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

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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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"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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Google Maps >9.60: Can't access the layers. How to turn off/on layers?

I recently opened Google Maps and found the traffic layer to be enabled. And so I tried to turn it off by swiping from the left to open the App Drawer (aka Hamburger Menu). Unfortunately the usual ...
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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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Google Maps won't work

Google Maps app takes like half a minute to update my location every time, navigation instructions don't update when I move, and it doesn't automatically reroute, I have to restart navigation. I can'...
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What does it mean when Google Maps says "moving"? [duplicate]

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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How to get spoken instructions from Google Maps while bicycling?

I run Google Maps 9.57.1 on Marshmallow. When I use directions in the "bicycle mode" I don't get any spoken directions. I only get this "ding" sound, without any audible indication as to where I'm ...
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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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Add a google map route to calendar (S7 Edge)

In iOS you can add a google map route to your calendar app, but in android (Galaxy S7 Edge) you can't. EVEN to google calendar! Why is it? Am I missing something? Why does iOS have better integration ...
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Google maps keeps disabling Privacy Guard on cyangenmod

This is pretty serious Rooted with Cm11. Google maps is on sdcard, play services and play store are on system. I keep seeing google maps privacy guard getting disabled. Once in a while. Is it ...
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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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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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Why is Google maps 48M on Android 4.4.4 and 125M on Android 5.1.1?

Why is Google maps only 48 Megabytes on Android 4.4.4, but is 125M on Android 5.1.1? The Android 5.1.1 phone seems to have a 32-bit processor and the 4.4.4 phone seems to have a 64-bit processor from ...
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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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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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Can one download GMaps offline areas without signing in?

Can one download GMaps offline areas without signing in?
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Google Maps Navigation Icons

I'm trying to get hold of the icons used in the step-by-step view of Google Maps I've extracted the APK from my device and scoured through the drawables folders etc but cannot find them anywhere. ...
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Is it possible to combine two Google Maps timelines?

I was on a trip with my wife, we both have Android phones connected to Google. Her phone had data enabled so she has a very precise timeline for her trip. Mine did not have data so the information is ...
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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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How to get search of different location?

On android device, whatever we do Google search, we get search content of nearby location. Is it possible to get search content of another location? If yes, what I need to do in my android device? ...
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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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Change Google Maps Navigation language

I use my phone in English (UK). But I would very much like to change the Maps navigation language to Turkish, since the English voice sucks horribly in reading Turkish place names (especially while ...
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Google play constantly asks for permissions

A few weeks ago my Xiaomi phone (MIUI 8) started showing a permission error, stating that more permissions are necessary. After enabling all of them, the error reoccurred after a few minutes, this ...
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Does Google Maps require a compass to show the direction you are facing?

On my old phone I used Google Maps a lot. One thing I found useful is the dot that indicated where you were had a little flashlight affect to show you the direction you were facing. Does this only ...
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Where do you disable Google Timeline on the Android phone?

On OnePlus phone to my surprise, all my location was automatically sent to Google Timeline which I don't remember I actually agreed on such thing. At what point it was enabled and how do I disable ...
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Why can't I sign into google map when being away from my apartment and using mobile data?

My phone is Kyrocera Hydro Icon, with Android 4.4.2. I am in US and using Sprint network. When I am in my apartment, google map will automatically log into my google account, no matter whether my ...
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What is this mysterious blue dot? [duplicate]

Click image for larger version It pops up randomly when I'm using my phone. However, it ALWAYS pops up when I open Google maps. It then seems to emulate a repeated clicking motion, which freezes my ...
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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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Can APK Editor be used to increase the location/GPS Fix Interval?

I want increase location fix updates for Google Maps location history (currently 10-15secs) and other location calls on my android Marshmallow device. Can this be achieved by something like APK Editor?...
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Why is the looking direction often completely wrong while going by bus?

I noticed that the displayed "looking direction" of Google Maps is often (always?) exactly the opposite when I'm going by bus: This is astonishing for me, as it is most of the time correct when I'm ...
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Generate a location intent to share to other apps from a Google Maps

Normally, the share mechanism in Google Maps Android App shares text (containing an URL pointing to Google Maps website). There is though an specific location intent in Android, that any app can ...
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Turn off notifications of Google Maps requests for information

Google Maps is requesting information of places I've visited. For example: Google Maps - Starbucks - Answer quick questions to help others. How can I turn this notification off? I just want to disable ...
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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 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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New Phone - Google location not syncing/sharing to desktop

I've just got a new phone (Oneplus 3 from old Samsung S4), and I'm having issues with location in Google Maps - I'm trying to share my location with family (via G+ app), but overall I'm seeing some ...
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Play audio through phone speakers when connected to Bluetooth car

My car has Bluetooth for making / receiving calls. It also allows media playback if I switch to Bluetooth instead of USB. I use my phone for sat nav so I'd like to be able to hear the audio telling me ...
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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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Google Maps blue arrow does not appear on the blue location dot (to show direction)

My Google Maps app shows a blue dot to indicate my current location, but (unlike on all of my friends' Google Maps), the blue dot does not show a compass-based arrow to indicate which direction I'm ...
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Google maps is tagging my photos

It appears that Google Maps app I'd tagging my photos with the Camera and displaying an notification even when I am not using the Google Maps app. How do I turn this feature off?
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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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can I tell google maps to avoid motorways?

So, my question is Is there any way for me to tell google maps, to avoid motorways? Edit I'll add some screenshots to show why the currently suggested answer doesn't seem to apply. Say I search ...
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Commute to work on Google Maps tracking is innacurate

My wife tracks me through Google Maps. I have no problem with that. However it keeps showing I stopped at certain locations when I never did. it shows several different routes I took to my job, I don'...
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Zoom factor of offline maps on Google Maps

Latest Google Maps allow to download some areas as offline, so it's possible to use navigation. The trick is that the area you can choose is quite small (hopefully it's just the default). In my case ...
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How often is Google Location History updated?

How often does Android Location Reporting send an update to Google Location History? Is the reporting interval customizable?
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Can I increase the frequency at which location history gets my location?

I've recently discovered Google Location History, however my history map is made up of lots of very long straight lines because it doesn't appear to get checkpoint/location information very often. ...
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Can Maps run without a data or wifi connection?

I was just wondering, if you get Maps to load directions and start navigating, then turn off the data access, can Maps function fully, or does it need to constantly pull data to run directions?
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Are offline google maps used device wide?

If you save an area on google maps on an android device, will other apps that use the maps api, pull data from this cache if it's available? Or is it separated and doesn't know that it exists? I ask ...
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Google Maps can't get my location

This seemed to just start happening recently but for some reason Google Maps can't get my location (just have a gray dot). If I go into Settings -> Location and choose High accuracy or Device only ...
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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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