How to Turn on Speed Limit Warning on Google Maps

The speed limit feature of Google Maps shows users the speed limit of the road they are on and warns them if they are exceeding it. Google Maps also shows users how fast they are driving, but advises them to check their speed on the car’s speedometer. The speedometer in the app is for informational use only and users should not rely solely on it. The speed limit is displayed in the lower left corner of the map as you navigate, just above the bar that shows the estimated time of arrival (ETA) along with other information.

Google Maps first made the on-screen speedometer available to users in 2019. At the time, it was available to select users in Asia, Europe, South America, the UK, and the US. screen has been made available to more users around the world. Furthermore, Google also shows the speed limit of the area the user is in. However, the speed limit feature is not currently available in all regions. If the speed limit feature is available in your region, this is how you can enable it. Google advises its users not to to depend on the on-screen speedometer.

How to activate speed limits on Google Maps

The speed limit for Google Maps is shown in the lower left corner of the map, above the bar that shows the duration of the trip, ETA, remaining kilometers and the options that close the navigation and show the complete route. Here’s how you can turn it on for an Android smartphone:

  1. In the upper right corner, click Profile picture or your initials.

  2. Scroll down to Navigation settings.

  3. Go to Speed ​​limits setting to turn it on or off.

Google Maps will also notify users if they exceed the speed limit on the road they are driving on.


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