Getting around maps

Getting around maps

When you open Google Maps, you can easily find your location on the map or check out nearby places by panning and zooming in and out on the map.

Important: To find your location with Google Maps, you need to enable location sources.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Maps.
  2. Tap to show your current location. The blue marker or shows your current location on the map.
  3. Tap to turn Compass mode on or off. In Compass mode, the map orients itself depending on the direction you're facing.

Checking the details of a location

  1. Press and hold a location on the map. A balloon opens over the location, with the name of the location, a part of the address, and a thumbnail from Street View (if available).
  2. Tap the balloon to see more information. You can get directions to the location, check for nearby places of interest, and more.
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