use saved destinations when using Google Maps through Android Auto, because I always see a message that I must login to Google Maps first. I am logged into my Google account in both ...
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Force map-like app to keep screen on

How can I force my phone (Motorola One / Android 10) to stay up and not turn off the screen (as it does after 2 minutes), if I have a map-like app in the foreground: Strava, Google Maps -- just ...
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My kids see my phone's location on Google Maps

Yesterday my kids showed me that they can see my Android phone's location in the Google Maps app on their phones. Their phones are managed by Google Family Link because they are under 13. They can ...
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Maps launches Android Auto

Google Maps has started launching Android Auto almost immediately after touching "start" to navigate. A Google microphone and four sector grid that could bring up Android Auto appears at the ...
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Maps automatically searches for last phone number

I have a Pixel 4a, using Fi for service. Build RQ3A.210605.005 (up to date, as far as I know) Since the last update or two, I find Maps open for no reason. It's searched for a phone number, which I've ...
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How to uninstall gmail app on android without root

I'm looking for a way to remove the preinstalled Gmail app (not account, I meant the app itself). My web searches yield methods to remove gmail account, not the app. Just to add, I had managed to ...
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Unable to access Google Play store and Google Maps

I'm not able to access play store and maps with my google account, but it remains accessible with another google account. I'm at a loss how to resolve this. Would anyone have any solution?
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Toggle between dark and light theme in Google Maps

Can we toggle between light and dark theme in Maps? Maps has shown a message after a new update asking to choose between dark and light theme. After selection (dark, which was illegibly dark under ...
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How to add a word to the Voice Typing recognition list?

I need to frequently say the word "olivette". I added it to my keyboard dictionary. Voice Typing ALWAYS interprets it as "all of that". It doesn't learn from my correcting it. A ...
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Add Maps-URL to homescreen

How can I add a shortcut with this url to my Homescreen? https://maps.app.goo.gl/1234567 When I open this URL in Chrome, the Maps Application starts and shows the desired page/activity. But because of ...
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If we want to give the apps fake geolocation datas is it enough to change only the GPS data or i need to change all datas that are transsmitted?

When we change the GPS data using fake GPS app the cell id of our BTS still shows completely different region (the region of our real location). Isn't that enough for third-party applications to ...
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Is there an application or a method to test the positioning on Android only by wi-fi access points?

I need to test positioning only by wi-fi access points.But when I turn on geolocation on my Android device the position is calculated by GPS+ GSM + Wi-fi. My device doesn't give the option to save ...
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How can we trick an android device that the device does not get our real location?

Is it possible to make the Android Operating System receive false location data or not receive any data about our geolocation at all. And how we can do it in the maximal clean way so that the third-...
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Does google maps personalize the walking time to your destination?

Google maps has a lot of data about how far and how fast you move around. When you search for a walking route to your destination is the app calculating the walking time based on your average walking ...
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How change language of location names in google maps

It seems google maps recognizes my android's phone language & configs itself based on that language. My phone language is english.(But this is not my local language) So google maps shows all ...
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How to see my location log in the Google Maps without a working network connection?

I would like to see my google maps position log even if I was offline, or I did not use my phone. My impression is that the position logging works only if either the phone is active or if I am on wifi....
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Is it possible to get assistant voice on Android Auto sounding good without data?

I don't use data to use AA (I have offline Spotify and offline Maps) for the most part. As a result the assistant voice sounds like a robot from the 1970s. Anyway to "download" the good ...
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Incorrect "Google Maps" section in Gmail contact

My contact suddenly has a new section titled "Google Maps" and this section shows information for a random business located in another state (this "Google Maps" section is between &...
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Android Auto poor voice quality?

I am using Android Auto to navigate via Maps, and it works fine. However, the voice quality is much worse than if I use Google Maps and connect my phone via Bluetooth. I have tried enabling 48KHz ...
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Google maps bicycle navigation

A year back, when I opened "Directions" on my phone, below the start and end point, where 4 options: Driving Public transport Walking Cycling Now cycling is replaced by "Ride Services&...
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Why does typing "One way they can fit it in" as a text message create a link to Google Maps?

Today I noticed that when I typed and sent "One way they can fit it in" in the Facebook Messenger app for Android, it created a link (underlining the text, see first image below). When I ...
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Routing to Google Map services issue

I'm developing an Android application on a tablet that must use both Ethernet (trough USB adapter) and internal LTE carrier (or WiFi) to access Google Map services. When I connect the USB/Ethernet ...
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How can I see which location has the most reviews/ratings in a given area on Google Maps?

How can I see which location has the most reviews/ratings in a given area on the Google Maps Android application? Using the "Top Rated" filter doesn't sort by number of reviews/ratings:
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How to keep Google Maps sounds in Phone, while calls in Car Sound system, while driving?

I am driving with Google Maps, while Bluetooth on. I cannot hear any Google Maps sounds if Bluetooth is on, my car stereo system is not playing them, while listening radio (I know you could change the ...
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Stop Google Maps from loading location photos/thumbnails

Google Maps automatically shows photos when searching for places, but this uses a lot of data on mobile networks. Is there any way to block the loading of images?
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Where map applications get live traffic data?

Nowadays, there are a lot of traffic applications that help us to choose the better path to being arrived at the destination. Therefore, it's the common question for people, "How does it work?" I ...
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stop google maps from spinning the map

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 ...
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how could I view google maps search history? (not location history)

how could I view google maps search history? I mean beyond . a day or two, so eg a month back or a year back. I don't mean location history.
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How to disable rotation during zooming in the Google Maps app?

I'm not talking about the feature for navigation where it rotates the map based on the direction you're currently driving. The problem is that when I zoom in and out using two fingers it sometimes ...
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"maps is offline check your network connection" on Mobile Data

Google maps is not able to connect when not on wifi, how to fix the problem?
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How to report an issue with the entrance when Maps never thinks I have arrived

Google Maps / Directions has this neat feature where after you reach your destination it asks you if it routed you to a convenient or proper entrance. This is very nice because sometimes when there ...
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My GPS location changes when on a call

My GPS location is accurate in Google Maps except when I am on the phone. It consistently changes my location to another house 5 blocks away. When I end the call it goes back to my real location. ...
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Change language in Google Maps app

I would like to have mobile Google Maps' content on my Moto Z2 Play in different language (Polish) than rest of the system (English). Is this possible? If yes, then how to achieve this? Based on my ...
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Should I be worried about a security breach if Google Maps incorrectly shows that I drove over 650 miles from home?

I was shocked to discover that this past month Google Maps shows that I was home one day, drove from a neighboring location over 650 miles to Chicago the next day, and was home the following day. ...
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How Does Google Maps Detect Compass Accuracy?

Modern versions of Google Maps display a cone of various widths for the compass, depending on how accurate/in need of calibration the compass is. Given that the compass is simply a magnetometer and ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

I'm running Google Pixel 2 with latest updates. You can change the navigation voice language in Google Maps via: hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) --> Settings --> Navigation Settings --> Voice ...
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How to run regular google maps on android go?

I'm trying to install the regular heavy version android google maps from play store but it only brings up google maps go. What should I do to fix this?
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Google Maps - requests to reviews places I've never visited

Google Maps insists on asking me to review places that I've never visited. I've tried both "Dismiss" and "I haven't been here"" but they keep coming back. It's very frustrating especially when the ...
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Blue pointer in Google Maps isn't moving, but stays still

I'm using Redmi Note 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop. When I enter into the navigation mode of Google Maps, the pointer doesn't move at all. But when I exit the navigation mode, the pointer moves on the map....
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Google don't track my location anymore

I was using location history all the time, on one quick walk when I took photos with my DSLR I've notice that my location was way off from my walk so I've set in settings for my location to use only ...
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