OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

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OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

Post by Geecee68 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:06 pm

Hi all,

I downloaded the TET Southern route and did a bit of it today, using the GPX route loaded onto my OS Maps App.

It annoyingly won't self centre, so I was frequently needing to stop and move the map by touching the screen on my phone. I have to think it is supposed to self centre, so I wonder if its a parameter I've missed.

Then the other thing was my screen would switch off, which i think is an Apple parameter that I'll need to check (I see that the Apple Maps app doesn't do it.

Finally I'm thinking I should just get a garmin...any suggestions?

Thanks in advance. If in any chance Slowboy reads this, the CRF got a solid work out today!

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Re: OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

Post by jasext » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:00 am

Not sure what version you have but pressing the little lock button centres the map on mine

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Re: OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

Post by Snaf MKII » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:46 am

You also need "location" services turned on with your phone if you haven't already.

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Re: OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

Post by Chalky723 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:03 am

On my (Android) phone I had to download a separate app to keep the screen on!!

Not sure if there's a setting that I can change now (there have been a couple of updates since then), but it was an annoyance that I couldn't just click a "keep screen on" option in the App.

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Re: OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

Post by Geecee68 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:49 pm

jasext wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:00 am
Not sure what version you have but pressing the little lock button centres the map on mine
I've not seen a lock button on my iphone sceen when I'm using the app. Where abouts is it?

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Re: OS Maps App - How to get the map to self centre?

Post by Geecee68 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:53 pm

jasext wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:00 am
Not sure what version you have but pressing the little lock button centres the map on mine
v2.2.7 btw.

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