Google Maps is navigating and telling you to go one way but you want to go a different way. What do you do?
For one thing, you should know that you don’t have to follow the directions Google Maps gives you. If you don’t follow it, it will follow you, and re-route accordingly … eventually.
If you want to use Google Maps and plan your route in advance, you just need to add a stop that forces the route to go the way you want. On the phone app for Google Maps, just do the following:
- Tap the 3-dot menu and “Add Stop”.
- Search for the place and select the place name as the stop.
- Drag the stop to the correct position in your route.
Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She and her husband, Jim, produce a free weekly YouTube show called What Does This Button Do? They have been Fulltime RVers, popular seminar presenters at RV Rallies, and regular contributors to RVTravel.com, for many years.