Who doesn’t love Google Maps? The local Android application helps those of us with oats for minds discover our path anyplace, without terminating any neurons or exercise any neurotransmitters. It even encourages us discover spots to get delicious cooking — like, uh, cereal (yum!).
However, there’s considerably more to Google Maps than meets the eye — and chances are, you aren’t exploiting no less than a couple of convenient shrouded highlights hiding in the Android application. With word that Google is currently evidently testing Waze-like accident and speed test announcing inside Maps, I thought it’d be a fine time to thoroughly consider a portion of the application’s current propelled alternatives. Take a couple of minutes to investigate these off the beaten path potential outcomes whenever you’re utilizing Maps to investigate the world.
- Driving mode
Regardless of whether you know where you’re going, Google Maps can help you en route. The application’s driving mode indicates you activity for your current course, spots of enthusiasm along your way (perhaps even eateries that serve oats), and assessed make a trip times to places Maps supposes you may probably go dependent on your put away areas alongside your area history (accepting you have that empowered) and the present day and time. It likewise makes it simple to begin route, on the off chance that you wind up requiring extra direction anytime in your experience.
To start up Maps’ driving mode, open up the application, tap the three-line menu symbol in its upper-left corner (or simply swipe internal from the left half of the screen), and select “Begin driving” from the board that shows up. In the event that you need to take things up an indent, open up the application’s settings (from that equivalent side board), tap “Warnings,” and afterward select “Route” and enact the flip beside “Driving notices.” That’ll given Maps a chance to disclose to you to what extent it’ll take to get to your feasible goals when your telephone interfaces with an auto’s Bluetooth framework.
What’s more, in the event that you need significantly less demanding access to driving mode, long-push on your home screen, select “Gadgets,” at that point look down to the Maps segment and contact and hold the “Driving Mode” gadget to put it anyplace you need for one-contact initiation.
- In-app media controls
Why swipe around to control your music when you can do it appropriate from the primary Maps interface? An as of late included alternative enables you to include sound controls straightforwardly into the application so you can see your at present playing tunes and rearrange around as required inside a noticeably set bar in Maps’ route setup.
To begin, open up the application’s settings, select “Route settings,” at that point initiate the flip by “Show media playback controls.” Next, tap the line underneath that named “Default media application” and pick your program of decision.
Google Play Music, Spotify, and Apple Music appear to be the perfect alternatives starting at now — with help as yet missing for different administrations, including (rather amusingly) Google’s own cutting edge YouTube Music benefit. Be that as it may, ideally more extensive application support will appear after a short time.
- Location saving
Keep in mind path back in the beginning of Android when a standout amongst the most well known applications was a straightforward little instrument called Car Locator? No? All things considered, I do — however of course, I’ve been expounding on Android for around 93 years presently (related: I might possibly be a tortoise). Nowadays, that application is for some time deserted — however little-known truth: Maps itself can do precisely what it used to do and spare any area you need, at that point enable you to mosey back to it later.
Whenever your noggin needs a memory assistant, simply open up Maps and tap the blue speck that demonstrates your present area. That’ll pull up a major blue-screened menu whereupon you’ll see the inconceivably valuable “Spare your stopping” alternative. Tap that, and that is it: Your present area will be scorched into Maps’ memory. In the event that you need to add additional information to enable your own mush-to cerebrum later, tap the white bar that says “Stopping area” at the base of the screen. You would then be able to enter notes about your spared area (what level you stopped on, what number of oats serving foundations were in the region, et cetera), append photographs (you making senseless faces before different bystanders, and so on), and make an alarm to remind you about the area after a specific measure of time has slipped by.
- Location sharing
Help somebody discover you — or perhaps simply give them a report on your whereabouts and advancement — by tapping that equivalent blue area spot and, in that equivalent blue-screened menu, choosing “Offer your area.”
That’ll give you a chance to give anybody a connection to pursue your area progressively on a guide for a particular measure of time or until the point when you kill the component. Starting at only two or three weeks prior, you can even share the connection to any application or administration on your telephone (like an informing application) with the end goal to get it to whomever you require.
Gracious, and in case you’re amidst a functioning route, you can pull up a similar element by tapping the white bar at the base of the screen (the one that reveals to you to what extent is left til you achieve your goal) and afterward choosing “Offer trek advance” from the menu that shows up.