In about 27% of all car crashes, someone was using their cell phone. The smallest smartphone interaction could spell disaster. Thankfully, Google Maps integration has been added to Google Maps.
Google Assistant integration. This is a massive improvement to Google Maps, as it lets you issue simple voice commands to get around. Thanks to the tech giant's highly advanced AI assistant, we can now navigate hands-free. IPhones and Android devices
Step 1: Enable Location Services for Google Maps
Google Maps want to access your device's location for navigation purposes, so you ' if you have not already done so. If you're using iPhone, tap on "Privacy" in your Settings app, then choose "Location Services" and make sure "Location Services" is toggled on. Then, make sure "Google Maps" is "Always" or "While Using This App"
If you're on Android, search your Settings menu for "Location," then tap the top result and toggle the feature at the top of the main "Location" menu. From there, search your Settings menu for "Permissions," select the top result, then make sure the toggle is enabled next to Google Maps.
With location permissions enabled, you ' You now need to Google Assistant for hands-free commands in Google Maps. The process is fairly simple – head into the "Navigation settings" page within the app's settings, then enable the "OK Google detection" option.
Now you're ready to go with just your voice. This is a bit different if you have Android phone with "OK Google" detection baked in or if you're using a phone without it.
If your phone lets you say "OK Google" anywhere to pull up your Assistant, all you have to say is that trigger phrase when your phone's nearby, then follow up with "navigate to
If you have an iPhone or Android device without OK Google detection, you'll have to start by opening the Google Maps app. From there , with Google Maps open, just say "OK Google" or "Hey Google," then follow it up with "navigate to
If your destination has multiple locations like a chain or department store, Google Maps will denote three locations that are closest to where you are, which are denoted in turn alphabetically. ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>