I have been trying to use Google Maps a little more but am having trouble finding just the information I need. Thought it would be good to start a post.l
I can make a route in Google Maps on my PC and send it to my phone. The route comes in as a notification and if I click on the notification it will send the route to Google Maps.
Now for my problem. I sometimes plan my route days before I need the route and once I click on the notification I can never find the notification again. Is there a way to save the route or notification once it comes to my phone and Google Maps?
I send myself an email with the link.
Unless I am mistaken, it doesn't even matter re: the starting point, meaning if I want to get to 1200 Broadway, I can be enroute and click the web link.
What I am finding useful with Google is to be able to see traffic in real time. My 2350LMT just doesn't work well (I'm sure a new LT works better). Also, I can see that my known "shortcut" is say 7 min. slower today, but 3 min faster when traffic is congested, etc. Our trip to Florida before Memorial Day has sold me on Google over Garmin....it just plain works well. Tried Waze a couple of times and it seemed very aggressive about rerouting through residential areas etc.
Will try sending an email. I tried a text but get a 404 error. Not sure what that is about.
That work. Thanks. I sent the route by email and then clicked on the link in the email and the route was on Google Maps.
No worries, glad it worked! I'm sure there's an easier way...but, it's pretty quick. I've found that inputting via a computer (or tablet) or the smartphone seems to be quicker than on the traditional gps....
I try to cache the location where I plan on spending most of my time in, in case of signal loss. You can find this option underneath the settings menu.
I also initially got a "404" error when I tried to click on the link after sending a route from Google Maps to my phone.
However, after waiting a while, I tried the link again and Google Maps came up fine - and continues to do so.
Mary, will you try you "text" link again and report what happens, please.
John, I had not deleted the 404 errors and clicked on them again and they now both work. No errors. Thanks
Text will make it easy for one time routes. Also the email is good for routes I want to keep. I made a folder in Gmail named Google Maps and moved the route I wanted to keep for a while in it to use again.
These two methods are a great way to use Google Maps. Having the save routes option is nice.
Thanks to both of you. Mary
to test it and I was not correct, as far as being able to click a from/to link, using the destination, from a new starting point.
This seems to work as long as you're on one of the original routes.
Meaning, say I want to go from work to the car dealer, car dealer to supermarket, supermarket back to work (I did this at lunch).
On my way back from the supermarket to work, I tried the first link, work to car dealer. It could not navigate, but could preview the overall route. If I really wanted to end up at the car dealer, then I would have to override the start point, with current location. Still, I find google to be convenient, and I really like seeing that route a is x min slower, route b is the fastest, etc.....
I've had issues on my android, when wanting to use a "full site" of a co., such as Verizon wireless, or Citi.
Yesterday, I had gotten a secure message from Citi. I wanted to see it, but needed the full website--messages are not on the app nor mobile site. Everytime I tried to login to the full site (I got the login screen), it went back to the mobile site. when I switched to chrome, it worked! So like the old days on the pc, if IE didn't work, I'd switch to firefox, I'm going to try it on the android as well from now on....that is to switch to chrome and see...
I really think there are often many things you can't do in an app or on a mobile site, that you can on the full website...
...Everytime I tried to login to the full site (I got the login screen), it went back to the mobile site. when I switched to chrome, it worked!
Chrome always allows the full site. I set Chrome as the default on all of my Android phones and tablets.
I used chrome most of the time. A lot of My mobile sites don't show what I want to see.
Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some users.
A couple of very useful features have started rolling out to a few lucky Google Maps users in the last couple of days.
The above was on my Google Tabs
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