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Fast/Easy way to send Route to Google Maps?

Schmanthony

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I prefer to use Uber as my primary navigation, but I also choose to run Google Maps in parallel with the same destination whenever it's a longer trip or whenever I have doubts about the route that Uber is using.

I have to do this manually by looking at the destination address in Uber, memorizing it, opening Google Maps, and entering the address by hand. This is tedious and sometimes hard to do in traffic. Does anyone know a better way to accomplish this?
 

MHR

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Use Google as your map of choice in the Uber app. Then when it loads just go back to to the driver app. The driver app will always show the directions and Google will run in the background
 

Schmanthony

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I don't want Google Maps to open right away when I start a trip. I want the choice on a trip-by-trip basis to open Google maps with the destination (or not). I'd love a button on the Uber app's map that would do this. It would be a nice replacement for the utterly useless "play music" button.
 

dctcmn

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I don't want Google Maps to open right away when I start a trip. I want the choice on a trip-by-trip basis to open Google maps with the destination (or not). I'd love a button on the Uber app's map that would do this. It would be a nice replacement for the utterly useless "play music" button.
It won't open until you hit the "Navigate" button.
 

Schmanthony

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I don't want Google maps to open when I hit "navigate". I want Uber to do the navigation when I hit that button.

I know I can set Google maps as my primary navigation, and I know how that works, but I don't like it.
 
I don't want Google maps to open when I hit "navigate". I want Uber to do the navigation when I hit that button.

I know I can set Google maps as my primary navigation, and I know how that works, but I don't like it.
Go on your phone. Hold your Uber app shortcut and drag it down to the bottom. A little can will show up. Drop the icon on can. A small window will pop up, just hit yes. This will enable you to open new options. There you can choose your map.
 

reg barclay

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I don't want Google maps to open when I hit "navigate". I want Uber to do the navigation when I hit that button.
Once you start a ride, the app will display Ubers navigation, even if you don't hit 'navigate' (at least that's how it works on my phone). Hitting the navigate button will then open Google Maps on a separate screen, if you have it set as your default navigation app.
 
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RynoHawk

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I don't want Google maps to open when I hit "navigate". I want Uber to do the navigation when I hit that button.

I know I can set Google maps as my primary navigation, and I know how that works, but I don't like it.
You also said in your OP that you have to manually enter the address with GoogleMaps. You don't have to do that if you hit navigate as it will autoload the destination and you can switch back and forth between the two whenever you want. The only issue I have is the address is not displayed and sometimes it shows the destination as actual coordinates instead of an address, but like I said you can switch back and forth, although you may have both apps talking to you if you go back to Uber without exiting the navigation with Google.
 
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Friendly Jack

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Obviously I want the channel down to work, smarty pants. Just not the channel up.

But I still want to push the button.
So it needs to be disabled somehow.
Just hold your finger over the infrared bulb when you push the up button. This method deactivates the channel up button on my remote. :wink:
 

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