Nokia Maps 3.09 - Drive

Learn how to navigate by car.

Drive to your destination


When you need turn-by-turn directions while driving, Drive helps you get to your destination.

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Drive to a destination

Select Set destination and an option.

Start driving without a set destination

Select Just drive. The map follows your location.

Drive to your home

Select Drive home.

When you select Drive home for the first time, you are asked to give your home location.

Change your home location

Select Options icon > Settings > Home Location > Redefine.

Obey all local laws. Always keep your hands free to operate the vehicle while driving. Your first consideration while driving should be road safety.

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Change the voice guidance language for driving

Drive voice guidance language

Voice guidance helps you find your way to a destination, leaving you free to enjoy the journey.

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Select Options icon > Settings > Voice guidance and a language.

Voice guidance may not be available for your language.

Switch voice guidance off

Select Options icon > Settings > Voice guidance > None.

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Change the look of the Drive view

Change the Drive view

Would you like to see a more realistic 3D map, or are you using Drive at night, when it's dark? With the different map modes, you can see the info you need clearly at all times.

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View the map in 3D

Select Options icon > 3D icon. To go back to 2D mode, select the icon again.

To see the map clearly also when it is dark, you can activate night mode.

Activate night mode

Select Options icon > Settings icon > Colors > Night mode.

By default, the map rotates to your driving direction.

Orient the map to north

Select Compass icon. To rotate the map back to your driving direction, select Compass icon again.

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Select your preferred route

Select preferred route

Drive can choose the route that best suits your needs and preferences.

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  1. Select Options icon > Settings icon > Route settings.

  2. Select Route selection > Faster route or Shorter route.

  3. To combine the advantages of both the shorter and the faster routes, select Route selection > Optimized.

You can also choose to allow or avoid using, for example, highways, toll roads, or ferries.

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Get traffic and safety info

Traffic info

Enhance your driving experience with real-time info about traffic events, lane assistance, and speed limit warnings.

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Show traffic events on the map

During drive navigation, select Options icon > Traffic. The events are shown as triangles and lines.

You can set your phone to notify you when you exceed the speed limit.

Get speed limit warnings

  1. Select Options icon > Settings icon > Alerts.

  2. In the Speed limit alert status field, select On.

  3. To set by how much you can go over the speed limit before being warned, select Speed limit < 80 km/h or Speed limit > 80 km/h.

You can set Drive to avoid traffic events, such as traffic jams or roadworks in route planning and guidance. Drive checks the route regularly during navigation, updating the guidance automatically.

Avoid traffic events

Select Options icon > Settings icon > Route settings > Avoid traffic.

The availability of traffic information may vary according to the region and country.

The location of speed cameras may be shown on your route during navigation, if this feature is enabled. Some jurisdictions prohibit or regulate the use of speed camera location data. Nokia is not responsible for the accuracy, or the consequences of using speed camera location data.

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Plan a route

Plan a route

Plan your route in advance before your vacation trip, and add the attractions you want to visit as route points.

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  2. Browse to your starting point on the map, or to search for an address or place, select Search icon.

  3. Select and hold the place, then select Add to route.

  4. To add another route point, select Add new route point.

Tip: Would you rather use your computer to plan a route? Go to the Nokia Maps web service at, plan a route, then copy the route to your phone.

Select walk or drive navigation

Switch Transport mode to Walk or Drive. If you select Walk, one-way streets are regarded as normal streets, and walkways and routes through, for example, parks and shopping centers, can be used.

Change the order or location of the route points

Select a route point and Move or Edit.

You can choose to use a shorter or faster route, or allow or avoid using, for example, highways, toll roads, or ferries.

Select your preferred route

Open the Settings tab, then select the options you want.

The settings are shown either for Walk or Drive mode, depending on the transport mode selected on the Route tab.

View the route on the map

Select Done icon.

Save the route

Select Done icon > Save route.

To view your saved route, in the Maps main view, select Search icon > Favorites icon > Routes.

Navigate to the destination

Select Done icon > Options icon, then select Start driving or Start walking.

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