How To Use Google Maps On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

How To Use Google Maps On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
How To Use Google Maps On Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Learn how to use Google maps on your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Use Google Maps to track your current location, view real-time traffic situations and receive detailed directions to your destination.

When you view a map, you use data traffic to get an Internet connection, and data is transferred to your device. So it's a good idea to save a map and make it available offline before you take a trip. This way, you can avoid high roaming costs.

Note: The Google Maps application requires the use of an Internet connection when used online. You may incur data connection charges when you connect to the Internet from your device. Contact your network operator for more information. The Google Maps application may not be available in every market, country or region.

  1. Enter an address or name to search for a location, for example, a restaurants name or address.
  2. Select a transportation mode and get directions to your destination.
  3. View your account profile.
  4. Location mark shows a searched location on the map.
  5. Show your current location.
  6. View help and options.

To show your location on the map

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Maps, then tap Location icon.

To search for a location

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Maps.
  • In the search field, enter the name of the location you want to find.
  • Tap the Enter key on the keyboard to start the search, or select a suggested location from the list. If the search is successful, the location is indicated by on the map.

To get directions

  • While viewing a map, tap Directions icon.
  • Select a transportation mode, then enter your starting point and your destination. The recommended routes appear in a list.
  • Tap an option from the list of recommended routes to view the directions on a map.

To make a map available offline

  • While viewing a map, tap the search field.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Make this map area available offline. The area shown on the map gets saved to your device.

Using data traffic when traveling

When you travel outside of your home cellular network, you might need to access the Internet using cellular data traffic. In this case, you need to activate data roaming on your device. It is recommended to check the relevant data transmission charges in advance.

To activate or deactivate data roaming

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Find and tap Settings > More > Mobile networks.
  • Mark or unmark the Data roaming checkbox.

Note: You cant activate data roaming when mobile data is turned off.

Note: Refer here for more information on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

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