How to Save Your Parking Location to Google Maps
Google Maps has a really handy feature called Save Parking Location that allows you to quickly drop a marker to where you left your car, bike, or other vehicle, and return there from virtually no time. anywhere. This saves you from having to find your vehicle manually in case you forget where exactly you parked it.
Here’s how you can use the feature easily and save a lot of time the next time you’re in a mall or anywhere with a large parking area.
How to save your parking spot
When you’ve reached your destination and parked your vehicle, simply open Google Maps, make sure it has the necessary location permissions (accurate, not approximate, if you’re on Android 12) and follow the instructions below.
Go to the main page of Google Maps and click on the “My location” button on the right. This is the button that is shaped like a crosshair and shows you your own precise location when pressed. The app will then take you to the current location, which will be indicated by a blue dot.
Tap that blue dot to reveal more options that will appear on the screen below. Under the “Your location” section, look for the “Save parking” button. It will be to the left of the “Share location” and “Calibrate” buttons.
Tap the “Save Parking” button once and you’ll see a little box telling you that your parking location has been mapped. You can now easily return to this location at any time.
When you have dropped a parking spot on the map using the steps above, you also have access to some advanced features that allow you to do things like share that spot with someone else, add parking details additional parking spots (like a parking pillar number or floor number) and even set a parking timer to remind you when your parking time limit is about to expire.
Tap your parking spot to reveal a small box at the bottom of the screen. Swipe up on this box to reveal these additional options.
How to return to your parking spot
If you have moved away from your parking location (indicated by a small yellow flag on the map), you can still find it by zooming out on the map. When you’ve zoomed out far enough, finer details like restaurants and small roads around you should be erased, but you’ll still be able to see your yellow parking flag.
Tap it and from the options that appear below, tap “Directions” to start navigating. Depending on how far you are from the parking spot, Maps may suggest a walking route or a driving route, but you can change it as you normally would by just tapping the tab for the mode of transport you want.