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Send a place from Google Maps to your phone, car, or tablet

You can send a place you find on Google Maps using your computer to your phone, tablet, or car.

Note: The “Send to car” feature is only available for participating car manufacturers like MINI and Toyota.

Send a place to your phone or tablet

To send a place to your mobile device, follow the steps below.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Make sure you’re signed in to the same account on:
    • Google Maps on your computer.
    • Google Maps app on your phone or tablet. If you’re asked to turn on notifications, touch Turn on notifications.
  3. Search for a place.
  4. Below the search box, click Send to your phone.
  5. Choose the phone or tablet you want to send the place to. If you don't have a device listed, you can still send the place to your device by email or text message.

You’ll get a notification on your phone or tablet about the place.

Note: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you won't be able to send a place to your mobile device.

Send a place to your car

To send a place in Google Maps to your car, follow the steps below.

Add your car

  1. Go to https://www.google.com/maps/sendtocar.
  2. Click Sign in and enter your account information.
  3. Click Add car or GPS device.
  4. Select your car type like, “Audi” or “Nissan.”
  5. Type in your account ID provided by your car manufacturer in “Account ID” field. Find your ID by signing into your car manufacturer’s website. Click to see an example.
  6. Optional: To find your car more easily in the future, type a name for your car. 
  7. Click OK.
You can add another car on this site by clicking the Add another car or GPS device button.

Send a place to your car or navigation device

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place.
  3. Below the search box, click Send to device > Send to car.
  4. In the box that appears, confirm the place and device details.
  5. To change between saved cars or devices, click the picker with your default car or device.
  6. Click Send.
  7. To see the place, follow the instructions in your car or on your device.

Note: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you won't be able to send a place to your car.

Troubleshooting tips

I don't see my phone or tablet
Make sure you’re signed in to Google Maps with the same account on your computer and mobile device. Also, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app.
I didn't get a notification on my phone or tablet
Your phone or tablet might have problems connecting to the network. Make sure your data or Wi-Fi and notifications are turned on.
I don't see "Send to your phone"

If you don't see "Send to your phone," try these steps:

  1. Make sure you've turned on notifications on.
  2. Wait a few seconds.
  3. Reload Google Maps on your computer if you already have it open.
I don't see "Send to car"
Make sure you're signed in to Google Maps and added your car.
I have a problem using Maps with my car

Here's a list of cars that work with this feature:

  • Audi
  • BMW - My Info
  • Infiniti
  • Kia UVO
  • MINI
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Toyota

If you have a problem, contact your auto maker for help.

Notes:

  • Cars may vary based on your country.
  • We currently only allow one car per account.
  • This feature doesn’t let you send routes or directions to your car, but you can send a place.
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