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Use Google Maps in Car Mode
6DOF
Member

How do I set the Navigation app in Car Mode to Google Maps?

I did this on my previous Note 4 and I thought it was an option in the settings, but I don't see it on my current phone (had it replaced recently).  It seems the only option is to use HERE from Samsung.

Thanks!

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
6DOF
Member

I cleared the data and cache for Car Mode and Maps and disabled Maps (I couldn't disable Car Mode as it was grayed out) then restarted my phone and re-enabled Maps.  After doing this the Navigation application option showed up and I'm now able to use Google Maps in car mode.  Thanks for all the replies and help.

Here's a screen capture of the options before I performed the above:

before1.png

And here's a screen capture afterwards:

after1.png

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
vzw_customer_support
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Hello 6DOF!


I love to customize my phone as well, to ensure maximum convenience and enjoyment. At this time, Car Mode does not offer the option to switch the Navigation app to another application.


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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
6DOF
Member

Hi Michelle,

Did something change because it worked on my previous Note4 just fine?  Is it just not an option now that our phones are on 5.1.1?  I upgraded my previous phone to 5.1.1 before exchanging it, and it worked then.  However I had set Car Mode to use Google Maps when I initially got the phone (on 5.0.x) and maybe the setting persisted.

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
stargazer72460
Sr. Member

I switched mine to Google Maps with no problem.  I had a selection of Google Maps, T map, or HERE and I choose Google Maps.  Once you get into Car Mode touch the word MORE in the upper right hand corner and choose Settings. Locate Navigation application and touch it.  This should show you your choices.

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
6DOF
Member

Thanks for the sanity check .  This is where I thought it would be, but my phone no longer shows the Locate Navigation application option.

On my phone I have:

Language

Custom wake-up command

My cars

Call rejection message

Edit suggested contacts

Registered places

Parking location

Traffic alerts

Erase Car mode data

Terms of Service

Do you have Locate Navigation application in addition to these?

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
stargazer72460
Sr. Member

On my phone I have:LanguageCustom wake-up commandMy carsCall rejection messageEdit suggested contactsNavigation applicationRegistered placesParking locationTraffic alertsErase Car mode dataTerms of Service

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
stargazer72460
Sr. Member

I don't know what happened the first time.


On my phone I have:

Language

Custom wake-up command

My cars

Call rejection message

Edit suggested contacts

Navigation application

Registered places

Parking location

Traffic alerts

Erase Car mode data

Terms of Service


I am not sure why its not on your phone.

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
6DOF
Member

I cleared the data and cache for Car Mode and Maps and disabled Maps (I couldn't disable Car Mode as it was grayed out) then restarted my phone and re-enabled Maps.  After doing this the Navigation application option showed up and I'm now able to use Google Maps in car mode.  Thanks for all the replies and help.

Here's a screen capture of the options before I performed the above:

before1.png

And here's a screen capture afterwards:

after1.png

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Re: Use Google Maps in Car Mode
stargazer72460
Sr. Member

I am glad you got it fixed.  I think it's odd that the person from Verizon Wireless Customer Support told you that it can't be done.

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