Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PsychDoc, Jul 18, 2013.
Looked at my phone this morning and my blue arrow for nav was gone off my home screen.
Sounds like you have been updated to the latest version of Maps
Someone on here did mentioned that the blue arrow disappeared. Don't know if there's a new alternative - take a look in your app drawer.
Some of us are still waiting for the update
Nope, its all in Maps now, no more shortcut to navigation. I have the same thing on mine.
There was a new update to Maps today, and when I tried that I still have a Navigation shortcut.
It's pretty unmistakable that it's just taking you into the route planning in Maps, but does seem to be there.
Note though that I installed this straight from Maps 6, as I'd uninstalled the original Maps update. May do the same with this one too - offline Maps is still much clumsier to set up than with earlier versions.
I had the same problem when I updated the new maps today. I just went into the maps app and removed the update and now have my good old nav blue arrow back!
For the folks who haven't uninstalled the update ~ how did you "get used to" the new interface?
I love the update, and couldn't care less about losing the blue arrow, as I never used it anyway. I use navigation a lot, but always from inside Maps.
Navigation via maps as well... Don't really understand the appeal of that app... Maybe it's simpler for when you're driving? But then, this phone has car mode, which is really simple when it comes to navigation, so that's not necessary. I just pretended it's not there before, and now I guess I don't have to pretend. LOL
I was told about the update by someone else. Maps, Navigation and Local were all combined into Maps. I didn't see the update in the marketplace so I found the apk online and installed it.
I never used the blue arrow either, I just pushed the microphone button and said "navigate to blah blah". Not really missing the blue arrow.
as far as getting used to the new interface, it doesn't look any different to me. But all I use is navigation, I've heard from other people who actually use a bunch of the features in maps that some of those features are no longer there after the update.