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If you often use specific routes while travelling, you can save a route to Google Maps to make it easier to refer to for future reference. Here’s how.

If you regularly travel to a specific location, you may want to save a route on Google Maps. Saving the routes you travel often saves you time. After all, it’s easier to retrieve a route you’ve already used, rather than planning your destination each time using the Google Maps app.

To help you, we’ll show you how to save a route using Google Maps on Android, iPhone or iPad. If you are an Android user, you can also save routes to your home screen for easier access.

How to save a route on Google Maps

With the Google Maps app it is possible to save a car route or public transport route. With a driving route, your source location is always displayed, but with public transport you can adjust the starting location more.

To save a route in Google Maps:

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Press Directions icon on the right.Save a route on Google Maps
  3. Enter your source And goal locations you want directions to in the fields at the top of the screen.
  4. After entering the locations, select your preferred travel method (such as driving or public transportation).
  5. Press Pin button at the bottom of the screen to save the route to your pinned list.Save a route on Google Maps
  6. When the verification message appears, tap See journey to view your route or Close to when you’re done.
  7. To view saved routes, open the Google Maps app and tap To go bottom of the screen.Save a route on Google Maps
  8. Any routes you pin will be displayed below the To go tab: Tap the route you want to use to get directions.
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How to remove a pinned route from Google Maps

If you no longer need a specific route, you can easily remove it from your pinned list.

Unpin a route in Google Maps:

  1. Select a saved route to request directions.
  2. Crane Pinned bottom of the screen.Save a route on Google Maps

The route will be removed from your pinned list under the To go knob.

How to save route on google maps on android home screen

Google Maps is the built-in navigator on an Android phone and has a few more features that iOS doesn’t have. One is saving a Google Maps route on your Android’s home screen.

To save a Google Maps route on the Android home screen:

  1. Open Google Maps and search for the destination you want to save.
  2. On the directions screen, tap the menu with three dots button in the top right corner.
  3. Select the Add route to home screen option from the menu that appears.
  4. When the Add to home screen message appears, tap Add option for Android to automatically place the route shortcut on the home screen.
  5. You can also tap on it and manually drag it to the desired specific location on the home screen.Save a route on Google Maps
  6. A notification informs you that the route has been successfully added to the home screen.
  7. To use the saved route, tap the trip icon from your home screen.

Get more from Google Maps

If you want quick and easy access to frequent travel routes with Google Maps, you can save them to Android or iPhone using the steps above. Android users can also pin routes to the home screen.

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There’s even more you can do to get more out of Google Maps. In addition to saving routes, you can, for example, export route data from Google Maps. If your business location isn’t listed, you can add your business to Google Maps.

But as with any service, sometimes things go wrong and you need to troubleshoot things like Google Maps not updating location sharing, or you may need to fix slow Google Maps performance.

By Admin