Google Maps' 'driving mode' can guess the place you're going
The newest model of Google Maps for Android has a brand new function referred to as “driving mode” that makes the app a cinch to make use of for on a regular basis commute and common errands. In response to Android Police, the mode gathers information out of your location and net search historical past to guess your vacation spot. It then exhibits you visitors updates, street block information and estimated time of arrivals based mostly on that guess. You are supposed to have the ability to entry the function via a shortcut or by way of the navigation menu, however there appears to be a bug that makes it arduous to activate.
AP says that you simply want verify Driving notifications and click on “Add Driving shortcuts” beneath settings to have the ability to entry the mode. Nevertheless, you will have to restart the app and poke round earlier than these choices even seem (see the picture under to know what you are purported to see). In addition to driving mode, the up to date Maps app provides an Audio toggle proper on the navigation web page that you should use to mute, unmute and change sounds on for alerts solely.
As well as, it provides a settings display the place you possibly can curate what seems (reminiscent of your Google Pictures) in your timeline. The replace’s at present being rolled out, and it’d take some time to get it. For those who do not thoughts coping with the driving mode glitch that’ll doubtless be fastened later, although, you possibly can obtain the APK from Android Police proper now.
[Picture credit score: Android Police]