Using your smartphone to navigate

Using your smartphone to navigate


YourLifeChoices Hi I’m Anne from YourLifeChoices and today we’re going to show you how
you can use your smartphone as a GPS navigator in your car. Now
before we get started it’s important to have a look into the
traffic laws for your state. Most states in Australia will allow you
to use a smartphone to navigate provided that you have a cradle or mount
for it and that you only interact with the device when your
car is parked. If you’re driving with someone else they’re allowed to hold the phone and
make full use of it and you don’t need a mount. We’re going to be using Google Maps for
this tutorial it’s available for free on Apple and
Android devices so have a look below the video for a
download link. So after you have the app installed
open it up on your smartphone. This icon here will show you your exact location and if
you have GPS turned off this box will pop up and you can turn it
back on here. Now tap the search bar at the top where it says ‘Google’ and look up the location
for which you would like directions and type in destination you’d like
directions to. The map will move to the location you entered and here at the bottom it will show you
how long it would take you to drive there. Now tap the car icon and you’ll be
shown more detailed directions. By tapping any one of these icons you can change your method of transport
to walking, cycling or in some cases public transport. We’re going to be looking for directions by car If you wish to avoid highways or tollways you can tap the Options button and check
the boxes. Tap done when you’ve finished adjusting your settings and the app will find new directions. You
can choose between a few alternate routes, arranged by how long
they are estimated to take. Tap one if you’d like to see it in more
detail. Once you’ve decided on a route tap this icon and your phone will start navigating you to your destination. Make
sure your volume is turned on, so you can hear the directions. Tapping this icon will allow you to change routes during navigation and the ellipsis icon will allow you to change more settings and adjust the volume of the voice directions. Remember that you must be parked to use these. Now you can place your phone into your cradle or give it to your
passenger and you can start driving. If you take a wrong turn Google Maps
will update your route to get you back onto the right path. Thanks for watching Above all, drive safely and we’ll see you
again next time. Your smartphone is a terrific companion when traveling, it’s your camera, map, translator, restaurant guide and of course your phone. Click the video to watch, and learn how to avoid bill shock whilst travelling overseas

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