Google maps are back

Bishop187

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Not sure if anyone has noticed but I saw a few posts today about Google maps returning, and just been out to checked and it's working fine.. Anyone found there google overlay is working again.

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Bishop187

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Will check and get back to u


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U weren’t lying there my friend. I Would have never known as I had turned google maps off. Now I feel I need to update to the newest maps


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-Ju-

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After spotting this thread I tried it out on my 2016 RSQ3 and it is indeed back on. Hope its not just a temporary glitch as it feels good again!
 

RAF_S7

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Well I never!
Its back on my 2016 S7, though I only have 2018 maps installed:thumbs up:
I'm guessing they were getting complaints from all over, plus everyone has headed to Smartphone and Waze.....
 

NHN

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As above, there would be a huge outcry I'm sure, idiotic initial move by Audi imho.
 

Mike_SE

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I only got my A6 in the beginning of Feb. I hadn't bothered looking t the google maps as I read it had been disabled but thought I'd have a look today. I'm a total noob with all this, and had a mess about with it, but it says I need to connected to use it. I guess I'll need to get a sim card to plug into the dash with some data on it? It also came up with a message saying "Not enough data in memory. Google Earth will switch to standard map display." Anyone any idea what that's all about?
 

SBJ

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I've got a 1p Mobile SIM in the dash and top it up one or twice per year. I've an iPhone so it doesn't allow data to be used from your phone to the car (I forget the acronym), but understand Android works.

You can even talk to your car after pressing the audio button on the dash, "Google search Screwfix" and up pops the nav options on screen. I prefer the clarity of the Traffic maps but switch to Google if I fancy seeing the surroundings.

Hope that helps.
 

SteveMcB

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I only got my A6 in the beginning of Feb. I hadn't bothered looking t the google maps as I read it had been disabled but thought I'd have a look today. I'm a total noob with all this, and had a mess about with it, but it says I need to connected to use it. I guess I'll need to get a sim card to plug into the dash with some data on it? It also came up with a message saying "Not enough data in memory. Google Earth will switch to standard map display." Anyone any idea what that's all about?

Get a 3 internet with legs data sim, just tested mine with a 1gb - it works again - so I'll be ordering the 24gb/24 month one soon, £30 on Amazon
 

Bishop187

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Get a 3 internet with legs data sim, just tested mine with a 1gb - it works again - so I'll be ordering the 24gb/24 month one soon, £30 on Amazon

I had this. It’s good but after 2 years used less than 1gb. I’ve now got a free reward sim from Three. It gives me 200mb of free data every month, no need to top it up at all. Used about 100mb over 1.5 months, but now google maps it’s back online might use more.


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SteveMcB

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I had this. It’s good but after 2 years used less than 1gb. I’ve now got a free reward sim from Three. It gives me 200mb of free data every month, no need to top it up at all. Used about 100mb over 1.5 months, but now google maps it’s back online might use more.


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That's a good deal right enough. I never used the full 1gb per month either but it did come in handy at times, some of the places we holiday up north the phones don't pick up 3 or 4g but the car usually manages so we can still get online.
 

Mike_SE

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Cheers for the replies. I ordered a SIM card and some data to pop in and it works fine now, happy days. Nice seeing the Google overlay on the navigation, looks loads more modern
 

Bishop187

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I had this. It’s good but after 2 years used less than 1gb. I’ve now got a free reward sim from Three. It gives me 200mb of free data every month, no need to top it up at all. Used about 100mb over 1.5 months, but now google maps it’s back online might use more.


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So turns out, that 200mb a month is not enough , having my google maps activated again, it’s burning through the data. Might have to buy a 24 month data sim again.


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SteveMcB

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So turns out, that 200mb a month is not enough , having my google maps activated again, it’s burning through the data. Might have to buy a 24 month data sim again.


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Looks like Three are cashing in on a surge in demand, in less than a week the 24gb has gone up from £30 to £45, similar % rises across the 3 and 12 month packages :-(
 

gary3306

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Oooh I’m off out to check....
 
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