How to use Google Maps to save your parking location

The latest update to Google Maps allows you to save your parking location.

How to use Google Maps to save your parking location

There’s nothing more frustrating than forgetting where you parked your car and being unable to find it. The latest Google Maps update solves this problem for you.

Available on both the iPhone and Android versions of Google Maps, you can now implement a location marker on your phone that makes finding where you parked your car easy.

Open Google Maps and tap the blinking blue dot on the map, which represents your current location. From the menu that appears, tap ‘Set as parking location’.

If you want to share your parking location with a friend, press the ‘Share’ button within the ‘Saved parking’ bar at the bottom of the map’s interface.

Now that you have your parking spot saved, it’s time to tell you how to track its location for when you are ready to find it again.

Press the ‘Directions’ button in the ‘Saved parking’ bar to see directions to your spot or press the ‘Start’ button for guided navigation.

Once you are done, press the ‘Clear’ button to remove the saved location.

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    DanielTech
    11th Jun 2019
    11:41am
    What a good idea. Given that most of the time that I'm parked in the fairly large car park at one of our shopping centers with my wife, who has a disabled parking permit, finding the car is usually a simple matter. It's still a good idea to mark where the car is parked, even if we don't need directions normally, because there will always be a time when we are in a bit of hurry, and simply forget where we left the car. Five seconds of tapping the app is surely worth the peace of mind.
    Red
    11th Jun 2019
    11:53am
    Great idea. Tried it. Directions said that my car was located at an address 3 streets away from where I had left it. No - it wasn't actually !
    Red
    11th Jun 2019
    11:53am
    Great idea. Tried it. Directions said that my car was located at an address 3 streets away from where I had left it. No - it wasn't actually !
    Viking
    11th Jun 2019
    1:58pm
    I'm not surprised. Google maps shows my house is 150m away from where it is. If I compare latitude and longitude on Google Maps with my car's GPS I get different readings.
    The Navy used to worry about radar induced collisions, we might be heading for Google Maps induced disposessions! Some devices pick up GPS signals, some use only the mobile phone radio signals for positioning, this can result in a big difference in accuracy.
    The Sheriff
    11th Jun 2019
    12:46pm
    Forget the app. Each row in a carpark is marked alphabetically. All one has to do is note the letter and the approximate position of the vehicle in the row. It's not rocket science.
    SFR
    11th Jun 2019
    4:10pm
    For years when in strange car parks or large shopping complexes I have always taken a pic of the car & location on my phone. Still do as I don't have to worry about any internet either
    Eddy
    11th Jun 2019
    6:25pm
    This will take all the fun out of parking at the football and, after the game, watching all the lost ones pressing on their remote control hoping their car will 'call' them. I learnt long ago to have a good look around where I parked to find immoveable (ie not another distinctive vehicle) landmarks.


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