Saturday, June 10, 2023

This is how you can turn the map on the car screen

Files like devices are often tempting to some people, but their use is not eternal and they tend to change to other devices at any time.

If the use of said map has gone into the background or, even if it has already been forgotten, there are some schemes that help to recover its value and importance to the owner.

One possibility is to adapt the old map to be a digital dashboard for the vehicle. In fact, modern cars include this type of touch panels, which allow access to a wide catalog of functions.

Regression has no limits and there are those who have managed to install panels in their vehicles, giving them a modern air and adding a very useful tool for driving.

This support, for example, makes it easier to navigate through unknown areas by accessing GPS or applications such as Waze and Google Maps. It also sets the party good, because you can choose the music device on the way.

Xataca portal reviews how to adapt the board with the Android operating system to install it in the vehicle and thus offers the benefit of options. First of all, it suggests downloading the Android Auto mobile application, available on Google Play.

In order to place the board it is worth adjusting the support so that it does not obstruct the driving view. This support will be useful as tools are offered on mobile devices.

Google maps.Google Maps has become a very useful tool for drivers. – Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

How to configure the Android Auto interface?

The aforementioned portal recommends installing Headunit Reloaded, a head unit download for Android Auto. This app has both a free version and a paid version.

Once the app is installed on the tablet, this is the step by step:

  • Open Android Auto on mobile.
  • Once in the Android Auto menu, scroll down to the version number. Press several times and receive the activation of developer settings.
  • Click on the three dots at the top of the menu and select the option ‘Start the server from the main unit’.
  • Open Headunit Reloaded in the menu that will act as the Android Auto screen, follow the configuration steps and accept the permissions.
  • Turn off mobile WiFi and share data connection via hotspot.
  • Connect the tablet to the access point installed on the mobile.
  • After the data has been shared, open the Headunit and reload the map. Make horizontal screen to be automatic preview.
  • Google mapsGoogle Maps is a tool that facilitates mobility on the road. – Photo: Images via Getty Images

    How to use Google Maps without internet connection?

    It is possible that users, for X or Y reasons, do not have mobile data and do not have access to a Wi-Fi network. Starting from this release, Google offers the option of accessing Maps services without connecting to the Internet.

    “If you want to go to a place where the Internet connection is slow, mobile data is expensive or you can’t connect; You can save your map or map so you can use it”, Google points out on its support page.

    However, it also states that the download map is available offline in some countries due to contractual limitations, language support, address formats, among other reasons.

    Save step maps on your device or SD card;

  • Open the Google Maps app.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet at the moment and access the application.
  • Search for a place of interest to drop a map.
  • At the bottom, click on the name or address of the location, click on ‘More’ > ‘Download offline map’.
  • In case you have searched for a site like a restaurant or other commercial correction, click on ‘More’ > ‘offline map’ > ‘Download’.
  • Google map logoGoogle maps. Image reference. – Photo: Anadolu Agency

    By default, offline files are downloaded to the device’s internal storage, but they can also be transferred to the SD card.

    “In case your device uses Android 6.0 or later, you can only save space on the SD card by setting it to portable storage. For more information on how to configure your SD card, ask your phone manufacturer for help,” Google says.

    These steps are;

  • On your Android phone or tablet, insert the SD card.
  • Open the Google Maps app.
  • Click on the profile picture or the initial letters of the name and then the “Maps Online” option.
  • At the top right click on ‘Options’.
  • In ‘Storage Options’, select ‘SD Card Device’.
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