How to Make Google Maps Talk on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of constantly looking at your phone’s screen while navigating with Google Maps? Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make Google Maps talk on Android so that you can keep your eyes on the road while still getting turn-by-turn directions.

Step 1: Open Google Maps

To begin, open the Google Maps app on your Android device. If you don’t have it installed, head over to the Play Store and download it for free.

Step 2: Access Settings

Once you have Google Maps open, tap on the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner of the screen. This will open a sidebar with various options. Scroll down until you find “Settings” and tap on it.

Step 3: Select Navigation Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Navigation settings” and tap on it. This is where all the magic happens!

Step 3.1: Voice Selection

In the Navigation settings, tap on “Voice selection”. Here, you can choose from a variety of voices that will guide you during your journey. Select your preferred voice by tapping on it.

Step 3.2: Volume Level

Next, go back to the Navigation settings menu and find “Guidance volume”. Tap on it to adjust the volume level of the voice instructions. Make sure it’s loud enough for you to hear clearly while driving.3: Play Voice Over Bluetooth

If you frequently connect your phone to a Bluetooth device in your car, check if there’s an option called “Play voice over Bluetooth”. Enable this setting to ensure that the voice instructions are played through your car’s speakers.

Step 4: Start Navigation

Now that you’ve configured the voice settings, it’s time to put it to the test! Enter your destination in the search bar at the top of the Google Maps app and tap on the “Directions” button. Choose your preferred route and tap on “Start”.

Step 5: Listen to Turn-by-Turn Directions

As you drive, Google Maps will now provide you with turn-by-turn directions using voice instructions. You can keep your phone aside and focus solely on driving, making your journey safer and more convenient.

  • TIP: If you want to temporarily mute or adjust the volume during navigation, simply tap on the speaker icon that appears on the map screen.
  • TIP: To end navigation, tap on the “X” button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully made Google Maps talk on your Android device.

Now you can enjoy a hands-free navigation experience while keeping your eyes firmly on the road. Stay safe and happy travels!


In this tutorial, we learned how to make Google Maps talk on Android devices. By adjusting voice settings in Google Maps’ Navigation settings menu, you can choose a voice, adjust volume levels, and even play voice instructions over Bluetooth.

This allows for a safer and more convenient navigation experience by providing turn-by-turn directions through spoken instructions. Enjoy hands-free navigation with Google Maps and have a stress-free journey!

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