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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by duvallite, May 28, 2011.

  1. duvallite

    duvallite Well-Known Member
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    When using the Google Navigation app on the Optimus V, how do I set (save) a destination as a "starred" location, so that it shows up in the starred locations section and can be quickly chosen at any time, just like bookmarks in a browser? I spent about 30 minutes today trying to set up my home as a starred location, but could never figure it out. There must be an easy way to do this, but I just can't see it. Anybody know the steps required to do this?

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  2. Cedarizzo

    Cedarizzo Lurker

    This is pretty easy actually. Just go to maps.google.com and make sure you are logged into your google account. Type in the address you are wanting to add, click on the pointer on the map, and then click on the star. It will add it to your Starred Places list in Navigation. (It took a few minutes until they showed up in my list.)
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  3. zrobot

    zrobot Newbie

    It's irritating that they can't be starred directly in Navigation. Seems like such a fundamental feature.
  4. duvallite

    duvallite Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Totally agree. But at least there's apparently a way to do it from the web site (thanks Cedarizzo) that makes it possible, just extra steps and an inconvenience. I'll check it out today.
  5. Kelemvor

    Kelemvor Member

    Any idea what to do if Nav isn't updating any more? I had one starred place that showed up on my phone fine. Then yesterday I starred another place.

    On the phone, it is starred under the Maps program but is is not starred in the Navigation program. Not sure how to tell it to go update or what to do.

    It came on the phone so not sure if I can just uninstall and redownload it or what.
  6. mewikime

    mewikime Newbie

    Only if you're rooted. You can uninstall maps and it will uninstall navigation at the same time. Then download Google Maps from the market and it will also install nav. You can also move both to your sd card
  7. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    You just click the Places symbol, add a place (search the address) and it will add the Place to the map. Click on the symbol then the arrow to the right when the pop up shows up. Then click the star in the upper right... it's now "starred"!
  8. lizm

    lizm Android Enthusiast

    I had that the other day, it wasn't syncing my starred places, but then the next day (yesterday) it did.

    Temp glitch, perhaps?

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