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

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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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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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How can I configure Google Maps so that it only shows businesses that are currently open?

The "open now" fails to eliminate businesses that are currently closed: Is there some other, working ways to configure Google Maps so that it only shows businesses that are currently open?
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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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Can I use Google Maps Drive mode without entering a destination and still have it control texts and music?

I have a Pixel 4XL on Android 12. I would like to get in my car and have one app that controls my hands-free texting and music like Android Auto used to. Google Maps navigation mode has the ability to ...
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What does "moving" mean in Google Location History?

While reviewing my phone location on https://maps.google.com/locationhistory, I see some locations where I know the information is right. There are other times though that Google Maps says my phone ...
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Maps is offline check Internet connection

I seem to have an issue with Google maps, ever since the update that moves the timeline from the cloud to the device, all but one of my devices displays that when trying to access my timeline. This ...
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Google maps compass breaks when using underground public transport

Suppose I took a U-bahn/Metro/Subway. After the ride finishes, the exit the station and get back to ground level. Now I notice that the compass in Google Maps always points to a random direction as ...
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A 90% fade visibility of a full stable Google Maps image behind any front image, no matter the application

I have a Redmi 10 Pro phone. There is an image of Google Maps that remains permanently behind any image in front, no matter the application. That image is about 90% fade from a normal image. It does ...
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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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How to auto switch on/off precise location automatically, programmatically for Google Maps?

Is there an am command line or similar that permits do turn off/on Google Maps precise location? Ideally, could be a wrapper script in shell to enable precise mode, then when quitting maps, setting ...
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Why can't Google Maps find better location? (without Location Services)

Google maps just shows a big circle (maybe 2 miles / 5 km) around my approximate location. Because of this, I cannot use it for navigation. If I use OsmAnd~ (an alternative maps program), it can find ...
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Location sharing is not enabled on my device. How do I fix that?

When I try to share my location in Google Maps on my Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, I get the following error message: Roughly translated, the error message means "Location sharing is not enabled on ...
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How to copy the coordinate (latitude/longitude) in Google Maps?

In Google Maps on my Android, I know when I click on a place on the map, it shows lat/long in the search bar. But how do I COPY the lat/long? All the forums I have read seem to have old info. They ...
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Google Timeline: Force a finer-grained breakdown

When I go to my college campus, Google Timeline just says I was at the college campus from 9 AM to 9 PM. However, the college campus spans several blocks and buildings. Ideally, it would say I was at ...
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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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Getting Google Maps to lead the road through a path from Google Assistant

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I was able to use the interface between Google Assistant and the Camera app by saying "Take a photo", and, Google Assistant takes a photo (...
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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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Is there someway to make "My Maps" in Google Maps available offline with location markers?

I see how to save a map area offline on the Google Maps app, but how can I make sure the markers layer on "My Maps" is saved for offline use? I see how to view it as a layer, but are all the ...
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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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Save "My maps" offline, including attribute information in Google Maps App

There are 2 functions in Google Maps that are quite suitable for a task of mine, but they would need to be combined, and after searching the internet and this site, I'm not sure if it is possible or ...
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With multiple Google accounts logged in, use only one account for Google Maps

I have several Google accounts on 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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"Send directions to your phone" Missing Cell Number for Text Message

Where did the option to send directions as a text message go? And how do I get it back? Last month, when using "Send directions to your phone", I was presented with the options: samsung SM-...
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How to add a waypoint by tapping on the map?

I have a regular route for which I have two options through two highways. The two options are very close in terms of distance and time. But, when using the Google Map application, it usually gives me ...
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Google Maps not working offline even though I already have maps downloaded

My phone is a Nexus 4, running Android 5.1.1. I am getting this error when I try to go to a postcode in London. No network connection Can't connect to the network. Check your data connection and try ...
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Google Maps' location history is not accurate. Can High Accuracy option cause it? [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy S8's location services is set to "High Accuracy". When I look at the "History" in Google Maps, it doesn't show some stops I made from point A to B, but it claims ...
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By what mechanism does the Google Maps mobile app determine if a device is in one of the "limited locations" which has motorcycle directions?

Sometimes, Google Maps for mobile (iOS and Android app) has directions available for scooters / motorcycles (called "two wheelers" by google). This is useful in cities like Taipei that have ...
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Prevent music volume from being lowered when using turn-by-turn navigation

I use a Nexus 6 on Lollipop. Sometimes I'll try to listen to music over Bluetooth while using Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation in my car. The volume on the music is reduced whenever Google Maps ...
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Maps for Planning Daily Itineraries

I am trying to use google 'My Maps' to build daily itineraries and have them accessible offline. Saved 'My Maps' are accessible in Google Maps via a diminutive button under the 'saved' menu, however ...
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See the location for "moving" on Google Maps timeline

Google Maps says "moving" in the timeline, is there another way to see the location? I've looked in my Google activity & can't find any location for the time it says moving.
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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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Is it possible put Waze in a movable tile window, the same way Google Maps can?

Is it possible put Waze in a movable tile window, the same way Google Maps can as shown below?
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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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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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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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Google Maps now shows addresses for some of my contacts

I realized I can see all the addresses of people whose phone number I have on Google Maps. I doubt these people intentionally made their addresses available publicly. How does the Google Maps app ...
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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 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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Can one download GMaps offline areas without signing in?

Can one download GMaps offline areas without signing in?
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Google's location history minute by minute

My phone was stolen. Is it possible to get the location history as realtime as possible from Google?
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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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Google Maps location not working when offline

I have a Galaxy J7 Prime, android version 7.0. I'm abroad for a week and as such, am not using data. I can only use WiFi intermittently when I'm near a free hotspot. When I had an iPhone, I was able ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

Google Maps always shows me distance values for direction results / navigation in miles, although it does show me a scale on the map itself in metric units. I rather prefer to get my direction ...
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I cannot stop my Google contact addresses from displaying in Maps

On my phone (Note 8, Android 7.1.1), when I go into Maps and Your Places, I see hundreds (around 400) of addresses from my contact list under the Labeled tab. Everything I've read says that if you ...
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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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Why does Google Maps ask me to rate places I haven't been to?

I am asked to rate places Google Maps thinks I have visited. I have not been there and I click on "I have not been there". But the next time, I still get asked to rate those places I have ...

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