Use Google Maps on your feature phone

You can use Google Maps on your feature phone to complete common tasks like searching for places, getting directions, seeing your location on the map, and exploring the map.

Search for a specific place
  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Search.
  3. Type OR long press to use voice search to search for an address or the name of a place.
  4. Select a place from the list. 

Once you select a specific place, you can review the details, view the place on the map, or get directions.

Search for types of places
  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Search.
  3. Type OR long press to use voice search to search for a category like Restaurants.
  4. Select a place from the list.

Alternatively, there are handy shortcuts on the start screen for common categories like Restaurants.

Get directions
  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Directions.
  3. Select the place you’d like directions to: your destination. You can type in the address or the name of a place, or choose on the map, or use your current location.
  4. Select the place you’d like directions from: your starting point. You can type in the address or the name of a place, or choose on the map, or use your current location.
  5. Select the Transport mode, for example “Train or bus”.
  6. Select Options to edit the Transport mode, edit your destination or starting point, or to see only the route info or directions on the map.
See your location on the map
  1. Open the maps app.
  2. Select your Location.
  3. You'll see the map view. The blue dot indicates your location.
If getting your location is taking too long or you're seeing errors, try the steps below.
  1. Restart your phone.
  2. See if you get a better GPS connection if you move to a different area. GPS typically acquires faster when outside.
  3. Make sure Geolocation is turned on in the Settings app.
  4. Make sure you granted access to Geolocation in the Settings app.
Explore the map
  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Select Show Map.
  3. Select Zoom.
  4. Press 1 or 3 on the keypad to zoom in or zoom out, respectively.
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:
    1. ExTransit:  Public transportation information, like train lines and bus routes.
    2. Traffic: Flow of traffic on the roads. Note: Traffic information isn't available everywhere.
    3. Satellite: Images of the Earth from above.
  4. To turn off a layer, select that layer again.

Note: If you need to edit or delete data associated with your account, such as reviews, you will need to access Maps from a different platform, such as an Android or iOS device, or a desktop.

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