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Fixed automatic rotation of Google Maps

If Google Maps can’t auto-rotate as you navigate, it can be really annoying. If you don’t want to constantly tilt your head to the right or left to orient yourself, you need to fix this as soon as possible. And that is exactly the subject of this guide.

What to do if Google Maps does not rotate automatically

Check auto-rotate settings

  1. Launch Google Maps and select the profile image for your user account
  2. Go to Navigation settings
  3. Locate the Keep the map north option and make sure it is not enabled
  4. Check the battery optimization settings and make sure that Google Maps does not appear in the battery settings.
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If you use Google Maps to navigate while driving, also make sure Android Auto is not in battery settings.

⇒ Note: If you are driving, you can only change north to the car’s direction after setting the destination. The option is available before starting navigation. Note that during navigation, the compass icon is not visible on the screen.

Enable auto-rotation in your phone settings

Make sure your phone’s auto-rotate feature is turned on as well. Swipe down and tap the Auto-rotate option.

Launch the Google Maps app again and check if the auto-rotate function works properly now.

Clear your Google Maps cache

Clearing the Google Maps cache can fix this problem. As more and more temporary files accumulate on your device, they can interfere with some application functions. Clearing the cache can help you solve this automatic rotation problem.

  1. Go to configurations and touch Applications
  2. Depending on your phone model and Android version, you may need to select Applications again
  3. To select Google maps then press Storage
  4. press the Empty the cache button and try again
  5. If the problem persists, press the Delete data button too.
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