[Quick Tip] Replace HTC Location With Google Navigation in HTC Car Mode

Ashish Mundhra

HTC Car app is a useful tool if you have the habit of playing songs on your Android or making hands-free calls while driving the car. The car app makes your phone easy to use while you are driving and also provides navigational settings you can use to find your way.

The only problem is that the default navigation app that comes in the Car mode is the HTC Locations one and one thing I don’t like about it is that it’s paid. Instead, I prefer to replace that with Google Navigation that’s better than HTC navigation in any case.

Replacing HTC Location With Google Navigation

To replace HTC Locations with Google Navigation in Car Mode, open the Car app on your phone and tap on the status bar at the bottom of the screen that displays battery and network information.

HTC Navigation  (3)

When you tap on the area, HTC Car mode settings will open up. Scroll down to the bottom of the app and tap on the option Default navigation app. Here select Google Maps Navigation and save the settings.

HTC Navigation  (2)

That’s all, the Car mode will show Google Navigation shortcut in the app and will show up when you tap on it. Just remember to enable the landscape orientation when you use it in car mode. If you have locked the phone in portrait mode, you might have problem in your navigation.

HTC Navigation  (1)

We can only change the navigation tool in the app and there is no way to select a personal app for the music player.

So that was how you can change the paid HTC locations with the free and easy to use Google Navigation in HTC Car app. Quick tip, easy to implement.

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Ashish Mundhra

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Ashish Mundhra

Ashish is a staff writer and video editor at Guiding Tech. He loves all things tech and has a soft corner for Android. Apart from contributing articles here, he also takes care of our YouTube Channel.