Google Maps Black Screen Issue - Here's How To Fix It!

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Google Maps Black Screen

Encountering a random Google Maps black screen can be frustrating, especially when relying on it for directions or planning routes. This issue could arise due to Google Chrome extensions or plugins interfering with Maps, hardware acceleration slowing down performances, and other factors.

Luckily, it’s fairly easy to resolve it. Just follow my lead!

How To Fix Google Maps Black Screen Issue

Before trying out anything more ambitious, apply these quick fixes first:

  • Update your browser or Google Maps app.
  • Check your internet connection.
  • Clear cache and cookies.
  • Use a different device or browser.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Google Maps app.

If these didn’t work, proceed with the following solutions. I’ll use a PC for this demonstration.

Disable Browser Extensions or Plugins

Some extensions or plugins can interfere with Google Maps. Here’s how to disable them in Chrome. You should start with the most recently installed ones if the problem just started occurring:

  1. Click the three dots in the upper-right corner.
Tap the 3 dots
  1. Select “Extensions” and then “My extensions“. You’ll see all the available tools.
Google Chrome extensions
  1. Toggle off add-ons that can block content like ad blockers to disable them temporarily. If Google Maps works after disabling them, you can pinpoint the culprit.
Disable buttons

Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration in your browser offloads tasks to your device’s hardware for better performance. However, it can also cause Google Maps not to work correctly. Here’s how to fix it:

  1. Click the three dots on the top right of your screen and tap Settings.
google chrome
  1. Click “System.”
google chrome system
  1. Turn off the “Use graphics acceleration when available” button.
graphics acceleration google chrome

Open Google Maps and check if the problem is resolved.

You can often quickly get the service back up and running by disabling hardware acceleration, checking your internet connection, updating your browser, clearing cache and cookies, or disabling extensions. Enjoy using Google Maps without the black screen issue!

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