Google Maps Guide: How to Turn on Speed Limit Warning
The speed limit function in Google Maps tells users the speed limit of the road they’re on. Furthermore, it alerts users if they go over the speed limit. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the Speed limit feature on Google Maps. And how to turn on the Speed Limit Warning.
Google Maps also displays the user’s current speed but urges users to double-check their speed on the car’s speedometer. The app’s speedometer is only for informational purposes, and users should not rely on it entirely. While navigating, the speed restriction is displayed in the bottom left corner of the map, immediately above the bar that displays the expected time of arrival (ETA) and other information.
In 2019, Google Maps made the on-screen speedometer available to users for the first time. It was only available to a small group of customers in Asia, Europe, South America, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the time. The on-screen speedometer has gradually become available to more users around the world. Google also displays the user’s current location’s speed limit. The speed limit function, however, is not yet available in all regions. Here’s how to enable the speed restriction feature if it’s available in your area.
How to activate speed limits in Google Maps?
The Google Maps speed restriction is displayed in the bottom left corner of the map, above the bar that indicates the journey’s duration, ETA, remaining kilometers, and the options to close the navigation and see the entire route. For an Android phone, here’s how to activate it:
- Open Google Maps on your phone.
- Click Profile image or your initials in the top right corner.
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Scroll down to the Navigation Options section.
- Go to Speed Limits setting to toggle it on or off.
Google Maps will also alert users if they are going faster than the posted speed limit on the road. For more such updates, keep watching this space!