Google Maps is no doubt one of the best features in Smartphone that help in easy navigating. There are hardly any Smartphone users who do not make use of this navigation app. But this app contains some features that are tucked away and when these are unveiled, everything becomes much easier while you can get the best out of this Google Maps. So, we are listing here some useful tips and tricks to use Google Maps.
Useful Google Maps tips:
Offline Map is very useful that provide access to the map when there is no internet connection and also it saves some amount of mobile data. To create offline map, zoom the map in place which you want to save for future use and write ‘OK Maps’ in the search bar to save the map. Also you can search for a specific location and a right click on that will bring up the location information card. Next click on the menu located at the top right corner to get the ‘save offline maps’ option.
Zoom in one hand
Zoom and pinch are the ways to hone in a location in the map. But if you wish to do this zoom in or zoom out by one hand, double tap on the screen and if you keep the fingers on the screen after the second tap, it will allow you to zoom in or out with simple swiping up or down.
You can also get the nearest ATMs location from Google Maps. Just click on the search bar to make the field empty. Next, press on the ATM buttons located at the bottom and it will display all the nearest ATMs. The section also includes options like groceries, gas station, car washing business, pharmaceuticals and more. So, click on any option that you want.
Check the bus and train schedules
With Google Maps you can know the train and bus’s scheduled arrival and departure time. As you ask the map for the direction of a particular location, it will provide verities of transit options along with their scheduled arrival and departure timing. Even a simple press on the bus, train and subway icon on the map will display their scheduled timing.
Save a location to remember it in future
You might have reached to an amazing place and want to remember that place, just search for the location on the search bar and save it on the business information card for future references. All the saved places are appeared on the map as starred location that you can access later on by selecting the option ‘Your places’ from the menu.
Avoid tolls and highway
Want to avoid the highways and toll during the journey? As you pull up for the driving direction for a particular location, click on ‘options’ there that will bring various check boxes to avoid toll roads, highways and ferries.
Share a location with your friends
If you have reached a place where your friends will be coming but the place is really hard to find out, then just drop a pin on the spot and share it with friends. Google map let the users do this in the easiest way. Press on the spot where the pin will be dropped and then press on the pin itself. Now click on the share button to share the spot link via email, messages or social media.
So, keep these useful tips in mind and you will find everything much easier now.