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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
Is there any way to keep Google Maps on top when I make a call or a phone call comes in?

I've looked through the options and can't see anything.

Thanks.
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  • oldernonethewiseroldernonethewiser Forumite
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    You should be able to minimise the call and then keep seeing the maps.


    You can on iOS anyway.
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    You should be able to minimise the call and then keep seeing the maps.


    You can on iOS anyway.

    Well, yes you can, but I don't want to be messing with the phone when I'm driving so want a way to keep it always on top.
  • oldernonethewiseroldernonethewiser Forumite
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    Ah - I see.


    You could stop the calls coming through on iOS, probably not ideal, and I believe calls minimise as a matter of course on Android.
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    I take it that your vehicle doesn't have an infotainment display and/or doesn't support Android Auto / Apple Carplay?

    With my car, using Android auto means that calls are handled separately and Google Maps remains in the infotainment display.
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  • RichardD1970RichardD1970 Forumite
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    DoaM wrote: »
    I take it that your vehicle doesn't have an infotainment display and/or doesn't support Android Auto / Apple Carplay?

    With my car, using Android auto means that calls are handled separately and Google Maps remains in the infotainment display.

    No, just old fashioned standalone Bluetooth :rotfl:
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    On android just enable Picture in Picture mode in the Google Maps setting. Then when you receive a call, the maps will still display on top in a quarter of the screen, and will automatically maximise when the call ends.
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    Poppy10 wrote: »
    On android just enable Picture in Picture mode in the Google Maps setting. Then when you receive a call, the maps will still display on top in a quarter of the screen, and will automatically maximise when the call ends.

    Thanks but not really what I'm after. I want the whole screen to stay as Maps. The dashboard display will show who's calling, I don't need the phone to switch display at all.

    Oh well I'll keep looking but may have to upgrade the car instead :rotfl:
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    Oh well I'll keep looking but may have to upgrade the car instead
    Or perhaps just ignore telephone calls whilst you're driving and keep your full attention on the road?

    I'll get my coat.
  • RichardD1970RichardD1970 Forumite
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    Chino wrote: »
    Or perhaps just ignore telephone calls whilst you're driving and keep your full attention on the road?

    I'll get my coat.

    If i'm using my phone as a satnav then it will take calls. I am trying to minimise the distraction of having the screen change from the map.

    But thanks for your input! :T
  • oldernonethewiseroldernonethewiser Forumite
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    If i'm using my phone as a satnav then it will take calls. I am trying to minimise the distraction of having the screen change from the map.

    But thanks for your input! :T
    You can use phones as SatNav devices without them being able to make or receive calls.



    Would that be an option?
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