On almost all modern Android devices, Google’s navigator is installed by default. If you wish, you can download to your smartphone any other similar application from the Play Store . Next, we will explain how to install the navigator on Android and configure the basic parameters.
How to install Google Navigator
Google Maps application is pre-installed on almost all modern Android smartphones. This is a free navigator with which you can get information about traffic congestion, create lists of favorite places and create routes. How to install the navigator on a smartphone:
Step 1 . If the application is not in the list of downloaded by default, then download it manually. To do this, start the Play Store and use the search for the keyword "Maps" . On the page that opens, click "Install" or "Update" to download the application to your phone.
Step 2 . Launch the navigator. To pave the way in the navigator, tap on the blue button " Go " . At the top of the page indicate the point of departure and arrival. Here choose the type of transport (private car, public transport, on foot).
Step 3 . When you specify the point of departure and arrival, you can view examples of available routes on the map. If you are plotting a route for personal transport, then the “Path and Parking” button will be available for you, where you can see the traffic load.
Step 4 . If you are making a walking route, you can view other details. To do this, click "Steps . " Pedestrian crossings and other safe places to cross the road are displayed here.
Step 5 . Click on the blue " Go " button to start driving along the route. To do this, follow the voice recommendations of the navigator and directions on the map.
In general, the Google navigator boasts well-developed city maps and high accuracy of route construction, and most importantly, it can be used without registration.
How to install Yandex Navigator
Instead of Google Maps, you can download any other similar software on your smartphone or tablet for free. Read more about the best navigators for Android in our selection of applications . Next, we will describe how to install and configure the navigator from Yandex :
Step 1 . Open the Play Store and find the Yandex.Navigator application through the search. Click “Install” to start the download.
Step 2 . Accept the terms of the license agreement and give the navigator access to the microphone (for voice control), to the location data of the Android device.
Step 3 . A city map opens. If you allowed an application to use a microphone to access voice commands, then to build a route, say “Hello, Alice ” and specify the address.
Step 4 . You can also specify a destination manually. To do this, go to the main screen and click on the magnifying glass icon. Here choose a category from the list (for a quick search) or enter an address.
Step 5 . Click "Go" to build a route. Tap “Go” again to start the movement or “Cancel” to select another destination.
Almost all popular navigators are available in Russian and can boast of high accuracy route construction. But do not forget that the accuracy of the navigator depends on the technical characteristics of the Android device.