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How to Find Your Location on Google Maps on Android

This wikiHow teaches you how to enable location services and find your current location on a map in Google Maps, using Android.

Part One of Two:
Enabling Location Services

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    Scroll down and tap Location. This option is located under the PERSONAL heading on your Settings menu.
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    Tap Mode. This option should be at the top of your Location menu.
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    Select High accuracy. When this option is selected, your Android will use GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile data to determine your exact location.

Part Two of Two:
Finding Your Location

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    Open Google Maps on your Android. The Maps app looks like a tiny map icon with a red location pin dropped on it. You can find it on your Apps menu.
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    Tap the crosshair icon. This button is located in the lower-right corner of your map. It will determine your current location, and center the map around it.
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    Find the blue dot on the map. Your current location is marked with a blue dot on the map.
    • The blue dot will move with live GPS updates if you're moving around.

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Quick Summary

1. Enable location on your Android.
2. Open Google Maps.
3. Tap the crosshair icon.
4. Find the blue dot on the map.

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This version of How to Find Your Location on Google Maps on Android was reviewed on April 11, 2018.

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