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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 find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums Some features not available in all countries Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
FINGER MOVING
by Wrexnopoliton on 2020/10/27 15:53
Please fix when I try to move around the map. It does a complete 180 and makes it very difficult to see where I’m going, especially while driving. Potentially dangerous
Poor transit information
by Baristooyung on 2020/10/27 15:34
It does not show the Bus stops and what time it comes. SMH
Nobody hates google maps as bad as I do.
by dddalton20 on 2020/10/27 14:30
This app is complete trash. The only reason I use it is because it’s free.
Map functionality
by creece18 on 2020/10/27 12:31
I’ve always used google maps. I prefer it over Apple Maps due to the map detail and functionality. Recently I suppose there has been an update that causes the map to completely 180 degree turn when I’m trying to move ahead. For instance: I’m using google maps, I have a destination entered and I’m following the route. The map is centered and I can see just about a quarter mile ahead of me. I try to pull the map down, so that I can see what’s coming up ahead of me, following the route with my thumb. The map used to allow you to just follow the route as far as you’d like just like you were driving at that point in the route. Now when I try to pull the map down to see further ahead the map turns completely around and faces the opposite way. So I’m looking behind me on the route to where I’ve already driven. What kind of sense does that make? Zooming in and out and looking ahead has become completely “un-user friendly” please fix this google.
It’s awesome
by tinkertiffer on 2020/10/27 11:38
I love it
A night to remember
by Liesa B on 2020/10/27 02:29
You kept our guest dancing all night. Thank you for providing a night that we will never forget.
Conveniente
by albertosalvadoreño on 2020/10/27 01:59
Muy practico y fácil de usar para los usuarios de un diario vivir aventuras
I like this because you can zoom in and get all of the places
by catnouir on 2020/10/27 01:25
I love 😀😃😄
E P I C
by BETTER THEN ROBLOX on 2020/10/27 00:54
This is not a “game” but it’s fun kinds.
Excellent GPS but could use improvements.
by Orthodox Sling on 2020/10/27 00:03
It would be nice if you could include a Truck Driver in your transportation options so truckers wouldn’t have to buy a separate device to inform them of low bridges or places a semi can’t travel.
Why? Pinch to zoom resets the map to North
by shrugalot on 2020/10/26 22:49
How is this a good UX experience? Fix it
Not the best for delivery drivers
by dicawarrior2 on 2020/10/26 22:02
Will usually get me to the right place. But more often than I would like, it takes me to the complete opposite direction, sometimes a mile the wrong way on the street. Other times a completely different street altogether. It’ll be simple streets to so idk if the app just needs an update or what. Too inconsistent for me as a delivery driver and took me to the wrong place to many times where I end up on my own trying to find the house. Needs to be fixed. Will be switching back to Apple Maps unless something changes here
Why
by spartacusarena on 2020/10/26 21:47
This app used to be amazing WHY it’s getting worse after every update!!!!
I should not have updated
by Driver1234321 on 2020/10/26 21:04
Recent update made it impossible to zoom in/out the route you’re overviewing it. Or when the route is in overview mode, you cannot even move the map to see other part of the route. It throws you off the overview mode.
Best
by Blonde Bee1 on 2020/10/26 20:50
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Quick Map Tap change needed back.
by Dtsavant on 2020/10/26 20:31
Need to add the quick map tap functionality back, that hides all the bells and whistles and just gives you a map to look at. If I need to drop pin then I can hold finger for a second to get pin to pop up.
It’s ok but
by GatGroMan on 2020/10/26 19:17
Apple Maps is far superior.
Uber and Lyft ad obscure everything
by spuffy2 on 2020/10/26 18:30
Uber and Lyft add up secures everything and will not get out of the way, cannot see entire app cannot see ETA cannot see directions, this ad is on top of everything, no option to ask out, app is no longer functional, have decided to stop using it entirely in favor of iPhone one or maybe I will get Waze, this is now garbage, get rid of this ad or I will no longer use.
Used to be Better. Longing for the good old days
by Zmitch2222 on 2020/10/26 18:27
This last update needs to be fixed ASAP. I’m going to be obligated to use Apple Maps, and I’ve promised my girlfriend I’d never do that. Every time I try to move the map up to see what road lies ahead, the app sends me to purgatory. There’s only so much spinning I can take before I don’t know my up from my down. I would have expected more for all the data google has collected on me. Disappointed.
No gooooooood
by jsjsdkdndn on 2020/10/26 18:23
Really annoying the last version, when zooming for an overview, circle you to other places
Convenient & easy to use
by Cemar21 on 2020/10/26 17:56
I enjoyed using the app. The only problem I have is that there aren’t enough specific reminders of when and where to make the next turn. As a person with NO sense of direction, I need more specifics and reminders.
Why did you guys remove the bus times feature?
by Dijsndneieidodo on 2020/10/26 17:47
What happened to the Bus times feature?? Disappointed.
We gat ,Black drum 60 pound /oct.23/2020
by anabel alvarenga on 2020/10/26 17:30
We love sandy point
Locations of businesses
by L12isto63 on 2020/10/26 17:23
MAKE SURE THE BUILDING IS THE CORRECT BUILDING BEFORE YOU MAKE THE BUSINESS ICON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better than Garmind but need a trucking version
by maryqwertyuiopasdfghjkl on 2020/10/26 17:10
Use it every day! Good! Need state lines to be bolder as they cannot be seen at all. Need a truck version also. Please!
Love it
by Houndog$ on 2020/10/26 16:57
Love it
Has bugs
by ChrisChris001 on 2020/10/26 16:21
Still one of the better maps apps, but detour searching is broken. When searching along your current route, the map zooms out, but doesn’t always zoom out far enough. If you try and scroll around with your finger, it immediately zooms back in, forcing you to manually zoom back out to see all your options again. It didn’t used to work this way, and frankly makes using the detour search feature tedious and annoyingly frustrating to use, especially when driving around an area that is unfamiliar to you.
Rushaun Toney
by tess111995 on 2020/10/26 14:44
Took my mother to Rushaun Toney at TitleMax. He did a GREAT job.
MIS-FQ_
by قردوع (؛ on 2020/10/26 14:39
Big Thank to the Ppl whom created this amazing App. Any help from South KSA HMU. 🎩🤙🏼
Deceivers
by Yauhen1183 on 2020/10/26 13:43
I bet 1 for the fact that the function does not work without toll roads in the state of RI (Providence 6 road 295 and 95) and in NY SITY when you are driving from NJ !!!
Does everything except it’s job
by IVIr H3AT on 2020/10/26 13:24
It’s more trouble just to get this app set up than it’s even worth. Trying to resize the map or scroll is nearly impossible. My advice? Use a map.
FIX THE FINGER MOVING
by Melting jaguar on 2020/10/26 04:32
Everything is perfect besides this new update where if I move my finger across the map whilst in a navigation, it doesn’t move with my finger, but rather changes perspective completely and turns, which makes it practically unusable. PLEASE FIX!!
Lots of junk
by GxF4Truth on 2020/10/26 04:26
No realness. Tells you “hotel here” on my way to work, cuz that’s helpful? But if im using navigation and i want to idk move the map to another location? Possibly to see other routes? Or my own personal routes? If i try and do scroll my map up, for some reason the google maps android(boo trash devs) thinks its a good idea to code the software so that it turns the orientation of themap by 90 degrees and moves my map the opposite direction literally to the poijt where my route, and my position, is now out of view? So let me guess. I wanna see further down my route, so i try to mvoe my maps, but it flips and noves it 1 mile awayvfrom the direction i asked? While im driving and looking at the phone? God.... imagine being that stupid lol
Need multiple layer function
by drob103 on 2020/10/26 02:54
Multiple layers. Or at least satellite, plus a layer of choice.
Terrible And Unintuitive Update
by Kadem0 on 2020/10/26 02:50
From the best navigation app to the worst in one update. The map does some weird rotations when you try to see where to go while on a route. Also it rotates only to the right. One little thing and using google maps became EXTREMELY IRRITATING. You try to simply see what is next to you but the app does these stupid rotations after which you don’t even know what direction you are looking.
If I could only
by schleichkorn19 on 2020/10/25 23:48
You know
Gets worse with every update
by SteveWyshy on 2020/10/25 22:37
UI and interactions only increase in incomprehensible ways. Poster child app for how design ruins a useful product over time.
bad
by Nepal Lover on 2020/10/25 19:48
worst go’s ever
Garbage
by brewmo on 2020/10/25 18:37
This new updated google map is garbage. Where is the walk or bike route? NOT USER FRIENDLY AT ALL. Garbage
Forced to step by step directions.
by Ken Tune on 2020/10/25 18:31
Count down has started. 3 2 1. Delete. I️ cant charge my phone and see maps. Bye bye. Google.
Change it back!
by HarryYoungShi on 2020/10/25 17:37
I hate this new feature where every time I touch the map it automatically flips into North up mode.
Why!
by Tistrouble on 2020/10/25 17:32
What have you done!? Now, when I zoom out to check the path, it turns the map around... EVERY TIME! ARGH! if I zoom in out, that implies me trying to get my bearings... Rotating the map at the same time completely defeats the purpose. Then I'll give it 5 stars.
Turning map north after trying move the map
by Shsmith1134 on 2020/10/25 17:22
Unsafe update. Turning map north after trying move the map to see next turn. This is absolutely unacceptable and unsafe feature or bug. Need much more time to figure out where I’m and this goes to lose attention from driving.
Occasional
by jakeydura on 2020/10/25 17:04
Occasionally the app suggests bad, time consuming routes.
Spiritquest Healing Center, Ocean Isle Beach, S.C.
by vannello, v on 2020/10/25 14:38
I have visited this facility many times. It is the most interesting place around. If you would like to heal your mind, body or soul, this is the place to visit. Lisa Ann is so interesting and informing. Shop for the most interesting gifts you can find!
I love maps
by pit bull dancers on 2020/10/25 14:27
I love looking at other countries I love goggle maps!
Ben
by behnam hafezi on 2020/10/25 13:58
Very good
Update crash
by Ezzzy E on 2020/10/25 13:00
Been using Google maps for a very long time . But since the last update released the map is going crazy every time I touch the screen . Please fix ASAP.
Great maps
by jj the bus driver on 2020/10/25 12:00
Gets me to where I want to go perfectly
The best mapping app ever
by Rich-55 on 2020/10/25 10:41
The best map you can get
By Matt Becerra
by by matt becerra on 2020/10/25 06:16
You used the google map to not get lost
Google what else is there!
by justinskully on 2020/10/25 05:02
Siri maps has nothing on this app. I use google maps on iPhone instead of Apple. I can set speed traps see speed traps, accidents, everything really. If I could rate it higher I would!
Timeline all messed up!
by MikeLMA on 2020/10/25 01:42
I am miles away from home, and it says no trips. This worked REALLY well before. No more. Useless. Google apps were bullet proof. No more. Getting worse and worse. Breakup is needed. —— Great maps..... except the bad stuff. Just looking at a potential trip used as much cellular data as a movie - I’d rather watch the movie. Paper maps show more small roads without zooming in. Google maps is horrible for rural roads — useless planning for Alaska. Using my paper maps going to Alaska, Arctic Ocean, and Hudson Bay.
It keeps zooming every touch.
by truckersUS on 2020/10/25 00:55
I don’t like the new update!!! Change it back to what it was before!
Change it back or people will get killed!
by Shot by Winstead on 2020/10/24 23:00
Before, when you swiped the map as you were driving along your route, the map moved where your finger did, so you could easily see ahead what turns you might need to take. Now when you swipe it does this weird perspective shift, where you lose the route and have to search for it, and that’s completely distracting while you’re driving. This is going to get people killed on the road. Change it back before you cause possibly hundreds of deaths.
Crashes and forces turn-by-turn
by jxngraphix on 2020/10/24 22:06
It keep crashing every time I opened it. I’d have to open it a second time, then it would work. I updated it today, now it’s forcing turn-by-turn directions and I can’t access the map. When I click exit from the directions screen, it takes me back to the start page. I push start and it forces me to the directions page. Endless loop.
New feature
by Hsukah on 2020/10/24 21:37
When en route and touching the map, the view zooms in to a random part of the map.
Bad
by Reaper187x on 2020/10/24 19:56
I always used this app to check my schedule to ride the bus for work all of sudden you guys took off this feature to view transit time and now for that I was late for work
Mapping
by Legacy2020&1979 on 2020/10/24 19:07
It should also include the mapping of all of the valley’s so that people can navigate through the Los Angeles Country with ease and not to be experiencing moments of indecisive of where they are located.
Stupid update!!!!
by Rvanche hitt on 2020/10/24 18:57
After update, I can’t normally use map! If I want to shift map little bit and see where I need to go, it rolls somewhere now. Super stupid update!
Crashes when connecting to CarPlay
by arik-so on 2020/10/24 18:15
The app crashes notoriously frequently when connecting to CarPlay. That is especially the case if you start navigation and then connect it, whereupon, due to the crash, CarPlay shows a blank page with the destination not even among the recent searches. Other times, when connecting to CarPlay and the navigation already started, the navigation will randomly pause, and will need to be started from CarPlay again. This seems to happen particularly often with spotty internet, which is common when cars are parked in subterranean garages.
Better than Apple Maps
by Spawned_Guns on 2020/10/24 15:28
I uninstalled Apple Maps because Google Maps has way more options and features embedded. Interface is easy to use and there are way more restaurant options than Apple.
Went back to Apple Maps
by MN55901 on 2020/10/24 11:02
I have used Google maps forever, but there is no quality tracking and service any longer. About 6-7 months ago it became very inaccurate and misleading. I am doing deliveries for my company and found out in many occasions destinations are 5-6 MILES AWAY at Google but Apple’s still accurate. Yesterday I’ve checked it again (after 6 month NOT using Google Maps) - it showed my current location exactly 6 MILES AWAY. So, Goodbye Google, you are NO GOOD. Stay away from Google.
Bus stops on map have been removed
by Chelley_94 on 2020/10/24 10:04
You got rid of the bus stops on the map to see what time the bus comes. I need that back ASAP. those bus and train icons with the times going inbound and outbound are how I get to work on time. I need that back, why was that removed????
New update
by ashdsyh on 2020/10/24 05:24
New update is not good, when touches the map it’s taking north face. Lot of problem while driving. Now I m using Waze for that problem.
Search history
by ohhjjjjj on 2020/10/24 03:22
If only they would make the search history a lot bigger
Me falla mucho google maps
by mnbvvcc x on 2020/10/24 02:19
Me falla mucho google maps
Garbage update
by Mik12360 on 2020/10/24 00:02
Your update is trash. I used to be able to see all busses from a bus station and now I can only see one or two bus numbers at a time. Thanks for making my commute that much more stressful. If I could I’d give zero stars.
App
by pasqualejgu on 2020/10/23 23:47
Be lost without it
Horrible at navigation.
by Nido77 on 2020/10/23 23:46
Worst app. How can such a large company have such a bad navigation app?? It will turn you around and take you in the wrong direction. Doesn’t know cardinal directions.
if i could go 0 i would
by ~~~Michael Wood~~~ on 2020/10/23 23:17
googles overall more fluid than apple maps and far more reliable. countless times apple maps has literally lead me to places that are gone, dont exist, or never did. google in many many years has done this less than a handful of times. compared to apples idk. dozen in a few days. yes. that bad for apple. that good for google. in 2020. oct 23. however. as good as googles search can be it isnt repeatable. using identic words or history i cant get a location that it was just pointed to even show up in search again. idk. this stuff isnt my issue anymore. fix it or ill fix all this myself. consider stuff like this the final warning. you are responsible for routing traffic in covid times. i dont think you even understand the seriousness of the technologies you have. michael also i dont wanna see freaking similar areas. if i zoom out i want you to search the area again. do u really not have the intelligence to add two buttons? ill code it for u because i hate to think of the ppl u killed with this nonsense this year. and finally. when i type in a general search why on earth are you defaulting to the nearest object? i get it. u wanna be fancy. but its trash on the ground guys. being good in front of a screen doesnt translate to well made apps. i wish u all would get that. i mean its literally defaulting and trying to route to a location i passed. its useless. im ready to deploy my own sats just to end this. had to disable location to get more results. trash.
New version is a nightmare
by Yayataybjkngr on 2020/10/23 22:05
Maps has started telling me navigation steps as I pass them. No more 1/2 mile or 1/4 mile warnings. Extremely frustrating because I have to find a way back and it adds time to my routes. The most frustrating part of the new update is zooming and scrolling. Every time I try to scroll along my route, it just flips the map or zooms in on a section of the map that isn’t even on my route.
Interrupting
by SFC Walden on 2020/10/23 22:05
Can’t do anything without Google wanting to know something. Interrupting EVERY search, map inquiry
Poor quality
by amosc@spencerthekool on 2020/10/23 21:00
Y’all need to fix this crappy app!! It took me 25 minutes and 10 miles in the opposite direction of my destination!! What If I was in an emergency situation and your stupid app put me in danger?? I’m sick of this!
Adding photos
by Blahhhblahyeah on 2020/10/23 20:15
Bring back “choose from album” option to add photos to businesses
Acom Security/Glynn County, GA
by xyzssm on 2020/10/23 19:52
5 stars with Dan and his team! We have been with Dan for over 13 years and have had superb service with them! Highly recommend using them for your security system! Thanks Dan James & Susann McCormick
Great app
by SanAndr3a5 on 2020/10/23 19:22
The one thing that would make this Complete is putting the current city tour in when your driving. I travel a lot and when I come across a nice place I don’t ever know the city I’m in. Come on google I know you can do this.
The update is horrible
by NCboy77 on 2020/10/23 16:53
What happened to this app? It was terrible enough before, but no you can’t even touch that app without it going bonkers. It also still never knows which direction you’re going when you first start off so you’re always going the wrong direction when you first start off.
Goodbye
by foofamfoo on 2020/10/23 16:29
I am sick of Google Maps not being up to date and zooming in only to have app change map location. Apple Maps is the better product at this time!
App used to be awesome
by Balack Obomba on 2020/10/23 16:20
For whatever reason it takes google maps forever to decide which direction you are driving in
New changes in the app
by dhekra80 on 2020/10/23 15:02
I use this app a lot in NYC and I have to say : please test and use the app in real life before you do any changes if you just refresh it for the beauty of the app, we’ll it’s not convenient anymore! The app used to locate me and give literally the itinerary of the train I’m on in real time, now it gives me choices of trains both ways and I have to pick?!! How is that better? Please use the app yourselves so you can realize the changes you’re making . Thx
Street name 1194 Shavano Drive Covington, Kentucky 41011
by falero123 on 2020/10/23 12:57
Thank you so much for finally putting Shavano Drive on the map! I’ve been living here for 13 years and we’ve had to use Grays Peak hear in Covington, Kentucky. It’s good to see we finally exist on Google Maps! Now maybe there won’t be so many delivery mistakes as well. Thank you!
DOES NOT WORK!
by Boris12094 on 2020/10/23 10:11
This happened a couple years ago as well. Whenever I zoom in on an area it will zoom in in a completely different area making it useless. Fix it
Disappointed
by Anne5011 on 2020/10/23 08:55
Google maps need to get updated, there is so much construction going around the US it is changing the landscape. You guys need to update this stuff more frequently. Why is it we get in Indian reservations and your app stops working?
Address
by Pixiegurl68 on 2020/10/23 02:20
It will not show my address and companies will not deliver to me because they think it is fake. I have been writing about this issue for over a year now. I had people shooting outside my house and could not get help because my address would not show up on maps
New Look
by Shakie26 on 2020/10/23 01:36
The functionality of the site is pretty good. Slot of drop downs but navigating through the site is simple and quick. The look of it is pretty basic though.
Bart Nickerson
by jeffmamyw on 2020/10/23 00:14
Bart was the difference maker in my decision in making my purchase at mattress warehouse. I shopped all your competitors and no one had the service knowledge and attention that Bart had and it made all the difference. Regards Jeff Matut First time customer
It won’t show the bus stops
by Cris420Skate on 2020/10/22 23:01
Barely updated and it’s not showing the bus stops
Wish I could give zero stars
by jonh67 on 2020/10/22 22:30
I’m pretty sure most of the positive reviews are fake or when Google Maps was new and people were so excited for a Maps app that they didn’t care if it sucked. Maps routinely doesn’t label exits properly or in accordance with what the exit itself is labeled so then I miss my exit. Additionally it frequently makes me miss my exit because I’ll be entering the highway and I’m supposed to take the exit right after I enter but it lags and doesn’t tell me that until after I’ve passed the exit. The amount of times I’ve been 10-20 minutes because of this is ridiculous.
A good trip and day for an Endoscopy
by Arla53 on 2020/10/22 22:16
After going to a dreadful appointment for an Endoscopy it turned out to be actual fun. The office and procedure area was very clean the nurses assistants were all very nice. In fact we were haveing such a good time I was ready to stay just a little bit longer, if you can believe that. The anesthologist and my doctor were very assuring before hand. I appreciated everybody’s efforts to make it a comfortable situation for everyone. Thank you all so very much.
Keeps asking for a review
by soularus spyker on 2020/10/22 21:32
Ok will give it a zero cuz it just like adware Rate us you been rated big zero ask again and I will do negative like grief
Google keeps finding new ways to break its own app
by pinto32 on 2020/10/22 20:11
Bugs and poor design abound on the latest “update” to Google Maps. The most recent is with street view. The entire photo is grayed out/dimmed, with giant misaligned text telling you to “swipe to move.” Not only is it difficult to see, bit no matter how much you “swipe to move” up and down the street, the text overlay and dimming of the image remain. There are also now useless bubbles floating in front of the map then there used to be. Google wants you to have everything on screen at the same time, to the point that the map is unusable
Want to watch a sports event during pandemic?
by shapenote♥️ on 2020/10/22 19:10
Velocity Wings in Lovettsville has tables outside with TV’s loved watching the US Open there. Now if I could find a place that broadcasts HBO then I could watch “The Perfect Weapon”
Stop forcing faster routes
by Sauljohn on 2020/10/22 18:34
I’m trying to focus on driving on the route I chose to follow but then the “option” for a faster route pops up. Not really an option, you have to opt out to not have your route changed. It should be a suggestion and not a forced thing. I’m driving and next thing I know, it’s taking me through a different route because I wasn’t looking down at it while it gave me the choice to opt out. Also, I don’t know if this is only me but now when I try to swipe up to look at the route ahead of me, it changes orientation and then allows me to do swipe freely. Very frustrating.
GOODBYE GOOGLE MAPS.
by ewe993 on 2020/10/22 18:30
I have been exclusively using google maps for gps for the past 5 years. New updates to include search along the route and hazard/speed trap warnings have been useful. HOWEVER. just made a cross country road trip from FL to CO and back and I had to stop using maps. Auto zoom when trying to navigate traffic is SO ANNOYING. You touch to zoom in or out anywhere on the map and it completely turns around your orientation and zooms in somewhere COMPLETELY UNRELATED to your position, route, or where you pressed to zoom. NOT IMPRESSED WITH NEW UPDATES. SWITCHING TO APPLE MAPS.
Always suggests faster routes that add time
by Roobonics on 2020/10/22 17:58
Literally led me i to a construction with road blocks. Added 40 min to my drive.
Super slow
by Joshesc on 2020/10/22 17:56
EDIT: First time I have seen it not reroute my path while en route Very slow the past couple of days 😕 Edit: incredibly slow lately... most other apps work fine.. not sure what’s going on with Google Maps. I’m switching over to Waze for now.. this is ridiculous.
No 1 Treatments
by Bn panchal on 2020/10/22 17:37
Jalpa is doing excellent job , You will get all treatment what you need, she focused so well what you telling to her and treat so good , I will refer to all my friend and family to see her when they need it
Public transit
by Zgudda on 2020/10/22 16:20
What happened to the icons for the public transit option? When you zoom into the map, you used to see the icons now none of them are there. Why?
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.
Critical bug pls fix this Every time I use google it ask me to download the app😡
by NaoTe1 on 2020/08/09 14:06
I’ve already downloaded the App😡😡 When am using Safari -> Google-> find location xx near me-> direction -> Navigate -> it opens Get the app and I have the option of ‘Continue’ of ‘Not now’ Not now take me to Navigate Button Again and it wont even let me continue to direction without asking me to download the App. ( which I have downloaded the app) It just takes me back to Navigate button back and back again Navigate not now Navigate not now. It used to give me the option ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ and when selected ‘Not now’ it would ask to enter my location....which btw my location is turned on my Settings for google then lands to ‘Continue’ and ‘ Not now’ options. ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ both will open the App page and ask you to download the app all the time. And btw all this is while am prob stopped at a traffic light or driving and wanna do a quick search things to find near my loc. How can an app always ask you to download all the time? Either give us the option ‘Not now’ to work properly or direct us google map page picking up my location and the location googled. Or give us back the use the old web option which is google-> direction -> navigate-> pick my location -> then the Googled address-> Navigate to continue to direction simple and easy... So annoying and frustrating !!!
Progressively getting worse
by Geordie Buckley stan on 2019/07/21 14:00
As someone else mentioned, the directions do not keep up with your physical movement. The GPS dot moves all over the place even if you are standing in one spot making it extremely difficult to get your bearings in an unfamiliar place. I may not know where I am, but I do know where I am not (...unless the men's fragrance section of Macy's has been moved outdoors and a block over). Adding to the challenge, the street names can be difficult to find. You may have to zoom out a significant amount for the one you are looking for to appear. God forbid you want to zoom out and look for something in another area. Every time I have tried recently, it just brings me back to the area I'm currently in. Using the transit directions prove to be equally obnoxious. There will be directions to "Walk" but no explanation of where to (no "turn left on X Street") so you have to rely on their map and faulty GPS. The public transit are very confusing and counterintuitive (perhaps they're sufficient for people used to using public transit?). I couldn't always clearly tell when a bus/train was arriving. Not sure what happened with the last few updates, as I have used Google Maps reliably on a number of past trips. I already hated to give my data over to Google but the frustration with this app on this trip makes it easy to try something new. I imagine orienteering would be easier than using this app!
With the ios 14 update, Google maps have not been working for the last 2 weeks.
by Jackdep on 2020/09/30 03:58
Hello! I am a professional Driver and have been using Google maps for 3 years. But literally the last 2 weeks have become impossible to use Google Maps. I even decided to write a review in the hope that the developers would hear me and fix bugs. I believe that Google maps began to work poorly since the moment Apple released the new iOS 14. Maps began to simply slow down, freeze, and turn off arbitrarily. Just awful! I am so sad and sorry that I cannot use my favorite google maps as before. Developers please hear me and Fix it. This is really a problem now. All of my friends are also professional drivers who used google maps every day - they all say that it is impossible to use Google maps for the last two weeks. I've heard this from more than 50 people. And please, the developers don’t t need to give advice such as you give as a standard for all comments. I tried to clear cookies, cleared memory, Google maps on my latest version, I rebooted the phone - none of this helps. This is what you have in the system inside. You just haven't made compatibility with devices on iOS 14. and I'm not the only one with many I spoke to - all the same problems. Please correct this. I really want to use convenient and reliable Google maps as before. Thank you for your understanding!
Worse over time
by sarwalmac on 2019/06/08 05:16
Let’s get one thing straight: I love google. I use Google Chrome over safari, Google Calendar over the one that comes with iPhone, and for a long time, I used Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps a year ago was amazing. It always knew right where I was, the voice notifications were brief and prompt, and the app overall was just easy to use. Fast forward to today. Maps only communicates in NSEW directions “Head East” (Who knows that?), the voice notification system is mediocre at best, and to say that Google Maps is glitchy is an understatement. I just went to a new city and drove my car around, and more often than not I was slinging my car across four lanes of traffic trying to make an exit that Google didn’t let me know I needed to take, or saying that I was on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way or off the road entirely into the bushes (all the while I had at least 3 bars of LTE on Verizon. Coverage and carrier were not the issue). That was the final straw. This app that used to be more helpful was now potentially putting my life (and the life of my grandmother and friend) at risk. I still refuse to use Apple Maps, and have joined Waze. If the glitches can be fixed I may use again, but overall I am very disappointed!
Lots of things to say...
by By David Achter on 2020/07/09 21:50
I used to LOVE this app. But it needs a refresh. When I first got this, about 2 years ago, it was amazing. The integration with your Google account is very helpful. Suggestions are much better than Apple Maps, and I still think more businesses and places are on Google Maps than Apple Maps. That being said, now I’m using Apple Maps. Why? For starters, the colors on the map are very bland, and don’t show much detail. Apple Maps is just a pleasure to look at. The zooming in and out is not very fluid nor smooth, and when you launch the app there are simply too many pop ups, to the point where you really can’t see much of the map without swiping multiple things away. Also, integration with StreetView would be nice, especially since Apple has already built look around right into their app. So now I’m forced to make a choice: The pleasure to use, seamless Apple Maps, or the more reliable, clunky Google Maps? So far, I’m using Apple, but if Google can get their app working more nicely and fluidly, than there will simply be no competition. 4 stars for now, and iPhone users will simply have to make that choice for themselves.
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
An annoying necessity
by Ninjainthenight on 2019/07/05 23:26
I have used this app for years as I am a courier and the option to put multiple stops is amazing! However within really the last year, development has gotten messy and far too often I see new features just tossed into this app without little thought about them being annoyances to the everyday user. Like a month or so ago you would hit go and instead of automatically starting your route it would proceed to tell you how the traffic patterns are normally and how it is now....thanks I could care less and I don’t need the extra step. Now there’s a bug where you hit star over and over and nothing happens so you need to slide that bar up which then shows you the traffic pattern times (really wanna shove that stupid feature down our throats huh google?) and then hit start. And now it seems to have issues finding the most common of cities saying it can’t find a way there. Best thing I can recommend is wait it out and once google has fixed all the bugs and things seem stable, shut off the auto updates for this app. They tinker with it way too much and you never know what the next problem is gonna be.
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!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
The Fall: Google Maps’ Descent into Chaos
by AnEmily7 on 2019/07/23 03:21
Google maps has always been quite reliable in the past, but over the last few weeks it has been terrible about sending us the best route to avoid traffic. I’m currently stuck in a traffic jam caused by 4 accidents. There was an easy route to avoid this jam completely, but the Google Maps App didn’t tell us there was a jam until we were already stuck in it, high on a bridge to switch freeways. This jam has clearly been building up for a considerable period before we got the the place where we could have avoided it, but the app gave us no advance warning. Then, when we were irrevocably stuck, it suddenly had information about all the accidents and the extent of the traffic blockage. This seems a pretty unacceptable lapse in providing critical information about routes and traffic flow. Additionally, while it often chooses a logical route, there are times that it sends us in literal circles, ever farther from what is clearly the most practical path to our destination. This too is a recent failing. I don’t know the cause of Google Maps’ recent lapse in quality, but I hope it is rectified soon so that I don’t have to find a new map service.
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Fix zoom out/in on lists
by Flivin on 2018/09/17 04:50
Hi! I love the list feature in google maps, but I have one issue. I use the built-in Want to Go green marker on places, but I also have my own list that I call Actively Want to Go. Anyway, when I click my places and look exclusively at this list I’ve made, I like to zoom in on a neighborhood and click a place to get more info on it. Once I’ve read the info (hours, etc), I usually exit out of the place-specific info and want to see what else is in that neighborhood that’s on my list. Once I ex out of a restaurant’s info, the view zooms out completely and I have to zoom back in and find where I was. This is super annoying! Would really appreciate a fix! This is especially annoying bc sometimes a list I’ve made spans multiple cities in the US, and so once I zoom in and read a New York cafe’s hours and other info, I exit and then it zooms out and gives me a view of the whole continental US. This is super annoying! Pls fix, Google 💜 the only fix right now on my end is to avoid making lists that span multiple cities to avoid a large zoom out, but I think this is something y’all can fix easily
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Maps counties to have offline issues
by sporacer on 2020/10/21 00:42
For the last few months even after reinstalling the app resetting my device network settings ect it still continues to think I’m offline and changes the end address to a “general area”. I deliver for Grubhub and when this happens maps will take me to completely wrong locations even after a few minutes when it decides to come back online airplane mode off and on will sometimes correct the issue but I still have to restart directions repeatedly and recently road work and construction has caused maps to try and send me completely out of the way of my destination by miles not blocks. I still prefer Google over Apple Maps or Wayze but if this issue continues i will just uninstall the app like I did 4 years ago when google maps was having similar issues with addresses and off/online maps and traffic. *would be awesome if like in Apple Maps google indicated stop signs and traffic lights. Also a lot of speed limit data is incorrect the other day the last sign I had seen while traveling down a road was 35 but google showed 50mph
DO NOT update your Google Maps app until they fix insane and dangerous bugs.
by what be all this noise on 2020/09/14 04:02
The last couple weeks, it has been: verbally telling me to turn left while visually displaying a right turn, and vice-versa; unable to renavigate/redirect until 2+ minutes into your new routes, thus sending you in circles, wrong directions, off incorrect exits; routing me 2-10+ miles off the route it said 1 minute ago, and subsequently adding 10min-1hr to my drive time (I took what should have been a 3-hour road trip three days ago, and by constantly changing my directions, instructions, etc it ultimately added well over 1hr to my travel time); telling me to make impossible or illegal U-Turns as well as multiple u-turns multiple times back and forth; telling me there will be stand-still traffic where there is none, and vice-versa; sending me on to roads one street before or after the correct road, including telling me to turn into a cemetery 3 times in a row when I was trying to get to an auto parts store with a completely different address than the cemetery; no longer functioning or connecting in areas where for years, up until a couple weeks ago, it had no trouble connecting; and worst of all, directing me to go into oncoming traffic.
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.
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
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Google’s political agenda shows
by Stangster1 on 2019/11/03 05:56
What is with Google Maps and the continuous diminishing of the state lines??? It is getting harder and harder to tell where the state lines are, because Google is making the lines so faint - especially when zoomed in. Just Google doing its part to influence the masses to incorrectly see our precious nation merely as one mass democracy ruled by the popular vote - and to diminish the historic republic our nation was so wisely established as and the precious electoral college that our nation has always had. Hope I’m wrong, but is Google seemingly doing its part to promote the notion that the United States is a democracy instead of the republic that it is? Actual democracy is like two wolves and a little lamb deciding on what’s for dinner. A republic allows for the lamb to have a chance to save itself from the will of the two wolves. Liberty is a well armed lamb, to protect itself from the tyranny of the masses and the tyranny of the popular vote, where 50% plus one vote can simply run over and force its will on the 50% less one vote populace. The electoral college is one more institution put into place by our founding fathers to try to protect the voices of the smaller states; to prevent California and New York from imposing their will on the smaller states.
Need to disable auto-rerouting
by sarcasm central on 2019/02/05 20:22
I’ve been using Google Maps for a long time and overall I’m satisfied with it. However, there are two things that I’d like to see implemented: 1) Allow the user to select alternate routes when in offline mode. When in online mode, I can select a route I’m most comfortable with and not being able to do this in offline mode is annoying. I don’t want to be limited to the “fastest” route. 2) Allow the user to disable the auto-rerouting option without having to use the app in offline mode. There are many times when I’m not interested in saving 5 minutes by taking an unfamiliar route, but I still want to see current traffic and ETA. Having to fight with the app and manually hit “decline” to a route change is annoying and distracting. There is no reason why the app should need physical interaction from a user while they are focused on driving. Maybe allow the user to switch the default action to “decline” instead of “accept,” and add the ability to choose via voice control?
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.
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
GLITCHES!!!!!
by ehfyoutube on 2020/06/26 08:50
My whole job is driving around the north eastern sector of the United States and Canada. Google maps tries to drive me around in giant circles when there is any Road construction, it takes me the long way all the time, not to mention it'll switch the address on me, all on its own, making me late for my jobs and causing me a lot of gas money and mileage. Googles monopoly is too big to fail, and so big that there's no way for me to communicate with them to tell them what their product is doing to me and my livelihood. Too many major glitches to post, but one of my favorites is when the navigation voice will incessantly keep asking you if you would like to take a alternate route to save three minutes, and no matter how many times you hit the no thanks button, the voice will immediately keep repeating itself over and over and over asking you over and over and over if you would like to save three minutes. That's not a choice, when it keeps repeating itself and asking to the point of making your driving experience extremely dangerous and distracting. If any of you computer scientists are listening, please at least fix this last glitch it should be a relatively simple fix
Kim B
by KimBMMM on 2019/12/09 17:50
I’m writing about my current property manager Dawn Becker at American Homes 4 Rent. She has only been our property manager for a short time of the 4 1/2 years that I have been renting the property; but, she has been an absolute GODSEND! In the brief time that I have gotten to work with her she has tried in every way possible to help my family in our rental with any issue that has come up. Dawn has been amazing at going to bat for us with dire maintenance concerns that could not wait; however, without her help they would have waited and our family would have suffered. Dawn shows good communication, she is a team player, she shows the ability to work well with others in any situation as well as dealing with changes easily, she is very knowledgeable in every area that I’ve ever ask her about and if she ever didn’t know the answer she always got tight back to me. In my opinion, AH4R should train every property manager to be as efficient, professional, adequate and kind as Dawn Becker!
Google 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.!
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.
My review
by Little Blind Girl on 2019/05/29 03:10
I like this app. I don't drive, so if you do, can't help ya. But, I can tell you the app is wonderful at finding stuff in the area. 5 out of 5. Problems: I am a blind user and your app is almost perfect. One problem is on the For You tab, which I would love to use, but it wants me to select an area I care about on a map, which I can't do by any means. The second problem, most likely having nothing to do with me being blind, is when I have to press back to my location in order for it to measure distance correctly. Suggestions: I have two suggestions that would help me and possibly some others. The first one is for it to tell you the bus stop numbers. The second one is a notification you could turn on to tell you that your stop on the bus is getting close. This would be useful because not all the buses have the speaker system and even if I ask the driver to tell me a little heads up would be nice. Over all, this app is very wonderful.
Google 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.
It’s google trash
by jdhyndjjgr on 2020/04/10 03:10
Just like everything else with google things keep going downhill (especially the search engine). Maps gets worse with every update. Worst is it never keeps up with movements and distance despite any change to any settings that google recommends it stays about 10-15 seconds behind. I ride a motorcycle and there is no way with the gloves I have to touch the screen. It detects traffic and sends me down a different route that takes twice as long and I can’t cancel it. When planning trips where I know the route I want to take and I set it to that yet googles mighty reroute thinks it can’t shave a minute off by sending me down side streets. By thinking it can save that one minute I end up in rural side streets and distant loops that end up taking longer. Over maps is terrible. Lately I’ve had to memorize the route before hand and keep the app off while traveling, defeating the point of GPS maps. If they fixed the app so it kept up with movement and basic direction that would be a good start. Then add options like “never change pre-planned route” and and option to not take traffic into account as much for motorcycles that lane split. Just give people a few more settings
Masterpiece
by Fuzzboy7 on 2020/04/25 15:53
Google 5.41 is a masterpiece. The display is gorgeous, the way you rate your trip at the end is fantastic, and it is still ole reliable when it comes to getting you where you want to go. Google is adding new places to its map services faster than ever and provides many ways to get there. The complaint list I have is small: Some old roads that are no longer available are still being routed through google maps. Occasionally the speed limits do not match either and it would be great to customize what displays you would like to have on at all times such as speed limit vs. your current speed. Also, rarely when you change direction after a stop, it does not pick this up quick enough and can be somewhat confusing for those bad with directions. All in all, Google maps has come a long way and I believe it is well on its way to becoming what we have all been waiting for and please: DO NOT CHANGE THE DISPLAY STYLE.
Warranty Exchange - Incredible Customer Service Experience
by Andrea and Murray on 2020/03/15 20:51
Long story short. Went to Mattress Firm and spoke with Mike Paso about what we thought was a defective mattress (bought back in 2013). He explained the process. We followed the process, and within less than 3 weeks we had a letter from the company giving us full credit (from our initial purchase) to apply to a new mattress. We went back to see Mike and he was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the products in the showroom. After learning a lot and lying on several beds, Mike made our decision a well-informed one. He consulted with another colleague at the store (Catherine- and she was also incredibly helpful) and in no-time our purchase was processed with our mattress refund applied. Thank you Mike for your amazing customer service - especially in today’s world of “go do it yourself” service. You truly made our experience a great one. Thank you also to Mattress Firm for standing behind your products.
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Tony C
by TC BVI on 2019/09/16 00:44
I am an Uber driver and I switch between Google maps which is configured to work with the Uber App and Waze because Google Maps driects me to too many streets that are no longer available from my location. And many other other route issues. It also directs me to make right turns followed dangerous left turns through busy intersections where there are no traffic signals, in situations where if I had travel 1 block further, I would be able to make a right turn and then make the left turn at an intersection with a traffic signal. Too often on freeways it directs to an exit pass the exit directly on to my destination street or close to it, then I have to make at least 2 right turns to get back to the destination, which I already passed on to Freeway. The biggest issue for me is in areas in Los Angeles when I have the option to enter 2 or more freeways with no clear indication of which Freeway I should take to get to the designated exit. Another problem is that the next turn or Freeway exit is not displayed constantly.
Please create feature to save/remember current trips
by trojanaurora on 2019/01/05 19:33
I agree with an earlier reviewer about the sporadic use of ‘landmarks’ in the directions, rather than using only street names. It’s weird and arbitrary. Then it switches between giving directions in feet or fractions of a mile, or sometimes doesn’t give turn directions until it’s too late to safely execute the turn. Sometimes voice directions don’t come at all and I have to look at the phone while driving (!) to see what to do next. Recently, the reminders to leave have not been coming through each time they are requested, which I rely on to plan my trips accordingly. Aggravating! My main frustration with this app is that it erases open directions if I accidentally click out of the app or into it from a Notification, or when I’m editing stops but use the < arrow to back out. I frequently have trips with multiple stops, so losing my entire trip and starting from scratch is INFURIATING. If there was a way to save current trips or retrieve them, that would be so helpful!!!
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums Some features not available in all countries Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
FINGER MOVING
by Wrexnopoliton on 2020/10/27 15:53
Please fix when I try to move around the map. It does a complete 180 and makes it very difficult to see where I’m going, especially while driving. Potentially dangerous
Poor transit information
by Baristooyung on 2020/10/27 15:34
It does not show the Bus stops and what time it comes. SMH
Nobody hates google maps as bad as I do.
by dddalton20 on 2020/10/27 14:30
This app is complete trash. The only reason I use it is because it’s free.
Map functionality
by creece18 on 2020/10/27 12:31
I’ve always used google maps. I prefer it over Apple Maps due to the map detail and functionality. Recently I suppose there has been an update that causes the map to completely 180 degree turn when I’m trying to move ahead. For instance: I’m using google maps, I have a destination entered and I’m following the route. The map is centered and I can see just about a quarter mile ahead of me. I try to pull the map down, so that I can see what’s coming up ahead of me, following the route with my thumb. The map used to allow you to just follow the route as far as you’d like just like you were driving at that point in the route. Now when I try to pull the map down to see further ahead the map turns completely around and faces the opposite way. So I’m looking behind me on the route to where I’ve already driven. What kind of sense does that make? Zooming in and out and looking ahead has become completely “un-user friendly” please fix this google.
It’s awesome
by tinkertiffer on 2020/10/27 11:38
I love it
A night to remember
by Liesa B on 2020/10/27 02:29
You kept our guest dancing all night. Thank you for providing a night that we will never forget.
Conveniente
by albertosalvadoreño on 2020/10/27 01:59
Muy practico y fácil de usar para los usuarios de un diario vivir aventuras
I like this because you can zoom in and get all of the places
by catnouir on 2020/10/27 01:25
I love 😀😃😄
E P I C
by BETTER THEN ROBLOX on 2020/10/27 00:54
This is not a “game” but it’s fun kinds.
Excellent GPS but could use improvements.
by Orthodox Sling on 2020/10/27 00:03
It would be nice if you could include a Truck Driver in your transportation options so truckers wouldn’t have to buy a separate device to inform them of low bridges or places a semi can’t travel.
Why? Pinch to zoom resets the map to North
by shrugalot on 2020/10/26 22:49
How is this a good UX experience? Fix it
Not the best for delivery drivers
by dicawarrior2 on 2020/10/26 22:02
Will usually get me to the right place. But more often than I would like, it takes me to the complete opposite direction, sometimes a mile the wrong way on the street. Other times a completely different street altogether. It’ll be simple streets to so idk if the app just needs an update or what. Too inconsistent for me as a delivery driver and took me to the wrong place to many times where I end up on my own trying to find the house. Needs to be fixed. Will be switching back to Apple Maps unless something changes here
Why
by spartacusarena on 2020/10/26 21:47
This app used to be amazing WHY it’s getting worse after every update!!!!
I should not have updated
by Driver1234321 on 2020/10/26 21:04
Recent update made it impossible to zoom in/out the route you’re overviewing it. Or when the route is in overview mode, you cannot even move the map to see other part of the route. It throws you off the overview mode.
Best
by Blonde Bee1 on 2020/10/26 20:50
I
Quick Map Tap change needed back.
by Dtsavant on 2020/10/26 20:31
Need to add the quick map tap functionality back, that hides all the bells and whistles and just gives you a map to look at. If I need to drop pin then I can hold finger for a second to get pin to pop up.
It’s ok but
by GatGroMan on 2020/10/26 19:17
Apple Maps is far superior.
Uber and Lyft ad obscure everything
by spuffy2 on 2020/10/26 18:30
Uber and Lyft add up secures everything and will not get out of the way, cannot see entire app cannot see ETA cannot see directions, this ad is on top of everything, no option to ask out, app is no longer functional, have decided to stop using it entirely in favor of iPhone one or maybe I will get Waze, this is now garbage, get rid of this ad or I will no longer use.
Used to be Better. Longing for the good old days
by Zmitch2222 on 2020/10/26 18:27
This last update needs to be fixed ASAP. I’m going to be obligated to use Apple Maps, and I’ve promised my girlfriend I’d never do that. Every time I try to move the map up to see what road lies ahead, the app sends me to purgatory. There’s only so much spinning I can take before I don’t know my up from my down. I would have expected more for all the data google has collected on me. Disappointed.
No gooooooood
by jsjsdkdndn on 2020/10/26 18:23
Really annoying the last version, when zooming for an overview, circle you to other places
Convenient & easy to use
by Cemar21 on 2020/10/26 17:56
I enjoyed using the app. The only problem I have is that there aren’t enough specific reminders of when and where to make the next turn. As a person with NO sense of direction, I need more specifics and reminders.
Why did you guys remove the bus times feature?
by Dijsndneieidodo on 2020/10/26 17:47
What happened to the Bus times feature?? Disappointed.
We gat ,Black drum 60 pound /oct.23/2020
by anabel alvarenga on 2020/10/26 17:30
We love sandy point
Locations of businesses
by L12isto63 on 2020/10/26 17:23
MAKE SURE THE BUILDING IS THE CORRECT BUILDING BEFORE YOU MAKE THE BUSINESS ICON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better than Garmind but need a trucking version
by maryqwertyuiopasdfghjkl on 2020/10/26 17:10
Use it every day! Good! Need state lines to be bolder as they cannot be seen at all. Need a truck version also. Please!
Love it
by Houndog$ on 2020/10/26 16:57
Love it
Has bugs
by ChrisChris001 on 2020/10/26 16:21
Still one of the better maps apps, but detour searching is broken. When searching along your current route, the map zooms out, but doesn’t always zoom out far enough. If you try and scroll around with your finger, it immediately zooms back in, forcing you to manually zoom back out to see all your options again. It didn’t used to work this way, and frankly makes using the detour search feature tedious and annoyingly frustrating to use, especially when driving around an area that is unfamiliar to you.
Rushaun Toney
by tess111995 on 2020/10/26 14:44
Took my mother to Rushaun Toney at TitleMax. He did a GREAT job.
MIS-FQ_
by قردوع (؛ on 2020/10/26 14:39
Big Thank to the Ppl whom created this amazing App. Any help from South KSA HMU. 🎩🤙🏼
Deceivers
by Yauhen1183 on 2020/10/26 13:43
I bet 1 for the fact that the function does not work without toll roads in the state of RI (Providence 6 road 295 and 95) and in NY SITY when you are driving from NJ !!!
Does everything except it’s job
by IVIr H3AT on 2020/10/26 13:24
It’s more trouble just to get this app set up than it’s even worth. Trying to resize the map or scroll is nearly impossible. My advice? Use a map.
FIX THE FINGER MOVING
by Melting jaguar on 2020/10/26 04:32
Everything is perfect besides this new update where if I move my finger across the map whilst in a navigation, it doesn’t move with my finger, but rather changes perspective completely and turns, which makes it practically unusable. PLEASE FIX!!
Lots of junk
by GxF4Truth on 2020/10/26 04:26
No realness. Tells you “hotel here” on my way to work, cuz that’s helpful? But if im using navigation and i want to idk move the map to another location? Possibly to see other routes? Or my own personal routes? If i try and do scroll my map up, for some reason the google maps android(boo trash devs) thinks its a good idea to code the software so that it turns the orientation of themap by 90 degrees and moves my map the opposite direction literally to the poijt where my route, and my position, is now out of view? So let me guess. I wanna see further down my route, so i try to mvoe my maps, but it flips and noves it 1 mile awayvfrom the direction i asked? While im driving and looking at the phone? God.... imagine being that stupid lol
Need multiple layer function
by drob103 on 2020/10/26 02:54
Multiple layers. Or at least satellite, plus a layer of choice.
Terrible And Unintuitive Update
by Kadem0 on 2020/10/26 02:50
From the best navigation app to the worst in one update. The map does some weird rotations when you try to see where to go while on a route. Also it rotates only to the right. One little thing and using google maps became EXTREMELY IRRITATING. You try to simply see what is next to you but the app does these stupid rotations after which you don’t even know what direction you are looking.
If I could only
by schleichkorn19 on 2020/10/25 23:48
You know
Gets worse with every update
by SteveWyshy on 2020/10/25 22:37
UI and interactions only increase in incomprehensible ways. Poster child app for how design ruins a useful product over time.
bad
by Nepal Lover on 2020/10/25 19:48
worst go’s ever
Garbage
by brewmo on 2020/10/25 18:37
This new updated google map is garbage. Where is the walk or bike route? NOT USER FRIENDLY AT ALL. Garbage
Forced to step by step directions.
by Ken Tune on 2020/10/25 18:31
Count down has started. 3 2 1. Delete. I️ cant charge my phone and see maps. Bye bye. Google.
Change it back!
by HarryYoungShi on 2020/10/25 17:37
I hate this new feature where every time I touch the map it automatically flips into North up mode.
Why!
by Tistrouble on 2020/10/25 17:32
What have you done!? Now, when I zoom out to check the path, it turns the map around... EVERY TIME! ARGH! if I zoom in out, that implies me trying to get my bearings... Rotating the map at the same time completely defeats the purpose. Then I'll give it 5 stars.
Turning map north after trying move the map
by Shsmith1134 on 2020/10/25 17:22
Unsafe update. Turning map north after trying move the map to see next turn. This is absolutely unacceptable and unsafe feature or bug. Need much more time to figure out where I’m and this goes to lose attention from driving.
Occasional
by jakeydura on 2020/10/25 17:04
Occasionally the app suggests bad, time consuming routes.
Spiritquest Healing Center, Ocean Isle Beach, S.C.
by vannello, v on 2020/10/25 14:38
I have visited this facility many times. It is the most interesting place around. If you would like to heal your mind, body or soul, this is the place to visit. Lisa Ann is so interesting and informing. Shop for the most interesting gifts you can find!
I love maps
by pit bull dancers on 2020/10/25 14:27
I love looking at other countries I love goggle maps!
Ben
by behnam hafezi on 2020/10/25 13:58
Very good
Update crash
by Ezzzy E on 2020/10/25 13:00
Been using Google maps for a very long time . But since the last update released the map is going crazy every time I touch the screen . Please fix ASAP.
Great maps
by jj the bus driver on 2020/10/25 12:00
Gets me to where I want to go perfectly
The best mapping app ever
by Rich-55 on 2020/10/25 10:41
The best map you can get
By Matt Becerra
by by matt becerra on 2020/10/25 06:16
You used the google map to not get lost
Google what else is there!
by justinskully on 2020/10/25 05:02
Siri maps has nothing on this app. I use google maps on iPhone instead of Apple. I can set speed traps see speed traps, accidents, everything really. If I could rate it higher I would!
Timeline all messed up!
by MikeLMA on 2020/10/25 01:42
I am miles away from home, and it says no trips. This worked REALLY well before. No more. Useless. Google apps were bullet proof. No more. Getting worse and worse. Breakup is needed. —— Great maps..... except the bad stuff. Just looking at a potential trip used as much cellular data as a movie - I’d rather watch the movie. Paper maps show more small roads without zooming in. Google maps is horrible for rural roads — useless planning for Alaska. Using my paper maps going to Alaska, Arctic Ocean, and Hudson Bay.
It keeps zooming every touch.
by truckersUS on 2020/10/25 00:55
I don’t like the new update!!! Change it back to what it was before!
Change it back or people will get killed!
by Shot by Winstead on 2020/10/24 23:00
Before, when you swiped the map as you were driving along your route, the map moved where your finger did, so you could easily see ahead what turns you might need to take. Now when you swipe it does this weird perspective shift, where you lose the route and have to search for it, and that’s completely distracting while you’re driving. This is going to get people killed on the road. Change it back before you cause possibly hundreds of deaths.
Crashes and forces turn-by-turn
by jxngraphix on 2020/10/24 22:06
It keep crashing every time I opened it. I’d have to open it a second time, then it would work. I updated it today, now it’s forcing turn-by-turn directions and I can’t access the map. When I click exit from the directions screen, it takes me back to the start page. I push start and it forces me to the directions page. Endless loop.
New feature
by Hsukah on 2020/10/24 21:37
When en route and touching the map, the view zooms in to a random part of the map.
Bad
by Reaper187x on 2020/10/24 19:56
I always used this app to check my schedule to ride the bus for work all of sudden you guys took off this feature to view transit time and now for that I was late for work
Mapping
by Legacy2020&1979 on 2020/10/24 19:07
It should also include the mapping of all of the valley’s so that people can navigate through the Los Angeles Country with ease and not to be experiencing moments of indecisive of where they are located.
Stupid update!!!!
by Rvanche hitt on 2020/10/24 18:57
After update, I can’t normally use map! If I want to shift map little bit and see where I need to go, it rolls somewhere now. Super stupid update!
Crashes when connecting to CarPlay
by arik-so on 2020/10/24 18:15
The app crashes notoriously frequently when connecting to CarPlay. That is especially the case if you start navigation and then connect it, whereupon, due to the crash, CarPlay shows a blank page with the destination not even among the recent searches. Other times, when connecting to CarPlay and the navigation already started, the navigation will randomly pause, and will need to be started from CarPlay again. This seems to happen particularly often with spotty internet, which is common when cars are parked in subterranean garages.
Better than Apple Maps
by Spawned_Guns on 2020/10/24 15:28
I uninstalled Apple Maps because Google Maps has way more options and features embedded. Interface is easy to use and there are way more restaurant options than Apple.
Went back to Apple Maps
by MN55901 on 2020/10/24 11:02
I have used Google maps forever, but there is no quality tracking and service any longer. About 6-7 months ago it became very inaccurate and misleading. I am doing deliveries for my company and found out in many occasions destinations are 5-6 MILES AWAY at Google but Apple’s still accurate. Yesterday I’ve checked it again (after 6 month NOT using Google Maps) - it showed my current location exactly 6 MILES AWAY. So, Goodbye Google, you are NO GOOD. Stay away from Google.
Bus stops on map have been removed
by Chelley_94 on 2020/10/24 10:04
You got rid of the bus stops on the map to see what time the bus comes. I need that back ASAP. those bus and train icons with the times going inbound and outbound are how I get to work on time. I need that back, why was that removed????
New update
by ashdsyh on 2020/10/24 05:24
New update is not good, when touches the map it’s taking north face. Lot of problem while driving. Now I m using Waze for that problem.
Search history
by ohhjjjjj on 2020/10/24 03:22
If only they would make the search history a lot bigger
Me falla mucho google maps
by mnbvvcc x on 2020/10/24 02:19
Me falla mucho google maps
Garbage update
by Mik12360 on 2020/10/24 00:02
Your update is trash. I used to be able to see all busses from a bus station and now I can only see one or two bus numbers at a time. Thanks for making my commute that much more stressful. If I could I’d give zero stars.
App
by pasqualejgu on 2020/10/23 23:47
Be lost without it
Horrible at navigation.
by Nido77 on 2020/10/23 23:46
Worst app. How can such a large company have such a bad navigation app?? It will turn you around and take you in the wrong direction. Doesn’t know cardinal directions.
if i could go 0 i would
by ~~~Michael Wood~~~ on 2020/10/23 23:17
googles overall more fluid than apple maps and far more reliable. countless times apple maps has literally lead me to places that are gone, dont exist, or never did. google in many many years has done this less than a handful of times. compared to apples idk. dozen in a few days. yes. that bad for apple. that good for google. in 2020. oct 23. however. as good as googles search can be it isnt repeatable. using identic words or history i cant get a location that it was just pointed to even show up in search again. idk. this stuff isnt my issue anymore. fix it or ill fix all this myself. consider stuff like this the final warning. you are responsible for routing traffic in covid times. i dont think you even understand the seriousness of the technologies you have. michael also i dont wanna see freaking similar areas. if i zoom out i want you to search the area again. do u really not have the intelligence to add two buttons? ill code it for u because i hate to think of the ppl u killed with this nonsense this year. and finally. when i type in a general search why on earth are you defaulting to the nearest object? i get it. u wanna be fancy. but its trash on the ground guys. being good in front of a screen doesnt translate to well made apps. i wish u all would get that. i mean its literally defaulting and trying to route to a location i passed. its useless. im ready to deploy my own sats just to end this. had to disable location to get more results. trash.
New version is a nightmare
by Yayataybjkngr on 2020/10/23 22:05
Maps has started telling me navigation steps as I pass them. No more 1/2 mile or 1/4 mile warnings. Extremely frustrating because I have to find a way back and it adds time to my routes. The most frustrating part of the new update is zooming and scrolling. Every time I try to scroll along my route, it just flips the map or zooms in on a section of the map that isn’t even on my route.
Interrupting
by SFC Walden on 2020/10/23 22:05
Can’t do anything without Google wanting to know something. Interrupting EVERY search, map inquiry
Poor quality
by amosc@spencerthekool on 2020/10/23 21:00
Y’all need to fix this crappy app!! It took me 25 minutes and 10 miles in the opposite direction of my destination!! What If I was in an emergency situation and your stupid app put me in danger?? I’m sick of this!
Adding photos
by Blahhhblahyeah on 2020/10/23 20:15
Bring back “choose from album” option to add photos to businesses
Acom Security/Glynn County, GA
by xyzssm on 2020/10/23 19:52
5 stars with Dan and his team! We have been with Dan for over 13 years and have had superb service with them! Highly recommend using them for your security system! Thanks Dan James & Susann McCormick
Great app
by SanAndr3a5 on 2020/10/23 19:22
The one thing that would make this Complete is putting the current city tour in when your driving. I travel a lot and when I come across a nice place I don’t ever know the city I’m in. Come on google I know you can do this.
The update is horrible
by NCboy77 on 2020/10/23 16:53
What happened to this app? It was terrible enough before, but no you can’t even touch that app without it going bonkers. It also still never knows which direction you’re going when you first start off so you’re always going the wrong direction when you first start off.
Goodbye
by foofamfoo on 2020/10/23 16:29
I am sick of Google Maps not being up to date and zooming in only to have app change map location. Apple Maps is the better product at this time!
App used to be awesome
by Balack Obomba on 2020/10/23 16:20
For whatever reason it takes google maps forever to decide which direction you are driving in
New changes in the app
by dhekra80 on 2020/10/23 15:02
I use this app a lot in NYC and I have to say : please test and use the app in real life before you do any changes if you just refresh it for the beauty of the app, we’ll it’s not convenient anymore! The app used to locate me and give literally the itinerary of the train I’m on in real time, now it gives me choices of trains both ways and I have to pick?!! How is that better? Please use the app yourselves so you can realize the changes you’re making . Thx
Street name 1194 Shavano Drive Covington, Kentucky 41011
by falero123 on 2020/10/23 12:57
Thank you so much for finally putting Shavano Drive on the map! I’ve been living here for 13 years and we’ve had to use Grays Peak hear in Covington, Kentucky. It’s good to see we finally exist on Google Maps! Now maybe there won’t be so many delivery mistakes as well. Thank you!
DOES NOT WORK!
by Boris12094 on 2020/10/23 10:11
This happened a couple years ago as well. Whenever I zoom in on an area it will zoom in in a completely different area making it useless. Fix it
Disappointed
by Anne5011 on 2020/10/23 08:55
Google maps need to get updated, there is so much construction going around the US it is changing the landscape. You guys need to update this stuff more frequently. Why is it we get in Indian reservations and your app stops working?
Address
by Pixiegurl68 on 2020/10/23 02:20
It will not show my address and companies will not deliver to me because they think it is fake. I have been writing about this issue for over a year now. I had people shooting outside my house and could not get help because my address would not show up on maps
New Look
by Shakie26 on 2020/10/23 01:36
The functionality of the site is pretty good. Slot of drop downs but navigating through the site is simple and quick. The look of it is pretty basic though.
Bart Nickerson
by jeffmamyw on 2020/10/23 00:14
Bart was the difference maker in my decision in making my purchase at mattress warehouse. I shopped all your competitors and no one had the service knowledge and attention that Bart had and it made all the difference. Regards Jeff Matut First time customer
It won’t show the bus stops
by Cris420Skate on 2020/10/22 23:01
Barely updated and it’s not showing the bus stops
Wish I could give zero stars
by jonh67 on 2020/10/22 22:30
I’m pretty sure most of the positive reviews are fake or when Google Maps was new and people were so excited for a Maps app that they didn’t care if it sucked. Maps routinely doesn’t label exits properly or in accordance with what the exit itself is labeled so then I miss my exit. Additionally it frequently makes me miss my exit because I’ll be entering the highway and I’m supposed to take the exit right after I enter but it lags and doesn’t tell me that until after I’ve passed the exit. The amount of times I’ve been 10-20 minutes because of this is ridiculous.
A good trip and day for an Endoscopy
by Arla53 on 2020/10/22 22:16
After going to a dreadful appointment for an Endoscopy it turned out to be actual fun. The office and procedure area was very clean the nurses assistants were all very nice. In fact we were haveing such a good time I was ready to stay just a little bit longer, if you can believe that. The anesthologist and my doctor were very assuring before hand. I appreciated everybody’s efforts to make it a comfortable situation for everyone. Thank you all so very much.
Keeps asking for a review
by soularus spyker on 2020/10/22 21:32
Ok will give it a zero cuz it just like adware Rate us you been rated big zero ask again and I will do negative like grief
Google keeps finding new ways to break its own app
by pinto32 on 2020/10/22 20:11
Bugs and poor design abound on the latest “update” to Google Maps. The most recent is with street view. The entire photo is grayed out/dimmed, with giant misaligned text telling you to “swipe to move.” Not only is it difficult to see, bit no matter how much you “swipe to move” up and down the street, the text overlay and dimming of the image remain. There are also now useless bubbles floating in front of the map then there used to be. Google wants you to have everything on screen at the same time, to the point that the map is unusable
Want to watch a sports event during pandemic?
by shapenote♥️ on 2020/10/22 19:10
Velocity Wings in Lovettsville has tables outside with TV’s loved watching the US Open there. Now if I could find a place that broadcasts HBO then I could watch “The Perfect Weapon”
Stop forcing faster routes
by Sauljohn on 2020/10/22 18:34
I’m trying to focus on driving on the route I chose to follow but then the “option” for a faster route pops up. Not really an option, you have to opt out to not have your route changed. It should be a suggestion and not a forced thing. I’m driving and next thing I know, it’s taking me through a different route because I wasn’t looking down at it while it gave me the choice to opt out. Also, I don’t know if this is only me but now when I try to swipe up to look at the route ahead of me, it changes orientation and then allows me to do swipe freely. Very frustrating.
GOODBYE GOOGLE MAPS.
by ewe993 on 2020/10/22 18:30
I have been exclusively using google maps for gps for the past 5 years. New updates to include search along the route and hazard/speed trap warnings have been useful. HOWEVER. just made a cross country road trip from FL to CO and back and I had to stop using maps. Auto zoom when trying to navigate traffic is SO ANNOYING. You touch to zoom in or out anywhere on the map and it completely turns around your orientation and zooms in somewhere COMPLETELY UNRELATED to your position, route, or where you pressed to zoom. NOT IMPRESSED WITH NEW UPDATES. SWITCHING TO APPLE MAPS.
Always suggests faster routes that add time
by Roobonics on 2020/10/22 17:58
Literally led me i to a construction with road blocks. Added 40 min to my drive.
Super slow
by Joshesc on 2020/10/22 17:56
EDIT: First time I have seen it not reroute my path while en route Very slow the past couple of days 😕 Edit: incredibly slow lately... most other apps work fine.. not sure what’s going on with Google Maps. I’m switching over to Waze for now.. this is ridiculous.
No 1 Treatments
by Bn panchal on 2020/10/22 17:37
Jalpa is doing excellent job , You will get all treatment what you need, she focused so well what you telling to her and treat so good , I will refer to all my friend and family to see her when they need it
Public transit
by Zgudda on 2020/10/22 16:20
What happened to the icons for the public transit option? When you zoom into the map, you used to see the icons now none of them are there. Why?
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.
Critical bug pls fix this Every time I use google it ask me to download the app😡
by NaoTe1 on 2020/08/09 14:06
I’ve already downloaded the App😡😡 When am using Safari -> Google-> find location xx near me-> direction -> Navigate -> it opens Get the app and I have the option of ‘Continue’ of ‘Not now’ Not now take me to Navigate Button Again and it wont even let me continue to direction without asking me to download the App. ( which I have downloaded the app) It just takes me back to Navigate button back and back again Navigate not now Navigate not now. It used to give me the option ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ and when selected ‘Not now’ it would ask to enter my location....which btw my location is turned on my Settings for google then lands to ‘Continue’ and ‘ Not now’ options. ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ both will open the App page and ask you to download the app all the time. And btw all this is while am prob stopped at a traffic light or driving and wanna do a quick search things to find near my loc. How can an app always ask you to download all the time? Either give us the option ‘Not now’ to work properly or direct us google map page picking up my location and the location googled. Or give us back the use the old web option which is google-> direction -> navigate-> pick my location -> then the Googled address-> Navigate to continue to direction simple and easy... So annoying and frustrating !!!
Progressively getting worse
by Geordie Buckley stan on 2019/07/21 14:00
As someone else mentioned, the directions do not keep up with your physical movement. The GPS dot moves all over the place even if you are standing in one spot making it extremely difficult to get your bearings in an unfamiliar place. I may not know where I am, but I do know where I am not (...unless the men's fragrance section of Macy's has been moved outdoors and a block over). Adding to the challenge, the street names can be difficult to find. You may have to zoom out a significant amount for the one you are looking for to appear. God forbid you want to zoom out and look for something in another area. Every time I have tried recently, it just brings me back to the area I'm currently in. Using the transit directions prove to be equally obnoxious. There will be directions to "Walk" but no explanation of where to (no "turn left on X Street") so you have to rely on their map and faulty GPS. The public transit are very confusing and counterintuitive (perhaps they're sufficient for people used to using public transit?). I couldn't always clearly tell when a bus/train was arriving. Not sure what happened with the last few updates, as I have used Google Maps reliably on a number of past trips. I already hated to give my data over to Google but the frustration with this app on this trip makes it easy to try something new. I imagine orienteering would be easier than using this app!
With the ios 14 update, Google maps have not been working for the last 2 weeks.
by Jackdep on 2020/09/30 03:58
Hello! I am a professional Driver and have been using Google maps for 3 years. But literally the last 2 weeks have become impossible to use Google Maps. I even decided to write a review in the hope that the developers would hear me and fix bugs. I believe that Google maps began to work poorly since the moment Apple released the new iOS 14. Maps began to simply slow down, freeze, and turn off arbitrarily. Just awful! I am so sad and sorry that I cannot use my favorite google maps as before. Developers please hear me and Fix it. This is really a problem now. All of my friends are also professional drivers who used google maps every day - they all say that it is impossible to use Google maps for the last two weeks. I've heard this from more than 50 people. And please, the developers don’t t need to give advice such as you give as a standard for all comments. I tried to clear cookies, cleared memory, Google maps on my latest version, I rebooted the phone - none of this helps. This is what you have in the system inside. You just haven't made compatibility with devices on iOS 14. and I'm not the only one with many I spoke to - all the same problems. Please correct this. I really want to use convenient and reliable Google maps as before. Thank you for your understanding!
Worse over time
by sarwalmac on 2019/06/08 05:16
Let’s get one thing straight: I love google. I use Google Chrome over safari, Google Calendar over the one that comes with iPhone, and for a long time, I used Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps a year ago was amazing. It always knew right where I was, the voice notifications were brief and prompt, and the app overall was just easy to use. Fast forward to today. Maps only communicates in NSEW directions “Head East” (Who knows that?), the voice notification system is mediocre at best, and to say that Google Maps is glitchy is an understatement. I just went to a new city and drove my car around, and more often than not I was slinging my car across four lanes of traffic trying to make an exit that Google didn’t let me know I needed to take, or saying that I was on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way or off the road entirely into the bushes (all the while I had at least 3 bars of LTE on Verizon. Coverage and carrier were not the issue). That was the final straw. This app that used to be more helpful was now potentially putting my life (and the life of my grandmother and friend) at risk. I still refuse to use Apple Maps, and have joined Waze. If the glitches can be fixed I may use again, but overall I am very disappointed!
Lots of things to say...
by By David Achter on 2020/07/09 21:50
I used to LOVE this app. But it needs a refresh. When I first got this, about 2 years ago, it was amazing. The integration with your Google account is very helpful. Suggestions are much better than Apple Maps, and I still think more businesses and places are on Google Maps than Apple Maps. That being said, now I’m using Apple Maps. Why? For starters, the colors on the map are very bland, and don’t show much detail. Apple Maps is just a pleasure to look at. The zooming in and out is not very fluid nor smooth, and when you launch the app there are simply too many pop ups, to the point where you really can’t see much of the map without swiping multiple things away. Also, integration with StreetView would be nice, especially since Apple has already built look around right into their app. So now I’m forced to make a choice: The pleasure to use, seamless Apple Maps, or the more reliable, clunky Google Maps? So far, I’m using Apple, but if Google can get their app working more nicely and fluidly, than there will simply be no competition. 4 stars for now, and iPhone users will simply have to make that choice for themselves.
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
An annoying necessity
by Ninjainthenight on 2019/07/05 23:26
I have used this app for years as I am a courier and the option to put multiple stops is amazing! However within really the last year, development has gotten messy and far too often I see new features just tossed into this app without little thought about them being annoyances to the everyday user. Like a month or so ago you would hit go and instead of automatically starting your route it would proceed to tell you how the traffic patterns are normally and how it is now....thanks I could care less and I don’t need the extra step. Now there’s a bug where you hit star over and over and nothing happens so you need to slide that bar up which then shows you the traffic pattern times (really wanna shove that stupid feature down our throats huh google?) and then hit start. And now it seems to have issues finding the most common of cities saying it can’t find a way there. Best thing I can recommend is wait it out and once google has fixed all the bugs and things seem stable, shut off the auto updates for this app. They tinker with it way too much and you never know what the next problem is gonna be.
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!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
The Fall: Google Maps’ Descent into Chaos
by AnEmily7 on 2019/07/23 03:21
Google maps has always been quite reliable in the past, but over the last few weeks it has been terrible about sending us the best route to avoid traffic. I’m currently stuck in a traffic jam caused by 4 accidents. There was an easy route to avoid this jam completely, but the Google Maps App didn’t tell us there was a jam until we were already stuck in it, high on a bridge to switch freeways. This jam has clearly been building up for a considerable period before we got the the place where we could have avoided it, but the app gave us no advance warning. Then, when we were irrevocably stuck, it suddenly had information about all the accidents and the extent of the traffic blockage. This seems a pretty unacceptable lapse in providing critical information about routes and traffic flow. Additionally, while it often chooses a logical route, there are times that it sends us in literal circles, ever farther from what is clearly the most practical path to our destination. This too is a recent failing. I don’t know the cause of Google Maps’ recent lapse in quality, but I hope it is rectified soon so that I don’t have to find a new map service.
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Fix zoom out/in on lists
by Flivin on 2018/09/17 04:50
Hi! I love the list feature in google maps, but I have one issue. I use the built-in Want to Go green marker on places, but I also have my own list that I call Actively Want to Go. Anyway, when I click my places and look exclusively at this list I’ve made, I like to zoom in on a neighborhood and click a place to get more info on it. Once I’ve read the info (hours, etc), I usually exit out of the place-specific info and want to see what else is in that neighborhood that’s on my list. Once I ex out of a restaurant’s info, the view zooms out completely and I have to zoom back in and find where I was. This is super annoying! Would really appreciate a fix! This is especially annoying bc sometimes a list I’ve made spans multiple cities in the US, and so once I zoom in and read a New York cafe’s hours and other info, I exit and then it zooms out and gives me a view of the whole continental US. This is super annoying! Pls fix, Google 💜 the only fix right now on my end is to avoid making lists that span multiple cities to avoid a large zoom out, but I think this is something y’all can fix easily
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Maps counties to have offline issues
by sporacer on 2020/10/21 00:42
For the last few months even after reinstalling the app resetting my device network settings ect it still continues to think I’m offline and changes the end address to a “general area”. I deliver for Grubhub and when this happens maps will take me to completely wrong locations even after a few minutes when it decides to come back online airplane mode off and on will sometimes correct the issue but I still have to restart directions repeatedly and recently road work and construction has caused maps to try and send me completely out of the way of my destination by miles not blocks. I still prefer Google over Apple Maps or Wayze but if this issue continues i will just uninstall the app like I did 4 years ago when google maps was having similar issues with addresses and off/online maps and traffic. *would be awesome if like in Apple Maps google indicated stop signs and traffic lights. Also a lot of speed limit data is incorrect the other day the last sign I had seen while traveling down a road was 35 but google showed 50mph
DO NOT update your Google Maps app until they fix insane and dangerous bugs.
by what be all this noise on 2020/09/14 04:02
The last couple weeks, it has been: verbally telling me to turn left while visually displaying a right turn, and vice-versa; unable to renavigate/redirect until 2+ minutes into your new routes, thus sending you in circles, wrong directions, off incorrect exits; routing me 2-10+ miles off the route it said 1 minute ago, and subsequently adding 10min-1hr to my drive time (I took what should have been a 3-hour road trip three days ago, and by constantly changing my directions, instructions, etc it ultimately added well over 1hr to my travel time); telling me to make impossible or illegal U-Turns as well as multiple u-turns multiple times back and forth; telling me there will be stand-still traffic where there is none, and vice-versa; sending me on to roads one street before or after the correct road, including telling me to turn into a cemetery 3 times in a row when I was trying to get to an auto parts store with a completely different address than the cemetery; no longer functioning or connecting in areas where for years, up until a couple weeks ago, it had no trouble connecting; and worst of all, directing me to go into oncoming traffic.
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.
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
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Google’s political agenda shows
by Stangster1 on 2019/11/03 05:56
What is with Google Maps and the continuous diminishing of the state lines??? It is getting harder and harder to tell where the state lines are, because Google is making the lines so faint - especially when zoomed in. Just Google doing its part to influence the masses to incorrectly see our precious nation merely as one mass democracy ruled by the popular vote - and to diminish the historic republic our nation was so wisely established as and the precious electoral college that our nation has always had. Hope I’m wrong, but is Google seemingly doing its part to promote the notion that the United States is a democracy instead of the republic that it is? Actual democracy is like two wolves and a little lamb deciding on what’s for dinner. A republic allows for the lamb to have a chance to save itself from the will of the two wolves. Liberty is a well armed lamb, to protect itself from the tyranny of the masses and the tyranny of the popular vote, where 50% plus one vote can simply run over and force its will on the 50% less one vote populace. The electoral college is one more institution put into place by our founding fathers to try to protect the voices of the smaller states; to prevent California and New York from imposing their will on the smaller states.
Need to disable auto-rerouting
by sarcasm central on 2019/02/05 20:22
I’ve been using Google Maps for a long time and overall I’m satisfied with it. However, there are two things that I’d like to see implemented: 1) Allow the user to select alternate routes when in offline mode. When in online mode, I can select a route I’m most comfortable with and not being able to do this in offline mode is annoying. I don’t want to be limited to the “fastest” route. 2) Allow the user to disable the auto-rerouting option without having to use the app in offline mode. There are many times when I’m not interested in saving 5 minutes by taking an unfamiliar route, but I still want to see current traffic and ETA. Having to fight with the app and manually hit “decline” to a route change is annoying and distracting. There is no reason why the app should need physical interaction from a user while they are focused on driving. Maybe allow the user to switch the default action to “decline” instead of “accept,” and add the ability to choose via voice control?
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.
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
GLITCHES!!!!!
by ehfyoutube on 2020/06/26 08:50
My whole job is driving around the north eastern sector of the United States and Canada. Google maps tries to drive me around in giant circles when there is any Road construction, it takes me the long way all the time, not to mention it'll switch the address on me, all on its own, making me late for my jobs and causing me a lot of gas money and mileage. Googles monopoly is too big to fail, and so big that there's no way for me to communicate with them to tell them what their product is doing to me and my livelihood. Too many major glitches to post, but one of my favorites is when the navigation voice will incessantly keep asking you if you would like to take a alternate route to save three minutes, and no matter how many times you hit the no thanks button, the voice will immediately keep repeating itself over and over and over asking you over and over and over if you would like to save three minutes. That's not a choice, when it keeps repeating itself and asking to the point of making your driving experience extremely dangerous and distracting. If any of you computer scientists are listening, please at least fix this last glitch it should be a relatively simple fix
Kim B
by KimBMMM on 2019/12/09 17:50
I’m writing about my current property manager Dawn Becker at American Homes 4 Rent. She has only been our property manager for a short time of the 4 1/2 years that I have been renting the property; but, she has been an absolute GODSEND! In the brief time that I have gotten to work with her she has tried in every way possible to help my family in our rental with any issue that has come up. Dawn has been amazing at going to bat for us with dire maintenance concerns that could not wait; however, without her help they would have waited and our family would have suffered. Dawn shows good communication, she is a team player, she shows the ability to work well with others in any situation as well as dealing with changes easily, she is very knowledgeable in every area that I’ve ever ask her about and if she ever didn’t know the answer she always got tight back to me. In my opinion, AH4R should train every property manager to be as efficient, professional, adequate and kind as Dawn Becker!
Google 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.!
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.
My review
by Little Blind Girl on 2019/05/29 03:10
I like this app. I don't drive, so if you do, can't help ya. But, I can tell you the app is wonderful at finding stuff in the area. 5 out of 5. Problems: I am a blind user and your app is almost perfect. One problem is on the For You tab, which I would love to use, but it wants me to select an area I care about on a map, which I can't do by any means. The second problem, most likely having nothing to do with me being blind, is when I have to press back to my location in order for it to measure distance correctly. Suggestions: I have two suggestions that would help me and possibly some others. The first one is for it to tell you the bus stop numbers. The second one is a notification you could turn on to tell you that your stop on the bus is getting close. This would be useful because not all the buses have the speaker system and even if I ask the driver to tell me a little heads up would be nice. Over all, this app is very wonderful.
Google 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.
It’s google trash
by jdhyndjjgr on 2020/04/10 03:10
Just like everything else with google things keep going downhill (especially the search engine). Maps gets worse with every update. Worst is it never keeps up with movements and distance despite any change to any settings that google recommends it stays about 10-15 seconds behind. I ride a motorcycle and there is no way with the gloves I have to touch the screen. It detects traffic and sends me down a different route that takes twice as long and I can’t cancel it. When planning trips where I know the route I want to take and I set it to that yet googles mighty reroute thinks it can’t shave a minute off by sending me down side streets. By thinking it can save that one minute I end up in rural side streets and distant loops that end up taking longer. Over maps is terrible. Lately I’ve had to memorize the route before hand and keep the app off while traveling, defeating the point of GPS maps. If they fixed the app so it kept up with movement and basic direction that would be a good start. Then add options like “never change pre-planned route” and and option to not take traffic into account as much for motorcycles that lane split. Just give people a few more settings
Masterpiece
by Fuzzboy7 on 2020/04/25 15:53
Google 5.41 is a masterpiece. The display is gorgeous, the way you rate your trip at the end is fantastic, and it is still ole reliable when it comes to getting you where you want to go. Google is adding new places to its map services faster than ever and provides many ways to get there. The complaint list I have is small: Some old roads that are no longer available are still being routed through google maps. Occasionally the speed limits do not match either and it would be great to customize what displays you would like to have on at all times such as speed limit vs. your current speed. Also, rarely when you change direction after a stop, it does not pick this up quick enough and can be somewhat confusing for those bad with directions. All in all, Google maps has come a long way and I believe it is well on its way to becoming what we have all been waiting for and please: DO NOT CHANGE THE DISPLAY STYLE.
Warranty Exchange - Incredible Customer Service Experience
by Andrea and Murray on 2020/03/15 20:51
Long story short. Went to Mattress Firm and spoke with Mike Paso about what we thought was a defective mattress (bought back in 2013). He explained the process. We followed the process, and within less than 3 weeks we had a letter from the company giving us full credit (from our initial purchase) to apply to a new mattress. We went back to see Mike and he was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the products in the showroom. After learning a lot and lying on several beds, Mike made our decision a well-informed one. He consulted with another colleague at the store (Catherine- and she was also incredibly helpful) and in no-time our purchase was processed with our mattress refund applied. Thank you Mike for your amazing customer service - especially in today’s world of “go do it yourself” service. You truly made our experience a great one. Thank you also to Mattress Firm for standing behind your products.
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Tony C
by TC BVI on 2019/09/16 00:44
I am an Uber driver and I switch between Google maps which is configured to work with the Uber App and Waze because Google Maps driects me to too many streets that are no longer available from my location. And many other other route issues. It also directs me to make right turns followed dangerous left turns through busy intersections where there are no traffic signals, in situations where if I had travel 1 block further, I would be able to make a right turn and then make the left turn at an intersection with a traffic signal. Too often on freeways it directs to an exit pass the exit directly on to my destination street or close to it, then I have to make at least 2 right turns to get back to the destination, which I already passed on to Freeway. The biggest issue for me is in areas in Los Angeles when I have the option to enter 2 or more freeways with no clear indication of which Freeway I should take to get to the designated exit. Another problem is that the next turn or Freeway exit is not displayed constantly.
Please create feature to save/remember current trips
by trojanaurora on 2019/01/05 19:33
I agree with an earlier reviewer about the sporadic use of ‘landmarks’ in the directions, rather than using only street names. It’s weird and arbitrary. Then it switches between giving directions in feet or fractions of a mile, or sometimes doesn’t give turn directions until it’s too late to safely execute the turn. Sometimes voice directions don’t come at all and I have to look at the phone while driving (!) to see what to do next. Recently, the reminders to leave have not been coming through each time they are requested, which I rely on to plan my trips accordingly. Aggravating! My main frustration with this app is that it erases open directions if I accidentally click out of the app or into it from a Notification, or when I’m editing stops but use the < arrow to back out. I frequently have trips with multiple stops, so losing my entire trip and starting from scratch is INFURIATING. If there was a way to save current trips or retrieve them, that would be so helpful!!!
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