To provide verbal directions while driving, walking, or biking to a destination, you can use Google Assistant and Google Maps. You’ll want to stop verbal instructions once you have arrived. This is how you can use Google Assistant to voice navigate.
How to initiate voice commands for Google Maps
Each Google Assistant task can be activated by a voice command such as “Send text message” and “Set a timer to 10 minutes.” This allows you to control the task without having to use your hands. It’s useful for driving, cooking, and other tasks. Google Assistant can be used to stop voice navigation when using Google Maps.
Before you can issue a command, you need to wake Google Assistant by saying “OK Google.” After the command has been registered, the microphone icon at the upper-right corner will glow in various colors. This indicates that the device is “listening”, waiting for your command.
How to Turn off Google Assistant, but keep Navigation On
You can silence the voice components of navigation commands but still see the map directions.
To bring back voice guidance, say, “Unmute voice guidance.”
How to Stop Navigation
You can use any of these phrases to stop getting mapped directions as well as verbal instructions: “Stop navigation”, “Cancel navigation” or “Exit navigation”.
You will be brought back to the Google Maps address screen, but you will not be in navigation mode.
How to manually stop navigation
You can manually end the navigation function if your car is stopped, and you are able to look at your phone. You will still be able to use Google Maps.
You can also close out completely of Google Maps to stop navigation.