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

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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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