Judging by the flood of notifications I receive daily from Google Maps, I really like it – maybe a bit too much. If you're using Google Maps on Android, you may be in the same boat.
Google Maps has a variety of notification options (between 40 and 54 in 10 categories in the three phones we've tested) that are all enabled by default. When I look in the list, I find some important notifications in the mix, like the one that tells me my train schedule before leaving for work. However, I find most of the other trivial and annoying, constantly stapling in my notification tray and distract me from other important notifications.
(Note: This is not a problem for people who use iPhones, it's just a small treat from Google for those using the navigation app on the company's operating system.)
No matter which Android phone You use the Maps app to turn off notifications in turn. However, there is a quicker and easier way to filter all of these notifications when using a phone with Android 9 Pie software. All steps are below.
Before you begin, note that the location of some menu items may vary slightly depending on the phone brand you are using.
On any Android phone with Google Maps  Open Google Maps and tap the menu button in the upper left corner of your screen.
On Phones with Android 9 Pie Software
- Long press on the Google Maps app icon and then tap the "i" button (information). You will be taken directly to the "App Info" page.
- Tap Notifications
- Here, all of these notifications are divided into separate categories so you can scroll through the categories and turn off entire sections of unnecessary notifications. You can also disable individual notifications in each category.
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