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

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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 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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Google Maps “Track Up” versus “North Up”

This seems like it should be simple. I have been using Waze for years and "want" to switch to Maps, but haven't for this single reason. I like to view my maps while in navigation mode in 2D. The ...
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“maps is offline check your network connection” on Mobile Data

Google maps is not able to connect when not on wifi, how to fix the problem?
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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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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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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 shuts down by itself

I noticed that the last couple of months Google Maps shuts down while I am using it for directions in my car. When I re-open the app I have to set the route from scratch unlike when the app is working ...
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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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How to unhide a contact address in Google Maps?

I accidentally hid a contact on Google Maps, thereby removing his/her address on the map. How do I undo this action?
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How to report an issue with the entrance when Maps never thinks I have arrived

Google Maps / Directions has this neat feature where after you reach your destination it asks you if it routed you to a convenient or proper entrance. This is very nice because sometimes when there ...
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Change language in Google Maps app

I would like to have mobile Google Maps' content on my Moto Z2 Play in different language (Polish) than rest of the system (English). Is this possible? If yes, then how to achieve this? Based on my ...
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How can I keep screen on ONLY while music is playing?

I drive typically 300+miles a day and my phone works both as my GPS and my media player through my work trucks AUX port. I drive to a lot of the same places so after awhile the GPS isn't kept on top ...
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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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What does it mean when Google Maps says “moving”?

I left work like it says , drove to my friends which you can see , but it says I was moving from 8.23 am -2.30 am but that I didn't leave. I don't think I accidentally turned it off when I left that ...
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What does “moving” mean in Google Location

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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My android phone location history shows locations not visited

My Android phone is enabled for home WiFi as well as cell tower connection. My location services have been enabled as well to use Google Maps for tracking Location history. Whenever I go to my balcony ...
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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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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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Mobile Google Maps doesn't show alternative ETA to the very end

Mobile Google Maps, when in driving guidance mode, doesn't show alternative tracks' ETA until decision whether to go with current or pick alternative way is virtually impossible. Here are some ...
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I cannot hear Google maps voice after update

After the last update, I cannot hear Google Maps voice while navigating. I only get a nerve breaking bell like sound every time I am close to a turn. I cannot see anything obvious in the settings on ...
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Google Maps: choosing aspect ratio of offline map area

With the option in Google Maps to download maps for offline use, the area selection lets you zoom in and out, but the aspect ratio of the area seems to be dictated by the map display, and therefore by ...
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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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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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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, 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 layers saved for offline use? (...
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Google Maps - no voice direction os bluetooth

I paired my phone bluetooth with my car (VW) bluetooth. It works fine when I have phone calls, but when I use Google Maps - silence. Google Maps Settings -> Navigation settings - Play voice over ...
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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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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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Google Maps' shortcuts needs to be used twice in order to work

I've been using Google Maps app's shortcut for 2-3 years so far: For past 2-3 weeks (since latest Google Maps' update?) it turned out that I have to use it twice, i.e.: long-press Google Maps icon ...
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Google Maps always turns screen on

I've been using mobile Google Maps on a variety of Motorola Moto phones so far in two "modes": actual driving suggestions (screen turned on), sharing location and route with other people (screen ...
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Finish navigation in Google Maps and get the driving summary

I cannot find one of the most essential features in Google Maps: Navigate from point A to B, and be able to press stop at any time, at any coordinate, giving you the drive summary. Sometimes ...
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Should I be worried about a security breach if Google Maps incorrectly shows that I drove over 650 miles from home?

I was shocked to discover that this past month Google Maps shows that I was home one day, drove from a neighboring location over 650 miles to Chicago the next day, and was home the following day. ...
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How to fix Maps from unexpectedly stopping when running in background?

This is a Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G955FD with Oreo 8.0.0, today updated. Baseband G955FXXU4CRI1, Samsun Experience version 9.0, Android security patch level 1 November 2018. Since this update, whenever ...
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How Does Google Maps Detect Compass Accuracy?

Modern versions of Google Maps display a cone of various widths for the compass, depending on how accurate/in need of calibration the compass is. Given that the compass is simply a magnetometer and ...
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How do I stop excessive updating of Google Offline Maps?

I'm using an old Samsung Note 3. I run Google maps, drag from the left, and select the cloud icon to access offline maps. I select an area to download, and it insists on updating all my offline maps, ...
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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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Alternative to Google timeline to track location

I wisited several location in the last weeks, unfortunately I just realized I accidentally deactivated Google timeline in Google maps. Is there any other way to find my location history?
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How to run regular google maps on android go?

I'm trying to install the regular heavy version android google maps from play store but it only brings up google maps go. What should I do to fix this?
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Google maps shows me everywhere

When I go to Google maps timeline it shows me several places that I went that i never did and it keeps putting my boyfriend at my house on his timeline even though his home and location are set ...
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“Searching for GPS” in Google Maps after update

I have been using Google Maps on the same phone (LG G4, android 6.0) for about 2 years now. Now suddenly after a Google Maps update the phone has GPS issues. It can find where I am and my direction (...
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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 don't track my location anymore

I was using location history all the time, on one quick walk when I took photos with my DSLR I've notice that my location was way off from my walk so I've set in settings for my location to use only ...
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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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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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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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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 next time I get asked to rate (those places I listed as I have not been ...
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How can I copy GPS coordinates from a marker in Google Maps app?

Is there a way to get/copy GPS coordinates from a marker on the Google Maps app? When I drop a marker by holding down on a spot, I get the coordinates in the field. But, when I tap in the field to ...
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How to keep using Google Maps in Chrome browser and avoid launching the app?

If I point my browser (Chrome browser) to http://maps.google.com it automatically opens the Google Maps app. Is there a way to avoid this and keep using the site through the browser? If it matters, ...
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How to add custom targets on top besides “Home” and “Work”

During typing in the navigation target in the "Search here" input line, there are two special targets directly below the input line: "Home" and "Work". I'd like to have a third target "Kindergarden", ...