Do you often have trouble remembering where you parked your car? Losing track of it can be easy if you’ve parked in a crowded lot. But don’t worry, with the right smartphone app, you can mark where you parked and quickly locate it again.
Google Maps and Apple Maps allow you to record the location of your car, while several third-party apps can also help you track it down. Let’s check out all your options.
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Android users can also enter notes with more details about your location and even set a specific number of hours and/or minutes that you wish to park, which can be helpful if you’re parked at a meter. You can also tap Share if you want to share your location with someone else or just send it to yourself.
Now, when it’s time to return to your parked car, you have the location marked on the map. Just tap the pin and choose Directions and Start for step-by-step directions to your car.
Before you can use
Scroll to the bottom of the Location Services screen, select System Services and then tap Significant Locations. You may be asked for your passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID. Then turn on the switch next to Significant Locations. Next, go to Settings > Maps and turn on the Show Parked Location switch.
Now, when you drive somewhere, you can track your car’s location once parked. Your iPhone will do this automatically if you have it connected via Bluetooth or CarPlay. When you disconnect from the car, your phone should display a notification indicating that Maps has dropped a pin to show where you parked.
If the notification doesn’t appear, you don’t use CarPlay, or your phone isn’t connected through Bluetooth, open Apple Maps and look for the blue Parked Car pin on the map, then tap it. If you don’t see it, type “parked car” in the search field, and the car’s location should appear.
Tap the Edit Location button to see an image of your car’s surrounding area. You can also create a note with more details and tap the Add Photo button to snap a photo of your car and location.
When you need to find your car, open Apple Maps and tap the Parked Car pin. Select Directions, then tap Go to follow walking directions to your parked car.
Parked Car Locator
Find My Car
A straightforward Android app,
When you’re ready to return to your car, open the app again and tap the Find My Car button. Just follow the direction of the pointer, and the app will steer you to the right spot.
Find My Car with AR Tracker
When you need to find your car, open the app and tap the Back to Location button. You will see the location of your car displayed on the map. If you tap the AR icon, you can see your surroundings as you walk.
Find Your Car with AR
You can also change the display from a conventional map to an augmented reality map that shows your actual surrounding area, so you can see what’s nearby while walking to the car.