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Google Maps - Transit & Food
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and public transport info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including supermarkets, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest opening hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeaway • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train or ride-share with real-time public transport info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closures • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, shopping centres and stadiums Some features are not available in all countries. Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles.
Unable to navigate on Apple Watch
by miasuksai on 2021/01/21 13:27
It shows that it’s available on Apple Watch, but you'll still have to use your phone to be able to navigate. Otherwise, it won't work without the phone. Please make it available on Apple Watch without having to use the phone.
Google maps
by Tashan Palmer on 2021/01/21 08:38
I love Google maps. It’s 100 time better than Apple maps.
Street view on iPad pro
by ssssh_pls on 2021/01/20 20:26
No!
Service
by nick aaaa on 2021/01/19 20:20
First we have make lot of money by let the app spy through our phone and than it give you small service
Google maps
by nannymiff on 2021/01/19 16:58
Years out of date in my area
,
by # Smartie on 2021/01/18 15:34
...?
Google maps the best
by zciow on 2021/01/17 17:32
Love google maps. Directions are clear and easy to follow. There are so many people that make such valuable contributions/ thanks team google maps and guides. I have tried a few map apps and to be fair google maps is by far the easiest to navigate and the easiest to share!
Street view causes the app to crash
by RiskyJ on 2021/01/16 11:47
Unusable for street view now as the app just crashes
10/10
by justanerd_ on 2021/01/16 10:58
I only got this so that I could search up “Hajime Hinata’s orange juice restaurant” and “Nagito Komeda’a furby farm”,etc.I managed to find this weird and wonderful places so I’d say it was a good app
The best
by unknown2218-xbox on 2021/01/14 00:06
You can download the map the best feature ever
Everyday Searches Found Easyliy
by Andyfishing on 2021/01/13 05:20
One of the most used and underrated Apps going.
Ok
by roblox and dogs amazing on 2021/01/12 17:48
I really like this app and use it a lot, there is just one small problem... it isnt the easiest of apps to use and as me being a child, have no clue about what to do. But overall it is a great app and is very useful if you don’t know where to go :)
M F
by MFIqbal on 2021/01/11 14:55
I always use google maps but sins last month it’s totally useless so much make problem location lost hang a lot issues now I move to apple map it’s good
Maps
by sabo 1 on 2021/01/11 12:36
Top quality google maps
Lovely
by the diopev nf on 2021/01/11 12:03
So good I can’t believe it👍👍👍👍👍😮😮😮😮😮😮❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Won’t reroute me when I miss a turn!!!
by WAScotty on 2021/01/11 11:06
Always loved this app and use it every day for about 6 hours a day, I relay on it to be accurate and fast. But lately all the sudden it won’t reroute me when I’ve missed a turn or decide to keep going a bit. It just keeps going as if I’m still on the blue line even informing me at my destination when I’m miles away. Really annoying, tried everything from reinstalling , updating phone , check mobile data and every single settings page I could find. I’ll be forced to start using iPhone Maps or some other app soon 😩
Yasiin
by Yasiin Zahedi on 2021/01/10 16:42
Zahedi
Please fix train times showing what Trains you can get not just some
by DaveyOl1 on 2021/01/09 12:37
Such as metro and express please go back to showing them in one page as you have to fiddle about with time to view both express and metro in outer London
Box fit
by black country bodysnatcher on 2021/01/08 16:48
Great online shop good time scale on deliver
By far the best maps app
by Svavarorama on 2021/01/06 20:15
This app is years ahead of Apple Maps and it's infinitely more complete.
Useful app
by Dictator1911 on 2021/01/02 23:54
Absolutely essential app to have in your life
Remove Sanskrit word in Tamilnadu regions
by தமிழ் நதி on 2021/01/02 21:30
Use Tamil word ௐ instead of Sanskrit word in TamilNadu regions temples.
Poor service
by RichHannam on 2021/01/02 19:38
My friend went here this evening to order pizza and wanted a drink whilst he waited for take away and was treat like crap and told to stand whilst he waited! Poor service! Pizza was tasty though 🤦🏻‍♀️
I use it all the time
by Jalurian Thassaker on 2021/01/02 09:49
Like all apps, could do with some improvements and added functionality - but I love it and use it daily.
Laggy when precise location is off
by virgindriller69 on 2021/01/02 09:17
If precise location is off, whatever subroutine they must be running in a loop churns away and brings the main thread to update the UI to a near halt, causing a lot of UI lag - as soon as precise location is turned on, every works smoothly again
Why there is no data for weight and dimension restrictions? Not everyone always drive a small car.
by deaend on 2021/01/02 07:37
I am disappointed. You have photographed everything, you should know the traffic restrictions.
Doesn’t work
by KesgraveJ on 2021/01/01 18:24
I haven’t changed any settings, but timeline no longer works, it doesn’t drop pins anymore, pretty useless now Thankyou for your response, but makes no difference
Fantastic hotel and staff
by Hardtoplease1 on 2020/12/31 15:29
Stayed here recently and the hotel is not only stunning, the food outstanding and the staff treat you like family. Would highly recommend for every reason.
Good Better and Excellent Service .....!
by Indra k Gurung on 2020/12/29 15:04
Good ,Better and Excellent Service of this Post Office of Hight street Keep up the Good Work .Thank you for your Service.
Poi, Kenya is in London?
by Baylorcmh on 2020/12/29 12:33
I, like everyone else, have been using google maps for years. It’s the standard go-to map app. But it’s become so automated to refer to local places it’s becoming a little useless for geographic searches. Example, repeated searches for mount Poi in Kenya come up with nil. Actually it is pointing me to PWC in London (pretty sure a mountain is not a blue chip consultancy). Searching for Poi Kenya results in Imperial College, London. Pretty sure it’s not a University. I live in London, so it’s attempt to find something local for me overrides everything, even when I insert the country in question. Fast becoming irrelevant. Gasp... I might have to rely on Apple maps. How far the mighty have fallen!
Miss
by misss na on 2020/12/28 18:08
The route always goes off and gets messed up and which you have to re centre all the time, please sort it out
Mapping help
by Varro ran on 2020/12/27 05:50
Great for getting public transport!!
Google maps
by lillery on 2020/12/25 08:04
Very good app for satnav
Posh butties
by StuartHol on 2020/12/23 16:47
Had a lovely platter of sandwiches/ selection of cheeses & crackers delivered to office gathering. Excellent value! Would highly recommend!
New customer
by Hol51 on 2020/12/22 23:28
So far great service. No getting into debt for using what you haven’t paid for. I love it. Thank you for crediting my account with my referral.
Google maps
by raazish on 2020/12/22 20:57
I drive more then 2/3 thousands miles in week . I wish if google maps add an option abut vehicles height + length + wide. To avoid low bridges and Narrow rods as we drive different different vehicles every day. 😊
Navigation has stopped working
by G.d12 on 2020/12/22 12:57
In the last few weeks Google maps fails to “find a way there” when attempting to travel in central London. As a result I now use Apple maps again.
Very helpful
by shdjirkb on 2020/12/21 16:40
I can’t thank Mark and the Kwick fit lads enough for helping me out super quickly when I got a nail in my tyre. The tyre was unable to be repaired but the lads sorted me out with a new one in record time! Honestly amazing service. Thanks so much!
worst map app
by lexi pip on 2020/12/20 13:27
If you happen to take a wrong turn, the app will not reroute you or guide you in any way on how to get back on the right track. I ended up completely lost in a busy city last night and even when I found a place to pull over to find the right way on the map it would not tell me how to get back on the right track from my location. Completely useless if you really need it for directions in a place you don’t know well.
UI Needs Improvement
by Saturnine42 on 2020/12/19 15:32
Way too much screen clutter obscuring the one thing that you want to see: the map.
Stopped working properly after the apple update
by A77U on 2020/12/19 13:38
I have always relied on this app for my travels. After the new update the app stopped working properly. I get this message that the app has stopped working.
Not working
by maccate on 2020/12/18 22:24
Street view keeps freezing the app
New dentist
by febeebella on 2020/12/18 17:41
Just joined this dentist after 35yrs with my previous dentist and was apprehensive. No need though as I found the whole experience very good. Very friendly and thorough. Would definitely recommend.
London transport not working
by mimi_w_99 on 2020/12/18 09:17
I have used this app for years but the last few months it has been useless!! London transport doesn’t work, and always says it ‘can’t find a way there’ for simple routes. Have moved back over to Apple maps
Do
by iro momo on 2020/12/16 23:37
Nie znajduje wszystkich miejsc.Trzeba to poprawić
Free palestine
by شاكر هاني on 2020/12/16 09:26
Free palestine
Always 5 Stars
by iTopsy on 2020/12/16 08:29
Google will always be my first choice, who wants to pay for navigational subscription when I only travel 10 times in a year. Though there is one annoying thing google map does, ‘Head West to so so lane’ West? Where is west, where is north? Maybe just say turn left or right. Or better still, a little compass on the map indicating North. I have in many occasions turn the wrong way, because I don’t know where north is.
Not accurate
by Mr Pappu Chakar on 2020/12/15 22:16
Some places are hard to find
life saviour
by BapuDeewana on 2020/12/15 21:12
can’t imagine my life without google maps
Was great
by Maciscrap450 on 2020/12/14 18:47
On Mac phone rerouting stopped working?
Nie pokazuje trasy
by korka1206 on 2020/12/14 12:18
Witam, od pewnego czasu cały czas mam problem ze znalezieniem dojazdu. Nie wczytuje w ogóle adresów...
Not working properly
by M tamang on 2020/12/13 19:22
Not working properly . Thank you
Say NO to one touch pin drop!
by banjohair on 2020/12/13 02:20
NO!
ILLEGAL USE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION
by tiejustice on 2020/12/11 17:45
Take warning of anything you use with google. Google makes a lot of money selling your private information to any one willing to pay for it. That is why there company is so rich. And hers how they do it. And why so many people have been hacked thanks to google My company has appeared on there services cool free advertising or is it. Now you check out that company. Now your using faceboonk using there maps Christmas shopping browsing the web. All this information because you use google apps is saved by them. have you ever noticed it takes you to places that you may have looked at in the past? ie you looked for dog bones, next time guess what there’s a website with 15% of dog bones.? Or a email from some company you have never even contacted before. So you have done your Christmas shopping told you nana or mum about this, payed for it and it will be there in 4 weeks. Cool. Now google with all your information sells this to anyone willing to pay for it. So now your mum has been hacked her account is empty all thanks to google. And you Because you used there google maps there web browsers and many other apps they don’t tell you are also google to sell to anyone willing to pay for it. How? Well they know where you live and even have a lovely picture of YOUR house. where you have been every time you use there maps. They know you like hotdogs as you looked it up with there web browser. They know your nan mum so on lives as you sent the delivery there. And you payed how ,,,, using there web browser.. so thanks for giving all your information and to everyone you know to google. Who will sell it to anyone for a price, that’s how they make there money for nothing. So enjoy Christmas knowing google has everything they need to sell to some scum. That knows where you your mum and so on lives. Your phone and even what bank your with. You have given them all the information freely as you clicked I AGREE. Now the fun part I have sent email after email asking google to not show my house my business. As I don’t use there apps that’s what they have. BUT I have to get there app to get them to remove the information through the app but I have to agree to there services to allow them to give my information to anyone willing to pay for it.. So do yourself and everyone a favor. don’t use there apps don’t agree to give your information. And don’t agree to allow them to give all this information to someone that is just going to call your nan saying there’s a problem with the delivery could you give me you bank details as the present will be a nice big fat £0 in there account for Christmas All thanks to google tracking. You did press the bubble saying I agree. Well I don’t agree to anything google or there linked program use. Ps don’t bother with customers service it’s all a game to them. We can fix that just download our app hit agree and join all the others that have been hacked, miss sold, bank cards, phone calls all because you are the stupid person that hit yes I’ll give up my identification and everything. Just to use this app????
Realtor
by abu alnouf on 2020/12/11 15:37
It is providing the traffic in a reverse form. Can you fix?
Usually great currently terrible..
by S13570 on 2020/12/11 11:43
Playing up big time at the moment...
Not working
by Willboy1992 on 2020/12/10 17:49
Can’t find very simple public transport routes in London - I can see others having the same issue. Must be a bug
Intermittent
by mrd01234 on 2020/12/09 17:45
Street view unstable.
Good app
by Brown333 on 2020/12/09 17:15
Can no longer copy an address in full - when you copy you only get the road name or even worse “Dropped pin” as text for pasting. Can we have the full address as before please ? Thanks for restoring the ability to be able to clear all the clutter from the screen and just view the map by tapping twice in a clear space (very useful when browsing traffic levels). Also - thanks for fixing the animation that occurs when you first zoom on a route which was very off putting when driving or quickly checking your route.
Too many problems
by Barnet London on 2020/12/09 13:00
After reading the reviews google maps appears to be very hit and miss . So for the rime being until all those potentially dangerous mis directions and stressed out users start to genuinely feel safe I take a back seat and wait for sensible and reliable solutions .
The public transportation direction is not working properly
by nora.saa on 2020/12/09 00:27
Lately, whenever i want to get directions to go somewhere in London, the public transportation option either doesn't work, and sometimes the walking directions shows unrealistic estimates! It used to be great, what happened Google??!
9 out of 10 google map it’s not working when I want to see which public transport to use
by qzeot on 2020/12/08 12:37
9/10 google map it’s not working when I want to see which public transport to use!! Unbelievable, each time it says not available. Hopefully, I have City Mapper to use
The best maps app
by xi JDuck ix on 2020/12/07 22:44
Google maps is hands down the best navigation app. Apple maps doesn’t even come close!
“Can’t find a way there”
by Colien Spicer on 2020/12/07 13:59
I would usually give Google Maps 5 stars, but recently I’ve been experiencing some very annoying problems! 1. The compass leading me the wrong direction 2. (The most problematic) Not showing me a route for public transport - telling me that it “can’t find a way there” I love Google Maps but could these problems please be resolved! Thanks!
Unstable
by Evelynsong on 2020/12/07 13:43
Directions using public transport is always unstable, constantly gives me the error of “ can’t find a way there” I have to refresh a lot
Ceian Evan W
by ceidog on 2020/12/07 13:24
Very good website
App crashes out after about a minute
by JacobAdams001 on 2020/12/07 08:57
After recent update, app crashes on iPhone Xs Max. Runs for about a minute then quits. Same thing happens on the gmail app. No other apps from other vendors are affected. running iOS 13.5.1
Review
by CMbobila on 2020/12/06 21:31
I say google maps is alright but it still needs upgrades to satisfy for the demand of offline maps where we the consumers don’t need the internet or use or mobile data us to google maps to check on how long the bus comes and to see which stops to get off or check for any work being done on roads. I think that google should make its maps work offline as well as online so that we don’t require the internet or use our phone data but overall the app is alright and fix the lag on the app.
Update
by benhj86 on 2020/12/06 16:55
Need to update the app because my house in maps is the same as it was about 10yrs plus ago no there has been changes to my house since then and it’s now 2020 and still nothing has changed
Last update messed up
by atlvandyguy on 2020/12/06 11:50
Since last update the public transport routing doesn’t work consistently or at all. If I make a car route first then do public transport then it finds something. As I’m in central London there is always a transport route. Please fix this.
Good
by sandras bargains on 2020/12/05 22:36
Shows me the way to go home when I’m tired and a wanna go to bed
Time for an update
by onesandshoe on 2020/12/04 19:12
I use this on a regular basis..great when house hunting..but could do with an update..it must be at least 5 years old.
Still no dark mode??
by Omohat on 2020/12/04 13:57
Overall - love the app but I can't believe that it still doesn't have dark mode even after a year. How is it that such a large development team can't implement such a straightforward feature??
Redirection problem - URL scheme from another app doesn’t work
by TAJ_1990 on 2020/12/04 08:29
MAJOR BLOCKER : with latest update comgooglemaps:// url scheme with destination (lat,long) as an input is not drawing route on map. It gets stuck, searching for path and doesn’t help to start with navigation. Same problem which happened last year and then was fixed in further updates. Now again re-occurring with latest version(5.58) Can you please provide an update with fix ASAP.
Street View
by sorrythisnameistaken on 2020/12/03 22:57
Street View has been broken for ages. Whenever you try and look around it instead navigates wildly and moves you huge amounts of distance.
Fast service, fair price
by Gandysbrook on 2020/12/03 12:35
Excellent garage with true customer service. They looked and my car and diagnosed the problem in minutes Was all booked in and sorted in a morning Great service Very reasonable price Will definitely use again Thank you
All right
by mikeborozdin on 2020/12/03 07:25
Nice
Unable to hide the menus or search
by foodbar1965 on 2020/12/03 00:56
Since a recent update, I can’t tap the screen to hide the top and bottom menus or the search option etc. It now drops a pin that I don’t want. Very very annoying on a phone screen where space is at a premium already.
Where has full screen map gone
by jurassichound on 2020/12/02 17:49
Never had an issue with google maps, it’s always been my favourite app but the latest update seems to have removed full screen maps, now it’s got the search bar and other stuff on the screen all the time and tapping on an empty area on the screen drops a pin, come on google sort your game out.
Good for cars, crap for bicycles
by Cico cico cico 321 on 2020/12/02 17:25
Great for driving, gets me out of a pickle most of the time but can put me on some tight roads when it puts you on a diversion which can be a challenge in itself. Useless for cycling, my bike is a road bike with skinny tyres, and google wants to send me down muddy tracks. Would of expected google maps to have sorted that issue
Absolutely trash
by fifa19addict on 2020/12/02 17:24
👥👥👥👥
UI screwed up again
by KeenGamer on 2020/12/02 12:13
No longer possible to dismiss all the screen furniture and just view the map. A single tap drops a pin.
Bugged
by Rvallant on 2020/12/01 11:58
Keeps giving audio directions in feet despite being set to metres. Bug started back in august and support is useless.
The new version is pure garbage it’s triggering your camera each time you are looking at the map....
by Davihi on 2020/11/29 10:48
The new version is pure garbage it’s triggering your camera each time you are looking at the map....
Only gives first direction instruction
by jacklabrador on 2020/11/26 18:41
Really disappointed only gives first direction instruction then doesn’t say any other instructions.
Great app
by Carolina Seredenco on 2020/11/26 03:51
Very accurate and useful app, incredible on pickling up places while walking and driving by. 👍
No speedo on apple version
by Jojo me m on 2020/11/24 16:56
Very annoying that there is no speedometer working on the Apple version of this software.
Not always Right
by Carl Morgan on 2020/11/24 08:52
Not always right, when driving to non residential areas quite often the Google maps will be off by quite a lot. Always best to have a backup!
Asdf
by Fdsaasdfiop on 2020/11/23 09:19
Whenever I click anywhere on the map a pin is dropped. Please fix this.
Crap
by DaniUK on 2020/11/22 08:19
Places and stars I spent years marking are gonne.
Yeah
by hakayvwkqi on 2020/11/21 19:44
Pretty cool man nice
Madhu Dharel
by Madhu Dharel on 2020/11/20 18:21
Many thanks to Kathmandu Design-Build Team, Specially to Mr Bhishma Koirala, Mr Bhuban Khatri and entire team for their hard working and professionalisms, With thanks,,, Best wishes,,, KATHMANDU DESIGN AND BUILD, Strongly recommend to everyone
Nissan owner
by xtrail owner on 2020/11/19 18:51
Beats Nissan sat nav easily!
The best all round mapping app
by Chris hevey on 2020/11/19 14:34
I find the quality of the maps to be pretty good, although the colour contrast could be better on my desktop PC. Fine on iOS. Streetview is extremely useful for many things, not least checking out a place before you go there. The biggest thing for me is the richness and quality of the pin data. This is particularly good as a lot of it is crowdsourced from the public who can add new things and edit mistakes. I’ve compared areas I know well with the other mainstream mapping apps like Apple and Bing and google wins hands-down. I’ve had timeline turned on for a few years now and find it really useful and interesting. Perhaps that’s not ideal for people who are paranoid about google knowing where you go though. I personally don’t care. One annoyance is having edits rejected by people or machines who clearly don’t know the area. I know it’s wrong! I live here / was just standing there! It took three attempts to change a car park’s address from “Burger Bar, Church St.....” Madness! The app could do with a field where you can leave a note for the reviewer.
Not good
by leezaghgdvdvdgd on 2020/11/19 12:23
Whenever touch the screen while using Google map it goes away the curser or car.
Maps all wrong
by EmmaF79 on 2020/11/18 10:34
Glitches in the app, driving down the wrong side of the road, and telling me to drive through a field! Deleted until sorted
Morna
by morna bc on 2020/11/17 22:12
Highly recommend a visit fresh local food, excellent service a warm welcome !
It’s pretty good!
by 2010-spaced-oddity on 2020/11/17 17:11
Thank goodness for mobile GPS navigation we used to need maps and they didn’t even update themselves with traffic information let alone busyness! And they cost money. And you had to work out your own route. Don’t know how we all coped!
Add weight limits please !!!!
by Timtgelee on 2020/11/17 14:21
Best navigation app out there. If you add truck weight restrictions it would be perfect!
Currently the best maps app
by lntghll on 2020/02/12 09:48
I use maps primarily in the car as satnav through apple CarPlay. I used apple maps for years because it’s clean, reliable and just generally a very good app. I tried google maps along with a couple of other apps e.g. waze because I wanted some feedback about the traffic around me. Apple maps will advise new routes if there’s traffic but I doesn’t give you much more info, this keeps the app clean but it’s not what I wanted. Google maps has a very simple but game changing feature for me, and that’s the active alternative route information. It will actively show other routes with the estimated time when taking the route, this not only allows me to anticipate traffic and take another route but it’s also enabled me to become more familiar with the areas I drive around regularly. I’ve been using google maps now for over a year, and while there isn’t much difference in terms of functionality compared to Apple maps and waze, it just has some nice extra features which I couldn’t be without. The interface isn’t as nice as apple maps, but the demo icon/arrow when driving and using as satnav is more accurate and the graphic makes it much easier to understand where you are on the road and what exits you need to take, especially welcome on busy UK roundabouts.
Great. But beware the ‘AVOID TOLLS’ option! 😡
by sammy-jenkis on 2018/09/05 12:39
Always rely on Google Maps when we’re in the US, and especially liked the ‘Avoid Tolls’ option when you’re in a rental car and don’t want a hefty admin fee from the agency for going through a cashless toll. However I discovered last week that it’s not reliable - drove from Ohio to Staten Island NY with ‘avoid tolls’ selected, no warnings/pop-ups to say anything to the contrary, only to find ourselves at a $15 bridge toll to get over to Staten Island. Turns out there is no way to avoid a toll on to the island, fair enough, but if that’s the case PLEASE GOOGLE can you give us some notification of this when we select the route? I could easily have gone to an ATM and got the money before we got there if I’d known, but the only mention of the toll is hidden away down in the route description, and the top of it still says ‘avoid tolls’. No warnings whatsoever. So I’m now looking at a hefty fine/admin fee that would have been entirely avoidable if the nav info had been more accurate. Yes I know that all New Yorkers are aware there’s a toll, but it was a last minute trip and I trusted google maps to just avoid the tolls if that’s what was selected, or tell me if it wasn’t possible. For future updates, the difference between cash and cashless tolls would be useful info, so we could avoid cashless tolls, but use cash tolls, as that’s what most people out of state are worried about.
The best all round mapping app
by Chris hevey on 2020/11/19 14:34
I find the quality of the maps to be pretty good, although the colour contrast could be better on my desktop PC. Fine on iOS. Streetview is extremely useful for many things, not least checking out a place before you go there. The biggest thing for me is the richness and quality of the pin data. This is particularly good as a lot of it is crowdsourced from the public who can add new things and edit mistakes. I’ve compared areas I know well with the other mainstream mapping apps like Apple and Bing and google wins hands-down. I’ve had timeline turned on for a few years now and find it really useful and interesting. Perhaps that’s not ideal for people who are paranoid about google knowing where you go though. I personally don’t care. One annoyance is having edits rejected by people or machines who clearly don’t know the area. I know it’s wrong! I live here / was just standing there! It took three attempts to change a car park’s address from “Burger Bar, Church St.....” Madness! The app could do with a field where you can leave a note for the reviewer.
London
by Habakuk88 on 2019/08/20 10:28
Too many mistakes in the navigation system! The application try to lead me into one way roads. Shows me “turn right” many times on places where i am not allowed to turn. Front of the Tower Bridge there are 3(!) mistakes too. For example the cars are not allowed to turn right from the Byward street to the Tower Bridge. I see many tourist every day do this mistake with rented cars because of the google maps and in this cross it is very dangerous maneuver. I do not like the Waze. Slower and looks confuseing compare the google maps. I still want to use this app but you should fix this issues asap because there are many around London. Please update your system more often. This is the most populare navigation system on the word. Please handel this fact with responsibility.
JoJo
by Tabitha Vixen on 2019/01/27 16:57
After reading some of the reviews I feel compelled to also to write about my experiences with Google Maps. I am currently working as a delivery driver and completely rely on Google Maps specifically for areas that I am not familiar with or have never been before. Most of the time I can be navigated right to the front door of my sat nav journey but the biggest majority of the time Google Maps Satellite navigation system takes me in the exact opposite direction of where I want to go , it also has really big difficulties in connecting to its source and I find that I’m either being told to turn either ahead of actual turning point too soon or too late and then have to perform a complicated u turn on a really busy road , Google Maps is also very very guilty of taking you a longer route to the desired destination , and Google Maps always has me turning up and down streets on to roads of on coming traffic as it’s clueless to any of the one way systems in GLASGOW’s city Centers . I fell that Google Maps Satellite Navigation free app is not being updated or monitored enough and it’s just a matter of time before seriously injuring someone or killing them as road traffic is dangerous enough without an inaccurate liability thrown in to the mix of Glasgow towns busy road systems.
Worst navigation ever
by Xenia1125 on 2018/11/19 06:52
Not just that it doesn’t show all the bigger routes that can be useable but don’t shows alternatives when you find yourself in front of a road close. Stopped at a petrol station, and after it’s just changed the way and instead to take me home after a 200 miles drive it took me around the town from the other side of the city. Also why the hell does the map starts to rolling around at a junction of the motorway, out of the town, on a difficult road just because the blue line that shows where you have to go crossing itself, so you are not jus unable to see the route properly but also have to improvise until it starts to work again and it gives you 10 minutes extra to your travel time. Getting frozen and turns around just without any reason and shows you going to the wrong way When you have to leave from a crossroads it’s freeze and not telling to turn to the right or to the left, but obviously you can’t wait until it’s fixed because cars behind you, so you turn into a road and than you will se that’s the wrong way so have to drive again extra time When you need to move from a destination to another that’s actually like 200 yard behind you in a different street, this app not going to offer you to turn around but gonna drive you all around and drop you nearly where you just have been It’s a terrible terrible app and caused me tons of stress while I was driving and I’m not going to use it anymore
Something has gone wrong.
by Tgt1977 on 2018/11/02 17:54
I use google maps on most journeys, even routes I know well as I like to know the ETA. Recently when I tell it to take me home, using my saved locations, its shows my home on the map, I tell it to start guidance and then it picks a random point on the map and starts directing me there. The other day for my 15min drive home it wanted to take me to central London, which is two hours away. Today it got me most of the way home before telling me to take a turning I don’t usually take, I followed it as I assumed it was because of some blockage ahead. By the time I worked out it was taking me to another random point on the map, I had driven for the 20 minutes estimated to get home only for me to discover I had been guided to a town half an hour from home. This is an unacceptable glitch which could be considered dangerous, if panicked drivers try to make alterations whilst driving. Please sort this bug out.
Bugs since update
by Jykl91 on 2019/05/19 19:03
Original review: I was a big fan of Google maps as it was so useful for travelling. However, since the most recent update I've noticed an annoying bug. When you click a business it comes up with reviews from the previous business that you pressed - not the current one. I.e. it does not update. Very annoying - please fix. Update: I have cleared the cache and restarted my phone as suggested. Unfortunately, the problem still persists. When you click on a few locations, all show the same review as the first location that you clicked. In order to see the relevant reviews for the current location you have to close the app but the issue then repeats. Prior to the recent update it used to do the same for photos ie. It would occasionally show the same photos for different businesses when you clicked on 'photos'. However, since the latest update this has been fixed, but the issue now applies to reviews instead.
Gets bus stops wrong and walking paths, otherwise it’s ok
by Kat.Scientist on 2020/01/22 14:45
I have always used google maps but lately I’m finding it to be extremely frustrating. Today I wasted 40 mins of my time going back and fourth because google maps got the bus stop wrong. Bus 425 does not stop at bus stop HA near Homerton hospital (London) by the way. Also it would tell me to leave at a certain time to walk to a bus stop and I would be waiting at the bus stop for the bus to come and then it would say the bus has already been. I look at other people to confirm that I didn’t miss the bus and the bus ends up not coming at all or is 3 mins delayed. Another time google maps provided a route on foot but part of the route was actually to walk through the walls of a building. How is that possible? - I’m not a ghost! The building looked like it had been there sometime. All I can say is, google maps needs to try update things at a quicker rate if possible.
Please add a hgv part to this app🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
by dannyt67 on 2020/02/08 08:34
I love Google maps and would never go to a different navy system. It's clear, quick and very easy to use. It gives you all the info you need to have a safe journey. But, I now have my hgv licence and am looking for a good navigation system to use. One that could take the vehicle details and work out the best routes that avoid, weight limits, height and width restrictions. Green zones and also takes the vehicles speed limit into account. Maybe also tell you how long you have been driving for and when you need to take a break and for how long. Add a little hgv tab where the car, train, bike and walk bits are to open the hgv bit. If you could do this then you would continue to make me a very happy Google maps user
Staff are life savers
by Anita Newton on 2020/06/17 19:49
I am an NHS keyworker and found myself in Newquay today. I had to take my dad for a scan at the hospital. My dad then said I could use his car to drive back to Exeter. As I got in his car to drive back in the rain I found one of the wiper blades was broken. I knew there was a Kwik fit just around the corner. I arrived there and ran in the door only to be told that they had closed at 5pm. Nik Curnow the manager that they would open again in the morning. After explaining my dilemma and informed him that I needed to get back to Exeter for work. Nik then said he would fit a new wiper blade. Nik and and whole team are real life savers and I am eternally grateful and appreciate the fact that they did not have to help but still did it anyway. Thank you so much guys
Are they experimenting for lemming behaviour??
by Maria S1 on 2019/12/14 15:00
I often use google maps to find locations and routes. But more and more, I’m finding that it directs me to longer or convoluted routes where, by simply looking at the map, I can find quicker and shorter routes. The best example I can quote: I used it to find a location and the best routes to get there from my, then, current location. It suggested that I walk to a bus stop then take a specific bus. Fair enough. I walked to the bus stop. I then checked the route again from my ‘new current location’. Guess what! It suggested that I walk to the NEXT bus stop on the same route and take the same bus! The SAME bus, as in, not just the same number, the same physical bus with the same schedule!!! I decided to ignore it, took the bus from where I was and that was that. This is one example of many similar incidents, where it is very obvious there’s no sound logic to get you where you wish to go. I genuinely feel there’s something more to their algorithm; like, if we tell people to go in obvious circles, would they do it? Do they follow directions blindly losing all sense of their spatial surroundings? Are people developing a lemming- or sheep-like behaviour? That would certainly make a very interesting study, but I don’t remember signing up to it. It come at costing people time to get places. It’s not harmless. I now tend to ignore most recommendations or inspect them and check for myself before taking google maps’ recommendations.
Disappointed
by A Copper on 2020/10/26 07:54
Bills is one of our favourite breakfast places in Southampton, alongside Santo lounge and Stakks, but yesterday we had a breakfast, that only be described as average, prepared in advance (we had 4 breakfast, 2 garden plate and 2 full English, top 2 on the menu). Service was great, can’t fault it, but food wasn’t. It took less than 10min to come out, which surprised us, given the fact that the place was packed at 11:30am, but once we started eating it made sense it had been prepared in advance. My advice to Bill, if you care to listen, I know the times are hard but don’t change your style, cook it fresh, I’m sure majority of your customers would rather have waited and got a hot plate full of awesomeness rather than what was served to us . At £20 per head we would not rush back. We didn’t complain as we could see that front of house we’re doing an amazing job and were rushed off their feet.
Route planning fails
by Liveonelee on 2020/09/16 20:52
I’m a courier and I rely on google maps all the time when going from drop to drop in areas I’m not familiar with, I’ve always raved about it’s reliability up until now, when I’m route mode it often flashes up I’ve arrived when in actual fact I’m miles away from my destination so I tap continue and it tells me I’ve arrived at my next destination which is even further away then it does it again, I’ve had to go back to doing individual stops again as I find I can’t rely on route planning anymore, please google sort this out it’s been going on now for some time, the other issue is CarPlay integration, it’s shocking, from time to time it’ll just crash and shutdown, other times I will stop at a drop, turn off the ignition and when I come back moments later I have to input all my stops AGAIN!! Sort it out google!!!
Something’s gone wrong
by josieandnala on 2019/04/13 16:57
I used to use google maps as I felt it was super reliable but recently some strange things have been happening. Along a guided route it will randomly change your position as though you were half a mile away and subsequently reroute in error. Also, again while in a guided route if you search for an extra stop such as a petrol station, after the results come up it doesn’t let you return to the route guidance regardless of what you press on the screen. You have to close the app and relaunch and re-enter your original destination which is a pain to have to do. Sometimes when you want to search for a new destination the screen freezes on the map and nothing you press works. And lastly at junctions the screen starts to rotate as though it’s disoriented resulting in you being unsure of what exit to take. There are too many glitches google! Please fix as some of your loyal users will start to look for alternative apps that are more reliant like waze!
Google maps default is to change the route when you have set a preference
by slashermct on 2020/02/08 07:45
Decide to go for a ride off highways on my motorcycle. Set preferred route plus avoid highways and start riding. Almost instantly Google maps ‘finds’ a highway route which is shorter or more efficient and puts a prompt to tell me that unless I tell it again it will change my route from a preference I have already set. I have a few seconds to pull over, remove my gloves, get the phone out of it’s holder and tell it not to do that. No time to do all that so it switches route. It’s the same even in the car. I often don’t have time to alter the prompt when I see it because my priority is actually driving. It’s quite simple. If I have set a don’t use highways preference then DON’T USE HIGHWAYS. If I picked a route from alternatives THEN USE THE ROUTE I PICKED! I don’t mind the prompt telling me of traffic changing but if I have made a choice then the default answer should be to do what I told it to do already.
WestGate Kwik Fit to the rescue again!
by school run Granny on 2020/08/14 19:16
As a long term customer of this particular Kwik Fit branch on Westgate Road in Newcastle upon Tyne I have, over the last 17 years, never failed to be impressed by their attitude to customer service and care and their impressive ability to sort out car issues from the serious to the mundane... So, praise where praise is due to all the team who have once again helped me to maintain and repair my Kia Sedona and to keep it - plus my family of Grandchildren and me- safely on the road with a rapid repair and new MOT. I can’t thank them enough and would like to say that in my opinion the 5 stars above are not anywhere near enough! Well done Westgate team, you are all a credit to the Kwik Fit company Kind regards Anita Banks
Status bar disappears
by mapissues123 on 2019/03/19 18:15
This has gone from 5 stars to 3 - and that’s being generous. Here’s why: Whilst using the app once I have started the journey there is the status bar at the bottom of the screen showing the ETA and number of miles remaining etc. If I then touch the map to look ahead and see if there is traffic, or move to a different part of the map, or move the scale in or out, the status bar at the bottom disappears. The only way to get it back is to force close the app and enter the destination in again and start all over. Occasionally it will come back if The journey re-routes or search for something using the search button. But everything disappears including the re-centre button. This has been happening since the last update. I am running and iPhone 6S. I have the latest version of iOS and Google Maps.
Bao Han Restaurant Hoi An Vietnam
by Jimmy and Paula on 2019/11/12 12:54
Earlier this year my wife and I and 2 friends stayed just outside the beautiful historic city of Hoi An for 1 week . Close to our hotel , north of the town we stumbled apon the Bao Han whilst going for an evening walk . The restaurant is small but the owners and staff could not have been more welcoming . We didn’t know what to order from the extensive menu so Phi the lovely owner and maitre’d helped us chose the best seasonal options . The food was fantastic . The best Vietnamese seafood we had in our whole trip (including some fancy city restaurants in Saigon and Hanoi ) I would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody . We would love to come back and see you again Many thanks for the delicious food Jimmy and Paula London England
Version 4.38
by Foggy headlight on 2017/11/03 12:10
Please remove everything added to this update back to how the previous version was. This new "preview" element is the most useless thing ever. I don't want to "preview" I want to "Go". You are not able to use multi stop function any longer, only in preview mode which is terrible. The screen times out alongside iPhone screensaver rather than being on all the time whilst in the app like previously. The map has stopped automatically moving when your own gps point has moved and you have to manually move yourself (very dangerous if you're driving). It is hard to get it out of compass direction and to follow your own direction automatically. It has removed the ability to see arrival time has been removed, the distance and time to destination doesn't show in preview mode, the distance countdown to the next turn etc has been removed. I would like to navigate to multiple points, not preview them. Please change this!
Not as good as it was in earlier versions
by Bridster45 on 2020/05/12 06:42
The app is not really that bad. With a good data connection, there are few issues with the overall operation of the app. The current issues are quite minor but noticeable. Firstly, which may be due to the increasing presence of roadworks and road closures, the app takes some very interesting detours which are not direct by any means, and often are pointless as the roads have reopened hours beforehand! The second thing I’ve noticed, is at the top of the iPhone where the time, battery and cellular signal strength are shown quite often revert to black, which makes them almost impossible to see. They would be a lot better to be displayed in contrasting white all the time to remain visible. If these issues are rectified, the app will regain at least an additional star.
Maps good, UI a mess
by OrsonX on 2020/09/26 09:49
The maps are brilliant and it’s great the green places are now once again green, and not washed out gray. BUT the app itself is a mess! Every time I use it the interface is different. Today I am swiping like a maniac from the side to access the hidden menu, nope, the menu is now hidden in a completely new unintuitive way! I wanted to d/l an offline map, finally figured it out. Then I wanted to delete old offline maps, nope, nowhere to be found (well actually I did find some “saved maps”, but my newly downloaded map wasn’t there and I couldn’t delete what was there). I also looked for Settings, where user info (& the cache) used to be. Can’t find that. The app has too many overlays and context specific menus, I don’t need to know the temperature or a review of the crossroads I’m standing at.
Google maps running behind other navigation maps
by Optional1379 on 2019/01/27 00:14
After all these years still no speed limit, also you need to ad more alternative route options so the driver can choose between rounds and not have the only route option by google, this used to be better with previous versions and I find it’s just got worse with updates, Google’s route option not always the best option. Also another thing to note is when music is playing google will mute the music completely for directions instead of heaving the option to just fade it like TomTom navigation which allows you to set the voice instructions as a percentage of the music volume, doesn’t need to be completely muted it’s just annoying. Common google sort it out, common sense here. For this reason you get 3* from me.
Problems with car play.
by Juneyse on 2018/10/07 09:38
Hi google. Hope you see this. Got a few problems with google maps on car play. When I’m navigating using google maps, if I get a txt come through my car play will read the txt and then the screen goes back to google maps....but the navigation has stopped. I have to come out of maps and then back in, then suddenly the nav is working again. Also, if I use Siri to do something...let’s say set a reminder for myself. If I’m using google maps, after using Siri, it goes back to google maps (where nav has stopped again!)then goes back to the home screen. I then have to start the nav all over again. This is just two things, my friends are having same issues plus other issues. I know google maps is new to car play, so hopefully things will get sorted soon.
Weird stuff creeping in
by Charlie merrell on 2018/07/06 18:06
I used to rely 100% on Google Maps but recently it seems to have become far less reliable. I’ve just been on a journey where I selected the optional route and pressed start and ended up on the default route anyway. Last week, the app took me off the motorway (leave at exit xyz) routed me next to the motorway (that was flowing freely) for 3 or 4 miles then put me back on. It then only flagged my junction when I was level with it so I missed it, then the alternative route that it said had a 4 minute delay, added 30 minutes to my journey despite me only being 3 minutes from the hold-up. My kids have started to make the same comments. Has something changed? Or has Apple done something now that they are finally trying to develop a decent map? I might be trying other apps anywayz
Why can’t Google maps get my address PIN on the map correct?
by percylongprong on 2018/05/17 04:56
Google maps cannot even place my address so any directions are wrong. I have asked them for years and they show a photo of a block of flats an d say this is my house!!! They insist my house position is 741 London Road. There is no such number (I believe as this was demolished years ago) and this land in Brambleside corner of Hammersley road is now Latter Day Saints church!!! Every now and then for 30+ years I have told them. The google map car came down Brambleside Cul de Sac and took photos of Broderick House, a block of flats like the other 6 Blocks all with numbers 1 to 6 on the name plate and made that my house. Visitors that come to see me I have to give the postcode of HP11 1LE which is a block of flats. Come on Google I will be dead soon Speak to me via email/phone and ask where you are going wrong..I want to give a minus one star but YOU have already placed a ONE star which I cannot remove.. Ed Bevan
Lexus Cardiff
by guvver on 2020/05/19 05:06
What an awesome company, they’ve looked after my Lexus since I purchased it in 2012, it runs as sweet as a nut. I’m impressed every time I visit there, the welcome, the superb attentiveness, and the overall experience of knowing your car is receiving the ultimate in health checks, you even have a video of the servicing. Wow, it makes one feel safe. Yesterday Dave Short looked after me, he made everything easy and smooth, as I’m 73yrs little things are important, the place was spotless and proper distancing was in place, all went seamlessly, so thank you Dave, you’re a star ! I’ll be back for my next service, by the way I fell in love with that gorgeous new Lexus...... I’ll be back when I win the lottery. Xx
One of the most useful apps you can download. But ugly app icon...
by RyanNappi on 2019/01/27 22:24
I use this app every single day. Not just for navigation but for finding local services, planning trips in advance, finding hotels and restaurants, Reading reviews, writing reviews and the list goes on. Google Maps is in that small group of apps that are irreplaceable and truly make our lives easier. The only thing I’d change is the app icon itself. Google’s other app icons are so simple and clean. I know Maps is a whole business unit in itself and is a very big deal within Google... but the red pin on a white background would be a confident and understated way to design the icon.
Penalty charge
by zingo UK on 2018/12/04 16:10
Dear google map I love your app it’s very useful and has helped me almost every day however I have just received a penalty charge for £60 from Manchester City council because I was driving in Manchester City centre as I needed to pick up my Girlfriend from national express bus station on Portland street as I was following the directions from your map not knowing that it’s only for buses not cars , could please update places like that or use a different route for car drivers like me on places like these to avoid the penalty charges , I would like to thank you in advance if you could do that so we do not have to go through the same problem again as I was directed to go through that route .
Good
by Tiny poppy11111111111 on 2019/11/11 12:08
I really love this app for walking, its clear and it’s features enable you to find the direction by using the camera. I’m this respect it’s so much better than apple maps as it’s not confusing in the slightest. Additionally, the estimated time arrival is very accurate and the directions for other public transport is great. However, for drivers this app is absolutely not worth it. You can’t beat apple maps. It doesn’t follow the car and you have to continuously scroll to keep up with the directions which is dangerous when driving. Also, it doesn’t keep centred, sometimes it will be upside down, which makes it so confusing. Every time I’ve used it when I’m driving I have had to pull over and change to apple maps.
No street view?
by rocket soup on 2019/08/20 13:21
Where has street view gone? I can’t get street view anymore when I click on a road, I can only get it by clicking on a location like a restaurant and go from there but that’s not very useful because if I travel to far down the road in street view the screen goes black or is pixelated so you can’t see anything. I guess this is a bug but I would expect an update the same or next day to fix this considering google is 1 of the biggest companies in the world with millions of users daily using google maps. It’s now been a week or more and still no fix. Cmon google
Bug in the system?
by bigdaddi67 on 2017/12/23 09:06
Never ever had a problem till last night. Map kept telling me to go off the main road and choose a parallel road and every time, it ended up as a dead end? It was late at night and foggy so couldn’t see the dead ends till I drove a little. One route even wanted me to drive through, not around, a public park! I was met with a closed gate given the late hour! Not sure why this happened as you’ve always been reliable but when I used another 3rd party map service, the ETA dropped by almost 10 mins for a 4 mile journey. I can imagine it was the ‘short cuts’ it was suggesting but none planned out. One even suggested driving down an alleyway behind a row of houses. I know you collect data from Maps as I can see a lot of info is recorded in the background. If you need more of my details to investigate the route I took yesterday, happy to provide if that helps.
Simply the best and most up to date map
by m1tchec on 2019/06/08 21:21
Got to say I'm always sceptical of the big players and their apps but this is simply the next app for directions out there! The maps are up to date and stay on even when 3G coverage is intermittent. If there is one thing missing it's speed limits for the road you're on. Apart from that this is so much better than any paid app and compared to waze it stays on the route and gives so many options as you drive for other routes. Still waiting for the map to show speed and speed limits. Waze has it so do many others. Come on Google please add this feature
PLEASE get rid of “explore local area”
by Antarctica71 on 2019/03/23 12:47
Great app, but one thing about it really annoys me, and it pops up every time I open the app. I normally open it in a hurry to check traffic to wherever I’m going, and straightaway “explore (local area)” pops up. I have to close it to have the full map view without it. I appreciate that some people may like it and use it a lot, but other people hate it. Could we not have a choice of whether to turn this feature on or off? If I want to explore the local area I will search specifically for this, but it is rarely the case for me as mostly I just want to go to a particular place and want to check directions for that. I don’t want it popping up wasting my time whenever I open the app. PLEASE can you fix this? Thank you.
Angers me
by Catherine bae on 2020/06/24 00:06
Look, this app is good, I can’t lie. However I always delete it when I have no storage left in my phone. So, picture this. You’re on a road trip with your friends, you want to get to a location. You simply go to your safari, type in google maps & type in the location you want to get to. It then suggests you get the app. You try to download it but you feel the pressure and build up of the slow, agonising wait for the app to download while in the back of your mind, you’re thinking ‘This is going to inhale all of my data’. Not only that, it takes AGES for the app to actually download. That’s all I have to say about it. Just let me do my thing on the inter-webs google maps :/
Motorbike mode?
by Dextergregor on 2020/08/12 07:43
Still one of, if not the best, navigation app out there. I have one suggestion for improvements though. I’m a motorcyclist and often have my phone mounted on the handlebar for navigation. However, the always lit up phone screen can often be a distraction as it attracts the eye more often than is required (i.e. I only need to glance at the screen when approaching junctions or roundabouts). What I suggest is to introduce a “motorcyclist mode” where the screen lock is active to reduce rider distraction. However as the vehicle approaches a junction, highway exit, roundabout etc, a simple full screen pictorial direction shows up. The screen would then revert to its locked mode afterwards. This would improve rider attention and therefore safety. It would also have the added benefit of conserving battery power. I know motorcyclists are probably a small demographic compared to the total population of google maps users, but I suspect even drivers would appreciate such a functionality.
No traffic updates
by CB28015 on 2020/07/16 13:42
I have used Google Maps for a number of years in the UK and most of the time it is okay. However recently it has not updated me about significant route impacts. One time I looked for directions from St Albans to Oxford. Unfortunately the M40 was closed between to junctions I needed. Not only did it pick a bad route (M40 was closed before I left St Albans), it did not notify me during the journey and also failed to redirect me when I had to exit the M40 and kept telling me to go back to the closed section. This has happened more than once. Will be switching to an app where these road updates do happen as it’s frustrating being late for work/events which could have easily been avoided by earlier notification.
Fantastic company
by M Watford on 2020/10/16 19:31
We just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our garden and wanted to say thank you. The team of lads we had working on it were superb with a first class attitude. They had some rain to contend with but were always on time, friendly, organised, enthusiastic and ensuring we were happy with everything they were doing at every stage. Danny is an excellent team leader and was always happy to answer any questions we raised. Danny and the team are an absolute credit to your company, and we will highly recommend your services to friends and family. Thanks again.
What’s with the janky frame rate?
by Christopher Stott on 2019/04/15 06:19
Horrible to use, scrolling and zooming is so choppy, slow and laggy that I’m just going back to apple maps until this is fixed. Don’t know about other issues reported as I didn’t get that far, I just can’t use an app with such a laggy interface. Update: I tried the fix provided in Google’s response to my review. It helped, and the app is usable again, but it’s still not smooth. The frame rate is still poor compared to apple maps (and compared to every other app I use) and it creates an uncomfortable jittery effect when scrolling. I’m pretty sure that back when the iPhone maps app used google data is was fine, and I have an iPhone XS so processing power definitely isn't an issue.
So good.
by Paul75 on 2019/03/09 17:56
Came here from TomTom, after being with them since 2003, only came over because of TT’s recent changes a few years ago, they’ve gone backwards, surely doomed, Google maps has everything, including free traffic updates, which are near perfect, even in quiet roads, where they’d get less mobile phone info, also love the Google Earth view, which I’ve used throughout France, with loss of maps, always had G. Earth view, very useful, also being google, very easy to find shops, petrol stations, places to eat, or even the smallest of businesses. So pleased with this, works well on my Samsung too.
Great app as always, but....
by Pr1te5h on 2019/05/02 21:23
Google has always been king of maps. Much better than Apple maps. Lots of awesome features added over the years, and more recently the addition of 'location sharing'...similar to find my friends. However, this location sharing has a few bugs they need to iron out... 1. It takes AGES to locate someone. Much longer than find my friends. 2. When I force it to refresh the location status of someone, it basically does nothing. 3. It seems it is unable to locate anyone if that other person is using their devices GPS for their own needs (I tried to track my wife's progress as she drove through France last month, and it only seemed to update whilst she had stopped at services...when she was actually driving and using google maps for navigation, it never updated...I had to use fiend my friends instead to see where she was). I'm so pleased google have added this feature as I would prefer to use google vw find my friends...but I need the above bugs to be fixed before I can fully rely on it.
Location Accuracy not working anymore
by deesto on 2019/10/29 08:53
Since your last two software updates, the accuracy in London is terrible on an iPhone XR and XS for some reason. It seems fine on the country side. But in London It’s never quite triangulated with the GPS signals or the motion sensor enough, so google maps is always half lost. As a driver I am Not noticing this issue with Waze nor Uber maps, for example (so I know it’s not my phone, and have compared the issue with a brand new phone from a friend’s). This was a brilliant app before. Please fix it! I also noticed the speed cameras were gone and the maps showing half the roads at some point, just like other users mentioned. I think this may have now been fixed though, perhaps. But the app has definitely become buggy and if I could, I would reverse both of the last two updates.
Can’t live without it
by skydog2323 on 2019/03/25 21:39
Been great using google maps over the years. I find the timeline very valuable when doing timesheets and reviewing past journeys. Just like a personal tracker you know where you were on what day and time. The latest version doesn’t seem to log departure and arrival time first thing in the morning and arriving back home dispute Consciously entering postcodes before staring off and maps displaying the journeys finished ??? I am just about to update to the latest release to see if it helps, but still the best navigation app available in my opinion. Keep up the good work.
Could be 5 Stars!
by Cav00001 on 2019/12/05 23:33
I travel frequently and have used a variety of different apps and websites to help me. Google is by far the best when it comes to public transport and walking. When it comes to driving however it is not quite there. Firstly there is no speedometer in the iPhone version of the app. Waze has this feature and it makes it so much easier when driving in a new place. Secondly I have come across an issue where on the odd journey the screen will have one set of instructions and the voice instructions tells you something completely different. For this reason I have given it 2 stars. With the speedometer and the occasional wrong voice instructions issue fixed this would be 5 stars and the go to app for all my travelling.
Good. Not as good as before.
by Updcreative on 2020/01/15 07:32
Traffic data has been a bit glitchy recently - even with a strong 4G signal. Tried refreshing a few times and resorted to using my ‘awful’ Volvo navigation / Apple Maps. Worst pint however, has to be losing the functionality for adding labels - specifically Home and Work. Every time I travel back home or to work, I used to click on the lane and use GMaps for traffic etc - however now it’s lost the labels, I have to manually enter the postcodes - such a faff, most days I don’t bother now. Please fix this. I’m sure it’s apples stupid IOS update that broke it, but it’s core to the UX of GMaps and all the forums are full of complaints.
No streetview? The Palestine issue
by StarGenerator on 2020/08/04 07:43
Since the last update a couple days ago I think there's a lot of things been going on hasn't it Google but WHY remove streetview?! I use this all the time on Google Maps I am very disappointed because of that update. Make sure that you bring streetview back or everyone in the review will go nuts over it. I gave this a two star review because of this issue and hopefully Google can update the app again and bring streetview back. Remember Israel and Palestine both have different ideologies but more distinctive ones so I would suggest calling it Israel/Palestine for now to avoid backlashes. Palestinians need better representation to the world rather than be discriminated against. Google just man up and understand Palestinian politics not just Israeli politics.
Used to be the best now pants
by thebighotlemon on 2020/03/15 08:43
Title says it all but for clarification Google Maps used to be amazing, like literally the de facto standard in navigation, location and route planning software but is now a bloated mess of pants that you aren’t interested in. Suggestions, ads, mess, clutter and more mess. Oh and don’t forget the mess. Roll it back Google and maybe even charge people to use the simplified version which was all about finding your way. Oh, and I had to turn notification banners off because for the life of me I can’t find why I had a red notification number because the app is so bloated you can’t identify where the notification is coming from. I spent 10 minutes going through every single menu and ad banner and still the red notification number on the app icon. A massive 100% fail! 🤦🏻‍♂️
Virtually bullet proof but new feature for speed camera warnings is unreliable
by Themupster on 2019/02/14 16:27
I have used Google Maps for several years and daily over the past two years with a new job putting me on the road for 800 miles per week. Navigation and re-routing are invaluable, as is the ability to pre-prepare timings to ensure I am never late for a meeting. I’ve always felt it lacking warnings for speed cameras to be an oversight and despite no notification this feature had been recently added, they just appeared. Great, so I thought. However, this is nothing short of useless. Rarely does it pick a camera up, on the odd occasion it does, it can often be just as you have passed one. It may as well announce “congratulations, you’ve just scored three points!” Given the importance of this feature, it needs to be removed until it is totally accurate and can be relied upon. It would also be great to have the speed limit of the road you are on displayed. Hopefully this will be added soon and the speed camera issue resolved.
Real time tracking lagging
by Wizkidx on 2019/10/05 06:21
This app used to work fine but it starting to cause so many issues for me. The map lags behind whilst I make my way towards my destination meaning I have to constantly stop restart it and look at the direction am going. This is dangerous and irritating as I am not able to provide warning to other drivers sooner than what I hope. Please fix this as it’s not just me. Also the pointer that indicates my direction of travel is a joke. It means I have to guess where I am going if the roads are confusing then I can see it it’s the right way. Also, google why don’t you add speed signs on so i know what speed I can travel at. The app is still way better than many in the market but please fix these bugs and I will raise it to 5 star
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Description
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and public transport info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including supermarkets, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest opening hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeaway • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train or ride-share with real-time public transport info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closures • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, shopping centres and stadiums Some features are not available in all countries. Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles.
Unable to navigate on Apple Watch
by miasuksai on 2021/01/21 13:27
It shows that it’s available on Apple Watch, but you'll still have to use your phone to be able to navigate. Otherwise, it won't work without the phone. Please make it available on Apple Watch without having to use the phone.
Google maps
by Tashan Palmer on 2021/01/21 08:38
I love Google maps. It’s 100 time better than Apple maps.
Street view on iPad pro
by ssssh_pls on 2021/01/20 20:26
No!
Service
by nick aaaa on 2021/01/19 20:20
First we have make lot of money by let the app spy through our phone and than it give you small service
Google maps
by nannymiff on 2021/01/19 16:58
Years out of date in my area
,
by # Smartie on 2021/01/18 15:34
...?
Google maps the best
by zciow on 2021/01/17 17:32
Love google maps. Directions are clear and easy to follow. There are so many people that make such valuable contributions/ thanks team google maps and guides. I have tried a few map apps and to be fair google maps is by far the easiest to navigate and the easiest to share!
Street view causes the app to crash
by RiskyJ on 2021/01/16 11:47
Unusable for street view now as the app just crashes
10/10
by justanerd_ on 2021/01/16 10:58
I only got this so that I could search up “Hajime Hinata’s orange juice restaurant” and “Nagito Komeda’a furby farm”,etc.I managed to find this weird and wonderful places so I’d say it was a good app
The best
by unknown2218-xbox on 2021/01/14 00:06
You can download the map the best feature ever
Everyday Searches Found Easyliy
by Andyfishing on 2021/01/13 05:20
One of the most used and underrated Apps going.
Ok
by roblox and dogs amazing on 2021/01/12 17:48
I really like this app and use it a lot, there is just one small problem... it isnt the easiest of apps to use and as me being a child, have no clue about what to do. But overall it is a great app and is very useful if you don’t know where to go :)
M F
by MFIqbal on 2021/01/11 14:55
I always use google maps but sins last month it’s totally useless so much make problem location lost hang a lot issues now I move to apple map it’s good
Maps
by sabo 1 on 2021/01/11 12:36
Top quality google maps
Lovely
by the diopev nf on 2021/01/11 12:03
So good I can’t believe it👍👍👍👍👍😮😮😮😮😮😮❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Won’t reroute me when I miss a turn!!!
by WAScotty on 2021/01/11 11:06
Always loved this app and use it every day for about 6 hours a day, I relay on it to be accurate and fast. But lately all the sudden it won’t reroute me when I’ve missed a turn or decide to keep going a bit. It just keeps going as if I’m still on the blue line even informing me at my destination when I’m miles away. Really annoying, tried everything from reinstalling , updating phone , check mobile data and every single settings page I could find. I’ll be forced to start using iPhone Maps or some other app soon 😩
Yasiin
by Yasiin Zahedi on 2021/01/10 16:42
Zahedi
Please fix train times showing what Trains you can get not just some
by DaveyOl1 on 2021/01/09 12:37
Such as metro and express please go back to showing them in one page as you have to fiddle about with time to view both express and metro in outer London
Box fit
by black country bodysnatcher on 2021/01/08 16:48
Great online shop good time scale on deliver
By far the best maps app
by Svavarorama on 2021/01/06 20:15
This app is years ahead of Apple Maps and it's infinitely more complete.
Useful app
by Dictator1911 on 2021/01/02 23:54
Absolutely essential app to have in your life
Remove Sanskrit word in Tamilnadu regions
by தமிழ் நதி on 2021/01/02 21:30
Use Tamil word ௐ instead of Sanskrit word in TamilNadu regions temples.
Poor service
by RichHannam on 2021/01/02 19:38
My friend went here this evening to order pizza and wanted a drink whilst he waited for take away and was treat like crap and told to stand whilst he waited! Poor service! Pizza was tasty though 🤦🏻‍♀️
I use it all the time
by Jalurian Thassaker on 2021/01/02 09:49
Like all apps, could do with some improvements and added functionality - but I love it and use it daily.
Laggy when precise location is off
by virgindriller69 on 2021/01/02 09:17
If precise location is off, whatever subroutine they must be running in a loop churns away and brings the main thread to update the UI to a near halt, causing a lot of UI lag - as soon as precise location is turned on, every works smoothly again
Why there is no data for weight and dimension restrictions? Not everyone always drive a small car.
by deaend on 2021/01/02 07:37
I am disappointed. You have photographed everything, you should know the traffic restrictions.
Doesn’t work
by KesgraveJ on 2021/01/01 18:24
I haven’t changed any settings, but timeline no longer works, it doesn’t drop pins anymore, pretty useless now Thankyou for your response, but makes no difference
Fantastic hotel and staff
by Hardtoplease1 on 2020/12/31 15:29
Stayed here recently and the hotel is not only stunning, the food outstanding and the staff treat you like family. Would highly recommend for every reason.
Good Better and Excellent Service .....!
by Indra k Gurung on 2020/12/29 15:04
Good ,Better and Excellent Service of this Post Office of Hight street Keep up the Good Work .Thank you for your Service.
Poi, Kenya is in London?
by Baylorcmh on 2020/12/29 12:33
I, like everyone else, have been using google maps for years. It’s the standard go-to map app. But it’s become so automated to refer to local places it’s becoming a little useless for geographic searches. Example, repeated searches for mount Poi in Kenya come up with nil. Actually it is pointing me to PWC in London (pretty sure a mountain is not a blue chip consultancy). Searching for Poi Kenya results in Imperial College, London. Pretty sure it’s not a University. I live in London, so it’s attempt to find something local for me overrides everything, even when I insert the country in question. Fast becoming irrelevant. Gasp... I might have to rely on Apple maps. How far the mighty have fallen!
Miss
by misss na on 2020/12/28 18:08
The route always goes off and gets messed up and which you have to re centre all the time, please sort it out
Mapping help
by Varro ran on 2020/12/27 05:50
Great for getting public transport!!
Google maps
by lillery on 2020/12/25 08:04
Very good app for satnav
Posh butties
by StuartHol on 2020/12/23 16:47
Had a lovely platter of sandwiches/ selection of cheeses & crackers delivered to office gathering. Excellent value! Would highly recommend!
New customer
by Hol51 on 2020/12/22 23:28
So far great service. No getting into debt for using what you haven’t paid for. I love it. Thank you for crediting my account with my referral.
Google maps
by raazish on 2020/12/22 20:57
I drive more then 2/3 thousands miles in week . I wish if google maps add an option abut vehicles height + length + wide. To avoid low bridges and Narrow rods as we drive different different vehicles every day. 😊
Navigation has stopped working
by G.d12 on 2020/12/22 12:57
In the last few weeks Google maps fails to “find a way there” when attempting to travel in central London. As a result I now use Apple maps again.
Very helpful
by shdjirkb on 2020/12/21 16:40
I can’t thank Mark and the Kwick fit lads enough for helping me out super quickly when I got a nail in my tyre. The tyre was unable to be repaired but the lads sorted me out with a new one in record time! Honestly amazing service. Thanks so much!
worst map app
by lexi pip on 2020/12/20 13:27
If you happen to take a wrong turn, the app will not reroute you or guide you in any way on how to get back on the right track. I ended up completely lost in a busy city last night and even when I found a place to pull over to find the right way on the map it would not tell me how to get back on the right track from my location. Completely useless if you really need it for directions in a place you don’t know well.
UI Needs Improvement
by Saturnine42 on 2020/12/19 15:32
Way too much screen clutter obscuring the one thing that you want to see: the map.
Stopped working properly after the apple update
by A77U on 2020/12/19 13:38
I have always relied on this app for my travels. After the new update the app stopped working properly. I get this message that the app has stopped working.
Not working
by maccate on 2020/12/18 22:24
Street view keeps freezing the app
New dentist
by febeebella on 2020/12/18 17:41
Just joined this dentist after 35yrs with my previous dentist and was apprehensive. No need though as I found the whole experience very good. Very friendly and thorough. Would definitely recommend.
London transport not working
by mimi_w_99 on 2020/12/18 09:17
I have used this app for years but the last few months it has been useless!! London transport doesn’t work, and always says it ‘can’t find a way there’ for simple routes. Have moved back over to Apple maps
Do
by iro momo on 2020/12/16 23:37
Nie znajduje wszystkich miejsc.Trzeba to poprawić
Free palestine
by شاكر هاني on 2020/12/16 09:26
Free palestine
Always 5 Stars
by iTopsy on 2020/12/16 08:29
Google will always be my first choice, who wants to pay for navigational subscription when I only travel 10 times in a year. Though there is one annoying thing google map does, ‘Head West to so so lane’ West? Where is west, where is north? Maybe just say turn left or right. Or better still, a little compass on the map indicating North. I have in many occasions turn the wrong way, because I don’t know where north is.
Not accurate
by Mr Pappu Chakar on 2020/12/15 22:16
Some places are hard to find
life saviour
by BapuDeewana on 2020/12/15 21:12
can’t imagine my life without google maps
Was great
by Maciscrap450 on 2020/12/14 18:47
On Mac phone rerouting stopped working?
Nie pokazuje trasy
by korka1206 on 2020/12/14 12:18
Witam, od pewnego czasu cały czas mam problem ze znalezieniem dojazdu. Nie wczytuje w ogóle adresów...
Not working properly
by M tamang on 2020/12/13 19:22
Not working properly . Thank you
Say NO to one touch pin drop!
by banjohair on 2020/12/13 02:20
NO!
ILLEGAL USE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION
by tiejustice on 2020/12/11 17:45
Take warning of anything you use with google. Google makes a lot of money selling your private information to any one willing to pay for it. That is why there company is so rich. And hers how they do it. And why so many people have been hacked thanks to google My company has appeared on there services cool free advertising or is it. Now you check out that company. Now your using faceboonk using there maps Christmas shopping browsing the web. All this information because you use google apps is saved by them. have you ever noticed it takes you to places that you may have looked at in the past? ie you looked for dog bones, next time guess what there’s a website with 15% of dog bones.? Or a email from some company you have never even contacted before. So you have done your Christmas shopping told you nana or mum about this, payed for it and it will be there in 4 weeks. Cool. Now google with all your information sells this to anyone willing to pay for it. So now your mum has been hacked her account is empty all thanks to google. And you Because you used there google maps there web browsers and many other apps they don’t tell you are also google to sell to anyone willing to pay for it. How? Well they know where you live and even have a lovely picture of YOUR house. where you have been every time you use there maps. They know you like hotdogs as you looked it up with there web browser. They know your nan mum so on lives as you sent the delivery there. And you payed how ,,,, using there web browser.. so thanks for giving all your information and to everyone you know to google. Who will sell it to anyone for a price, that’s how they make there money for nothing. So enjoy Christmas knowing google has everything they need to sell to some scum. That knows where you your mum and so on lives. Your phone and even what bank your with. You have given them all the information freely as you clicked I AGREE. Now the fun part I have sent email after email asking google to not show my house my business. As I don’t use there apps that’s what they have. BUT I have to get there app to get them to remove the information through the app but I have to agree to there services to allow them to give my information to anyone willing to pay for it.. So do yourself and everyone a favor. don’t use there apps don’t agree to give your information. And don’t agree to allow them to give all this information to someone that is just going to call your nan saying there’s a problem with the delivery could you give me you bank details as the present will be a nice big fat £0 in there account for Christmas All thanks to google tracking. You did press the bubble saying I agree. Well I don’t agree to anything google or there linked program use. Ps don’t bother with customers service it’s all a game to them. We can fix that just download our app hit agree and join all the others that have been hacked, miss sold, bank cards, phone calls all because you are the stupid person that hit yes I’ll give up my identification and everything. Just to use this app????
Realtor
by abu alnouf on 2020/12/11 15:37
It is providing the traffic in a reverse form. Can you fix?
Usually great currently terrible..
by S13570 on 2020/12/11 11:43
Playing up big time at the moment...
Not working
by Willboy1992 on 2020/12/10 17:49
Can’t find very simple public transport routes in London - I can see others having the same issue. Must be a bug
Intermittent
by mrd01234 on 2020/12/09 17:45
Street view unstable.
Good app
by Brown333 on 2020/12/09 17:15
Can no longer copy an address in full - when you copy you only get the road name or even worse “Dropped pin” as text for pasting. Can we have the full address as before please ? Thanks for restoring the ability to be able to clear all the clutter from the screen and just view the map by tapping twice in a clear space (very useful when browsing traffic levels). Also - thanks for fixing the animation that occurs when you first zoom on a route which was very off putting when driving or quickly checking your route.
Too many problems
by Barnet London on 2020/12/09 13:00
After reading the reviews google maps appears to be very hit and miss . So for the rime being until all those potentially dangerous mis directions and stressed out users start to genuinely feel safe I take a back seat and wait for sensible and reliable solutions .
The public transportation direction is not working properly
by nora.saa on 2020/12/09 00:27
Lately, whenever i want to get directions to go somewhere in London, the public transportation option either doesn't work, and sometimes the walking directions shows unrealistic estimates! It used to be great, what happened Google??!
9 out of 10 google map it’s not working when I want to see which public transport to use
by qzeot on 2020/12/08 12:37
9/10 google map it’s not working when I want to see which public transport to use!! Unbelievable, each time it says not available. Hopefully, I have City Mapper to use
The best maps app
by xi JDuck ix on 2020/12/07 22:44
Google maps is hands down the best navigation app. Apple maps doesn’t even come close!
“Can’t find a way there”
by Colien Spicer on 2020/12/07 13:59
I would usually give Google Maps 5 stars, but recently I’ve been experiencing some very annoying problems! 1. The compass leading me the wrong direction 2. (The most problematic) Not showing me a route for public transport - telling me that it “can’t find a way there” I love Google Maps but could these problems please be resolved! Thanks!
Unstable
by Evelynsong on 2020/12/07 13:43
Directions using public transport is always unstable, constantly gives me the error of “ can’t find a way there” I have to refresh a lot
Ceian Evan W
by ceidog on 2020/12/07 13:24
Very good website
App crashes out after about a minute
by JacobAdams001 on 2020/12/07 08:57
After recent update, app crashes on iPhone Xs Max. Runs for about a minute then quits. Same thing happens on the gmail app. No other apps from other vendors are affected. running iOS 13.5.1
Review
by CMbobila on 2020/12/06 21:31
I say google maps is alright but it still needs upgrades to satisfy for the demand of offline maps where we the consumers don’t need the internet or use or mobile data us to google maps to check on how long the bus comes and to see which stops to get off or check for any work being done on roads. I think that google should make its maps work offline as well as online so that we don’t require the internet or use our phone data but overall the app is alright and fix the lag on the app.
Update
by benhj86 on 2020/12/06 16:55
Need to update the app because my house in maps is the same as it was about 10yrs plus ago no there has been changes to my house since then and it’s now 2020 and still nothing has changed
Last update messed up
by atlvandyguy on 2020/12/06 11:50
Since last update the public transport routing doesn’t work consistently or at all. If I make a car route first then do public transport then it finds something. As I’m in central London there is always a transport route. Please fix this.
Good
by sandras bargains on 2020/12/05 22:36
Shows me the way to go home when I’m tired and a wanna go to bed
Time for an update
by onesandshoe on 2020/12/04 19:12
I use this on a regular basis..great when house hunting..but could do with an update..it must be at least 5 years old.
Still no dark mode??
by Omohat on 2020/12/04 13:57
Overall - love the app but I can't believe that it still doesn't have dark mode even after a year. How is it that such a large development team can't implement such a straightforward feature??
Redirection problem - URL scheme from another app doesn’t work
by TAJ_1990 on 2020/12/04 08:29
MAJOR BLOCKER : with latest update comgooglemaps:// url scheme with destination (lat,long) as an input is not drawing route on map. It gets stuck, searching for path and doesn’t help to start with navigation. Same problem which happened last year and then was fixed in further updates. Now again re-occurring with latest version(5.58) Can you please provide an update with fix ASAP.
Street View
by sorrythisnameistaken on 2020/12/03 22:57
Street View has been broken for ages. Whenever you try and look around it instead navigates wildly and moves you huge amounts of distance.
Fast service, fair price
by Gandysbrook on 2020/12/03 12:35
Excellent garage with true customer service. They looked and my car and diagnosed the problem in minutes Was all booked in and sorted in a morning Great service Very reasonable price Will definitely use again Thank you
All right
by mikeborozdin on 2020/12/03 07:25
Nice
Unable to hide the menus or search
by foodbar1965 on 2020/12/03 00:56
Since a recent update, I can’t tap the screen to hide the top and bottom menus or the search option etc. It now drops a pin that I don’t want. Very very annoying on a phone screen where space is at a premium already.
Where has full screen map gone
by jurassichound on 2020/12/02 17:49
Never had an issue with google maps, it’s always been my favourite app but the latest update seems to have removed full screen maps, now it’s got the search bar and other stuff on the screen all the time and tapping on an empty area on the screen drops a pin, come on google sort your game out.
Good for cars, crap for bicycles
by Cico cico cico 321 on 2020/12/02 17:25
Great for driving, gets me out of a pickle most of the time but can put me on some tight roads when it puts you on a diversion which can be a challenge in itself. Useless for cycling, my bike is a road bike with skinny tyres, and google wants to send me down muddy tracks. Would of expected google maps to have sorted that issue
Absolutely trash
by fifa19addict on 2020/12/02 17:24
👥👥👥👥
UI screwed up again
by KeenGamer on 2020/12/02 12:13
No longer possible to dismiss all the screen furniture and just view the map. A single tap drops a pin.
Bugged
by Rvallant on 2020/12/01 11:58
Keeps giving audio directions in feet despite being set to metres. Bug started back in august and support is useless.
The new version is pure garbage it’s triggering your camera each time you are looking at the map....
by Davihi on 2020/11/29 10:48
The new version is pure garbage it’s triggering your camera each time you are looking at the map....
Only gives first direction instruction
by jacklabrador on 2020/11/26 18:41
Really disappointed only gives first direction instruction then doesn’t say any other instructions.
Great app
by Carolina Seredenco on 2020/11/26 03:51
Very accurate and useful app, incredible on pickling up places while walking and driving by. 👍
No speedo on apple version
by Jojo me m on 2020/11/24 16:56
Very annoying that there is no speedometer working on the Apple version of this software.
Not always Right
by Carl Morgan on 2020/11/24 08:52
Not always right, when driving to non residential areas quite often the Google maps will be off by quite a lot. Always best to have a backup!
Asdf
by Fdsaasdfiop on 2020/11/23 09:19
Whenever I click anywhere on the map a pin is dropped. Please fix this.
Crap
by DaniUK on 2020/11/22 08:19
Places and stars I spent years marking are gonne.
Yeah
by hakayvwkqi on 2020/11/21 19:44
Pretty cool man nice
Madhu Dharel
by Madhu Dharel on 2020/11/20 18:21
Many thanks to Kathmandu Design-Build Team, Specially to Mr Bhishma Koirala, Mr Bhuban Khatri and entire team for their hard working and professionalisms, With thanks,,, Best wishes,,, KATHMANDU DESIGN AND BUILD, Strongly recommend to everyone
Nissan owner
by xtrail owner on 2020/11/19 18:51
Beats Nissan sat nav easily!
The best all round mapping app
by Chris hevey on 2020/11/19 14:34
I find the quality of the maps to be pretty good, although the colour contrast could be better on my desktop PC. Fine on iOS. Streetview is extremely useful for many things, not least checking out a place before you go there. The biggest thing for me is the richness and quality of the pin data. This is particularly good as a lot of it is crowdsourced from the public who can add new things and edit mistakes. I’ve compared areas I know well with the other mainstream mapping apps like Apple and Bing and google wins hands-down. I’ve had timeline turned on for a few years now and find it really useful and interesting. Perhaps that’s not ideal for people who are paranoid about google knowing where you go though. I personally don’t care. One annoyance is having edits rejected by people or machines who clearly don’t know the area. I know it’s wrong! I live here / was just standing there! It took three attempts to change a car park’s address from “Burger Bar, Church St.....” Madness! The app could do with a field where you can leave a note for the reviewer.
Not good
by leezaghgdvdvdgd on 2020/11/19 12:23
Whenever touch the screen while using Google map it goes away the curser or car.
Maps all wrong
by EmmaF79 on 2020/11/18 10:34
Glitches in the app, driving down the wrong side of the road, and telling me to drive through a field! Deleted until sorted
Morna
by morna bc on 2020/11/17 22:12
Highly recommend a visit fresh local food, excellent service a warm welcome !
It’s pretty good!
by 2010-spaced-oddity on 2020/11/17 17:11
Thank goodness for mobile GPS navigation we used to need maps and they didn’t even update themselves with traffic information let alone busyness! And they cost money. And you had to work out your own route. Don’t know how we all coped!
Add weight limits please !!!!
by Timtgelee on 2020/11/17 14:21
Best navigation app out there. If you add truck weight restrictions it would be perfect!
Currently the best maps app
by lntghll on 2020/02/12 09:48
I use maps primarily in the car as satnav through apple CarPlay. I used apple maps for years because it’s clean, reliable and just generally a very good app. I tried google maps along with a couple of other apps e.g. waze because I wanted some feedback about the traffic around me. Apple maps will advise new routes if there’s traffic but I doesn’t give you much more info, this keeps the app clean but it’s not what I wanted. Google maps has a very simple but game changing feature for me, and that’s the active alternative route information. It will actively show other routes with the estimated time when taking the route, this not only allows me to anticipate traffic and take another route but it’s also enabled me to become more familiar with the areas I drive around regularly. I’ve been using google maps now for over a year, and while there isn’t much difference in terms of functionality compared to Apple maps and waze, it just has some nice extra features which I couldn’t be without. The interface isn’t as nice as apple maps, but the demo icon/arrow when driving and using as satnav is more accurate and the graphic makes it much easier to understand where you are on the road and what exits you need to take, especially welcome on busy UK roundabouts.
Great. But beware the ‘AVOID TOLLS’ option! 😡
by sammy-jenkis on 2018/09/05 12:39
Always rely on Google Maps when we’re in the US, and especially liked the ‘Avoid Tolls’ option when you’re in a rental car and don’t want a hefty admin fee from the agency for going through a cashless toll. However I discovered last week that it’s not reliable - drove from Ohio to Staten Island NY with ‘avoid tolls’ selected, no warnings/pop-ups to say anything to the contrary, only to find ourselves at a $15 bridge toll to get over to Staten Island. Turns out there is no way to avoid a toll on to the island, fair enough, but if that’s the case PLEASE GOOGLE can you give us some notification of this when we select the route? I could easily have gone to an ATM and got the money before we got there if I’d known, but the only mention of the toll is hidden away down in the route description, and the top of it still says ‘avoid tolls’. No warnings whatsoever. So I’m now looking at a hefty fine/admin fee that would have been entirely avoidable if the nav info had been more accurate. Yes I know that all New Yorkers are aware there’s a toll, but it was a last minute trip and I trusted google maps to just avoid the tolls if that’s what was selected, or tell me if it wasn’t possible. For future updates, the difference between cash and cashless tolls would be useful info, so we could avoid cashless tolls, but use cash tolls, as that’s what most people out of state are worried about.
The best all round mapping app
by Chris hevey on 2020/11/19 14:34
I find the quality of the maps to be pretty good, although the colour contrast could be better on my desktop PC. Fine on iOS. Streetview is extremely useful for many things, not least checking out a place before you go there. The biggest thing for me is the richness and quality of the pin data. This is particularly good as a lot of it is crowdsourced from the public who can add new things and edit mistakes. I’ve compared areas I know well with the other mainstream mapping apps like Apple and Bing and google wins hands-down. I’ve had timeline turned on for a few years now and find it really useful and interesting. Perhaps that’s not ideal for people who are paranoid about google knowing where you go though. I personally don’t care. One annoyance is having edits rejected by people or machines who clearly don’t know the area. I know it’s wrong! I live here / was just standing there! It took three attempts to change a car park’s address from “Burger Bar, Church St.....” Madness! The app could do with a field where you can leave a note for the reviewer.
London
by Habakuk88 on 2019/08/20 10:28
Too many mistakes in the navigation system! The application try to lead me into one way roads. Shows me “turn right” many times on places where i am not allowed to turn. Front of the Tower Bridge there are 3(!) mistakes too. For example the cars are not allowed to turn right from the Byward street to the Tower Bridge. I see many tourist every day do this mistake with rented cars because of the google maps and in this cross it is very dangerous maneuver. I do not like the Waze. Slower and looks confuseing compare the google maps. I still want to use this app but you should fix this issues asap because there are many around London. Please update your system more often. This is the most populare navigation system on the word. Please handel this fact with responsibility.
JoJo
by Tabitha Vixen on 2019/01/27 16:57
After reading some of the reviews I feel compelled to also to write about my experiences with Google Maps. I am currently working as a delivery driver and completely rely on Google Maps specifically for areas that I am not familiar with or have never been before. Most of the time I can be navigated right to the front door of my sat nav journey but the biggest majority of the time Google Maps Satellite navigation system takes me in the exact opposite direction of where I want to go , it also has really big difficulties in connecting to its source and I find that I’m either being told to turn either ahead of actual turning point too soon or too late and then have to perform a complicated u turn on a really busy road , Google Maps is also very very guilty of taking you a longer route to the desired destination , and Google Maps always has me turning up and down streets on to roads of on coming traffic as it’s clueless to any of the one way systems in GLASGOW’s city Centers . I fell that Google Maps Satellite Navigation free app is not being updated or monitored enough and it’s just a matter of time before seriously injuring someone or killing them as road traffic is dangerous enough without an inaccurate liability thrown in to the mix of Glasgow towns busy road systems.
Worst navigation ever
by Xenia1125 on 2018/11/19 06:52
Not just that it doesn’t show all the bigger routes that can be useable but don’t shows alternatives when you find yourself in front of a road close. Stopped at a petrol station, and after it’s just changed the way and instead to take me home after a 200 miles drive it took me around the town from the other side of the city. Also why the hell does the map starts to rolling around at a junction of the motorway, out of the town, on a difficult road just because the blue line that shows where you have to go crossing itself, so you are not jus unable to see the route properly but also have to improvise until it starts to work again and it gives you 10 minutes extra to your travel time. Getting frozen and turns around just without any reason and shows you going to the wrong way When you have to leave from a crossroads it’s freeze and not telling to turn to the right or to the left, but obviously you can’t wait until it’s fixed because cars behind you, so you turn into a road and than you will se that’s the wrong way so have to drive again extra time When you need to move from a destination to another that’s actually like 200 yard behind you in a different street, this app not going to offer you to turn around but gonna drive you all around and drop you nearly where you just have been It’s a terrible terrible app and caused me tons of stress while I was driving and I’m not going to use it anymore
Something has gone wrong.
by Tgt1977 on 2018/11/02 17:54
I use google maps on most journeys, even routes I know well as I like to know the ETA. Recently when I tell it to take me home, using my saved locations, its shows my home on the map, I tell it to start guidance and then it picks a random point on the map and starts directing me there. The other day for my 15min drive home it wanted to take me to central London, which is two hours away. Today it got me most of the way home before telling me to take a turning I don’t usually take, I followed it as I assumed it was because of some blockage ahead. By the time I worked out it was taking me to another random point on the map, I had driven for the 20 minutes estimated to get home only for me to discover I had been guided to a town half an hour from home. This is an unacceptable glitch which could be considered dangerous, if panicked drivers try to make alterations whilst driving. Please sort this bug out.
Bugs since update
by Jykl91 on 2019/05/19 19:03
Original review: I was a big fan of Google maps as it was so useful for travelling. However, since the most recent update I've noticed an annoying bug. When you click a business it comes up with reviews from the previous business that you pressed - not the current one. I.e. it does not update. Very annoying - please fix. Update: I have cleared the cache and restarted my phone as suggested. Unfortunately, the problem still persists. When you click on a few locations, all show the same review as the first location that you clicked. In order to see the relevant reviews for the current location you have to close the app but the issue then repeats. Prior to the recent update it used to do the same for photos ie. It would occasionally show the same photos for different businesses when you clicked on 'photos'. However, since the latest update this has been fixed, but the issue now applies to reviews instead.
Gets bus stops wrong and walking paths, otherwise it’s ok
by Kat.Scientist on 2020/01/22 14:45
I have always used google maps but lately I’m finding it to be extremely frustrating. Today I wasted 40 mins of my time going back and fourth because google maps got the bus stop wrong. Bus 425 does not stop at bus stop HA near Homerton hospital (London) by the way. Also it would tell me to leave at a certain time to walk to a bus stop and I would be waiting at the bus stop for the bus to come and then it would say the bus has already been. I look at other people to confirm that I didn’t miss the bus and the bus ends up not coming at all or is 3 mins delayed. Another time google maps provided a route on foot but part of the route was actually to walk through the walls of a building. How is that possible? - I’m not a ghost! The building looked like it had been there sometime. All I can say is, google maps needs to try update things at a quicker rate if possible.
Please add a hgv part to this app🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
by dannyt67 on 2020/02/08 08:34
I love Google maps and would never go to a different navy system. It's clear, quick and very easy to use. It gives you all the info you need to have a safe journey. But, I now have my hgv licence and am looking for a good navigation system to use. One that could take the vehicle details and work out the best routes that avoid, weight limits, height and width restrictions. Green zones and also takes the vehicles speed limit into account. Maybe also tell you how long you have been driving for and when you need to take a break and for how long. Add a little hgv tab where the car, train, bike and walk bits are to open the hgv bit. If you could do this then you would continue to make me a very happy Google maps user
Staff are life savers
by Anita Newton on 2020/06/17 19:49
I am an NHS keyworker and found myself in Newquay today. I had to take my dad for a scan at the hospital. My dad then said I could use his car to drive back to Exeter. As I got in his car to drive back in the rain I found one of the wiper blades was broken. I knew there was a Kwik fit just around the corner. I arrived there and ran in the door only to be told that they had closed at 5pm. Nik Curnow the manager that they would open again in the morning. After explaining my dilemma and informed him that I needed to get back to Exeter for work. Nik then said he would fit a new wiper blade. Nik and and whole team are real life savers and I am eternally grateful and appreciate the fact that they did not have to help but still did it anyway. Thank you so much guys
Are they experimenting for lemming behaviour??
by Maria S1 on 2019/12/14 15:00
I often use google maps to find locations and routes. But more and more, I’m finding that it directs me to longer or convoluted routes where, by simply looking at the map, I can find quicker and shorter routes. The best example I can quote: I used it to find a location and the best routes to get there from my, then, current location. It suggested that I walk to a bus stop then take a specific bus. Fair enough. I walked to the bus stop. I then checked the route again from my ‘new current location’. Guess what! It suggested that I walk to the NEXT bus stop on the same route and take the same bus! The SAME bus, as in, not just the same number, the same physical bus with the same schedule!!! I decided to ignore it, took the bus from where I was and that was that. This is one example of many similar incidents, where it is very obvious there’s no sound logic to get you where you wish to go. I genuinely feel there’s something more to their algorithm; like, if we tell people to go in obvious circles, would they do it? Do they follow directions blindly losing all sense of their spatial surroundings? Are people developing a lemming- or sheep-like behaviour? That would certainly make a very interesting study, but I don’t remember signing up to it. It come at costing people time to get places. It’s not harmless. I now tend to ignore most recommendations or inspect them and check for myself before taking google maps’ recommendations.
Disappointed
by A Copper on 2020/10/26 07:54
Bills is one of our favourite breakfast places in Southampton, alongside Santo lounge and Stakks, but yesterday we had a breakfast, that only be described as average, prepared in advance (we had 4 breakfast, 2 garden plate and 2 full English, top 2 on the menu). Service was great, can’t fault it, but food wasn’t. It took less than 10min to come out, which surprised us, given the fact that the place was packed at 11:30am, but once we started eating it made sense it had been prepared in advance. My advice to Bill, if you care to listen, I know the times are hard but don’t change your style, cook it fresh, I’m sure majority of your customers would rather have waited and got a hot plate full of awesomeness rather than what was served to us . At £20 per head we would not rush back. We didn’t complain as we could see that front of house we’re doing an amazing job and were rushed off their feet.
Route planning fails
by Liveonelee on 2020/09/16 20:52
I’m a courier and I rely on google maps all the time when going from drop to drop in areas I’m not familiar with, I’ve always raved about it’s reliability up until now, when I’m route mode it often flashes up I’ve arrived when in actual fact I’m miles away from my destination so I tap continue and it tells me I’ve arrived at my next destination which is even further away then it does it again, I’ve had to go back to doing individual stops again as I find I can’t rely on route planning anymore, please google sort this out it’s been going on now for some time, the other issue is CarPlay integration, it’s shocking, from time to time it’ll just crash and shutdown, other times I will stop at a drop, turn off the ignition and when I come back moments later I have to input all my stops AGAIN!! Sort it out google!!!
Something’s gone wrong
by josieandnala on 2019/04/13 16:57
I used to use google maps as I felt it was super reliable but recently some strange things have been happening. Along a guided route it will randomly change your position as though you were half a mile away and subsequently reroute in error. Also, again while in a guided route if you search for an extra stop such as a petrol station, after the results come up it doesn’t let you return to the route guidance regardless of what you press on the screen. You have to close the app and relaunch and re-enter your original destination which is a pain to have to do. Sometimes when you want to search for a new destination the screen freezes on the map and nothing you press works. And lastly at junctions the screen starts to rotate as though it’s disoriented resulting in you being unsure of what exit to take. There are too many glitches google! Please fix as some of your loyal users will start to look for alternative apps that are more reliant like waze!
Google maps default is to change the route when you have set a preference
by slashermct on 2020/02/08 07:45
Decide to go for a ride off highways on my motorcycle. Set preferred route plus avoid highways and start riding. Almost instantly Google maps ‘finds’ a highway route which is shorter or more efficient and puts a prompt to tell me that unless I tell it again it will change my route from a preference I have already set. I have a few seconds to pull over, remove my gloves, get the phone out of it’s holder and tell it not to do that. No time to do all that so it switches route. It’s the same even in the car. I often don’t have time to alter the prompt when I see it because my priority is actually driving. It’s quite simple. If I have set a don’t use highways preference then DON’T USE HIGHWAYS. If I picked a route from alternatives THEN USE THE ROUTE I PICKED! I don’t mind the prompt telling me of traffic changing but if I have made a choice then the default answer should be to do what I told it to do already.
WestGate Kwik Fit to the rescue again!
by school run Granny on 2020/08/14 19:16
As a long term customer of this particular Kwik Fit branch on Westgate Road in Newcastle upon Tyne I have, over the last 17 years, never failed to be impressed by their attitude to customer service and care and their impressive ability to sort out car issues from the serious to the mundane... So, praise where praise is due to all the team who have once again helped me to maintain and repair my Kia Sedona and to keep it - plus my family of Grandchildren and me- safely on the road with a rapid repair and new MOT. I can’t thank them enough and would like to say that in my opinion the 5 stars above are not anywhere near enough! Well done Westgate team, you are all a credit to the Kwik Fit company Kind regards Anita Banks
Status bar disappears
by mapissues123 on 2019/03/19 18:15
This has gone from 5 stars to 3 - and that’s being generous. Here’s why: Whilst using the app once I have started the journey there is the status bar at the bottom of the screen showing the ETA and number of miles remaining etc. If I then touch the map to look ahead and see if there is traffic, or move to a different part of the map, or move the scale in or out, the status bar at the bottom disappears. The only way to get it back is to force close the app and enter the destination in again and start all over. Occasionally it will come back if The journey re-routes or search for something using the search button. But everything disappears including the re-centre button. This has been happening since the last update. I am running and iPhone 6S. I have the latest version of iOS and Google Maps.
Bao Han Restaurant Hoi An Vietnam
by Jimmy and Paula on 2019/11/12 12:54
Earlier this year my wife and I and 2 friends stayed just outside the beautiful historic city of Hoi An for 1 week . Close to our hotel , north of the town we stumbled apon the Bao Han whilst going for an evening walk . The restaurant is small but the owners and staff could not have been more welcoming . We didn’t know what to order from the extensive menu so Phi the lovely owner and maitre’d helped us chose the best seasonal options . The food was fantastic . The best Vietnamese seafood we had in our whole trip (including some fancy city restaurants in Saigon and Hanoi ) I would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody . We would love to come back and see you again Many thanks for the delicious food Jimmy and Paula London England
Version 4.38
by Foggy headlight on 2017/11/03 12:10
Please remove everything added to this update back to how the previous version was. This new "preview" element is the most useless thing ever. I don't want to "preview" I want to "Go". You are not able to use multi stop function any longer, only in preview mode which is terrible. The screen times out alongside iPhone screensaver rather than being on all the time whilst in the app like previously. The map has stopped automatically moving when your own gps point has moved and you have to manually move yourself (very dangerous if you're driving). It is hard to get it out of compass direction and to follow your own direction automatically. It has removed the ability to see arrival time has been removed, the distance and time to destination doesn't show in preview mode, the distance countdown to the next turn etc has been removed. I would like to navigate to multiple points, not preview them. Please change this!
Not as good as it was in earlier versions
by Bridster45 on 2020/05/12 06:42
The app is not really that bad. With a good data connection, there are few issues with the overall operation of the app. The current issues are quite minor but noticeable. Firstly, which may be due to the increasing presence of roadworks and road closures, the app takes some very interesting detours which are not direct by any means, and often are pointless as the roads have reopened hours beforehand! The second thing I’ve noticed, is at the top of the iPhone where the time, battery and cellular signal strength are shown quite often revert to black, which makes them almost impossible to see. They would be a lot better to be displayed in contrasting white all the time to remain visible. If these issues are rectified, the app will regain at least an additional star.
Maps good, UI a mess
by OrsonX on 2020/09/26 09:49
The maps are brilliant and it’s great the green places are now once again green, and not washed out gray. BUT the app itself is a mess! Every time I use it the interface is different. Today I am swiping like a maniac from the side to access the hidden menu, nope, the menu is now hidden in a completely new unintuitive way! I wanted to d/l an offline map, finally figured it out. Then I wanted to delete old offline maps, nope, nowhere to be found (well actually I did find some “saved maps”, but my newly downloaded map wasn’t there and I couldn’t delete what was there). I also looked for Settings, where user info (& the cache) used to be. Can’t find that. The app has too many overlays and context specific menus, I don’t need to know the temperature or a review of the crossroads I’m standing at.
Google maps running behind other navigation maps
by Optional1379 on 2019/01/27 00:14
After all these years still no speed limit, also you need to ad more alternative route options so the driver can choose between rounds and not have the only route option by google, this used to be better with previous versions and I find it’s just got worse with updates, Google’s route option not always the best option. Also another thing to note is when music is playing google will mute the music completely for directions instead of heaving the option to just fade it like TomTom navigation which allows you to set the voice instructions as a percentage of the music volume, doesn’t need to be completely muted it’s just annoying. Common google sort it out, common sense here. For this reason you get 3* from me.
Problems with car play.
by Juneyse on 2018/10/07 09:38
Hi google. Hope you see this. Got a few problems with google maps on car play. When I’m navigating using google maps, if I get a txt come through my car play will read the txt and then the screen goes back to google maps....but the navigation has stopped. I have to come out of maps and then back in, then suddenly the nav is working again. Also, if I use Siri to do something...let’s say set a reminder for myself. If I’m using google maps, after using Siri, it goes back to google maps (where nav has stopped again!)then goes back to the home screen. I then have to start the nav all over again. This is just two things, my friends are having same issues plus other issues. I know google maps is new to car play, so hopefully things will get sorted soon.
Weird stuff creeping in
by Charlie merrell on 2018/07/06 18:06
I used to rely 100% on Google Maps but recently it seems to have become far less reliable. I’ve just been on a journey where I selected the optional route and pressed start and ended up on the default route anyway. Last week, the app took me off the motorway (leave at exit xyz) routed me next to the motorway (that was flowing freely) for 3 or 4 miles then put me back on. It then only flagged my junction when I was level with it so I missed it, then the alternative route that it said had a 4 minute delay, added 30 minutes to my journey despite me only being 3 minutes from the hold-up. My kids have started to make the same comments. Has something changed? Or has Apple done something now that they are finally trying to develop a decent map? I might be trying other apps anywayz
Why can’t Google maps get my address PIN on the map correct?
by percylongprong on 2018/05/17 04:56
Google maps cannot even place my address so any directions are wrong. I have asked them for years and they show a photo of a block of flats an d say this is my house!!! They insist my house position is 741 London Road. There is no such number (I believe as this was demolished years ago) and this land in Brambleside corner of Hammersley road is now Latter Day Saints church!!! Every now and then for 30+ years I have told them. The google map car came down Brambleside Cul de Sac and took photos of Broderick House, a block of flats like the other 6 Blocks all with numbers 1 to 6 on the name plate and made that my house. Visitors that come to see me I have to give the postcode of HP11 1LE which is a block of flats. Come on Google I will be dead soon Speak to me via email/phone and ask where you are going wrong..I want to give a minus one star but YOU have already placed a ONE star which I cannot remove.. Ed Bevan
Lexus Cardiff
by guvver on 2020/05/19 05:06
What an awesome company, they’ve looked after my Lexus since I purchased it in 2012, it runs as sweet as a nut. I’m impressed every time I visit there, the welcome, the superb attentiveness, and the overall experience of knowing your car is receiving the ultimate in health checks, you even have a video of the servicing. Wow, it makes one feel safe. Yesterday Dave Short looked after me, he made everything easy and smooth, as I’m 73yrs little things are important, the place was spotless and proper distancing was in place, all went seamlessly, so thank you Dave, you’re a star ! I’ll be back for my next service, by the way I fell in love with that gorgeous new Lexus...... I’ll be back when I win the lottery. Xx
One of the most useful apps you can download. But ugly app icon...
by RyanNappi on 2019/01/27 22:24
I use this app every single day. Not just for navigation but for finding local services, planning trips in advance, finding hotels and restaurants, Reading reviews, writing reviews and the list goes on. Google Maps is in that small group of apps that are irreplaceable and truly make our lives easier. The only thing I’d change is the app icon itself. Google’s other app icons are so simple and clean. I know Maps is a whole business unit in itself and is a very big deal within Google... but the red pin on a white background would be a confident and understated way to design the icon.
Penalty charge
by zingo UK on 2018/12/04 16:10
Dear google map I love your app it’s very useful and has helped me almost every day however I have just received a penalty charge for £60 from Manchester City council because I was driving in Manchester City centre as I needed to pick up my Girlfriend from national express bus station on Portland street as I was following the directions from your map not knowing that it’s only for buses not cars , could please update places like that or use a different route for car drivers like me on places like these to avoid the penalty charges , I would like to thank you in advance if you could do that so we do not have to go through the same problem again as I was directed to go through that route .
Good
by Tiny poppy11111111111 on 2019/11/11 12:08
I really love this app for walking, its clear and it’s features enable you to find the direction by using the camera. I’m this respect it’s so much better than apple maps as it’s not confusing in the slightest. Additionally, the estimated time arrival is very accurate and the directions for other public transport is great. However, for drivers this app is absolutely not worth it. You can’t beat apple maps. It doesn’t follow the car and you have to continuously scroll to keep up with the directions which is dangerous when driving. Also, it doesn’t keep centred, sometimes it will be upside down, which makes it so confusing. Every time I’ve used it when I’m driving I have had to pull over and change to apple maps.
No street view?
by rocket soup on 2019/08/20 13:21
Where has street view gone? I can’t get street view anymore when I click on a road, I can only get it by clicking on a location like a restaurant and go from there but that’s not very useful because if I travel to far down the road in street view the screen goes black or is pixelated so you can’t see anything. I guess this is a bug but I would expect an update the same or next day to fix this considering google is 1 of the biggest companies in the world with millions of users daily using google maps. It’s now been a week or more and still no fix. Cmon google
Bug in the system?
by bigdaddi67 on 2017/12/23 09:06
Never ever had a problem till last night. Map kept telling me to go off the main road and choose a parallel road and every time, it ended up as a dead end? It was late at night and foggy so couldn’t see the dead ends till I drove a little. One route even wanted me to drive through, not around, a public park! I was met with a closed gate given the late hour! Not sure why this happened as you’ve always been reliable but when I used another 3rd party map service, the ETA dropped by almost 10 mins for a 4 mile journey. I can imagine it was the ‘short cuts’ it was suggesting but none planned out. One even suggested driving down an alleyway behind a row of houses. I know you collect data from Maps as I can see a lot of info is recorded in the background. If you need more of my details to investigate the route I took yesterday, happy to provide if that helps.
Simply the best and most up to date map
by m1tchec on 2019/06/08 21:21
Got to say I'm always sceptical of the big players and their apps but this is simply the next app for directions out there! The maps are up to date and stay on even when 3G coverage is intermittent. If there is one thing missing it's speed limits for the road you're on. Apart from that this is so much better than any paid app and compared to waze it stays on the route and gives so many options as you drive for other routes. Still waiting for the map to show speed and speed limits. Waze has it so do many others. Come on Google please add this feature
PLEASE get rid of “explore local area”
by Antarctica71 on 2019/03/23 12:47
Great app, but one thing about it really annoys me, and it pops up every time I open the app. I normally open it in a hurry to check traffic to wherever I’m going, and straightaway “explore (local area)” pops up. I have to close it to have the full map view without it. I appreciate that some people may like it and use it a lot, but other people hate it. Could we not have a choice of whether to turn this feature on or off? If I want to explore the local area I will search specifically for this, but it is rarely the case for me as mostly I just want to go to a particular place and want to check directions for that. I don’t want it popping up wasting my time whenever I open the app. PLEASE can you fix this? Thank you.
Angers me
by Catherine bae on 2020/06/24 00:06
Look, this app is good, I can’t lie. However I always delete it when I have no storage left in my phone. So, picture this. You’re on a road trip with your friends, you want to get to a location. You simply go to your safari, type in google maps & type in the location you want to get to. It then suggests you get the app. You try to download it but you feel the pressure and build up of the slow, agonising wait for the app to download while in the back of your mind, you’re thinking ‘This is going to inhale all of my data’. Not only that, it takes AGES for the app to actually download. That’s all I have to say about it. Just let me do my thing on the inter-webs google maps :/
Motorbike mode?
by Dextergregor on 2020/08/12 07:43
Still one of, if not the best, navigation app out there. I have one suggestion for improvements though. I’m a motorcyclist and often have my phone mounted on the handlebar for navigation. However, the always lit up phone screen can often be a distraction as it attracts the eye more often than is required (i.e. I only need to glance at the screen when approaching junctions or roundabouts). What I suggest is to introduce a “motorcyclist mode” where the screen lock is active to reduce rider distraction. However as the vehicle approaches a junction, highway exit, roundabout etc, a simple full screen pictorial direction shows up. The screen would then revert to its locked mode afterwards. This would improve rider attention and therefore safety. It would also have the added benefit of conserving battery power. I know motorcyclists are probably a small demographic compared to the total population of google maps users, but I suspect even drivers would appreciate such a functionality.
No traffic updates
by CB28015 on 2020/07/16 13:42
I have used Google Maps for a number of years in the UK and most of the time it is okay. However recently it has not updated me about significant route impacts. One time I looked for directions from St Albans to Oxford. Unfortunately the M40 was closed between to junctions I needed. Not only did it pick a bad route (M40 was closed before I left St Albans), it did not notify me during the journey and also failed to redirect me when I had to exit the M40 and kept telling me to go back to the closed section. This has happened more than once. Will be switching to an app where these road updates do happen as it’s frustrating being late for work/events which could have easily been avoided by earlier notification.
Fantastic company
by M Watford on 2020/10/16 19:31
We just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our garden and wanted to say thank you. The team of lads we had working on it were superb with a first class attitude. They had some rain to contend with but were always on time, friendly, organised, enthusiastic and ensuring we were happy with everything they were doing at every stage. Danny is an excellent team leader and was always happy to answer any questions we raised. Danny and the team are an absolute credit to your company, and we will highly recommend your services to friends and family. Thanks again.
What’s with the janky frame rate?
by Christopher Stott on 2019/04/15 06:19
Horrible to use, scrolling and zooming is so choppy, slow and laggy that I’m just going back to apple maps until this is fixed. Don’t know about other issues reported as I didn’t get that far, I just can’t use an app with such a laggy interface. Update: I tried the fix provided in Google’s response to my review. It helped, and the app is usable again, but it’s still not smooth. The frame rate is still poor compared to apple maps (and compared to every other app I use) and it creates an uncomfortable jittery effect when scrolling. I’m pretty sure that back when the iPhone maps app used google data is was fine, and I have an iPhone XS so processing power definitely isn't an issue.
So good.
by Paul75 on 2019/03/09 17:56
Came here from TomTom, after being with them since 2003, only came over because of TT’s recent changes a few years ago, they’ve gone backwards, surely doomed, Google maps has everything, including free traffic updates, which are near perfect, even in quiet roads, where they’d get less mobile phone info, also love the Google Earth view, which I’ve used throughout France, with loss of maps, always had G. Earth view, very useful, also being google, very easy to find shops, petrol stations, places to eat, or even the smallest of businesses. So pleased with this, works well on my Samsung too.
Great app as always, but....
by Pr1te5h on 2019/05/02 21:23
Google has always been king of maps. Much better than Apple maps. Lots of awesome features added over the years, and more recently the addition of 'location sharing'...similar to find my friends. However, this location sharing has a few bugs they need to iron out... 1. It takes AGES to locate someone. Much longer than find my friends. 2. When I force it to refresh the location status of someone, it basically does nothing. 3. It seems it is unable to locate anyone if that other person is using their devices GPS for their own needs (I tried to track my wife's progress as she drove through France last month, and it only seemed to update whilst she had stopped at services...when she was actually driving and using google maps for navigation, it never updated...I had to use fiend my friends instead to see where she was). I'm so pleased google have added this feature as I would prefer to use google vw find my friends...but I need the above bugs to be fixed before I can fully rely on it.
Location Accuracy not working anymore
by deesto on 2019/10/29 08:53
Since your last two software updates, the accuracy in London is terrible on an iPhone XR and XS for some reason. It seems fine on the country side. But in London It’s never quite triangulated with the GPS signals or the motion sensor enough, so google maps is always half lost. As a driver I am Not noticing this issue with Waze nor Uber maps, for example (so I know it’s not my phone, and have compared the issue with a brand new phone from a friend’s). This was a brilliant app before. Please fix it! I also noticed the speed cameras were gone and the maps showing half the roads at some point, just like other users mentioned. I think this may have now been fixed though, perhaps. But the app has definitely become buggy and if I could, I would reverse both of the last two updates.
Can’t live without it
by skydog2323 on 2019/03/25 21:39
Been great using google maps over the years. I find the timeline very valuable when doing timesheets and reviewing past journeys. Just like a personal tracker you know where you were on what day and time. The latest version doesn’t seem to log departure and arrival time first thing in the morning and arriving back home dispute Consciously entering postcodes before staring off and maps displaying the journeys finished ??? I am just about to update to the latest release to see if it helps, but still the best navigation app available in my opinion. Keep up the good work.
Could be 5 Stars!
by Cav00001 on 2019/12/05 23:33
I travel frequently and have used a variety of different apps and websites to help me. Google is by far the best when it comes to public transport and walking. When it comes to driving however it is not quite there. Firstly there is no speedometer in the iPhone version of the app. Waze has this feature and it makes it so much easier when driving in a new place. Secondly I have come across an issue where on the odd journey the screen will have one set of instructions and the voice instructions tells you something completely different. For this reason I have given it 2 stars. With the speedometer and the occasional wrong voice instructions issue fixed this would be 5 stars and the go to app for all my travelling.
Good. Not as good as before.
by Updcreative on 2020/01/15 07:32
Traffic data has been a bit glitchy recently - even with a strong 4G signal. Tried refreshing a few times and resorted to using my ‘awful’ Volvo navigation / Apple Maps. Worst pint however, has to be losing the functionality for adding labels - specifically Home and Work. Every time I travel back home or to work, I used to click on the lane and use GMaps for traffic etc - however now it’s lost the labels, I have to manually enter the postcodes - such a faff, most days I don’t bother now. Please fix this. I’m sure it’s apples stupid IOS update that broke it, but it’s core to the UX of GMaps and all the forums are full of complaints.
No streetview? The Palestine issue
by StarGenerator on 2020/08/04 07:43
Since the last update a couple days ago I think there's a lot of things been going on hasn't it Google but WHY remove streetview?! I use this all the time on Google Maps I am very disappointed because of that update. Make sure that you bring streetview back or everyone in the review will go nuts over it. I gave this a two star review because of this issue and hopefully Google can update the app again and bring streetview back. Remember Israel and Palestine both have different ideologies but more distinctive ones so I would suggest calling it Israel/Palestine for now to avoid backlashes. Palestinians need better representation to the world rather than be discriminated against. Google just man up and understand Palestinian politics not just Israeli politics.
Used to be the best now pants
by thebighotlemon on 2020/03/15 08:43
Title says it all but for clarification Google Maps used to be amazing, like literally the de facto standard in navigation, location and route planning software but is now a bloated mess of pants that you aren’t interested in. Suggestions, ads, mess, clutter and more mess. Oh and don’t forget the mess. Roll it back Google and maybe even charge people to use the simplified version which was all about finding your way. Oh, and I had to turn notification banners off because for the life of me I can’t find why I had a red notification number because the app is so bloated you can’t identify where the notification is coming from. I spent 10 minutes going through every single menu and ad banner and still the red notification number on the app icon. A massive 100% fail! 🤦🏻‍♂️
Virtually bullet proof but new feature for speed camera warnings is unreliable
by Themupster on 2019/02/14 16:27
I have used Google Maps for several years and daily over the past two years with a new job putting me on the road for 800 miles per week. Navigation and re-routing are invaluable, as is the ability to pre-prepare timings to ensure I am never late for a meeting. I’ve always felt it lacking warnings for speed cameras to be an oversight and despite no notification this feature had been recently added, they just appeared. Great, so I thought. However, this is nothing short of useless. Rarely does it pick a camera up, on the odd occasion it does, it can often be just as you have passed one. It may as well announce “congratulations, you’ve just scored three points!” Given the importance of this feature, it needs to be removed until it is totally accurate and can be relied upon. It would also be great to have the speed limit of the road you are on displayed. Hopefully this will be added soon and the speed camera issue resolved.
Real time tracking lagging
by Wizkidx on 2019/10/05 06:21
This app used to work fine but it starting to cause so many issues for me. The map lags behind whilst I make my way towards my destination meaning I have to constantly stop restart it and look at the direction am going. This is dangerous and irritating as I am not able to provide warning to other drivers sooner than what I hope. Please fix this as it’s not just me. Also the pointer that indicates my direction of travel is a joke. It means I have to guess where I am going if the roads are confusing then I can see it it’s the right way. Also, google why don’t you add speed signs on so i know what speed I can travel at. The app is still way better than many in the market but please fix these bugs and I will raise it to 5 star
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