Use the Google Maps app to determine your location, find directions, browse local businesses and attractions, rate and review places, and more.
Enable Location Services on Your Phone
Before using any location-based services, you must enable your phone’s location feature. For information about setting your phone’s location options, see Location Settings.
View Maps of Specified Places
Use Google Maps to locate and map a specific address or destination.
- From home, tap Apps > Google > Maps .
- Google Maps opens.
- Tap the Search field to start a search.
- Enter an address, city, facility name, etc., and then tap a candidate in the results list.
- A map of the specified location opens.
Google Maps Operations
- Viewing Current Location: From the Maps app, tap Location .
- Obtain Useful Area Information for Current Location: From the Maps app, tap the Search field, enter the information you are looking for, and then tap a result to view it.
- View Traffic Information, Aerial Photos, Etc., in Maps: From the Maps app, tap Menu and then tap Traffic, Satellite, Google Earth, etc.
- Check Route to Destination: From the Maps app, tap Route , enter your current location and your destination, tap a method of transport (car, public transit, bicycle, or on foot), and then tap Search for route.
- Route candidates appear in a list.
- Check Detailed Operation for Maps: From the Maps app, tap Menu > Help.