Are you having trouble starting a route and wondering why the blue line does not appear on Google Maps? We explain the possible causes and solutions.
When we start a route on Google Maps, we see the way we have to go thanks to a blue line that shows us the way on the map. But sometimes we encounter a small problem and we wonder why the blue line does not appear on Google Maps. Normally these are very simple problems, sometimes of small oversights that we have been able to have ourselves. Here are some possible solutions.
First of all, remember that for the blue line to appear you have to hit the start route. If you are looking for an address or even a route but you have not pressed the button to start guiding you, you will see how you move around the map but you will not see the line.
If this is not the problem, make sure you have an Internet connection or that you have the map downloaded to your phone’s memory. It is also important to make sure that you have your smartphone’s GPS already activated. In the case that everything is fine, it is possible that we are facing a small problem with the app, which will usually be solved by updating to the latest version. Remember that if you keep an old version you may have problems.
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Why can’t I see my routes on Google maps?
A very interesting option that we can find in Google Maps is that the routes that we have done are saved so that we can find them more easily if we are going to repeat them. But it is possible that you have a problem in this regard, and you end up wondering why I can not see my routes on Google Maps. Normally, if this happens, it is because you have the option disabled.
To save the routes and you can see them whenever you want, you must follow these steps:
- Enter the following link to access your Routes
- Go to the Settings menu
- Go to Location History
- Select Enable Location History
At any time you want, you can delete a route that you have made that you do not want to be recorded. And you also have the possibility to disable the location history, following the same steps above, so that no information is saved about where you are.
Google maps do not move, how to fix it
It is possible that the problem you encounter is not why the blue line does not appear, but directly that Google Maps does not move.
Normally, this type of problem is because for some reason the application is not accessing the GPS on your phone. The first thing you need to make sure of is that you have your smartphone’s location detection enabled. It is also important that you check that you have given Google Maps the necessary permissions to access your location at all times. And finally, it is important that you take into account the possibility that you have no coverage. Although this happens less and less frequently, there are still places where Google does not have access to your location.
Finally, make sure that you have an Internet connection during the whole route or that you have downloaded the map to access it offline.