Search locations on Google Maps – Android

Searching for locations on Google Maps on Android is easy and intuitive. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Open the Google Maps app:

Locate the Google Maps app on your Android device and tap on it to launch it.

2. Use the search bar:

There are two main ways to search for locations:

  • Type the name or address: In the search bar at the top of the screen, type the name of the place you’re looking for, an address, or even a relevant keyword like “coffee shop near me.” Google Maps will automatically suggest possible matches as you type.
  • Use voice search: Tap the microphone icon in the search bar and speak the name of the place or address. This can be helpful when you’re on the go or don’t want to type.

3. Explore suggestions:

Google Maps will suggest locations based on your current location, recent searches, and trending places. You can tap on any of these suggestions to view their details.

4. Refine your search:

Once you have a list of results, you can refine your search by using the filters on the left side of the screen. You can filter by category (restaurants, hotels, etc.), distance, price range, and more.

5. View location details:

Tap on any location from the results list to view its details. This will include its name, address, phone number, website, photos, reviews, and more. You can also see the location on the map and get directions to it.

Additional features:

  • Map layers: Tap the “Layers” button in the top right corner to see additional information on the map, such as traffic, public transportation, and cycling routes.
  • Street View: Tap the “Street View” icon on a location to see a 360-degree panoramic view of the place.
  • Save locations: Tap the star icon next to a location to save it to your “Saved” list for later reference.


  • Be as specific as possible in your search to get the most accurate results.
  • Use quotes around your search term if you’re looking for a specific phrase.
  • Enable location services for better search results based on your current location.
  • Explore the different map layers to get a more comprehensive view of the area.

By following these steps and using the various features available, you can easily search for locations and find what you’re looking for on Google Maps on your Android device.