An open community 
of Macintosh users,
for Macintosh users.

FineTunedMac Dashboard widget now available! Download Here

Topic Options
#35548 - 08/16/15 02:55 PM Best way shut off Google Maps?
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Anyone know the definitive way to tell Google maps to stop talking? (iphone app)

Sometime I arrive, and click all the x's off.

Yes the voice keeps talking, make a right here, go left now... Help! Thanks


Edited by dianne (08/17/15 05:45 AM)
Edit Reason: Moved from the "Mac OS X Applications" forum to "iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV."

Top
#35570 - 08/17/15 05:46 AM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: kevs]
dianne Offline

Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
At the bottom right of the screen you should see a column of three dots which is the menu.

Select menu. Select Mute.
_________________________
dianne • moderator

Back up everything you can't afford to lose – documents, mail, movies, music, photos, and other data and settings.

Top
#35645 - 08/20/15 09:58 AM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: dianne]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks Diane, Do you have an idea why this is happening, and how to prevent, or stop it?

Top
#35650 - 08/20/15 02:20 PM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: kevs]
dianne Offline

Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
I think voice navigation is built into Google Maps. I cannot find any option to prevent or stop it in Settings -> Google Maps.

If you do not want to use the Mute icon in the menu, then lower the volume on the phone completely.
_____
Footnote:
For Maps (the Apple app), go to Settings -> Maps and select "No Voice."
_________________________
dianne • moderator

Back up everything you can't afford to lose – documents, mail, movies, music, photos, and other data and settings.

Top
#35651 - 08/20/15 02:25 PM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: dianne]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
If Kevs has arrived at his programmed destination, why would he be getting further instructions?
_________________________
The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.

In Memory Of Harv: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~Voltaire

Top
#35656 - 08/20/15 02:53 PM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: artie505]
joemikeb Online
Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: artie505
If Kevs has arrived at his programmed destination, why would he be getting further instructions?

You may have arrived at what you know to be the destination but not at the exact coordinates where the GPS thinks the destination is. To further complicate matters the map coordinates used by the GPS for the destination may be in error and the error tolerance may be less than the precision the GPS device is capable of. Until you are at, not near the coordinates as far as the GPS is concerned you aren't there yet even if you are standing at the door of the building. Until the GPS is either satisfied your have arrived or has been turned off it will persistently tell you how to get to where it believes the destination is.

Some mapping systems are worse than others about this. The GPS in my Volkswagen has a relatively wide tolerance and so it is very good at recognizing when you are "close enough" and terminating guidance. I have found Apple Maps in iOS 9 beta to be good about that too. The GPS in my camper and Google maps sometimes make me want to scream at them saying, "#$%@ IT I AM HERE ALREADY!" On the iPhone, I usually just double tap on the Home button, select the GPS application and swipe it to the top of the screen to completely turn it off. Not only does that silence the nagging, it saves the iPhone battery because the GPS is no longer continually querying the satellites to determine its location.
_________________________
joemikeb • moderator

Top
#35657 - 08/20/15 02:57 PM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: joemikeb]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks.

I hope they never build GPS into my kicks! tongue
_________________________
The new Great Equalizer is the SEND button.

In Memory Of Harv: Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~Voltaire

Top
#35659 - 08/20/15 03:10 PM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks Joe!

Yeah, I'm using Google Maps. Just started, What app do you like the most!

You know what? I did not know until today (have iphone seven months), how to quit an app, or that one should. They were all running, 30 of them today... Finally went on you tube to see --I thought you flick up the icon, in normal home view, that never worked, so I let it go and never bothered again... but its the image above the icon, and it double click view... so that's it, I would that would kill it!

Top
#35661 - 08/20/15 05:39 PM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: joemikeb]
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
You may have arrived at what you know to be the destination but not at the exact coordinates where the GPS thinks the destination is.

Ya, and are my neighbours getting peeved that I keep wandering into their house. blush
_________________________
ryck

iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2017), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 2400 MHz DDR4
OS High Sierra 10.13.6
Canon MX710 Printer
Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
Time Machine on 320GB OWC Mercury OTG Pro
Carbon Copy Clone on 500GB OWC Mercury OTG Pro

Top
#35668 - 08/21/15 06:09 AM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: kevs]
joemikeb Online
Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: keys
Yeah, I'm using Google Maps. Just started, What app do you like the most!
At the present time I am using Maps. Its initial teething problems are well past, it has a good feature set, and I find it very reliable and accurate.
Originally Posted By: keys
You know what? I did not know until today (have iphone seven months), how to quit an app, or that one should. They were all running, 30 of them today... Finally went on you tube to see --I thought you flick up the icon, in normal home view, that never worked, so I let it go and never bothered again... but its the image above the icon, and it double click view... so that's it, I would that would kill it!
In iOS 9 (I am running the iOS 9 beta) it is a little different and to me more obvious. Instead of the thumbnails along the bottom of the screen the open apps are presented in a fan.
_________________________
joemikeb • moderator

Top
#35670 - 08/21/15 10:19 AM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
How do I check what ios I'm in Joe?

You can see how opaque that is, knowing how to shut off app?

You like Apple maps more than Google maps? wow...

Top
#35671 - 08/21/15 10:28 AM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: kevs]
joemikeb Online
Moderator

Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: kevs
How do I check what ios I'm in Joe?

Settings > General > About > Version
_________________________
joemikeb • moderator

Top
#35672 - 08/21/15 11:07 AM Re: Best way shut off Google Maps? [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
8.4.1 ok you are on beta, so I'll get the update later... no rush! But it is funny, I heard you flick up the app to quit, and tried that on normal screen, little icon, and gave up. never tried again!

Top

Moderator:  cyn, dianne