How to Fix Google Maps Flickering [Step-by-Step]

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Google Maps Flickering

Google Maps flickering can be so subtle that it’s barely noticeable, or make the app downright unusable.

Whichever the case, I’m here to help you out. Follow along to get rid of this issue in no time:

1. Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration lets your browser delegate certain tasks to your device’s hardware components, potentially improving performance. However, it can sometimes cause flickering or other display issues.

Here’s how to disable it on Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap the three dots on the upper right, and click Settings.
Open Chrome Settings
  1. Click System.
  1. Toggle off the Use graphics acceleration when available switch.
Enable graphic acceleration

Restart Google Maps and check if the flickering is gone.

2. Clear Cache and Cookies

Over time, your browser’s cache and cookies can accumulate and potentially cause issues like flickering on Google Maps. Clearing these might help resolve the issue:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Delete on your keyboard to open the Clear browsing data menu.
  3. Pick All Time and tick Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
  4. Hit Clear data.
Google Maps Clear cache and data

Note: Keep in mind that this will log you out of most websites and platforms.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you fix the Google Maps flickering issue. Which solution worked for you? Share in the comments!

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