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Google Maps - Transit & Food

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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, with hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and public transport info, and explore local neighbourhoods knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train or lift-share with real-time public transport info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurants, events and activities that matter to you • See what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match”, a number representing how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real time • Create lists of your favourite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google and publishers 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 not available in all countries
Best app ever!
by MarilenaLuc4 on 2019/04/22 11:45
I love this app, my life is easy with it. Thank you for the pins on the map. I missed them.
Bugs in navigation mode
by cockneygeezer on 2019/04/22 10:01
Bar showing timings and distance at bottom of screen keeps disappearing which is frustrating when you’re trying to drive!
Explore
by Mausers XR on 2019/04/22 07:41
God I hate the Explore Near Me which pops up every time I open the App give us the option to turn it off !!!!
Michael Murphy
by papa smurf63 on 2019/04/22 07:31
Excellent app
So much better than apple maps.
by SHEP! on 2019/04/22 07:00
So much better
What is going on with google maps???
by Grandcalifornia on 2019/04/21 20:34
It is absolutely ridden with bugs and it is almost impossible to use and is certainly unsafe to use as it won’t display the arrow if you change through apps quickly while it is still running and won’t display the current navigation arrow so you have to force close the app and input the address in again. Also adding petrol stations won’t allow me to select them. Does other weird things. I never seen google maps be in this condition. Absolutely ridiculous. 0 rating if I could give one.
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by l.s28 on 2019/04/21 07:19
My app won’t work on my iPhone 6 the arrow is miles from the blue line n it just don’t move at all got me lost loads of times why is this when it’s never done this before on other phones.
Can’t add labels to the locations you like
by hpbhathiya on 2019/04/21 04:16
It was possible before until they release the latest update. Now you have share icon instead while it has the share button up top right like it was before. Labelling is such a nice feature that you can find it and get directions to those places. Steps to replicate this issue; 1. Open up google maps and tap and hold the location you want to label eg: Peter’s home. 2. Previously there was this button to label it. Now you don’t get that any longer and instead you could save the location to a list you have, but you can’t label them.
Roundabouts
by Shaam khan on 2019/04/21 02:12
Need to fix for roundabouts which map doesn’t show on the screen which exist to take it’s say when volume is on so while I use radio my phone is connected to the car I can’t hear it
This app is great
by callimustie on 2019/04/21 01:39
I love this app very good helps me when I need to go places especially when it’s urgent I love it and it’s very useful I recommend this app the every one 5 stars from me
Can’t post place review.
by clearbrian on 2019/04/21 00:32
Can’t post place review. Gave a 1 star. Wrote text. No pic. Post button still disabled
Easy
by Mad D89 on 2019/04/20 23:56
It make my life easier
Best state agency ever
by Jcbtavares2010 on 2019/04/20 20:16
Hats down for Lawrie and sbliving because they have done everything they could to help me to move as quick as they could . I had to move in a emergency because my landlord change his mind and Lawrie have been by my side to help me out to get a new property, all staff are 5 stars, very polite and professional, they have done everything they could to help me out . Words can not describe how happy iam to get a property with them . Very kind and polite people.
Very laggy
by MilladH1992 on 2019/04/20 19:51
After a update this app became unusable. It’s buggy and so laggy that it’s difficult to even zoom into a part of a city. Please fix this as I rely on it everyday.
Timeline not working
by KesgraveJ on 2019/04/20 16:39
Since changing my phone to the iPhone XS Max my timeline does not work properly. I have location services on and everything associated with it switched on but my timeline is totally out from the time I leave home it’s out by about 2 hours saying I’m driving when I’m not, it never pin points anything, everything is wrong. I have tried everything to put this right, but no joy. I am very disappointed as I use this a lot, it can’t be relied on anymore Thankyou for the tips, but i have tried everything that you suggest i do, unfortunately it makes no difference. Please can you tell me what the still here toggle is for ?
Busy driver
by keeping me busy on 2019/04/20 15:09
Much better than Satnav for finding streets
volume control
by TatisGabilondo on 2019/04/20 14:34
I’ve notice that when I have my app open and in use conectes to the speakers of the car I have to make the music be very loud so I can hear the directions. I think it would be nice to have a volume control so if someone wants to play loud music and low volume on directions they can. But if like me they drive with babies in the car and want music that’s not that loud but directions that I can hear, then this control will allow the user to set the correct volume for their directions.
No satellite view street names.
by Hip hop flip flop on 2019/04/20 09:31
As per the title. What’s the point of removing the street names from satellite view. How are you supposed to navigate by foot around big cities without them. Very poor.
Holiday maps
by TonyW2020 on 2019/04/20 03:15
Away from home, the maps seem to know where I am and going. Blue dot current location. Although distances can be confusing.
Review
by you are having a joke on 2019/04/19 23:09
Just started using the map and find it very useful. Thank you
Good
by Etairpete on 2019/04/19 21:58
Gets you where you need to be. Just wish it flagged up what the speed limit is on the road you’re on!
Label icon doesn’t show in all places in last update
by Waw11 on 2019/04/19 20:40
Label icon doesn’t show in all places in last update
Wow
by atiahossain on 2019/04/19 11:34
It is good
Good but features needed
by razsheffield on 2019/04/19 10:19
Love the navigation now but I would say a speed camera and/or report traffic button is needed, also how do I get the speed limit to show with alerts for speed cameras?
Simply the Best!
by Humphsplace on 2019/04/19 05:38
I ❤️ Google Maps! So easy to use, no messing about with postcodes or addresses, just type in the business name and hey presto you’re on your way! Definitely the most useful app on my phone.
Great app when it works
by Blind Fire Paintball on 2019/04/18 18:41
I dont know if its just me or if anyone else is having these issues.. When you zoom out to see surrounding routes etc the recenter option disappears and does not allow you to recenter unless app is closed and opened again.. Also having issue where it will say no route available, when i know there definitely is.. again app has to be closed and opened again for it to start working Full 4G is available when these issues occur
Bug
by Skipjb on 2019/04/18 18:25
Once you zoom or press compass it stops locking onto you.
Thanks
by peter kabir on 2019/04/18 18:16
Thanks
Expertideas.Co.Uk
by Xmrclan on 2019/04/18 06:12
Exelent maps , just please fixed are bugs ;)
App stopped working properly
by koraslade2018 on 2019/04/17 19:50
My app is not working properly and it seems to go off the track everytime I drive somewhere. It is really causing a problem now as I cannot rely on it to get to appointments. The car icon seems to drift off the chosen route and I cannot seem to make it work. I have tried several different suggested solutions but nothing is helping. Please can you fix this as soon as possible
LET ME USE THE APP PLEASE !!
by Lousy May on 2019/04/17 07:01
I think the app WOULD BE GREAT however I need it to get from school to home and it says that I have to fill a bill form before even downloading it !!!!! And this is the only app that I think would let me however I don’t know that because your not letting me use the flipping app !! I’m not allowed to spend money of my phone because my dad has put a ... something on it anyway u don’t need to know that. The point that I’m trying to get at is I WOULD SAY THE APP IS GREAT BUT ITS REALLY NOT BECAUSE I CANT USE IT !!!!!!!!! Also get rid of the billing form we have to sign before using google maps. Once again this is the only app that I haven’t tried and it might actually work however I DO NOT KNOW THAT BECAUSE your not letting me use the flipping app !! Oh and by the way I gave this a 1 star ( because it deserves it) your welcome 😊😊.
AP
by adsmpiri on 2019/04/16 23:12
It’s need to tell us about speed cameras and showing the place exactly
What’s happening???
by Hmfc matty on 2019/04/16 20:41
Last few weeks it’s now struggling to pin point my location. It found me fine at these places previously but now it’s all over the place. Getting unusable. iPhone X.
Kevd
by Ringside1 on 2019/04/16 19:08
Google maps is by far the most accurate of any I’ve used, the easiest to follow, easy on the eye, my directional skills aren’t very good, so this is something I couldn’t be without.
Usability on iPad to be improved
by Grzegorz Leszek on 2019/04/16 05:44
Open any detail of the place. The close button is white so when the image is white one is confused how to close it 🙄
Wrong location and rubbish performance
by jaitrack on 2019/04/16 04:56
Trying to navigatefrom 30 minutes but location shows wrong , rubbish performance
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.
Better on the details than my satnav
by Lindyloohs on 2019/04/15 06:10
My standard satnav broke down mid journey, so I used Google maps for the first time on the road. I won’t bother replacing my satnav now as I’ve found Google maps much better especially the audio feature. It warns me of speed cameras, gives road names ( instead of turn left in 400 metres). This feature is much more useful.
Urgent
by crabstersbsbdndmsbdvdj on 2019/04/15 05:59
Why can’t I see all my saved star locations!? Later update. Thanks Google Maps for your response and for fixing my problem I appreciate it very much!! Best regards, Cristian
What has happened?
by tim_p_walker on 2019/04/14 17:06
After recent IOS & Google Maps update the navigation is completely f-cked on my iPhone 6! This was a great app - please sort this out Google. (GPS is working fine with other apps, so guessing it must be a problem with Google Maps and/or IOS.)
Labels no more?!???
by Pamiehamie on 2019/04/14 05:10
It’s google maps every day for work and label my locations. Now for some reason it won’t let me label my locations any more. Can someone please help with this????
Great for so many things BUT...
by Cordjxkfci on 2019/04/13 19:07
Recently the app has struggled to reroute if you decide to go a different way. Most frustratingly, if you come out of the map or try to do anything with it while on a route, it locks you out of anything so all you can do is view the route (no auto following or editing the route or selecting a different destination) or change the icon. The only way to reset is to close the app and restart. Ok if you’ve stopped and can spend a few mins doing this, not so great en route when your passenger is desperately trying to get back to the original route and destination and the driver is sat navless!
Mr
by Simplemee on 2019/04/13 18:53
Just intrusion by Google, nothing else!
Add Label icon
by Herr s Gorry on 2019/04/13 17:51
“Add label” icon is missing(iphone 8plus) after last update!!! Get it fixed please!
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!
New functionality is poorly executed
by InterStella555 on 2019/04/13 07:22
I’m falling out of love with this app. I loved the fact that background music could be controlled but what is with the new browse option option instead of the old open option? If you do click a album icon it does nothing apart from show it in the player; the track playing in the background carries on playing . The selection of tracks to browse is mystifying and you end up opening the music app in the end anyway. I’ve also noticed weird straight lines instead of the usual road mappings especially when travelling on busy motorways.
Very useful for driving
by tameem mohamed ali mahmoud on 2019/04/13 07:12
Perfect for destinations
Worst app ever
by redbluefire01 on 2019/04/12 18:41
I used to this app a lot but now I find this one of the most frustrating apps ever, not only does it fail to direct me but the navigation has to be set up properly again manually rather than it telling me where to go it just makes do around in circles.
Using the app
by lkmw71 on 2019/04/12 14:42
I find this easy to use
Google maps
by Is weh deh? on 2019/04/12 11:06
Always causing me nothing but problems 🤬
Map wrong allways
by selimbulut on 2019/04/11 12:27
I have a problem pls can you do something, never show me right place and never going tru
Label dropped pins option disappeared?
by Jhmjhm1 on 2019/04/11 11:58
I’ve used Google maps as my map of preference over the last few years as I travel the country on my boat; I have marked my stops and parking places by using dropped pins and labelling them... but that option has now disappeared? Any idea why?
Stefan
by Varzaaa on 2019/04/11 09:02
Where is the labelig option????
Tyre fitting
by xcbgfhh on 2019/04/10 18:54
Excellent efficient service Easy order online Staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable Thank you
Error in the last update
by M. Raslan on 2019/04/10 17:58
After the last update, the navigator is not straight while driving. After a right or left turn or a round about, i have to adjust the arrow by tilting the background manually. Plz fix
Bottom UI disappearing
by Ory and Keny on 2019/04/10 12:37
I found recently that when browsing through my route or the map whilst on a route the bottom UI disappeared and makes the app unusable.
So many good features...
by reddunpadder on 2019/04/10 09:24
Just a few niggles... Why doesn't total trip distance show anymore when getting directions where a stop had been added to the route? This is a real problem for a regular cyclist trying to avoid certain roads/areas and needing to understand the mileage involved with a particular route.
Lance
by fred smiff on 2019/04/10 06:49
Says nothing is free how do you intend to repay me ?
Timeline errors
by mreys on 2019/04/09 21:36
Timeline only sporadically works. Stopped working consistently over a month ago.
Hannah
by splashbubble on 2019/04/09 16:15
Great
Very informative app
by kevjan2058 on 2019/04/09 16:09
The app is very informative
Best app
by igor codreanu on 2019/04/09 14:48
The Best navigator ever had
Add labels missing
by Wayne halifax on 2019/04/09 13:20
“Add labels” to save locations in “your places” is now missing in the new update. Please fix it soon it’s made google maps almost useless as I can’t label my own places (labels). I will re review when fixed.
great
by CheckYourDebuff on 2019/04/09 09:58
solid app
S Thapa
by thapayourpapa on 2019/04/09 06:32
I would advise everyone not to use Google map in Nepal. Google does not give correct direction and will guide you through wrong and difficult routes. It does not distinguish between walking route and motorable routes in mountaineous areas and would direct cars/motorbike towards non-motorable route meant only for walking.
Sam
by Sam-012 on 2019/04/08 21:43
Need more map pictures quality and accurate about destination
Good but...
by 1%@#3 on 2019/04/08 19:51
How in gods name do I use street view on this stupid app!?
What happened?
by DJG1872 on 2019/04/08 18:58
This used to be a go to app for navigation. The app is now not running so well. It kept asking me to “rate” places I have been too. It was very annoying so I switched it off and now on my widgets screen it’s telling me my main mode of transport it the train?
Very good
by whos lost on 2019/04/08 16:58
No problems no sweat just speak and go happy days
Begging
by Robjay53 on 2019/04/08 16:05
Trying to use google maps but all I get is text bow begging for a review. Let me use it first!!!
The best mapping app
by Toby p7 on 2019/04/08 04:37
I just noticed a problem with the latest version - the ‘Add Label’ button has been replaced with a ‘Share’ button. This means there are now 2 share buttons on the screen but I am no longer able to add text labels to dropped pins. I hope you guys have noticed it too and will fix it soon.
Google Maps Review
by Imightlikeyourgame on 2019/04/07 20:54
This is so helpful whoever made this knows what it’s like when you don’t know your way.
Road speed
by tkanani on 2019/04/06 23:02
When are you bringing in road speeds.
Horrid update
by Baylorcmh on 2019/04/06 19:16
The latest update destroyed the navigation function. When driving I no longer get the POV from the car but must interpret the map and whether I should turn left/right. It’s now dangerous. Will not be using anymore.
Navigation problems!!
by salsa bunny :) on 2019/04/06 18:39
I thought the latest update will sort out navigation problem. But NO when I started the navigation it points downward instead of upward to the direction you travel!! When I start walking it doesn’t point & go to the direction you travel, instead it goes downwards, side ways..... all over the place!!! Google developers needs to fix this Apps. The old version of Google Maps (few years ago) it moves & navigation to the direction you travel. Now it doesn’t move, and when you recenter it , it goes sideways & all points all over the place! Any SatNav will navigate in Manchester UK but not Google Maps!
Speed cameras
by Kev26483 on 2019/04/06 06:50
Needs to let you know when speed cameras are near
Review
by man from fairacres on 2019/04/05 18:58
A very useful app.most detailed apparatus.
Borked since the last update
by Henkie99 on 2019/04/05 17:38
Nothing works?
Fixed Starred Places!
by __Dave_M__ on 2019/04/05 13:54
The latest version has restored the display Starred Places to the main map view. :o)
Timeline
by Tony488 on 2019/04/05 09:25
Overall a good app but when I use timeline it keeps telling me I’am still driving after I have arrived home and in the morning it still shows I’am driving?
I WANT MY SAVED PLACES BACK
by flyingback2mykitchen on 2019/04/05 08:49
The new version is suck👎🏻 Pls fix it 😢
Would love better facility for offline maps
by Dmen7 on 2019/04/05 08:36
Works great. Syncs with calendar well. Can find addresses very easily through Google search. I wish Google would improve offline maps and let these be saved by country.
No map showing
by MarkManchesterUK on 2019/04/05 05:34
Since the latest update I don’t see any maps at all only the blue spot showing me on a white background
Juggling
by Mr Hgv on 2019/04/04 23:43
I can’t see my saved addresses where I have been. Thank
Bugs
by andrevenancio.com on 2019/04/04 22:30
So rotating it on iPhone XS makes the icons disappear. Annoying bug
Animation team
by McKingshott on 2019/04/04 22:29
Mido and all the animation team have been so much fun. They have been friendly, made us feel welcome and are extremely talented. We like all the guys and girls Thank you for adding to our holiday vibes 💃🏻🎉
HGV
by Big head. on 2019/04/04 19:40
Please please can you put a hgv mapping system some how in there weight limits especially 7.5 tone height and so on please.
CarPlay logo
by Andrew-263739 on 2019/04/04 19:34
Unnecessarily displays the word Google on screen all the time when using CarPlay. Otherwise good.
Freezes
by AamirJB on 2019/04/04 18:28
It keeps on freezing and have to restart app.
Thank you for restoring favourites 😊😊❤️
by Ses8788 on 2019/04/04 18:18
Thank you for restoring favourites 😊😊❤️
Saved places inconsistency
by Alan Crowther on 2019/04/04 17:53
Since recent update - iPad shows 500 saved places but iPhone shows 637 - many saved places “lost” on iPad & wont display Disappointed
I could not be more grateful
by Abu.Basel on 2019/04/04 16:59
Goggle maps provide an absolute convenience for traveling, eating out, how to spend your leisure time. Just scroll, click and go.
What’s happened to public transport? no bus stops/train station sign missing.
by silverbells1st on 2019/04/04 14:04
No rating! Diabolical!! I don’t drive, rely on the maps to show me where bus stops are, especially when I don’t know the area. Also need the station logo to show me where stations are, the little train is hard work to find against the background.
Saved places disappeared
by Ecxk on 2019/04/04 12:45
All my saved places disappeared from my map. How’s it possible that a multinational company that nearly control all internet like google can release an ‘update’ whit such a HUGE bug?!!!
Advertising dressed up as 'features'
by Adam1128 on 2019/04/04 07:44
Used to be great. On mobile you want an app that does ONE THING. Maps USED to just get you places. But now Google want to wrong every last cent out of you, so the fill the app with bloat, menus that automatically appear, advertising restaurants you don't want. I'm in a rush, I'm late, and Google is showing me a 'hip' Turkish restaurant in my area. Just NO. You'd think being able to track my every move to the nearest cm would be enough, but no, Google want to about the hell out of me too.
What’s happened???....
by Bimbee69 on 2019/04/04 06:41
Used to be automatically shown when a faster route was available and could accept.....Where has this gone? Was directed to a route that would have caused a 1hr delay. I exited back to the direction and map and there was a route an hour quicker!....Come on Google, what’s going on???
Classic Update Bug ruins the once mighty Navigation App
by Cu Chulainn on 2019/04/03 20:57
EVERYONE uses Google Maps on iPhone, have relied on it for YEARS, now it’s been updated, the little software Elves have been tinkering in their wee cave to come up with a way to absolutely destroy it. After the latest update-all SAVED places aren’t visible on the Map and all Bus Stops/Tube Stops have disappeared. Hugely frustrating.
No train stations
by I've got zombies on 2019/04/03 20:51
Nightmare
Bus stops and tube stops disappeared
by Ylioja on 2019/04/03 16:37
Why did all the tube stops and bus stops disappear from Google Maps after latest update?
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.
Very good, just some volume frustration
by 4rmz94 on 2017/09/24 05:04
Hey, I must say this is a very good free app, it has improved greatly over the last 5 years and I certainly have come to prefer pretty much all aspects of it over iOS maps, only issue is that the music and navigation volumes are not independent. I ride a motorbike so I must use headphones for navigation, usually I do not like to have my music volume too high as I would like to be able to hear if there are hazards approaching (alerting only by their sound, e.g. Fire truck), but when the navigation voice over comes on, the volume is too low, sometimes I end up making the wrong turn, so I turn on the volume during the turn-for-turn notification, and google maps is then at an adequate level but this changing of the volume affects the music playing in the background, and suddenly when that round of google maps instruction is done, the music is blazing in my ears. Why are these two volumes attached, please could you make it separate, as the directions are essentially in app notifications, why don't you attach google maps volume to the ringer volume instead of the music volume, this would've much more convenient, or give it its own separate volume adjuster so that adjusting voice volume doesn't adjust music volume, thank you.
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.
More Google Imaging
by Alice Harrison on 2018/07/08 02:57
Good evening, currently the company I work for at are doing full 360 tours within one of Britain’s largest retailers. I was emailing to enquire whether we could set up a meeting to discuss how our systems could work together I.e links on your maps so the public can look around the stores, properties to buy, land for sale and for other engineering aspects I.e it would help with various permits for access to roofs etc and so people can see various bits they can see clearly which are currently on google maps. We are also currently in the process of creating tours at various universities and schools which our clients are really keen to do for new pupils so they know what to expect and have a quick look around the campus so it won’t be so daunting on the first day which could also I think be linked to your system. If you would like to meet and discuss just so you can see what we currently do and maybe discuss what we could do to help you, with that would be great. Kind Regard Alice Harrison
My go to navigation app. But...
by Jonathan T on 2019/01/26 09:05
Google Maps is an amazing free app. It’s just about bang on for most destinations. Some recent upgrade I only noticed the other day, like UK speed camera warning. I’ve always found it pretty accurate for the most part but a bit slow to react. Like all NAV apps or devices, you need to check the screen because the directions aren’t always clear enough for some sections of road. I’ve found it very useful in London, but again you need to glance at the screen to be sure as sometimes the verbal instructions don’t come on. Just like any other technology, don’t just rely on it to know what’s best. Always check the route it’s suggested and make sure the vehicle you’re driving is suitable for these roads. I would like the functionality to drag the route away from the chose one, like you can on a computer. Handheld devices are more powerful than computers if not so many years ago, so this functionality should be possible. Well done Google on a brilliant free app.
Amazing app but
by DannyTaylorUK on 2017/11/03 05:38
There is no doubt in my mind that when it comes to navigation apps, the mapping by google maps is way ahead of the competition however a couple of things I feel let the app down and make it feel out of date when comparing to the app to its competitors. Speed limits, with both Waze and Apple maps showing speed limits I feel this is a very useful feature that google maps is missing. The second feature I feel that is missing is when in comes to navigating roundabouts. Again when using waze or Apple maps you get a text indication showing which exit to take where as with google maps you will only get this indication verbally. Despite these two flaws, google maps is my go to navigation app and I do believe that the actually accuracy of the turn by turn navigation is 100x better than the competition and it’s this reason why google maps gets my vote
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.
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’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!
Sometimes overcomplicating it
by Kicsi csibe on 2019/01/17 19:15
This is the best map app so I use it the most. However sometimes routes me on a longer and more expensive ways to my destination than I would do so I need to evaluate the suggestion. For example: going to Heathrow airport terminal from Clapham Junction (London, England) it suggested to change from bus 285 to Piccadilly line for the last stop. Which would have been not much time gain but hassle to get off the bus and onto the tube and pay and more time for the tube. So needless to say it stayed on the bus. Another time the maps tries to route me through park where cycling is not permitted or the park is already closed for the evening. In these cases it's not simple for me to give feedback there and then. So some button would be nice in one corner of the map to give feedback on these inaccuracies of the map.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Really disappointed
by Shulz4life on 2018/06/21 07:58
I have used google maps for years for getting around on public transport, and it’s been great. Now I drive it has somehow got a mind of its own. It doesn’t show the correct position when navigating, and can take up to 15 mins or more to corrrct itself. This is not great and very frustrating when you are driving around thinking you are on the wrong route when you have been on the right one all along. Also it doesn’t talk and give directions like it should do!!! I’ve set it up to do that. I don’t want to continuously have to look down at my phone because it’s not calling out the next instruction or any for that matter. I’ve updated my phone to the latest iOS and I’ve updated google maps. Sort it out please.
Great app but I have some issues
by BizzyB1995 on 2018/11/10 12:13
This app is great and I use it all the time. However I’ve had to start looking for a new app because there are a few things that have started to make it a pain: 1) why can’t I rename favourites? That way I could set up like an address book of places I go to often. 2) there is no speed limit icon. This would masked it far easier to be a safe driver and other apps have it so why not this one? 3) why can I either have no sound or 5 little bits of speech for every direction. Is there no in-between? Or an option to select what I want to hear? Or even just an option for a beep when I need to do something so I know to look at the screen.
LET ME USE THE APP PLEASE !!
by Lousy May on 2019/04/17 07:01
I think the app WOULD BE GREAT however I need it to get from school to home and it says that I have to fill a bill form before even downloading it !!!!! And this is the only app that I think would let me however I don’t know that because your not letting me use the flipping app !! I’m not allowed to spend money of my phone because my dad has put a ... something on it anyway u don’t need to know that. The point that I’m trying to get at is I WOULD SAY THE APP IS GREAT BUT ITS REALLY NOT BECAUSE I CANT USE IT !!!!!!!!! Also get rid of the billing form we have to sign before using google maps. Once again this is the only app that I haven’t tried and it might actually work however I DO NOT KNOW THAT BECAUSE your not letting me use the flipping app !! Oh and by the way I gave this a 1 star ( because it deserves it) your welcome 😊😊.
Google Maps is useless
by 1best boss on 2019/03/05 09:08
Google Maps is totally inaccurate it directs you miles out of your way and through unknown bad roads that are only suitable for livestock, it will still leave miles from your required destination and too add insult to injury businesses and place names that no longer exist are still showing up and worse still in the incorrect spots of the map. Better to buy a real good quality Sat Nav than using this app unless you’ve got money to burn going miles out of your way. Plus there is the danger of using this while driving and the illegal use of mobile device while driving. Google Maps like Google Earth supplies outdated false information. Whoever compiles the information seems too lazy to input the correct information or maybe they haven’t the intelligence to do that.
Do you even deep link bro? 😂
by MrMike1989 on 2018/04/05 22:30
To give this app less than a 5 star review would be preposterous. I mean who are you trying to kid? Like you’re going to find a better satellite navigation app. Having said that, I didn’t actually come here to praise this app, that would be silly, they already know they’re the best. I would instead like to point out one thing that bugs me. Clicking on a Google maps link from safari does not open said location within the app. It just takes you to the App Store lol. I’ve no idea how they’ve messed that up. Quite embarrassing really.
Could do better
by jaguarstr on 2018/01/03 22:34
Reduced this to 2 stars. The new street view navigation is crap you go all over place totally unstable. Adding a way point is not what it seems and is fiddly. Really is not a way point adder at all Reducing to 1 star. Why the bloody hell don't stop fixing things that are not broke. Drop a pin now and you get half the map took up with information at the bottom we don't want. The little street view window was enuf what the hell is the matter with you people. While in my estimation this app is starting to fail. You can get camera info and road speeds by using Waze a sister app of google. However I do think google should look at incorporating this information. If I could give this no stars I would. The one thing that is annoying is when you use the feedback within the app nothing gets done. This app fails to load the street view on the iPad 10.5 pro. You have to try several times to make it load sometimes it works if you totally shut the app, but I known to have to turn iPad on and off. I have told google this several times over a period if a few months and they have not fixed it. This keeps crashing on the iPad 10.5" pro
Best map app, however...
by Rossy the Bossy on 2018/11/02 02:14
About time. This should never have been removed. However here in the UK the address of houses and companies are not very accurate. I would say 85% of places I search for are approx 0.5 to 1 mile from where they are exactly located. For example it says my house is at the other end of our street. Looking for a shop etc it will be half a mile to a mile further up the road than where it is. UPDATE The satnav is excellent and gives good guidance, however it doesn’t know road closures at all. Major bridge closed in one direction, Apple Maps, TomTom know about it but not Google. Speed camera and accurate road closure, speed limits would make this the clear winner.
Google maps has never let me down
by Pedderz... on 2018/02/11 00:50
I’m a person that needs maps to get from A to B regular. Sometimes the road I need becomes a track to the house I might be trying to reach. Even though it might be three quarters of a mile away from the main road it’ll still tell me the exact road I need to be on and it’ll take me all the way to the property I wanna reach. Brilliant five stars. Just please google if you’re going to do an update please don’t give up the the basic version of this app or it’ll spoil it. Please if it’s not broke please don’t try to fix it.
Good for cars and walking but..
by b2uty5 on 2017/11/27 02:26
I use Google Maps almost every day. It’s always great when I’m in a car, but I’ve recently moved to Europe, where public transpo is more common.. While it’s also good for walking and finding when a bus may arrive at a bus stop, sometimes I simply want to be on the bus and find out what time I’ll arrive at my stop. Instead, Google Maps will assume I’m walking or trying to get where I’m going and give me alternate routes, instead of already being headed to where I want to be. Trying to figure out the next leg of your journey can certainly be important, and you can’t always use data constantly and have the app & route open.
New update 4.38
by lez avvit on 2017/10/25 19:27
I’m getting annoyed with you “ improving” this app . Loved the (add stop ) feature but seems to be missing in the new update ! Very frustrating! Also google messed this great app up when they/you did that thing where when you get to within reach of the destination the screen freaks out and goes into different screen and is hard to figure out where the destination is without severe concentration which is dangerous while driving! Apart from that great app and don’t use anything else so if google can sort these two things will be great app again . Tried to find a way of contacting you directly but couldn’t so that’s why the rubbish review !
New version a bit temperamental. Could be IOS issue
by ShogunSQ on 2018/03/15 21:19
I had a previous version of google maps on my old iPhone 6 Plus. I did not update IOS software or update google maps app and it all worked seamlessly. I then “upgraded” to a iPhone 6S Plus abc has the latest IOS software pre-installed and had to upgrade to latest version of google maps and it became very temperamental. The location arrow was very erratic, no voice guidance, the arrow would not keep up with the car etc. I had to play about with the phone settings and delete and reload google maps....it seems to be working for now. I still think its the most intuitive and accurate sat nav app.
Good but no ‘Depart at’ or ‘Arrive by’ when driving
by MisterDDK on 2019/03/18 21:06
Really handy overall. Works very well for things like public transport and walking. Works ok for driving as a sat nav but seems like it’s missing a few things for drivers. App would be far more useful if the ‘Depart at’ and ‘Arrive by’ functions were available on the app similar to the web version. Quite frustrating when you don’t have a laptop or computer at hand and have to plan some routes. Feel like it should be standard across all versions of Google maps. Would also be good if the app showed the current speed limit when using as a sat nav similar to the way Apple maps does.
Mahaythilay
by Mahaythilay on 2017/10/26 21:02
The most useful application on my phone. I only want to suggest is if I want to drive exactly the same as the bus route and do not want to drive on the recommended car driving routes, I have no idea how to customise or change my driving route to be the same with public transport route. Why is I learn the streets going by bus first and I want to drive on those streets avoiding the dual carriageway and motorways as I am a new driver. After learning by bus, I want to go on that route by my car. However, google map cannot change that public transport route as car driving route for me. Apart from the that, ok for me.
New update keeps crashing my whole phone! (7+250gb)
by london_england on 2017/12/20 09:09
New update keeps crashing my whole phone! I’m a taxi driver in London, I do 1000 miles plus a week, I’ve started using religiously, however since new update if using the navigation feature and I come off the app soon as I go back in it freezes, I can’t come out of the app nor even know the correct way then my whole phone freezes, even starts blinking and making distorting sounds. My phone is up to date and no other apps causing problems or freezing phone. Google please please please fix ASAP, apart from not being able to organise favourites and sometimes not knowing banned right/left turns excellent and much better than tomtom and waze. Please sort out ASAP starting to cost me money 😩😩😩😩😩
Has it's own mind
by BinaPleasure on 2017/11/28 13:00
Good free app, but sometimes it has a mind of its own. Changes to satellite view sometimes, super difficult to use navigation on this setting. There have been a few times the app has randomly changed my route without warning, very disorienting. There have also been several times maps has taken me near my destination, but not directly to it. Last night it directed me to the Wicks store near the petrol station I wanted to get to. This wouldn't have been so much of an issue except there was a 15ft bank of grass seperating me and the station. I had to trial and error the connecting car parks to get to the actual station.
Euro Traveller
by coolryd3r on 2018/04/11 09:07
Having used google maps for satnav while driving around the UK has been great .. Google maps come into its own when travelling around Europe ... having used the maps to not only guide me around walking in the city sightseeing... the transit maps for the trains and U-Bahns along with times and station details made getting around so much easier than having to keep looking for assistance... this app has revolutionised my world and feel more confident to travel even more knowing google maps has my back ! 🤘🏼
Used to be 5 star! - and now it is again!
by Chocca666 on 2018/02/25 08:27
Following my review (below) I followed Google’s suggestion and restarted my phone. The App is back to being the best of its kind. Quick and accurate, does exactly what it says on the tin! Dunno what’s happened but after the latest update my iPhone 7 does seem to like this app. Can find destination, it loads the route but I can’t start the navigation for 15-20 seconds. I know it’s hardly a long length of time, but it used to be instant - and these days that’s expected!
Freezes after latest IOS Update
by YemStar007 on 2017/10/07 09:40
This would be a 5 star because I prefer to even Apple map and sat nav unfortunately after the latest update keep freezing. I know this just need little tweaking because of the latest update but most developers have updated their app even before the iOS release, surprised why this happened with google. It’s a pain when you driving and it freezes on you because you have relied on it even more than your sat nav. I love the real time traffic update, if you can also include speed limit & speed cameras.
Best map app
by dan05048 on 2019/03/04 21:02
Google Maps is the map app for sure. Really like how up to date is with regards to shops and other places. You can get the opening closing times of shops quickly. You can take a walk down the street should you want to explore a place before travelling there on holiday! The navigation is also good giving real time traffic updates and suggests another route should there be a delay on your current route. It does so much more I know but I’m just quoting the basics! But all in all a great app 👌
Explore / Commute
by sonnofjack on 2018/11/13 17:48
Used to be my preferred navigation App for commuting by car, but since the latest update I’ve found the new Explore / Commute options to be entirely frustrating. I don’t want to see what’s around me on Explore (which is now the default) and the Commute function is just dreadful. The silly peak times graph is so big it takes up half the screen relegating the map to a tiny little window at the top. What was wrong with the Explore / Driving / Transit options previously presented at the bottom of the App? They worked so much better. I can’t understand why that layout needed changing? At least provide a way of changing the default view to Commute so we don’t have to see Explore every time we launch the App?
Strengths and weaknesses
by FizzyWhizzyPapa on 2018/05/21 16:39
Great free Sat Nav tool if you use it that way. You can see traffic hotspots and instructions are well thought out to be clear and unambiguous. Sadly no way to alter a route slightly. Can add stopping points but Google Maps doesn’t then work out a shortcut back to your main route but makes you double back the way you came and then back to the main route. A long about ! So close to being the only map and navigation tool you need. Come on Google with a tiny bit of extra effort you could easily outclass all the other offerings free or chargeable !!!
Speed Limits! Police Speed Cameras!
by Speedfire12 on 2018/02/16 01:36
This app is amazing! It is really fast and gives you a lot of information about what’s around you, restaurants, coffee shops, gas station and etc. However if riding like my self I would like to know the speed limits of every street, because sometimes there aren’t as many signs and it gets confusing. Adding the feature to know if you are going the speed limit is essential to avoid any speeding tickets. Also a feature that allows us the road users to know where speed cameras are will make us slow down.
More colours needed
by Yeliab nevets on 2018/02/10 07:50
I find it difficult to comprehend, how someone can design an app that gives directions so well but highlights the route with a blue line and then uses the same colour blue dot to show your location. The fundamental floor here is at a glance, bearing in mind you are driving and concentrating on not banging your precious motor into anything, you can’t instantly see the dot to know where you are and it’s a dot, not an arrow showing the direction of travel. Google, when will you admit your design fault and change the dot to an arrow any other colour but blue? While your at it, how about adding more colours and shapes for saved places.
A good app gone wrong?
by Billtee on 2017/11/25 21:30
Google Maps are frequently used by me to find my way around Britain and the Continent, but the latest updates have ruined it quite a bit. Where once working your way along a road in Streetview was easy and intuitive, now it is clumsy and things frequently go awry. Once a user could just find an address easily, now we are ‘offered’ all sorts of things - hotels, restaurants, pubs etc which are not wanted or required. We have no option to turn off these ‘features’. Would I recommend this app to someone else? No, I would tell them to stay on Apple’s Maps app.
Great for so many things BUT...
by Cordjxkfci on 2019/04/13 19:07
Recently the app has struggled to reroute if you decide to go a different way. Most frustratingly, if you come out of the map or try to do anything with it while on a route, it locks you out of anything so all you can do is view the route (no auto following or editing the route or selecting a different destination) or change the icon. The only way to reset is to close the app and restart. Ok if you’ve stopped and can spend a few mins doing this, not so great en route when your passenger is desperately trying to get back to the original route and destination and the driver is sat navless!
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Google Maps - Transit & Food
Description
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped, with hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and public transport info, and explore local neighbourhoods knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train or lift-share with real-time public transport info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurants, events and activities that matter to you • See what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match”, a number representing how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real time • Create lists of your favourite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google and publishers 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 not available in all countries
Best app ever!
by MarilenaLuc4 on 2019/04/22 11:45
I love this app, my life is easy with it. Thank you for the pins on the map. I missed them.
Bugs in navigation mode
by cockneygeezer on 2019/04/22 10:01
Bar showing timings and distance at bottom of screen keeps disappearing which is frustrating when you’re trying to drive!
Explore
by Mausers XR on 2019/04/22 07:41
God I hate the Explore Near Me which pops up every time I open the App give us the option to turn it off !!!!
Michael Murphy
by papa smurf63 on 2019/04/22 07:31
Excellent app
So much better than apple maps.
by SHEP! on 2019/04/22 07:00
So much better
What is going on with google maps???
by Grandcalifornia on 2019/04/21 20:34
It is absolutely ridden with bugs and it is almost impossible to use and is certainly unsafe to use as it won’t display the arrow if you change through apps quickly while it is still running and won’t display the current navigation arrow so you have to force close the app and input the address in again. Also adding petrol stations won’t allow me to select them. Does other weird things. I never seen google maps be in this condition. Absolutely ridiculous. 0 rating if I could give one.
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by l.s28 on 2019/04/21 07:19
My app won’t work on my iPhone 6 the arrow is miles from the blue line n it just don’t move at all got me lost loads of times why is this when it’s never done this before on other phones.
Can’t add labels to the locations you like
by hpbhathiya on 2019/04/21 04:16
It was possible before until they release the latest update. Now you have share icon instead while it has the share button up top right like it was before. Labelling is such a nice feature that you can find it and get directions to those places. Steps to replicate this issue; 1. Open up google maps and tap and hold the location you want to label eg: Peter’s home. 2. Previously there was this button to label it. Now you don’t get that any longer and instead you could save the location to a list you have, but you can’t label them.
Roundabouts
by Shaam khan on 2019/04/21 02:12
Need to fix for roundabouts which map doesn’t show on the screen which exist to take it’s say when volume is on so while I use radio my phone is connected to the car I can’t hear it
This app is great
by callimustie on 2019/04/21 01:39
I love this app very good helps me when I need to go places especially when it’s urgent I love it and it’s very useful I recommend this app the every one 5 stars from me
Can’t post place review.
by clearbrian on 2019/04/21 00:32
Can’t post place review. Gave a 1 star. Wrote text. No pic. Post button still disabled
Easy
by Mad D89 on 2019/04/20 23:56
It make my life easier
Best state agency ever
by Jcbtavares2010 on 2019/04/20 20:16
Hats down for Lawrie and sbliving because they have done everything they could to help me to move as quick as they could . I had to move in a emergency because my landlord change his mind and Lawrie have been by my side to help me out to get a new property, all staff are 5 stars, very polite and professional, they have done everything they could to help me out . Words can not describe how happy iam to get a property with them . Very kind and polite people.
Very laggy
by MilladH1992 on 2019/04/20 19:51
After a update this app became unusable. It’s buggy and so laggy that it’s difficult to even zoom into a part of a city. Please fix this as I rely on it everyday.
Timeline not working
by KesgraveJ on 2019/04/20 16:39
Since changing my phone to the iPhone XS Max my timeline does not work properly. I have location services on and everything associated with it switched on but my timeline is totally out from the time I leave home it’s out by about 2 hours saying I’m driving when I’m not, it never pin points anything, everything is wrong. I have tried everything to put this right, but no joy. I am very disappointed as I use this a lot, it can’t be relied on anymore Thankyou for the tips, but i have tried everything that you suggest i do, unfortunately it makes no difference. Please can you tell me what the still here toggle is for ?
Busy driver
by keeping me busy on 2019/04/20 15:09
Much better than Satnav for finding streets
volume control
by TatisGabilondo on 2019/04/20 14:34
I’ve notice that when I have my app open and in use conectes to the speakers of the car I have to make the music be very loud so I can hear the directions. I think it would be nice to have a volume control so if someone wants to play loud music and low volume on directions they can. But if like me they drive with babies in the car and want music that’s not that loud but directions that I can hear, then this control will allow the user to set the correct volume for their directions.
No satellite view street names.
by Hip hop flip flop on 2019/04/20 09:31
As per the title. What’s the point of removing the street names from satellite view. How are you supposed to navigate by foot around big cities without them. Very poor.
Holiday maps
by TonyW2020 on 2019/04/20 03:15
Away from home, the maps seem to know where I am and going. Blue dot current location. Although distances can be confusing.
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by you are having a joke on 2019/04/19 23:09
Just started using the map and find it very useful. Thank you
Good
by Etairpete on 2019/04/19 21:58
Gets you where you need to be. Just wish it flagged up what the speed limit is on the road you’re on!
Label icon doesn’t show in all places in last update
by Waw11 on 2019/04/19 20:40
Label icon doesn’t show in all places in last update
Wow
by atiahossain on 2019/04/19 11:34
It is good
Good but features needed
by razsheffield on 2019/04/19 10:19
Love the navigation now but I would say a speed camera and/or report traffic button is needed, also how do I get the speed limit to show with alerts for speed cameras?
Simply the Best!
by Humphsplace on 2019/04/19 05:38
I ❤️ Google Maps! So easy to use, no messing about with postcodes or addresses, just type in the business name and hey presto you’re on your way! Definitely the most useful app on my phone.
Great app when it works
by Blind Fire Paintball on 2019/04/18 18:41
I dont know if its just me or if anyone else is having these issues.. When you zoom out to see surrounding routes etc the recenter option disappears and does not allow you to recenter unless app is closed and opened again.. Also having issue where it will say no route available, when i know there definitely is.. again app has to be closed and opened again for it to start working Full 4G is available when these issues occur
Bug
by Skipjb on 2019/04/18 18:25
Once you zoom or press compass it stops locking onto you.
Thanks
by peter kabir on 2019/04/18 18:16
Thanks
Expertideas.Co.Uk
by Xmrclan on 2019/04/18 06:12
Exelent maps , just please fixed are bugs ;)
App stopped working properly
by koraslade2018 on 2019/04/17 19:50
My app is not working properly and it seems to go off the track everytime I drive somewhere. It is really causing a problem now as I cannot rely on it to get to appointments. The car icon seems to drift off the chosen route and I cannot seem to make it work. I have tried several different suggested solutions but nothing is helping. Please can you fix this as soon as possible
LET ME USE THE APP PLEASE !!
by Lousy May on 2019/04/17 07:01
I think the app WOULD BE GREAT however I need it to get from school to home and it says that I have to fill a bill form before even downloading it !!!!! And this is the only app that I think would let me however I don’t know that because your not letting me use the flipping app !! I’m not allowed to spend money of my phone because my dad has put a ... something on it anyway u don’t need to know that. The point that I’m trying to get at is I WOULD SAY THE APP IS GREAT BUT ITS REALLY NOT BECAUSE I CANT USE IT !!!!!!!!! Also get rid of the billing form we have to sign before using google maps. Once again this is the only app that I haven’t tried and it might actually work however I DO NOT KNOW THAT BECAUSE your not letting me use the flipping app !! Oh and by the way I gave this a 1 star ( because it deserves it) your welcome 😊😊.
AP
by adsmpiri on 2019/04/16 23:12
It’s need to tell us about speed cameras and showing the place exactly
What’s happening???
by Hmfc matty on 2019/04/16 20:41
Last few weeks it’s now struggling to pin point my location. It found me fine at these places previously but now it’s all over the place. Getting unusable. iPhone X.
Kevd
by Ringside1 on 2019/04/16 19:08
Google maps is by far the most accurate of any I’ve used, the easiest to follow, easy on the eye, my directional skills aren’t very good, so this is something I couldn’t be without.
Usability on iPad to be improved
by Grzegorz Leszek on 2019/04/16 05:44
Open any detail of the place. The close button is white so when the image is white one is confused how to close it 🙄
Wrong location and rubbish performance
by jaitrack on 2019/04/16 04:56
Trying to navigatefrom 30 minutes but location shows wrong , rubbish performance
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.
Better on the details than my satnav
by Lindyloohs on 2019/04/15 06:10
My standard satnav broke down mid journey, so I used Google maps for the first time on the road. I won’t bother replacing my satnav now as I’ve found Google maps much better especially the audio feature. It warns me of speed cameras, gives road names ( instead of turn left in 400 metres). This feature is much more useful.
Urgent
by crabstersbsbdndmsbdvdj on 2019/04/15 05:59
Why can’t I see all my saved star locations!? Later update. Thanks Google Maps for your response and for fixing my problem I appreciate it very much!! Best regards, Cristian
What has happened?
by tim_p_walker on 2019/04/14 17:06
After recent IOS & Google Maps update the navigation is completely f-cked on my iPhone 6! This was a great app - please sort this out Google. (GPS is working fine with other apps, so guessing it must be a problem with Google Maps and/or IOS.)
Labels no more?!???
by Pamiehamie on 2019/04/14 05:10
It’s google maps every day for work and label my locations. Now for some reason it won’t let me label my locations any more. Can someone please help with this????
Great for so many things BUT...
by Cordjxkfci on 2019/04/13 19:07
Recently the app has struggled to reroute if you decide to go a different way. Most frustratingly, if you come out of the map or try to do anything with it while on a route, it locks you out of anything so all you can do is view the route (no auto following or editing the route or selecting a different destination) or change the icon. The only way to reset is to close the app and restart. Ok if you’ve stopped and can spend a few mins doing this, not so great en route when your passenger is desperately trying to get back to the original route and destination and the driver is sat navless!
Mr
by Simplemee on 2019/04/13 18:53
Just intrusion by Google, nothing else!
Add Label icon
by Herr s Gorry on 2019/04/13 17:51
“Add label” icon is missing(iphone 8plus) after last update!!! Get it fixed please!
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!
New functionality is poorly executed
by InterStella555 on 2019/04/13 07:22
I’m falling out of love with this app. I loved the fact that background music could be controlled but what is with the new browse option option instead of the old open option? If you do click a album icon it does nothing apart from show it in the player; the track playing in the background carries on playing . The selection of tracks to browse is mystifying and you end up opening the music app in the end anyway. I’ve also noticed weird straight lines instead of the usual road mappings especially when travelling on busy motorways.
Very useful for driving
by tameem mohamed ali mahmoud on 2019/04/13 07:12
Perfect for destinations
Worst app ever
by redbluefire01 on 2019/04/12 18:41
I used to this app a lot but now I find this one of the most frustrating apps ever, not only does it fail to direct me but the navigation has to be set up properly again manually rather than it telling me where to go it just makes do around in circles.
Using the app
by lkmw71 on 2019/04/12 14:42
I find this easy to use
Google maps
by Is weh deh? on 2019/04/12 11:06
Always causing me nothing but problems 🤬
Map wrong allways
by selimbulut on 2019/04/11 12:27
I have a problem pls can you do something, never show me right place and never going tru
Label dropped pins option disappeared?
by Jhmjhm1 on 2019/04/11 11:58
I’ve used Google maps as my map of preference over the last few years as I travel the country on my boat; I have marked my stops and parking places by using dropped pins and labelling them... but that option has now disappeared? Any idea why?
Stefan
by Varzaaa on 2019/04/11 09:02
Where is the labelig option????
Tyre fitting
by xcbgfhh on 2019/04/10 18:54
Excellent efficient service Easy order online Staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable Thank you
Error in the last update
by M. Raslan on 2019/04/10 17:58
After the last update, the navigator is not straight while driving. After a right or left turn or a round about, i have to adjust the arrow by tilting the background manually. Plz fix
Bottom UI disappearing
by Ory and Keny on 2019/04/10 12:37
I found recently that when browsing through my route or the map whilst on a route the bottom UI disappeared and makes the app unusable.
So many good features...
by reddunpadder on 2019/04/10 09:24
Just a few niggles... Why doesn't total trip distance show anymore when getting directions where a stop had been added to the route? This is a real problem for a regular cyclist trying to avoid certain roads/areas and needing to understand the mileage involved with a particular route.
Lance
by fred smiff on 2019/04/10 06:49
Says nothing is free how do you intend to repay me ?
Timeline errors
by mreys on 2019/04/09 21:36
Timeline only sporadically works. Stopped working consistently over a month ago.
Hannah
by splashbubble on 2019/04/09 16:15
Great
Very informative app
by kevjan2058 on 2019/04/09 16:09
The app is very informative
Best app
by igor codreanu on 2019/04/09 14:48
The Best navigator ever had
Add labels missing
by Wayne halifax on 2019/04/09 13:20
“Add labels” to save locations in “your places” is now missing in the new update. Please fix it soon it’s made google maps almost useless as I can’t label my own places (labels). I will re review when fixed.
great
by CheckYourDebuff on 2019/04/09 09:58
solid app
S Thapa
by thapayourpapa on 2019/04/09 06:32
I would advise everyone not to use Google map in Nepal. Google does not give correct direction and will guide you through wrong and difficult routes. It does not distinguish between walking route and motorable routes in mountaineous areas and would direct cars/motorbike towards non-motorable route meant only for walking.
Sam
by Sam-012 on 2019/04/08 21:43
Need more map pictures quality and accurate about destination
Good but...
by 1%@#3 on 2019/04/08 19:51
How in gods name do I use street view on this stupid app!?
What happened?
by DJG1872 on 2019/04/08 18:58
This used to be a go to app for navigation. The app is now not running so well. It kept asking me to “rate” places I have been too. It was very annoying so I switched it off and now on my widgets screen it’s telling me my main mode of transport it the train?
Very good
by whos lost on 2019/04/08 16:58
No problems no sweat just speak and go happy days
Begging
by Robjay53 on 2019/04/08 16:05
Trying to use google maps but all I get is text bow begging for a review. Let me use it first!!!
The best mapping app
by Toby p7 on 2019/04/08 04:37
I just noticed a problem with the latest version - the ‘Add Label’ button has been replaced with a ‘Share’ button. This means there are now 2 share buttons on the screen but I am no longer able to add text labels to dropped pins. I hope you guys have noticed it too and will fix it soon.
Google Maps Review
by Imightlikeyourgame on 2019/04/07 20:54
This is so helpful whoever made this knows what it’s like when you don’t know your way.
Road speed
by tkanani on 2019/04/06 23:02
When are you bringing in road speeds.
Horrid update
by Baylorcmh on 2019/04/06 19:16
The latest update destroyed the navigation function. When driving I no longer get the POV from the car but must interpret the map and whether I should turn left/right. It’s now dangerous. Will not be using anymore.
Navigation problems!!
by salsa bunny :) on 2019/04/06 18:39
I thought the latest update will sort out navigation problem. But NO when I started the navigation it points downward instead of upward to the direction you travel!! When I start walking it doesn’t point & go to the direction you travel, instead it goes downwards, side ways..... all over the place!!! Google developers needs to fix this Apps. The old version of Google Maps (few years ago) it moves & navigation to the direction you travel. Now it doesn’t move, and when you recenter it , it goes sideways & all points all over the place! Any SatNav will navigate in Manchester UK but not Google Maps!
Speed cameras
by Kev26483 on 2019/04/06 06:50
Needs to let you know when speed cameras are near
Review
by man from fairacres on 2019/04/05 18:58
A very useful app.most detailed apparatus.
Borked since the last update
by Henkie99 on 2019/04/05 17:38
Nothing works?
Fixed Starred Places!
by __Dave_M__ on 2019/04/05 13:54
The latest version has restored the display Starred Places to the main map view. :o)
Timeline
by Tony488 on 2019/04/05 09:25
Overall a good app but when I use timeline it keeps telling me I’am still driving after I have arrived home and in the morning it still shows I’am driving?
I WANT MY SAVED PLACES BACK
by flyingback2mykitchen on 2019/04/05 08:49
The new version is suck👎🏻 Pls fix it 😢
Would love better facility for offline maps
by Dmen7 on 2019/04/05 08:36
Works great. Syncs with calendar well. Can find addresses very easily through Google search. I wish Google would improve offline maps and let these be saved by country.
No map showing
by MarkManchesterUK on 2019/04/05 05:34
Since the latest update I don’t see any maps at all only the blue spot showing me on a white background
Juggling
by Mr Hgv on 2019/04/04 23:43
I can’t see my saved addresses where I have been. Thank
Bugs
by andrevenancio.com on 2019/04/04 22:30
So rotating it on iPhone XS makes the icons disappear. Annoying bug
Animation team
by McKingshott on 2019/04/04 22:29
Mido and all the animation team have been so much fun. They have been friendly, made us feel welcome and are extremely talented. We like all the guys and girls Thank you for adding to our holiday vibes 💃🏻🎉
HGV
by Big head. on 2019/04/04 19:40
Please please can you put a hgv mapping system some how in there weight limits especially 7.5 tone height and so on please.
CarPlay logo
by Andrew-263739 on 2019/04/04 19:34
Unnecessarily displays the word Google on screen all the time when using CarPlay. Otherwise good.
Freezes
by AamirJB on 2019/04/04 18:28
It keeps on freezing and have to restart app.
Thank you for restoring favourites 😊😊❤️
by Ses8788 on 2019/04/04 18:18
Thank you for restoring favourites 😊😊❤️
Saved places inconsistency
by Alan Crowther on 2019/04/04 17:53
Since recent update - iPad shows 500 saved places but iPhone shows 637 - many saved places “lost” on iPad & wont display Disappointed
I could not be more grateful
by Abu.Basel on 2019/04/04 16:59
Goggle maps provide an absolute convenience for traveling, eating out, how to spend your leisure time. Just scroll, click and go.
What’s happened to public transport? no bus stops/train station sign missing.
by silverbells1st on 2019/04/04 14:04
No rating! Diabolical!! I don’t drive, rely on the maps to show me where bus stops are, especially when I don’t know the area. Also need the station logo to show me where stations are, the little train is hard work to find against the background.
Saved places disappeared
by Ecxk on 2019/04/04 12:45
All my saved places disappeared from my map. How’s it possible that a multinational company that nearly control all internet like google can release an ‘update’ whit such a HUGE bug?!!!
Advertising dressed up as 'features'
by Adam1128 on 2019/04/04 07:44
Used to be great. On mobile you want an app that does ONE THING. Maps USED to just get you places. But now Google want to wrong every last cent out of you, so the fill the app with bloat, menus that automatically appear, advertising restaurants you don't want. I'm in a rush, I'm late, and Google is showing me a 'hip' Turkish restaurant in my area. Just NO. You'd think being able to track my every move to the nearest cm would be enough, but no, Google want to about the hell out of me too.
What’s happened???....
by Bimbee69 on 2019/04/04 06:41
Used to be automatically shown when a faster route was available and could accept.....Where has this gone? Was directed to a route that would have caused a 1hr delay. I exited back to the direction and map and there was a route an hour quicker!....Come on Google, what’s going on???
Classic Update Bug ruins the once mighty Navigation App
by Cu Chulainn on 2019/04/03 20:57
EVERYONE uses Google Maps on iPhone, have relied on it for YEARS, now it’s been updated, the little software Elves have been tinkering in their wee cave to come up with a way to absolutely destroy it. After the latest update-all SAVED places aren’t visible on the Map and all Bus Stops/Tube Stops have disappeared. Hugely frustrating.
No train stations
by I've got zombies on 2019/04/03 20:51
Nightmare
Bus stops and tube stops disappeared
by Ylioja on 2019/04/03 16:37
Why did all the tube stops and bus stops disappear from Google Maps after latest update?
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.
Very good, just some volume frustration
by 4rmz94 on 2017/09/24 05:04
Hey, I must say this is a very good free app, it has improved greatly over the last 5 years and I certainly have come to prefer pretty much all aspects of it over iOS maps, only issue is that the music and navigation volumes are not independent. I ride a motorbike so I must use headphones for navigation, usually I do not like to have my music volume too high as I would like to be able to hear if there are hazards approaching (alerting only by their sound, e.g. Fire truck), but when the navigation voice over comes on, the volume is too low, sometimes I end up making the wrong turn, so I turn on the volume during the turn-for-turn notification, and google maps is then at an adequate level but this changing of the volume affects the music playing in the background, and suddenly when that round of google maps instruction is done, the music is blazing in my ears. Why are these two volumes attached, please could you make it separate, as the directions are essentially in app notifications, why don't you attach google maps volume to the ringer volume instead of the music volume, this would've much more convenient, or give it its own separate volume adjuster so that adjusting voice volume doesn't adjust music volume, thank you.
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.
More Google Imaging
by Alice Harrison on 2018/07/08 02:57
Good evening, currently the company I work for at are doing full 360 tours within one of Britain’s largest retailers. I was emailing to enquire whether we could set up a meeting to discuss how our systems could work together I.e links on your maps so the public can look around the stores, properties to buy, land for sale and for other engineering aspects I.e it would help with various permits for access to roofs etc and so people can see various bits they can see clearly which are currently on google maps. We are also currently in the process of creating tours at various universities and schools which our clients are really keen to do for new pupils so they know what to expect and have a quick look around the campus so it won’t be so daunting on the first day which could also I think be linked to your system. If you would like to meet and discuss just so you can see what we currently do and maybe discuss what we could do to help you, with that would be great. Kind Regard Alice Harrison
My go to navigation app. But...
by Jonathan T on 2019/01/26 09:05
Google Maps is an amazing free app. It’s just about bang on for most destinations. Some recent upgrade I only noticed the other day, like UK speed camera warning. I’ve always found it pretty accurate for the most part but a bit slow to react. Like all NAV apps or devices, you need to check the screen because the directions aren’t always clear enough for some sections of road. I’ve found it very useful in London, but again you need to glance at the screen to be sure as sometimes the verbal instructions don’t come on. Just like any other technology, don’t just rely on it to know what’s best. Always check the route it’s suggested and make sure the vehicle you’re driving is suitable for these roads. I would like the functionality to drag the route away from the chose one, like you can on a computer. Handheld devices are more powerful than computers if not so many years ago, so this functionality should be possible. Well done Google on a brilliant free app.
Amazing app but
by DannyTaylorUK on 2017/11/03 05:38
There is no doubt in my mind that when it comes to navigation apps, the mapping by google maps is way ahead of the competition however a couple of things I feel let the app down and make it feel out of date when comparing to the app to its competitors. Speed limits, with both Waze and Apple maps showing speed limits I feel this is a very useful feature that google maps is missing. The second feature I feel that is missing is when in comes to navigating roundabouts. Again when using waze or Apple maps you get a text indication showing which exit to take where as with google maps you will only get this indication verbally. Despite these two flaws, google maps is my go to navigation app and I do believe that the actually accuracy of the turn by turn navigation is 100x better than the competition and it’s this reason why google maps gets my vote
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.
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’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!
Sometimes overcomplicating it
by Kicsi csibe on 2019/01/17 19:15
This is the best map app so I use it the most. However sometimes routes me on a longer and more expensive ways to my destination than I would do so I need to evaluate the suggestion. For example: going to Heathrow airport terminal from Clapham Junction (London, England) it suggested to change from bus 285 to Piccadilly line for the last stop. Which would have been not much time gain but hassle to get off the bus and onto the tube and pay and more time for the tube. So needless to say it stayed on the bus. Another time the maps tries to route me through park where cycling is not permitted or the park is already closed for the evening. In these cases it's not simple for me to give feedback there and then. So some button would be nice in one corner of the map to give feedback on these inaccuracies of the map.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Really disappointed
by Shulz4life on 2018/06/21 07:58
I have used google maps for years for getting around on public transport, and it’s been great. Now I drive it has somehow got a mind of its own. It doesn’t show the correct position when navigating, and can take up to 15 mins or more to corrrct itself. This is not great and very frustrating when you are driving around thinking you are on the wrong route when you have been on the right one all along. Also it doesn’t talk and give directions like it should do!!! I’ve set it up to do that. I don’t want to continuously have to look down at my phone because it’s not calling out the next instruction or any for that matter. I’ve updated my phone to the latest iOS and I’ve updated google maps. Sort it out please.
Great app but I have some issues
by BizzyB1995 on 2018/11/10 12:13
This app is great and I use it all the time. However I’ve had to start looking for a new app because there are a few things that have started to make it a pain: 1) why can’t I rename favourites? That way I could set up like an address book of places I go to often. 2) there is no speed limit icon. This would masked it far easier to be a safe driver and other apps have it so why not this one? 3) why can I either have no sound or 5 little bits of speech for every direction. Is there no in-between? Or an option to select what I want to hear? Or even just an option for a beep when I need to do something so I know to look at the screen.
LET ME USE THE APP PLEASE !!
by Lousy May on 2019/04/17 07:01
I think the app WOULD BE GREAT however I need it to get from school to home and it says that I have to fill a bill form before even downloading it !!!!! And this is the only app that I think would let me however I don’t know that because your not letting me use the flipping app !! I’m not allowed to spend money of my phone because my dad has put a ... something on it anyway u don’t need to know that. The point that I’m trying to get at is I WOULD SAY THE APP IS GREAT BUT ITS REALLY NOT BECAUSE I CANT USE IT !!!!!!!!! Also get rid of the billing form we have to sign before using google maps. Once again this is the only app that I haven’t tried and it might actually work however I DO NOT KNOW THAT BECAUSE your not letting me use the flipping app !! Oh and by the way I gave this a 1 star ( because it deserves it) your welcome 😊😊.
Google Maps is useless
by 1best boss on 2019/03/05 09:08
Google Maps is totally inaccurate it directs you miles out of your way and through unknown bad roads that are only suitable for livestock, it will still leave miles from your required destination and too add insult to injury businesses and place names that no longer exist are still showing up and worse still in the incorrect spots of the map. Better to buy a real good quality Sat Nav than using this app unless you’ve got money to burn going miles out of your way. Plus there is the danger of using this while driving and the illegal use of mobile device while driving. Google Maps like Google Earth supplies outdated false information. Whoever compiles the information seems too lazy to input the correct information or maybe they haven’t the intelligence to do that.
Do you even deep link bro? 😂
by MrMike1989 on 2018/04/05 22:30
To give this app less than a 5 star review would be preposterous. I mean who are you trying to kid? Like you’re going to find a better satellite navigation app. Having said that, I didn’t actually come here to praise this app, that would be silly, they already know they’re the best. I would instead like to point out one thing that bugs me. Clicking on a Google maps link from safari does not open said location within the app. It just takes you to the App Store lol. I’ve no idea how they’ve messed that up. Quite embarrassing really.
Could do better
by jaguarstr on 2018/01/03 22:34
Reduced this to 2 stars. The new street view navigation is crap you go all over place totally unstable. Adding a way point is not what it seems and is fiddly. Really is not a way point adder at all Reducing to 1 star. Why the bloody hell don't stop fixing things that are not broke. Drop a pin now and you get half the map took up with information at the bottom we don't want. The little street view window was enuf what the hell is the matter with you people. While in my estimation this app is starting to fail. You can get camera info and road speeds by using Waze a sister app of google. However I do think google should look at incorporating this information. If I could give this no stars I would. The one thing that is annoying is when you use the feedback within the app nothing gets done. This app fails to load the street view on the iPad 10.5 pro. You have to try several times to make it load sometimes it works if you totally shut the app, but I known to have to turn iPad on and off. I have told google this several times over a period if a few months and they have not fixed it. This keeps crashing on the iPad 10.5" pro
Best map app, however...
by Rossy the Bossy on 2018/11/02 02:14
About time. This should never have been removed. However here in the UK the address of houses and companies are not very accurate. I would say 85% of places I search for are approx 0.5 to 1 mile from where they are exactly located. For example it says my house is at the other end of our street. Looking for a shop etc it will be half a mile to a mile further up the road than where it is. UPDATE The satnav is excellent and gives good guidance, however it doesn’t know road closures at all. Major bridge closed in one direction, Apple Maps, TomTom know about it but not Google. Speed camera and accurate road closure, speed limits would make this the clear winner.
Google maps has never let me down
by Pedderz... on 2018/02/11 00:50
I’m a person that needs maps to get from A to B regular. Sometimes the road I need becomes a track to the house I might be trying to reach. Even though it might be three quarters of a mile away from the main road it’ll still tell me the exact road I need to be on and it’ll take me all the way to the property I wanna reach. Brilliant five stars. Just please google if you’re going to do an update please don’t give up the the basic version of this app or it’ll spoil it. Please if it’s not broke please don’t try to fix it.
Good for cars and walking but..
by b2uty5 on 2017/11/27 02:26
I use Google Maps almost every day. It’s always great when I’m in a car, but I’ve recently moved to Europe, where public transpo is more common.. While it’s also good for walking and finding when a bus may arrive at a bus stop, sometimes I simply want to be on the bus and find out what time I’ll arrive at my stop. Instead, Google Maps will assume I’m walking or trying to get where I’m going and give me alternate routes, instead of already being headed to where I want to be. Trying to figure out the next leg of your journey can certainly be important, and you can’t always use data constantly and have the app & route open.
New update 4.38
by lez avvit on 2017/10/25 19:27
I’m getting annoyed with you “ improving” this app . Loved the (add stop ) feature but seems to be missing in the new update ! Very frustrating! Also google messed this great app up when they/you did that thing where when you get to within reach of the destination the screen freaks out and goes into different screen and is hard to figure out where the destination is without severe concentration which is dangerous while driving! Apart from that great app and don’t use anything else so if google can sort these two things will be great app again . Tried to find a way of contacting you directly but couldn’t so that’s why the rubbish review !
New version a bit temperamental. Could be IOS issue
by ShogunSQ on 2018/03/15 21:19
I had a previous version of google maps on my old iPhone 6 Plus. I did not update IOS software or update google maps app and it all worked seamlessly. I then “upgraded” to a iPhone 6S Plus abc has the latest IOS software pre-installed and had to upgrade to latest version of google maps and it became very temperamental. The location arrow was very erratic, no voice guidance, the arrow would not keep up with the car etc. I had to play about with the phone settings and delete and reload google maps....it seems to be working for now. I still think its the most intuitive and accurate sat nav app.
Good but no ‘Depart at’ or ‘Arrive by’ when driving
by MisterDDK on 2019/03/18 21:06
Really handy overall. Works very well for things like public transport and walking. Works ok for driving as a sat nav but seems like it’s missing a few things for drivers. App would be far more useful if the ‘Depart at’ and ‘Arrive by’ functions were available on the app similar to the web version. Quite frustrating when you don’t have a laptop or computer at hand and have to plan some routes. Feel like it should be standard across all versions of Google maps. Would also be good if the app showed the current speed limit when using as a sat nav similar to the way Apple maps does.
Mahaythilay
by Mahaythilay on 2017/10/26 21:02
The most useful application on my phone. I only want to suggest is if I want to drive exactly the same as the bus route and do not want to drive on the recommended car driving routes, I have no idea how to customise or change my driving route to be the same with public transport route. Why is I learn the streets going by bus first and I want to drive on those streets avoiding the dual carriageway and motorways as I am a new driver. After learning by bus, I want to go on that route by my car. However, google map cannot change that public transport route as car driving route for me. Apart from the that, ok for me.
New update keeps crashing my whole phone! (7+250gb)
by london_england on 2017/12/20 09:09
New update keeps crashing my whole phone! I’m a taxi driver in London, I do 1000 miles plus a week, I’ve started using religiously, however since new update if using the navigation feature and I come off the app soon as I go back in it freezes, I can’t come out of the app nor even know the correct way then my whole phone freezes, even starts blinking and making distorting sounds. My phone is up to date and no other apps causing problems or freezing phone. Google please please please fix ASAP, apart from not being able to organise favourites and sometimes not knowing banned right/left turns excellent and much better than tomtom and waze. Please sort out ASAP starting to cost me money 😩😩😩😩😩
Has it's own mind
by BinaPleasure on 2017/11/28 13:00
Good free app, but sometimes it has a mind of its own. Changes to satellite view sometimes, super difficult to use navigation on this setting. There have been a few times the app has randomly changed my route without warning, very disorienting. There have also been several times maps has taken me near my destination, but not directly to it. Last night it directed me to the Wicks store near the petrol station I wanted to get to. This wouldn't have been so much of an issue except there was a 15ft bank of grass seperating me and the station. I had to trial and error the connecting car parks to get to the actual station.
Euro Traveller
by coolryd3r on 2018/04/11 09:07
Having used google maps for satnav while driving around the UK has been great .. Google maps come into its own when travelling around Europe ... having used the maps to not only guide me around walking in the city sightseeing... the transit maps for the trains and U-Bahns along with times and station details made getting around so much easier than having to keep looking for assistance... this app has revolutionised my world and feel more confident to travel even more knowing google maps has my back ! 🤘🏼
Used to be 5 star! - and now it is again!
by Chocca666 on 2018/02/25 08:27
Following my review (below) I followed Google’s suggestion and restarted my phone. The App is back to being the best of its kind. Quick and accurate, does exactly what it says on the tin! Dunno what’s happened but after the latest update my iPhone 7 does seem to like this app. Can find destination, it loads the route but I can’t start the navigation for 15-20 seconds. I know it’s hardly a long length of time, but it used to be instant - and these days that’s expected!
Freezes after latest IOS Update
by YemStar007 on 2017/10/07 09:40
This would be a 5 star because I prefer to even Apple map and sat nav unfortunately after the latest update keep freezing. I know this just need little tweaking because of the latest update but most developers have updated their app even before the iOS release, surprised why this happened with google. It’s a pain when you driving and it freezes on you because you have relied on it even more than your sat nav. I love the real time traffic update, if you can also include speed limit & speed cameras.
Best map app
by dan05048 on 2019/03/04 21:02
Google Maps is the map app for sure. Really like how up to date is with regards to shops and other places. You can get the opening closing times of shops quickly. You can take a walk down the street should you want to explore a place before travelling there on holiday! The navigation is also good giving real time traffic updates and suggests another route should there be a delay on your current route. It does so much more I know but I’m just quoting the basics! But all in all a great app 👌
Explore / Commute
by sonnofjack on 2018/11/13 17:48
Used to be my preferred navigation App for commuting by car, but since the latest update I’ve found the new Explore / Commute options to be entirely frustrating. I don’t want to see what’s around me on Explore (which is now the default) and the Commute function is just dreadful. The silly peak times graph is so big it takes up half the screen relegating the map to a tiny little window at the top. What was wrong with the Explore / Driving / Transit options previously presented at the bottom of the App? They worked so much better. I can’t understand why that layout needed changing? At least provide a way of changing the default view to Commute so we don’t have to see Explore every time we launch the App?
Strengths and weaknesses
by FizzyWhizzyPapa on 2018/05/21 16:39
Great free Sat Nav tool if you use it that way. You can see traffic hotspots and instructions are well thought out to be clear and unambiguous. Sadly no way to alter a route slightly. Can add stopping points but Google Maps doesn’t then work out a shortcut back to your main route but makes you double back the way you came and then back to the main route. A long about ! So close to being the only map and navigation tool you need. Come on Google with a tiny bit of extra effort you could easily outclass all the other offerings free or chargeable !!!
Speed Limits! Police Speed Cameras!
by Speedfire12 on 2018/02/16 01:36
This app is amazing! It is really fast and gives you a lot of information about what’s around you, restaurants, coffee shops, gas station and etc. However if riding like my self I would like to know the speed limits of every street, because sometimes there aren’t as many signs and it gets confusing. Adding the feature to know if you are going the speed limit is essential to avoid any speeding tickets. Also a feature that allows us the road users to know where speed cameras are will make us slow down.
More colours needed
by Yeliab nevets on 2018/02/10 07:50
I find it difficult to comprehend, how someone can design an app that gives directions so well but highlights the route with a blue line and then uses the same colour blue dot to show your location. The fundamental floor here is at a glance, bearing in mind you are driving and concentrating on not banging your precious motor into anything, you can’t instantly see the dot to know where you are and it’s a dot, not an arrow showing the direction of travel. Google, when will you admit your design fault and change the dot to an arrow any other colour but blue? While your at it, how about adding more colours and shapes for saved places.
A good app gone wrong?
by Billtee on 2017/11/25 21:30
Google Maps are frequently used by me to find my way around Britain and the Continent, but the latest updates have ruined it quite a bit. Where once working your way along a road in Streetview was easy and intuitive, now it is clumsy and things frequently go awry. Once a user could just find an address easily, now we are ‘offered’ all sorts of things - hotels, restaurants, pubs etc which are not wanted or required. We have no option to turn off these ‘features’. Would I recommend this app to someone else? No, I would tell them to stay on Apple’s Maps app.
Great for so many things BUT...
by Cordjxkfci on 2019/04/13 19:07
Recently the app has struggled to reroute if you decide to go a different way. Most frustratingly, if you come out of the map or try to do anything with it while on a route, it locks you out of anything so all you can do is view the route (no auto following or editing the route or selecting a different destination) or change the icon. The only way to reset is to close the app and restart. Ok if you’ve stopped and can spend a few mins doing this, not so great en route when your passenger is desperately trying to get back to the original route and destination and the driver is sat navless!
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