MyTrails Home Maps

Can't seem to find Google account on new Xiaomi phone


#1

Just bought a new Xiaomi Mi Max 3 to use MyTrails with 6.9 inch screen.

However, when I try to add my Google account in MT I click on Preferences … Accounts then ‘Google (or Frogsparks)’ but in the next screen it only gives me the option of Frogsparks Account. I should add that using the ‘Connect’ button just leads to the same screen titled “Frogsparks Account”.

Is there a way to force MT to use the Google account? I don’t remember having any difficulty on previous phones.

I also have Gmail running fine and have my Google account added in Settings. I suspect that it is XIaomi’s fault as they insist on me having a “Mi Account” which I’d guess is hiding the Google account somewhere.

I have tried rebooting the phone.

Thanks

Steve


#2

Have you authorized MyTrails to use the Contacts permission? This may be required to connect to your Google account.

You can turn your Google account to a “FrogSparks” account by just connecting to maps.mytrails.app with your Google account and picking a password. Once you’ve done that, you can connect from MyTrails with your email address and this password.


#3

Thank you. Yes I’ve just checked it has Contact permission - good idea though.

I’ll try converting it to a Frogsparks account later today.

Will I have to convert my other devices (a couple of old phones I do keep around for mapping) to the same Frogsparks account?

Thanks


#4

You don’t have to change other devices if they’re able to use your account in “Google” mode.


#5

Thanks, I’ve now got it working fine in Frogsparks mode on the new phone.

Thanks for your help.