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Where Have I Parked? Find Your Parking Spot with Google Maps!

Google Maps has gotten a serious upgrade that will make all of our lives a heck of a lot easier.  Have you ever been to the mall and come out and said “where have I parked my car?” Now with Maps with Android and iOS you can save the location of your car so you’ll never be wandering around again wondering where your car is.  In this article we’ve provided step by step instructions for iPhone and Android users on how to save your parking spot on Google Maps.

Android Users

How to save parking spot on Google Maps 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app.
  2. Tap the blue dot location.
  3. Tap Save your parking.

Note: your parking location will be saved in Google Maps until you remove it.

To help you remember information about your parking spot you can add notes, use a timer, or even add photos. So if you’re in a metered spot, you’ll never run out of time or forget the parking spot number!  

 how to save parking spot on google maps

How to find your parked car

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Maps app.
  2. Tap the search bar, click Parking location.
  3. On the bottom right, tap Directions and you will be navigated by foot to your parking spot.  

iPhone Users

How to save where you’ve parked

Step 1: Set location services to “Always”

The Google Maps app will only save your parking information if you have your location services set to “Always.” To set your location services to “Always” go to Settings > Google Maps (it will be listed alphabetically under your apps towards the bottom of your Settings) > Location > Set to “Always”

Step 2: Pair your device to your car

For the most accurate results, link your device to your car. Especially if you have Apple CarPlay.  

Via Bluetooth

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone.
  2. Pair your phone to your car.

Via USB

Plug your device into your car.

Step 3: Physical Activity

By allowing Google Maps to access your activity, Maps will automatically remember when you park your car (even if you park far from your destination).

  1. After you’re done navigating somewhere, at the bottom, turn on “Know where you parked”.
  2. Allow Google Maps to access your Motion and Fitness Activity. This can be found under Settings > Privacy > Motion and Fitness > Toggle On Google Maps.  
  3. When you stop moving, you’ll see your parking location labeled “You parked near here”.

Step 4: Set your parking location

You can save your parking location so you can remember where you left your car.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google Maps app.
  2. Tap the blue location dot.
  3. Tap “Set as parking location”.

Note: your parking location will be saved in Google Maps until you remove it.

 how to save parking spot on google maps

When you’re ready to find your spot

  1. Tap Saved parking, Show on map.
  2. Then, at the bottom, tap “Saved parking” and you will be navigated by foot to your parking location.  

You should note that Google Maps will only save one parking location at once.  So if you save a second location this will overwrite your stored location.

Finding your car has never been so easy.  If you’re anything like me, you forget where you park all the time and wander around clicking the button on your keys hoping to hear your cars beep beep sound. Now that you know how to save your parking spot on Google Maps the only thing left is to remember where you put your keys!

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