Navigate to your destination

Learn how to navigate by car, on foot, and using public transport, and how to get voice guidance, if available for your language.

Drive to your destination

When you need turn-by-turn directions while driving, Drive helps you get to your destination.

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Drive to a destination

Select Set destination and an option.

Start driving without a set destination

Select Just drive. The map follows your location.

Drive to your home

Select Drive home.

When you select Drive home for the first time, you are asked to give your home location.

Change your home location

Select Options icon > Settings > Home Location > Redefine.

Obey all local laws. Always keep your hands free to operate the vehicle while driving. Your first consideration while driving should be road safety.

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Change the voice guidance language for driving

Voice guidance helps you find your way to a destination, leaving you free to enjoy the journey.

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Select Options icon > Settings > Voice guidance and a language.

Voice guidance may not be available for your language.

Switch voice guidance off

Select Options icon > Settings > Voice guidance > None.

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Change the look of the Drive view

Would you like to see a more realistic 3D map, or are you using Drive at night, when it's dark? With the different map modes, you can see the info you need clearly at all times.

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View the map in 3D

Select Options icon > 3D icon. To go back to 2D mode, select the icon again.

To see the map clearly also when it is dark, you can activate night mode.

Activate night mode

Select Options icon > Settings icon > Colours > Night mode.

By default, the map rotates to your driving direction.

Orient the map to north

Select Compass icon. To rotate the map back to your driving direction, select Compass icon again.

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Select your preferred route

Drive can choose the route that best suits your needs and preferences.

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Drive.

  2. Select Options icon > Settings icon > Route settings.

  3. Select Route selection > Faster route or Shorter route.

  4. To combine the advantages of both the shorter and the faster routes, select Route selection > Optimised.

You can also choose to allow or avoid using, for example, motorways, toll roads, or ferries.

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Get traffic and safety info

Enhance your driving experience with real-time info about traffic events, lane assistance, and speed limit warnings.

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Show traffic events on the map

During drive navigation, select Options icon > Traffic. The events are shown as triangles and lines.

You can set your phone to notify you when you exceed the speed limit.

Get speed limit warnings

  1. Select Options icon > Settings icon > Alerts.

  2. In the Speed limit alert status field, select On.

  3. To set by how much you can go over the speed limit before being warned, select Speed limit < 80 km/h or Speed limit > 80 km/h.

You can set Drive to avoid traffic events, such as traffic jams or roadworks in route planning and guidance. Drive checks the route regularly during navigation, updating the guidance automatically.

Avoid traffic events

Select Options icon > Settings icon > Route settings > Avoid traffic.

The availability of traffic information may vary according to the region and country.

The location of speed cameras may be shown on your route during navigation, if this feature is enabled. Some jurisdictions prohibit or regulate the use of speed camera location data. Nokia is not responsible for the accuracy, or the consequences of using speed camera location data.

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Walk to your destination

When you need directions to follow a route on foot, Maps guides you over squares, and through parks, pedestrian zones, and even shopping centres.

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  1. Select a place and its info area at the top of the screen.

  2. Select Navigate > Walk here.

By default, the map is oriented to north.

Rotate the map to your walking direction

Select Compass icon. To rotate the map back to north, select Compass icon again.

You can also select what type of route you want walk navigation to follow.

Select the walking mode

  1. Select Options icon > Settings > Maps & Walk > Route settings.

  2. Select Preferred route > Streets or Straight line.

    Straight line is useful on off-road terrain as it shows the walking direction.

While walking, you can check the dashboard for info, such as how far you have walked and what your average speed has been.

Check the tripmeter from the dashboard

In the walk navigation view, select Options icon > Dashboard.

Reset the tripmeter

Select Options icon > Reset. To reset all counters, select Options icon > Reset all.

The trip meter may not be accurate, depending on the availability and quality of your GPS connection.

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Change the voice guidance language for walking

You can easily change the language for voice guidance, or switch it off completely.

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Select Options icon > Settings > Maps & Walk > Voice guidance and a language.

Voice guidance may not be available for your language.

Switch voice guidance off

Select Options icon > Settings > Maps & Walk > Voice guidance > None.

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Find your way using Public Transport

Scheduling your journey using trams, trains, and buses can be hard – why not let your phone do the planning?

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Public Transport.

  2. Select Journey planner.

  3. If you don't want to start your journey from where you are right now, write your start point in the From box, then select from the matches.

  4. Write your destination in the To box, then select from the matches.

  5. To see earlier or later journeys, drag the screen left or right. Hold your finger in place until the journeys are calculated.

  6. To see a journey in detail, select the journey.

Tip: In the journey details view, to see the next or previous journey, swipe left or right.

Tip: Need help when walking to the bus stop? To see the stop in Maps, in the journey details view, select the walking section of your journey.

If the needed map data is not stored on your phone, and you have an active data connection to the internet, a map for the area is automatically downloaded.

Planning to set off later in the day? You can set what time you want your journey to start or what time you want to arrive.

Change the time of the journey

Select Settings icon, then select Depart or Arrive.

Public transport routing is available for selected regions around the world.

In some areas, timetables are not available, and the journey plans are only estimates. In these areas, you can't see earlier or later journeys, or change the time of the journey.

The Public Transport service is free of charge.

Using services or downloading content may cause transfer of large amounts of data, which may result in data traffic costs.

Find nearby stops and stations

Don't know where the nearest bus stop is? Public Transport finds nearby stops and stations, and checks the next departures for you.

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Public Transport and Transport nearby.

  2. If you don't want to search for departures from where you are right now, write a start point in the Search for transport near box, then select from the matches.

  3. Select a stop or station.

Tip: To see the nearby stops and stations on a map, after selecting your start point, select Map icon.

In some areas, timetables are not available, and the journey plans are only estimates. In these areas, you can't see the departures from the stops and stations.

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