If you have entered the wrong route at the start of your journey by mistake, then you can change the route on Google Maps at any point.
Google Maps never lets its users down. You do not have to worry even when you have entered the wrong route and have already started the journey. You can change the route on Google maps mid-journey also. Also, you can save a route on google maps. Let's learn how to change the route on Google maps in just 6 easy steps with pictures.
How to Change route on Google maps Android/ iPhone
Change the route on Google maps in 6 Steps
Step-1 Open Google maps application: You must know what the first step is. It is to open the app on your device that you are carrying on your journey while driving.
Step-2 Click on the 'Direction' icon: After that, you have to click on the 'Directions' icon. This icon is semi-square in shape and blue in colour.
Step-3 Choose your 'Destination': Now, simply enter your destination on the Google maps app. You can also take the help of the map. It's quite easy!
Step-4 Click on 'Start' to start your journey: In this fourth step, you have to click on the 'Start' button at the bottom of the window to start your journey.
Step-5 Click on the two-way icon: After the journey begins, then click on the icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. It looks like a two-way icon. You can see the picture below for reference.
Step-6 Tap on the great area: In the final step, just click on the grey area or route to change your route. It is the alternative route if you do not want to go by the original route.
Does Google Maps Always Show The Smallest Route?
Most of the time, Google maps shows you the path with the smallest distance only.
In case the smallest route is not easily accessible, then it will now show that to you or recommend that for your journey. Also, you can also see the traffic on a particular road with Google maps at that time and you can then easily avoid that route to save time.
How Does Google Maps Represent different traffic jams?
Google maps represent different traffic jams with different colour codes as follows:
It shows Blue colour route when there is no traffic jam
It shows a yellow colour route when there is a very light traffic jam on that road.
It shows red colour when there is a very heavy and time-consuming traffic jam.
You can always avoid jam-packed roads with this feature.