Google Maps is great for getting directions to far-off cities and obscure shopping plazas. But what if you open it up only to realize that you have no idea where you are right now?
That’s not a problem. Every version of Google Maps has a “Current Location” button. Tap this, and the map will zoom over to your exact location – give or take a few hundred feet.
How to find where you are in Google Maps
In this tutorial, you will know how to find your current location with the use of a computer or smartphone
- Open Google Maps on your computer or smartphone and let the map load
- The app should centre on your location automatically, but if it doesn’t click or tap the Current Location button in the bottom-right corner. On the website and Android app, it’ll look like a bullseye, while in the iPhone app it’ll look like an arrow.
- Your browser or phone might ask you to give Google Maps permission to see your location. Allow it.
- The map will move to focus on your location. The dark blue circle is where Google Maps thinks you currently are, and the translucent blue circle around it is where you could possibly be.
The faster your internet, the more sure Google Maps will be of your location and the smaller that translucent range will be. If Google Maps is having issues finding you, it probably means that you need a better cell signal or faster internet.
In the iPhone and Android apps, tapping the Current Location button twice will turn on compass mode. The app will centre on your location, but the map will rotate to match the direction you’re currently facing in real life.
Source: Business Insider India