Google Map’s Live View
When parking your car and trying to find a destination, try using the tool Google Maps has built in to help you see exactly where you are going by holding up your phone screen. The tool uses your phone’s camera to scan the buildings around you and places a huge arrow on the display. This will help you find the exact location you need to be in. The steps are as follows:
• In the Google Maps app, enter your destination and tap Directions.
• Select the Walking icon at the top of the map screen.
• On the bottom of the screen, tap the Live View button. It’s located next to the Start button.
• Point your camera at the buildings and signs on the street (Note that you’ll need to give the app access to your camera). When you start walking towards your destination, large arrows and the street name will appear on your screen to guide you.
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An Android phone can help you in an emergency
If you had a medical emergency, first responders would need to know how to get a hold of your family/loved ones. It would also be helpful if they knew your medical history. Android phones have a tool to display this very important information.
Open the Settings app and search for Emergency information using the search bar at the top of the screen. One of the results should take you to the appropriate section of settings.
Once you find the emergency information section, enter the information you want to share, including your medical details and emergency contacts.
To view what others will see on your phone, or practice getting to the medical info on someone else’s phone, try to unlock your phone by pressing the power button or tapping on the screen. When prompted to enter your passcode, tap on Emergency, Emergency call or a variation of that phrasing at the bottom of your screen. The next screen will have another button to show Medical info.