How to Get Turn by Turn Directions on Google Maps

This wikiHow teaches you how to use Google Maps to get turn-by-turn directions on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or the Web.

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Using the Mobile App

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    Open the Google Maps app. It's an app that looks like part of a map with a location marker and the letter "G."
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    Add a destination. Do so by typing the name or address of the location in the search field at the top of the screen, or scrolling across the map and tapping a location.
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    Get directions. To do so, tap the blue circle (iPhone) or DIRECTIONS (Android) in the lower-right corner of the screen.
    • If your trip has multiple stops, tap ⋮ in the upper right corner of the screen, then tap Add stop.
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    Select your mode of transportation. Do so by tapping one of the white transportation icons at the top of the screen:
    • Driving: Car icon
    • Transit: Train icon
    • Walking: Hiker icon
    • Rides: Hailing passenger icon
    • Cycling: Cyclist icon
    • You may need to swipe right to see all of the available icons.
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    Tap START in the lower-right corner to begin navigation.
    • To see a list of the turn-by-turn directions, tap ^ in the lower-right corner of the screen, then tap ⋮≡ Directions.

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Using Google Maps on the Web

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    Go to http://maps.google.com. Use the link or type the Web address into a browser and press Return.
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    Click on the "Directions" icon. It's the white arrow inside a blue diamond, next to the "Search Google Maps" field in the upper-left corner of the window.
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    Select your mode of transportation. Do so by clicking one of the transportation icons in the blue rectangle at the top of the window:
    • Driving: Car icon
    • Transit: Train icon
    • Walking: Hiker icon
    • Rides: Hailing passenger icon
    • Cycling: Cyclist icon
    • Flying: Airplane icon
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    Click on Choose starting point, or click on the map….Image titled Get Turn by Turn Directions on Google Maps Step 10
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    Start typing the name or address of your starting point. When it appears in the drop-down below the blue rectangle, click on your destination.
    • You can also click on the map to indicate your starting point.
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    Click on Choose destination, or click on the map….
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    Start typing the name or address of your destination. When it appears in the drop-down below the blue rectangle, click on your destination.
    • You can also click on the map to indicate your destination.
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    Click on one of the routes listed below the starting and destination fields. The turn-by-turn directions will be displayed on the left side of the window.
    • Click on the smartphone icon in the upper-right part of the directions pane to send the directions to your phone.
    • Click on to get a shareable link to the map and directions.
    • Click on the printer icon to print the turn-by-turn directions.

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