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 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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Use the compass

When the compass is activated and properly calibrated, the map rotates so that it shows the direction you are facing. The compass points to true north.

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Activate the compass

Select Compass icon.

Deactivate the compass

Select Compass icon again. The map is oriented north.

The compass is active when it is green. If the compass needs calibration, the compass is red.

Calibrate the compass

Turn the phone around until it beeps or vibrates.

The compass has limited accuracy. Electromagnetic fields, metal objects, or other external circumstances may also affect the accuracy of the compass. The compass should always be properly calibrated.

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