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  1. heraldo's Avatar
    Yes, I did the same thing, but now how do you prevent it from automatically updating, I have had to "uninstall updates" 3 times a day since?
    I have an LG MOTION with Metro PCS. And Can't find the button in the google play app to prevent automatic updates. Can someone help me?
    Open market, go to 'my apps', select menu, select settings, turn off auto update.
    09-10-2013 05:07 PM
  2. Robert Keesecker's Avatar
    Just received Map update 7.2.0. What a relief to get out of the beta. Seems to be working and stable, too. One complaint: gray on white doesn't work well in Florida midday glare. Tmo GS2. Bob Keesecker.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-15-2013 05:11 PM
  3. Tony Elliott's Avatar
    I agree completely. I can't use Maps now that it uses the compass for direction.
    09-26-2013 07:49 PM
  4. Tony Elliott's Avatar
    Thats exactly whats happening with me. Bad choice for in-car nav.

    I'm generally pleased with the update. There's only one thing that is bugging me: map orientation.

    In the previous version, if you hit the little compass rose button, you'd toggle between North up and travel direction up. I haven't totally figured out how it's working now - there's clearly a North up mode, but when you hit it, you simultaneously seem to 1) zoom in and 2) orient semi-randomly.

    I think that the orientation in that second mode is probably based on the phone's magnetometer, and is attempting to orient in which way the phone is pointing. It seemed to rotate around with the phone, but would be waaaay offset from the true direction the phone was pointing. I recalibrated my compass using the GPS Status app, and this improved the direction to be within maybe 20 degrees of the actual phone direction...until I got into my car. The metal of the car threw things way off again.

    I can see the utility of trying to orient based on which way the phone is pointing, but it really isn't working well using the compass. I'm wishing that when successive GPS readings showed significant movement, it would abandon the compass and instead use delta(position) to orient the map the way it used to.
    09-26-2013 07:51 PM
  5. II4614's Avatar
    Thank u so much I created a stupid account just to thank you.
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    10-12-2013 09:26 PM
  6. II4614's Avatar
    THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK UUUUUUUUUUUU I can live my life now fo' real
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    10-12-2013 09:29 PM
  7. HiFiHead's Avatar
    I was using Google Maps and Waze interchangeably, but since the latest update, Maps has been basically unusable, especially while trying to drive. I uninstalled updates and will try maps again. I'm becoming a Waze convert anyway, so in any case I may not be missing google maps much.
    10-13-2013 10:01 PM
  8. lissaebnj's Avatar
    Sorry if this has already been answered, but I can't seem to uninstall the update. I just got my S4 a few weeks ago and originally it had the old version of Google maps. It has now updated and I HATE it. When I go into manage applications, there is no option to uninstall the update. I am on Android 4.2.2. If there is an easy fix, I would love to know it.
    10-28-2013 10:29 AM
  9. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Thank u so much I created a stupid account just to thank you.
    That's funny! Welcome to the Android club, by the way!
    10-28-2013 04:25 PM
  10. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Sorry if this has already been answered, but I can't seem to uninstall the update. I just got my S4 a few weeks ago and originally it had the old version of Google maps. It has now updated and I HATE it. When I go into manage applications, there is no option to uninstall the update. I am on Android 4.2.2. If there is an easy fix, I would love to know it.
    Another 1st time poster expressing pains of displeasure of Google Maps/Navigation?? Your Samsung S4 shouldn't be any different versus my Samsung Note 2 for doing an un-install of app updates. Maybe the peeps on the S4 forum might know something more? Just a thought. At worse, you might consider a hard reset to erase everything on your phone to start over again, seeing that you've only had your phone a short time. I hate doing hard resets myself, but sometimes it might be worthwhile. Needless to say, make sure everything is backed up first prior to doing any hard reset erasure.

    EDIT: Sorry, I just realize this is actually posted to the S4 forum. I originally meant to post this thread to the Note 2 forum since I have a Note 2 myself. Duhhhhh!
    10-28-2013 04:30 PM
  11. jova33's Avatar
    Is maps installed as a system app? If you're rooted, you can uninstall it completely and install 6.14(or whatever the last version was).

    Until they make the option to avoid tolls a sticky, I'm not updating it. I live a mile from a toll way, and anywhere I try to go, it'll automatically select the toll way and I have to go into options and select avoid tolls.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    10-30-2013 10:59 AM
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