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Google Maps - Transit & Food

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Google Maps - Transit & Food
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time • Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
Love it!
by arcticfox400 on 2019/01/20 05:08
I have been using this app for years! So glad they just added speed limits in car play so awesome! I like commutes as well, keep adding on to that!
Speed Limits???
by Avan1450 on 2019/01/20 04:36
Where’s my speed limit feature? It was supposed to be made available in 5.0. I have version 5.9 and still no speed limit feature. Give me that and I’ll give you 5 stars!
Unrivaled
by Cianciotto on 2019/01/20 03:42
Way more accurate than apple maps. I like that you can navigate in satellite view. Fast to update for new construction. Traffic status is very helpful.
Eh
by tabelorrrrrrrrrrrrrr on 2019/01/20 02:33
Been using this for 5+ years, always seems to get worse after you add something ‘better’. Over it.
Fantastic
by doubletap187 on 2019/01/20 02:11
Far better than the one that comes with iPhone, which gave me unnecessary detours into crappy parts of town.
Good job
by llljhgfftyhvdd24567$?;;(6) on 2019/01/20 01:06
You guys did a great job by adding the speed limit to the maps. Also I like how it tells me to turn by the store. Great job!
Can’t get lost
by BuckeyeGitl55 on 2019/01/20 00:13
Best of the driving GPS I have used.
I’ve used this app for years!
by The Original Sand_Man on 2019/01/20 00:11
I’ve used this app for years!
Quit using Idaho Highway 34
by BobL32 on 2019/01/19 23:55
Your service is routing people going from Jackson Wyoming to Salt Lake City on Idaho Highway 34 which connects the Thayne/Etna Wyoming area on US89 with Soda Springs Idaho. This is a narrow ,twisting ,rural Road with lots of turns ,many deer and stock at large. We are old time residents of Jackson Wyoming. And go to Salt Lake City often. We NEVER use Idaho Highway 34 in the winter when it is icy and after dark at any time of the year. There are no services on Idaho. Highway 34 between Highway89 in Wyoming and Soda Springs. Snow plowing on 34 is erratic. The “locals” here use US 26 to Idaho Falls and then I -15 into Salt Lake. Or else we use Highway US89 between Jackson and EVANSTON Wyoming and complete the trip on I-80 into Salt Lake. Most of the time a person can go from Jackson to Victor Idaho on Highway 22 and then from Victor Idaho to Swan Valley on Idaho highway 31. Idaho Highway 31 meets US 26 at Swan Valley. Then One proceeds to I-15....Idaho falls, Pocatello, and Ogden. I do not know if this information helps you but most locals avoid Idaho Highway 34 except when conditions are ideal.
Awesome wings
by pamm62 on 2019/01/19 22:31
Service great, wings great, restaurant clean!! Win win
Mattress firm
by jojobro123 on 2019/01/19 21:48
Mikel cooper was a wonderful salesman
Weird results
by MohamedElian on 2019/01/19 21:23
I’ve been using this app for years. After the new update, search results are listed in a weird order. I was looking for a coffee shop. The first one appeared in the list was 12 miles away. Way below in the list was another one, that I wasn’t ware of, that is literally a few feet away from where I was. There should be away to reorder the list based on distance.
how is it
by Taijul on 2019/01/19 20:22
working slow
Google maps beats Apple maps any century to come
by Patricia kathurima on 2019/01/19 19:59
I absolutely love Google maps one of the best of the best in navigation and locating cities in other countries
Reliable!!
by l-a-n-a on 2019/01/19 19:48
Thank you for adding the speed limit icon. The new commute option is my go-to tool for planning routes via transit. Thank you Google Maps for constantly improving.
We want Police Reporting feature
by Tbint15 on 2019/01/19 19:00
It will be a perfect 5* gps app if google adds the police reporting feature in the app like Waze.
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.
FIX THE LABELS FEATURE!
by theoriginalmoose on 2019/01/19 18:30
I use the labels constantly for my delivery job, labeling who tips me well, who doesn’t tip, who has an aggressive dog, who had bed bugs crawling on their porch, etc. With these last couple of updates, if I click through the address from my delivery app, only the address displays on the map, not the label. In fact, the label doesn’t seem to come up at all. Please fix this ASAP! This is a crucial of me maximizing my safety and income. I’ll revisit my 1 star rating when this gets resolved.
Sounds stopping while looking at the photos/videos
by MEAman86 on 2019/01/19 18:09
I love Google maps and I only use Google maps, but I’m suffering from stopping my music while looking at the photos/videos because it’s contains videos. I didn’t click the videos, so why it stops the music that I’m listening? There are a lot of apps I can watch videos without cutting what I’m listening. Thanks
It’s mostly good to prove to my friend Riverdale is in Virginia
by georgia my baby on 2019/01/19 17:42
Yet
Simple and easy
by 1986251125 on 2019/01/19 17:41
Work for me really easy. Will use again
Loving the new speed limits!
by Jim Pittaluga on 2019/01/19 17:30
Needs “without traffic” times.
Roads
by huycdgbuuv on 2019/01/19 16:25
Love Google maps. Google likes to take the shortest route, however, at night, I prefer main roads rather then go turn by turn in the dark.
The best maps
by Joseph el bakkali on 2019/01/19 15:54
The best maps navigation I use it every day Thank you google Google is the best ever.
Google assistant integration crashes phone
by Fjejgkv on 2019/01/19 15:25
I said “directions to Chick-fil-A” and the assistant tried to take me to some golf club an hour away... so I hit cancel. Crashed the app. Solid work.
Need updates to stay that way.
by Steph673 on 2019/01/19 14:45
I live in a newly developed area wit streets that are not on the maps yet. If I go to “update maps” it will update and even show my home. But once I swipe out, it goes back to the If version.
I love gay
by la gringa generica on 2019/01/19 14:36
Bye
SPEED LIMIT
by CharWiz on 2019/01/19 12:36
When are gou guys adding speed limit?
Re-Calculate
by DavoudErf on 2019/01/19 08:39
It’s a great app, if re-calculation was included... It’s normal to lost the route sometimes!
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.
Ugh why couldn’t I insert a pic in my review
by Mangoeslaaa on 2019/01/19 06:30
Searched “breakfast” and the results returned are a bunch of restaurants that are not open until noon. Are you kidding me????
Only navigation I use
by Syle Tech on 2019/01/19 05:53
Thank you for the speed limits!!
They finally added speed limits, only took 8 years :)
by DanValdivia on 2019/01/19 04:54
I can’t believe Apple Maps had speed limits before Google, good for them though.
Mejorada
by Rogercastillo on 2019/01/19 03:13
Ahora que ya te dice cuanto son las millas que hay que ir por cada calle y carretera esta super!!! Ya se había Tardado en poner el speed
Maps
by Sam_ii on 2019/01/19 03:07
This app has helped me throughout the country. From state to state. City to city. I don’t take toll roads so there may be a review stating more info on that. Highest rating from this user.
Thanks for the speed limits feature
by Rgeettcd on 2019/01/19 02:59
Finally, after a long wait, we got the most awesome feature of speed limits. But lost the “search this area” user friendliness. Now it only tries to find things closer to current location and doesn’t show the find options in other areas when we move around in the map. It was smooth and nice earlier but with all these new changes it doesn’t work. Once fixed, I will update the the rating even though my review doesnt affect much
Size to fit 2018 iPads
by SmoothnessMVR on 2019/01/19 02:02
Does google purposely not use new frame sizes? I have an 11” screen on my iPad although there have been “big” updates, how can you miss the new screen sizes in Xcode ? Happened when the iPhone X came out Google took forever to easily select the screen which is easy to do in Xcode.
Hey
by Josewd08 on 2019/01/19 01:46
Add kids mode and compatible iPhone 4 iOS 7
I love it!!!!
by 2 Loves, 1 Life on 2019/01/18 23:48
I am horrible with directions, always have been. Google maps always gets me where I’m going without a problem.
Google map
by camilo 808 on 2019/01/18 23:42
La mejor aplicación para resolver cualquier duda, de cualquier lugar y las ubicaciones son precisa el gps funciona al instante, con el mapa tiene mucha variedad esta aplicación, tiene muchas funciones y son sencillas de usar, que no tiene nada complicado, y lo mejor de esta aplicación es que uno puede suministrar información al Mapa en caso de que tenga algo erróneo o pocas fotos de un lugar que estés buscando.
Find my way around
by geaneyke on 2019/01/18 23:03
Easy and clear.
Awesome!
by MpowerSkills on 2019/01/18 22:44
Thank God for this app! This app alone makes a smartphone worth the money. I'm not sure how anyone can complain. It's a totally free app with no adds that is constantly keeping its maps up to date with changing roads and traffic. Wish list: 1. Allow connection with the location in calendar events. 2. Ability to set alert sounds for when you go over a certain speed. That would be awesome if it would chirp at me when I exceed 10mph over the limit.
Very good
by ipad user md on 2019/01/18 22:15
Very good
Outdated Map
by 假设明天 on 2019/01/18 20:54
There are quite few new communities built in Southern California. It’s time to have your technician update the map to reflect these new street names.
Arbitrarily shuts down
by dhvfyjmfrumn on 2019/01/18 18:40
I really love how this app should work, and the features it offers. What I don’t love is how the app just shuts off with the slightest position change of the screen, and then completely starts over with no recall of the location upon restarting it even under the previously searched tab.
Map Update
by Unsure dude on 2019/01/18 17:47
Google maps is a great way to make a trip plan and follow that plan to your destination. It would be a lot more convenient if there was an option to choose routing for Commercial Motor Vehicles. That would making travel for truckers a lot simpler and more time efficient. I hope this idea is possible. Thanks google Maps!
google translate
by farshad sattarian on 2019/01/18 17:43
thanks
Great navigation app
by Reatchie on 2019/01/18 17:38
I’m a 53’ long and 13’6” high truck driver, will google ever have an option for truck routes. I love you app it works great but only for cars. This app is so reliable that I won’t mind paying a $100 bucks for the truck version.
Dr
by absgxjrnr on 2019/01/18 17:33
When can we get street view of Dominican Republic?
Fastest route
by trump😎 on 2019/01/18 15:48
Wish y’all would get better at the fastest route
Great Navigation
by muglan on 2019/01/18 15:29
Google map is really getting better every day. I love it over waze.
Need work
by jlop0912 on 2019/01/18 15:26
I have a iPhone I use the iPhone gps maps it’s on point when I use google maps it’s not on point they say Destiination is on the left when actually it will be on the right maybe 300 to 400 feet away from where it said I have arrived. I do like using google maps to see a picture but f where I’m going so that’s a + so just for that I gave it a 3 star.
Great GPS
by aesthetic01 on 2019/01/18 14:52
it’s a great app I use for day to day and also planning trips/routes. Bookmark feature is very helpful to save the favorites locations where you have visited or where you want to visit. Only one enhancement to ask — it would be nice if this map display speed limits where possible.
Better than Apple Map
by Epcotchris on 2019/01/18 14:16
Google Map is way better than Apple Maps. I love it when it shows the traffic and during directions, it shows how many minutes that you will get through any back ups.
Traveler
by Tommykenyon on 2019/01/18 13:09
I travel all over the south , 5 different states using this app , wish it showed speed limit too , but great app
Maps
by Tony2360 on 2019/01/18 12:32
Sometimes it sends me in the wrong direction
On of the best maps available on apple store
by Doctor 10 on 2019/01/18 11:04
Works off line. Tells you different ways for the same point to reach. Tells you time you will take for every modality. Gives voice that directs you all through the way
No volume
by nimamuth on 2019/01/18 11:04
All of a sudden I no longer hear directions. This happened mid-trip about a month ago. One moment it worked and the next it didn’t. I have re-installed it and applied updates but no luck. Before this happened it was a great map app. Have no idea how to fix this.
Better than iPhone map app
by Budreaux82 on 2019/01/18 06:57
Has better descriptions and clearer instructions to navigate traffic movements than other map apps More current road names, conditions, and changes than others Allows for better user experience by showing amenities and links to areas sites. Offers options to avoid or include certain places/routes into travel Allows for easy change and updates to current routes or directions. Basically- it’s the best of its kind.
Great Navigation but Feature Packed
by Mike271821 on 2019/01/18 05:24
This app try’s to do too much. It’s got a severe case of the feature creeps. Where Google slowly keeps adding more and more things to do to where it just gets bloated. Navigation is great but CarPlay needs speed limits. Google just needs to simplify the app. Less really is more here.
Apple maps is fire
by aviaaUma on 2019/01/18 04:50
Google maps is not fire
Excelente
by nestormor on 2019/01/18 04:18
Una excelente aplicación. Muy precisa y amigable. Avisa con tiempo los cruces, ayuda a evitar atascos en el tráfico. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.
The best source for good information!
by Dohany on 2019/01/18 04:00
Here you get great reviews, pictures, information, tips, routes and ideas. I love that this app covers the entire PLANET and not just places in the States or North America. The latest update has made this app even better!!! It’s easier to get transit information!
Best but super cluttered.
by itskylesosmile on 2019/01/18 03:56
This app does the job the best. Navigation is amazing. However, the app experience is sooooo cluttered it just overwhelms me. All these red dots in the “for you” section. They are a bit out of touch as far as their balance of information & simplicity.
I don’t drink but it only recommends bars and nothing else.
by Brianfree on 2019/01/18 03:25
Can we get other daily suggestions besides bars, wine bars and such?
No iPad 11 support
by geesi80 on 2019/01/18 03:14
Still no iPad 11 support?? Come on, seriously??
DreamOn
by Dottie's Photos on 2019/01/18 03:09
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Almost perfect!
by Wing_Tsun on 2019/01/18 03:00
This app is one of a kind. I use it everday like addicted. I only wish it was also showing my driving speed, then it would be 100% perfect. I'm very happy to see that they added speed limits to navigation screen today. If you hear me please add driving speed too. Thanks so much.
Good but one problem
by Taretii on 2019/01/18 02:48
Why google maps still do not support new iPad Pro in full resolution
New iPad Pro support
by xtmgah on 2019/01/18 02:21
When is the time to support the new iPad Pro?
Top Notch
by Ejaazi on 2019/01/18 02:20
Nice update with the filters and photo adjustments. But the new landmarks feature makes the map look cluttered. Would like the option to turn landmarks off. It was fine the way it was before.
Need full screen support for 2018 iPad Pro
by IOS & Android User on 2019/01/18 02:19
Google map doesn’t support the new 11 and 12.9 inch iPad Pro aspect ratio. The app does not stretch full screen and leave more than 1 inch black bar on either side of the tablet. Please update your apps to support it. Even Waze support the new iPad Pro full screen.
Ok👌🏼
by unicorn+llama=llamacorn on 2019/01/18 00:22
This app is ok 👌🏼
Love Google Maps! 🚘 💜
by Train * on 2019/01/17 23:43
This app helps me to do my job on a daily basis. Over the years, it has gotten better and better. I try to send in corrections when needed to help others to find their way. I have used Waze, but I much prefer the satellite terrain on GM. I liked the speed limit option in Waze sometimes and other times it got on my nerves. If you do add a speed limit option to GM, could you please make it so we can tap it to turn it off during the drive? Thank you, G dev! ****Update: thanks for the speed limit! I was driving today, looked over at my phone in its cradle (always on GM when I’m driving...I feel lost without it-no pun intended) and there it was! I’m so pleased. You just keep getting better. Keep up the good work!
Great stay at motel 6 commerce ga
by 🤗🙁🙄☹️ on 2019/01/17 21:56
We stay at motel 6 at commerce GA The lady on desk was so kind and helpful There are so many option for food at walking distance Room is clean and nice no breakfast but still at the rate we got the room it’s good It’s quite and peaceful We really recommend this motel for your stay We really happy during our stay
Best app became even better
by jays836 on 2019/01/17 20:26
I was surprised to see “speed limit” on Google Maps like it is built in Apple Maps. Now we got one more reason to stay with Google maps over Apple maps.
Not good
by ChargedG on 2019/01/17 18:45
It’s not very good. The point that marks your spot doesn’t re-center and the directions would either re-locate or not tell you at all where to go in the demonstration. It’s horrible.
My escort
by Omar limo on 2019/01/17 18:08
Nice app ,I really enjoy using it .
Maps
by hatesno on 2019/01/17 17:38
Love the 3D maps. It really helps and they are kept relatively up to date !
Freezes on launch
by KappaBeef on 2019/01/17 16:36
App is frozen upon launch. Sometimes the app recovers and become usable but most times it's just frozen. iPhone XS.
Great free app but a pro version would be great
by canfies on 2019/01/17 05:28
I love the google maps and use it often can’t believe you get so much for free but would be nice to have a few features I’m positive google has available....speed limits for roads and showing state lines and times zones would be great...also navigation filters that allow for bigger trucks with trailers to navigate with such as weight limits and top speeds that effect route also road that do not allow trucks... I drive a truck for a living and currently garmin has the only navigation that offers these settings...there are other things I would love to see and would gladly pay money, data usage and phone memory to have them added...
More than just a GPS app
by Oliva66 on 2019/01/17 04:15
I absolutely love this app! Arguably, my favorite app. At first, I only used this app because I thought it was a better alternative for GPS, however as I began to explore the app I began to really love it. A few years ago, I became a local guide because I was I wanted to pass time and write a few reviews. Now, I can’t stop! I love it, I really feel like I make a difference in my community. I can see people interacting with my reviews and my photos. I can save places that I like or frequently go to like, work, home or even custom places. Through Bluetooth I’m able to see where my car is parked. At the end of the day I can even check my timeline to see where the day has taken me (I love that because I drive everywhere for work). To the developers, you are really doing a great job and I appreciate your hard work. Thank you!
Review
by dlloyd54 on 2019/01/17 04:12
Always accurate
She talks SO MUCH!
by gfhmkfcvjjg on 2019/01/17 01:59
A
*s*t*a*r*
by Leamon Blanton on 2019/01/17 01:08
*****Best app ever*****
Google Maps
by Kingston Gal on 2019/01/16 23:50
Great for finding your way around!
I wish I could give a zero
by Tracy369963 on 2019/01/16 23:40
I loved this app for a long time. But in the past month it has been very flaky. It often tells me I have to go around the block to get to something right in front of me - no obstacles present. It currently thinks I can’t take a left out of my neighborhood. This is not only possible, the app knew this ever since I downloaded it. It also has forgotten about a bridge which has been around for 50 years. No construction involved. 3 times this month it has told me one route was congested, but the other was clear. When I started driving I found out it was the problem was the opposite of what the app told me and I was stuck on the wrong route. I’ve been late to work twice and missed a cardiologist appointment. I loved it when it was working but it’s useless now.
So buggy
by Omer urff rocky on 2019/01/16 21:00
When you open the app the whole map is moving up & down like a ship , so buggy , the directions change in the middle of the route, the navigation move 360 degrees all around...fix it or i will delete it completely & the issues going around for like 3 months now ...
Highly inaccurate
by Greencoconuts on 2019/01/16 20:03
No longer the best navigation map. Stick to apple maps
Simple and direct
by smile Jesus love you on 2019/01/16 18:18
Google map is the best simple and direct just the way Mapquest first started now Mapquest So complicated please keep google simple like it is now thank you
Used to love this app
by Wilsonart on 2019/01/16 18:09
I travel a lot of the same roads and have been for years. I like to use this app for the arrival time. I noticed lately google wants to pull me off main roads to drive down back roads, which makes for a less enjoyable drive, with more turns and bumpier roads. This was not a problem in the past. I will be trying apple maps, now
Great maps
by lotofhots on 2019/01/16 17:30
Found Goggle maps to be great in setting up my trip to Fl.
What has happened to this app???
by Sigma seal on 2019/01/16 16:05
I used to rave over google maps. It was miles better than Apple Maps. Now it has gotten me lost three times, driving me around in back roads and circles and telling me to keep going straight at a dead end it took me down. Seriously disappointed! Won’t be using anymore.
Horrible Gps
by ColemanKlann on 2019/01/16 15:39
When I drive on highway it re routes like I’m on the street. The directional is off will have me going east instead of south and I’m driving south!! Please fix issues
Google is big brother
by 4570marlin on 2019/01/16 15:01
Google makes most of its profits by selling your location data!
Bad google
by NeedsOversite on 2019/01/16 14:35
Just like everything google there are no ways of correcting BAD INFORMATION. Some of their BAD INFORMATION is life threatening but google is only interested in money NOT ACCURATE information ‼️
Happy driving
by Creole Flava on 2019/01/16 14:20
I trust Google maps over any other.
Private labels sometimes disappear
by ROSIE512 on 2019/01/16 13:42
My private labels for addresses sometimes don’t show up when I look on the map. Also, google navigation stops before I actually arrive at my destination. Please fix these issues!
Why
by PancakeKawaii16 on 2019/01/16 00:15
DO NOT GET THE APP it took to hours to get to Target and we got to a Hotel DOT GET IT NOW!!!
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
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
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
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.
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
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.
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.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
Really exceptionally dependable routing
by realdriftwood on 2018/01/04 23:04
I have been using GPS in my vehicles since 2007, so I have dealt with a number of different systems for over ten years now, and I have spent lot of money on navigation systems installed in vehicles (eight different vehicles over that period). I still use a built-in system in my present vehicle. But increasingly—and since iPhone 5 and iPhone 6—I have been depending on Google Maps to route me to specific destinations, and using my car’s BlueTooth connection system to provide continuous directions through my car’s sound system. I have found it extremely reliable, and I certainly have appreciated that it is constantly updated and free. As most newer cars can connect with their owners’ smartphones now—and as most smartphones can be charged in the car—I highly recommend this application to everyone who has to do a lot of driving!
Great unless you love traffic!
by Ginginrn99 on 2018/04/06 23:43
I’d give this a middle finger emoji if it would let me. Google Maps is terrible. Why it’s “the number one navigation app” is beyond me. Today was the last straw. Traveling east from DC into Massachusetts - encountered a “twenty minute slowdown ahead” on the GW Bridge (in NYC) - 25 miles from where I presently was (plenty of time to redirect me). Google just kept informing me of the slowdown and how much longer it was getting (now, two hours) and happily steaming me along INTO IT. Desperate to avoid sitting on the GW in NYC for 2+ hours (after already driving for 8 with 3+ more to go) I opened Waze. *WAZE* immediately redirected me, getting me to my destination and saving me a needless 2+ additional hours in my vehicle. Google - PRO TIP: When offering a “navigation” tool, the people using it want the QUICKEST, most EFFICIENT way to their destination. They don’t want their lives disrupted further. I had to make an 8 hour drive today. Google Maps would have made that 11+ *for no reason.* This is not an isolated incident. Me? I’d avoid the app, unless you enjoy not being re-routed to the most efficient routes available. Very bummed out.
Best GPS App & more BUT
by Tamara01 on 2018/10/12 18:40
It needs to have an option when there is traffic to alert you soon enough for you to make a decision to take the detour. Also Google maps needs to work on their notification when using the GPS. Google maps tells you way ahead of time that you’re going to turn right but you have to keep looking at the app to make sure you don’t miss the road. Google should alert the driver when they get to the road exactly and make a noise like ding ding turn right here. I passed roads many times because one Google maps doesn’t tell you on the bottom of your screen what road you’re on and on the top it should say what your next move will be With the roads name that you’re turning onto. Just my opinion otherwise it’s a great app I love it don’t use anything else not even that iPhone maps that came with it.
Houston we have a problem...
by Shikinley on 2018/09/11 14:55
I hate using this map because it always gives me the wrong directions. I live in Houston Texas and for some reason the map always stops and starts floating mid air. It glitches while giving directions and repeats things over 20x. I have the X, I even visited the apply store to see if it was user error. But no...it’s crappy google map. It’s only good for the “avoid tolls” option. But even that STILL puts me on a tollway. I’ve been late using this app because it always gives the wrong, longest routes. I’ve been lost using this map, run out of gas. I only open it to have a backup map just in case Waze decides to glitch...google map has been around for far to long to have problems like this. And from my memory...it wasn’t always this bad. I used to scream yooo use google map! Now I’m like “you got the waze app? It shows police.” Cmon google! Where’s the accurate maps? Directions? Speed limit compared to the speed limit in my city? Where’s my police radar? Where’s my option to send my ETA? I’m no app builder but I just expected so much more from a google run app.
Wrong location
by Stokke69 on 2018/07/04 03:57
For months I’ve been getting unwanted visitors. Couldn’t figure out why until someone finally told me where they where trying get to. Turns out I t’s a resort 2 miles away. The resort contacted Google and (we thought) fixed their location. Then tonight at 11:30 pm a car is sitting in my driveway for 5 min. I go out with the shotgun to see what’s what. Turns out that they entered the physical address of that resort and it sent them here. So even though Google changed the business location they didn’t change the location of the address. Though I guess it isn’t all Google’s fault. These tourists turned at my mailbox with 3 sets of reflective house numbers (300 lower than the address they were looking for) then while driving 1/2 mile up my rutted, steep, dirt driveway passed 3 No Trespassing signs to then sit 6 feet from my house to call the resort for their address at 2330 waking up the whole house. While I live tourism because it is the life blood of the region. I don’t live in the middle of 100 forested acres, half a mile up a mountain, because I want them to visit me personally.
Ugh so frustrating to use now
by markmakingmusic on 2018/06/12 02:03
What happened to this product? So frustrating and flawed now and it’s kinda hard to believe given how many dev resources you have. Navigation is always buggy now, deep linking stopped working so I can’t send someone directions and have them open the app even though it’s installed. The app audio interruptions are terrible and don’t properly pause other audio streams coming from my device. App says I’m offline when Apple maps and other apps are working perfectly fine. What gives? On top of that your core algorithm for directions and tracking works terribly in SoCal now...constantly routing me around in circles on certain highways. Edit: A new infuriating bug. Every time I open the app from the background on an iPhone X, iOS 11 device, I get the offline, tap to retry message that never actually retries the network connection (possibly going from WiFi to cell connection). I have to kill the app from memory and relaunch the app. This is seriously a risk to users who are driving and relying on this simple network handling. Simple stuff y’all.
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Works great
by grammy from NH on 2017/10/15 14:38
My husband was an over the road trucker. The company got a contract that brought the trucks to a few out of the way farms with low and underweight bridges when this was first available. I’d get home from work, sit at the computer and drive the new routes at street level (which was better than the new street level) before he’d have to get off the highway. Saw a few lovely weddings, people waved to the google car after noticing its gizmo on the roof too. I could reroute him around ‘no trucks allowed’, 10’ bridge ahead’, ‘weight limit 5000 lbs!’ And to safe rest areas. He’s retired, so now we have fun setting, even routes we know well, and google tells us turn by turn. Our daughter shook her head and rolled her eyes...until she got lost and I told her to try it. She calmed right down as it guided her back to the road she knew. Thank you Google!
Used to be great
by Perperperper on 2018/11/01 11:11
Before this most recent update, this used to be great. I preferred the previous version. I liked having my commute and most frequent travel destinations on the “home page,” so that I could easily select where I’m going. I liked seeing how many miles each route would take, as well as how many minutes for each option. I liked having more than 2 options, since I’m in Suburbia and have several routes I can take, I could see what was the best option given traffic in a given day. I’m not a fan of the Explore option on my home page - if I want to explore, I’ll ask what’s around me. I hear that video ads and auto play videos are soon to be a thing, which is why I stopped using Waze. I am already inundated with advertising on a daily basis, can’t I just drive to work safely without hearing about what else people want me to spend my money on? Used to be at least a 4 star app, taking it down to 2 due to the updates and impending consumer marketing overload.
Excel...lent?
by siaka on 2017/09/26 20:02
The Google Maps app is truly a great app and it keeps getting better. My two and ultimate, well three of them, wishes and improvements are: 1: Allow us to terminate/cancel a navigation session or route by swiping down and 3D touching on the direction notification. Currently we have to open the app and go terminate it there. It would be much simpler, easier, and Safer if we could simply swipe down or 3D Touch on the notification and stop/cancel the route. 2: Allow us to pause navigation guidance. Sometimes I just want to stop and do something that I had previously not thought of. It would be nice to be able to pause the guidance rather than the app constantly reloading and trying to get me back on the route. Maybe allow that also to happen with a swipe of 3D touch on the notification banner. 3: Lastly, it would be truly amazing if the notification banner was to become reacher and more interactive. For example, in addition to the quick features proposed above, if the notification banner by being activated could show a mini animated version of the map so that the user can see from that screen their position, rather than having to go inside the app that would be amazing. That’s all I have. Thanks folks; great job as usual. Best regards,
One of a kind!
by therobert63 on 2018/10/07 20:10
Strumming through the panhandle with my son on our way to go hunting. Stumbled into this spotless convenient store in search of a hunting license. What we got was so much more....... We were greeted by Coquis. I could never in a million years be able to pronounce her name, but she was nothing short of lovely and amazing. The easiest way I can explain my experience is this. She genuinely and effortlessly went out of her way to make us feel at home. She asked if we had dinner yet? The we realized she has a full kitchen fully prepared to make ANYTHING! She made fresh food made to order after she closed her kitchen for the day. My son said it’s the best rice abs beans he has ever had. She made me a carb friendly dinner with farm fresh eggs. We cleaned the plates.... Needless to say we had full bellies a hunting license and were on our way in no time flat. She also gave us another restaurant for Sunday to grab some Menudo. I called the number on her card and she answered. Made sure her dad saved two orders for us as they were almost sold out. What hospitality, when it’s genuine and sincere it makes the experience ten fold. After reading the reviews, I missed out. The food porn pictures look outstanding. I visit the panhandle regularly and I have found a MUST STOP on my way EVERYTIME!
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time • Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
Love it!
by arcticfox400 on 2019/01/20 05:08
I have been using this app for years! So glad they just added speed limits in car play so awesome! I like commutes as well, keep adding on to that!
Speed Limits???
by Avan1450 on 2019/01/20 04:36
Where’s my speed limit feature? It was supposed to be made available in 5.0. I have version 5.9 and still no speed limit feature. Give me that and I’ll give you 5 stars!
Unrivaled
by Cianciotto on 2019/01/20 03:42
Way more accurate than apple maps. I like that you can navigate in satellite view. Fast to update for new construction. Traffic status is very helpful.
Eh
by tabelorrrrrrrrrrrrrr on 2019/01/20 02:33
Been using this for 5+ years, always seems to get worse after you add something ‘better’. Over it.
Fantastic
by doubletap187 on 2019/01/20 02:11
Far better than the one that comes with iPhone, which gave me unnecessary detours into crappy parts of town.
Good job
by llljhgfftyhvdd24567$?;;(6) on 2019/01/20 01:06
You guys did a great job by adding the speed limit to the maps. Also I like how it tells me to turn by the store. Great job!
Can’t get lost
by BuckeyeGitl55 on 2019/01/20 00:13
Best of the driving GPS I have used.
I’ve used this app for years!
by The Original Sand_Man on 2019/01/20 00:11
I’ve used this app for years!
Quit using Idaho Highway 34
by BobL32 on 2019/01/19 23:55
Your service is routing people going from Jackson Wyoming to Salt Lake City on Idaho Highway 34 which connects the Thayne/Etna Wyoming area on US89 with Soda Springs Idaho. This is a narrow ,twisting ,rural Road with lots of turns ,many deer and stock at large. We are old time residents of Jackson Wyoming. And go to Salt Lake City often. We NEVER use Idaho Highway 34 in the winter when it is icy and after dark at any time of the year. There are no services on Idaho. Highway 34 between Highway89 in Wyoming and Soda Springs. Snow plowing on 34 is erratic. The “locals” here use US 26 to Idaho Falls and then I -15 into Salt Lake. Or else we use Highway US89 between Jackson and EVANSTON Wyoming and complete the trip on I-80 into Salt Lake. Most of the time a person can go from Jackson to Victor Idaho on Highway 22 and then from Victor Idaho to Swan Valley on Idaho highway 31. Idaho Highway 31 meets US 26 at Swan Valley. Then One proceeds to I-15....Idaho falls, Pocatello, and Ogden. I do not know if this information helps you but most locals avoid Idaho Highway 34 except when conditions are ideal.
Awesome wings
by pamm62 on 2019/01/19 22:31
Service great, wings great, restaurant clean!! Win win
Mattress firm
by jojobro123 on 2019/01/19 21:48
Mikel cooper was a wonderful salesman
Weird results
by MohamedElian on 2019/01/19 21:23
I’ve been using this app for years. After the new update, search results are listed in a weird order. I was looking for a coffee shop. The first one appeared in the list was 12 miles away. Way below in the list was another one, that I wasn’t ware of, that is literally a few feet away from where I was. There should be away to reorder the list based on distance.
how is it
by Taijul on 2019/01/19 20:22
working slow
Google maps beats Apple maps any century to come
by Patricia kathurima on 2019/01/19 19:59
I absolutely love Google maps one of the best of the best in navigation and locating cities in other countries
Reliable!!
by l-a-n-a on 2019/01/19 19:48
Thank you for adding the speed limit icon. The new commute option is my go-to tool for planning routes via transit. Thank you Google Maps for constantly improving.
We want Police Reporting feature
by Tbint15 on 2019/01/19 19:00
It will be a perfect 5* gps app if google adds the police reporting feature in the app like Waze.
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.
FIX THE LABELS FEATURE!
by theoriginalmoose on 2019/01/19 18:30
I use the labels constantly for my delivery job, labeling who tips me well, who doesn’t tip, who has an aggressive dog, who had bed bugs crawling on their porch, etc. With these last couple of updates, if I click through the address from my delivery app, only the address displays on the map, not the label. In fact, the label doesn’t seem to come up at all. Please fix this ASAP! This is a crucial of me maximizing my safety and income. I’ll revisit my 1 star rating when this gets resolved.
Sounds stopping while looking at the photos/videos
by MEAman86 on 2019/01/19 18:09
I love Google maps and I only use Google maps, but I’m suffering from stopping my music while looking at the photos/videos because it’s contains videos. I didn’t click the videos, so why it stops the music that I’m listening? There are a lot of apps I can watch videos without cutting what I’m listening. Thanks
It’s mostly good to prove to my friend Riverdale is in Virginia
by georgia my baby on 2019/01/19 17:42
Yet
Simple and easy
by 1986251125 on 2019/01/19 17:41
Work for me really easy. Will use again
Loving the new speed limits!
by Jim Pittaluga on 2019/01/19 17:30
Needs “without traffic” times.
Roads
by huycdgbuuv on 2019/01/19 16:25
Love Google maps. Google likes to take the shortest route, however, at night, I prefer main roads rather then go turn by turn in the dark.
The best maps
by Joseph el bakkali on 2019/01/19 15:54
The best maps navigation I use it every day Thank you google Google is the best ever.
Google assistant integration crashes phone
by Fjejgkv on 2019/01/19 15:25
I said “directions to Chick-fil-A” and the assistant tried to take me to some golf club an hour away... so I hit cancel. Crashed the app. Solid work.
Need updates to stay that way.
by Steph673 on 2019/01/19 14:45
I live in a newly developed area wit streets that are not on the maps yet. If I go to “update maps” it will update and even show my home. But once I swipe out, it goes back to the If version.
I love gay
by la gringa generica on 2019/01/19 14:36
Bye
SPEED LIMIT
by CharWiz on 2019/01/19 12:36
When are gou guys adding speed limit?
Re-Calculate
by DavoudErf on 2019/01/19 08:39
It’s a great app, if re-calculation was included... It’s normal to lost the route sometimes!
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.
Ugh why couldn’t I insert a pic in my review
by Mangoeslaaa on 2019/01/19 06:30
Searched “breakfast” and the results returned are a bunch of restaurants that are not open until noon. Are you kidding me????
Only navigation I use
by Syle Tech on 2019/01/19 05:53
Thank you for the speed limits!!
They finally added speed limits, only took 8 years :)
by DanValdivia on 2019/01/19 04:54
I can’t believe Apple Maps had speed limits before Google, good for them though.
Mejorada
by Rogercastillo on 2019/01/19 03:13
Ahora que ya te dice cuanto son las millas que hay que ir por cada calle y carretera esta super!!! Ya se había Tardado en poner el speed
Maps
by Sam_ii on 2019/01/19 03:07
This app has helped me throughout the country. From state to state. City to city. I don’t take toll roads so there may be a review stating more info on that. Highest rating from this user.
Thanks for the speed limits feature
by Rgeettcd on 2019/01/19 02:59
Finally, after a long wait, we got the most awesome feature of speed limits. But lost the “search this area” user friendliness. Now it only tries to find things closer to current location and doesn’t show the find options in other areas when we move around in the map. It was smooth and nice earlier but with all these new changes it doesn’t work. Once fixed, I will update the the rating even though my review doesnt affect much
Size to fit 2018 iPads
by SmoothnessMVR on 2019/01/19 02:02
Does google purposely not use new frame sizes? I have an 11” screen on my iPad although there have been “big” updates, how can you miss the new screen sizes in Xcode ? Happened when the iPhone X came out Google took forever to easily select the screen which is easy to do in Xcode.
Hey
by Josewd08 on 2019/01/19 01:46
Add kids mode and compatible iPhone 4 iOS 7
I love it!!!!
by 2 Loves, 1 Life on 2019/01/18 23:48
I am horrible with directions, always have been. Google maps always gets me where I’m going without a problem.
Google map
by camilo 808 on 2019/01/18 23:42
La mejor aplicación para resolver cualquier duda, de cualquier lugar y las ubicaciones son precisa el gps funciona al instante, con el mapa tiene mucha variedad esta aplicación, tiene muchas funciones y son sencillas de usar, que no tiene nada complicado, y lo mejor de esta aplicación es que uno puede suministrar información al Mapa en caso de que tenga algo erróneo o pocas fotos de un lugar que estés buscando.
Find my way around
by geaneyke on 2019/01/18 23:03
Easy and clear.
Awesome!
by MpowerSkills on 2019/01/18 22:44
Thank God for this app! This app alone makes a smartphone worth the money. I'm not sure how anyone can complain. It's a totally free app with no adds that is constantly keeping its maps up to date with changing roads and traffic. Wish list: 1. Allow connection with the location in calendar events. 2. Ability to set alert sounds for when you go over a certain speed. That would be awesome if it would chirp at me when I exceed 10mph over the limit.
Very good
by ipad user md on 2019/01/18 22:15
Very good
Outdated Map
by 假设明天 on 2019/01/18 20:54
There are quite few new communities built in Southern California. It’s time to have your technician update the map to reflect these new street names.
Arbitrarily shuts down
by dhvfyjmfrumn on 2019/01/18 18:40
I really love how this app should work, and the features it offers. What I don’t love is how the app just shuts off with the slightest position change of the screen, and then completely starts over with no recall of the location upon restarting it even under the previously searched tab.
Map Update
by Unsure dude on 2019/01/18 17:47
Google maps is a great way to make a trip plan and follow that plan to your destination. It would be a lot more convenient if there was an option to choose routing for Commercial Motor Vehicles. That would making travel for truckers a lot simpler and more time efficient. I hope this idea is possible. Thanks google Maps!
google translate
by farshad sattarian on 2019/01/18 17:43
thanks
Great navigation app
by Reatchie on 2019/01/18 17:38
I’m a 53’ long and 13’6” high truck driver, will google ever have an option for truck routes. I love you app it works great but only for cars. This app is so reliable that I won’t mind paying a $100 bucks for the truck version.
Dr
by absgxjrnr on 2019/01/18 17:33
When can we get street view of Dominican Republic?
Fastest route
by trump😎 on 2019/01/18 15:48
Wish y’all would get better at the fastest route
Great Navigation
by muglan on 2019/01/18 15:29
Google map is really getting better every day. I love it over waze.
Need work
by jlop0912 on 2019/01/18 15:26
I have a iPhone I use the iPhone gps maps it’s on point when I use google maps it’s not on point they say Destiination is on the left when actually it will be on the right maybe 300 to 400 feet away from where it said I have arrived. I do like using google maps to see a picture but f where I’m going so that’s a + so just for that I gave it a 3 star.
Great GPS
by aesthetic01 on 2019/01/18 14:52
it’s a great app I use for day to day and also planning trips/routes. Bookmark feature is very helpful to save the favorites locations where you have visited or where you want to visit. Only one enhancement to ask — it would be nice if this map display speed limits where possible.
Better than Apple Map
by Epcotchris on 2019/01/18 14:16
Google Map is way better than Apple Maps. I love it when it shows the traffic and during directions, it shows how many minutes that you will get through any back ups.
Traveler
by Tommykenyon on 2019/01/18 13:09
I travel all over the south , 5 different states using this app , wish it showed speed limit too , but great app
Maps
by Tony2360 on 2019/01/18 12:32
Sometimes it sends me in the wrong direction
On of the best maps available on apple store
by Doctor 10 on 2019/01/18 11:04
Works off line. Tells you different ways for the same point to reach. Tells you time you will take for every modality. Gives voice that directs you all through the way
No volume
by nimamuth on 2019/01/18 11:04
All of a sudden I no longer hear directions. This happened mid-trip about a month ago. One moment it worked and the next it didn’t. I have re-installed it and applied updates but no luck. Before this happened it was a great map app. Have no idea how to fix this.
Better than iPhone map app
by Budreaux82 on 2019/01/18 06:57
Has better descriptions and clearer instructions to navigate traffic movements than other map apps More current road names, conditions, and changes than others Allows for better user experience by showing amenities and links to areas sites. Offers options to avoid or include certain places/routes into travel Allows for easy change and updates to current routes or directions. Basically- it’s the best of its kind.
Great Navigation but Feature Packed
by Mike271821 on 2019/01/18 05:24
This app try’s to do too much. It’s got a severe case of the feature creeps. Where Google slowly keeps adding more and more things to do to where it just gets bloated. Navigation is great but CarPlay needs speed limits. Google just needs to simplify the app. Less really is more here.
Apple maps is fire
by aviaaUma on 2019/01/18 04:50
Google maps is not fire
Excelente
by nestormor on 2019/01/18 04:18
Una excelente aplicación. Muy precisa y amigable. Avisa con tiempo los cruces, ayuda a evitar atascos en el tráfico. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.
The best source for good information!
by Dohany on 2019/01/18 04:00
Here you get great reviews, pictures, information, tips, routes and ideas. I love that this app covers the entire PLANET and not just places in the States or North America. The latest update has made this app even better!!! It’s easier to get transit information!
Best but super cluttered.
by itskylesosmile on 2019/01/18 03:56
This app does the job the best. Navigation is amazing. However, the app experience is sooooo cluttered it just overwhelms me. All these red dots in the “for you” section. They are a bit out of touch as far as their balance of information & simplicity.
I don’t drink but it only recommends bars and nothing else.
by Brianfree on 2019/01/18 03:25
Can we get other daily suggestions besides bars, wine bars and such?
No iPad 11 support
by geesi80 on 2019/01/18 03:14
Still no iPad 11 support?? Come on, seriously??
DreamOn
by Dottie's Photos on 2019/01/18 03:09
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Almost perfect!
by Wing_Tsun on 2019/01/18 03:00
This app is one of a kind. I use it everday like addicted. I only wish it was also showing my driving speed, then it would be 100% perfect. I'm very happy to see that they added speed limits to navigation screen today. If you hear me please add driving speed too. Thanks so much.
Good but one problem
by Taretii on 2019/01/18 02:48
Why google maps still do not support new iPad Pro in full resolution
New iPad Pro support
by xtmgah on 2019/01/18 02:21
When is the time to support the new iPad Pro?
Top Notch
by Ejaazi on 2019/01/18 02:20
Nice update with the filters and photo adjustments. But the new landmarks feature makes the map look cluttered. Would like the option to turn landmarks off. It was fine the way it was before.
Need full screen support for 2018 iPad Pro
by IOS & Android User on 2019/01/18 02:19
Google map doesn’t support the new 11 and 12.9 inch iPad Pro aspect ratio. The app does not stretch full screen and leave more than 1 inch black bar on either side of the tablet. Please update your apps to support it. Even Waze support the new iPad Pro full screen.
Ok👌🏼
by unicorn+llama=llamacorn on 2019/01/18 00:22
This app is ok 👌🏼
Love Google Maps! 🚘 💜
by Train * on 2019/01/17 23:43
This app helps me to do my job on a daily basis. Over the years, it has gotten better and better. I try to send in corrections when needed to help others to find their way. I have used Waze, but I much prefer the satellite terrain on GM. I liked the speed limit option in Waze sometimes and other times it got on my nerves. If you do add a speed limit option to GM, could you please make it so we can tap it to turn it off during the drive? Thank you, G dev! ****Update: thanks for the speed limit! I was driving today, looked over at my phone in its cradle (always on GM when I’m driving...I feel lost without it-no pun intended) and there it was! I’m so pleased. You just keep getting better. Keep up the good work!
Great stay at motel 6 commerce ga
by 🤗🙁🙄☹️ on 2019/01/17 21:56
We stay at motel 6 at commerce GA The lady on desk was so kind and helpful There are so many option for food at walking distance Room is clean and nice no breakfast but still at the rate we got the room it’s good It’s quite and peaceful We really recommend this motel for your stay We really happy during our stay
Best app became even better
by jays836 on 2019/01/17 20:26
I was surprised to see “speed limit” on Google Maps like it is built in Apple Maps. Now we got one more reason to stay with Google maps over Apple maps.
Not good
by ChargedG on 2019/01/17 18:45
It’s not very good. The point that marks your spot doesn’t re-center and the directions would either re-locate or not tell you at all where to go in the demonstration. It’s horrible.
My escort
by Omar limo on 2019/01/17 18:08
Nice app ,I really enjoy using it .
Maps
by hatesno on 2019/01/17 17:38
Love the 3D maps. It really helps and they are kept relatively up to date !
Freezes on launch
by KappaBeef on 2019/01/17 16:36
App is frozen upon launch. Sometimes the app recovers and become usable but most times it's just frozen. iPhone XS.
Great free app but a pro version would be great
by canfies on 2019/01/17 05:28
I love the google maps and use it often can’t believe you get so much for free but would be nice to have a few features I’m positive google has available....speed limits for roads and showing state lines and times zones would be great...also navigation filters that allow for bigger trucks with trailers to navigate with such as weight limits and top speeds that effect route also road that do not allow trucks... I drive a truck for a living and currently garmin has the only navigation that offers these settings...there are other things I would love to see and would gladly pay money, data usage and phone memory to have them added...
More than just a GPS app
by Oliva66 on 2019/01/17 04:15
I absolutely love this app! Arguably, my favorite app. At first, I only used this app because I thought it was a better alternative for GPS, however as I began to explore the app I began to really love it. A few years ago, I became a local guide because I was I wanted to pass time and write a few reviews. Now, I can’t stop! I love it, I really feel like I make a difference in my community. I can see people interacting with my reviews and my photos. I can save places that I like or frequently go to like, work, home or even custom places. Through Bluetooth I’m able to see where my car is parked. At the end of the day I can even check my timeline to see where the day has taken me (I love that because I drive everywhere for work). To the developers, you are really doing a great job and I appreciate your hard work. Thank you!
Review
by dlloyd54 on 2019/01/17 04:12
Always accurate
She talks SO MUCH!
by gfhmkfcvjjg on 2019/01/17 01:59
A
*s*t*a*r*
by Leamon Blanton on 2019/01/17 01:08
*****Best app ever*****
Google Maps
by Kingston Gal on 2019/01/16 23:50
Great for finding your way around!
I wish I could give a zero
by Tracy369963 on 2019/01/16 23:40
I loved this app for a long time. But in the past month it has been very flaky. It often tells me I have to go around the block to get to something right in front of me - no obstacles present. It currently thinks I can’t take a left out of my neighborhood. This is not only possible, the app knew this ever since I downloaded it. It also has forgotten about a bridge which has been around for 50 years. No construction involved. 3 times this month it has told me one route was congested, but the other was clear. When I started driving I found out it was the problem was the opposite of what the app told me and I was stuck on the wrong route. I’ve been late to work twice and missed a cardiologist appointment. I loved it when it was working but it’s useless now.
So buggy
by Omer urff rocky on 2019/01/16 21:00
When you open the app the whole map is moving up & down like a ship , so buggy , the directions change in the middle of the route, the navigation move 360 degrees all around...fix it or i will delete it completely & the issues going around for like 3 months now ...
Highly inaccurate
by Greencoconuts on 2019/01/16 20:03
No longer the best navigation map. Stick to apple maps
Simple and direct
by smile Jesus love you on 2019/01/16 18:18
Google map is the best simple and direct just the way Mapquest first started now Mapquest So complicated please keep google simple like it is now thank you
Used to love this app
by Wilsonart on 2019/01/16 18:09
I travel a lot of the same roads and have been for years. I like to use this app for the arrival time. I noticed lately google wants to pull me off main roads to drive down back roads, which makes for a less enjoyable drive, with more turns and bumpier roads. This was not a problem in the past. I will be trying apple maps, now
Great maps
by lotofhots on 2019/01/16 17:30
Found Goggle maps to be great in setting up my trip to Fl.
What has happened to this app???
by Sigma seal on 2019/01/16 16:05
I used to rave over google maps. It was miles better than Apple Maps. Now it has gotten me lost three times, driving me around in back roads and circles and telling me to keep going straight at a dead end it took me down. Seriously disappointed! Won’t be using anymore.
Horrible Gps
by ColemanKlann on 2019/01/16 15:39
When I drive on highway it re routes like I’m on the street. The directional is off will have me going east instead of south and I’m driving south!! Please fix issues
Google is big brother
by 4570marlin on 2019/01/16 15:01
Google makes most of its profits by selling your location data!
Bad google
by NeedsOversite on 2019/01/16 14:35
Just like everything google there are no ways of correcting BAD INFORMATION. Some of their BAD INFORMATION is life threatening but google is only interested in money NOT ACCURATE information ‼️
Happy driving
by Creole Flava on 2019/01/16 14:20
I trust Google maps over any other.
Private labels sometimes disappear
by ROSIE512 on 2019/01/16 13:42
My private labels for addresses sometimes don’t show up when I look on the map. Also, google navigation stops before I actually arrive at my destination. Please fix these issues!
Why
by PancakeKawaii16 on 2019/01/16 00:15
DO NOT GET THE APP it took to hours to get to Target and we got to a Hotel DOT GET IT NOW!!!
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
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
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
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.
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
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.
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.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
Really exceptionally dependable routing
by realdriftwood on 2018/01/04 23:04
I have been using GPS in my vehicles since 2007, so I have dealt with a number of different systems for over ten years now, and I have spent lot of money on navigation systems installed in vehicles (eight different vehicles over that period). I still use a built-in system in my present vehicle. But increasingly—and since iPhone 5 and iPhone 6—I have been depending on Google Maps to route me to specific destinations, and using my car’s BlueTooth connection system to provide continuous directions through my car’s sound system. I have found it extremely reliable, and I certainly have appreciated that it is constantly updated and free. As most newer cars can connect with their owners’ smartphones now—and as most smartphones can be charged in the car—I highly recommend this application to everyone who has to do a lot of driving!
Great unless you love traffic!
by Ginginrn99 on 2018/04/06 23:43
I’d give this a middle finger emoji if it would let me. Google Maps is terrible. Why it’s “the number one navigation app” is beyond me. Today was the last straw. Traveling east from DC into Massachusetts - encountered a “twenty minute slowdown ahead” on the GW Bridge (in NYC) - 25 miles from where I presently was (plenty of time to redirect me). Google just kept informing me of the slowdown and how much longer it was getting (now, two hours) and happily steaming me along INTO IT. Desperate to avoid sitting on the GW in NYC for 2+ hours (after already driving for 8 with 3+ more to go) I opened Waze. *WAZE* immediately redirected me, getting me to my destination and saving me a needless 2+ additional hours in my vehicle. Google - PRO TIP: When offering a “navigation” tool, the people using it want the QUICKEST, most EFFICIENT way to their destination. They don’t want their lives disrupted further. I had to make an 8 hour drive today. Google Maps would have made that 11+ *for no reason.* This is not an isolated incident. Me? I’d avoid the app, unless you enjoy not being re-routed to the most efficient routes available. Very bummed out.
Best GPS App & more BUT
by Tamara01 on 2018/10/12 18:40
It needs to have an option when there is traffic to alert you soon enough for you to make a decision to take the detour. Also Google maps needs to work on their notification when using the GPS. Google maps tells you way ahead of time that you’re going to turn right but you have to keep looking at the app to make sure you don’t miss the road. Google should alert the driver when they get to the road exactly and make a noise like ding ding turn right here. I passed roads many times because one Google maps doesn’t tell you on the bottom of your screen what road you’re on and on the top it should say what your next move will be With the roads name that you’re turning onto. Just my opinion otherwise it’s a great app I love it don’t use anything else not even that iPhone maps that came with it.
Houston we have a problem...
by Shikinley on 2018/09/11 14:55
I hate using this map because it always gives me the wrong directions. I live in Houston Texas and for some reason the map always stops and starts floating mid air. It glitches while giving directions and repeats things over 20x. I have the X, I even visited the apply store to see if it was user error. But no...it’s crappy google map. It’s only good for the “avoid tolls” option. But even that STILL puts me on a tollway. I’ve been late using this app because it always gives the wrong, longest routes. I’ve been lost using this map, run out of gas. I only open it to have a backup map just in case Waze decides to glitch...google map has been around for far to long to have problems like this. And from my memory...it wasn’t always this bad. I used to scream yooo use google map! Now I’m like “you got the waze app? It shows police.” Cmon google! Where’s the accurate maps? Directions? Speed limit compared to the speed limit in my city? Where’s my police radar? Where’s my option to send my ETA? I’m no app builder but I just expected so much more from a google run app.
Wrong location
by Stokke69 on 2018/07/04 03:57
For months I’ve been getting unwanted visitors. Couldn’t figure out why until someone finally told me where they where trying get to. Turns out I t’s a resort 2 miles away. The resort contacted Google and (we thought) fixed their location. Then tonight at 11:30 pm a car is sitting in my driveway for 5 min. I go out with the shotgun to see what’s what. Turns out that they entered the physical address of that resort and it sent them here. So even though Google changed the business location they didn’t change the location of the address. Though I guess it isn’t all Google’s fault. These tourists turned at my mailbox with 3 sets of reflective house numbers (300 lower than the address they were looking for) then while driving 1/2 mile up my rutted, steep, dirt driveway passed 3 No Trespassing signs to then sit 6 feet from my house to call the resort for their address at 2330 waking up the whole house. While I live tourism because it is the life blood of the region. I don’t live in the middle of 100 forested acres, half a mile up a mountain, because I want them to visit me personally.
Ugh so frustrating to use now
by markmakingmusic on 2018/06/12 02:03
What happened to this product? So frustrating and flawed now and it’s kinda hard to believe given how many dev resources you have. Navigation is always buggy now, deep linking stopped working so I can’t send someone directions and have them open the app even though it’s installed. The app audio interruptions are terrible and don’t properly pause other audio streams coming from my device. App says I’m offline when Apple maps and other apps are working perfectly fine. What gives? On top of that your core algorithm for directions and tracking works terribly in SoCal now...constantly routing me around in circles on certain highways. Edit: A new infuriating bug. Every time I open the app from the background on an iPhone X, iOS 11 device, I get the offline, tap to retry message that never actually retries the network connection (possibly going from WiFi to cell connection). I have to kill the app from memory and relaunch the app. This is seriously a risk to users who are driving and relying on this simple network handling. Simple stuff y’all.
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Works great
by grammy from NH on 2017/10/15 14:38
My husband was an over the road trucker. The company got a contract that brought the trucks to a few out of the way farms with low and underweight bridges when this was first available. I’d get home from work, sit at the computer and drive the new routes at street level (which was better than the new street level) before he’d have to get off the highway. Saw a few lovely weddings, people waved to the google car after noticing its gizmo on the roof too. I could reroute him around ‘no trucks allowed’, 10’ bridge ahead’, ‘weight limit 5000 lbs!’ And to safe rest areas. He’s retired, so now we have fun setting, even routes we know well, and google tells us turn by turn. Our daughter shook her head and rolled her eyes...until she got lost and I told her to try it. She calmed right down as it guided her back to the road she knew. Thank you Google!
Used to be great
by Perperperper on 2018/11/01 11:11
Before this most recent update, this used to be great. I preferred the previous version. I liked having my commute and most frequent travel destinations on the “home page,” so that I could easily select where I’m going. I liked seeing how many miles each route would take, as well as how many minutes for each option. I liked having more than 2 options, since I’m in Suburbia and have several routes I can take, I could see what was the best option given traffic in a given day. I’m not a fan of the Explore option on my home page - if I want to explore, I’ll ask what’s around me. I hear that video ads and auto play videos are soon to be a thing, which is why I stopped using Waze. I am already inundated with advertising on a daily basis, can’t I just drive to work safely without hearing about what else people want me to spend my money on? Used to be at least a 4 star app, taking it down to 2 due to the updates and impending consumer marketing overload.
Excel...lent?
by siaka on 2017/09/26 20:02
The Google Maps app is truly a great app and it keeps getting better. My two and ultimate, well three of them, wishes and improvements are: 1: Allow us to terminate/cancel a navigation session or route by swiping down and 3D touching on the direction notification. Currently we have to open the app and go terminate it there. It would be much simpler, easier, and Safer if we could simply swipe down or 3D Touch on the notification and stop/cancel the route. 2: Allow us to pause navigation guidance. Sometimes I just want to stop and do something that I had previously not thought of. It would be nice to be able to pause the guidance rather than the app constantly reloading and trying to get me back on the route. Maybe allow that also to happen with a swipe of 3D touch on the notification banner. 3: Lastly, it would be truly amazing if the notification banner was to become reacher and more interactive. For example, in addition to the quick features proposed above, if the notification banner by being activated could show a mini animated version of the map so that the user can see from that screen their position, rather than having to go inside the app that would be amazing. That’s all I have. Thanks folks; great job as usual. Best regards,
One of a kind!
by therobert63 on 2018/10/07 20:10
Strumming through the panhandle with my son on our way to go hunting. Stumbled into this spotless convenient store in search of a hunting license. What we got was so much more....... We were greeted by Coquis. I could never in a million years be able to pronounce her name, but she was nothing short of lovely and amazing. The easiest way I can explain my experience is this. She genuinely and effortlessly went out of her way to make us feel at home. She asked if we had dinner yet? The we realized she has a full kitchen fully prepared to make ANYTHING! She made fresh food made to order after she closed her kitchen for the day. My son said it’s the best rice abs beans he has ever had. She made me a carb friendly dinner with farm fresh eggs. We cleaned the plates.... Needless to say we had full bellies a hunting license and were on our way in no time flat. She also gave us another restaurant for Sunday to grab some Menudo. I called the number on her card and she answered. Made sure her dad saved two orders for us as they were almost sold out. What hospitality, when it’s genuine and sincere it makes the experience ten fold. After reading the reviews, I missed out. The food porn pictures look outstanding. I visit the panhandle regularly and I have found a MUST STOP on my way EVERYTIME!
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