Have you ever encountered a situation where you needed a restroom, but you weren’t sure where the nearest one was? If so, thanks to Google Maps, you won’t be in the same situation again. You can find public toilets with the map, and we’ll show you how.
Search public restrooms on mobile with Google Maps.
On an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use the free Google Maps app to find nearby public toilets. This app shows a list of public toilets and also identifies them on a map.
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To get started, open the Google Maps app on your phone.
In the app, on the right side of the map, tap the “Your Location” option. That way, Maps is focused on your current location.
At the top of the app, tap the “Search here” field.
In the “Search here” field, type “Restrooms near me” and press Enter.
You will see a list of nearby restrooms. To see these restrooms featured on the map, then select “View Map” from the bottom right corner of the app.
All available toilets will be featured on the map. Zoom in to see the restroom in a specific area.
To see more details about the restroom, such as its reviews and distance from you, tap this bathroom in the list or on the map.
And so you make the best use of Google Maps!
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Search public restrooms with the Google Maps website.
On desktop computers like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Google Maps site to find public restrooms.
Get started by opening a web browser on your computer and accessing the Google Maps site. On the site, from the top left corner, select the “Search Google Maps” box.
In the box, type “Public toilet near me” and press Enter.
On the left side of the site, a list of public toilets will appear.
And, on the right side of the site, you’ll see the toilets on the map.
You are ready
Do you use your smartphone in a public toilet? If so, make sure to disinfect it properly to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses.
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