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Get Directions on Your Galaxy S 4 Map

By Bill Hughes

You probably want to get directions from your Samsung Galaxy S 4 map application. You can get directions in a number of ways, including

  • Tap the Search text box and enter the name or address of your location: for example, Seattle Space Needle or 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, IL

  • Tap the Search icon of the Device Function keys and enter a location.

  • Tap the Services icons, tap the Attractions icon, and select your location.

Any of these methods lead you to the map showing your location, as shown.


It might seem intuitive that when you search for a specific attraction (such as the Seattle Space Needle), you get only the Seattle Space Needle. However, that’s too simple. Google Map gives you several choices. Tap the “B” to get more detailed results.

To get directions, tap the Directions icon. This brings up the pop-up screen shown.


This gives you the options of

  • Driving: Turn-by-turn directions as you drive from where you are to the destination

  • Public Transportation: This option tells you how to get to your destination by taking public transportation using published schedules.

  • Cycling: This option is for the cyclist among us and includes bike trails in addition to city streets.

  • Walking Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions as you walk to your destination

For each of these options, you can either use the options at the bottom of the screen to

  • Navigation: Rather than show you a map, this puts you in a navigation app that monitors where you are as you travel and tells you what to do next.

  • Get Directions: Sequential directions, as shown in the figure, but Get Directions doesn’t tell you when to turn.


Some Navigation apps are premium and have a monthly charge. If you do not mind and this is what you want, no problem. If you are in a hurry, it is easy to miss that a fee is involved and be surprised later.