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Google Maps - Transit & Food
Description
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries * Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
Companion Animal Medical Center.
by larry7of9 on 2020/06/01 18:59
Companion Animal Medical Center ,5229 W Walnut Visalia, Ca. 93277 phone number 559-625-9920, is 5 Stars care and treatment for my pets. I’ve been taking my German Shepherd and 2 cats there for their entire life. My German Shepherd is going on 10 years as well as my cats. They have needed critical care in the past, and have received it from everyone at Companion veterinary clinic/ medical center.
Search function not working
by Edeleon3178 on 2020/06/01 18:56
Search function not working while already en route to destination.
Storage
by lindsay haynes on 2020/06/01 17:06
Great place!
Used to be fine
by rhgold53 on 2020/06/01 16:18
Good information on the maps, but lately lots of crashes and freezes on my iPad Air 3. Once that happens, not only can you no longer move around on the map, but you can’t close the app with the home button and the only solution is a hard restart.
App crashing recently
by Link00seven on 2020/06/01 16:18
I’ve had numerous instances on my iPhone 11 Pro Max when using CarPlay of Google Maps just silently crashing during the price. Disappointing and in the meantime it’s back to Apple Maps until they resolve this
disgusting
by Dobie420 on 2020/06/01 14:53
absolutely disgusting "new" version . got lost 3 times ive used before deleting the whole app. the previous version WAS the best now its the worst.
Rocket science
by Campbell Harding on 2020/06/01 14:04
Too complicated, too predatory.
They took away full screen
by kittycorbu on 2020/06/01 08:11
Very disappointed to see full screen map view taken away. Now we have to catch glimpses of the map between all the useless clutter they have over the map. And they keep adding more. THIS kind of stupid feature bloat is exactly why I rarely update most apps.
No this is Patric
by Smolpotatocat on 2020/06/01 05:44
This was the best thing on the app so far just looking at The Krusty Krab review. Memes will live on.
Ha
by ëö on 2020/06/01 04:27
Stalking people is easy now
Outstanding user interface, improving with every release!
by NishuP on 2020/06/01 03:49
One word for Google: OUTSTANDING!
No Results when search along route
by DjSysstem on 2020/06/01 03:29
0/100 stars if I could! Why break something that always functioned normally? Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel, Google? Fix the “Search Along Route” so people could find gas stations, restaurants and etc.” Try to find McDonalds a name of gas station along your route, no matter how far it is. It won’t find!
Works Great
by YungATDMoore on 2020/06/01 02:44
Love using Google Maps for Transit Navigation and looking up restaurants and contributing to places. But I wish it had the feature where it could tell others who is on the bus or how you helped someone and how much you saved or calories that you burned.
Get ready to drive in circles!!!
by nooooahah on 2020/06/01 00:30
The calibration is terrible from the start of a route and requires you to almost orient your phone like a map. In my opinion, the interface is much better than Apple Maps so I guess I’ll stick with it for now. Maybe try Waze instead.
45% battery usage after iOS 13.5
by nonknononono on 2020/05/31 22:57
The app is melting my battery after the new iOS update. When is the hotfix coming ? Until then I’m moving to Waze
Love it!
by MarainaLight on 2020/05/31 21:34
Google maps is amazing g! So convenient and easy to use. Easy to send to friends and family for directions to your location!
I NEED THE SEARCH ALONG ROUTES!!!!
by cruzzieboo on 2020/05/31 21:25
Please! This is annoying that it keeps saying no results! Fix it please this is very inconvenient.
Worth it for street view
by Augustus Owsley Stanley III on 2020/05/31 20:48
Worth it for street view and being able to tell people where to pull in or park especially if the address isn’t labeled like my lab. As far as navigation goes why are you using maps go get Waze for free like everyone else. Waze even shows you where the pigs are sitting to bust you for smiling on cloudy day.
Horrible app
by Guaponinski on 2020/05/31 20:24
Got lost 5 times adding 40 minutes to my trip evey time super annoying
Doesn’t take transit schedules into account
by ReubenAkrami on 2020/05/31 19:41
Walking from Dumbo Brooklyn to Wall St Manhattan. The app directed us to take a ferry instead of the bridge but didn’t account for the fact we would have to wait almost an hour for the ferry. We asked for the fastest route. Instead we will be later than we would have been if we had just walked over the bridge. We specifically chose walking directions! They should make it more obvious that this route would involve a ferry and having to wait. How is that supposed to be walking directions??
Stupid
by Gtrdjittg on 2020/05/31 19:19
This stupid app literally froze mid direction and made me miss my exit... JUST so it can display a pop up asking me to rate the app. I’ll rate it alright.
А
by ннппим on 2020/05/31 17:54
Не нравится голос диктора Старая версия была лучше
Love it!
by wardelia on 2020/05/31 17:21
Great navigation app! Love that it works for Apple or android! Thank you 😊
Too many tabs on the screen
by nred tall on 2020/05/31 16:48
Too many tabs and can no longer see the map. Been using this app for years and am disappointed with the latest version
Crashing and no fixes
by PatsyLu on 2020/05/31 16:30
This has been going on way too long. There have been SEVERAL complaints about the app that keeps crashing. Yet, as of today, there is no update or fixing. PLEASE FIX THIS APP!!! Right now I would give this app a zero but I can’t send this message without rating it.
Used to be good with IOS, not anymore to alert us from Gov Speed Traps
by Danterher on 2020/05/31 16:19
Apparently google decided to remove the feature of not letting me see/hear alerts of speed cameras ahead. They used to do inform me, but know ALERTS are for Androids (google ios). After all google created Android and now is not even installing Android on their google phone😂. Guess I'll be using Waze until Google💩 bring back the feature.
عطوني ماب بديل عنه
by متورطه بالجهاز on 2020/05/31 09:52
سيئ جداً بعد التحديث الاخير..مايعطيني الطريق..مجرد يوصف الموقع كتابه
Please stop updating the app
by Ajpf52 on 2020/05/31 08:29
Google maps have become more unusable after every app update. What used to be the best map app has become tedious and unreliable. It’s time to start using Apple Maps. Thanks for the time when it was the best available but every good thing comes to an end.
If I could give zero stars I would
by Fergo22 on 2020/05/31 03:50
Crashes all the time completely unreliable basically doesn’t even work with CarPlay anymore I have to find a new Maps app because Google maps is currently the worst possible one that you can use
Nova was one happy Yorkie
by mdownload on 2020/05/31 02:30
We were traveling and had reservations at a Hotel in Pittsburgh, it was suppose to be pet friendly...well it wasn’t and we needed to find somewhere to place Nova quickly, Paw Spa Resort came to the rescue. It was late at night when we had arrived and took a chance stopping there and the owner was more than happy to take our Nova in. When we picked Nova up two days later he was groomed and happy. In fact Nova drug his bottom because he didn’t want to leave. That was a first for a Nova. If we’re ever traveling by Pittsburgh again we will definitely take a Nova to Paw Spa Resort.
Doesn’t work since IOS 13.5
by CelticEddieL on 2020/05/31 01:28
I enter my destination and the app sometimes doesn’t not give correct directions and no longer gives me audible direction either. Even when I have my volume way up and the app set to “Loud Audible”, it still refuses to talk to me. So I downloaded another directions app that actually works.
Amazing
by Hello my name is Mimi!!!!😃 on 2020/05/30 21:11
Amazing app so amazing just amazing so super amazing just soooooo super duper amazing just so amazing it’s awesome for sure download this amazing app because it’s so amazing just so amazing so super amazing sooooo super duper amazing download it okay...okay good see you later REMEMBER it’s AMAZING
Dr Nicholss google maps is the best of its kind in the world
by petenic69 on 2020/05/30 20:34
I am google
The best place to get your passion
by kamuy21 on 2020/05/30 19:51
recommended 100% excellent service excellent service mechanics santi and roger professionals and highly knowledgeable anabell and augusto with their excellent treatment advise you to take the best bike
Helpful
by masprema on 2020/05/30 19:22
I love mining claims and you help me locate them with gps notification. Thank you.
No borders?
by Nickmo87 on 2020/05/30 18:53
Why don’t the show state boarders?
Along the route option doesnt work anymore
by Sascha Travels on 2020/05/30 17:36
Lately, the “along the route” option always shows “no results” eventho I know there is a stop along the route. The issue started approx 2 weeks ago. I run the latest version of google maps on my new iphone SE 2. Would be nice if u guys could fix it.
“Feature” creep
by Nick LkWorth on 2020/05/30 17:12
Not in the development sense, but user interface clutter forcibly shoved in your face. Gone is the very useful full screen mode, now more and more irrelevant browsing and content bits are surfaced whether the user wants such or not. Pity, used to be a great product, now it’s bloatware.
Used to be better than Apple Maps
by Half fro on 2020/05/30 16:45
Absolute dogsh** now. For god knows what reason, it continues to default to walking as my mode of transportation despite changing in the settings. For real it used to be able to detect that I was moving fast enough that I was in a car. It can even figure out the right orientation and spins for the first few turns. Apple finally wins this one I guess.
ETA of arrival gone
by sukh ji on 2020/05/30 16:36
When I first started using this app it was pretty good that’s why I’m giving you guys three ratings. We used to give me ETA for all my locations whenever I drive like for 10 hours gives me a ETA dad what time I’ll be there on time and then after that it starts acting up and the ETA is gone. Now It only shows me ETA for my driving less than 10 hours it means it doesn’t give me average arrival time more than 10 hours. If I drive less than 10 hours to give me a arrival time but after 10 hours it just shows hours and miles. I also checked the commute settings try to turn it on and that doesn’t work as well I really like this app but because of the change send ETA arrival time that’s why giving us three rating thank you.
THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED
by jhrhkej on 2020/05/30 16:09
Tells me to turn a certain direction way ahead of time but will not keep up with speed of driving so I miss the exits turns and entrances . Also takes me way off course. I make deliveries for elderly and families who, in this National health crisis need food taken to them. I cannot afford to lose money because this app malfunctions and is never fixed!!!!!! I would if I could write the Same for Apple Maps , but it will not allow me to do so .... 1 Star is not good enough. I should be able to skip the stars and select a simple 0 instead
Useable
by thejeriahoross on 2020/05/30 15:46
Great but suffers GPS glitches and you get stuck on one place instead of another. I tried to leave my house, I check my time line and it says I arrived at my home. Weird, must be a timeline error
No bicycle roads in all countries
by MonMLz on 2020/05/30 14:46
When I was using Google maps in Australia, it also had the option showing the bicycle road, however, in Budapest, Hungary it is only showing the route by car, public transport or by foot. We need the bicycle route too.
Keeps rerouting
by ChanelleD48 on 2020/05/30 13:18
I got my directions to a location and then it started to change the route to an entirely different direction that I did not initially chose. Because of the switch back and forth, mind you it was nothing I press on the phone, I spent more money in tolls and at one point was almost going in a complete circle. Used to be very reliable but now it is not my go-to navigation app
Can’t hide UI
by Nicksjshsh on 2020/05/30 12:21
Why can’t I get the full screen map anymore? A simple tap used to hide the UI. Now the screen is all cluttered no matter what I do. So frustrating...
auto zoom
by gadget.mike on 2020/05/30 10:28
are you still use it?
Where did the road designations go?
by Onepipes on 2020/05/30 10:02
I can only see the the road designations when I’m in satellite view. Highway numbers county road numbers etc.
It’s so amazing
by sainzkr on 2020/05/30 05:49
Amazon olny shows you a picture of the place 😡🤬🤬🙁
Touchscreen keeps dropping markers...
by AMA$$$$ING on 2020/05/30 04:59
For the last couple of days, everyone I touch my screen, without pressing downs pin (red marker) is dropped. And if I want to touch the screen like normal to collapse the search bar, it’s impossible, and the red marker will drop wherever I PFPA my screen!! I hope you can read this, because everything is white, all f my text!! Please fix the horrifyingly disgusting glitch for iPhone 11!!
Google stop playing games with tiktok - Remove positive reviews as well
by ChaituSmartz on 2020/05/30 01:51
You can’t rule the world
New update less features?
by Worm#1 on 2020/05/29 23:17
With the new update Inuit noticed driving to work that this app no longer shows total distance remaining in the lower left corner (just time remaining). Only shows distance to next action point in top left. Why was this taken out?? Surely this is useful information to have available at all times. Get with it Google!!
Changes directions last second
by ThunderousShift on 2020/05/29 22:40
Automatic walking directions cant be disabled. It thats you the longest rt possible.
racism
by masoudnadimiharandi on 2020/05/29 21:40
why your app not have persian language?
B-town Construction Corp.
by kdjmms on 2020/05/29 21:33
Thank you Walter, a family service who helped me with a roofing issue at our log cabin. The cabin is East of Duck Creek Utah, Walter was accommodating to my time frame that I was there. Luckily he assessed my metal roofing issue and was able to fix the issues when he was there. Walters price was fair, such a relief to me since I was coming from out of town! I will be calling Walter if needed in the future! Than you Again! Diana and Family
Terrible new changes
by Kalilax on 2020/05/29 19:04
What are you guys thinking out there when planning feature changes? The recent versions don't have the street view anymore. It also has moved parking availability out of the information pane for a location. Now you have to click on directions to be able to see parking information. Anyone who came up with these "improvements" should flat out be fired.
New bug
by Sammmmmy G on 2020/05/29 17:43
Google maps was my go to, but now if I enter an address and search for anything along the route it says “no results”. Extremely inconvenient. Would bump right back to 5 stars with this fix.
What happened!
by Froggies67 on 2020/05/29 16:58
Not showing all saved places without searching all around is just stupid and more complicated than it needs to be. Hate this!
No directions, no cure
by Cakid88 on 2020/05/29 00:40
I used to be able to look up a place on Google, hit the “directions” button and get directions, on the google maps app, from my current location. Now when I hit “directions”, it opens the google maps app, and just shows me my location. I’ve looked for answers online many times, have seen many people asking the same question, but absolutely no answers.
Doesn't remember recently entered addresses.
by Best PDF edit program on 2020/05/29 00:31
Doesn't remember recently entered addresses. As a truck driver this is a big inconvenience as I'm constantly entering different addresses. This wouldn't be such a big deal if Google maps wouldn't stop navigation whenever it wants. It's 2020, I shouldn't have to put up with this.
Speedometer
by waitaminute@fbbugg620@Ig on 2020/05/29 00:26
I really like the app but as I see on Samsung the its a speedometer on there google map but there isn’t on for IPhone please fix ASAP!!
Full view is gone.
by TotallyDisappointedwiththis on 2020/05/29 00:16
Deleting app
Exstream Water Solutions
by iprewitt on 2020/05/29 00:05
I am very pleased with the superlative service provided by the professionals at Exstream Water Solutions who annually maintain my sprinkler system. Should the need arise, I will also contact them regarding drains, gutters, & any storm water management concerns.
The directions are horrible
by raqiyb on 2020/05/28 23:27
The directions send me way out the way.
Buzz
by rah@1962 on 2020/05/28 22:59
Gets me there every day
Google Maps
by Iss15-12 on 2020/05/28 22:48
No live transit updates to let me know if my bus and train is going to arrive on time, early or late.
Help
by Radio Fever on 2020/05/28 21:49
Gps doesn’t move after this update, help!
Flathouse tires
by TysenP on 2020/05/28 21:06
My tire is very good and they fast on the service
Gets the job done
by Rugermike on 2020/05/28 18:43
Gets the job done fairly well but just browsing the map is annoying when it’s cluttered with stuff to tap on. There should be a minimalist option that makes all the extra stuff go away
great!
by Chassidy15 on 2020/05/28 18:28
Recommended from the ACE family and i love it
Ok
by smanofsteel76m on 2020/05/28 17:34
Needs a dark mode!
Generally good, poor near interchanges, want full screen back
by dumonj on 2020/05/28 17:11
That’s all 🤷🏻‍♂️
My job that Carolyn did
by 1900 pier on 2020/05/28 16:41
This was outstanding in helping save time & money ......completely help me. Thank you so much for a great job. You are awesome
Frequently confused
by ccolbert on 2020/05/28 15:29
Confused at stop signs, stoplights, and overpasses. Doesn’t understand cardinal points (no way to head north toward a road that runs north-south). Misses turn when one street turns 90 degrees and changes names. Can’t distinguish between off ramp names and street names. Can’t remember streets that have been reported as closed. No way to report map errors.
Neglected the Navigation in Maps!
by Christopher22182 on 2020/05/28 14:01
All this fancy features added but you forgot Navigation google!!! Recently updated the Google Maps and to my surprise the Navigation feature freezes up after just 2 minutes or pass a police vehicle while in traffic? Until google can fix this blunder recommend Apple iOS users to use Apple maps or WAZE app instead. They do not have this nasty bug. Keep in mind I’m just trying to get from A too B by the quickest route possible here, my job requires me to have a reliable gps navigation system.
Try to improve everything
by ابو الجدعان on 2020/05/28 13:53
Very bad now
New update is not getting it
by Chef.Holliwood on 2020/05/28 13:40
I have been using Google maps since they have been on cell phones with out any issues. The previous updates always enhanced the app but this last one is annoying: I can deal with all the new features except now I can not search for places while en route. You used to be able to hit the search button while en route and it would pull up whatever you were looking for. Now when you do that everything is NO RESULTS. I was on my way to a family members house and was looking for a gas station to fill up before I got there and I knew there were some on my way just didn’t know where, but it was NO RESULTS. It was annoying because I didn’t want to miss a turn looking for a gas station when all I had to do in the past was add location on route!!!! I would like to continue to use this app cause I am used to it and I liked how easy everything was, but I have to now train myself on Apple Maps, cause if this is not corrected I need to have a backup plan.
Lo mejor
by joanamfa on 2020/05/28 11:40
Úsalo siempre buena compañía en el camino
update
by mlp13 on 2020/05/28 10:42
i’ve been living in this neighborhood for a year and a half and the satellite still shows the terrain from three years ago I think it’s time you updated
What Happened to Full-Screen View?
by AllenHare on 2020/05/28 08:43
Dear, Google, Why have y'all done away with full-screen view? All that visual clutter at the top & bottom of the screen, which used to disappear at a tap, will not go away now. It is a major distraction. Please fix this A.S.A.P.!
Missing Full Screen Mode
by adamdodson on 2020/05/28 05:39
You removed the tap to hide the menus. Please bring it back.
Too cluttered they ruined a great product
by GC37207 on 2020/05/28 03:53
I have loved google maps for ever. Used it all over the world. But now the screen is covered in useless buttons that until recently hid with a tap. Now they don’t leaving too little of the maps showing to be useful. Another problem is loosing your place in directions when it moves from a stored map back to a live map. Got lost a couple of times with that.
Can’t hide UI to browse the map
by Naskarrkid on 2020/05/28 02:30
In previous versions, I was always able to tap anywhere in in the app to hide the clutter of the UI to browse the map, especially in aerial view. Now every time I tap, a pin drops. Hopefully this is a bug and not a feature; I’ll be using Apple Maps until this is fixed.
Google Maps
by kashawn_ on 2020/05/28 01:28
I’ve been using Google Maps for years and I love it
New update
by grumpyone16 on 2020/05/28 00:28
I want to look at investigate the map, just a map. After the last update when I try to make the search bar, temperature, and nearby places disappear, it keeps dropping a pin instead of giving me a clear view of the map. I don’t always want to see all that extra stuff. Sometimes I just want to explore the map without all that extra junk that I’m forced to look at.
Please add this little Easter egg.
by haydoun on 2020/05/28 00:23
When you hang the little man over the place where the bill cipher statue is, make the man look a little like bill.
No longer clear map of controls
by Jovi4574236 on 2020/05/28 00:23
When browsing the map on my phone, there used to be a feature where I could tap on an unidentified area of the map and all controls and search bar would disappear, giving a clean look as I browse the map. That is no longer possible. Goodbye.
What happened to gooogle maps ?
by Maxus1234566 on 2020/05/27 23:11
After downloading updates the voice become annoying moreover design become looks bad ! This was such a good app !
Robinson
by Missy💕 on 2020/05/27 21:19
Hey
Restore full screen map view
by de3an on 2020/05/27 21:10
Until this update you could tap the map to hide the menus and information boxes, giving you a full screen map view, which is important when using a small iPhone screen. Now, ANY tap drops a pin, when it used to require a long tap-and-hold. I can not overstate my disappointment that you have chosen to remove this functionality. Please change it back to the previous mode of operation.
What happen?
by fillupthecup77 on 2020/05/27 18:01
These last couple of updates have been extremely buggy
Harder to “full screen”
by Bbloopp on 2020/05/27 17:15
Google maps is my preferred nav app mostly because I love being able to hide a lot of the ui and see the map full screen. Ever since I updated, the app gets into what I call moods where it doesn’t hide the ui when I tap a blank area, rather it drops a pin immediately where I tapped. Also when navigating, it starts off a bit disoriented sometimes, and can be confusing if I’m in an area unfamiliar to me.
Used to be fun
by Zylork0122 on 2020/05/27 17:01
I love maps. I love looking at places around the world. I also love the functionality of a map in its basic form. Google Maps used to be just what I needed. Unfortunately, they’ve added layers of junk. Today I realized you can no longer maximize the map. I used to be able to tap an unlabeled area on the map and all the search bars, buttons, and gadgets disappear. No longer. Instead it drops a pin. I want more of the map please. Is it really a maps app if the map is confined to a tiny 2 inch square? I don’t think so. Maybe it’s for folks that have trouble navigating the app? Could you build two different interfaces? Like one for professionals/veterans and one for amateurs?
После обновления
by SamNester on 2020/05/27 14:29
После обновления пропала информация о оставшихся милях до пункта назначения: только время в пути и время прибытия. Очень не удобно!!!! Верните, пожалуйста, эту функцию.
Full screen map viewing now gone
by mudbuttbrooks10293837465 on 2020/05/27 14:18
Please bring back full screen map functionality! There is so much clutter (search bar, icons, etc) on the top and bottom of the screen. This makes viewing the map much less user friendly. Used to like being able to tap the screen and all those items temporarily disappear. Now instead, it just drops a pin and further reduces your view of the map. Hate it.
Location
by www.net.ski on 2020/05/27 14:04
Great way to locate My Customers! RooflineRoofing.com
My address has not been updated on the app
by paratrooper24 on 2020/05/27 13:36
When will a uodate on the map be complete?
Removed Full Screen Functionality
by Jaaahm on 2020/05/27 09:33
Why on Gods green earth would you remove full screen functionality? Every time I touch the map it puts down a pin instead of going full screen like before. Was there something wrong with the long press? Absolutely ridiculous. Can’t wait to see the next feature that gets broken on the next update!
Unintuitive update
by dbdbdb1001 on 2020/05/27 02:38
The latest update is unintuitive and not user-friendly. No matter what I do, I cannot minimize the search bars on the top or bottom of the screen, showing me less of the map. Anytime I single click on the map itself (the method that previously allowed users to hide the search bars), the app automatically drops a pin. I just want to see a map without a ton of unnecessary extras, but apparently that’s a lot to ask from a maps app.
Starred Places Not Visible in Map
by GP|13 on 2020/05/27 02:00
All of my starred locations I’ve saved over the years are now missing from the map. Even if you tap on ‘Saved’ and select ‘Starred Places,’ you still cannot display all of your saved locations on the map. It will however display a list of locations which doesn’t do any good. You can no longer remove the other distracting icons on the top and bottom of the screen. This app has continually gotten worse over the years. DO NOT UPDATE!!!
Used to be reliable...
by iipepsii on 2020/05/18 03:23
This past Mother’s Day, my family and I planned on going to a relative’s house for a small get-together. I set the relative’s address (which is across town) on the Google Maps app. Once I set the directions, I drive to where it tells me to go, which makes me enter the freeway. After entering the freeway, it didn’t tell me my next direction and obviously I can’t be looking over my phone to know where I’m going while going 65 mph on the freeway. I take the next exit to reset the app, but it still wasn’t working properly. It would tell me which street to take and then completely freeze as if I never moved. I got lost and eventually started to freak out. I’m 18 years old and I still haven’t fully learned my way around the city. Therefore, I pull over to the nearest gas station and send my mom my location in order to be picked up and eventually started to have a small panic attack. That was the first time that’s happened to me, but considering I already had a pretty rough weekend, I think it was the stress of trying to find my way around that triggered the panic attack. Under normal circumstances, I would have never freaked out the way I did. In short, please don’t rely on this app to tell you where to go. It used to be more reliable, but lately it’s been malfunctioning. Don’t make the same mistake as I did and know your streets before using the map 😅
Progressively getting worse
by Geordie Buckley stan on 2019/07/21 14:00
As someone else mentioned, the directions do not keep up with your physical movement. The GPS dot moves all over the place even if you are standing in one spot making it extremely difficult to get your bearings in an unfamiliar place. I may not know where I am, but I do know where I am not (...unless the men's fragrance section of Macy's has been moved outdoors and a block over). Adding to the challenge, the street names can be difficult to find. You may have to zoom out a significant amount for the one you are looking for to appear. God forbid you want to zoom out and look for something in another area. Every time I have tried recently, it just brings me back to the area I'm currently in. Using the transit directions prove to be equally obnoxious. There will be directions to "Walk" but no explanation of where to (no "turn left on X Street") so you have to rely on their map and faulty GPS. The public transit are very confusing and counterintuitive (perhaps they're sufficient for people used to using public transit?). I couldn't always clearly tell when a bus/train was arriving. Not sure what happened with the last few updates, as I have used Google Maps reliably on a number of past trips. I already hated to give my data over to Google but the frustration with this app on this trip makes it easy to try something new. I imagine orienteering would be easier than using this app!
Worse over time
by sarwalmac on 2019/06/08 05:16
Let’s get one thing straight: I love google. I use Google Chrome over safari, Google Calendar over the one that comes with iPhone, and for a long time, I used Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps a year ago was amazing. It always knew right where I was, the voice notifications were brief and prompt, and the app overall was just easy to use. Fast forward to today. Maps only communicates in NSEW directions “Head East” (Who knows that?), the voice notification system is mediocre at best, and to say that Google Maps is glitchy is an understatement. I just went to a new city and drove my car around, and more often than not I was slinging my car across four lanes of traffic trying to make an exit that Google didn’t let me know I needed to take, or saying that I was on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way or off the road entirely into the bushes (all the while I had at least 3 bars of LTE on Verizon. Coverage and carrier were not the issue). That was the final straw. This app that used to be more helpful was now potentially putting my life (and the life of my grandmother and friend) at risk. I still refuse to use Apple Maps, and have joined Waze. If the glitches can be fixed I may use again, but overall I am very disappointed!
Missing Functions and Bloated UI
by SwankPeRFection on 2020/04/22 23:22
Mobile app only shows Rates/Reviews for places that only if they have an actual review posted. If it’s just a star rate, it doesn’t show up in the list but is still counted. Have to visit full desktop site via Safari to see all reviews. This is ridiculous and needs to be corrected. Mobile app should have same functionality as full site! THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ALREADY!!! The way you’re allowing people to report accidents or road closures now with the + only available when the app is in route navigation mode is absolutely idiotic. You’re assuming people always open up maps to have turn by turn navigation going on when they need to file such a report and that’s simply not the case. I don’t need navigation to know where I’m going almost 90% of the time, but it would be nice to open up maps, drop a pin and add an accident or speed trap if I see one along my way WITHOUT having to be in navigation mode on the maps. Why you didn’t think of this is beyond me. Also, you need to turn off that junk at the bottom recently introduced that tells you about things around you and suggests places for you. I don’t need that taking up screen room when I’m opening up the app to quickly check the traffic on the roads around me. I just need the app to quickly open and display the map full screen with no other BS interfering.
Reliability Gone Bad
by Redrum Dog on 2019/01/11 22:18
Since introduction of this app, it used to be a reliable, accurate, and just plain awesome! The past 8-10 months I have noticed how this app now like to loop you in directions that lead to paying tolls twice and directs you to areas where there are police traps set up. This does not happen just in my home state, but all over the country where I drive. While in Boston, the app was just plain unusable. At first I thought I was being a paranoid Freak, but I have used this while comparing this to other apps. Waze, uses the same maps, shows different routes and works as advertised, but the ads are getting annoying. A no frills map that just works and does not have the ads or doing the stuff Google does with looping through extra tools and stuff is Inrix. This has become my application of choice for reliability and no nonsense. This is important when you are transporting sensitive medical stuff like blood, organs, and supplies. Disappointed how harvesting info for profit or my experience of taking routes that are longer because they direct you through extra tools/police stings. On the flipside, downloading maps and using them with internet brings the reliability back on par with where it used to be and in line with Inrix!
A Daily Necessity
by JMoore501 on 2020/02/13 03:24
From avoiding traffic to drop off the kiddos to finding the fastest route (again avoiding traffic) on my 45+ min. commute, and often searching for the closest gas, food, <insert business> along the way — rinse and repeat at the end of the day — Google Maps is not just a handy app, it’s essential to my everyday comings and goings. The traffic notifications are absurdly simple (dark red road = bad) and always seem to be accurate, while it’s an excellent resource for doing basic research on pretty much any place, anywhere. Works great on my iPhone, very rarely glitches, and the option to download local maps “just in case” ensures I’m getting where I need to be regardless. I prefer to use it as a search tool even when I’m not traveling because of all the details, contact info, etc. it provides in an uber simple UI. Great for piece of mind on a daily basis, and that’s not even getting into the “fun” stuff like using street view to check out places and just exploring while on the toilet. Privacy / location tracking options are easy to control too, and the list goes on. Why wouldn’t I use Google Maps?
The best option.
by TonyTalentedTongue on 2020/05/03 03:31
I have used it off and on for a long time now and I only just recently discovered all the features I never bothered to try to utilize and it wasn’t hard at all to learn, very common sense, simple, direct, so whatcha might call “user-friend-lee” (jokes aside it is very user-friendly). In hindsight I feel very upset I never took a moment to just play around with it bc I’m a bicyclist and you can get ACCURATE ETA’s, you can see weather conditions, wind speed direction matters more than you’d imagine for all you car ppl , elevation, and if I feel like driving I can switch to that, use public transportation, even walking and ride share methods of transportation. I am an iPhone owner and this might make Mr. Jobs roll over in his grave but google maps is superior in comparison to what apple offers, blasphemous I am aware! Hey maybe nickname the google assistant as lee (gender neutral too) and you can do a whole ad campaign based off of unlike most all your other friends, google doesn’t mind when you: “use-your-friend-Lee”! Ehh? Ehh? If I see that Ad later somebody better be busy cutting me a check, that’s all I’ve got to say!
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!
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
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.
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.
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.
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
An annoying necessity
by Ninjainthenight on 2019/07/05 23:26
I have used this app for years as I am a courier and the option to put multiple stops is amazing! However within really the last year, development has gotten messy and far too often I see new features just tossed into this app without little thought about them being annoyances to the everyday user. Like a month or so ago you would hit go and instead of automatically starting your route it would proceed to tell you how the traffic patterns are normally and how it is now....thanks I could care less and I don’t need the extra step. Now there’s a bug where you hit star over and over and nothing happens so you need to slide that bar up which then shows you the traffic pattern times (really wanna shove that stupid feature down our throats huh google?) and then hit start. And now it seems to have issues finding the most common of cities saying it can’t find a way there. Best thing I can recommend is wait it out and once google has fixed all the bugs and things seem stable, shut off the auto updates for this app. They tinker with it way too much and you never know what the next problem is gonna be.
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
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.
The Fall: Google Maps’ Descent into Chaos
by AnEmily7 on 2019/07/23 03:21
Google maps has always been quite reliable in the past, but over the last few weeks it has been terrible about sending us the best route to avoid traffic. I’m currently stuck in a traffic jam caused by 4 accidents. There was an easy route to avoid this jam completely, but the Google Maps App didn’t tell us there was a jam until we were already stuck in it, high on a bridge to switch freeways. This jam has clearly been building up for a considerable period before we got the the place where we could have avoided it, but the app gave us no advance warning. Then, when we were irrevocably stuck, it suddenly had information about all the accidents and the extent of the traffic blockage. This seems a pretty unacceptable lapse in providing critical information about routes and traffic flow. Additionally, while it often chooses a logical route, there are times that it sends us in literal circles, ever farther from what is clearly the most practical path to our destination. This too is a recent failing. I don’t know the cause of Google Maps’ recent lapse in quality, but I hope it is rectified soon so that I don’t have to find a new map service.
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.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/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. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
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.
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...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.
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.
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.
Best Mapping App Available
by kluke3 on 2019/01/19 18:58
I’ve been using Google Maps for many years and have seen it evolve into a terrific app. that I simply couldn’t do without. I have a very poor sense of direction and this app. allows me to get around the big city I live in. The most recent update now includes the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on. This was the only thing I liked on Apple maps, now Google has it too. I live in a big city and so far the Google speed has matched the posted speed and even changed when I cross over an intersection, then the speed limit changes. If you don’t like the speed limit feature, it can be turned off in the settings / navigation screen of the app. Offline maps are an absolute life saver for instanced where you travel to areas where cell signals are intermittent or weak. They are easy to setup and remove. So far, on the iPhone I have not had a single issue with this app., unlike the dreaded Apple maps that to this day, doesn’t always give me the proper directions, and takes too long to figure out when I veer off the path. Google maps, responds instantly, and reroutes you eliminating a lot of stress. In a case where you find an error in routing, if it’s reported to google, they will listen to you and fix it. Be patient though as they have to verify it, before they change it. They have a feature within the app that should be turned on by default, where you shake the phone with the app. open, the the feedback screen pops up.
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).
Google’s political agenda shows
by Stangster1 on 2019/11/03 05:56
What is with Google Maps and the continuous diminishing of the state lines??? It is getting harder and harder to tell where the state lines are, because Google is making the lines so faint - especially when zoomed in. Just Google doing its part to influence the masses to incorrectly see our precious nation merely as one mass democracy ruled by the popular vote - and to diminish the historic republic our nation was so wisely established as and the precious electoral college that our nation has always had. Hope I’m wrong, but is Google seemingly doing its part to promote the notion that the United States is a democracy instead of the republic that it is? Actual democracy is like two wolves and a little lamb deciding on what’s for dinner. A republic allows for the lamb to have a chance to save itself from the will of the two wolves. Liberty is a well armed lamb, to protect itself from the tyranny of the masses and the tyranny of the popular vote, where 50% plus one vote can simply run over and force its will on the 50% less one vote populace. The electoral college is one more institution put into place by our founding fathers to try to protect the voices of the smaller states; to prevent California and New York from imposing their will on the smaller states.
Need to disable auto-rerouting
by sarcasm central on 2019/02/05 20:22
I’ve been using Google Maps for a long time and overall I’m satisfied with it. However, there are two things that I’d like to see implemented: 1) Allow the user to select alternate routes when in offline mode. When in online mode, I can select a route I’m most comfortable with and not being able to do this in offline mode is annoying. I don’t want to be limited to the “fastest” route. 2) Allow the user to disable the auto-rerouting option without having to use the app in offline mode. There are many times when I’m not interested in saving 5 minutes by taking an unfamiliar route, but I still want to see current traffic and ETA. Having to fight with the app and manually hit “decline” to a route change is annoying and distracting. There is no reason why the app should need physical interaction from a user while they are focused on driving. Maybe allow the user to switch the default action to “decline” instead of “accept,” and add the ability to choose via voice control?
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
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
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.
Lithium Battery Company
by Kmcconnon on 2020/03/31 21:14
I was looking for information about concerting my golf cart to lithium batteries. I found this company by accident and noticed they had a an A+ rating at the BBB. I looked up the company and the owner had a very informative video and appeared to be very knowledgeable . I called and left a message and the owner called me back! He not only spent a lot of time with me inquiring about my needs , but took information down about my golf cart to make sure he got the proper details needed specifically for my cart. He emailed me back less than 2 days later and actually found that another company may better be able to suit my needs , especially price wise , and left me the number and I am in contact with them now. I can’t tell you how impressive I am that am owner of a company would go out of his way this much amd not even worry about the sale , but more about helping the customer! Honesty, integrity , character , professionalism and competency at its best ! Thank you Nathan!
My review
by Little Blind Girl on 2019/05/29 03:10
I like this app. I don't drive, so if you do, can't help ya. But, I can tell you the app is wonderful at finding stuff in the area. 5 out of 5. Problems: I am a blind user and your app is almost perfect. One problem is on the For You tab, which I would love to use, but it wants me to select an area I care about on a map, which I can't do by any means. The second problem, most likely having nothing to do with me being blind, is when I have to press back to my location in order for it to measure distance correctly. Suggestions: I have two suggestions that would help me and possibly some others. The first one is for it to tell you the bus stop numbers. The second one is a notification you could turn on to tell you that your stop on the bus is getting close. This would be useful because not all the buses have the speaker system and even if I ask the driver to tell me a little heads up would be nice. Over all, this app is very wonderful.
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.!
It’s google trash
by jdhyndjjgr on 2020/04/10 03:10
Just like everything else with google things keep going downhill (especially the search engine). Maps gets worse with every update. Worst is it never keeps up with movements and distance despite any change to any settings that google recommends it stays about 10-15 seconds behind. I ride a motorcycle and there is no way with the gloves I have to touch the screen. It detects traffic and sends me down a different route that takes twice as long and I can’t cancel it. When planning trips where I know the route I want to take and I set it to that yet googles mighty reroute thinks it can’t shave a minute off by sending me down side streets. By thinking it can save that one minute I end up in rural side streets and distant loops that end up taking longer. Over maps is terrible. Lately I’ve had to memorize the route before hand and keep the app off while traveling, defeating the point of GPS maps. If they fixed the app so it kept up with movement and basic direction that would be a good start. Then add options like “never change pre-planned route” and and option to not take traffic into account as much for motorcycles that lane split. Just give people a few more settings
Kim B
by KimBMMM on 2019/12/09 17:50
I’m writing about my current property manager Dawn Becker at American Homes 4 Rent. She has only been our property manager for a short time of the 4 1/2 years that I have been renting the property; but, she has been an absolute GODSEND! In the brief time that I have gotten to work with her she has tried in every way possible to help my family in our rental with any issue that has come up. Dawn has been amazing at going to bat for us with dire maintenance concerns that could not wait; however, without her help they would have waited and our family would have suffered. Dawn shows good communication, she is a team player, she shows the ability to work well with others in any situation as well as dealing with changes easily, she is very knowledgeable in every area that I’ve ever ask her about and if she ever didn’t know the answer she always got tight back to me. In my opinion, AH4R should train every property manager to be as efficient, professional, adequate and kind as Dawn Becker!
Google you need to read this.
by Kariidee on 2019/01/19 08:22
I’ve been using google maps since forever! I cannot give them a bad review. Yeah, there may be and continue to be little details that many people may want to change and so forth but I consider it to be a great gps. Anyways I’m contacting google through the App Store to let you guys know that while I’ve been using google maps for work to complete my deliveries. I’ve noticed that the many places I go to make these deliveries the gps points me out to the incorrect locations most of the time. I usually have to go and find the addresses blindly until I can locate my customers location. I am not sure if you’ve sent out a driver to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida to update the street views and new developments. But there are many new buildings and older buildings standing today that google maps hasn’t updated on. Hopefully, google maps can update this soon enough. A lot of changes are occurring in this side of town.
Masterpiece
by Fuzzboy7 on 2020/04/25 15:53
Google 5.41 is a masterpiece. The display is gorgeous, the way you rate your trip at the end is fantastic, and it is still ole reliable when it comes to getting you where you want to go. Google is adding new places to its map services faster than ever and provides many ways to get there. The complaint list I have is small: Some old roads that are no longer available are still being routed through google maps. Occasionally the speed limits do not match either and it would be great to customize what displays you would like to have on at all times such as speed limit vs. your current speed. Also, rarely when you change direction after a stop, it does not pick this up quick enough and can be somewhat confusing for those bad with directions. All in all, Google maps has come a long way and I believe it is well on its way to becoming what we have all been waiting for and please: DO NOT CHANGE THE DISPLAY STYLE.
Warranty Exchange - Incredible Customer Service Experience
by Andrea and Murray on 2020/03/15 20:51
Long story short. Went to Mattress Firm and spoke with Mike Paso about what we thought was a defective mattress (bought back in 2013). He explained the process. We followed the process, and within less than 3 weeks we had a letter from the company giving us full credit (from our initial purchase) to apply to a new mattress. We went back to see Mike and he was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the products in the showroom. After learning a lot and lying on several beds, Mike made our decision a well-informed one. He consulted with another colleague at the store (Catherine- and she was also incredibly helpful) and in no-time our purchase was processed with our mattress refund applied. Thank you Mike for your amazing customer service - especially in today’s world of “go do it yourself” service. You truly made our experience a great one. Thank you also to Mattress Firm for standing behind your products.
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.
Unintelligible and fickle instructions
by Ppbonbon on 2019/09/19 05:11
I am a user of Google as all of us beings in this internet world are. I use Chrome, Chromecast, and have for years used Maps reliably as my chosen app for navigation (on my iPhone.) I have to highlight major points I saw in other reviews: 1. Walking navigation is a mess. I live and spend time in major cities, and have only seen this issue worsened here. When you try and center yourself, Google wants to tell you you’re two blocks away, or will try to orient you in a spinning wheel of cardinal directions. Choose your own. 2. My major gripe and reason I’m switching to Waze is because I FEEL LIKE I AM ABOUT TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT EVERYTIME I GRIP MY STEERING WHEEL. I commute many miles a day and I’ve been just horrified at how Google will suddenly re-route you. I thought I was going crazy reading the navigation wrong but it’s impossible now to deny that Google has sent me on wild goose chases on the interstate, through winding neighborhood streets for no reason, or simply just wants me to abruptly reverse my car to the prior exit on the highway that it didn’t want me to take 0.4 seconds ago but apparently now has somehow materialized in its periphery. It stresses. Me. Out.
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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 find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries * Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
Companion Animal Medical Center.
by larry7of9 on 2020/06/01 18:59
Companion Animal Medical Center ,5229 W Walnut Visalia, Ca. 93277 phone number 559-625-9920, is 5 Stars care and treatment for my pets. I’ve been taking my German Shepherd and 2 cats there for their entire life. My German Shepherd is going on 10 years as well as my cats. They have needed critical care in the past, and have received it from everyone at Companion veterinary clinic/ medical center.
Search function not working
by Edeleon3178 on 2020/06/01 18:56
Search function not working while already en route to destination.
Storage
by lindsay haynes on 2020/06/01 17:06
Great place!
Used to be fine
by rhgold53 on 2020/06/01 16:18
Good information on the maps, but lately lots of crashes and freezes on my iPad Air 3. Once that happens, not only can you no longer move around on the map, but you can’t close the app with the home button and the only solution is a hard restart.
App crashing recently
by Link00seven on 2020/06/01 16:18
I’ve had numerous instances on my iPhone 11 Pro Max when using CarPlay of Google Maps just silently crashing during the price. Disappointing and in the meantime it’s back to Apple Maps until they resolve this
disgusting
by Dobie420 on 2020/06/01 14:53
absolutely disgusting "new" version . got lost 3 times ive used before deleting the whole app. the previous version WAS the best now its the worst.
Rocket science
by Campbell Harding on 2020/06/01 14:04
Too complicated, too predatory.
They took away full screen
by kittycorbu on 2020/06/01 08:11
Very disappointed to see full screen map view taken away. Now we have to catch glimpses of the map between all the useless clutter they have over the map. And they keep adding more. THIS kind of stupid feature bloat is exactly why I rarely update most apps.
No this is Patric
by Smolpotatocat on 2020/06/01 05:44
This was the best thing on the app so far just looking at The Krusty Krab review. Memes will live on.
Ha
by ëö on 2020/06/01 04:27
Stalking people is easy now
Outstanding user interface, improving with every release!
by NishuP on 2020/06/01 03:49
One word for Google: OUTSTANDING!
No Results when search along route
by DjSysstem on 2020/06/01 03:29
0/100 stars if I could! Why break something that always functioned normally? Why are you trying to reinvent the wheel, Google? Fix the “Search Along Route” so people could find gas stations, restaurants and etc.” Try to find McDonalds a name of gas station along your route, no matter how far it is. It won’t find!
Works Great
by YungATDMoore on 2020/06/01 02:44
Love using Google Maps for Transit Navigation and looking up restaurants and contributing to places. But I wish it had the feature where it could tell others who is on the bus or how you helped someone and how much you saved or calories that you burned.
Get ready to drive in circles!!!
by nooooahah on 2020/06/01 00:30
The calibration is terrible from the start of a route and requires you to almost orient your phone like a map. In my opinion, the interface is much better than Apple Maps so I guess I’ll stick with it for now. Maybe try Waze instead.
45% battery usage after iOS 13.5
by nonknononono on 2020/05/31 22:57
The app is melting my battery after the new iOS update. When is the hotfix coming ? Until then I’m moving to Waze
Love it!
by MarainaLight on 2020/05/31 21:34
Google maps is amazing g! So convenient and easy to use. Easy to send to friends and family for directions to your location!
I NEED THE SEARCH ALONG ROUTES!!!!
by cruzzieboo on 2020/05/31 21:25
Please! This is annoying that it keeps saying no results! Fix it please this is very inconvenient.
Worth it for street view
by Augustus Owsley Stanley III on 2020/05/31 20:48
Worth it for street view and being able to tell people where to pull in or park especially if the address isn’t labeled like my lab. As far as navigation goes why are you using maps go get Waze for free like everyone else. Waze even shows you where the pigs are sitting to bust you for smiling on cloudy day.
Horrible app
by Guaponinski on 2020/05/31 20:24
Got lost 5 times adding 40 minutes to my trip evey time super annoying
Doesn’t take transit schedules into account
by ReubenAkrami on 2020/05/31 19:41
Walking from Dumbo Brooklyn to Wall St Manhattan. The app directed us to take a ferry instead of the bridge but didn’t account for the fact we would have to wait almost an hour for the ferry. We asked for the fastest route. Instead we will be later than we would have been if we had just walked over the bridge. We specifically chose walking directions! They should make it more obvious that this route would involve a ferry and having to wait. How is that supposed to be walking directions??
Stupid
by Gtrdjittg on 2020/05/31 19:19
This stupid app literally froze mid direction and made me miss my exit... JUST so it can display a pop up asking me to rate the app. I’ll rate it alright.
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by ннппим on 2020/05/31 17:54
Не нравится голос диктора Старая версия была лучше
Love it!
by wardelia on 2020/05/31 17:21
Great navigation app! Love that it works for Apple or android! Thank you 😊
Too many tabs on the screen
by nred tall on 2020/05/31 16:48
Too many tabs and can no longer see the map. Been using this app for years and am disappointed with the latest version
Crashing and no fixes
by PatsyLu on 2020/05/31 16:30
This has been going on way too long. There have been SEVERAL complaints about the app that keeps crashing. Yet, as of today, there is no update or fixing. PLEASE FIX THIS APP!!! Right now I would give this app a zero but I can’t send this message without rating it.
Used to be good with IOS, not anymore to alert us from Gov Speed Traps
by Danterher on 2020/05/31 16:19
Apparently google decided to remove the feature of not letting me see/hear alerts of speed cameras ahead. They used to do inform me, but know ALERTS are for Androids (google ios). After all google created Android and now is not even installing Android on their google phone😂. Guess I'll be using Waze until Google💩 bring back the feature.
عطوني ماب بديل عنه
by متورطه بالجهاز on 2020/05/31 09:52
سيئ جداً بعد التحديث الاخير..مايعطيني الطريق..مجرد يوصف الموقع كتابه
Please stop updating the app
by Ajpf52 on 2020/05/31 08:29
Google maps have become more unusable after every app update. What used to be the best map app has become tedious and unreliable. It’s time to start using Apple Maps. Thanks for the time when it was the best available but every good thing comes to an end.
If I could give zero stars I would
by Fergo22 on 2020/05/31 03:50
Crashes all the time completely unreliable basically doesn’t even work with CarPlay anymore I have to find a new Maps app because Google maps is currently the worst possible one that you can use
Nova was one happy Yorkie
by mdownload on 2020/05/31 02:30
We were traveling and had reservations at a Hotel in Pittsburgh, it was suppose to be pet friendly...well it wasn’t and we needed to find somewhere to place Nova quickly, Paw Spa Resort came to the rescue. It was late at night when we had arrived and took a chance stopping there and the owner was more than happy to take our Nova in. When we picked Nova up two days later he was groomed and happy. In fact Nova drug his bottom because he didn’t want to leave. That was a first for a Nova. If we’re ever traveling by Pittsburgh again we will definitely take a Nova to Paw Spa Resort.
Doesn’t work since IOS 13.5
by CelticEddieL on 2020/05/31 01:28
I enter my destination and the app sometimes doesn’t not give correct directions and no longer gives me audible direction either. Even when I have my volume way up and the app set to “Loud Audible”, it still refuses to talk to me. So I downloaded another directions app that actually works.
Amazing
by Hello my name is Mimi!!!!😃 on 2020/05/30 21:11
Amazing app so amazing just amazing so super amazing just soooooo super duper amazing just so amazing it’s awesome for sure download this amazing app because it’s so amazing just so amazing so super amazing sooooo super duper amazing download it okay...okay good see you later REMEMBER it’s AMAZING
Dr Nicholss google maps is the best of its kind in the world
by petenic69 on 2020/05/30 20:34
I am google
The best place to get your passion
by kamuy21 on 2020/05/30 19:51
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Helpful
by masprema on 2020/05/30 19:22
I love mining claims and you help me locate them with gps notification. Thank you.
No borders?
by Nickmo87 on 2020/05/30 18:53
Why don’t the show state boarders?
Along the route option doesnt work anymore
by Sascha Travels on 2020/05/30 17:36
Lately, the “along the route” option always shows “no results” eventho I know there is a stop along the route. The issue started approx 2 weeks ago. I run the latest version of google maps on my new iphone SE 2. Would be nice if u guys could fix it.
“Feature” creep
by Nick LkWorth on 2020/05/30 17:12
Not in the development sense, but user interface clutter forcibly shoved in your face. Gone is the very useful full screen mode, now more and more irrelevant browsing and content bits are surfaced whether the user wants such or not. Pity, used to be a great product, now it’s bloatware.
Used to be better than Apple Maps
by Half fro on 2020/05/30 16:45
Absolute dogsh** now. For god knows what reason, it continues to default to walking as my mode of transportation despite changing in the settings. For real it used to be able to detect that I was moving fast enough that I was in a car. It can even figure out the right orientation and spins for the first few turns. Apple finally wins this one I guess.
ETA of arrival gone
by sukh ji on 2020/05/30 16:36
When I first started using this app it was pretty good that’s why I’m giving you guys three ratings. We used to give me ETA for all my locations whenever I drive like for 10 hours gives me a ETA dad what time I’ll be there on time and then after that it starts acting up and the ETA is gone. Now It only shows me ETA for my driving less than 10 hours it means it doesn’t give me average arrival time more than 10 hours. If I drive less than 10 hours to give me a arrival time but after 10 hours it just shows hours and miles. I also checked the commute settings try to turn it on and that doesn’t work as well I really like this app but because of the change send ETA arrival time that’s why giving us three rating thank you.
THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED
by jhrhkej on 2020/05/30 16:09
Tells me to turn a certain direction way ahead of time but will not keep up with speed of driving so I miss the exits turns and entrances . Also takes me way off course. I make deliveries for elderly and families who, in this National health crisis need food taken to them. I cannot afford to lose money because this app malfunctions and is never fixed!!!!!! I would if I could write the Same for Apple Maps , but it will not allow me to do so .... 1 Star is not good enough. I should be able to skip the stars and select a simple 0 instead
Useable
by thejeriahoross on 2020/05/30 15:46
Great but suffers GPS glitches and you get stuck on one place instead of another. I tried to leave my house, I check my time line and it says I arrived at my home. Weird, must be a timeline error
No bicycle roads in all countries
by MonMLz on 2020/05/30 14:46
When I was using Google maps in Australia, it also had the option showing the bicycle road, however, in Budapest, Hungary it is only showing the route by car, public transport or by foot. We need the bicycle route too.
Keeps rerouting
by ChanelleD48 on 2020/05/30 13:18
I got my directions to a location and then it started to change the route to an entirely different direction that I did not initially chose. Because of the switch back and forth, mind you it was nothing I press on the phone, I spent more money in tolls and at one point was almost going in a complete circle. Used to be very reliable but now it is not my go-to navigation app
Can’t hide UI
by Nicksjshsh on 2020/05/30 12:21
Why can’t I get the full screen map anymore? A simple tap used to hide the UI. Now the screen is all cluttered no matter what I do. So frustrating...
auto zoom
by gadget.mike on 2020/05/30 10:28
are you still use it?
Where did the road designations go?
by Onepipes on 2020/05/30 10:02
I can only see the the road designations when I’m in satellite view. Highway numbers county road numbers etc.
It’s so amazing
by sainzkr on 2020/05/30 05:49
Amazon olny shows you a picture of the place 😡🤬🤬🙁
Touchscreen keeps dropping markers...
by AMA$$$$ING on 2020/05/30 04:59
For the last couple of days, everyone I touch my screen, without pressing downs pin (red marker) is dropped. And if I want to touch the screen like normal to collapse the search bar, it’s impossible, and the red marker will drop wherever I PFPA my screen!! I hope you can read this, because everything is white, all f my text!! Please fix the horrifyingly disgusting glitch for iPhone 11!!
Google stop playing games with tiktok - Remove positive reviews as well
by ChaituSmartz on 2020/05/30 01:51
You can’t rule the world
New update less features?
by Worm#1 on 2020/05/29 23:17
With the new update Inuit noticed driving to work that this app no longer shows total distance remaining in the lower left corner (just time remaining). Only shows distance to next action point in top left. Why was this taken out?? Surely this is useful information to have available at all times. Get with it Google!!
Changes directions last second
by ThunderousShift on 2020/05/29 22:40
Automatic walking directions cant be disabled. It thats you the longest rt possible.
racism
by masoudnadimiharandi on 2020/05/29 21:40
why your app not have persian language?
B-town Construction Corp.
by kdjmms on 2020/05/29 21:33
Thank you Walter, a family service who helped me with a roofing issue at our log cabin. The cabin is East of Duck Creek Utah, Walter was accommodating to my time frame that I was there. Luckily he assessed my metal roofing issue and was able to fix the issues when he was there. Walters price was fair, such a relief to me since I was coming from out of town! I will be calling Walter if needed in the future! Than you Again! Diana and Family
Terrible new changes
by Kalilax on 2020/05/29 19:04
What are you guys thinking out there when planning feature changes? The recent versions don't have the street view anymore. It also has moved parking availability out of the information pane for a location. Now you have to click on directions to be able to see parking information. Anyone who came up with these "improvements" should flat out be fired.
New bug
by Sammmmmy G on 2020/05/29 17:43
Google maps was my go to, but now if I enter an address and search for anything along the route it says “no results”. Extremely inconvenient. Would bump right back to 5 stars with this fix.
What happened!
by Froggies67 on 2020/05/29 16:58
Not showing all saved places without searching all around is just stupid and more complicated than it needs to be. Hate this!
No directions, no cure
by Cakid88 on 2020/05/29 00:40
I used to be able to look up a place on Google, hit the “directions” button and get directions, on the google maps app, from my current location. Now when I hit “directions”, it opens the google maps app, and just shows me my location. I’ve looked for answers online many times, have seen many people asking the same question, but absolutely no answers.
Doesn't remember recently entered addresses.
by Best PDF edit program on 2020/05/29 00:31
Doesn't remember recently entered addresses. As a truck driver this is a big inconvenience as I'm constantly entering different addresses. This wouldn't be such a big deal if Google maps wouldn't stop navigation whenever it wants. It's 2020, I shouldn't have to put up with this.
Speedometer
by waitaminute@fbbugg620@Ig on 2020/05/29 00:26
I really like the app but as I see on Samsung the its a speedometer on there google map but there isn’t on for IPhone please fix ASAP!!
Full view is gone.
by TotallyDisappointedwiththis on 2020/05/29 00:16
Deleting app
Exstream Water Solutions
by iprewitt on 2020/05/29 00:05
I am very pleased with the superlative service provided by the professionals at Exstream Water Solutions who annually maintain my sprinkler system. Should the need arise, I will also contact them regarding drains, gutters, & any storm water management concerns.
The directions are horrible
by raqiyb on 2020/05/28 23:27
The directions send me way out the way.
Buzz
by rah@1962 on 2020/05/28 22:59
Gets me there every day
Google Maps
by Iss15-12 on 2020/05/28 22:48
No live transit updates to let me know if my bus and train is going to arrive on time, early or late.
Help
by Radio Fever on 2020/05/28 21:49
Gps doesn’t move after this update, help!
Flathouse tires
by TysenP on 2020/05/28 21:06
My tire is very good and they fast on the service
Gets the job done
by Rugermike on 2020/05/28 18:43
Gets the job done fairly well but just browsing the map is annoying when it’s cluttered with stuff to tap on. There should be a minimalist option that makes all the extra stuff go away
great!
by Chassidy15 on 2020/05/28 18:28
Recommended from the ACE family and i love it
Ok
by smanofsteel76m on 2020/05/28 17:34
Needs a dark mode!
Generally good, poor near interchanges, want full screen back
by dumonj on 2020/05/28 17:11
That’s all 🤷🏻‍♂️
My job that Carolyn did
by 1900 pier on 2020/05/28 16:41
This was outstanding in helping save time & money ......completely help me. Thank you so much for a great job. You are awesome
Frequently confused
by ccolbert on 2020/05/28 15:29
Confused at stop signs, stoplights, and overpasses. Doesn’t understand cardinal points (no way to head north toward a road that runs north-south). Misses turn when one street turns 90 degrees and changes names. Can’t distinguish between off ramp names and street names. Can’t remember streets that have been reported as closed. No way to report map errors.
Neglected the Navigation in Maps!
by Christopher22182 on 2020/05/28 14:01
All this fancy features added but you forgot Navigation google!!! Recently updated the Google Maps and to my surprise the Navigation feature freezes up after just 2 minutes or pass a police vehicle while in traffic? Until google can fix this blunder recommend Apple iOS users to use Apple maps or WAZE app instead. They do not have this nasty bug. Keep in mind I’m just trying to get from A too B by the quickest route possible here, my job requires me to have a reliable gps navigation system.
Try to improve everything
by ابو الجدعان on 2020/05/28 13:53
Very bad now
New update is not getting it
by Chef.Holliwood on 2020/05/28 13:40
I have been using Google maps since they have been on cell phones with out any issues. The previous updates always enhanced the app but this last one is annoying: I can deal with all the new features except now I can not search for places while en route. You used to be able to hit the search button while en route and it would pull up whatever you were looking for. Now when you do that everything is NO RESULTS. I was on my way to a family members house and was looking for a gas station to fill up before I got there and I knew there were some on my way just didn’t know where, but it was NO RESULTS. It was annoying because I didn’t want to miss a turn looking for a gas station when all I had to do in the past was add location on route!!!! I would like to continue to use this app cause I am used to it and I liked how easy everything was, but I have to now train myself on Apple Maps, cause if this is not corrected I need to have a backup plan.
Lo mejor
by joanamfa on 2020/05/28 11:40
Úsalo siempre buena compañía en el camino
update
by mlp13 on 2020/05/28 10:42
i’ve been living in this neighborhood for a year and a half and the satellite still shows the terrain from three years ago I think it’s time you updated
What Happened to Full-Screen View?
by AllenHare on 2020/05/28 08:43
Dear, Google, Why have y'all done away with full-screen view? All that visual clutter at the top & bottom of the screen, which used to disappear at a tap, will not go away now. It is a major distraction. Please fix this A.S.A.P.!
Missing Full Screen Mode
by adamdodson on 2020/05/28 05:39
You removed the tap to hide the menus. Please bring it back.
Too cluttered they ruined a great product
by GC37207 on 2020/05/28 03:53
I have loved google maps for ever. Used it all over the world. But now the screen is covered in useless buttons that until recently hid with a tap. Now they don’t leaving too little of the maps showing to be useful. Another problem is loosing your place in directions when it moves from a stored map back to a live map. Got lost a couple of times with that.
Can’t hide UI to browse the map
by Naskarrkid on 2020/05/28 02:30
In previous versions, I was always able to tap anywhere in in the app to hide the clutter of the UI to browse the map, especially in aerial view. Now every time I tap, a pin drops. Hopefully this is a bug and not a feature; I’ll be using Apple Maps until this is fixed.
Google Maps
by kashawn_ on 2020/05/28 01:28
I’ve been using Google Maps for years and I love it
New update
by grumpyone16 on 2020/05/28 00:28
I want to look at investigate the map, just a map. After the last update when I try to make the search bar, temperature, and nearby places disappear, it keeps dropping a pin instead of giving me a clear view of the map. I don’t always want to see all that extra stuff. Sometimes I just want to explore the map without all that extra junk that I’m forced to look at.
Please add this little Easter egg.
by haydoun on 2020/05/28 00:23
When you hang the little man over the place where the bill cipher statue is, make the man look a little like bill.
No longer clear map of controls
by Jovi4574236 on 2020/05/28 00:23
When browsing the map on my phone, there used to be a feature where I could tap on an unidentified area of the map and all controls and search bar would disappear, giving a clean look as I browse the map. That is no longer possible. Goodbye.
What happened to gooogle maps ?
by Maxus1234566 on 2020/05/27 23:11
After downloading updates the voice become annoying moreover design become looks bad ! This was such a good app !
Robinson
by Missy💕 on 2020/05/27 21:19
Hey
Restore full screen map view
by de3an on 2020/05/27 21:10
Until this update you could tap the map to hide the menus and information boxes, giving you a full screen map view, which is important when using a small iPhone screen. Now, ANY tap drops a pin, when it used to require a long tap-and-hold. I can not overstate my disappointment that you have chosen to remove this functionality. Please change it back to the previous mode of operation.
What happen?
by fillupthecup77 on 2020/05/27 18:01
These last couple of updates have been extremely buggy
Harder to “full screen”
by Bbloopp on 2020/05/27 17:15
Google maps is my preferred nav app mostly because I love being able to hide a lot of the ui and see the map full screen. Ever since I updated, the app gets into what I call moods where it doesn’t hide the ui when I tap a blank area, rather it drops a pin immediately where I tapped. Also when navigating, it starts off a bit disoriented sometimes, and can be confusing if I’m in an area unfamiliar to me.
Used to be fun
by Zylork0122 on 2020/05/27 17:01
I love maps. I love looking at places around the world. I also love the functionality of a map in its basic form. Google Maps used to be just what I needed. Unfortunately, they’ve added layers of junk. Today I realized you can no longer maximize the map. I used to be able to tap an unlabeled area on the map and all the search bars, buttons, and gadgets disappear. No longer. Instead it drops a pin. I want more of the map please. Is it really a maps app if the map is confined to a tiny 2 inch square? I don’t think so. Maybe it’s for folks that have trouble navigating the app? Could you build two different interfaces? Like one for professionals/veterans and one for amateurs?
После обновления
by SamNester on 2020/05/27 14:29
После обновления пропала информация о оставшихся милях до пункта назначения: только время в пути и время прибытия. Очень не удобно!!!! Верните, пожалуйста, эту функцию.
Full screen map viewing now gone
by mudbuttbrooks10293837465 on 2020/05/27 14:18
Please bring back full screen map functionality! There is so much clutter (search bar, icons, etc) on the top and bottom of the screen. This makes viewing the map much less user friendly. Used to like being able to tap the screen and all those items temporarily disappear. Now instead, it just drops a pin and further reduces your view of the map. Hate it.
Location
by www.net.ski on 2020/05/27 14:04
Great way to locate My Customers! RooflineRoofing.com
My address has not been updated on the app
by paratrooper24 on 2020/05/27 13:36
When will a uodate on the map be complete?
Removed Full Screen Functionality
by Jaaahm on 2020/05/27 09:33
Why on Gods green earth would you remove full screen functionality? Every time I touch the map it puts down a pin instead of going full screen like before. Was there something wrong with the long press? Absolutely ridiculous. Can’t wait to see the next feature that gets broken on the next update!
Unintuitive update
by dbdbdb1001 on 2020/05/27 02:38
The latest update is unintuitive and not user-friendly. No matter what I do, I cannot minimize the search bars on the top or bottom of the screen, showing me less of the map. Anytime I single click on the map itself (the method that previously allowed users to hide the search bars), the app automatically drops a pin. I just want to see a map without a ton of unnecessary extras, but apparently that’s a lot to ask from a maps app.
Starred Places Not Visible in Map
by GP|13 on 2020/05/27 02:00
All of my starred locations I’ve saved over the years are now missing from the map. Even if you tap on ‘Saved’ and select ‘Starred Places,’ you still cannot display all of your saved locations on the map. It will however display a list of locations which doesn’t do any good. You can no longer remove the other distracting icons on the top and bottom of the screen. This app has continually gotten worse over the years. DO NOT UPDATE!!!
Used to be reliable...
by iipepsii on 2020/05/18 03:23
This past Mother’s Day, my family and I planned on going to a relative’s house for a small get-together. I set the relative’s address (which is across town) on the Google Maps app. Once I set the directions, I drive to where it tells me to go, which makes me enter the freeway. After entering the freeway, it didn’t tell me my next direction and obviously I can’t be looking over my phone to know where I’m going while going 65 mph on the freeway. I take the next exit to reset the app, but it still wasn’t working properly. It would tell me which street to take and then completely freeze as if I never moved. I got lost and eventually started to freak out. I’m 18 years old and I still haven’t fully learned my way around the city. Therefore, I pull over to the nearest gas station and send my mom my location in order to be picked up and eventually started to have a small panic attack. That was the first time that’s happened to me, but considering I already had a pretty rough weekend, I think it was the stress of trying to find my way around that triggered the panic attack. Under normal circumstances, I would have never freaked out the way I did. In short, please don’t rely on this app to tell you where to go. It used to be more reliable, but lately it’s been malfunctioning. Don’t make the same mistake as I did and know your streets before using the map 😅
Progressively getting worse
by Geordie Buckley stan on 2019/07/21 14:00
As someone else mentioned, the directions do not keep up with your physical movement. The GPS dot moves all over the place even if you are standing in one spot making it extremely difficult to get your bearings in an unfamiliar place. I may not know where I am, but I do know where I am not (...unless the men's fragrance section of Macy's has been moved outdoors and a block over). Adding to the challenge, the street names can be difficult to find. You may have to zoom out a significant amount for the one you are looking for to appear. God forbid you want to zoom out and look for something in another area. Every time I have tried recently, it just brings me back to the area I'm currently in. Using the transit directions prove to be equally obnoxious. There will be directions to "Walk" but no explanation of where to (no "turn left on X Street") so you have to rely on their map and faulty GPS. The public transit are very confusing and counterintuitive (perhaps they're sufficient for people used to using public transit?). I couldn't always clearly tell when a bus/train was arriving. Not sure what happened with the last few updates, as I have used Google Maps reliably on a number of past trips. I already hated to give my data over to Google but the frustration with this app on this trip makes it easy to try something new. I imagine orienteering would be easier than using this app!
Worse over time
by sarwalmac on 2019/06/08 05:16
Let’s get one thing straight: I love google. I use Google Chrome over safari, Google Calendar over the one that comes with iPhone, and for a long time, I used Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps a year ago was amazing. It always knew right where I was, the voice notifications were brief and prompt, and the app overall was just easy to use. Fast forward to today. Maps only communicates in NSEW directions “Head East” (Who knows that?), the voice notification system is mediocre at best, and to say that Google Maps is glitchy is an understatement. I just went to a new city and drove my car around, and more often than not I was slinging my car across four lanes of traffic trying to make an exit that Google didn’t let me know I needed to take, or saying that I was on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way or off the road entirely into the bushes (all the while I had at least 3 bars of LTE on Verizon. Coverage and carrier were not the issue). That was the final straw. This app that used to be more helpful was now potentially putting my life (and the life of my grandmother and friend) at risk. I still refuse to use Apple Maps, and have joined Waze. If the glitches can be fixed I may use again, but overall I am very disappointed!
Missing Functions and Bloated UI
by SwankPeRFection on 2020/04/22 23:22
Mobile app only shows Rates/Reviews for places that only if they have an actual review posted. If it’s just a star rate, it doesn’t show up in the list but is still counted. Have to visit full desktop site via Safari to see all reviews. This is ridiculous and needs to be corrected. Mobile app should have same functionality as full site! THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ALREADY!!! The way you’re allowing people to report accidents or road closures now with the + only available when the app is in route navigation mode is absolutely idiotic. You’re assuming people always open up maps to have turn by turn navigation going on when they need to file such a report and that’s simply not the case. I don’t need navigation to know where I’m going almost 90% of the time, but it would be nice to open up maps, drop a pin and add an accident or speed trap if I see one along my way WITHOUT having to be in navigation mode on the maps. Why you didn’t think of this is beyond me. Also, you need to turn off that junk at the bottom recently introduced that tells you about things around you and suggests places for you. I don’t need that taking up screen room when I’m opening up the app to quickly check the traffic on the roads around me. I just need the app to quickly open and display the map full screen with no other BS interfering.
Reliability Gone Bad
by Redrum Dog on 2019/01/11 22:18
Since introduction of this app, it used to be a reliable, accurate, and just plain awesome! The past 8-10 months I have noticed how this app now like to loop you in directions that lead to paying tolls twice and directs you to areas where there are police traps set up. This does not happen just in my home state, but all over the country where I drive. While in Boston, the app was just plain unusable. At first I thought I was being a paranoid Freak, but I have used this while comparing this to other apps. Waze, uses the same maps, shows different routes and works as advertised, but the ads are getting annoying. A no frills map that just works and does not have the ads or doing the stuff Google does with looping through extra tools and stuff is Inrix. This has become my application of choice for reliability and no nonsense. This is important when you are transporting sensitive medical stuff like blood, organs, and supplies. Disappointed how harvesting info for profit or my experience of taking routes that are longer because they direct you through extra tools/police stings. On the flipside, downloading maps and using them with internet brings the reliability back on par with where it used to be and in line with Inrix!
A Daily Necessity
by JMoore501 on 2020/02/13 03:24
From avoiding traffic to drop off the kiddos to finding the fastest route (again avoiding traffic) on my 45+ min. commute, and often searching for the closest gas, food, <insert business> along the way — rinse and repeat at the end of the day — Google Maps is not just a handy app, it’s essential to my everyday comings and goings. The traffic notifications are absurdly simple (dark red road = bad) and always seem to be accurate, while it’s an excellent resource for doing basic research on pretty much any place, anywhere. Works great on my iPhone, very rarely glitches, and the option to download local maps “just in case” ensures I’m getting where I need to be regardless. I prefer to use it as a search tool even when I’m not traveling because of all the details, contact info, etc. it provides in an uber simple UI. Great for piece of mind on a daily basis, and that’s not even getting into the “fun” stuff like using street view to check out places and just exploring while on the toilet. Privacy / location tracking options are easy to control too, and the list goes on. Why wouldn’t I use Google Maps?
The best option.
by TonyTalentedTongue on 2020/05/03 03:31
I have used it off and on for a long time now and I only just recently discovered all the features I never bothered to try to utilize and it wasn’t hard at all to learn, very common sense, simple, direct, so whatcha might call “user-friend-lee” (jokes aside it is very user-friendly). In hindsight I feel very upset I never took a moment to just play around with it bc I’m a bicyclist and you can get ACCURATE ETA’s, you can see weather conditions, wind speed direction matters more than you’d imagine for all you car ppl , elevation, and if I feel like driving I can switch to that, use public transportation, even walking and ride share methods of transportation. I am an iPhone owner and this might make Mr. Jobs roll over in his grave but google maps is superior in comparison to what apple offers, blasphemous I am aware! Hey maybe nickname the google assistant as lee (gender neutral too) and you can do a whole ad campaign based off of unlike most all your other friends, google doesn’t mind when you: “use-your-friend-Lee”! Ehh? Ehh? If I see that Ad later somebody better be busy cutting me a check, that’s all I’ve got to say!
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!
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
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.
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.
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.
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
An annoying necessity
by Ninjainthenight on 2019/07/05 23:26
I have used this app for years as I am a courier and the option to put multiple stops is amazing! However within really the last year, development has gotten messy and far too often I see new features just tossed into this app without little thought about them being annoyances to the everyday user. Like a month or so ago you would hit go and instead of automatically starting your route it would proceed to tell you how the traffic patterns are normally and how it is now....thanks I could care less and I don’t need the extra step. Now there’s a bug where you hit star over and over and nothing happens so you need to slide that bar up which then shows you the traffic pattern times (really wanna shove that stupid feature down our throats huh google?) and then hit start. And now it seems to have issues finding the most common of cities saying it can’t find a way there. Best thing I can recommend is wait it out and once google has fixed all the bugs and things seem stable, shut off the auto updates for this app. They tinker with it way too much and you never know what the next problem is gonna be.
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
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.
The Fall: Google Maps’ Descent into Chaos
by AnEmily7 on 2019/07/23 03:21
Google maps has always been quite reliable in the past, but over the last few weeks it has been terrible about sending us the best route to avoid traffic. I’m currently stuck in a traffic jam caused by 4 accidents. There was an easy route to avoid this jam completely, but the Google Maps App didn’t tell us there was a jam until we were already stuck in it, high on a bridge to switch freeways. This jam has clearly been building up for a considerable period before we got the the place where we could have avoided it, but the app gave us no advance warning. Then, when we were irrevocably stuck, it suddenly had information about all the accidents and the extent of the traffic blockage. This seems a pretty unacceptable lapse in providing critical information about routes and traffic flow. Additionally, while it often chooses a logical route, there are times that it sends us in literal circles, ever farther from what is clearly the most practical path to our destination. This too is a recent failing. I don’t know the cause of Google Maps’ recent lapse in quality, but I hope it is rectified soon so that I don’t have to find a new map service.
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.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/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. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
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.
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...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.
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.
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.
Best Mapping App Available
by kluke3 on 2019/01/19 18:58
I’ve been using Google Maps for many years and have seen it evolve into a terrific app. that I simply couldn’t do without. I have a very poor sense of direction and this app. allows me to get around the big city I live in. The most recent update now includes the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on. This was the only thing I liked on Apple maps, now Google has it too. I live in a big city and so far the Google speed has matched the posted speed and even changed when I cross over an intersection, then the speed limit changes. If you don’t like the speed limit feature, it can be turned off in the settings / navigation screen of the app. Offline maps are an absolute life saver for instanced where you travel to areas where cell signals are intermittent or weak. They are easy to setup and remove. So far, on the iPhone I have not had a single issue with this app., unlike the dreaded Apple maps that to this day, doesn’t always give me the proper directions, and takes too long to figure out when I veer off the path. Google maps, responds instantly, and reroutes you eliminating a lot of stress. In a case where you find an error in routing, if it’s reported to google, they will listen to you and fix it. Be patient though as they have to verify it, before they change it. They have a feature within the app that should be turned on by default, where you shake the phone with the app. open, the the feedback screen pops up.
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).
Google’s political agenda shows
by Stangster1 on 2019/11/03 05:56
What is with Google Maps and the continuous diminishing of the state lines??? It is getting harder and harder to tell where the state lines are, because Google is making the lines so faint - especially when zoomed in. Just Google doing its part to influence the masses to incorrectly see our precious nation merely as one mass democracy ruled by the popular vote - and to diminish the historic republic our nation was so wisely established as and the precious electoral college that our nation has always had. Hope I’m wrong, but is Google seemingly doing its part to promote the notion that the United States is a democracy instead of the republic that it is? Actual democracy is like two wolves and a little lamb deciding on what’s for dinner. A republic allows for the lamb to have a chance to save itself from the will of the two wolves. Liberty is a well armed lamb, to protect itself from the tyranny of the masses and the tyranny of the popular vote, where 50% plus one vote can simply run over and force its will on the 50% less one vote populace. The electoral college is one more institution put into place by our founding fathers to try to protect the voices of the smaller states; to prevent California and New York from imposing their will on the smaller states.
Need to disable auto-rerouting
by sarcasm central on 2019/02/05 20:22
I’ve been using Google Maps for a long time and overall I’m satisfied with it. However, there are two things that I’d like to see implemented: 1) Allow the user to select alternate routes when in offline mode. When in online mode, I can select a route I’m most comfortable with and not being able to do this in offline mode is annoying. I don’t want to be limited to the “fastest” route. 2) Allow the user to disable the auto-rerouting option without having to use the app in offline mode. There are many times when I’m not interested in saving 5 minutes by taking an unfamiliar route, but I still want to see current traffic and ETA. Having to fight with the app and manually hit “decline” to a route change is annoying and distracting. There is no reason why the app should need physical interaction from a user while they are focused on driving. Maybe allow the user to switch the default action to “decline” instead of “accept,” and add the ability to choose via voice control?
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
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
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.
Lithium Battery Company
by Kmcconnon on 2020/03/31 21:14
I was looking for information about concerting my golf cart to lithium batteries. I found this company by accident and noticed they had a an A+ rating at the BBB. I looked up the company and the owner had a very informative video and appeared to be very knowledgeable . I called and left a message and the owner called me back! He not only spent a lot of time with me inquiring about my needs , but took information down about my golf cart to make sure he got the proper details needed specifically for my cart. He emailed me back less than 2 days later and actually found that another company may better be able to suit my needs , especially price wise , and left me the number and I am in contact with them now. I can’t tell you how impressive I am that am owner of a company would go out of his way this much amd not even worry about the sale , but more about helping the customer! Honesty, integrity , character , professionalism and competency at its best ! Thank you Nathan!
My review
by Little Blind Girl on 2019/05/29 03:10
I like this app. I don't drive, so if you do, can't help ya. But, I can tell you the app is wonderful at finding stuff in the area. 5 out of 5. Problems: I am a blind user and your app is almost perfect. One problem is on the For You tab, which I would love to use, but it wants me to select an area I care about on a map, which I can't do by any means. The second problem, most likely having nothing to do with me being blind, is when I have to press back to my location in order for it to measure distance correctly. Suggestions: I have two suggestions that would help me and possibly some others. The first one is for it to tell you the bus stop numbers. The second one is a notification you could turn on to tell you that your stop on the bus is getting close. This would be useful because not all the buses have the speaker system and even if I ask the driver to tell me a little heads up would be nice. Over all, this app is very wonderful.
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.!
It’s google trash
by jdhyndjjgr on 2020/04/10 03:10
Just like everything else with google things keep going downhill (especially the search engine). Maps gets worse with every update. Worst is it never keeps up with movements and distance despite any change to any settings that google recommends it stays about 10-15 seconds behind. I ride a motorcycle and there is no way with the gloves I have to touch the screen. It detects traffic and sends me down a different route that takes twice as long and I can’t cancel it. When planning trips where I know the route I want to take and I set it to that yet googles mighty reroute thinks it can’t shave a minute off by sending me down side streets. By thinking it can save that one minute I end up in rural side streets and distant loops that end up taking longer. Over maps is terrible. Lately I’ve had to memorize the route before hand and keep the app off while traveling, defeating the point of GPS maps. If they fixed the app so it kept up with movement and basic direction that would be a good start. Then add options like “never change pre-planned route” and and option to not take traffic into account as much for motorcycles that lane split. Just give people a few more settings
Kim B
by KimBMMM on 2019/12/09 17:50
I’m writing about my current property manager Dawn Becker at American Homes 4 Rent. She has only been our property manager for a short time of the 4 1/2 years that I have been renting the property; but, she has been an absolute GODSEND! In the brief time that I have gotten to work with her she has tried in every way possible to help my family in our rental with any issue that has come up. Dawn has been amazing at going to bat for us with dire maintenance concerns that could not wait; however, without her help they would have waited and our family would have suffered. Dawn shows good communication, she is a team player, she shows the ability to work well with others in any situation as well as dealing with changes easily, she is very knowledgeable in every area that I’ve ever ask her about and if she ever didn’t know the answer she always got tight back to me. In my opinion, AH4R should train every property manager to be as efficient, professional, adequate and kind as Dawn Becker!
Google you need to read this.
by Kariidee on 2019/01/19 08:22
I’ve been using google maps since forever! I cannot give them a bad review. Yeah, there may be and continue to be little details that many people may want to change and so forth but I consider it to be a great gps. Anyways I’m contacting google through the App Store to let you guys know that while I’ve been using google maps for work to complete my deliveries. I’ve noticed that the many places I go to make these deliveries the gps points me out to the incorrect locations most of the time. I usually have to go and find the addresses blindly until I can locate my customers location. I am not sure if you’ve sent out a driver to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida to update the street views and new developments. But there are many new buildings and older buildings standing today that google maps hasn’t updated on. Hopefully, google maps can update this soon enough. A lot of changes are occurring in this side of town.
Masterpiece
by Fuzzboy7 on 2020/04/25 15:53
Google 5.41 is a masterpiece. The display is gorgeous, the way you rate your trip at the end is fantastic, and it is still ole reliable when it comes to getting you where you want to go. Google is adding new places to its map services faster than ever and provides many ways to get there. The complaint list I have is small: Some old roads that are no longer available are still being routed through google maps. Occasionally the speed limits do not match either and it would be great to customize what displays you would like to have on at all times such as speed limit vs. your current speed. Also, rarely when you change direction after a stop, it does not pick this up quick enough and can be somewhat confusing for those bad with directions. All in all, Google maps has come a long way and I believe it is well on its way to becoming what we have all been waiting for and please: DO NOT CHANGE THE DISPLAY STYLE.
Warranty Exchange - Incredible Customer Service Experience
by Andrea and Murray on 2020/03/15 20:51
Long story short. Went to Mattress Firm and spoke with Mike Paso about what we thought was a defective mattress (bought back in 2013). He explained the process. We followed the process, and within less than 3 weeks we had a letter from the company giving us full credit (from our initial purchase) to apply to a new mattress. We went back to see Mike and he was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the products in the showroom. After learning a lot and lying on several beds, Mike made our decision a well-informed one. He consulted with another colleague at the store (Catherine- and she was also incredibly helpful) and in no-time our purchase was processed with our mattress refund applied. Thank you Mike for your amazing customer service - especially in today’s world of “go do it yourself” service. You truly made our experience a great one. Thank you also to Mattress Firm for standing behind your products.
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.
Unintelligible and fickle instructions
by Ppbonbon on 2019/09/19 05:11
I am a user of Google as all of us beings in this internet world are. I use Chrome, Chromecast, and have for years used Maps reliably as my chosen app for navigation (on my iPhone.) I have to highlight major points I saw in other reviews: 1. Walking navigation is a mess. I live and spend time in major cities, and have only seen this issue worsened here. When you try and center yourself, Google wants to tell you you’re two blocks away, or will try to orient you in a spinning wheel of cardinal directions. Choose your own. 2. My major gripe and reason I’m switching to Waze is because I FEEL LIKE I AM ABOUT TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT EVERYTIME I GRIP MY STEERING WHEEL. I commute many miles a day and I’ve been just horrified at how Google will suddenly re-route you. I thought I was going crazy reading the navigation wrong but it’s impossible now to deny that Google has sent me on wild goose chases on the interstate, through winding neighborhood streets for no reason, or simply just wants me to abruptly reverse my car to the prior exit on the highway that it didn’t want me to take 0.4 seconds ago but apparently now has somehow materialized in its periphery. It stresses. Me. Out.
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