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  1. IMANUT46's Avatar
    How do you find alternate routes on Google maps? Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    06-19-2015 09:27 AM
  2. archibald tuttle's Avatar
    Hey if you are still out there i have a different problem with alternate route. what do you do on an android (galaxy S5 if it matters) when it does not show the alternate route you desire. (this blows my mind because it is an obvious highway based route. i can't force it by choosing tolls or highways because both routes are highways without tolls. In the good old days you just dragged the route yourself. But i cannot get anything like that to work. I just drove off the route it was navigating and it immediatley pops up the route i want, but i wanted to look at the transit times before i chose a route and was unable to do so! this is easy on a laptop but does not seem implemented on the phone .
    thanks if anyone is still looking
    06-21-2015 09:05 AM
  3. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    How do you find alternate routes on Google maps? Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    Welcome to Android Central!

    When you put in the address and get the directions it should give you options for multiple ways to that point. They will be gray vs highlighted on the map, you just have to tap on the other route.
    06-22-2015 08:17 AM
  4. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I'm aware of that feature. I'm looking for the ability to select an an alternate route while driving on the selected route. Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    06-22-2015 03:58 PM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Glad I could help
    This post is just an addendum to the previous alternate route Recently, I was following a selected route that google maps determined was my best route. During the travel, a traffic jam developed ahead of my route. It selected a different route. I followed it and it saved me much time. I knew I loved google maps, but this just reinforced it.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    07-08-2015 11:16 AM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It actually does this automatically, too. Asks you about it first though. It will pop out a message saying something like 'there's a faster route available now, do you want to take it?' or 'even with traffic conditions, you are on the fastest route'

    Still some very useful features from the desktop version that haven't made it to mobile, but still a VERY useful app indeed.
    07-08-2015 11:34 AM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Hey if you are still out there i have a different problem with alternate route. what do you do on an android (galaxy S5 if it matters) when it does not show the alternate route you desire. (this blows my mind because it is an obvious highway based route. i can't force it by choosing tolls or highways because both routes are highways without tolls. In the good old days you just dragged the route yourself. But i cannot get anything like that to work. I just drove off the route it was navigating and it immediatley pops up the route i want, but i wanted to look at the transit times before i chose a route and was unable to do so! this is easy on a laptop but does not seem implemented on the phone .
    thanks if anyone is still looking
    Not sure why I didn't see this one before, I apologize. On mobile, unfortunately, you cannot change the suggested routes because you can't add waypoints (which is what your'e doing on the desktop when you modify the route). When requesting directions on mobile between to locations, if you tap the map (not the NAVIGATE NOW button) from the fastest route it suggests, you will see the options it has in its system. If it doesn't, for some reason that route might not be considered as neither the fastest, shortest, or best.
    07-08-2015 11:36 AM
  8. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I didn't see the automatic warning because each other routes that I've taken before have never had a problem. The advanced warning is a wonderful feature. I followed it the last time and it saved me a considerable amount of time. Thanks again

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    07-08-2015 02:57 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    And it's getting smarter! Now if you look for directions from an appointment or to a certain restaurant, it'll tell you if your route will get you there in time or if you'll be late or if the restaurant/venue is closed by the time you reach your destination.
    07-08-2015 06:33 PM
  10. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I saw that. Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    07-09-2015 06:08 AM
  11. IMANUT46's Avatar
    How do you delete a location in the saved places folder in Google Maps?

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    07-29-2015 01:10 PM
  12. cpaight's Avatar
    Open the Maps app and tap on the location you want to delete....when it pulls it up on the map there should be a white bar at the bottom with the name of the location, drag up and it will pull up a screen with more details, you'll see that it's marked as saved and have a yellow star, just tap that and it will unsave.
    07-29-2015 01:19 PM
  13. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks so much. I've been fooling with this for months. I wish I had the same knowledge of Google Maps that you do. Is there a separate resource with all of these undocumented features that Google maps doesn't list in their help screens?
    Again, thanks for your prompt response.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    07-30-2015 07:16 AM
  14. cpaight's Avatar
    Not that I know of....just alot of fooling around with it
    07-30-2015 08:10 AM
  15. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Ok, thanks again for your help.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    07-31-2015 08:23 AM
  16. IMANUT46's Avatar
    After using Google maps, shutting it down, I noticed that it was still using 20% of the battery. This after I shut the smartphone down and restarted it. Does anyone know why? Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    08-01-2015 06:49 PM
  17. srkmagnus's Avatar
    After using Google maps, shutting it down, I noticed that it was still using 20% of the battery. This after I shut the smartphone down and restarted it. Does anyone know why? Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    If you are using Google Now, or any other app that uses Maps, it'll still show up even though you are not specifically opening the app and using it.
    08-01-2015 06:54 PM
  18. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks. I am using Google now. Thanks for your help.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    08-02-2015 06:26 AM
  19. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Thanks. I am using Google now. Thanks for your help.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    No problem. Are you noticing any type of battery drain as a result of maps being on? I don't think you will be experiencing drain, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
    08-02-2015 02:35 PM
  20. IMANUT46's Avatar
    No unusual battery drain. Was just checking battery status, when I noticed that Google maps was listed as drawing 20% of the battery.,e even though it was closed. A restart made no difference. Once I cleared the cards in Google now, the problem disappeared. Thanks again.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    08-03-2015 08:21 AM
  21. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I thought I read somewhere that Google Maps was going to show railroad crossings on roads in their maps. It hasn't happened on my version of Google Maps. Did I imagine reading it? Help. Thanks

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    08-08-2015 11:37 AM
  22. ironass's Avatar
    Google Maps to include US highway railroad crossings (updated)

    "The FRA told us that Google won't show every grade-level crossing, as it has limited information on private crossings. It also said that there's no timeline yet for the information to appear in Maps."
    08-08-2015 11:42 AM
  23. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks. I guess I'll just have to be patient. Thanks again.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    08-08-2015 02:11 PM
  24. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Is there away to manually list a stop on Google Maps timeline. I had turned the smartphone off halfway through a trip. I'd like to add the balance of the trip manually. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0
    08-15-2015 10:28 AM
  25. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I have a new Samsung battery installed. Battery life, under normal circumstances, is good. Under normal use, it lasts at least one full day or more. The problem is when navigating, using data, the battery, after being at 100 %, needs to be charged after about 4 hours of use. No other apps are running. What's my problem and how do I fix it. Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-12-2015 07:29 AM
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