How to Enable Google Maps Speed Limit

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Driving in an unfamiliar area and not sure how fast you should be going? Google Maps’ speed limit feature shows you the speed limit for the road you are currently driving on so that you can travel safely. Here’s how to enable this convenient feature.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Avoid expensive speeding tickets by making sure you’re following local speed limits.
  • Stay safe and keep other drivers safe when driving in unfamiliar areas.

How to Turn On Google Maps Speed Limit

Wherever you’re traveling, it’s important to stay aware of the speed limit so that you can make sure you’re obeying local traffic laws and staying safe on the road. Luckily, you can see the current speed limit in Google Maps.

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Note: The Speed Limit option is limited to certain regions around the globe. If you're not seeing it in your app, it could mean Google hasn't released it in your region yet. Even if the option shows up for you, make sure to pay attention to road signs; the speed limit listed on Google Maps could be outdated or not take into account temporary changes due to road work.

For more iPhone navigation tips and tricks, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here’s how to enable Google Maps’ speed limit feature:

  1. Open Google Maps.

    Open Google Maps.
  2. Tap your account icon in the upper right corner.

    Tap your account icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap Settings.

    Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Navigation.

    Tap Navigation.
  5. Scroll down, and tap the toggle next to Show speed limits. The toggle should be to the right and colored blue when it is turned on.

    Scroll down, and tap the toggle next to Show speed limits. The toggle should be to the right and colored blue when it is turned on.

Now, whenever you start navigating, you should see speed limits in Google Maps. If you prefer to use Apple Maps, you can also see speed limits there. You can also see speed checks in Apple Maps and Google Maps, so you can be more conscious of your speed. Next, find out how to use Google Maps offline!

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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.