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Turn off notifications of Google Maps requests for information

Open Maps Open the left panel (swipe left -> right) Click on 'Settings' Click on 'Notifications' Click on 'Your contributions' Toggle the 'Questions about places' setting (and/or any others) The ...
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Is there a way to extend or stop the expiration limit of Offline Maps provided in Google Maps?

Unfortunately it's not possible. Straight from the horse's mouth: Offline areas that you downloaded on your phone or tablet need to be updated at least every 30 days. If your offline area ...
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Drag to change route in Google Maps

I figured out that the only way to get around not being able to drag and change your route on the Google Maps app for Android, is to add multiple destinations. This is how you do it (according to ...
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Are offline google maps used device wide?

Unfortunately, there is no cross-app sharing of map information. Firstly, there is a privacy concern - If Google allowed other apps to know your Google Maps offline areas (or infer them, for that ...
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How can I see which location has the most reviews/ratings in a given area on Google Maps?

There does not seem to be any option directly in the Google Maps app to do this. However, the Google Maps API provides this information for developers. Searching further, this website seems to provide ...
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Google Maps can't get my location

I had the same problem; fixing it was as simple as enabling automatic date and time and automatic time zone. Not sure what program turned those off but correcting that make the problem go away. (When ...
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How can I share my current GPS location from google maps?

Here's what I can do on the current Play Store version of Google maps. (9.22.1) From your screenshot, it appears that your GPS position is not accurate. In "location settings", choose "high accuracy"....
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Cyanogenmod without google apps

You might wish to take a look at the NOGAPPS project, which is what I am using. Without having to install the GApps, it e.g. provides a MapsAPI in a way that other apps think it's GMaps. There's also ...
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Disable Location History in Android

Summing up all the comments: Will Google save the locations? Definitely. As soon as you want to use the more battery-friendly “network based location” you have to agree that Google collects your ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

Try going into Settings / My Device / Accessibility and turning on Magnification Gestures. A triple tap on your scree will enlarge what is there including text and then another triple tap will take ...
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I cannot find my current location while offline in google maps

To get a location fix while offline, GPS (not just location) needs to be enabled. You must have either "High accuracy" or "Device only" enabled under Settings->Location->Mode. "Battery saving" does ...
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Prevent music volume from being lowered when using turn-by-turn navigation

From what I've read elsewhere, this functionality is generally handled by the application playing the music/audio. So, I've been testing out various players, and found a couple that do what Casey is ...
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How can I copy GPS coordinates from a marker in Google Maps app?

It's quite easy When you drop a pin you get coordinates in the search bar that can't be copied as you observed To do that, on the left bottom you will find More Info. Tapping on that will take you ...
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Toggle between dark and light theme in Google Maps

You can change it from settings (to access settings, tap on the icon with user initial/user profile icon, next to microphone), then theme, wherein the same dialogue pops up, that you had initially to ...
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Google maps offline

Starting on November 10, 2015, Google Maps will roll out a new offline mode for Android allowing for driving directions and search. It's designed to fit seamlessly alongside the online version of ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

You can't change the text size in Google Maps, because the whole map, including the labels, is retrieved from Google's servers as an image. (In fact, they're lots of small images called tiles. For ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

It's 2015. In Android I can choose distance units for Maps. It defaults to automatic. For some reason, automatic gives my results in miles (I live in Australia). Navigation is metric. But anyway, if I ...
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how to keep using Google Maps in browser and avoid launching the app?

Yes absolutely. If your Dolphin Browser is up-to-date, just follow this step - Open Browser > Settings > Advanced > More > Open in app > You'll know what to do after that ;)
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Google Maps show location history where I've never even been

There are many possible reasons that places could show up inaccurately in the Google Maps tracking. If your device is indoors, it will not have a good GPS signal (or possibly have no GPS signal at ...
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Is there a way to download and store Google Maps permanently?

I use MAPS.ME as an alternative. It works perfectly offline, you can save places, search anything in the downloaded maps, and it has a router for driving and walking too. Its map data is from OSM. It ...
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Google Maps now shows addresses for some of my contacts

As mentioned on Izzy's comment, Google Maps can read the addresses from your Google Contacts. The feature was added on April 27, 2016 (v9.25.1). From AndroidPolice, Contacts Appear in Your Places and ...
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Google Maps can't get my location

Date and time. .... Go to your device settings, Date and time. Check the automatic setting is on. If your device doesn't have auto setting for date and time, ensure your time is as accurate as ...
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Stop Chrome from opening Google Maps app

In case any one else runs into this problem, you can stop this behavior by going to Settings -> Apps -> Google Maps and under More settings and permissions -> Open by default and disabling ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

The best answer would be for GOOGLE TO PLEASE FIX IT so we can have an option to turn street name speaking on or off regardless of the chosen system language and the chosen Google Maps spoken language ...
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Is it possible to add a stopover or intermediate waypoint in Google Maps navigation?

There is a tool which allows you to do just that. https://mapped.me
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How does Google Maps Navigation know you are in a tunnel when it switches to night mode?

Recently I was driving in Italy and I realized that this Google Maps feature works more precise in Italy than in my home country Germany. I tested it a little bit in Italy and I found the following: ...
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Is there someway to make "My maps" in google maps available offline with location markers?

It seems to me that you are talking about your "Starred locations" when you're talking about the markers layer on "My Maps", eih? These are stored in Google Bookmarks and can be exported -- including ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

I also suffer from this problem hence the reason for trying to find a solution. I have just compared the results of Google maps with an app I downloaded a while ago and keep forgetting about. The ...
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Download maps offline with Google Maps v8

Open the google-maps application. Select an area you want to save the map for. Once the red pin appears you will have the street name at the bottom of the screen and the 'route' icon. Swipe this ...
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