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

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How to remove ONE account from Google Maps

I have several Google accounts in my phone. I want to use only ONE of those with Google Maps. I must have accidentally used another one a few times, and now I keep getting notifications about it, ...
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Google Maps strange green texture when zooming in

On my tablet Lenovo 10" Android 4.2.2 my Google Maps looks really annoying, when I zoom in it has this green texture covering the map. Anyone knows why this happens and how to get rid of it? Google ...
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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 Maps app and multiple Google accounts, only signing in for one account possible?

I link several Google accounts on my phone. The Google Maps app usually shows notifications associated with my first account, but my Google maps account which I use the most is one of the others. ...
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Google Maps shows constantly rotating direction despite other compass apps working correctly

Google Maps reports rotating direction (0.5 rotations / minute) with stationary phone. The compass is calibrated and works correctly in compass-specific apps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Change map language on Google Maps

I have Nexus 7. I'll be traveling to Bangkok in a couple of weeks, and would like to change the Google Maps app to display street names in Thai just in case I get lost and need local help, and also ...
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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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Google maps displays black screen when trying to navigate

When getting directions to a new place on Google maps (using navigate) I get a black screen where the map tile should be. Sometimes after a few seconds, Maps force closes and I have to type the place ...
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Google Maps disable prefetcher service

I have a Motorola Cliq, running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've cached my local area as an offline map and would like to disable or stop the PrefetcherService that sol runs all the time on wifi. I can't find an ...
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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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Pause audio when Google maps speaks

iOS has a nice feature, where any audio playing pauses when Google maps starts talking. I was looking for a setting that might do this on my Samsung Galaxy S9+, but I can't find it. Is is possible?
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Invisible Location History

Location History was active on my device and visible under timeline in the Google Maps app. I have just tried to use it via Google maps on browser to get my phone back, but the timeline stops in ...
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How can I use Google assistant to navigate to a contact?

I have a contact with an address. If I type in the name in Google Maps then it suggests the contacts address for navigation. However using Google assistant it doesn't work. I tried the typical phrases ...
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Google map's timeline is missing

I'm from Sri Lanka and recently I found out that "Google map's timeline" option is missing on my Google maps Android application and even on the website. I've heard that some countries don't allow for ...
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Google Maps navigation popping up eratically

Whenever I'm using Google Maps to navigate to a destination, Maps keeps popping up. It doesn't matter which app I'm in, Maps comes up on the screen and ALWAYS restarts (!) navigating to the last ...
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List of domains used by Google Maps API Family (Firewall Config)

our corporate config firewall to allow Android Phone use App to Map Location , our programmer use fused location provider API (GPS, Network etc) to Map , but the Phont is in the internal network,and ...
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How to extract road details from Google map?

I have a problem of getting GPS locations regarding to a road from google maps android API. How can we get a GPS location range regarding to a road? Is there any way to identify a marked point is ...
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All the info of Google “My Maps” in offline mode

Using Android 5.1, I would like to use all the information of "My Maps" in offline mode, but I do not find the way to do it. I mean, I've downloaded the map of a city to be used offline and it works ...
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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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Voice of turn by turn navigation alternating between male and female

Sometimes the voice will be the female voice of Google text-to-speech and sometimes it will be the one from SVOX TTS, which is a different one. What should be causing them to alternate and how can I ...
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Google Maps unthaws “itself”?

I have a relatively specific question - I'm on a SonyEricsson xPeria Mini Pro (sk17i), using Android 4.0.4 with a rooted Stock Rom. To conserve battery, I'm regularly freezing some apps I only use ...
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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 change color of entities shown in Google map?

The present colouring scheme of Google maps gives me a challenge to differentiate between the road and its surroundings. The contrast between these two are simply not sufficient for me and my screen ...
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What controls the Google Maps traffic widget updating “time to arrive”?

I have the Google Maps traffic widget on my Galaxy Nexus. The widget will show the traffic lights, but the times don't seem to update unless I log into maps by tapping the widget such that Maps loads....
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Google Maps always zooming out

The Google Maps on my Android phone got updated and now everything's screwed up. It keeps automatically zooming way out. It does this whenever the phone changes orientation or when the screen is ...
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Blue arrow pointer in Google Maps won't update whichever way I'm facing?

On the Google Maps app, I see a blue arrow pointer. I've seen this on a previous version of maps back in Gingerbread. I think at some point in time, they removed this feature and made it look simply ...
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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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Can you limit Google Maps timeline for alternate accounts on your android phone?

I have multiple accounts on my Android phone, some shared with my kids. I would like my location sharing to only be my primary account. Is there any way to configure that? One side effect, my son ...
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Troubleshooting google maps history

Google maps history worked perfectly with my old phone. Now I have a new one and maps history worked for the first few days, then it started to behave randomly: when it works the data is correct, but ...
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Google location( Find my device not accurate) can High Accuracy option cause it?

Google location( Find my device not accurate). My Device (Samsung galaxy s8) google location is set to "High Accuracy" When I look at History in google maps, I do not show some stops and claims car ...
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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 with Offline Maps sometimes gets stuck on “Finding best route”

Google Maps with Offline Maps sometimes gets stuck on "Finding best route" I don't think it's a GPS issue 'cos my phone's GPS is normally fine and also, as soon as I connect to WiFi it gets past the "...
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Can Android turn the mobile access point on automatically on my home?

I share almost always my mobile data to my laptop because I like to use faster web as my home offers. Is there a way on Android 7.0 such that it turns and keeps the mobile access point on if I am near ...
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GPS does not work using Google Offline Maps on Android

I am using offline maps functionality for Google Maps (9.71.0) on Android 6.0.1, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. I downloaded the offline maps of the region of my current location. If I disable my data ...
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Google Timeline error - “Can't connect to Maps, try again later” only on certain dates

I have been using Google timeline successfully for many months without problem but in the last few days I have getting this error on all my devices (phone, tablet and desktop) but only on some dates
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Is there a way to use Google maps on the watch without voice?

I have an Android Wear 2.x smartwatch. I use Google maps in English even though it's not my mother tongue, simply because I want to have all Google assistants functionalities enabled as well as ...
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Google Maps - Avoid motorways only on part of route

Planning a route in Google Maps, I am trying to create a route which is part motorways, part country roads (i.e. not motorways). Say, for example, that I want to create route "A --> B --> C", and I ...
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Google Maps - download ONLY country (without surroundings)

Google Maps for mobile (android) has a feature that you can download offline map, however it seems to me that you can only select area with fixed ratio, therefore you are selecting a huge area that ...
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Force Uber app to launch when requesting Uber ride within Google maps?

I am a fan of integrating ridesharing (Uber and Lyft) fare results into the travel directions interface of Google Maps, so that I may quickly compare the two companies to each other and to other forms ...
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Google now travel time updates

I use a google pixel and yesterday, google now asked if I'm interested in travel time updates to a shopping mall I recently visited and I happened to tap on 'yes'. Now, it shows me the ETA to that ...
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How can I disable Google's offer to post personal photos for businesses?

The Android Google Maps app observed that I have taken some photos in a toy store. The following day, Google Maps is offering me to post these pictures along with Google's photos for that business. I ...
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Enabling Google Maps inside TripAdvisor app on CyanogenMod

I have recently flashed my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with a custom CM ROM. I am going abroad and will need offline maps. I have decided to use TripAdvisor, but when I want to open an offline map I get the ...
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Using Tasker to detect when a waypoint is reached in Google Maps

I have an issue with my Google Maps app where it doesn’t always tell me that I have reached a waypoint. I have contacted support and they could not find any solution (found here). So I am hoping that ...
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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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compass in Google Maps stopped working (Xperia V CM 12.1)

In the Google Maps app the compass of my Xperia V (model identifier: LT25i | codename: Tsubasa) doesn't work properly anymore (only 180 degree flips). To be more precise the compass already stopped ...
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Can't see 'My Maps' in Google maps app

According to this, I should be able to see 'My Maps' from the main google maps app in android. Open the Google Maps app maps. Touch the menu >Your places. Scroll down to see your maps. Touch one to ...
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Open Google Maps to location with NFC tag

I have an NFC tag containing only one record, in the format of geo: [latitude],[longitude], and when I tap it to my phone the 2 options are the Waze app and Google Maps. Waze opens up to those ...
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Is there a way to rotate google map with single finger?

I know that one can enlarge/shrink the map with single hand by double tapping the screen, holding the second tap and drag up or down. (This actually works for many other app. Not sure if it is built-...
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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 ...