It should definitely charge while it is on. For vague, in google maps, say “bank of america Novato”, and probably several locations near there will be offered, and click on the one that is correct.
I’ve tried google maps on my Android, the voice activated feature, but often it just doesn’t read what I’m saying very well. It’s hit and miss, for me. It’s a good idea to have more than one GPS. I use a Magellan, as back up, which, on more than one occasion, has saved my butt when the GPS on the Iphone didn’t get it right.
There are a number of GPS solutions, so find the one that suits you. But, for me…
Many times the rider will have the address of the destination already inputted, and than all you do is hit the “navigate” button, and the Iphone’s GPS will take it from there. A nice feature.
But, if they don’t have the address, inputted. And, 0ften they won’t have the exact address, and will give you a street corner or name of a hotel, bar, or restaurant. This is why I have a Magellan GPS on my car’s dashboard ( mainly used as backup to my Uber phone GPS ), which accepts street corners, or names of restaurants, etc. I don’t like using the GPS on my android. My first choice is the GPS on the Uber Iphone, it’s pretty good, actually, and often the customer has it inputted, so I just hit the nav button, and off I go. If you really need an address, of course, you can ask the rider to query their GPS on their phone, and often they will give you the address after doing this. Sometimes they will just let their GPS voice sound, which I discourage, 'cause I much prefer to use my own GPS, and I don’t like recorded voices talking to me, drives me nuts, I just watch the directions on the GPS in silent mode, and often passengers are talking, and I can’t hear the thing anyway. For some reason, my Iphone voice is a Brit, whose accent Ican barely hear and who can’t read the street names in American english, and pronounces every nuance of the addresses, really bizarre, if you ask me. You can mount the Iphone right on your dashboard with the dashboard cradle they provide ( which as a suction cup ). But, in my own case, having driven a cab for five years in san diego, I rarely need directions, anyway, I know where most street corners are, unless they are g0ing into lesser traveled residential areas.