1. Matt McCannon's Avatar
    As the title states, I am pretty confused with the maps on Windows Phone. I'm fairly new to the phone and I just haven't gotten the hang of them. There's a Maps app, a Here Maps app, a Here Drive app, and Places. When I use Maps and want to use the navigation it sends me from Maps to Here Maps and when I route my destination it opens Here Drive. Are three apps necessary for this or am I just doing something wrong? Either way, it's a huge pain. Thanks!
    07-11-2015 01:09 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Maps is the default Bing Maps app.

    HERE is a mapping service, HERE Maps and Maps are generally redundant, although they're a bit different.

    HERE Drive is basically the voice navigation GPS driving system. Keep that.
    07-11-2015 01:17 PM
  3. crispinchurch's Avatar
    If you want satnav then just use here drive
    07-11-2015 01:19 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think in Win 10 Mo you will see Maps gain features quite rapidly. All Places (especially for Cortana) are going to use Maps.

    I love Here Drive for nav and have Here Maps on my laptop, tablet and phone. They sync between them nicely. Maps will do the same. Microsoft used to rely on Nokia's Here suite, but those days are ending. As a new user you may want to invest your time and learning into Maps if you are going all in with Microsoft. If you are also invested in Android and/or iOS you might like Here better. Certainly Here's offline map support helps Nav a lot.
    Matt McCannon and xandros9 like this.
    07-11-2015 03:42 PM
  5. Matt McCannon's Avatar
    I appreciate your responses! I think I'll stick with HERE Maps at least until Windows 10 rolls out and see what that has to offer.
    RumoredNow and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-11-2015 04:55 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've certainly got all my data in Here and have loved working with it.
    07-11-2015 06:11 PM

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