Google Maps is an invaluable tool for many people, but there’s no question it collects a lot of information about you. Thankfully, it’s possible to delete Google Maps location history and recent searches. Here’s everything yo…
Google Maps is arguably one of the best services to have been created in the internet era. It’s stuffed to the brim with helpful features, including real-time traffic congestion information. Where exactly is Google getting th…
Turn-by-turn navigation on phones and dedicated GPS devices has made it much easier to travel. However, the reliance on GPS navigation comes at a cost—you never actually learn how to get anywhere. That’s a problem….
Google Maps is not only one of the company’s best products, it’s one of the best products in the internet age in general. Maps has tons of features you might not be familiar with. We’ll share some of the best….
Google Maps allows you to share your location with friends and family, and see their location if they grant you permission. For people you regularly check up on, you can create a handy home screen shortcut on Android devices….
Location sharing in Google Maps makes it easy to keep tabs on people (with their permission). You can make it even easier by setting up alerts to be notified when someone leaves or arrives at a location….
Google Maps is an indispensable app for finding your way around, but it’s for more than just cars and public transit. You can also use Google Maps to find the best bike routes in your area. We’ll show you how….
High gas prices can be a real bummer when traveling or even just on your daily commute. Finding a fuel-efficient route is great, but eventually you will need gas. You can use Google Maps to find the cheapest gas near you….
With Google’s street view feature, you can virtually walk through the streets of many cities around the world. Street view is also available for popular landmarks, natural wonders, museums, and more. Here’s how to access it o…
Google Maps makes it extremely easy to find your current location on the map. It even shows the direction you’re facing so you know where you’re heading. Here’s how to see where you are right now in Maps on both desktop and m…
If you’re going on a hike or you’re just curious about a specific place’s altitudes, Google Maps makes it easy to find the elevation for most locations. Here’s how to use that feature on your desktop and mobile….
Whether you’re heading somewhere or you just want to see how congested a specific street is, it’s easy to check the traffic delays with Google Maps on both your desktop and mobile. We’ll show you how to do that….
Are you heading somewhere and would prefer a route that does not include highways? If so, ask Google Maps to exclude all the highways from your driving directions. It’s as simple as checking a box.
By saving a route on Google Maps, you can quickly get directions to your specified destination. You can save routes on your iPhone, iPad, and Android phones, and we’ll show you how.
Traveling at night, or just prefer a dark interface? You can enable dark mode in Google Maps on your Android phone and enjoy a dark navigation system. We’ll show you how to toggle that mode on and off….
Google Maps allows you to set a home address (and work address) so you can quickly find directions to and from your home. When you move, you should update it in Google Maps, too. We’ll show you how to do that….
Google Maps for iPhone and Android is great, but sometimes the journey begins on your desktop computer. Thankfully, it’s super easy to send those directions to your phone. You can pick things up there and be on your way….
Charging stations for electric vehicles are not nearly as plentiful as gas stations. They can also be harder to spot from the road. Thankfully, Google Maps makes it easy to find chargers for your electric car….
As great as Google Maps is, it’s not infallible. New places and roads are popping up all the time, and sometimes they get overlooked. You can help Google Maps and the community by drawing missing roads yourself….
To get specific food recommendations while searching in Google Maps, you can configure your dietary requirements in the app. We’ll show you how to do that on your iPhone, iPad, and Android phone.
Listening to music while driving is a great way to pass the time. If you’re already using Google Maps to navigate on your iPhone or Android device, you might as well control your music with it, too.
There are a couple of things to consider when choosing a navigation route: Which one will be the fastest? Which one is the fewest miles? Google Maps can also show you which route will save the most gas….
Using Google Maps in dark mode can help you save power on your iPhone and iPad. It’s also helpful when you’re using it for driving directions at night. Here’s how to turn it on.
Have you ever had a situation where you needed a restroom, but you weren’t sure where the closest one was located? If so, thanks to Google Maps, you won’t be in the same situation again. You can find public restrooms with Map…
The tricky thing with walking directions is that it’s hard for your phone to know which direction you’re looking. Google Maps solves this problem with handy 3D walking directions that overlay navigation instructions onto the …