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    Default Restoring Navigation App

    I went to use the Navigation app on my Samsung S3 Mini and it's no longer on my phone. I used it yesterday and I didn't delete it and no one has been near the phone and it's baffling how it's just suddenly disappeared. Is there any way of restoring the app? I would appreciate any advice.
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    It is now part of the Maps app.
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Is there anyway to turn on a voice on the Maps navigation i found having the voice when driving a lots easier.
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    If you prefer the old Google Navigation rather than the updated Maps app that includes the Navigation all that is necessary is to go to the Play Store and search for Google Maps. When you locate it click uninstall and you will be prompted whether you want to uninstall all updates to the app. Answer yes and Voila! you have the old Google Navigation back once you exit the Play Store.
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    That worked for me perfectly so I thank you so much. You rock!!!
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Can someone help me restore my GPS navigation blue arrow .it's uninstall itself
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Thaaaaaaaank you!!!
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Navigation has always been a part of Google Maps. With the old version the Navigation blue icon was just a direct way to get to it. With the new Google Maps the Navigation icon will no longer be there. To get it back just uninstall the Update, but at some point and time it will disappear for ever.
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    Smile Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Thanks! Hopefully by the time it goes away for ever, the bugs (especially the one that makes it blow up and stop when you can't turn the way it's telling you) will be worked out. I especially like the traffic settings on the old version. If enough of us keep going back to the old. I'm fairly certain google will get the message.
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Twice it has happened on my phone. There are others who have had a similar experience.
    Anil
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Thanks !! That work great !
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    My blue arrow disappeared and I went into Google Maps and uninstalled the updates and all and it still is NOT coming back up. HELP

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    I did this but my blue arrow did NOT come back. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Hopeybear1,
    What firmware is your phone running? If you've updated to 4.3 there's no going back - the new version of Maps is embedded in this firmware.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    I had the same question. Thank You for your answer!
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Quote Originally Posted by liddellw1 View Post
    When you locate it click uninstall and you will be prompted whether you want to uninstall all updates to the app. Answer yes and Voila! you have the old Google Navigation back once you exit the Play Store.
    How do you uninstall? I see no word.
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    I have tried deleting the map thing and it hasn't worked for me. I have force closed it it said doing this will take you back to default and still no blue arrow!! its driving me nuts!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeybear1 View Post
    My blue arrow disappeared and I went into Google Maps and uninstalled the updates and all and it still is NOT coming back up. HELP

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    I did this but my blue arrow did NOT come back. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i accidentally deleted mine and nothing has worked to get it back!!! grrrrrrrr
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    Default Re: Restoring Navigation App

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by stephanie munster View Post
    I have force closed it it said doing this will take you back to default and still no blue arrow!
    I assume you mean that you selected 'Uninstall updates' (or something quite similar)? Force closing an app won't take it back to the original version.

    What version of Maps do you have - 8.1.1?
    What firmware version do you have on your phone - 4.3 or greater?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

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