Use Google Maps on your feature phone

Explore and plan with Google Maps

You can use Google Maps on your KaiOS feature phones to do common tasks like find places, get directions, explore the map, and get your bearings.

  • To look for a location, or a type of place like restaurants, select Search.
  • To get a closer view of the map, select Show Map and then Zoom.
    When done, press the Back button.
  • To scroll, use the navigation button.

See other map views and get more info

You can see data like current traffic or bike routes. You’ll see this information in layers, or special map views.

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Map Layers.
  3. Choose a map layer:
    • Transit: Public transportation information, like train lines and bus routes.
    • Traffic: Flow of traffic on the roads. Note: Traffic information isn't available everywhere
    • Satellite: Images of the earth from space.
  4. To turn off a layer, select that layer again.

Search for specific places

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Search.
  3. Type an address or the name of a place.
  4. To see a list of directions, select Options and then Directions.
  5. To change how you want to get there, like on a bus or two-wheeler, select Edit and then Transport Mode and then select the type of directions you want.

Search for types of places

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Search.
  3. Search for a category like restaurants.
  4. Select a place from the list.

See your current location on the map

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select My Location.
  3. You’ll see the map view. The blue dot shows your current position.

If getting your location is taking too long or you're seeing errors, try the steps below.

  • Restart your phone.
  • See if you get a better GPS connection if you move to a different area.
  • Make sure Geolocation is turned on. In the Settings app, select Network & Connectivity and then Geolocation.
  • Make sure you granted access to Geolocation. In the Settings app, select Privacy & Security and then App Permissions and then Maps and then Geolocation.
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