How to find your current location on Google Maps
Google Maps makes it very easy to find your current location on the map. It even shows the direction you’re facing so you know where you’re headed. Here’s how to see where you are currently in Maps on desktop and mobile.
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View your location now in Google Maps on mobile
To get started, launch the Google Maps app on your phone.
On the right side of the map, tap on the “Your Location” option. This will highlight your current location on the map.
If Google Maps asks you to access your phone’s location, grant it permission to do so.
You will see a blue dot on your screen, which indicates your current location. The shadow around the dot indicates the direction you are facing.
If you want Maps to move when you change direction, tap the “Your location” icon again. Now move your phone and your card will also move.
And that’s how you know where you are on earth right now. Very useful! Now you may want to share your location with a friend or family member.
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See your current location in Google Maps on desktop
To check your location from your desktop, first launch your favorite web browser on your computer and go to Google Maps.
In the lower right corner of the Google Maps site, click on “Your location”.
If the site asks you for location permission, grant it that permission.
On the map, you will see a blue dot indicating your current location.
Now that you have access to your exact location, you can find directions to various places knowing that you will get accurate directions. Enjoy!
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How to Improve Your Location Accuracy in Google Maps
If Maps isn’t displaying your location accurately, consider calibrating it so it can pinpoint your exact location. You can do this from the Google Maps app on your phone.
To get started, launch the Google Maps app on your phone. Then tap “Your location” followed by the blue dot that represents your current location.
In the “Your location” menu that opens, tap on “Calibrate”.
Maps will ask you to tilt and move your phone. Do this until the “Compass Accuracy” value improves from the current “Low” value. Then close the tool by pressing “Done”.
You are ready.
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