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Google Maps - Transit & Food
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by 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 ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on 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 favorite 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, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
GPS not working
by Ken in ABQ on 2018/10/22 18:25
This GPS on my phone is not working!!! Even the Apple Maps GPS is not working
DOES NOT WARN OF TOLLS!
by Ferrell1987 on 2018/10/22 16:38
I love using Google map. It gets me from point A to point B. I use this instead of Apple map. I do always have a problem of the app not warning of any tolls in the future and been having to pay for violations for not paying certain tolls. So thanks Google, and please consider this in an future update. I cannot give you a 5 star rating, because of this.
BRING BACK “HOME AND WORK” BUTTONS
by 711sucks on 2018/10/22 15:57
bring them back and i will be happy, i now have to search for home and work every time i go there
Excelente
by Elveer07 on 2018/10/22 15:19
Es muy buena aplicación desde que la empecé a usar siempre la e usado desde ase mas de dos años
David
by Davetothemax on 2018/10/22 14:36
Great app use it all the time while traveling to unknown roads. Thank you Google Maps
Used to Love
by CostelHildr on 2018/10/22 13:43
I use this app daily for public transport information. Recently, they added a feature where you can check often what buses are running in your area without typing in a destination, which made it great. If I was mid travel & wanted to potentially change plans, I could see all my options. With the newest update, I have immense difficulty to find information on any route. They are forcing the home/work options and its positively awful. The devs want you to type in these two destinations and its extremely heinous to switch out the mode (honestly, I haven’t figured out how to make it stop doing this). I was so much time trying to figure out how to use this app, and if in an emergency or rush, could be screwed so easily. This recent update has made me go from loving this to researching replacement apps. I have absolutely no need for the home/work function, and it prevents me from using the app entirely, as I then can’t easily search for other routes.
Why fix something that isn’t broken?
by freedmwolf on 2018/10/22 12:29
Used to love this app—open it up, see live traffic everywhere. Now it insists on showing me restaurants, etc. to “exolore” around my area. No more traffic view unless I tell Google Inc. the details of my “commute.” Boo!
Place marker
by jdjendusi on 2018/10/22 05:52
For the most part this app is good but for some reason in my city and you get around the hood the place markers that they use to set on buildings is very in accurate they will be set in the middle of the field or in between houses or in the middle of the road in this frustrates me as I am a delivery driver for DoorDash.
Ok
by Abottom241985 on 2018/10/22 05:45
Ok
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Fantastic app
by babak pirata on 2018/10/22 03:41
Recommend to every one to use this usefull app
Works!
by nannycrick on 2018/10/22 03:34
I work as a night dispatcher for a towing company. I receive roadside assistance requests from customers who are in need. I have to be able to accurately map mileage distance to everywhere. Google Maps does that and more. It’s the best local & long distance search engine out there! I won’t use anything else, personally or professionally!
Zoom out and zoom in
by Javid.z on 2018/10/22 02:55
When you get to adrese, instead of zooming in, the app show the earth and zooming out which is wierd. Please fix it
Update Is Horrible!!!!
by LadyRobi on 2018/10/22 01:57
Why in a million years would you take a perfectly wonderful app and mess with it that bad?!! Trying to find a restaurant on the way and what does it do!? It gives me restaurants at the end of my destination NOT where I am! It took me the longest time to figure it out! I practically actually did miss the restaurant I was looking for and we had to turn around and come back. You really screwed this up! Give us back our restaurants it’s messing with the Maps! You have a perfectly great app. If you don’t fix it I am going to remove it from my phone along with everything else google that’s going away and I am going to use the iPhone map it’s way better and much more friendly.
Serious problem since the latest update
by fivwvhudh on 2018/10/22 01:39
Currently using Carplay on iphone X. Crashes a lot. Glitching GPS. Brings me back to the initial menu screen when driving. I don't know if it's my phone, ios, or Google maps. Hope it gets fixed soon.
Bah humbug—oogle
by WeRgodscrew on 2018/10/22 01:30
I was truly disappointed considering google is a large, reputable organization. Google maps is not very user-friendly. It has severe lag time; even when location is on,Google maps can never find my starting location and will not allow me to enter it in manually. Meh. :(
Needs to be fixed!!
by Josh0019 on 2018/10/22 01:07
Over the course of about a month I have noticed this application not operating properly. I do service work out of a work van, so needless to say I am always on the go and I use google maps daily. But to get to the point, when I enter a destination it will be five the correct route to it, but it will then say it will take 2 days to get there. Obviously that is not the case because I don’t usually leave the state I work out of. I am forced to use the default apple maps application until this is fixed because I not only use google maps for the best route, I also use it to see if any particular way I want to drive has traffic at the time of my travel. I know you guys will fix this, but it is just a shame because I don’t like apple maps. ( Although I do like how they integrate the speed limit in the application, real time as you drive. )
Freezes constantly on iOS 11/12 6S
by Vccowan on 2018/10/22 00:55
I used to use this app all the time, but for a year now it will freeze as soon as I click on the search field. I have had my phone replaced by Apple and of course have tried deleting/reinstalling with no improvement.
Latest update
by dumdumdane on 2018/10/21 23:58
The newest update has made knowing Tavel time to work and home are difficult. I don’t know why it was made.
Mr
by Tirso J on 2018/10/21 23:50
Great app!
Can’t hear it
by rbhake on 2018/10/21 23:00
Have volume set to unmuted and louder. The directions are much less loud than apple maps and Waze. Can hardly hear it. The app is fairly useless when driving and not looking at screen.
Review
by jeansile on 2018/10/21 22:08
As I travel out of town quite often, Google map has been my road companion. Faithful in its mission, it will take you to your destination happily.
Map sideways or upside down 😡
by Courtney6908 on 2018/10/21 20:34
Map isn’t centered on screen. Sometimes goes backwards!
The beast
by johnco-62 on 2018/10/21 20:02
Love them
Explore Feature Makes App Unusable
by archBonkers on 2018/10/21 19:21
Google added an explore bar that precedes any navigation and shows you that they care more about getting data from you than providing navigation. I’m using maps to navigate to a location, not to explore the city. The newest version of maps is the worst version they’ve ever made. It distracts you while driving and makes using navigation in a navigation app more difficult.
Loses connection under bridges
by JuneBug2184 on 2018/10/21 19:13
Today, driving back from an outing, I was under a bridge and it started losing connection and rerouting my line of travel. Among that, I am in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic. Completely changed the route about 3-4 times, then had me drive in a circle to go back to where the traffic was.....other than this “minor” incident, it’s been good. Just venting....😬
Hate new update
by MsVLeigh on 2018/10/21 18:14
I hate the new update, I rely on pictures of streets and homes for work, with this new update they’ve taken street view off of the main app. I don’t want to open up a second app to find a location.
Hate this recent update!!!
by tjimen on 2018/10/21 17:56
Wont give me prompt directions to home or work like it used to. I have to tap on map somewhere near home to get directions, otherwise it says theres no route to my house. Also keeps saying im offline when im not!!
No Commute
by Ana Meh on 2018/10/21 16:57
Please get rid of the commute, it is too personal. Its no other way around it.. 🤦🏽‍♀️
Awesome!!!
by ErickaJustin321 on 2018/10/21 16:42
Awesome!!!
La navigation n’est pas disponible au Maroc
by z24Imad on 2018/10/21 16:19
L’application fonctionne très bien mais la plus importante fonctionnalité qui est la navigation n’est pas disponible au Maroc. Vu que CarPlay vient d’autoriser Googlemaps à fonctionner avec les iphones, il est très intéressant que cette fonctionnalité soit active dans ce pays.
Fácil
by ave ma. on 2018/10/21 15:14
Ha sido de mucha ayuda
Upgrade
by ViegasCarvalho on 2018/10/21 15:14
Informação do Uber
App Stalls Instead of Rerouting
by GaryMichaels on 2018/10/21 15:07
Updates for iOS 12 messed up this app. Now the app locks if you deviate from the proscribed route. Very dangerous to close app and restart while driving. I travel a lot and this has been my go to app for years. Started to use Apple with Carplay now it might that be time to switch. I experienced this issue in several times in last 3 weeks and in Los Angeles, San Diego and Berlin.
Directions not loading when trying to open from website.
by Ekbekb on 2018/10/21 14:59
Ever since the iOS update, whenever I’m on a website and hit “get directions”, the app opens externally without opening the directions. It opens the app and you have to search again, instead of them automatically loading it from the link you used.
New update “commute” feature is trash
by Lilblade25 on 2018/10/21 14:52
The new feature lacks customizability. Can’t set different times for each day you go to work. Can’t have different locations you commute to regularly. Like, I go to school 5 days a week but then I go to work 3 of those days (and at different times each of those days). The feature doesn’t allow me to use school as my commuting destination without setting school as my work location. With the previous version, you could easily look at the most common places you drive to, tap on the one you want to drive to, and go. Now, you can’t. I like the idea of the commute feature to automatically set your destination at set times throughout the week, but it’s far from useful for someone like me who goes to different places at different times regularly throughout the week. Other than that, the app is great 👍🏼
Keeps saying “can’t seem to find the place” with certain destinations
by Roooooorrrrryyy on 2018/10/21 14:43
The app has been terrible recently. With many of my destinations google maps shows the “can’t seem to find that place” even though it’s my home and I’ve used google maps to get there before. The app has been doing this for many places that I try to go and I have to reset the destination to somewhere else close to my destination and then figure out how to go where I want to from there.
Terrible update
by App+97 on 2018/10/21 14:34
Latest update causes CarPlay to crash if you miss a turn and resets the maps back to the beginning. Fix this ASAP. This is terrible!!
Update Needed
by Berringer51 on 2018/10/21 14:22
Google Maps has always been my go to app. Now that is part of CarPlay it is even better. My only problem is the street that I live on is not on the map. This street has been here for at least 4 to 5 years. Please let’s stop worrying about where I am going to eat and update the maps.......
Fire the person who updated the navigation recently
by Bowerhower on 2018/10/21 13:20
So without any warnings or alerts, the developers decide it’s a good idea to invert the map on your directions. Instead of the Point of View being behind your car, it was flipped to being in front of your car. So all the turns (in my view) appeared to be backwards. I don’t understand how anyone could think this was a good idea. We’ve had GPS navigation since the early 2000s, and there was never a problem. So why would you change the formula? Please fire whoever decided it was a good idea to ‘fix’ something that wasn’t broken. I don’t care if it’s a setting I can change, I’m never using this app again. They forced users to experience their new, flawed navigation without warning them they will need to be seeing the directions backwards. I would give this a 0 star rating if that was an option. Come on Google you are better than this.
Good, But Where is Watch Support?
by HomerIII on 2018/10/21 13:18
I have a love-hate relationship with Maps. It is usually reliable, but sometimes provides less than optimum routes. Specifically, on the highway, it sometimes tells you to exit to surface streets, which sometimes might be faster. But it only takes one or two red lights or left turns to make the route slower. I’d really like to see a change in the algorithm so it doesn’t give you a “faster route” unless that route will save at least 10 minutes, at least when on major roads and highways. Also, offline maps don’t really work. I’ve tried to use downloaded maps several times, and although I can view the maps, routing doesn’t work. It always says “no connection”. Also, what’ happened to Apple Watch support? Maps has been on, then off, the Apple Watch several times. Please bring it back!
Crazy update
by wwalker19 on 2018/10/21 12:19
What’s up with last update? Arrival time WAY OFF. A 2 hr trip showing 14 hr arrival time.
Uploading Photos or Videos
by IOS Pages Lover on 2018/10/21 08:20
Neither can my iPhone 6S Plus upload a photo nor a video via this app😡😡😡😵🤔🤔🤔 although the app has been added to the Add Widgets list. Even further, the app is incapable of adding a simple REVIEW, unless you log on via a browser❗️
What is the problem?
by Ollie Pops on 2018/10/21 05:40
Is there a glitch? I put in well known correct addresses that I have used previously and each time it says “can’t find try again”. Not cool when you are lost!
Not good using car play
by Harley2878PuntaCana on 2018/10/21 05:37
Not good on Carplay. Can’t reroute, have to unplug to restart route. Pretty basic feature set for car play. Wish it had Search on route feature on the cars screen, and voice control button on cars screen.
Appreciate Developer Feedback
by n Power on 2018/10/21 04:53
Thank you for resolving the traffic information problem. It is working fine now. I know you always develop the app but try not to stuff it with too many new features that affect the app performance
crazy route jump route and come back
by lolintia on 2018/10/21 04:38
crazy route jump route and come back
I am really happy with the service I received from Jeff and Arica
by sassy mel65 on 2018/10/21 04:34
From Jeff and Erica it was a very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend extra space storage to everybody because of the service and help I received from all of the staff there on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being extremely satisfied of course they deserve the highs score I could give them and then some thank you very much for such great service, Melanie Gilmore (760)274-5896
What wrong with the google map street view in 2018?
by 273873588298 on 2018/10/21 02:41
Almost Everything is out of order witch meaning the fact that when I’m on one street it will skip to another street and the street pictures aren’t even accurate when I’m scoring on one street it would it would look like its skip but it’s not (and I know you just worked on street view for the 2018 year) but in some area like Detroit and any other cities. But at least the quality of it is even better this year :D
Super flawed
by BLAIRE17 on 2018/10/21 02:15
It just doesn’t work without WiFi...
Remove auto zooming
by MadMan258 on 2018/10/21 01:08
Dear Google, Absolutely love the app in terms of directions but it is extremely painful when I want to zoom out on my route using the two finger pinch method and your app automatically zooms back in to the route. This auto zooming behavior prevents me from viewing traffic and alternative routes and honestly makes me want to delete your app. If a user decides to zoom out the app should respect this decision and not auto zoom back to the users location.
Help
by Garage Life on 2018/10/20 22:46
Now every time since the update I open my Maps set the directions if I have to reroute it back to me out doesn’t reroute and makes me start over which is difficult while driving
Google Maps is Directionless
by Puppeteer71 on 2018/10/20 21:42
I had to start using a Map App as my old GPS finally dies. Due to my unhappiness w/Apple Maps, I switched to Google Maps as my friends like it. Instead, I’ve gotten lost due to Google Maps. When I have to be somewhere at a specific time, I end up 20 to 30 min late & often have to cancel my plans. It often gives me the wrong street than what I am on & confusing turns. It doesn’t recognise when I am on the highway & tells me I’m on some street that I’m not on. If anyone has an idea on how to correct these problems, please let me know! I would even pay for an app that actually works. :-(
Don’t update
by 4240707 on 2018/10/20 21:19
Explore bar is back and horrible!!
App
by 123456878910 on 2018/10/20 20:39
Great app. Keep the great ideas going
Drop signal tells to turn when no turn permits
by kphoenixx3 on 2018/10/20 20:38
It’s not updated with construction closers and reopenings on freeway and interstate lanes or exits… it’s very slow to update traffic flow while en route. It’s not updated on new traffic signs put in place that have been there for at least a month. Please fix this it’s also very unclear when the road is a long round about it says turn instead of stay along the road straight.
Media app
by Rope cutter 9000 on 2018/10/20 20:07
Why In the world is google music not a supported media app to connect to GOOGLE maps but I tunes is?
Always off and forces to use app now
by Rofx on 2018/10/20 20:00
Works terrible, worse than when you did NOT have to download the app. Probably delayed or something from all the spyware they got running in background now.
Explore "insert town here" = USELESS
by Thunder0ne on 2018/10/20 19:14
Remove it. It was nice when the bottom bar asked me about quick nav to home or work. This "explore" feature taking up the bottom half of my screen is USELESS! IF IT AINT BROKE, DONT FIX IT!!!
Love
by Demii30318 on 2018/10/20 18:58
This app is amazing!
Long trip !
by agwatson on 2018/10/20 18:54
I had to make a trip from Conroe, Tx. to Batavia, Ohio and I’m pretty sure I would of made it to Ohio ok. But once there Google maps saved my day ! I would of had to hire a guide just get anywhere. But when I needed to get to the Hospital or to other locations I had no problems at all. Thanks, Google
Glitch
by dp3663 on 2018/10/20 18:41
When I am navigating to a location, and I turn my iPad sideways to landscape mode, the Maps App closes. I have to keep my iPad in landscape mode the entire time as soon as I open the app or else if I rotate my iPad the app closes and I have to start all over again. This never happened before. FIX THIS. ITS ANNOYING
Traffic not showing in iPhone
by MadDog7972 on 2018/10/20 18:37
Traffic is not showing in iPhone after last update
Very good....., but....
by Tjones325 on 2018/10/20 18:31
I wish it gave you more detailed and traffic options in cases of delays, and especially heavy traffic. On the way to daily appointments it would be beneficial. As well as a possible better alert to remind you to leave on time. Thank you for reading my suggestions. Terry Jones
Google maps
by czekr on 2018/10/20 18:03
I had the speed limit sign on my screen on my last car, but this new car has to be connected to my phone and the speed limit does not show to let me know what the speed limit is.
Not great
by granniye on 2018/10/20 17:32
Often times it says it can’t find a way to get to where I have to go - which is wild considering I live in NYC and their are subways that go everywhere.
Explore is not helpful and commute doesn't work well
by Peatttt on 2018/10/20 17:29
The app changes drastically every two weeks or so. I think the last version where the bottom would show me traffic routes to get home and to work was the best. But now you've added explore (as the default that can't be changed) and the commute which doesn't seem to work (also very confusing/not intuitive). It's nice to see you guys always working on the app but sometimes you take away the parts of the app that people really like to use.
Driving directions
by bvmpfu on 2018/10/20 15:23
Sometimes gave me longer directions.
Useless Now
by RobA1313 on 2018/10/20 14:47
No longer shows the traffic around me. Useless for me now! Navigating the app is way more confusing than before. I rarely right reviews, but Google really screwed this one up.
No longer will use it
by uses his car nav now on 2018/10/20 14:24
Now when I plug my phone into the car I’m forced to use car play and I can’t see the map instead I have to look at the directions in giant letter. No thanks. I don’t want to look at the map on my car because I want to have my Spotify open. Don’t ruin something I’ve used for years.
I’ve sent feedback for months and Google ignores feedback
by Truffle86 on 2018/10/20 14:21
An area on the map has been drawn wrong, street names are been missing, the city is wrong and the zip code is wrong. Either Google employees are too incompetent or they don’t care to do their job!! Use Apple Maps because their maps are accurate!!
Great App One Suggestion
by Min. Hood on 2018/10/20 13:40
I love the upgrade for CarPlay. Just a quick thought, maybe google will consider adding a satellite night view where you can actually see your streets lights at night when switching to night in satellite mode.
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by Modebeast32456 on 2018/10/20 13:38
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Date of picture
by hoamdtw on 2018/10/20 13:08
When looking at google maps I can’t tell the date of the picture it’s showing
Permanent traffic and satellite Settings
by TiNiSi on 2018/10/20 11:33
With the recent update w/ CarPlay use, I have to turn on traffic and satellite every time now whereas prior to the update those settings were remembered and/or automatically turned on. Please fix this. I love Google Maps between the way. I love that I can see traffic flow and know/see my surroundings. I have used my CarPlay more in the last couple of weeks than I have in the last 3 years of having my car. 😄
Thank You
by Eric Dean Harris on 2018/10/20 11:17
Thank You for being there for me when I needed you the most.
HELP
by vhhhkkkkoii on 2018/10/20 09:02
How do I get rid of "explore" option!? Please please please HELP!!! The app was perfect until I may have inadvertently turned this feature on. I can't turn it off!!!
Absolutely
by 2667 AMOS2667 on 2018/10/20 05:40
Great
Diamond Tree Service
by JESSE BUSSARD on 2018/10/20 03:32
I REALLY LOVE GOOGLE! AND APPRECIATE THEIR SERVICES NAVIGATING ACROSS THE GLOBE!!! ABSOLUTELY EASY TO FIND ANYONE OR ANYTHING. GAS STATIONS, FOOD, LODGING. ALSO SERVICES OF ANY SORT. EXTREMELY HELPFUL ALL ACROSS THE BOARD!!! THANK YOU GOOGLE!!!!! YOU’VE GOT MY FIVE STAR REVIEW TO YOU🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠
Great app, but... please consider this
by tom385477 on 2018/10/20 02:25
Does anyone else notice this app getting TOO optimized? Like, maybe because it is one second faster to drive through a neighborhood, it will route you through one instead of just staying on a major route? It doesn’t account for the left turns, merging, stop signs, tight turns, and more stop signs in the neighborhood. I sincerely doubt it is faster most of the time, and if so, only by a few seconds. But TRIPLE the hassle! Not to mention I feel silly for having done all that! Of course, I follow maps blindly, fully trusting it to be all knowing, which it easily proved to me after the first series of Garmin GPSs embarrassed me. This is most prevalent right as I near the destination. Traffic, tolls, ferries, etc... do not enter into the equation here.
TRAFFIC
by Swisher Sweets Cigarillo on 2018/10/20 01:17
Add traffic back. Where is it!?
Makes some real bad routes
by Braskus on 2018/10/20 01:12
Went fine one way. But the way back it gave me the most isolated back country roads to lead me to the highway where I had to make a left across the four lane highway with no stop light during rush hour. You can imagine how long I sat there. No matter what I did to try and make it give me a better route it just kept spitting out bad advice.
Get there SAFE
by Genuine 725 on 2018/10/20 01:02
Google Maps has never steered me wrong. I’m terrible with directions. With all the driving I do with grandkids games, doctor appointments. Or picking them up from their friends. I can pull it up my app and it gives me directions turn by turn to my destination. I recommend this app to everyone who doesn’t have the time to get lost and make u-turns. Drive Safely! Take your time and use your app you’ll get there.
Makes Iphone phone crash
by vickzia on 2018/10/19 22:56
I lost count of how many times this app has made my phone crash... I gave google maps some time to resolve the issue but it just froze my phone for 5 minutes straight and then my Iphone got very hot and restarted. Google has got a lot of things right but this isn’t one of them. I have an IPhone 7... What’s the point of a navigation system that disables your device from functioning? Useless. Waze all the way!
Doc / Chris
by Sam&Letty on 2018/10/19 22:40
These guys are the best there is here! They are awesome, have patience and answer any and all questions! They do everything in their power to ensure we are getting the best deal, I will most definitely come back a third time!!!
Constantly restarting route in Carplay
by jerseydoug on 2018/10/19 22:37
I don't what happened. Everything was working great last week. Now ever time I start a route in Carplay, it keeps stopping and restarting
Skip version 5.2 and 5.3
by Notapaidreviewer on 2018/10/19 21:19
Someone at Google was delirious when the rambled on and said nothing about the changes in this version. Maybe Google hired a former Yelp or Facebook employee. Anyway, ignore the positive reviews and pay careful attention to the negative ones.
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Indispensable!
by Maggies Family Farm on 2018/10/19 20:52
How did we navigate without it?
Traffic is missing
by zerowig on 2018/10/19 20:47
It used to be easy to see the traffic around you with one tap. Now, it’s gone. The app is useless now for what I used to use it for 90% of the time.
FANTASTIC FENDER MENDER
by CAROL JOHNS ISLAND on 2018/10/19 20:07
Had recent accident on way home from evacuating to FL from SC due to Hurricane Florence . GEICO recommended FENDER MENDER for repairs . Great work , outstanding customer service ! Highly recommend!
Nothing bad about it
by rtkelly2007 on 2018/10/19 19:56
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Horrible now
by Ljm11022013 on 2018/10/19 19:50
It’s been horrible the last few times I’ve used it. It does not show my car on the road so I’m constantly re centering myself. It glitches so bad and it takes me to the wrong place.
So much better now
by niceguy8800 on 2018/10/19 19:13
So much better now thanks👍👍👍👍😀😀😀😀😀
If you put in ads, I’m gone.
by Hondo402 on 2018/10/19 18:49
If auto play ads are on this, I will no longer use it.
Great
by marcus 718 on 2018/10/19 18:47
Great app
Always offline...
by Poetik1 on 2018/10/19 18:39
I am so so so so tired of looking for something and it says “limited info”. I am constantly offline with unfinished maps and no traffic details.
hi
by Holly Annr on 2018/10/19 18:20
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Last update was bad!
by highway harriet on 2018/10/19 17:58
Last update was bad! Taking you way out of your way for no reason! It took me off highway to go through towns to just get back on same highway! Lost 30 minutes travel time!
Good, but now adding videos? Also, favorites dropped inexplicably
by boborojo on 2018/05/01 19:33
Good. Of the limited choices for fast and accurate routing I thus far favor googlemaps over the native ios map app. Three frustrations though: video ads are coming, with no control; favorites disappear; Oon the latest upgrade i see the new “feature” is “you can see videos posted by businesses about their latest offerings.” OMG now here comes the bandwidth-sucking auto-play videos, though I haven’t seen them yet after the last upgrade. No control to be found in Settings-> Google Map menu. Will the audio track cut into my podcast or music stream while I’m navigating or browsing the map? Let us search and navigate in peace!!! If videos autoplay or don’t have a default “still frame” mode with click-to-load by default, I'll look at moving my favorites someplace else. google maps alone already is among my top users of my data plan, and one of the few apps that i allow to use cell data BW because i have to allow it that. Another puzzle: favorites seem to randomly disappear off the map. I often focus the map on a wide view to find my favorite by location, the star is missing from the map. Lastly, as other reviewers note, I often need to choose a nav path by dragging the route line, allowed on desktop but not on ios even with larger ipad screens. Add this feature so i can determine my route!!
What’s up with the new landmarks?
by Boma p on 2018/05/02 02:44
Google maps has recently started telling me to “turn left after jack in the box” instead of giving me the actual relevant information of the street name I should be turning down. If I wanted directions from my aunt I would have asked her. Also the map always bugs out and can’t seem to figure out if I’ve stayed on the highway or if I’m magically driving on the road the highway crosses under. The gps takes a while to refigure out where I am and often gives incorrect directions while it’s figuring out which road I’m on, even though I’m clearly just following the directions and couldn’t possibly jump from the highway to the streets crossing above the overpass. This did not used to be a problem. Only in the newer versions. Maybe google should incorporate elevation so the gps app would know where I am is on the route that it’s giving me directions for and not suddenly some other road. Unfortunately, it’s still light years better than Apple maps so I always use it which only makes these problems more frustrating. Lastly, I hate that if I’m trying to zoom out using two fingers, the app for some unknown ultimately annoying reason ALWAYS zooms back in to the cars location on the map. Most annoying feature ever! If I’m zooming out it’s for a reason, to see the entire route. Please fix.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone
by KarenD345 on 2017/12/05 16:57
I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
Fix zoom out/in on lists
by Flivin on 2018/09/17 04:50
Hi! I love the list feature in google maps, but I have one issue. I use the built-in Want to Go green marker on places, but I also have my own list that I call Actively Want to Go. Anyway, when I click my places and look exclusively at this list I’ve made, I like to zoom in on a neighborhood and click a place to get more info on it. Once I’ve read the info (hours, etc), I usually exit out of the place-specific info and want to see what else is in that neighborhood that’s on my list. Once I ex out of a restaurant’s info, the view zooms out completely and I have to zoom back in and find where I was. This is super annoying! Would really appreciate a fix! This is especially annoying bc sometimes a list I’ve made spans multiple cities in the US, and so once I zoom in and read a New York cafe’s hours and other info, I exit and then it zooms out and gives me a view of the whole continental US. This is super annoying! Pls fix, Google 💜 the only fix right now on my end is to avoid making lists that span multiple cities to avoid a large zoom out, but I think this is something y’all can fix easily
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Street view obscured; navigation slow
by Zildjiancat on 2018/08/15 19:00
Help! After the latest update, a couple issues I’ve had: when going to street view, it’s now obscured by “tap here/swipe to move” yellow arrow and words, obscuring the street view entirely. There doesn’t appear any way to turn it off, and it isn’t needed anyway. It’s pretty obvious how to go down the street. Please consider removing it; it’s much better to see the street than learn how to navigate something we already know how to do. I always check directions before driving somewhere, and use street view to make sure I know the building before setting out. The other thing I’ve had happen every time since updating is for the voice to tell me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. This is why I use street view to know where I’m going; Google Siri has gotten veeeeeeeery slow in her navigating. She’s also big on mispronouncing street names! Lol
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
Really exceptionally dependable routing
by realdriftwood on 2018/01/04 23:04
I have been using GPS in my vehicles since 2007, so I have dealt with a number of different systems for over ten years now, and I have spent lot of money on navigation systems installed in vehicles (eight different vehicles over that period). I still use a built-in system in my present vehicle. But increasingly—and since iPhone 5 and iPhone 6—I have been depending on Google Maps to route me to specific destinations, and using my car’s BlueTooth connection system to provide continuous directions through my car’s sound system. I have found it extremely reliable, and I certainly have appreciated that it is constantly updated and free. As most newer cars can connect with their owners’ smartphones now—and as most smartphones can be charged in the car—I highly recommend this application to everyone who has to do a lot of driving!
Great unless you love traffic!
by Ginginrn99 on 2018/04/06 23:43
I’d give this a middle finger emoji if it would let me. Google Maps is terrible. Why it’s “the number one navigation app” is beyond me. Today was the last straw. Traveling east from DC into Massachusetts - encountered a “twenty minute slowdown ahead” on the GW Bridge (in NYC) - 25 miles from where I presently was (plenty of time to redirect me). Google just kept informing me of the slowdown and how much longer it was getting (now, two hours) and happily steaming me along INTO IT. Desperate to avoid sitting on the GW in NYC for 2+ hours (after already driving for 8 with 3+ more to go) I opened Waze. *WAZE* immediately redirected me, getting me to my destination and saving me a needless 2+ additional hours in my vehicle. Google - PRO TIP: When offering a “navigation” tool, the people using it want the QUICKEST, most EFFICIENT way to their destination. They don’t want their lives disrupted further. I had to make an 8 hour drive today. Google Maps would have made that 11+ *for no reason.* This is not an isolated incident. Me? I’d avoid the app, unless you enjoy not being re-routed to the most efficient routes available. Very bummed out.
Houston we have a problem...
by Shikinley on 2018/09/11 14:55
I hate using this map because it always gives me the wrong directions. I live in Houston Texas and for some reason the map always stops and starts floating mid air. It glitches while giving directions and repeats things over 20x. I have the X, I even visited the apply store to see if it was user error. But no...it’s crappy google map. It’s only good for the “avoid tolls” option. But even that STILL puts me on a tollway. I’ve been late using this app because it always gives the wrong, longest routes. I’ve been lost using this map, run out of gas. I only open it to have a backup map just in case Waze decides to glitch...google map has been around for far to long to have problems like this. And from my memory...it wasn’t always this bad. I used to scream yooo use google map! Now I’m like “you got the waze app? It shows police.” Cmon google! Where’s the accurate maps? Directions? Speed limit compared to the speed limit in my city? Where’s my police radar? Where’s my option to send my ETA? I’m no app builder but I just expected so much more from a google run app.
Best GPS App & more BUT
by Tamara01 on 2018/10/12 18:40
It needs to have an option when there is traffic to alert you soon enough for you to make a decision to take the detour. Also Google maps needs to work on their notification when using the GPS. Google maps tells you way ahead of time that you’re going to turn right but you have to keep looking at the app to make sure you don’t miss the road. Google should alert the driver when they get to the road exactly and make a noise like ding ding turn right here. I passed roads many times because one Google maps doesn’t tell you on the bottom of your screen what road you’re on and on the top it should say what your next move will be With the roads name that you’re turning onto. Just my opinion otherwise it’s a great app I love it don’t use anything else not even that iPhone maps that came with it.
Wrong location
by Stokke69 on 2018/07/04 03:57
For months I’ve been getting unwanted visitors. Couldn’t figure out why until someone finally told me where they where trying get to. Turns out I t’s a resort 2 miles away. The resort contacted Google and (we thought) fixed their location. Then tonight at 11:30 pm a car is sitting in my driveway for 5 min. I go out with the shotgun to see what’s what. Turns out that they entered the physical address of that resort and it sent them here. So even though Google changed the business location they didn’t change the location of the address. Though I guess it isn’t all Google’s fault. These tourists turned at my mailbox with 3 sets of reflective house numbers (300 lower than the address they were looking for) then while driving 1/2 mile up my rutted, steep, dirt driveway passed 3 No Trespassing signs to then sit 6 feet from my house to call the resort for their address at 2330 waking up the whole house. While I live tourism because it is the life blood of the region. I don’t live in the middle of 100 forested acres, half a mile up a mountain, because I want them to visit me personally.
Ugh so frustrating to use now
by markmakingmusic on 2018/06/12 02:03
What happened to this product? So frustrating and flawed now and it’s kinda hard to believe given how many dev resources you have. Navigation is always buggy now, deep linking stopped working so I can’t send someone directions and have them open the app even though it’s installed. The app audio interruptions are terrible and don’t properly pause other audio streams coming from my device. App says I’m offline when Apple maps and other apps are working perfectly fine. What gives? On top of that your core algorithm for directions and tracking works terribly in SoCal now...constantly routing me around in circles on certain highways. Edit: A new infuriating bug. Every time I open the app from the background on an iPhone X, iOS 11 device, I get the offline, tap to retry message that never actually retries the network connection (possibly going from WiFi to cell connection). I have to kill the app from memory and relaunch the app. This is seriously a risk to users who are driving and relying on this simple network handling. Simple stuff y’all.
Works great
by grammy from NH on 2017/10/15 14:38
My husband was an over the road trucker. The company got a contract that brought the trucks to a few out of the way farms with low and underweight bridges when this was first available. I’d get home from work, sit at the computer and drive the new routes at street level (which was better than the new street level) before he’d have to get off the highway. Saw a few lovely weddings, people waved to the google car after noticing its gizmo on the roof too. I could reroute him around ‘no trucks allowed’, 10’ bridge ahead’, ‘weight limit 5000 lbs!’ And to safe rest areas. He’s retired, so now we have fun setting, even routes we know well, and google tells us turn by turn. Our daughter shook her head and rolled her eyes...until she got lost and I told her to try it. She calmed right down as it guided her back to the road she knew. Thank you Google!
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Excel...lent?
by siaka on 2017/09/26 20:02
The Google Maps app is truly a great app and it keeps getting better. My two and ultimate, well three of them, wishes and improvements are: 1: Allow us to terminate/cancel a navigation session or route by swiping down and 3D touching on the direction notification. Currently we have to open the app and go terminate it there. It would be much simpler, easier, and Safer if we could simply swipe down or 3D Touch on the notification and stop/cancel the route. 2: Allow us to pause navigation guidance. Sometimes I just want to stop and do something that I had previously not thought of. It would be nice to be able to pause the guidance rather than the app constantly reloading and trying to get me back on the route. Maybe allow that also to happen with a swipe of 3D touch on the notification banner. 3: Lastly, it would be truly amazing if the notification banner was to become reacher and more interactive. For example, in addition to the quick features proposed above, if the notification banner by being activated could show a mini animated version of the map so that the user can see from that screen their position, rather than having to go inside the app that would be amazing. That’s all I have. Thanks folks; great job as usual. Best regards,
One of a kind!
by therobert63 on 2018/10/07 20:10
Strumming through the panhandle with my son on our way to go hunting. Stumbled into this spotless convenient store in search of a hunting license. What we got was so much more....... We were greeted by Coquis. I could never in a million years be able to pronounce her name, but she was nothing short of lovely and amazing. The easiest way I can explain my experience is this. She genuinely and effortlessly went out of her way to make us feel at home. She asked if we had dinner yet? The we realized she has a full kitchen fully prepared to make ANYTHING! She made fresh food made to order after she closed her kitchen for the day. My son said it’s the best rice abs beans he has ever had. She made me a carb friendly dinner with farm fresh eggs. We cleaned the plates.... Needless to say we had full bellies a hunting license and were on our way in no time flat. She also gave us another restaurant for Sunday to grab some Menudo. I called the number on her card and she answered. Made sure her dad saved two orders for us as they were almost sold out. What hospitality, when it’s genuine and sincere it makes the experience ten fold. After reading the reviews, I missed out. The food porn pictures look outstanding. I visit the panhandle regularly and I have found a MUST STOP on my way EVERYTIME!
Current issue with updating traffic incidents
by mitorez on 2018/06/29 01:02
All around good app. I prefer Apple Maps navigation mode because it is less distracting. It would be nice to have he option for the road speed in navigation mode like Waze and Apple Maps. Main gripe right now is... When in navigation mode the app doesn’t alert with new traffic incidents. Today and last week I encountered rather large traffic backups and the map didn’t show red until I exited navigation mode back to map mode. When I re-entered navigation mode it announced the traffic backup. This was more of an issue last week because the road was closed, and the app didn’t announce the road closer and alternate routes until after I exited and re-entered navigation mode. The app already “knew” about the road closer because my wife saw it on her app when she opened it before I exited and re-entered navigation mode. Thanks.
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by 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 ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on 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 favorite 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, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
GPS not working
by Ken in ABQ on 2018/10/22 18:25
This GPS on my phone is not working!!! Even the Apple Maps GPS is not working
DOES NOT WARN OF TOLLS!
by Ferrell1987 on 2018/10/22 16:38
I love using Google map. It gets me from point A to point B. I use this instead of Apple map. I do always have a problem of the app not warning of any tolls in the future and been having to pay for violations for not paying certain tolls. So thanks Google, and please consider this in an future update. I cannot give you a 5 star rating, because of this.
BRING BACK “HOME AND WORK” BUTTONS
by 711sucks on 2018/10/22 15:57
bring them back and i will be happy, i now have to search for home and work every time i go there
Excelente
by Elveer07 on 2018/10/22 15:19
Es muy buena aplicación desde que la empecé a usar siempre la e usado desde ase mas de dos años
David
by Davetothemax on 2018/10/22 14:36
Great app use it all the time while traveling to unknown roads. Thank you Google Maps
Used to Love
by CostelHildr on 2018/10/22 13:43
I use this app daily for public transport information. Recently, they added a feature where you can check often what buses are running in your area without typing in a destination, which made it great. If I was mid travel & wanted to potentially change plans, I could see all my options. With the newest update, I have immense difficulty to find information on any route. They are forcing the home/work options and its positively awful. The devs want you to type in these two destinations and its extremely heinous to switch out the mode (honestly, I haven’t figured out how to make it stop doing this). I was so much time trying to figure out how to use this app, and if in an emergency or rush, could be screwed so easily. This recent update has made me go from loving this to researching replacement apps. I have absolutely no need for the home/work function, and it prevents me from using the app entirely, as I then can’t easily search for other routes.
Why fix something that isn’t broken?
by freedmwolf on 2018/10/22 12:29
Used to love this app—open it up, see live traffic everywhere. Now it insists on showing me restaurants, etc. to “exolore” around my area. No more traffic view unless I tell Google Inc. the details of my “commute.” Boo!
Place marker
by jdjendusi on 2018/10/22 05:52
For the most part this app is good but for some reason in my city and you get around the hood the place markers that they use to set on buildings is very in accurate they will be set in the middle of the field or in between houses or in the middle of the road in this frustrates me as I am a delivery driver for DoorDash.
Ok
by Abottom241985 on 2018/10/22 05:45
Ok
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Fantastic app
by babak pirata on 2018/10/22 03:41
Recommend to every one to use this usefull app
Works!
by nannycrick on 2018/10/22 03:34
I work as a night dispatcher for a towing company. I receive roadside assistance requests from customers who are in need. I have to be able to accurately map mileage distance to everywhere. Google Maps does that and more. It’s the best local & long distance search engine out there! I won’t use anything else, personally or professionally!
Zoom out and zoom in
by Javid.z on 2018/10/22 02:55
When you get to adrese, instead of zooming in, the app show the earth and zooming out which is wierd. Please fix it
Update Is Horrible!!!!
by LadyRobi on 2018/10/22 01:57
Why in a million years would you take a perfectly wonderful app and mess with it that bad?!! Trying to find a restaurant on the way and what does it do!? It gives me restaurants at the end of my destination NOT where I am! It took me the longest time to figure it out! I practically actually did miss the restaurant I was looking for and we had to turn around and come back. You really screwed this up! Give us back our restaurants it’s messing with the Maps! You have a perfectly great app. If you don’t fix it I am going to remove it from my phone along with everything else google that’s going away and I am going to use the iPhone map it’s way better and much more friendly.
Serious problem since the latest update
by fivwvhudh on 2018/10/22 01:39
Currently using Carplay on iphone X. Crashes a lot. Glitching GPS. Brings me back to the initial menu screen when driving. I don't know if it's my phone, ios, or Google maps. Hope it gets fixed soon.
Bah humbug—oogle
by WeRgodscrew on 2018/10/22 01:30
I was truly disappointed considering google is a large, reputable organization. Google maps is not very user-friendly. It has severe lag time; even when location is on,Google maps can never find my starting location and will not allow me to enter it in manually. Meh. :(
Needs to be fixed!!
by Josh0019 on 2018/10/22 01:07
Over the course of about a month I have noticed this application not operating properly. I do service work out of a work van, so needless to say I am always on the go and I use google maps daily. But to get to the point, when I enter a destination it will be five the correct route to it, but it will then say it will take 2 days to get there. Obviously that is not the case because I don’t usually leave the state I work out of. I am forced to use the default apple maps application until this is fixed because I not only use google maps for the best route, I also use it to see if any particular way I want to drive has traffic at the time of my travel. I know you guys will fix this, but it is just a shame because I don’t like apple maps. ( Although I do like how they integrate the speed limit in the application, real time as you drive. )
Freezes constantly on iOS 11/12 6S
by Vccowan on 2018/10/22 00:55
I used to use this app all the time, but for a year now it will freeze as soon as I click on the search field. I have had my phone replaced by Apple and of course have tried deleting/reinstalling with no improvement.
Latest update
by dumdumdane on 2018/10/21 23:58
The newest update has made knowing Tavel time to work and home are difficult. I don’t know why it was made.
Mr
by Tirso J on 2018/10/21 23:50
Great app!
Can’t hear it
by rbhake on 2018/10/21 23:00
Have volume set to unmuted and louder. The directions are much less loud than apple maps and Waze. Can hardly hear it. The app is fairly useless when driving and not looking at screen.
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by jeansile on 2018/10/21 22:08
As I travel out of town quite often, Google map has been my road companion. Faithful in its mission, it will take you to your destination happily.
Map sideways or upside down 😡
by Courtney6908 on 2018/10/21 20:34
Map isn’t centered on screen. Sometimes goes backwards!
The beast
by johnco-62 on 2018/10/21 20:02
Love them
Explore Feature Makes App Unusable
by archBonkers on 2018/10/21 19:21
Google added an explore bar that precedes any navigation and shows you that they care more about getting data from you than providing navigation. I’m using maps to navigate to a location, not to explore the city. The newest version of maps is the worst version they’ve ever made. It distracts you while driving and makes using navigation in a navigation app more difficult.
Loses connection under bridges
by JuneBug2184 on 2018/10/21 19:13
Today, driving back from an outing, I was under a bridge and it started losing connection and rerouting my line of travel. Among that, I am in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic. Completely changed the route about 3-4 times, then had me drive in a circle to go back to where the traffic was.....other than this “minor” incident, it’s been good. Just venting....😬
Hate new update
by MsVLeigh on 2018/10/21 18:14
I hate the new update, I rely on pictures of streets and homes for work, with this new update they’ve taken street view off of the main app. I don’t want to open up a second app to find a location.
Hate this recent update!!!
by tjimen on 2018/10/21 17:56
Wont give me prompt directions to home or work like it used to. I have to tap on map somewhere near home to get directions, otherwise it says theres no route to my house. Also keeps saying im offline when im not!!
No Commute
by Ana Meh on 2018/10/21 16:57
Please get rid of the commute, it is too personal. Its no other way around it.. 🤦🏽‍♀️
Awesome!!!
by ErickaJustin321 on 2018/10/21 16:42
Awesome!!!
La navigation n’est pas disponible au Maroc
by z24Imad on 2018/10/21 16:19
L’application fonctionne très bien mais la plus importante fonctionnalité qui est la navigation n’est pas disponible au Maroc. Vu que CarPlay vient d’autoriser Googlemaps à fonctionner avec les iphones, il est très intéressant que cette fonctionnalité soit active dans ce pays.
Fácil
by ave ma. on 2018/10/21 15:14
Ha sido de mucha ayuda
Upgrade
by ViegasCarvalho on 2018/10/21 15:14
Informação do Uber
App Stalls Instead of Rerouting
by GaryMichaels on 2018/10/21 15:07
Updates for iOS 12 messed up this app. Now the app locks if you deviate from the proscribed route. Very dangerous to close app and restart while driving. I travel a lot and this has been my go to app for years. Started to use Apple with Carplay now it might that be time to switch. I experienced this issue in several times in last 3 weeks and in Los Angeles, San Diego and Berlin.
Directions not loading when trying to open from website.
by Ekbekb on 2018/10/21 14:59
Ever since the iOS update, whenever I’m on a website and hit “get directions”, the app opens externally without opening the directions. It opens the app and you have to search again, instead of them automatically loading it from the link you used.
New update “commute” feature is trash
by Lilblade25 on 2018/10/21 14:52
The new feature lacks customizability. Can’t set different times for each day you go to work. Can’t have different locations you commute to regularly. Like, I go to school 5 days a week but then I go to work 3 of those days (and at different times each of those days). The feature doesn’t allow me to use school as my commuting destination without setting school as my work location. With the previous version, you could easily look at the most common places you drive to, tap on the one you want to drive to, and go. Now, you can’t. I like the idea of the commute feature to automatically set your destination at set times throughout the week, but it’s far from useful for someone like me who goes to different places at different times regularly throughout the week. Other than that, the app is great 👍🏼
Keeps saying “can’t seem to find the place” with certain destinations
by Roooooorrrrryyy on 2018/10/21 14:43
The app has been terrible recently. With many of my destinations google maps shows the “can’t seem to find that place” even though it’s my home and I’ve used google maps to get there before. The app has been doing this for many places that I try to go and I have to reset the destination to somewhere else close to my destination and then figure out how to go where I want to from there.
Terrible update
by App+97 on 2018/10/21 14:34
Latest update causes CarPlay to crash if you miss a turn and resets the maps back to the beginning. Fix this ASAP. This is terrible!!
Update Needed
by Berringer51 on 2018/10/21 14:22
Google Maps has always been my go to app. Now that is part of CarPlay it is even better. My only problem is the street that I live on is not on the map. This street has been here for at least 4 to 5 years. Please let’s stop worrying about where I am going to eat and update the maps.......
Fire the person who updated the navigation recently
by Bowerhower on 2018/10/21 13:20
So without any warnings or alerts, the developers decide it’s a good idea to invert the map on your directions. Instead of the Point of View being behind your car, it was flipped to being in front of your car. So all the turns (in my view) appeared to be backwards. I don’t understand how anyone could think this was a good idea. We’ve had GPS navigation since the early 2000s, and there was never a problem. So why would you change the formula? Please fire whoever decided it was a good idea to ‘fix’ something that wasn’t broken. I don’t care if it’s a setting I can change, I’m never using this app again. They forced users to experience their new, flawed navigation without warning them they will need to be seeing the directions backwards. I would give this a 0 star rating if that was an option. Come on Google you are better than this.
Good, But Where is Watch Support?
by HomerIII on 2018/10/21 13:18
I have a love-hate relationship with Maps. It is usually reliable, but sometimes provides less than optimum routes. Specifically, on the highway, it sometimes tells you to exit to surface streets, which sometimes might be faster. But it only takes one or two red lights or left turns to make the route slower. I’d really like to see a change in the algorithm so it doesn’t give you a “faster route” unless that route will save at least 10 minutes, at least when on major roads and highways. Also, offline maps don’t really work. I’ve tried to use downloaded maps several times, and although I can view the maps, routing doesn’t work. It always says “no connection”. Also, what’ happened to Apple Watch support? Maps has been on, then off, the Apple Watch several times. Please bring it back!
Crazy update
by wwalker19 on 2018/10/21 12:19
What’s up with last update? Arrival time WAY OFF. A 2 hr trip showing 14 hr arrival time.
Uploading Photos or Videos
by IOS Pages Lover on 2018/10/21 08:20
Neither can my iPhone 6S Plus upload a photo nor a video via this app😡😡😡😵🤔🤔🤔 although the app has been added to the Add Widgets list. Even further, the app is incapable of adding a simple REVIEW, unless you log on via a browser❗️
What is the problem?
by Ollie Pops on 2018/10/21 05:40
Is there a glitch? I put in well known correct addresses that I have used previously and each time it says “can’t find try again”. Not cool when you are lost!
Not good using car play
by Harley2878PuntaCana on 2018/10/21 05:37
Not good on Carplay. Can’t reroute, have to unplug to restart route. Pretty basic feature set for car play. Wish it had Search on route feature on the cars screen, and voice control button on cars screen.
Appreciate Developer Feedback
by n Power on 2018/10/21 04:53
Thank you for resolving the traffic information problem. It is working fine now. I know you always develop the app but try not to stuff it with too many new features that affect the app performance
crazy route jump route and come back
by lolintia on 2018/10/21 04:38
crazy route jump route and come back
I am really happy with the service I received from Jeff and Arica
by sassy mel65 on 2018/10/21 04:34
From Jeff and Erica it was a very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend extra space storage to everybody because of the service and help I received from all of the staff there on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being extremely satisfied of course they deserve the highs score I could give them and then some thank you very much for such great service, Melanie Gilmore (760)274-5896
What wrong with the google map street view in 2018?
by 273873588298 on 2018/10/21 02:41
Almost Everything is out of order witch meaning the fact that when I’m on one street it will skip to another street and the street pictures aren’t even accurate when I’m scoring on one street it would it would look like its skip but it’s not (and I know you just worked on street view for the 2018 year) but in some area like Detroit and any other cities. But at least the quality of it is even better this year :D
Super flawed
by BLAIRE17 on 2018/10/21 02:15
It just doesn’t work without WiFi...
Remove auto zooming
by MadMan258 on 2018/10/21 01:08
Dear Google, Absolutely love the app in terms of directions but it is extremely painful when I want to zoom out on my route using the two finger pinch method and your app automatically zooms back in to the route. This auto zooming behavior prevents me from viewing traffic and alternative routes and honestly makes me want to delete your app. If a user decides to zoom out the app should respect this decision and not auto zoom back to the users location.
Help
by Garage Life on 2018/10/20 22:46
Now every time since the update I open my Maps set the directions if I have to reroute it back to me out doesn’t reroute and makes me start over which is difficult while driving
Google Maps is Directionless
by Puppeteer71 on 2018/10/20 21:42
I had to start using a Map App as my old GPS finally dies. Due to my unhappiness w/Apple Maps, I switched to Google Maps as my friends like it. Instead, I’ve gotten lost due to Google Maps. When I have to be somewhere at a specific time, I end up 20 to 30 min late & often have to cancel my plans. It often gives me the wrong street than what I am on & confusing turns. It doesn’t recognise when I am on the highway & tells me I’m on some street that I’m not on. If anyone has an idea on how to correct these problems, please let me know! I would even pay for an app that actually works. :-(
Don’t update
by 4240707 on 2018/10/20 21:19
Explore bar is back and horrible!!
App
by 123456878910 on 2018/10/20 20:39
Great app. Keep the great ideas going
Drop signal tells to turn when no turn permits
by kphoenixx3 on 2018/10/20 20:38
It’s not updated with construction closers and reopenings on freeway and interstate lanes or exits… it’s very slow to update traffic flow while en route. It’s not updated on new traffic signs put in place that have been there for at least a month. Please fix this it’s also very unclear when the road is a long round about it says turn instead of stay along the road straight.
Media app
by Rope cutter 9000 on 2018/10/20 20:07
Why In the world is google music not a supported media app to connect to GOOGLE maps but I tunes is?
Always off and forces to use app now
by Rofx on 2018/10/20 20:00
Works terrible, worse than when you did NOT have to download the app. Probably delayed or something from all the spyware they got running in background now.
Explore "insert town here" = USELESS
by Thunder0ne on 2018/10/20 19:14
Remove it. It was nice when the bottom bar asked me about quick nav to home or work. This "explore" feature taking up the bottom half of my screen is USELESS! IF IT AINT BROKE, DONT FIX IT!!!
Love
by Demii30318 on 2018/10/20 18:58
This app is amazing!
Long trip !
by agwatson on 2018/10/20 18:54
I had to make a trip from Conroe, Tx. to Batavia, Ohio and I’m pretty sure I would of made it to Ohio ok. But once there Google maps saved my day ! I would of had to hire a guide just get anywhere. But when I needed to get to the Hospital or to other locations I had no problems at all. Thanks, Google
Glitch
by dp3663 on 2018/10/20 18:41
When I am navigating to a location, and I turn my iPad sideways to landscape mode, the Maps App closes. I have to keep my iPad in landscape mode the entire time as soon as I open the app or else if I rotate my iPad the app closes and I have to start all over again. This never happened before. FIX THIS. ITS ANNOYING
Traffic not showing in iPhone
by MadDog7972 on 2018/10/20 18:37
Traffic is not showing in iPhone after last update
Very good....., but....
by Tjones325 on 2018/10/20 18:31
I wish it gave you more detailed and traffic options in cases of delays, and especially heavy traffic. On the way to daily appointments it would be beneficial. As well as a possible better alert to remind you to leave on time. Thank you for reading my suggestions. Terry Jones
Google maps
by czekr on 2018/10/20 18:03
I had the speed limit sign on my screen on my last car, but this new car has to be connected to my phone and the speed limit does not show to let me know what the speed limit is.
Not great
by granniye on 2018/10/20 17:32
Often times it says it can’t find a way to get to where I have to go - which is wild considering I live in NYC and their are subways that go everywhere.
Explore is not helpful and commute doesn't work well
by Peatttt on 2018/10/20 17:29
The app changes drastically every two weeks or so. I think the last version where the bottom would show me traffic routes to get home and to work was the best. But now you've added explore (as the default that can't be changed) and the commute which doesn't seem to work (also very confusing/not intuitive). It's nice to see you guys always working on the app but sometimes you take away the parts of the app that people really like to use.
Driving directions
by bvmpfu on 2018/10/20 15:23
Sometimes gave me longer directions.
Useless Now
by RobA1313 on 2018/10/20 14:47
No longer shows the traffic around me. Useless for me now! Navigating the app is way more confusing than before. I rarely right reviews, but Google really screwed this one up.
No longer will use it
by uses his car nav now on 2018/10/20 14:24
Now when I plug my phone into the car I’m forced to use car play and I can’t see the map instead I have to look at the directions in giant letter. No thanks. I don’t want to look at the map on my car because I want to have my Spotify open. Don’t ruin something I’ve used for years.
I’ve sent feedback for months and Google ignores feedback
by Truffle86 on 2018/10/20 14:21
An area on the map has been drawn wrong, street names are been missing, the city is wrong and the zip code is wrong. Either Google employees are too incompetent or they don’t care to do their job!! Use Apple Maps because their maps are accurate!!
Great App One Suggestion
by Min. Hood on 2018/10/20 13:40
I love the upgrade for CarPlay. Just a quick thought, maybe google will consider adding a satellite night view where you can actually see your streets lights at night when switching to night in satellite mode.
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by Modebeast32456 on 2018/10/20 13:38
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Date of picture
by hoamdtw on 2018/10/20 13:08
When looking at google maps I can’t tell the date of the picture it’s showing
Permanent traffic and satellite Settings
by TiNiSi on 2018/10/20 11:33
With the recent update w/ CarPlay use, I have to turn on traffic and satellite every time now whereas prior to the update those settings were remembered and/or automatically turned on. Please fix this. I love Google Maps between the way. I love that I can see traffic flow and know/see my surroundings. I have used my CarPlay more in the last couple of weeks than I have in the last 3 years of having my car. 😄
Thank You
by Eric Dean Harris on 2018/10/20 11:17
Thank You for being there for me when I needed you the most.
HELP
by vhhhkkkkoii on 2018/10/20 09:02
How do I get rid of "explore" option!? Please please please HELP!!! The app was perfect until I may have inadvertently turned this feature on. I can't turn it off!!!
Absolutely
by 2667 AMOS2667 on 2018/10/20 05:40
Great
Diamond Tree Service
by JESSE BUSSARD on 2018/10/20 03:32
I REALLY LOVE GOOGLE! AND APPRECIATE THEIR SERVICES NAVIGATING ACROSS THE GLOBE!!! ABSOLUTELY EASY TO FIND ANYONE OR ANYTHING. GAS STATIONS, FOOD, LODGING. ALSO SERVICES OF ANY SORT. EXTREMELY HELPFUL ALL ACROSS THE BOARD!!! THANK YOU GOOGLE!!!!! YOU’VE GOT MY FIVE STAR REVIEW TO YOU🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠
Great app, but... please consider this
by tom385477 on 2018/10/20 02:25
Does anyone else notice this app getting TOO optimized? Like, maybe because it is one second faster to drive through a neighborhood, it will route you through one instead of just staying on a major route? It doesn’t account for the left turns, merging, stop signs, tight turns, and more stop signs in the neighborhood. I sincerely doubt it is faster most of the time, and if so, only by a few seconds. But TRIPLE the hassle! Not to mention I feel silly for having done all that! Of course, I follow maps blindly, fully trusting it to be all knowing, which it easily proved to me after the first series of Garmin GPSs embarrassed me. This is most prevalent right as I near the destination. Traffic, tolls, ferries, etc... do not enter into the equation here.
TRAFFIC
by Swisher Sweets Cigarillo on 2018/10/20 01:17
Add traffic back. Where is it!?
Makes some real bad routes
by Braskus on 2018/10/20 01:12
Went fine one way. But the way back it gave me the most isolated back country roads to lead me to the highway where I had to make a left across the four lane highway with no stop light during rush hour. You can imagine how long I sat there. No matter what I did to try and make it give me a better route it just kept spitting out bad advice.
Get there SAFE
by Genuine 725 on 2018/10/20 01:02
Google Maps has never steered me wrong. I’m terrible with directions. With all the driving I do with grandkids games, doctor appointments. Or picking them up from their friends. I can pull it up my app and it gives me directions turn by turn to my destination. I recommend this app to everyone who doesn’t have the time to get lost and make u-turns. Drive Safely! Take your time and use your app you’ll get there.
Makes Iphone phone crash
by vickzia on 2018/10/19 22:56
I lost count of how many times this app has made my phone crash... I gave google maps some time to resolve the issue but it just froze my phone for 5 minutes straight and then my Iphone got very hot and restarted. Google has got a lot of things right but this isn’t one of them. I have an IPhone 7... What’s the point of a navigation system that disables your device from functioning? Useless. Waze all the way!
Doc / Chris
by Sam&Letty on 2018/10/19 22:40
These guys are the best there is here! They are awesome, have patience and answer any and all questions! They do everything in their power to ensure we are getting the best deal, I will most definitely come back a third time!!!
Constantly restarting route in Carplay
by jerseydoug on 2018/10/19 22:37
I don't what happened. Everything was working great last week. Now ever time I start a route in Carplay, it keeps stopping and restarting
Skip version 5.2 and 5.3
by Notapaidreviewer on 2018/10/19 21:19
Someone at Google was delirious when the rambled on and said nothing about the changes in this version. Maybe Google hired a former Yelp or Facebook employee. Anyway, ignore the positive reviews and pay careful attention to the negative ones.
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Indispensable!
by Maggies Family Farm on 2018/10/19 20:52
How did we navigate without it?
Traffic is missing
by zerowig on 2018/10/19 20:47
It used to be easy to see the traffic around you with one tap. Now, it’s gone. The app is useless now for what I used to use it for 90% of the time.
FANTASTIC FENDER MENDER
by CAROL JOHNS ISLAND on 2018/10/19 20:07
Had recent accident on way home from evacuating to FL from SC due to Hurricane Florence . GEICO recommended FENDER MENDER for repairs . Great work , outstanding customer service ! Highly recommend!
Nothing bad about it
by rtkelly2007 on 2018/10/19 19:56
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Horrible now
by Ljm11022013 on 2018/10/19 19:50
It’s been horrible the last few times I’ve used it. It does not show my car on the road so I’m constantly re centering myself. It glitches so bad and it takes me to the wrong place.
So much better now
by niceguy8800 on 2018/10/19 19:13
So much better now thanks👍👍👍👍😀😀😀😀😀
If you put in ads, I’m gone.
by Hondo402 on 2018/10/19 18:49
If auto play ads are on this, I will no longer use it.
Great
by marcus 718 on 2018/10/19 18:47
Great app
Always offline...
by Poetik1 on 2018/10/19 18:39
I am so so so so tired of looking for something and it says “limited info”. I am constantly offline with unfinished maps and no traffic details.
hi
by Holly Annr on 2018/10/19 18:20
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Last update was bad!
by highway harriet on 2018/10/19 17:58
Last update was bad! Taking you way out of your way for no reason! It took me off highway to go through towns to just get back on same highway! Lost 30 minutes travel time!
Good, but now adding videos? Also, favorites dropped inexplicably
by boborojo on 2018/05/01 19:33
Good. Of the limited choices for fast and accurate routing I thus far favor googlemaps over the native ios map app. Three frustrations though: video ads are coming, with no control; favorites disappear; Oon the latest upgrade i see the new “feature” is “you can see videos posted by businesses about their latest offerings.” OMG now here comes the bandwidth-sucking auto-play videos, though I haven’t seen them yet after the last upgrade. No control to be found in Settings-> Google Map menu. Will the audio track cut into my podcast or music stream while I’m navigating or browsing the map? Let us search and navigate in peace!!! If videos autoplay or don’t have a default “still frame” mode with click-to-load by default, I'll look at moving my favorites someplace else. google maps alone already is among my top users of my data plan, and one of the few apps that i allow to use cell data BW because i have to allow it that. Another puzzle: favorites seem to randomly disappear off the map. I often focus the map on a wide view to find my favorite by location, the star is missing from the map. Lastly, as other reviewers note, I often need to choose a nav path by dragging the route line, allowed on desktop but not on ios even with larger ipad screens. Add this feature so i can determine my route!!
What’s up with the new landmarks?
by Boma p on 2018/05/02 02:44
Google maps has recently started telling me to “turn left after jack in the box” instead of giving me the actual relevant information of the street name I should be turning down. If I wanted directions from my aunt I would have asked her. Also the map always bugs out and can’t seem to figure out if I’ve stayed on the highway or if I’m magically driving on the road the highway crosses under. The gps takes a while to refigure out where I am and often gives incorrect directions while it’s figuring out which road I’m on, even though I’m clearly just following the directions and couldn’t possibly jump from the highway to the streets crossing above the overpass. This did not used to be a problem. Only in the newer versions. Maybe google should incorporate elevation so the gps app would know where I am is on the route that it’s giving me directions for and not suddenly some other road. Unfortunately, it’s still light years better than Apple maps so I always use it which only makes these problems more frustrating. Lastly, I hate that if I’m trying to zoom out using two fingers, the app for some unknown ultimately annoying reason ALWAYS zooms back in to the cars location on the map. Most annoying feature ever! If I’m zooming out it’s for a reason, to see the entire route. Please fix.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone
by KarenD345 on 2017/12/05 16:57
I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
Fix zoom out/in on lists
by Flivin on 2018/09/17 04:50
Hi! I love the list feature in google maps, but I have one issue. I use the built-in Want to Go green marker on places, but I also have my own list that I call Actively Want to Go. Anyway, when I click my places and look exclusively at this list I’ve made, I like to zoom in on a neighborhood and click a place to get more info on it. Once I’ve read the info (hours, etc), I usually exit out of the place-specific info and want to see what else is in that neighborhood that’s on my list. Once I ex out of a restaurant’s info, the view zooms out completely and I have to zoom back in and find where I was. This is super annoying! Would really appreciate a fix! This is especially annoying bc sometimes a list I’ve made spans multiple cities in the US, and so once I zoom in and read a New York cafe’s hours and other info, I exit and then it zooms out and gives me a view of the whole continental US. This is super annoying! Pls fix, Google 💜 the only fix right now on my end is to avoid making lists that span multiple cities to avoid a large zoom out, but I think this is something y’all can fix easily
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Street view obscured; navigation slow
by Zildjiancat on 2018/08/15 19:00
Help! After the latest update, a couple issues I’ve had: when going to street view, it’s now obscured by “tap here/swipe to move” yellow arrow and words, obscuring the street view entirely. There doesn’t appear any way to turn it off, and it isn’t needed anyway. It’s pretty obvious how to go down the street. Please consider removing it; it’s much better to see the street than learn how to navigate something we already know how to do. I always check directions before driving somewhere, and use street view to make sure I know the building before setting out. The other thing I’ve had happen every time since updating is for the voice to tell me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. This is why I use street view to know where I’m going; Google Siri has gotten veeeeeeeery slow in her navigating. She’s also big on mispronouncing street names! Lol
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
Really exceptionally dependable routing
by realdriftwood on 2018/01/04 23:04
I have been using GPS in my vehicles since 2007, so I have dealt with a number of different systems for over ten years now, and I have spent lot of money on navigation systems installed in vehicles (eight different vehicles over that period). I still use a built-in system in my present vehicle. But increasingly—and since iPhone 5 and iPhone 6—I have been depending on Google Maps to route me to specific destinations, and using my car’s BlueTooth connection system to provide continuous directions through my car’s sound system. I have found it extremely reliable, and I certainly have appreciated that it is constantly updated and free. As most newer cars can connect with their owners’ smartphones now—and as most smartphones can be charged in the car—I highly recommend this application to everyone who has to do a lot of driving!
Great unless you love traffic!
by Ginginrn99 on 2018/04/06 23:43
I’d give this a middle finger emoji if it would let me. Google Maps is terrible. Why it’s “the number one navigation app” is beyond me. Today was the last straw. Traveling east from DC into Massachusetts - encountered a “twenty minute slowdown ahead” on the GW Bridge (in NYC) - 25 miles from where I presently was (plenty of time to redirect me). Google just kept informing me of the slowdown and how much longer it was getting (now, two hours) and happily steaming me along INTO IT. Desperate to avoid sitting on the GW in NYC for 2+ hours (after already driving for 8 with 3+ more to go) I opened Waze. *WAZE* immediately redirected me, getting me to my destination and saving me a needless 2+ additional hours in my vehicle. Google - PRO TIP: When offering a “navigation” tool, the people using it want the QUICKEST, most EFFICIENT way to their destination. They don’t want their lives disrupted further. I had to make an 8 hour drive today. Google Maps would have made that 11+ *for no reason.* This is not an isolated incident. Me? I’d avoid the app, unless you enjoy not being re-routed to the most efficient routes available. Very bummed out.
Houston we have a problem...
by Shikinley on 2018/09/11 14:55
I hate using this map because it always gives me the wrong directions. I live in Houston Texas and for some reason the map always stops and starts floating mid air. It glitches while giving directions and repeats things over 20x. I have the X, I even visited the apply store to see if it was user error. But no...it’s crappy google map. It’s only good for the “avoid tolls” option. But even that STILL puts me on a tollway. I’ve been late using this app because it always gives the wrong, longest routes. I’ve been lost using this map, run out of gas. I only open it to have a backup map just in case Waze decides to glitch...google map has been around for far to long to have problems like this. And from my memory...it wasn’t always this bad. I used to scream yooo use google map! Now I’m like “you got the waze app? It shows police.” Cmon google! Where’s the accurate maps? Directions? Speed limit compared to the speed limit in my city? Where’s my police radar? Where’s my option to send my ETA? I’m no app builder but I just expected so much more from a google run app.
Best GPS App & more BUT
by Tamara01 on 2018/10/12 18:40
It needs to have an option when there is traffic to alert you soon enough for you to make a decision to take the detour. Also Google maps needs to work on their notification when using the GPS. Google maps tells you way ahead of time that you’re going to turn right but you have to keep looking at the app to make sure you don’t miss the road. Google should alert the driver when they get to the road exactly and make a noise like ding ding turn right here. I passed roads many times because one Google maps doesn’t tell you on the bottom of your screen what road you’re on and on the top it should say what your next move will be With the roads name that you’re turning onto. Just my opinion otherwise it’s a great app I love it don’t use anything else not even that iPhone maps that came with it.
Wrong location
by Stokke69 on 2018/07/04 03:57
For months I’ve been getting unwanted visitors. Couldn’t figure out why until someone finally told me where they where trying get to. Turns out I t’s a resort 2 miles away. The resort contacted Google and (we thought) fixed their location. Then tonight at 11:30 pm a car is sitting in my driveway for 5 min. I go out with the shotgun to see what’s what. Turns out that they entered the physical address of that resort and it sent them here. So even though Google changed the business location they didn’t change the location of the address. Though I guess it isn’t all Google’s fault. These tourists turned at my mailbox with 3 sets of reflective house numbers (300 lower than the address they were looking for) then while driving 1/2 mile up my rutted, steep, dirt driveway passed 3 No Trespassing signs to then sit 6 feet from my house to call the resort for their address at 2330 waking up the whole house. While I live tourism because it is the life blood of the region. I don’t live in the middle of 100 forested acres, half a mile up a mountain, because I want them to visit me personally.
Ugh so frustrating to use now
by markmakingmusic on 2018/06/12 02:03
What happened to this product? So frustrating and flawed now and it’s kinda hard to believe given how many dev resources you have. Navigation is always buggy now, deep linking stopped working so I can’t send someone directions and have them open the app even though it’s installed. The app audio interruptions are terrible and don’t properly pause other audio streams coming from my device. App says I’m offline when Apple maps and other apps are working perfectly fine. What gives? On top of that your core algorithm for directions and tracking works terribly in SoCal now...constantly routing me around in circles on certain highways. Edit: A new infuriating bug. Every time I open the app from the background on an iPhone X, iOS 11 device, I get the offline, tap to retry message that never actually retries the network connection (possibly going from WiFi to cell connection). I have to kill the app from memory and relaunch the app. This is seriously a risk to users who are driving and relying on this simple network handling. Simple stuff y’all.
Works great
by grammy from NH on 2017/10/15 14:38
My husband was an over the road trucker. The company got a contract that brought the trucks to a few out of the way farms with low and underweight bridges when this was first available. I’d get home from work, sit at the computer and drive the new routes at street level (which was better than the new street level) before he’d have to get off the highway. Saw a few lovely weddings, people waved to the google car after noticing its gizmo on the roof too. I could reroute him around ‘no trucks allowed’, 10’ bridge ahead’, ‘weight limit 5000 lbs!’ And to safe rest areas. He’s retired, so now we have fun setting, even routes we know well, and google tells us turn by turn. Our daughter shook her head and rolled her eyes...until she got lost and I told her to try it. She calmed right down as it guided her back to the road she knew. Thank you Google!
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Excel...lent?
by siaka on 2017/09/26 20:02
The Google Maps app is truly a great app and it keeps getting better. My two and ultimate, well three of them, wishes and improvements are: 1: Allow us to terminate/cancel a navigation session or route by swiping down and 3D touching on the direction notification. Currently we have to open the app and go terminate it there. It would be much simpler, easier, and Safer if we could simply swipe down or 3D Touch on the notification and stop/cancel the route. 2: Allow us to pause navigation guidance. Sometimes I just want to stop and do something that I had previously not thought of. It would be nice to be able to pause the guidance rather than the app constantly reloading and trying to get me back on the route. Maybe allow that also to happen with a swipe of 3D touch on the notification banner. 3: Lastly, it would be truly amazing if the notification banner was to become reacher and more interactive. For example, in addition to the quick features proposed above, if the notification banner by being activated could show a mini animated version of the map so that the user can see from that screen their position, rather than having to go inside the app that would be amazing. That’s all I have. Thanks folks; great job as usual. Best regards,
One of a kind!
by therobert63 on 2018/10/07 20:10
Strumming through the panhandle with my son on our way to go hunting. Stumbled into this spotless convenient store in search of a hunting license. What we got was so much more....... We were greeted by Coquis. I could never in a million years be able to pronounce her name, but she was nothing short of lovely and amazing. The easiest way I can explain my experience is this. She genuinely and effortlessly went out of her way to make us feel at home. She asked if we had dinner yet? The we realized she has a full kitchen fully prepared to make ANYTHING! She made fresh food made to order after she closed her kitchen for the day. My son said it’s the best rice abs beans he has ever had. She made me a carb friendly dinner with farm fresh eggs. We cleaned the plates.... Needless to say we had full bellies a hunting license and were on our way in no time flat. She also gave us another restaurant for Sunday to grab some Menudo. I called the number on her card and she answered. Made sure her dad saved two orders for us as they were almost sold out. What hospitality, when it’s genuine and sincere it makes the experience ten fold. After reading the reviews, I missed out. The food porn pictures look outstanding. I visit the panhandle regularly and I have found a MUST STOP on my way EVERYTIME!
Current issue with updating traffic incidents
by mitorez on 2018/06/29 01:02
All around good app. I prefer Apple Maps navigation mode because it is less distracting. It would be nice to have he option for the road speed in navigation mode like Waze and Apple Maps. Main gripe right now is... When in navigation mode the app doesn’t alert with new traffic incidents. Today and last week I encountered rather large traffic backups and the map didn’t show red until I exited navigation mode back to map mode. When I re-entered navigation mode it announced the traffic backup. This was more of an issue last week because the road was closed, and the app didn’t announce the road closer and alternate routes until after I exited and re-entered navigation mode. The app already “knew” about the road closer because my wife saw it on her app when she opened it before I exited and re-entered navigation mode. Thanks.
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