Judging by the flood of notifications that I receive daily on Google Maps, I really like it – maybe a little too much. If you use Google Maps on Android, you may be in the same boat.
Google Maps has a lot of notification options (between 40 and 54 nestled in 10 categories in the three phones we tried) and they are all enabled by default. When I look down the list, I find a few crucial messages in the mix, such as the one who tells me my timetable before I go to work. But I find most others trivial and annoying to deal with, constantly piling up in my reporting profession and distracting me from other important reports.
(Note: this is not a problem for people who use iPhones. It is a small treat from Google to those who use the navigation app in the company's own operating system.)
Whichever Android phone you use, the Maps app allows you to turn off notifications one by one. But there is a faster, easier way to filter all those notifications if you use a phone that works on Android 9 Pie software. You will find all the steps below.
Please note that the location of some menu items may vary slightly depending on the brand of the phone you use.
On every Android phone with Google Maps installed
- Open Google Maps and then tap the menu button in the upper left corner of your screen
- Scroll down and then select "Settings"
- Once you are here, search for and tap & # 39; Notifications & # 39;
- Here you can see each of the notification categories. You can open everyone to deactivate any notification that does not seem useful.
On phones with Android 9 Pie software
- Long press the Google Maps app icon and then tap the "i" (information) button. This takes you directly to the & # 39; App Info & # 39; page.
- Tap & # 39; Notifications & # 39;
- Here, all these notifications are divided into individual categories, so you can browse the categories and deactivate entire parts of non-essential notifications. You can also deactivate individual notifications in each category.
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