Navigation App w/ blue arrow disappeared

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  1. spydergirl

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    My navigation app with the blue arrow disappeared from mine and my husband's phones. It's not even in our apps drawer OR in the Play Store. Anyone know what's going on?

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    Navigation is integrated into Google maps now. If you go to maps and search an address it will give you an option to navigate and then it will give you different route options to choose from. I'm really enjoying the new interface...
     
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    Interesting.... I still have Navigation separate from Maps. I've been able to get directions through Maps for a while. Google has done a nice job of integrating Navigation into Maps though.
     
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    The new Google navigation / maps 7 sucks bad. It's now a pile of donkey poo.
     
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    Happened to me recently. This may have occurred because of a Google maps update. The update prevented the availability of the maps offline. The blue arrow is Google maps navigation offline. I opened up google maps --> clicked 'options' and selected 'Make available offline. click done and it'll download your very local navigation. This will bring back the 'blue arrow'. You may later add new locations offline using the same method.
     
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    Thank you all for the help !!!! :thumbup:

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    I don't see a way to access your contacts in the new maps app. The old blue arrow app did have the option. Am I missing something?
     
  8. spydergirl

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    I think if you go to your contacts and select one, there's an option to select "navigate to" or "navigation," but I haven't done it on awhile and would have to look at it again since all the changes.

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    Thank you spydergirl. I tried it and it worked well. I appreciate the help!!
     
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    Oh good I'm so glad! :)

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    i can't find the 'options" option on my Google maps app. could you help me locate it please
     
  12. spydergirl

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    I'm not sure if this will help, but here's what I do -

    * Open google maps
    * Type the location address into "search"
    * Click the "search" icon
    * Click on little car icon in bottom right
    * Select preferred route from list
    * Click on blue arrow in bottom right to start navigation

    Hope that helps? I must agree that the Google maps navigation is MUCH better than the VZN Navigation. VZN had us going in circles miles away from our intended destination! Switched to google maps and it got us right there.


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    This happened to me with the latest update & I hate the new Google Maps/Navigation!!!! So I went to my manage apps settings and found Google Maps and uninstalled the updates. Then I got my Navigation arrow back and my old Navigation interface.

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    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

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    Had the same thing happen to my phone. I tried the instructions listed in an earlier post but the choices mentioned weren't there.

    I found this navigating launcher that brings back similar functionality and adds some useful features.

    See https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navlauncher.app

    Good luck! :D

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