How to Turn Off Google Maps Popup Navigation

Srivishnu Ramakrishnan

Annoyed by the Google Maps Navigation Popup? Looking for a way to disable Google Maps Floating Navigation Popup? In this guide, we will tell you how to Turn Off Google Maps Popup Navigation on your Android device.

Android Oreo is the latest and sweetest Android version yet. Google unveiled the Android 8.0 Oreo months ago with all its new features. But the adaption rate of the latest version of Android has been abysmal, like every other Android version prior to this. Android 8.0 came with a lot of new and exciting features. Auto-fill API, Notification dots, Notification channels and Picture-in-picture in mode are some of the more notable features. Google Maps in Android Oreo makes use of one among those features, the Picture-in-picture mode, to offer a mini navigation popup which a lot of users find very annoying. In this guide, we will help you turn off Google Maps Navigation Popup.

Turn Off Google Maps Popup Navigation

Android Oreo Picture-in-picture is a really great addition to the Android ecosystem. In many cases, it really makes the life of the user very easy. For example, you could be watching a video on YouTube when you receive a text. You can quickly exit the YouTube app and respond to the text while the video still plays in a minimized floating window.Google-Maps-Navigation-Popup

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Google Maps makes use of the Android Oreo Picture-in-picture mode to offer a better navigation to the users (or at least, Google thinks so). While you have started the navigation, if you had to get out of the app for some reason, the navigation will still be shown in a small popup window. Sounds really nice, right? Well, no for all.

If you are one of the users who’s really annoyed by the Google Maps Floating Navigation Popup, read ahead to know how to turn it off.

Steps to Turn off Google Maps Floating Navigation Popup

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps (or simply Apps & notifications, in some devices).Google-Maps-Popup-Turn-Off
  3. Scroll down and look for Maps and tap on it. Google-Maps-Popup-Turn-Off
  4. Once you are on the App info screen, scroll down and look for Picture-in-picture and tap on it. Google-Maps-Popup-Turn-Off
  5. In the next screen, disable the ‘Allow picture-in-picture‘.Google-Maps-Popup-Turn-Off-Settings
  6. Done!
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There you have it (or not! ;)). The annoying Google Maps floating navigation popup is gone now. This is the easiest way to disable Google Maps navigation popup.

1 thought on “How to Turn Off Google Maps Popup Navigation”

  1. Thank you!
    I’ve searching all over for this setting and other sites were not helping. This map app was going to auto-popup mode on its own without me pressing anything.


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