How to Fix Google Maps Not Working on Android

What to do if the Google maps on your Android phone suddenly stops working? Have you ever think about the reason why does your Google map not work? Don’t worry, you can find answers in this article.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 26, 2021

In modern life, due to the rapid development of smartphones, when people go to a strange place, they no longer rely on paper maps but more often use electronic maps on their mobile phones, such as Google Maps on Android.

However, if there is a problem with the Google Maps app on your phone, for example, Google location history not working, Google maps voice not working. At this time, you may ask How do I fix Google Maps on my Android?

Google Maps on Android Phone

Google Maps on Android Phone

If you also confused by this problem, now, this article shows you the four methods to solve this error.

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Why Does My Google Map Not Work?

Usually, it is because of the internet connection and GPS that cause Google Maps can not work on your Android phone. However, if there is an unknown bug on an Android phone, it can cause this problem too.

In this case, you can follow the methods below to check and fix the Google Maps not working issue.

4 Ways to Fix Google Map Not Loading on Android

Way 1. Clear Cache and Data on the Google Maps

Sometimes, the problem is caused by too much cache and data that not be cleared for a long time. This may be why your Google Maps is running abnormally. Therefore, clearing the data and cache of Google Maps can solve this problem. Please follow the steps below to resolve the Google Maps stop working issue.

Tap Settings on your Android phone > Apps > Scroll down to find Google Maps > Click on the Store option and then tap Clear Cache.

Clear Google Maps Data and Cache

Clear Google Maps Data and Cache

Way 2. Check the Network and GPS Settings

Checking the network connection and GPS location services is the most basic method to eliminate the possible causes of Google Maps not working error. Because you can only normally and fully use Google Maps if you are connected to a stable network (whether it is Wi-Fi or cellular network) and GPS location services.

You can refer to the steps below to reset the internet connection and ensure the GPS settings:

Go to Settings > Connection > Scroll down and tap on Location > Choose Locating method > You can change to High accuracy.

Check Wi-Fi Connection and GPS

Check Wi-Fi Connection and GPS

Settings > Connection > Wi-Fi (or cellular network) > Then you can close and enable the wifi connection or change to a stable Wi-Fi.

Check Wi-Fi Connection on Android

Check Wi-Fi Connection on Android

Way 3. Uninstall and Reinstall Google Maps

If you have checked network, GPS connection and also clear the app’s cache but still can not use Google Maps. We suggest uninstall and reinstall the app on your phone.

Just go to Google Play Store > My app and games > Tap on the UNINSTALL option.

When the process finished, you can now reinstall the app on your Android device > Reboot your phone.

Uninstall and Reinstall Google Maps

Uninstall and Reinstall Google Maps

Way 4. Restart Your Android Phone

Sometimes, due to a short-term bug of the system in Android phones certain functions or certain apps may become unavailable. However, this is not a serious problem, and restarting your phone will usually fix this problem. Therefore, for the problem that Google Maps suddenly cannot be used in Android phones, try to restart your phone to fix it.

Restart the Device

Restart the Device

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The Bottom Line

All of the above is about how to fix the “Google Maps not working on Android” error. If you get help from it, please share this article with friends and family.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.