My Location

The My Location feature on Google Maps lets you center the map on your current approximate location using a variety of methods to determine your location.

See 'My Location' on the map

  • Touch the My Location icon in the search bar. The map centers on a blue arrow that indicates your location. 
  • A blue circle around the arrow indicates that your actual location is within the circle.
  • Touch the compass rose icon in the top left corner of the screen to enter compass mode, where the map will orient itself in the direction you're currently facing. Click again to return to the overhead view.

Location accuracy

Depending on which location options you’ve enabled, you’ll see varying degrees of approximation, with GPS satellites providing the best accuracy, followed by wireless networks, then cell networks.

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