How to Increase Only the Navigation Volume in Google Maps

Google Maps’ turn-by-turn voice navigation not only makes navigation easier, but also helps us to keep our eyes on the road and not on our phone. Sometimes, voice navigation can be a little hard to hear, especially if you’re also listening to music while navigating.

You can increase the volume of your phone in general to make voice navigation louder, but this also increases the volume of other media playing on your phone. Thankfully, there’s a setting in Google Maps to adjust only voice navigation volume.

By default, Google Maps sets voice navigation, referred to as Guidance, to a medium volume level. You can increase this level at any time, however, in the navigation settings of Google Maps.

In this article, we’ll show you how to increase only Guidance/voice navigation volume in Google Maps on your Android or iPhone.

How to Increase Guidance Volume in Google Maps

You can increase the Guidance volume of Google Maps in navigation settings. How you get there is different depending on whether you’re currently navigating or not. Below, we’ll show you how to find this setting in either case:

To increase Guidance volume while navigating:

  1. In Google Maps, tap the the swipe up on the small Handle above the estimated travel time near the bottom.
    Google Maps Mobile App Swipe Up Handle Above Estimated Travel Time
  2. Tap Settings in the menu that appears.
    Google Maps Settings in Swipe Up Options Menu
  3. Under Sound & voice, tap Louder below Guidance volume.
    Google Maps Louder Button Below Guidance Volume in Navigation Settings
  4. Return to navigation and enjoy a louder Guidance voice!

To increase Guidance volume in Google Maps’ settings:

  1. Open the Google Maps app.
  2. Tap your Profile picture in the upper right corner and then select Settings in the menu that appears.
    Google Maps Settings in Profile Picture Menu
  3. In Settings, scroll down and tap Navigation settings.
    Google Maps Mobile App Navigation Settings in Settings
  4. Under Sound & voice, tap Louder below Guidance volume.
    Google Maps Louder Button Below Guidance Volume in Navigation Settings
  5. Exit settings and the Guidance voice will now be louder next time you navigate.

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