Depending on your current location, Google Maps
may set your default unit of measurement to either kilometers or miles. However, if you have a preferred unit of measurement, you can set your default distance unit
in the application with a quick tweak to your settings.
This guide will teach you how to change between miles and kilometers in Google Maps.
Set Distance Unit on Google Maps
Launch Google Maps
, and tap on the Menu
option (three horizontal bars) > Settings
Tap Distance Units
, and make your selection:
Your new settings will take effect immediately.