Set Home location?

Effilya De

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Hey folks. New here so hi. I've got a new Priv, coming from a Passport.

I've been using AA for about a week and I quite like it. The voice recognition is far superior to my car's (2017 Kia Sportage SX) and is impressively good, I really like AA but I'll be damned if I can find out how to set the home location in the Maps. Please someone tell me how to set the home location?

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You can open Google Maps, tap the menu button (hamburger) on the left side, go to 'Your places' and find the 'Labeled' tab. There you should see the Home and Work locations for you to set up.
 

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thanks Spook, I'll give this a try.

You should be able to long tap on the map and have a menu pop up asking for home or work location save for this location. Wouldn't that be a lot easier and intuitive? Or easier yet just "Hey Google set this location as home" (I tried that, it doesn't work)

Anyway, thanks again I'll try this today
 

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Hey Spook
ok, when I open the Google Maps menu/harmburgler I don't see a "Your places" entry anywhere in any of the menus> I see "Recent Places, Categories, Traffic". If I select Catagories I get "Gas Stations, Restauraunts, Grocery Stores Coffee Shops"

please help......and Google....This is WAY to difficult for newbies.

thx Spook
 

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Mmm... that's odd, that's not what I'm seeing. Are you on the latest Google Maps app version? Are you signed in to your Google Account? Alternatively, you could go to the web version of maps (maps.google.com), sign in to your account there, and do the same (hamburguer button, Your Places, etc.)
 

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i figured it out.
you're talking bout on the phone....I'm talking about on the car screen. I got it done just using AA on my phone while NOT in the car or connected to the car. That's where I found all the menu stuff you are talking about on my phone and I was able to set home and work. Then when i went to the car and connected the car knew about the home and work locations.

But this all seems awfully convoluted and complicated doesn't it? "Hey Google set home location" should do it and set the home locatoin where you currently are sitting. Maybe an "are you sure" confirmation I suppose but it shouldn't be anymore difficult than that.

So now, how do you save a location? I've tried (in the car) tapping the screen or saying "hey google save this location" but it doesn't understand what I'm trying to do and I don't see any other way to save a location. How the hell can't it understand Save this location?????? C'mon Google, I really like AA but it's got some quirks.

anyway thx again Spook
 

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I think that if you don't have it set and say 'OK Google, Navigate Home' it should prompt to set that. At least I know that's what it does for 'Call Mom' or 'Call my Brother'. And also, Android Auto is supposed to be a 'store front' for your phone, not a full-fledged version. The 'details' should still be done on your phone, while NOT driving (which is why AA doesn't provide full functionality... In the car, you're supposed to be driving, not fiddling with the screen, after all).

To set a location as a favorite, again, I do it on the phone. Not sure how you'd do it on AA or via Voice Control.
 

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I think that if you don't have it set and say 'OK Google, Navigate Home' it should prompt to set that. At least I know that's what it does for 'Call Mom' or 'Call my Brother'. And also, Android Auto is supposed to be a 'store front' for your phone, not a full-fledged version. The 'details' should still be done on your phone, while NOT driving (which is why AA doesn't provide full functionality... In the car, you're supposed to be driving, not fiddling with the screen, after all).

To set a location as a favorite, again, I do it on the phone. Not sure how you'd do it on AA or via Voice Control.

Ah...well ok I see what you are saying about using the phone as the main entity here as well as from using AA. Functionality is definitely limited on the car screen, but I understand why. Now that I understand that i'll try a different "phone centric" approach. Gotta stretch your paradigms a little from typical in car nav set ups with AA it seems.

But it would still be very convenient to save a location with a spoken command. But I see you refer to it as a favourite so mybe that is the word I should try instead of location?? Ill see

thanks again Spook
 

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no favourites didn't work.

i can't find any spoken command, or any other way for that matter, to save a location you have driven to, for example. This seems absurd to me. Surely its not unreasonable to want to save a location you find yourself at?? Every nav system I've ever used lets you do that. And I'm talking about from the car.

C'mon google there has to be a way to do that?

Who could I contact at google to ask about this? Do you have any info on that Spook? I'm gonna look around.
 

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I really don't know how to contact them other than the 'Send Feedback' option on the Maps app or their website. Also, you need to stop thinking about Android Auto as a standalone Nav System. It's NOT. It's a way to access your phone's contents while driving in a driving-appropriate manner. As such, most things still need to be performed in the device (and you can save those favorites there and re-name them so you can navigate to them using voice; i.e. Navigate to Jerry's).
 

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