• General
  • Getting started
    • How do I add a favourite address as a Live Tile on my start screen in HERE Drive?

      Favourite addresses aren't automatically saved as Live Tiles. To choose which favourites appear on your start screen:

      • Go to your Favourites.
      • Tap and hold the place and select pin to start
    • How does HERE Drive switch between day and night mode?

      Night mode switches on around the time the sun sets at your location and day mode switches on around sunrise. Also, night mode will be switched on if you drive into a tunnel.

      If you want to disable the automatic mode switching, you can force the map to be in day or night mode in Settings > Map options > Colours.

    • Can I use HERE Drive without a data connection?

      Yes. To use HERE Drive offline, tap the Internet connection tile or select Settings > Connection. You can then toggle between offline and online.

      Search results might be limited in offline mode. To be able to navigate offline, you need to download a map to your phone.

  • Navigation
  • Downloading maps
    • Why can't HERE Drive find my location?

      Check that HERE Drive and your phone can use your location:

      In HERE Drive:

      • Tap Settings > Location and turn it on.

      In your phone settings:

      • Tap location and turn location services on.

      Other things to consider: GPS:

      • If you're indoors, go outdoors to get a better signal.
      • If you're outdoors, move to a more open space.
      • If the weather's bad, or you're behind a UV-protected or heated windscreen, signal strength may also be affected.
      • Make sure you're connected to the internet.


      Wi-Fi can help find your location when GPS isn't available. Be sure to turn on Wi-Fi in Settings > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi networking.


      If neither GPS nor Wi-Fi can find your location, your cellular network can be used to help find you. Be sure you have a working SIM card in your phone and are connected to your cellular network.

    • How can I stop HERE Drive on Windows Phone from using my location?

      You can stop HERE Drive from finding your current location by tapping on Settings > Location.

      Note that to use the navigation in HERE Drive, location settings must be switched on.

    • Can I download maps and a voice for navigation for HERE Drive using a cellular connection?

      You can download small country maps also over your cellular connection, but for larger maps, you need to use Wi-Fi.

      If there's no map downloaded for your current location, it will be streamed over your cellular connection as needed.

      The navigation voice can be downloaded either over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection.

  • Speed limit warnings
    • Why is there sometimes no speed limit shown in HERE Drive?

      Speed limit info is provided for most larger roads, but on smaller streets, it may not be available.

    • How does HERE Drive tell me if I'm driving too fast?

      HERE Drive has a speed limit warning feature. If you exceed a certain speed, which you can set, a visual warning is shown and an alarm is sounded.

      The speed limit warning settings can be found in Settings > Speed limit:

      • Select Warning on to turn on the visual speed limit warning.
      • Select Play audio alert if you want to hear the alarm tone as well.
      • To set by how much you can exceed the limit before being warned, drag the Tell me if my speed exceeds the limit by slider. You can set separate limits for different speeds.
    • Does HERE Drive give speed limit warnings?

      Yes. HERE Drive can warn you if you exceed the speed limit.

      If you exceed a certain maximum, speed, which you can specify, a visual warning is shown, and an alarm is sounded.

      The speed limit settings can be found in Settings > Speed limit.

    • Why does my phone sometimes beep when I'm using HERE Drive?

      If the speed limit warning is turned on, you'll hear an alert tone when exceeding the speed limit. In HERE Drive, tap Settings > Speed limit and adjust the speed limit warning settings in your Windows Phone.

  • Voice guidance
  • My Commute
    • Where does My Commute in HERE Drive get traffic info?

      Traffic info comes from many sources:

      Incident reports:'Incidents' can be anything from jams on motorways to planned roadworks. The reports often come from local authorities, such as the police or a traffic management agency.

      Traffic sensors: Many metropolitan areas have traffic flow sensors that measure the current average speeds on motorways and major roads.

      People like you: Incident reports are timely, but sensors focus mainly on major motorways. So we also rely on the wisdom of local people to help us get a picture of the traffic situation throughout the city. People who use HERE Drive or HERE Drive+ can also help by providing anonymous info about their current travel speed.

      Historic info: If sensors aren't giving us enough info, we can make relatively good assumptions about current traffic speeds based on historic info. Many city streets have very regular patterns, such as a traffic jam most mornings and fast-flowing traffic at night.

      Modelling: In many cases, it's possible to infer the overall traffic situation from partial info. If there's a heavy jam on a major road, for example, the adjoining side roads are probably also crowded.

    • Is My Commute traffic information always up-to-date in HERE Drive?

      In the HERE Drive application the traffic data is the most recent. However, in the Drive tile the refresh rate is controlled by the Windows Phone operating system and the traffic information on the tile may be out of date. By clicking the tile and launching HERE Drive, the Commute overview page is shown and the traffic data is immediately refreshed on the screen.

    • Do I have to be online to use HERE Drive's My Commute feature?

      Yes, My Commute requires a data connection to get traffic info and also requires a valid SIM card to be inserted into your device.

      Using services or downloading content may cause transfer of large amounts of data, which may result in data traffic costs. To avoid data traffic costs, consider getting a data plan from your network service provider.

    • Why are my commutes in HERE Drive saved to my HERE account?

      Your commutes are saved so that if you need to reset your phone, or you get a new phone with Windows Phone 8, you can restore your commute info.

      If you don't want to save your commutes to the cloud, in HERE Drive, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, tap Settings > My Commute, and switch Store in cloud to Off.

    • I don't want HERE Drive to sync my commutes with my HERE account. What can I do?

      In HERE Drive, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, tap Settings> My Commute, and switch Store in cloud to Off. Note that if you don't save your commutes to your HERE account, you can't restore your commutes if you reset your phone, or get a new Windows Phone 8 device.

    • Can I switch off My Commute recording in HERE Drive?

      You can switch off the My Commute feature by selecting Settings > My Commute and switch the slider to Off. By doing this, the recording will be stopped but you will also not get the benefit from the My Commute feature.

    • Why does the HERE Drive tile show My Commute information only at certain times?

      Commutes are shown based on the time window and your current location. The commutes are pushed to the tile only when the location and time are appropriate. E.g. if you are at home, you will not get those commutes pushed which normally start from work.

    • What happens with HERE Drive My Commute feature if the time and timezone are not correct in my phone?

      If the time or timezone is not correct, My Commute may start calculating your commute data too early or too late. To be sure that the commute data in the live tile is shown at right times, check that the time settings in your phone are correct.

    • Can I delete the alternative routes in My Commute in HERE Drive?

      No, but you can replace an older alternative route by driving a new route to the same destination. My Commute always shows the last three routes you've driven.

    • How can I delete a destination from My Commutes in HERE Drive or HERE Drive+?

      In HERE Drive or HERE Drive+, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and tap My Commute.

      To remove a destination, swipe left or right until you reach all commutes. Tap and hold the destination you wish to delete and select delete.

    • How do I add new commutes and more routes to My Commute in HERE Drive or HERE Drive+?

      To add a new commute to My Commute:

      • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen
      • Tap ** My Commutes**
      • Swipe left or right until you reach the ** all commutes** page.
      • Tap on new commute

      A new commute is also automatically added if you drive from the same starting point to the same destination two times while HERE Drive is running (even in the background).

      To add a new route to your commutes, just drive the route at least once. If you've driven along more than 3 different routes from the same starting point to the same destination, My Commute shows the last three routes you took. My Commute then works out the driving times for each route and shows you the best one.

    • Why do I sometimes get commutes automatically added in My Commutes list?

      A new commute is automatically added if you drive from the same starting point to the same destination two times while HERE Drive is running (even in the background). If you don't want to keep the commute, you can delete it by tapping on it and selecting delete.

    • In which countries is HERE Drive's My Commute feature available?

      The My Commute feature is currently available in the countries below:

      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Denmark
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • India
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Luxembourg
      • Mexico
      • Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Russia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • UK
      • Ukraine
      • United States

      More countries are added later as over-the-air updates.

  • Favourite places
    • How do I add a destination to my list of favourites in HERE Drive?

      To search for the place you want to drive to, use Set destination. If you've used HERE Drive before, you can also choose a place from your Recent destinations list.

      To save a destination as a favourite, tap the blue map pointer icon to the left of the address, and the star icon with the '+'. Don't tap the address itself: if you do, HERE Drive starts finding a route to the place.

    • How can I edit my favourites in HERE Drive?

      In your Favourites, long tap on an item you want to edit or delete. The edit menu will appear under the item.

      If you've synced your favourites with here.com, you can also edit your favourites there.

    • Can I back up or sync my favourites in HERE Drive?

      Yes, your favourites in HERE Drive can be easily synced with here.com. Just go to Favourites and tap the sync icon.