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  1. IdleMind's Avatar
    I've installed Here maps, and also set it as my default map app. Whenever I search for an address and click on it in the search instead of Here maps opening, Google maps opens. Also if I go to the web browser and do a Bing search for an address, and click on the map to enlarge, again I get Google maps. Why give me the option to select a default app if the OS will just override my selection? And if I'm on a non-Google website and click on a link on that site why am I being redirected to a Google website or app? It's annoying.
    07-26-2019 08:12 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's a two step process.

    First go into Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Maps (Google)

    Then tap Advance -> Open by default

    Make sure Open supported links is set to -> Ask every time

    Then -> Clear Defaults

    Back out of Settings

    Then search for something on the web that requires a map, tap the map, an option should pop up to ask which app you want. Tap HERE and then tap Always.

    This should default HERE as you main map app.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 07-26-2019 at 12:25 PM.
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    07-26-2019 09:00 AM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Did that work? What's the main benefit over not using Google Maps? Is it just an anti-Google thing?
    07-28-2019 10:17 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Did that work? What's the main benefit over not using Google Maps? Is it just an anti-Google thing?
    HEREWeGo (Used to be HERE and owned by Nokia) allows complete country map download (over 100 countries) and offline usage. It's a proper GPS system, with speed indicators, etc.

    Yes you can sort of do that with Google but it's not the same.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-29-2019 02:02 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    HEREWeGo (Used to be HERE and owned by Nokia) allows complete country map download (over 100 countries) and offline usage. It's a proper GPS system, with speed indicators, etc.

    Yes you can sort of do that with Google but it's not the same.
    I am not a big Google fan so I was curious if alternative map providers could hold up against Google Maps.
    07-30-2019 10:11 AM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Bing search for an address, and click on the map to enlarge, again I get Google maps. Why give me the option to select a default app if the OS will just override my selection? And if I'm on a non-Google website and click on a link on that site why am I being redirected to a Google website or app? It's annoying.
    Unfortunately this seems to be by Bing's design.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/bing/commen...g_google_maps/
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    08-03-2019 11:02 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I am not a big Google fan so I was curious if alternative map providers could hold up against Google Maps.
    HEREWeGo is actually pretty good overall. It's quick and has a lot of data which similar to Google I find.

    The good thing about HERE is that it has the road speed and your speed. Google only displays your speed currently.

    The ability to download whole countries is pretty good to.
    vorko vorkosign likes this.
    08-19-2019 02:46 AM
  8. vorko vorkosign's Avatar
    HereWeGo is much better than Google Earth because he work without internet connection.
    That's fundamental when you go in wild environment .
    08-19-2019 04:01 AM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    HEREWeGo is actually pretty good overall. It's quick and has a lot of data which similar to Google I find.

    The good thing about HERE is that it has the road speed and your speed. Google only displays your speed currently.

    The ability to download whole countries is pretty good to.
    I remember you could do that on Here Maps on Windows Phone too.
    08-20-2019 09:56 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I remember you could do that on Here Maps on Windows Phone too.
    It's the same app. Nokia sold it to Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Not sure which one is actually running the Android app but it's pretty identical to what was on WP.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-20-2019 10:18 AM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It's the same app. Nokia sold it to Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Not sure which one is actually running the Android app but it's pretty identical to what was on WP.
    I quite liked this map app. I hardly ever use Google Maps.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-25-2019 07:09 AM
  12. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I quite liked this map app. I hardly ever use Google Maps.
    I've been using Here maps for years, even before I started with Windows phone. For me, it was initially a F-Google thing, but now I prefer it. I find it doesn't drain my battery like Google Maps. My best feature is setting audible warnings for speeding which u can actually set to whatever you want. I've lost count how many times this have saved me from getting a speeding ticket. Lastly, Here is very similar to Windows 10P maps, but I preferred the appearance on W10P over Here on Android.
    08-25-2019 10:35 AM
  13. Adventurer64's Avatar
    On my V40, Here is not an option under default apps. In fact, maps is not even listed. The above procedure doesn't work on my V40. I just get Google Maps and Edge browser as options to use as default maps. If anyone figures out how to get Here maps listed as an option for default map app, please reply. I'm also looking into ROMs for my V40 to solve some of these annoying issues where Google cannot be removed fron phone.
    08-25-2019 10:50 AM
  14. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I've been using Here maps for years, even before I started with Windows phone. For me, it was initially a F-Google thing, but now I prefer it. I find it doesn't drain my battery like Google Maps. My best feature is setting audible warnings for speeding which u can actually set to whatever you want. I've lost count how many times this have saved me from getting a speeding ticket. Lastly, Here is very similar to Windows 10P maps, but I preferred the appearance on W10P over Here on Android.
    I'm not really a Google fan either, but sadly we get less and less choice for an alternate.
    08-26-2019 09:48 AM

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