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Questions tagged [google-maps-navigation]

Google Maps Navigation was released as free add-on for Google Maps with Android 2.0 (Eclair) around November 2009, providing voice commands and traffic reports. While the initial release was limited to the US, the service was quickly expanded to the UK and large parts of continental Europe.

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Google Maps navigation is dropping during screen off

My Google Navigator now dropping navigation if I turn my screen off. Before that I was able to navigate by audio hints from my pocket, now I am unable to do this. Once I turn my screen off, navigation ...
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Driving mode media tray missing

I have a Pixel 8 Pro with Android 14; for years I have used my Android phones for car navigation. Like many, I like to use my phone to listen to Pandora, Spotify, podcast players etc. While in Driving ...
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Spelling out words using Android voice typing

My work days are mostly spent on the road visiting clients, so Google Maps is an app that I constantly use. I am able to perform most actions in Maps using voice typing with minimal manual ...
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Loose location accuracy problem

It is very annoying to calibrate my Samsung Galaxy A53 compass every 3 minutes when I navigate in big city. In many places accuracy becomes low after several minutes of navigation. I have feeling ...
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Google Maps navigation stopped playing guidance

I used Google Maps navigation for times without any problem, on several different devices; currently I'm using a Google Pixel 3a, and it first worked properly too. But suddenly, it began to cut EACH ...
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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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Google Assistant routine only executing first command?

I have a Google Assistant routine with 2 custom actions: Navigate to home and Play Spotify music. For some reason, only the first action ever completes when I execute the routine via voice command. If ...
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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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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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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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How can I turn on google maps speedometer alerts on exceeding the speed limits?

How can I turn on google maps speedometer alerts on exceeding the speed limits? waze has a good system , it shows your speed and puts a red circle around it if you go over the speed limit. But I don'...
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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 disable speed camera notifications in maps?

Google maps has recently introduced speed camera notifications, and I had the misfortune of experiencing these for the first time yesterday. Personally I find the audio "speed camera ahead" very ...
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Using Google Maps in a car with a Hotspot and a cell phone with no sim card

I have a AT&T Samsung Galaxy 7. I have another AT&T phone with no sim card. I have a verizon hotspot and will be purchasing an AT&T hotspot as i am converting to almost full time RV'ing....
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Google Maps appears to be turning off any other media

I'm using Gone Mad Music Player for music and Podcast Addict for podcasts and recently I've been having this problem where Google navigation will stop those apps from playing when it wants to give me ...
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How to link an android device (or its account) in a restricted way to my primary google account?

I have an Android powered car multimedia unit that I would like to link somehow to my google's account, so I could send locations from Google maps directly from my PC by clicking the "Send to your ...
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Google maps makes no sound when interupting music etc

Was there an update to google maps recently that affected this? I made no changes to my phone, and before when I was listening to a podcast using VLC or Samsung Music, google maps voice would just ...
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Google maps navigation doesn't stay in status bar anymore

When using google maps navigation I remember there used to be a constant notification item which let you switch back to navigation easily. This is not showing for me anymore and I can't find a setting ...
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Google maps audio navigation isn't working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. When driving somewhere, I start navigating in Google Maps, and the route appears on the screen, but there are no audio (spoken) directions. Bizarrely, the only time ...
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What are the criterias Google Maps Navigation uses to suggest a route? [closed]

I'm asking this question because of a very specific issue I'm facing a lot of times. Google maps suggests me a longer + more time consuming routes sometimes when it has the shorter, less time ...
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How to get spoken instructions from Google Maps while bicycling?

I run Google Maps 9.57.1 on Marshmallow. When I use directions in the "bicycle mode" I don't get any spoken directions. I only get this "ding" sound, without any audible indication as to where I'm ...
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Google Maps Navigation Icons

I'm trying to get hold of the icons used in the step-by-step view of Google Maps I've extracted the APK from my device and scoured through the drawables folders etc but cannot find them anywhere. ...
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How to open maps using HERE WeGo or Waze instead of Google Maps?

I have installed Waze and HERE WeGo on my Moto G4 Plus (Android 6.0.1). When I search for a street name in Chrome, I get a small map in the search results. When I click on the map, it opens the ...
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Google Maps blue arrow does not appear on the blue location dot (to show direction)

My Google Maps app shows a blue dot to indicate my current location, but (unlike on all of my friends' Google Maps), the blue dot does not show a compass-based arrow to indicate which direction I'm ...
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Can Maps run without a data or wifi connection?

I was just wondering, if you get Maps to load directions and start navigating, then turn off the data access, can Maps function fully, or does it need to constantly pull data to run directions?
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Save offline Google maps to SD card

I found nice feature in google maps for android - save maps for offline use. But looks it saves maps only to internal memory. How to save maps to SD card?
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Google Maps - prefer 'pleasant' route over fastest

Is there a way of telling the Google Maps route finder that I would prefer the least number of junctions / traffic lights, or if traffic is heavy in areas, the route with least time spent 'sitting'. ...
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Google Maps stay on top

When Google Maps is in Navigation mode and I answer a call, the call gets brought to the foreground for the duration of the call. Wave has an option called "stay on top" that keeps the app in the ...
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How to write an NFC tag with Driving Directions?

I want to write an NFC Tag on a sticker with something that will directly open Google Maps driving directions to a specific address. I've tried using "NFC Tasks" / "NFC Tools", but haven't found any ...
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What is the meaning of the fan shaped area behind my current position in those gps applications

In osmand and other gps navigation applications, my current position is shown as a spot with a certain radius, the radius shows the accuracy of my position, sometimes there is a fan shaped area in ...
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Change Navigation Language Google Maps

I got a new OnePlus One recently and have noticed that the Google Maps Navigation Voice is in English (India) ( I bought the phone in India). This is very annoying and refuses to change no matter how ...
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GPS and direction in Google Maps not working correct with S5

I have a Galaxy S5 and I am using Google Maps or Komoot to navigate with my bycicle. I am in the mode, so the map directs to where I am facing to. Walking works fine and cycling very slow too. But ...
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Google Maps app: how to find a shop on a given street (knowing only the shop type)?

I am using the Google Maps for Android application. I know the name of a street where a certain shop can be found. I don't know the name of the shop, but I know what kind of shop it is (e.g., a book ...
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Google navigation audio stops - not pauses - audio playback

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask for help or not, but I'm getting desperate at this point, so apologies if this not the correct forum... Google maps will stop audio playback. I have tried ...
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Quickly switch back to in-progress call or navigation?

One of my favorite iOS features is that, when you have a call or turn-by-turn navigation in progress and switch apps, you can easily return just by tapping the status bar. In android, I've noticed a ...
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How do I navigate to a contacts address using my voice

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 ...
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Maps voice directions revert to a different language

Often when I use Google maps voice navigation from from LG G2 phone, the voice will change to a different language (should be English but seems to be French). I can't find a setting or cause for this?...
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Offline Google Maps with favorite places and POIs

I use Google Maps on my PC and have some favorite places added there. On my phone, I want to use an offline map. On my old phone, I used RMaps with whole city maps downloaded with Mobile Atlas Creator ...
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How can I make navigation work again in Google Maps?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S2 For quite some time, I've been using Google Maps and Navigation. It worked fine with several app updates, until this week. Google Maps updated, and now Navigation crashes as ...
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offline navigation with public transportation

I can not drive (yet) and I get lost pretty easily. So, I need a simple navigation app (I like the gmaps look, just roads, no fancy colors and things), which includes ALL bus/tram/metro/train (yeap, ...
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Lock screen but keep Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and GPS active

I've a Sony Xperia Z with Android 4.2.2 and need to lock my screen but keep the (voice/turn-byturn) navigation active. How can I achieve that? As it's currently, as soon as I lock the screen, GPS ...
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How can I store my Google maps (and maybe directions) offline when previewing directions?

I want to ask directions when I have a Wifi connections, then preview the route and store the maps offline for the entire route - so that when I'm underway I can just let GPS pick up my location and ...
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"My Places" in Google Maps

I want to mark "My Places" from my Android tablet but can't find the option in Google Maps. Are there any alternative apps? If possible, how can I edit my earlier marked places and / or find their ...
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transfer custom itinerary from Maps on PC to Android

I have a custom itinerary I prepared on maps.google.com on my PC (forcing some routing) and I would like to transfer it to my android smartphone, then use the navigation features of the Maps app. The ...
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Navigation Voice is not changing

Hi I have got Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. I have downloaded Samsung's high quality British English TTS engine and set it as "Preferred TTS engine" From Settings -> MyDevice -> Accessibility -> Text-to-...
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How to get Waze alerts in Google Navigation?

I'm new to Android and I like Google Navigation. I really appreciate how the indications are displayed and how the application works. I also discovered Waze, which is a very convenient app to show ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: Navigation app crashes when clicking "Start"

Summary: Route navigation crashes on starting of route finding. This is an intermittent bug. It only started happening recently - I think it coincides with when on a desktop browser I volunteered to ...
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New Google Maps - how to launch quickly navigation

Recently released Google Maps doesn't have a standalone app for Navigation which was quick to use - only one tap and voice recognition to start. It takes at least four taps in new Maps to navigate, ...
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New Android maps - how to show navigation without destination

Older version of Google Maps for android had a separate Navigation app, in it I could either set a destination for guided navigation or simple select "Display map" with would always show my GPS ...
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Navigation app lost after updating phone

I lost the Navagation app that came with my phone after updating the phone's system. None of the free apps on Google Play work well for me. Any clues on how to get it back? It is not on Google Play.
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