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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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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 make Google Maps find the closest option

Commonly observed behavior: I'm at location X. Google knows I'm at location X, when I open the app or website it shows a blue dot in my exact location I search for, say, "Chipotle" ...
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Not getting google maps notifications

I am using Vivo v5 which has Android Nougat in which my banking apps are disabled if the location is off. So I have been constantly getting notification of places where I have visited from last few ...
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Where are the maps I save to my S5 through the widget stored?

I am moving to a new android phone but have maps that were created using the widget on the phone (Verizon) for all of the places I travel (airports, hotels, businesses) for easy use. I want to take ...
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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 the Google Maps App behind a firewall

I'm developing an app, which starts a Google Maps navigation by Intent. This works fine, as long as the device has "free" internet access. Unfortunately, the app is intended to be used on devices, ...
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Latest map update has no voice over bluetooth during navigation

(Already posted in Google's Maps help group, but no response.) The latest update to Google Maps on my Pixel 2 XL running Pie has introduced a problem. When my phone is paired to my car's bluetooth, ...
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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

Sorry, I'm kinda lost here. I use Google Maps on PC and have some favority places added there. In my phone I wanna use offline map. In my old phone I used RMaps with whole city map downloaded with ...
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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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How to disable system apps, or controll which apps launch automatically?

I've been having this problem where the Navigation app launches every 10 or so seconds. I've heard this is because some pins are short-circuited. I've tried to install 2 apps that should make this ...
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Can I have a list of recent destinations in Navigation?

I have a Galaxy Nexus, and I use Navigation app a lot. Why does Navigation not have a list of recently-navigated destinations? Why does it show a random list of select few previously navigated ...
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Google Navigation forgets/ignores “Access to my location” setting - Nexus 4

Every time I attempt to use Google Maps Navigation on my stock (rooted) Nexus 4, I get the Searching for GPS screen. The phone never finds GPS though. I've found that if I go to Settings>Location ...
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How can I ask the navigation for a fastest route (after traffic)

I recently started a job on a long commute. The default route provided by Google Maps Navigation is always the same route. After some double length commutes, I started checking the alternate routes ...
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How to make “Navigator” my default mapping app?

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 ...
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How to have my phone guide me through a specific route

Every weekend I go out and ride my bike through the exact same boring old route. Now I've decided I want to start exploring new parts of the city, but I need my phone to help me that. Today, using ...