Google Maps tips and tricks

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Maybe you’ve noticed the bright beige/orange highlighted areas in Google Maps – but do you know what they are actually for? Easy! They show popular areas in cities city is a large and permanent human settlement (areas is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane which have a high concentration of people). In most cases these areas are populated with bars, restaurants, and shops. This helps you to easily filter out areas which might be interesting to check out. 

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Become a local guide

Google Maps shows you opening times, reviews and photos of many shops and restaurants restaurant (/ˈrɛstərənt/ or /ˈrɛstərɒnt/; French: [ʀɛʁɑ̃]), or an eatery, is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money. These aren’t just the official entries from shop and restaurant owners, but entries from the myriad of Google Maps users. Google relies on the help of many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good volunteers and created the Local Guide program to encourage and reward contributing users. 

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Explore your timeline

If you have location services enabled and use Google Maps, Google will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive know about almost all of your recent movements.  If you’d like to trace your footsteps, check out the “Explore your timeline” feature which shows you where you’ve been and the photos photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip you’ve taken at said location (if you’ve geotagged them and uploaded them into Google Photos). 

The data is accumulated from your movement may refer to: Movement (clockwork), the internal mechanism of a timepiece Movement (sign language), the direction and nature of the movement of the hands when signing Movement (biology) Syntactic profile (which needs to be activated – in most cases, this is done when setting may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to up your phone) as well as the geotagged data from your photos. A slightly creepy feature from Google, but nevertheless quite useful. 

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Trace where you’ve been with Google Maps / © AndroidPIT

Creating/Sharing/Importing location lists

Got a friend that’s looking for some travel tips? If you’re feeling helpful, you can easily create a list in Google Maps and share them directly into it. You can do this by going may refer to: Go (verb) Going- to future, a construction in English grammar Going (horse racing), the condition of a horse racing track surface into My Places -> Saved -> New. You can then mark locations on the map one by one and add them into your list list is any enumeration of a set of items. When you’re done, you can send the link to the list to your friend is a relationship of mutual affection between people

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Choose your mode of transport

Google Maps has four different modes of transport, which you can access by tapping the icon icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, and certain Eastern Catholic churches at the bottom right of the screen. Its image depends on what’s currently selected: if it’s set to driving you’ll see an icon of a car, if it’s public transport you’ll see a train, if its private transport you’ll see a taxi, if it’s walking you’ll see a person, and if it’s cycling you’ll see a cyclist. Once you’ve tapped the icon you can change or Changing may refer to the mode by tapping the appropriate icon at the top of the screen.

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Private transport is the latest mode of transport to appear in Google Maps. / © AndroidPIT

Avoid annoyances

On the same screen, tapping is a guitar playing technique where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fretboard, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with Options enables you to set additional criteria such as avoiding toll roads, your preferred kind of public transport and whether you’re okay with lots of different bus or train transfers may refer to.

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Maps knows public transit schedules for a wide range of travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without options. / © AndroidPIT

Another favorite feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to: if you’re travelling by public public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the totality of such groupings transit may refer to, Google Maps shows you arrival and departure times for the various forms of transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another available as well may refer to as the times of any transfers.

Save data with Wi-Fi-only mode may refer to

Now that you can download maps for offline terms “online” and “offline” have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which “online” indicates a state of connectivity, while “offline” indicates a use, this new feature is very useful for those who travel a lot or beginning to run out of mobile data before the end of the month.

Press on the hamburger menu, open Settings and the second option or Options may refer to (if you’re on Google Maps version 9.32 or higher) will read Wi-Fi only. Toggle the switch to ensure that Google Maps only works when your on Wi-Fi, or otherwise relies on your downloaded offline areas.

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Using Wi-Fi only could save you a lot of data. / © AndroidPIT

Plan ahead

If you’re going to be away from a data signal – or roaming in a country where accessing it costs a fortune – you can save maps for offline use, be it a neighborhood, a city or a state. Just hit the hamburger menu a restaurant, there is a menu of food and beverage offerings at the top left, tap on Offline areas, and hit the plus button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together at the bottom of the screen to add a new area.

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Share your current location

Google Maps has a very nifty little is a surname in the English language feature integrated which allows you to share your location with a friend or even with groups. If you’re planning on meeting up somewhere, or if you’re on a tour and want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to let friends and family know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, where you are, this is a great little tool. To share may refer to: To share a resource (such as food or money) is to make joint use of it; see Sharing Share, Kwara, a town and LGA in Kwara State, Nigeria Share (finance), a stock or other security your location all you have to do is go into the Google Maps menu -> Share location, and then pick may refer to if you want to share it for a set period of time or until you deactivate the feature. You can then pick which contacts you want to share your location with.

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Share your current location with friends. / © AndroidPIT

Share a location or directions

Sharing a location works may refer to by pressing may refer to: Pressing plant, process for producing vinyl (sound recording) records Pressing hill, 2370m high, part of the Central Eastern Alps, range of mountains (also known as Hohe Pressing) in on the place of interest on the map, then the three dots DoT or DOT may refer to in the upper right corner, then Share, enabling you to share via Bluetooth, by email, to Google Drive…

You can also share directions. To do this, set your desired start point and destination, choose your mode of transport and then press the trio may refer to of dots in the upper-right corner may refer to before hitting Share directions. The recipient of the shared directions will see a summary of the instructions as well as a link or Links may refer to. When may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse the link is clicked, they will be able  to open or OPEN may refer to: Open (film), a 2011 film Open (sport), type of competition in tennis, golf and other sports where entry is open to qualifiers regardless of amateur or professional status the directions in Google Maps so they can start their journey. It’s also possible to open the directions in another map application such as Waze, or to view them online.

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You can share a specific location or directions may refer to: Direction (geometry) Relative direction, for instance left, right, forward, backwards, up, and down (see also Anatomical terms of location for those used in scientific descriptions) easily. / © AndroidPIT

Save important addresses

In the app tap on Menu > Your Places and press on Home or Work to store the addresses or The Address may refer to: Address (geography), a code and abstract concept expressing a location on the Earth’s surface (including a postal address). This speeds up the process of getting directions, and it also helps is any form of assisting others feed the inquiring mind of Google Now and its transport cards.

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Adding your home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe and work addresses makes things much easier. / © AndroidPIT

Use stickers Sticker is a type of label: a piece of printed paper, plastic, or other material with pressure sensitive adhesive on one side and labels to help you find and remember

You can use stickers to make your home and workplace stand out on the map. Just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a press may refer to on the hamburger hamburger or burger is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun menu button, then Your places. Tap on the trio of dots to the right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal of your home or work and then select Change icon. Here you will see an array of stickers to choose from.

For places you have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary starred, you can add a label to more easily identify and remember what the place is. Open up the information is that which informs screen for the location and press on the trio of dots at the top right of the screen then Add label label (as distinct from signage) is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information or symbols about theHere, you can enter anything you like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard, be it ‘bar’, ‘interesting view’, whatever.

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Stickers stand out on the map and make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small it all a little more personal. / © AndroidPIT

See it in Street View

Street View or variants, may refer to hasn’t disappeared in the Google Maps app, it’s just moved a bit. To see the Street street is a public thoroughfare (usually paved) in a built environment View, press on or search for a location or locating may refer to. Above the bar with the location’s name and rating, there will be a small rectangular window with an image and a circular arrow. Press on this to load up Street View.

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Street View is in the Maps app, and it’s now easier to find than before. / © AndroidPIT

Use gestures

You already know that you can zoom in and out of maps by pinching and zooming, but you can also do it with a single digit – which is handy if you’re holding onto a handlebar with your other hand or just can’t be bothered using both hands. Double-tap the screen or Screens may refer to but don’t lift off your finger finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates or thumb after the second second (symbol: s) (abbreviated s or sec) is the base unit of time in the International System of Units / Système International d’Unités (SI). It is qualitatively defined as the second division of tap. Slide may refer to up to zoom out and slide down to zoom in.

You can also tilt the map by sliding with two fingers – up for more tilt, down for less – and rotate the map by turning two fingers in a circular motion. In many urban areas the flat map will become a 3D model when you tilt it.

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You can control the zoom or ZOOM may refer to and tilt may refer to using finger gestures. / © AndroidPIT

See it in Google Earth

Tap on the Menu button and select Google Earth to see the world in glorious 3D. As with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), Maps, you can navigate by swiping, pinching or pinching may refer to: Pinch (action), gripping an object or substance between two fingers Pinch (cooking), a very small amount of an ingredient, typically salt or a spice Pinch (whisky) or and double-tapping. Note that you will need to download and install the Google Earth otherwise known as the World or the Globe, is the third planet from the Sun and the only object in the Universe known to harbor life app for this to work.

Know which routes may refer to: Route or thoroughfare for transportation Airway (aviation), a designated path for aircraft Route number or road number Scenic route, a thoroughfare designated as scenic based on the to avoid

One of our very favorite favourite or favorite (American English) was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person things in the Google Maps map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes app is the way it can give us live traffic information. Color coding makes everything crystal clear with green for normal traffic, yellow when things or The Thing may refer to are slowing and red when you really need to go a different way or allow extra time. If it isn’t displaying go to Menu > Traffic.

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Color-coded routes help you determine what areas to avoid. / © AndroidPIT

Add detours

When you’re in navigation mode, merrily en route to your destination, and you suddenly remember you need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life to eat a muffin, you can add a quick pit stop. Just press on the magnifying glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics icon and you will see some useful options, such as Petrol stations and Coffee shops. You can also search or search may refer to: Search and rescue Search and seizure, a police procedure Searching (horse) (1952–1973), a racehorse Bayesian search theory, looking for a target Search Games, looking for an for something more specific by pressing on the magnifying glass again and entering in your search query.

The options for pit stops will appear along your route, along with how much time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future the detour will add to your journey, so you can choose the most may refer to convenient.

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Need to stop may refer to off for some gas? Google Maps has you covered. / © AndroidPIT

Use your voice

When you’re navigating you can control Google Maps with your voice. Just tap the microphone icon and use commands such as:

  • Turn on voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc
  • Turn off voice
  • Mute
  • Unmute
  • Be Quiet
  • Mute Voice Guidance
  • Show may refer to Show (fair) Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of animal fancy Conformation dog show Cat show Dog and pony show, an American idiom Mr. Show, a sketch comedy series Show, a 3G / Turn On / Display Satellite
  • Hide / Turn Off / Clear Satellite
  • Show / Turn On / Display Traffic
  • Hide / Turn Off / Clear Traffic on roads consists of road users including ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, buses and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel
  • Show alternate routes
  • Show other routes
  • How else can I get there?
  • Next turn may refer to
  • What’s my next turn?
  • How else can I get there?
  • What do I do next?
  • Where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of do I turn?
  • Where do I get off?
  • What exit am I taking?
  • How long until my next turn?
  • What’s my ETA?

We’ve found that the voice control may refer to can be quite patchy, especially in noisy cars, so it’s probably a good idea to pause Bat Out Of Hell before you try this.

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Delete is the act of deleting or removal by striking out material, such as a word or passage, that has been removed from a body of written or printed matter your location history is the study of the past as it is described in written documents

If you’d rather not store details of everywhere you’ve ever been, you can delete your location history. On your device go to Settings > Location > Google Location History and use the toggle may refer to: Toggle mechanism Toggle switch Toggling harpoon, an ancient weapon and tool used in whaling to impale a whale when thrown A type of textile closure, like an elongated button Toggle to decide whether interrogative word or question word is a function word used to ask a question, such as what, when, where, who, whom, why, and how you want it on or off, or look to the bottom may refer to of the screen and press Delete location history if you want to remove all the information Google has on your past movements.

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