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5 Google Maps Tips and Tricks You Didn’t Know About

Published on 13 July 17
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While some people might use Google Maps only when traveling or exploring a new place, there are so many other Google Maps tips that will be very valuable to you in various situations. From checking the traffic on the route to your workplace to finding the most popular restaurant in your area, Google Maps has the potential to become your most used app.

Google Maps is available for both Android and iOS which makes it quite useful and available to all users. We have collected some of the best Google Maps tips that will help you out wherever you go.
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No.1. Street View
You will be able to access the street view tool straight from your phone or computer. It is a useful feature that will allow you to get the visuals of a place you are traveling to or help you understand the directions better. This option is available in all major cities all around the world thanks to a camera made by Google that was attached to a special car which drove the routes and captured the images. The result is absolutely striking and it will help you find any location needed while traveling.
No.2. Other means of travel
If you use Google Maps only when driving, keep in mind that it can help you find the quickest walking or biking routes in a city. Not to forget that you can access the public transport schedule straight from the app. All you need to do is to find the nearest bus or train station, click on it, and you will get the timetable. This option might not be available in some smaller towns but you can be certain that you can access it in every large city.
No.3. Downloading a map
Most of us rely on the availability of the internet connection anywhere we go. However, you will probably end up without a Wi-Fi if you are traveling to a foreign country. The best way to make sure you have Google Maps with you at all times is to download the map of the city you are visiting straight to your phone or a computer. This will allow you to know exactly where you are without the Wi-Fi and make your journeys a lot safer. Find the left panel on the Google Maps, click on Offline Areas, and simply download the map which will then be stored in the memory.
No.4. Avoid traffic jams
Google Maps has a feature that will tell you about the traffic conditions on your usual routes. Avoiding traffic jams will not be an issue anymore because you will get live updates that can help you plan the quickest route in order not to get stuck on your way to work or back home. Keep in mind that this option has to be activated from the menu if you want to use it.
No.5. Remembering the locations
This brand new feature will allow you to visit places you find interesting in a new city. You will be able to save numerous places and addresses to a list and view them once you get there. And you can make a new one for each destination you plan to travel to. They will be located under Your Places option in the menu. And you can also share them with your friends!
Conclusion
Google Maps is an exquisite application that will be quite useful for every user out there. So it doesn’t matter if you are a traveler or simply want to have a map of your hometown on a mobile device – you will find plenty of uses for the Google Maps tips we provided in this list.
While some people might use Google Maps only when traveling or exploring a new place, there are so many other Google Maps tips that will be very valuable to you in various situations. From checking the traffic on the route to your workplace to finding the most popular restaurant in your area, Google Maps has the potential to become your most used app.

Google Maps is available for both Android and iOS which makes it quite useful and available to all users. We have collected some of the best Google Maps tips that will help you out wherever you go.

5 Google Maps Tips and Tricks You Didn’t Know About - Image 1

No.1. Street View

You will be able to access the street view tool straight from your phone or computer. It is a useful feature that will allow you to get the visuals of a place you are traveling to or help you understand the directions better. This option is available in all major cities all around the world thanks to a camera made by Google that was attached to a special car which drove the routes and captured the images. The result is absolutely striking and it will help you find any location needed while traveling.

No.2. Other means of travel

If you use Google Maps only when driving, keep in mind that it can help you find the quickest walking or biking routes in a city. Not to forget that you can access the public transport schedule straight from the app. All you need to do is to find the nearest bus or train station, click on it, and you will get the timetable. This option might not be available in some smaller towns but you can be certain that you can access it in every large city.

No.3. Downloading a map

Most of us rely on the availability of the internet connection anywhere we go. However, you will probably end up without a Wi-Fi if you are traveling to a foreign country. The best way to make sure you have Google Maps with you at all times is to download the map of the city you are visiting straight to your phone or a computer. This will allow you to know exactly where you are without the Wi-Fi and make your journeys a lot safer. Find the left panel on the Google Maps, click on Offline Areas, and simply download the map which will then be stored in the memory.

No.4. Avoid traffic jams

Google Maps has a feature that will tell you about the traffic conditions on your usual routes. Avoiding traffic jams will not be an issue anymore because you will get live updates that can help you plan the quickest route in order not to get stuck on your way to work or back home. Keep in mind that this option has to be activated from the menu if you want to use it.

No.5. Remembering the locations

This brand new feature will allow you to visit places you find interesting in a new city. You will be able to save numerous places and addresses to a list and view them once you get there. And you can make a new one for each destination you plan to travel to. They will be located under Your Places option in the menu. And you can also share them with your friends!

Conclusion

Google Maps is an exquisite application that will be quite useful for every user out there. So it doesn’t matter if you are a traveler or simply want to have a map of your hometown on a mobile device – you will find plenty of uses for the Google Maps tips we provided in this list.

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