We’ve all been there: you park your car on some random street or in a nondescript garage and go about your business. Then, an hour or two later, you find yourself wandering around without the foggiest recollection of where you left your vehicle. Don’t let yourself get lost again. Your smartphone can help you find your parking spot — or any other location, for that matter. All you need is the mapping app you’re probably already using for navigation. Open up Google Maps on your iOS or Android device, and get ready to find your way to smarter location saving. On the iPhone Saving your parking location is actually quite simple in Google Maps on iOS, though the associated options are somewhat limited compared to Android. When you tap on your parking location, you will be able to save it so you can find it later. You can then get directions to your parked car, or share the location with others. Then, it will be easy to find your car. To start: Tap the blue dot on the map, which represents your current location Select “Set as parking location” from the menu that appears If you want to send someone else a link to the location, look for the “Share” button within the “Saved parking” bar at the bottom of the Maps interface. (If you don’t see the bar, tap once anywhere on the screen to make it appear.) When you’re ready to find your spot: Tap the “Directions” button… [Read full story]
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