How to Use Your Smartphone as a GPS Navigation Device.

A smartphone can be a powerful tool, and with the right apps installed, it can serve as a GPS navigation device. There are a number of navigation apps available for smartphones, many of which are free. Google Maps is a popular option, and it offers features like real-time traffic and public transit information. Waze is another popular navigation app that offers real-time traffic information and route planning. Apple Maps is also an option for iPhone users. Once you've selected a navigation app, you'll need to download it and create an account. Then, you can start planning your route. Enter your starting location and your destination, and the app will generate a route for you. You can typically view a map of the route, as well as estimated time of arrival and step by step directions. When you're ready to start your journey, open the app and follow the on-screen directions. The app will use your phone's GPS signal to track your location and provide turn-by-turn directions. Some apps will also provide voice guidance, so you can keep your hands free while you're driving. If you need to make a change to your route, simply enter a new destination into the app. The app will recalculate the route and provide updated directions. As you're driving, be sure to pay attention to the directions provided by the app. If you take a wrong turn, the app will reroute you automatically. However, if you continue to ignore the app's directions, you may eventually lose GPS signal and the app will be unable to provide turn by turn directions. When you reach your destination, the app will notify you and provide directions on how to reach your final destination, whether it's a specific address or a landmark. A smartphone can be a handy tool for navigation, but it's important to use it safely. If you find yourself distracted by the app, pull over to the side of the road to check the map or enter a new destination. Never use your phone while driving; even hands-free operation can be distracting and dangerous.

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