February 6, 2021

How to Add Google Maps Shortcuts On Android Home Screen

Gone are the days when we had a dedicated GPS device for navigation. These days, we rely on our smartphones to get turn-by-turn direction. So far, hundreds of navigation apps are available for Android. However, among all of them, it was Google Maps that stood out from the crowd.

Compared to all other navigation apps for Android, Google Maps offers more features. With Google Maps, you can navigate the entire world through its Street View, Traffic View and Satellite View. The latest version of Google Maps can also help you beat traffic with real-time ETA, traffic conditions and more. Apart from this, it can help you find nearby hotels, bus stops, railway stations and more.

Read also: How to share your real-time location in Google Maps

Steps to add Google Maps shortcut to Android home screen

When using Google Maps on Android, we found a unique feature that allows you to add Maps shortcuts to the home screen. With the home screen shortcut, you no longer need to open the Google Maps app, search for the location, and find turn-by-turn directions. To get instant directions you have to tap on the home screen shortcut.

In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to add Google Maps shortcuts to your Android home screen in 2021. So, let’s see.

step 1. First, go to the Google Play Store and Install the latest version of Google Maps.

Nstall the latest version of Google Maps

stage 2. Open the Google Maps app and Find location That you want to create a shortcut for.

Find location

step 3. Once done, tap on ‘The direction‘the option.

Tap on 'Direction' option

step 4. You have to tap on the three-dot menu icon and select ‘Add root on home screen’.

Choose 'Add Route on Home Screen'

Step 5. You will see a new home screen widget. Just tap on ‘Add automatically’ switch.

Step 6. Now go to the home screen, and you will get a new shortcut. Tap on shortcut To get turn-by-turn directions for the location.

Tap on shortcut

this is the matter! You are done. This is how you can add Google Maps shortcut to your Android home screen.

So, this article is about how to add Google Maps route to Android home screen. I hope this article helped you! Please share this with your friends too. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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