Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world. Zoom to your house or anywhere else then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, a collection of guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic, and more. And now, visualize the immersive maps and stories you’ve created with Google Earth on web on your mobile device.
System requirements for Google Earth
Android OS version 4.1 and up
Troubleshoot Earth app
- Make sure that the Earth app is up to date.
- On your Android phone or tablet, open its Settings .
- Tap Apps & Notifications See all apps Earth.
- Tap Force stop.
- Tap Storage Clear data Ok Clear Cache Ok Back .
- Tap Permissions.
- Turn on “Location” and “Storage.”
- Open Google Earth .
Try newer Google Earth features
Discover Timelapse in Google Earth
Take a time-lapse video tour of our world to understand how the planet has changed over time.
You can observe changes from 1984 to the present in:
- Stories that show global changes and explain their causes
- Curated imagery from featured locations around the world
- All your favorite places on the planet
Open Timelapse in Google Earth
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Earth app.
- At the top, tap Voyager .
- Tap Layers Timelapse in Google Earth.
Turn on 3D imagery
3D imagery is shown by default, but you can use the Map Style feature to choose between 2D and 3D modes based on your preference. To switch between 3D and 2D buildings:
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Earth app .
- In the top left, tap Map style .
- Under “Enable on 3D buildings,“ click to turn it “on” or “off” based on your preference. A blue switch indicates that 3D buildings are turned on.
Tip: If 2D mode is activated, it may surface newer imagery in some regions. To get the newest imagery possible, turn on 2D mode. The 2D mode may also improve overall app performance.