Google Maps now helps you remember where you parked your car


As the title says, the newest update for Google Maps makes it easier for drivers to remember where they have parked their cars. The new feature has been added to the Android and iOS versions of Google Maps, but it can be accessed in different ways.

For example, on Android, users must tap the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking” so that they can add their parking location on the map. Once saving is successful, a label will appear on the map, which will show the drivers where their cars are parked.

But there's more, as Google Maps users will also be able to add more details on the label with their parked car. You can add information of the exact location of your parked car like “level 1, spot 5,” or you can add a reminder alert and an image of the parking spot.



On the other hand, iOS users must tap the blue dot and choose the “Set as parking location” option. The parking label showing up on your map can be shared with your friends, but you can also view pictures of the parking area (if there are any available).

Also, whenever you connect to your car via USB audio or Bluetooth, the parking spot will be automatically added to the map when you disconnect and exit the vehicle.

The new feature is already available for both the Android and iOS apps, so make sure you update Google Maps if you want to take advantage of it.

source: Google

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13 Comments

1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1440; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Not to nag but this has been in Google Maps for over 3 years now, I've used it regularly.

3. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

Totally agree

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

AFAIK it disappeared after they added the "Share your location" feature a couple weeks back Now its back

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I've a truck...!

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I can't believe it has taken 4 years for Google maps to copy Nokia, wow

6. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

It has been there. Relax.

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

This feature has been here for years, not sure why phone arena is treating it as new. Maybe it wasn't available on Apple products.

5. Unordinary unregistered

This is built into my iPhone already. Don't have to do a thing to mark my cars location, etc.

8. monoke

Posts: 1173; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

What about in a parking garage, which floor etc? To me, that's the most likely place to lose your spot.

9. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Most of us just already know the general area where we parked and click lock button on our cars to hear where it is, no? Do ya'll use valets because I can't think of many practical situations for this.

12. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Practical situations would be people who still drive older model cars that don't have Key Fobs and those who park in cities they aren't familiar with

11. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I get this all the time, but I thought it was Google...Google app, the one with the cards. Google feed?

13. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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