You do realize that …

 

There’s always that one person whenever you go on a road trip that needs to eat or pay a visit to the toilet along the journey …

 

Right?

 

God forbid them from peeing because Canada doesn’t wait for me …

 

(yes sad to say I left him behind ‘accidentally’ at a rest stop and never looked back)

 

 

And both you and I being the only good driver it’s our responsibility to ensure that our ‘passengers’ are feeling comfortable along the way. 

 

That means making frequent stops along the route to replenish ourselves and maintaining the vehicle in optimum condition for the long journey. 

 

So rather than to scuffle and fight on which rest place to stop or which Freshii to eat at..

 

Why not let Google Maps handle that for once?

 

I’ll show you how to add a stop in Google Maps and find the best (and worthwhile) restaurants, cheapest gas stations, and other locales that you might need for your trip.

 

 

 

 

How to Add a Stop in Google Maps : 4 Steps

 

 

1.  Turning Your Location Services On 

 

In order for you to add pit stops along your route, you’re going to need to turn on your Location Services (if you already have Location Services turned on) then you can jump straight to 2).

 

Here’s how you can turn on Location Services on your device. 🙂

 

 

If you’re on iPhone

 

Step 1:  Head over to your Settings and then select Privacy.

 

Step 2:  Next select Location Services.

 

Step 3:  Alright. Make sure that Location Services is toggled on.

 

Step 4:  Staying on the same page, scroll down a little until you Google Maps. Make sure that Google Maps is set to While Using the App or Always. 

 

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Great.

 

 

 

If you’re on Android 

 

Finding the location services may vary from each device

 

Step 1:  Head over to your Settings and then tap on Location (it’s under Personal).

 

Step 2:  Next tap on Mode and then toggle your location services on.

 

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On a Pixel

 

 

Add a Stop in Google Maps
On a Galaxy

 

 

 

Great.

 

 

Now that you’ve your location services turned on you can now move on to adding your stops along the route on Google Maps.

 

 

 

 

2.  Start Your Journey

 

Step 1:  Like you always do everyday, go ahead and set your desired destination and then tap Start.

 

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Step 2:  Now that you’re in navigation mode, tap on that magnifying glass that you see to your top upper right hand corner. 

 

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Step 3:  This will bring up all the popular suggestions for stops along the way such as gas stations, or restaurants or grocery stores if you wanna grab a cabbage along the way. If you chose a category such as, for instance, gas stations, then you will see all the gas stations that are located along your route.

 

Add a Stop in Google Maps

 

 

 

 

But that’s not the only thing Google Maps does … 

 

Google Maps also shows you the prices of each of the gas stations too! 

 

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On a iOS

 

 

 

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On an Android

 

 

 

 

Pretty cool huh?

 

The same goes with shops or restaurants and other locales that are located along your route. 🙂

 

 

 

Step 4:  So found the place that is most convenient or cheapest for you? Then all you have to do is just tap on it and it’ll automatically be added to your route. 

 

Voila! 

 

You’ve just added a stop in your Google Maps. 

 

 

 

If you want to know how you can add a specific stop rather than the any stop along your route (or delete any of your pit stops)…

 

Then keep reading.

 

 

 

 

3.  If you want to Add a Specific Location as a stop

 

Step 1:  All you have to do is just simply search for your location. 

 

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Step 2:  Chosen your pit stop? Just tap on it and your route will automatically be updated with your chosen pit stop.

 

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There you go. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Deleting Your Stop

 

Simple.

 

Step 1:  If you’re on either Android or iOS, then you can remove your stop by tapping on the location pin that is on top of your stop and then select Remove stop.

 

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That’s it! 🙂

 

 

Alternate Ways

 

Step 1: You can also tap on this ^ icon which you can see to your bottom right hand side and then just tap on Remove next stop.

 

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Add a Stop in Google Maps

 

 

 

 

There’s a much, much easier way if you’re on Android..

 

Step 1: If you’re on Android you can also tap on the X button that is to your bottom left hand side corner and then tap on Remove next stop.

 

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