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

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How to keep Google Maps sounds in Phone, while calls in Car Sound system, while driving?

I am driving with Google Maps, while Bluetooth on. I cannot hear any Google Maps sounds if Bluetooth is on, my car stereo system is not playing them, while listening radio (I know you could change the ...
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Stop Google Maps from loading location photos/thumbnails

Google Maps automatically shows photos when searching for places, but this uses a lot of data on mobile networks. Is there any way to block the loading of images?
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Where map applications get live traffic data?

Nowadays, there are a lot of traffic applications that help us to choose the better path to being arrived at the destination. Therefore, it's the common question for people, "How does it work?" I ...
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stop google maps from spinning the map

I used to be able to keep north up. Now not only does north move, sometimes the map will spin. Usually when I try to zoom (at least this is when I notice it). Even when it does not spin, the map ...
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how could I view google maps search history? (not location history)

how could I view google maps search history? I mean beyond . a day or two, so eg a month back or a year back. I don't mean location history.
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How to disable rotation during zooming in the Google Maps app?

I'm not talking about the feature for navigation where it rotates the map based on the direction you're currently driving. The problem is that when I zoom in and out using two fingers it sometimes ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop Chrome from opening Google Maps app

My Google Maps app has got broken. I think I can use the web version of Google Maps. However, Chrome is redirecting me out from the browser to the app. How to stop Google Chrome from redirecting me to ...
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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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Change "Note to self" email address

When I ask my phone to "take a note" or say "note to self" from Google Now or Google Maps, it asks me what the note is, and then it emails me the note at a specific email address that I designated a ...
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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 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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Offline Maps don't automatically update on Google Maps

TL;DR: Why don't offline maps download automatically via WiFi for me? Long version: I have a Xiomi Redmi 4, with no data plan. I use wifi to download an offline map in Google Maps. I only have one ...
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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 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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How to disable Google Map's direction indicator?

Where the indicator wouldn't be accurate, having it is just noise; Is there a way to stop it from showing? The indicator:
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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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Why am I getting shopping trolley notifications about local store savings?

I am getting "Shopping Trolley" notifications appearing regularly. The notification looks like this: The notification is about "Store savings" at a local supermarket and that is it! Is this ...
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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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It the any map app which is using google maps APIs but work perfectly without GPS? [closed]

As I have searched - everybody asking about OFFLINE maps, but I am asking about maps which can use just simple google maps, but does not ask any permissions to GPS. Currently original goolge maps are ...
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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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Fequency at which location history gets my location?

I've noticed that Google Location History tracks my position much more frequently and accurately when having Google Maps actively running, compared to when it is not. Is this the case for any app – ...
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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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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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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 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, copying GPS coordinates, getting plus codes

This question explains how to get the GPS coordinates How can I copy GPS coordinates from a marker in Google Maps app? I did all that but I come up with a "plus code", this doesn't work for me. How ...
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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 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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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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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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Why is Maps using outrageous amounts of background data?

I just got three auto-top up notifications amounting to total of about $50 from my network carrier. Upon checking data usage, I see that this month shot up to 5gb+ and the details show it was almost ...
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How to fix in-app (google) maps after Google Play services update broke map functionality?

I am running AOS 6.0.1 (API-23) on a non-rooted phone. It's been working perfectly for months, but one day after updating some apps like Uber, Viber or Windy, I was told that Google Play services need ...
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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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Error message on Maps "route not found"

I have a Samsung S6 with Nougat 7.0. Today, I can't navigate because I got the message "route not found". This happened when I entered the destination with voice or by using my home address. Then, I ...
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