1. JC8865's Avatar
    Is there a way to keep Google Maps open while driving? My screen always times out as I have it set for 30 sec but I don't see a setting in maps to override that.

    JC
    07-05-2018 02:45 PM
  2. juvjunior's Avatar
    Go into battery option and select battery saver. I think there is the problem.
    07-05-2018 02:55 PM
  3. JC8865's Avatar
    Go into battery option and select battery saver. I think there is the problem.
    No "battery saver" option on my S8 or in the maps app itself.
    07-05-2018 05:48 PM
  4. JC8865's Avatar
    No "battery saver" option on my S8 or in the maps app itself.
    Found the battery saver for that app.. disabled it but didn't make any difference,still times out after 30sec.
    07-05-2018 05:55 PM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    That feature is on a per app basis. The app itself must be designed to be able to do that. Your options now would be:

    1. Download an app that does that for you. For example, Tasker, IFTT, Llama, etc have settings that have them run on background monitoring what app you have on your screen. I have set Tasker to change my timeout to "never" when I run some apps, then back to 30 seconds when I exit those apps.

    2. Use a different app with the feature you want, like Waze. Google owns both Waze and Maps anyway.
    JC8865 likes this.
    07-05-2018 07:50 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    Is there a way to keep Google Maps open while driving? My screen always times out as I have it set for 30 sec but I don't see a setting in maps to override that.

    JC
    Are you actively using navigation?
    11B1P likes this.
    07-05-2018 09:12 PM
  7. JC8865's Avatar
    I use it on the bike alot and hate to have keep waking the screen up. I'll try Waze and see how that it. A bit idiotic that Google Maps doesn't have an actual option to keep the screen on seeing as how it's supposed to be a navigation tool.
    07-05-2018 09:52 PM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    I use it on the bike alot and hate to have keep waking the screen up. I'll try Waze and see how that it. A bit idiotic that Google Maps doesn't have an actual option to keep the screen on seeing as how it's supposed to be a navigation tool.
    I forgot to ask if you had it set to navigate or just have it open. It might be a reason. I seem to remember it can keep itself open if it's set to navigate.
    JC8865 likes this.
    07-05-2018 10:40 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    I use it on the bike alot and hate to have keep waking the screen up. I'll try Waze and see how that it. A bit idiotic that Google Maps doesn't have an actual option to keep the screen on seeing as how it's supposed to be a navigation tool.
    Are you actively using Navigation?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2018 02:35 AM
  10. filanto's Avatar
    turn android Auto on
    hallux likes this.
    07-06-2018 03:51 AM
  11. 11B1P's Avatar
    I use it on the bike alot and hate to have keep waking the screen up. I'll try Waze and see how that it. A bit idiotic that Google Maps doesn't have an actual option to keep the screen on seeing as how it's supposed to be a navigation tool.
    What phone is this on? Are you running Oreo? Are you using Google Maps to navigate? Is there a setting to select bike vs vehicle? Maybe you're not moving fast enough with the bike if it's in vehicle mode.

    I'm using an S7 on Nougat and if I use GMaps to navigate, my lock screen never engages.
    Ry likes this.
    07-06-2018 07:45 AM
  12. JC8865's Avatar
    What phone is this on? Are you running Oreo? Are you using Google Maps to navigate? Is there a setting to select bike vs vehicle? Maybe you're not moving fast enough with the bike if it's in vehicle mode.

    I'm using an S7 on Nougat and if I use GMaps to navigate, my lock screen never engages.
    Using an S8+ using Oreo and it's mounted to my motorcycle so having the map open all the time is crucial. I have it plugged in while on the bike too. Not using the turn by turn option.

    JC
    07-06-2018 08:35 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    Not using the turn by turn option.

    JC
    ...yeah. This is the reason.
    07-06-2018 09:43 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    Not using the turn by turn option.

    JC
    Google Maps only stays on when the turn by turn navigation is active.
    Laura Knotek and Ry like this.
    07-06-2018 10:12 AM
  15. hallux's Avatar
    Google Maps only stays on when the turn by turn navigation is active.
    Unless you start the Android Auto app then tap the maps icon.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2018 07:01 PM

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