Compass icon on Google Maps running in Android Auto

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Sep 11, 2019, 2:16:37 AM via Website

When navigating using Google Maps in Android Auto, I often times need to know the direction I'm heading (eg heading east or heading west). Is there a way to put a compass icon on the map?

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Sep 11, 2019, 3:32:07 AM via Website

Google maps is always oriented so that North is up. Anyway if you do a search for compass overlay for google maps you will find what you are looking for

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Sep 11, 2019, 7:49:43 AM via Website

In Android Auto's community forum, What I found for you is:

"The compass arrow is not continually shown on the map, but if you tap on the map you should see compass and zoom in/out controls." Answer given by Peter R.

https://support.google.com/androidauto/forum/AAAA6SY52nIoNBT5HYFr3E/?hl=en&gpf=d/topic/android-auto/oNBT5HYFr3E

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Sep 12, 2019, 4:48:13 AM via Website

Tried and it works. What you really have to do is double tap on the target icon and the compass appears

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Sep 12, 2019, 12:34:44 PM via Website

You can get a compass only on those devices that come with a magnetometer. Open Google Maps. Double-tap the location button in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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