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Tips It works - how to map address of contact in "People"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KingFatty, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. KingFatty

    KingFatty Member
    Thread Starter

    When you are looking at your contacts on the phone, and you see their address, the phone would previously allow you to "View" the address, clicking to see them on the map.

    However, now you cannot click that button of the contact.

    Instead, to map the person, you should click on their photo (or silhouette icon of their head). That brings up the option to email, chat, g+, or map.

    So just click on the map button at that point, and it will map it.

    That's all, just wanted to show how to overcome this terrible change in how our phones work. Instead of going with simple and intuitive, the function is instead hidden in a convoluted way that is completely counter-intuitive and bad design.
     

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  2. flyerhell

    flyerhell Lurker

    Thanks for this information! I had this same issue on my DNA and you've saved me a lot of time!
     
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  3. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Android Expert

    Thanks for the tip. I like the new way to access addresses this way but it should be in addition to the old method. I know have a link within contacts that no longer works. Just untidy.
     
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  4. ginglish

    ginglish Well-Known Member

    My EVO 4G LTE does not have Map on that menu. Maps version 7.0.2 installed.
    Is there an app association or other setting that needs to be activated? Option in Maps or somewhere else?
     
  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Tried you it with the photo/silhouette of an opened contact?
    Then try it one step before ... on the list of contacts with one of the contact's photo/silhouette :)

    Harry
     
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  6. ginglish

    ginglish Well-Known Member

    I uninstalled Map updates, cleared cache and data, then reinstalled update.
    Maps now shows up as an option when I click on the photo or icon in the People List.
    I'm glad viewing an address is still available, but they sure made it harder to find and you need three clicks to accomplish what previously was so easy......
     
  7. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    Thanks for this tip, I just ran into this issue yesterday & found it super annoying that clicking to the left of the contact's address didn't do a dang thing anymore!

    I'm not thrilled with the map update, I haven't yet managed to just bring up a map of the surrounding area, I'm sure it's there somewhere but I can't to figure it out :(
     
  8. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

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