Sick of wandering around in circles trying to remember which street you parked on? Thanks to your smartphone's Google Maps app, the days of looking for familiar trees and buildings are over. What's more, learning how to save your parking spot in Google Maps is so easy, there is no excuse not try this awesome feature next time you hop behind the wheel. The new feature, which rolled out on Tuesday, April 25 for both Android and iOS devices, uses a "combination of GPS, cell towers and known WiFi locations" to determine your parking location, CNN explains. All you have to do is drop a pin, and Maps will automatically log your car's location, taking all the anxiety out of keeping track of where you parked.
Google already has an automatic parking detection tool for Android devices, and Apple has a similar product for iOS users on Apple Maps. But thanks to Google Maps you no longer need a bluetooth hookup to save your location — the new feature allows you to set the location manually for improved accuracy and flexibility. For anyone who has ever feared they lost their car for good, this tool will definitely be a life-saver.
So how do you use the parking spot finder on Google Maps? Follow these quick and easy steps, and you'll never have to waste time searching for your spot again: