4. Detour

Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam or road works and you wanted to drive an alternative way for the next couple of miles? In Navigator there is a way to do that.

Detour is really a little known and well hidden feature!

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Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam or road works and you wanted to drive an alternative way for the next couple of miles? In Navigator there is a way to do that.

Detour is really a little known and well hidden feature!

How to use Detour in mapFactor Navigator 2.1?

  • whilst using the mapFactor GPS Navigation App for navigating, tap and long press the map.
    A dialog with Quick actions, including Detour will pop up.
  • tap Detour
  • select Detour start - i.e. where you want the detour to start
  • select Detour length - i.e. for how long should the detour last.

Navigator will recalculate the route and use the alternative way for navigating.

To cancel it simply longpress the map again and select Cancel detour.

Screenshots of Detour setting

Navigator - Quick actions - Detour Navigator - Detour start Navigator - Detour length Navigator - Detour cancel

How to use Detour in Navigator 2.2

In Navigator 2.2 the detour feature was moved to the new customisable toolbar.

If you wish to use detour during navigation in Navigator 2.2, tap SHOTLY on the map and the new toolbar will appear on the bottom of the screen. Detour is the first button on the left.

Navigator 2.2 - new map customisable toolbar with Detour feature

The rest has stayed the same as in Navigator 2.1.

Watch our video on the new customisable map toolbar of Navigator 2.2 including the Detour function:

For all tips see Support - Did you know?.