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HOW TO: Take a Google Maps preview to navigate a route on your phone

Have you ever created a route in Google Maps and then when you've opened it on your phone, you can only see a preview? These tips will help you take the preview and turn it to the navigation function.

Step 1 - Open the route on your phone that you have scanned from a QR code or you have created in Google Maps.

Step 2 - Click on the 3 vertical dots, select “Edit stops”. Note: this will only work if there are less than 10 stops listed.

If 10 stops are listed, you must delete one. We recommend riding close to the starting point and then deleting that one.

Step 3 - Select “Choose destination”

Step 4 - Choose “Your location”

Step 5 - Hold your finger on the 2 dashes next to “Your location” and slowly drag it to the top of the stops.

Step 6 - Click “Finished”

Step 7 - “Start” should now be visible.

To avoid highways, motorways, etc select “Options” and make your choices.

To commence your journey from your current location, select “Start”

Step 8 - Follow Google Map’s instructions and enjoy the ride.


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