Google Maps Tips & Tricks: How To Use Multi-Stop Feature On iOS And Android

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Google maps now lets iOS and Android users plan multiple stops along their routes. Find out how to use the new feature, here. iDigitalTimes

Heard about Google Maps' new multi-point route planning feature but aren't sure how to use it? We've got a complete how-to on adding and arranging multiple stops along your route for iOS and Android users, here.

On Saturday, Google Maps dropped a new update for iOS users that lets them plan multi-stop trip directions. Though Android users got the new trip, planning feature a little ahead of Apple users, the multi-point Google Maps directions have now made their way to iOS devices as well.

With the new feature, iOS and Android users can now plan the ultimate road trip, with multiple stopping points along the way.  The feature is fairly simple to use, but if you aren’t sure how to get started we’ve put together a quick tutorial to help you plan the trip.

How To Use Google Maps Multi-Stop Trip Feature

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Adding multiple stops to a Google Maps route is simple but useful feature added to the app this week. Photo: iDigitalTimes
  1. Open Google Maps
  2. Press the route button (blue circle with arrow inside) in the lower right-hand corner of the screen
  3. Type in your first destination (ex: Disneyland)
  4. To the right of the box with your starting location, you will see three dots: tap them.
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Once you've entered your first stop, tapping on the three dots to the right of you start location will allow you to add more stops Photo: iDigitalTimes
  1. A menu will appear with route options. Tap “Add Stop”
  2. Put in your next destination (ex: Golden Gate Bridge)
  3. Continue to add as many stopping points as you desire.
  4. If you need to rearrange the order of the stops, simply press on the three lines to the left of the destination you want to reorder. Hold and drag the destination up or down on your stops list.
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You can rearrange the order of you stops by tapping and holding on the three lines to the left of the stop and moving it up or down the list. Photo: iDigitalTimes
  1. Once you have all your points planned, press “Done.”
  2. Tap the directions arrow to begin route (blue circle with location icon in the lower right-hand corner of screen).

How To Add Gas, Food and Other Stops To Google Maps While In Route

If you’re already started on your route and need to stop off for gas or food but don’t want to cancel your navigation, you can add extra pit stops with a few easy steps.

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You can add extra pit stops along a Google Maps route by tapping on the search icon. Photo: iDigitalTimes
  1. In upper right-hand corner of the navigation screen, you will see a magnifying glass icon. Tap it.
  2. A list of popular pit stop options appears or you can tap the search icon to search for a particular type of stop
  3. Once suggestions appear, choose the one you want and it will be added to your route.
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You can add gas stations, restaurants and other pit stops to your Google Maps directions without messing up your route. Photo: iDigitalTimes

Have more Google Maps tips and tricks that help to make your travels simpler? Share them with us in the comments below!

 

 

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