One can witness a tremendous affection for Android Auto but we think it is just an elevated version of GPS which we are aware of since last many years now. Anyways, there are always pros and cons of everything and hands-free navigation of Google Maps has been made possible only because of Android Auto and that is the biggest proof this feature. The best thing about using Android Auto is that you can enjoy the navigation on Google Maps just by your Voice Commands and thus it becomes totally hands-free! What is more exciting is that you need not have a third party app to enjoy this feature as Android Auto is already a part of Android family.

Now you must be thinking that if everything is so simple then how we would know about the operating part of this hands-free navigation for Google Maps by using Android Auto feature? Well, here we are with all the necessary information and guidance which will help you to go from A to B without even touching your mobile navigation menu. So just chill and navigate by following some simple steps given below.

How to Use Hands-Free Navigation in Google Maps on Android Phone

How to Use Hands-Free Navigation in Google Maps via Android Auto

Step #1. To enable Google Maps hands-free navigation, you need to activate your “Ok Google”. So first open your Google app on your Android phone.

Open your Google app on your Android phone

Step #2. Next, Tap on ‘Menu’ on the top right of your screen.

Next, Tap on 'Menu'

Step #3. Tap on Settings and then navigate to Voice.

Tap on Settings and then navigate to Voice

Step #4. Next, tap on ‘Ok Google detection’ and finally, tap on the toggle switch which you can find just next to the “From the Google app”.

Tap on ‘Ok Google detection’ and tap on the toggle switch to the “From the Google app”

Note: You may also activate the Voice feature by a toggle switch which is next to “From any screen”.

Step #5. So your “Ok Google” feature has now been activated. Now to try how it works, you just need to say “Ok Google” first and then say something like, “take me to the nearest pizza joint on Route 76.”

Say “Ok Google” first and then say something like, “take me to the nearest pizza”

Note: You can even use the hands-free navigation of Google Maps on your Android phone when your screen is off, just make sure, that your passcode should be inactive at that time.

And yes, remember one more thing that you need not say “Ok Google take me to the nearest park or the nearest cinema hall”, you may also speak with the actual address of the location if you have it handy with you.

More suggestions on different “Ok Google” commands

Not only the navigation routes, you can use plenty of hands-free navigation commands for your Google Maps via Android Auto, here they are.

Ok Google…

  • Show me the alternative routes
  • Show the route overview
  • Take me to work
  • Take me Home
  • Mute (Of course you can even say “shut up” if you are in ‘that’ kind of mood.)
  • Un-Mute
  • Find the Gas station
  • When will I get there?
  • What is my next turn?
  • Exit Navigation
  • Resume Navigation

Conclusion

So, in the end, we can only make a conclusion that, if Google Maps is already been in your list of favorite apps then this hands-free navigation of Google Maps on via Android Auto feature may give you the edge you were missing till now, are we right?

Cheers, and enjoy your navigation. And, Don’t forget to share your feedback with us in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.