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7/6/19
Turn on/off location settings on car display 0 Recommended Answers 2 Replies 6 Upvotes
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Hi there!

I normally disable Location settings on my phone for privacy and battery save reasons. If i tap on the navigation button on my car display while android auto is started, it shows me the green screen with message "Google Maps needs you to change your Location settings. When it´s safe, check the notification on your phone".

In some situations i need spontaneous the navigation or only a map (even without location) while driving. Its really annoing to stop the car -> turn it off -> take my phone -> turn on location -> start the car -> and continue driving.

Is there a way to enable and disable location settings via car screen?
Is there a way to show map without my location for searching some place? Google Maps on my phone can display the map even if Location is disabled.

My car: Volkswagen Golf
Phone: Huawei P9 with latest App updates

Any idea?
Thanks for help.
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Sadly not, exactly for security reasons you cannot turn on and off location from the car screen. However you should be able to pull down the notification bar on your phone (even when connected to the car) and use the location shortcut to toggle the locations on and off, so that should help.
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10/19/19
Turning it on from notofication bar is a crappy solution and Android Auto already turns on Bluetooth when you connect it with the USB, so you guys should turn Location on too. It's beyond stupid that it doesn't do it already. Upvote from me.
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