Use Google Maps on your feature phone

You can use Google Maps on your feature phone to:

  • Search for places using your voice or by typing
  • Get step-by-step directions
  • View your current location on the map
  • Explore and select places on the map
Search for a place
  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap the search bar.
  3. Type or touch and hold the search bar to use your voice to search for an address or place.
  4. Select a place from the list.
Tip: Select a place, then get directions or view it on the map. You can also view photos, make phone calls, view open hours, or read reviews of the place.
Search for types of places
  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap the search bar.
  3. Type or touch and hold the search bar to use your voice to search for a category like “restaurants."
  4. Select a place from the list.
Tip: You can find shortcuts for common categories on the start screen.
Get directions
  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Directions Directions.
  3. Enter the name or address of the place or tap the location on your map:
    • To view the directions on the map, tap the map.
    • To view step-by-step instructions to your destination, tap Details.
    • To get a preview of the directions, tap Go.
Tip: Select your method of transportation, like “train or bus.” You can go back to edit your destination, starting point, or transportation.
Find your location on the map
  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Select Your location Your location.
  3. Your current location is shown as a blue dot on the map.

If you're having issues with your location:

  • Restart your phone
  • Try moving outdoors for a better GPS connection. If this is your first time getting a location, try waiting up to 10 minutes for a fix.
  • Make sure Geolocation is turned on in the Settings app
  • Make sure you gave access to Geolocation in the Settings app
     
Explore the map
  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Select Show map.
  3. To adjust the size of the map, press zoom in Zoom in or zoom out Zoom out.
  4. To select a place on the map, tap a place and then Your location Your location.

Tip: You can also zoom in and out with 1 or 3 on the keyboard.

Find other map views and get more info
You can find info on current traffic or bike routes in layers or special map views.
Important: Traffic information isn't available everywhere.
  1. Open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap Map Layers Layers, then choose a layer:
    • Transit: Public transportation information, like train lines and bus routes.
    • Traffic: Flow of traffic on the roads.
    • Satellite: Images of the Earth from above.
  3. To turn off a layer, tap the layer again.

Tip: To edit or delete data associated with your account, use your desktop, Android, or iOS devices.

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