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Google Maps - Transit & Food

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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time • Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
I am writing from hell!
by Siobhan Blazer on 2019/02/21 15:00
I haven’t been able to utilize the app since you updated and the sound was muted and I had no idea what was wrong and I was lost at night in dangerous situations because of you. Thanks for hell.
Best maps apple on apple by far
by MotionNYC on 2019/02/21 14:07
Best maps app combined with Waze. Sometimes it freezes and I wonder if that’s apple screwing around, I’m considering going back to Samsung given I use so many google apps and Apple doesn’t seem to play nice.
Please fix some toll road issues
by T Parker 68 on 2019/02/21 13:53
I love this app.. except for toll roads. I used this app in the Philadelphia area and it directed me to a toll road (which is fine), but the entrance for the highway was an “easy pass” entrance only. I did not have an easy pass (it’s something that you have to pay extra for, not everyone has one). And I was in a lane that I couldn’t get out of and forced into this easy pass entrance only. So when I could finally get off the highway, I had to pay the highest toll, because I didn’t have a ticket. That’s because I got on at easy pass entrance. So, I had to pay $40 for a Google mistake. Thanks 😕. Besides this, I love the app, but please fix this issue.
السعودية
by K907K on 2019/02/21 12:55
انصح به جدا انه برنامج جبارة
Bring back Apple Watch support!
by Weni Widi Wici on 2019/02/21 12:26
Good app but it needs to support the Apple Watch again.
Since update app seems to be freezing
by RyLoMcL on 2019/02/21 12:17
Upon opening the app seems to freeze right away. It takes a few restarts before the app stops freezing.
App crashes
by Kuromi1122 on 2019/02/21 07:47
The app just crashes 15 min in on giving directions. Happened after I updated it. This app has crashed multiple times.
Love my Google
by SabnSac on 2019/02/21 04:42
Google was always venting well by me!!
Best app for maps
by hjamali on 2019/02/21 00:01
This is the app where you can get everything about the map
Google Map
by Brother Jimmy on 2019/02/21 00:01
Best app ever!!!
Ahad Kemjee
by Ahad Kemjee on 2019/02/20 23:28
Can’t imagine what without
Today’s moving crisis
by AA/aa on 2019/02/20 23:18
Let’s just say if you’re looking for loyal honest caring storage unit... “John” turned my daughters tragic moving day right around... he must could sense my stress level! 30 minutes and over the top customer care! And right now the first month is free!!! Sincerely- the frantic mom & her 9yr old!!! Thx John
Great features
by McCusker's a 4th Grader on 2019/02/20 21:14
I love this app
Taking me to Uber
by htyffhg on 2019/02/20 18:34
Google Maps is taking me to Uber so annoying!
Extremely Delayed
by RJohnson33 on 2019/02/20 18:16
Doesn’t update as I’m driving and subsequently gets me consistently lost
Awesome
by Angela W 1189 on 2019/02/20 17:27
These guys are awesome all the way around! I had the windows on my Charger tinted yesterday! They do spectacular work, they have great prices , & work was complete in a timely manner! Angela
Excellent
by Venice traveler on 2019/02/20 16:38
I could not travel without this app. Even. When wifi is not available you can download for offline use. Excellent, none better.
Service advisor
by lauriemac1 on 2019/02/20 15:31
Steven King has been my service advisor for the past three years he’s been nothing short of amazing I would give him 10 stars if I could. He is the reason that I will own another Mercedes I highly recommend Stephen King for a service advisor
Hmmm
by Abbydoodaday on 2019/02/20 15:01
I love google maps so much, but lately it is NOT working at all! It won’t let me do ANYTHING at all, get directions, leave a review, commute. Every time I try to do anything it says that it can’t connect to the server, and it won’t let me continue. Even though I love google maps, I might just delete it if it is t fixed by the next update.
Lose the ads
by Alboreira on 2019/02/20 14:16
Lose the ads. Lose the photos. Do not add panes to maps with info that is often irrelevant. Do not make it easy to show a pane and hard to get rid of it, should be the other way around. Show country boundaries in thick, obvious lines. Do not show businesses unless explicitly asked, then offer a one-click get-rid-of-it. If any of you own a modern BMW, look at their map, that's more like it.
Actualización
by kirizq on 2019/02/20 13:14
Deberían actualizar más el gps ya que muchas ciudades no reconoce muchas direcciones actuales y nos lleva al lugar esquivado
Good but better
by ajaxx314_ on 2019/02/20 12:10
I like it.
They’re Great
by BigAlBreak on 2019/02/20 06:11
I love google maps but Waze is a bit better
Offline maps crash the app
by KC1974 on 2019/02/20 05:48
Update late Feb 2019 (v5.11): Offline maps no longer update. They crash the app. Great... Serious question: Do Google skip integration or regression testing these days, and just throw this straight from CFD to prod without looking at it? Are you now using scaled agile? Was the PM off sick? Please fix so that visiting sites related to places opens in Chrome (if it’s installed). Other Google apps (such as Gmail), open links in Chrome. Why won’t this? Just opens in Safari, which is no use to me. Also “cannot reach server” when viewing place photos has been going on for far too long.
Needs Improvement
by Randy R Robbins on 2019/02/20 05:43
For instance I’d like to see the speed limit displayed and on the interstate I’d like to see the speed displayed along with the minimum or slowest allowed speed I’d also like to see the maps change color over the course of the day to reflect real world time changes for instance early morning, morning, afternoon, evening, night The maps are also missing certain details and landmarks usually lakes, buildings, parks, subdivisions, smaller cities and it would be nice to display counties there should also be proper labels for places on the map businesses and respective logos to help identify One Bus Away integration and transit authorities view by region and how about an app for Apple Watch
Perfect
by neznamnista on 2019/02/20 03:36
As Bis driver makes my life so easier really love the Map. What I don’t like is way Google tracking us. So hopefully will stay on reasonable level...
Super Clean
by e3ind on 2019/02/20 03:32
Love this google map app. Very big street names and businesses. All the features are very good and clear. Good job google.
What‘s up with the volume?
by duncansma on 2019/02/20 02:57
This wasn’t always the case; but at some point the volume got much quieter. My wife had the same problem on her phone. Even though I adjusted the volume to the “louder” setting, it just isn’t very loud.
COME ON MAN‼️‼️‼️‼️😫😫😫
by verybearygood on 2019/02/20 01:40
How am I suppose to virtually vacation if I can’t see other people’s photos? They won’t load imma need y’all to fix dat ASAP‼️‼️👏🏽👏🏽
Poor directions
by ZumbaDozaGirl on 2019/02/20 01:21
Took me around the entire loop and wasted my time when I could’ve just went straight and then made a left and the destination would’ve been on my right and set it took me all the way around and so my destination will be on my left
Rise Biscuits and Doughnuts
by SaDyBax on 2019/02/20 00:27
Excellent place to stop for a delicious breakfast. The biscuits were fluffy and really tasty. My husband had a doughnut and was quite happy with his choice. The employees wore smiles on their faces and were happy to help us with our selections. Will be back! Oh and we liked the outdoor seating. Was a little cool, however, the sun was shining which warmed us up nicely.
Merly 503
by merly503 on 2019/02/20 00:18
Mejor aplicación
Good and Bad
by 01124))328 on 2019/02/19 23:19
Great app with lots of info. Too bad Google uses it to spy on you, but no other app compares.
Map location!
by Butch !! on 2019/02/19 23:04
Great access to all my questions regarding various locations in reference to distance of the miles and travel time ! Thank you!
Good app
by fjsidkxoapask on 2019/02/19 21:46
This app does a really great job, because it gets me where I need to go.
Nueve actualizacion
by red red hot on 2019/02/19 20:41
No me gusta la nueva actualización. Buscar las tiendas disponibles en una zona en específico no es posible, no da opciones simplemente te mandan a una sola sin más resultados
El Nuevo Poder
by El Nuevo Poder on 2019/02/19 20:00
Una aplicación muy completa y importante para el usuario en sus diarios vivir.
Traveling always
by WesUSCGTexas on 2019/02/19 19:49
Key move.
Great new car experience
by aussie24az on 2019/02/19 19:13
Thanks to Rob Bell at Yates Buick! He made finding a vehicle that was right for me Quick and easy! Rob was honest, patient and very information on all the vehicles we looked at. Closing the deal Ron Sedalia was great! He led me to what I needed without pushing me into a payment I couldn’t afford! I highly recommend Yates Buick GMC
Almost 5
by Itz_mabz on 2019/02/19 19:03
Almost perfect, only thing left in my opinion is it working with the lock screen somehow.
Satellite switch icon
by Elite Cargo on 2019/02/19 17:40
I really wanted to see an icon on the map to be able to switch to satellite mode. Instead of going to settings. Thank you Google
Problems since last update
by Whats happening? on 2019/02/19 17:17
Since the last upgrade only about 20 pictures are loading for the restaurants? It used to load all of them! I phone 10R.... I see other comments with the same complaint now!
Goggle maps
by caz. brother on 2019/02/19 16:49
It is great not getting lost and boy it helps remembering where you are going
Sucking up cellular data.
by mtbdog on 2019/02/19 15:56
Used 1.6 gb in just a few days. Did the same thing last month. Uninstalling and reinstalling corrects the problem for a while, then it just starts sucking again. This started with my XS Max. Never happened with my iPhone 7. It’s not happening with any other app, either, including Waze. Googled this; can’t seem to find that anyone else is having this issue. Good app otherwise. Only deserves one star if it uses up all of your data in a week.
My favorite app is loosing its edge
by KC Black on 2019/02/19 13:48
Google maps has always been my go to navigation app. Consistently I have been put on “faster routes” that have cause significant delays after I’m on the road. Now I find myself constantly comparing Google map with routes from Waze and other apps.
What happened
by Sab_Sab_Sab on 2019/02/19 12:33
I used to love google maps but the app is so delayed and gives me the wrong directions all the time, including turns into wrong one way lanes. The app can’t orient where I am ever and that causes missed directions and turn prompts after the street has passed.
Make State Lines (borders) more visible.
by Drowning in Ads on 2019/02/19 12:07
Way to difficult to discern state lines. Please make more visible from any zoom level.
The whole world in your hands
by MajedA.H on 2019/02/19 11:30
This is google which you can google any thing
Janosu
by Janeui on 2019/02/19 10:07
It was nice finding out what’s nearby use Uber a lot and my husband is busy a lot can’t ask him thank you google
Stupid
by DeplorableMatt on 2019/02/19 08:42
App says I visited places that I haven't. We're a long way off from Skynet. Assclowns.
Best app in maps
by roopa metipatil on 2019/02/19 04:32
I have been using this app since 2014 this is the best app in maps I have ever come across. It gives route map by all means except flight routes, it shows real time traffic conditions. Satellite views are the excellent!. Maps re-routes as soon as you miss some way(bit slower in android compared to IOS devices). Since I am not that great as a driver I go through the route well before I leave my home , it lets me see each turn and each lane I need to change in every road(load the route and swipe right each time for next turns) . And new updates are great it even shows you the speed limit if each road. Love this app ❤️
Quality decreased...Significantly.
by Western Justice on 2019/02/19 02:26
The quality of Google’s satellite map decreased a lot. It used to be very vibrant with various bright colors. Now, however, all of the detail and quality of the coloration has been blanketed over with a red tint, thus, rendering the color- quality to less than what it should perform at.
Nervous driver
by nervous grandma on 2019/02/19 01:34
I just got back from visiting my son and his family in the Phoenix area and instead of renting a car I drove him and my husband to the golf course and was super nervous about driving from the golf course , in traffic back to pick up my granddaughters for a day of shopping and fun... this app made it so easy and I never felt lost! Thanks for making this user friendly for a nervous grandma!
Don't Use Apple Maps
by wavycruz on 2019/02/18 22:32
Very accurate & informative
Miller’s Ale House
by JCRoozy on 2019/02/18 22:07
It was a great place for date lunch with my wife. Very festive and fun atmosphere. Great drink specials and a very good menu. Prices are very reasonable. Wait staff was very attentive and polite. Good place to bring friends for food, drinks and sports!
Not loading all photos
by CantFindMyGiftcard on 2019/02/18 22:01
Not loading all photos. What’s happening? It’s only loading about 20 photos. iPhone X
Why it’s great
by [That 1 User] on 2019/02/18 21:30
Google maps is great, I’m also not being paid to say this. But as a new driver this is great for me! It does have some flaws though. Like the fact that it doesn’t have many route options. Other than that it is a very good app for a knew driver, or somebody who is knew to a environment. Over all 4.5 stars, so I boosted it up to five
no Apple Watch app & worse business listings than Yelp
by squalamack on 2019/02/18 20:41
one of the most overrated apps in existence.
My favorite map.
by odinwallace on 2019/02/18 20:39
This is one of my favorite Google products.
Google maps is better than imaps
by mapmaster123 on 2019/02/18 20:33
Google maps updates your route faster than any other
Vestavia Place Apartments
by ilovelilwayne :) on 2019/02/18 19:27
I have been a resident here for two years, and have really enjoyed my stay. The leasing manager and her assistant are amazing!! Lynn is very caring and concerned about the residents here. Maintenance is also professional and always on time when you call. The grounds are well kept, and this is a safe place that’s pet friendly.. Beautiful in the fall and summer.
Stop updating
by Bree2751 on 2019/02/18 17:06
I have to update the app literally every time I use it please stop doing so many updates I know roads aren’t changing every three days
Helpful journey
by sindhi original on 2019/02/18 16:47
Very good support of google maps
New bug needs fixing
by Emilystonee on 2019/02/18 16:33
I spend hours on this app and it has been my #1 used app since I can remember. Will never say anything bad but now it won’t load all the pictures while scrolling. It just stops. Hopefully it’s fixed soon! It works on PC just not on phone. Please fix soon
LATEST UPDATE DISASTER
by World_Traveler10 on 2019/02/18 16:22
Please fix these updates! I used to live my laps by google maps- just the information you needed to know. Now the directions don’t keep up with you, start up lags because it’s busy loading ads, way too many pings dropped on the map for locations and features you don’t need. Worst: consistently puts me on wrong streets and/of going wrong direction. Why?? :(
Make the Rememberer Setting Option lock 🔐
by BappA bmma on 2019/02/18 14:14
It doesn’t work so test it out 100000 time make sure remember setting options locked works 🔒 all the time.
Remaster the Satelite
by Derpychocolate on 2019/02/18 14:04
This app is a good map but the Satellite brings the old time of 2015 I wish it was 2019 because if it was that forever I wished it changed can u change it?
Works great
by Kooterbug279 on 2019/02/18 13:11
Good job Google
it turned me onto a back road and my car slid off the ice and i had to pay a 200$ tow bill LOL
by Rae the Mutant Bird Girl on 2019/02/18 09:46
wish it was possible for it to consider weather/road conditions more rather than just choosing what would be fastest in clear conditions. from northern michigan in the thick of winter & with the polar vortex, most back/dirt roads are covered in ice, unplowed, edges not visible through the snow, slippery, etc. (basically: dangerous!) i wish there was a “take main roads” option or at least a way to override the time priority in favor of a more-traveled route that might add a few more minutes to the drive. “prefer paved roads”, maybe? i love google maps and its functions in warmer weather, but it did nearly kill me while trying to navigate me through an unfamiliar area to get to class last week soooo... eh...
Sadiel
by SadielJB on 2019/02/18 09:37
Excelente herramienta
App starts freezing completely
by igrglxv on 2019/02/18 07:17
Lately the app started freezing if i’m using mobile data. It renders the app completely useless even if I force close it and open it again. Please fix this asap
Yay
by freechicken on 2019/02/18 06:47
It’s good! Will get better
So glitchy
by JessJeans on 2019/02/18 03:53
This app has been so glitchy the last few months. Once you Start the route it won’t keep up with you, or update your location. I’ve updated the app, deleted then re installed...nothing is working!
Luz in Palm Springs
by Luz M Morales03 on 2019/02/18 02:34
We live in Palm Springs and during this deluge we turned to google maps for it’s efficiency to get home and take us thru where we could go to avoid road closures.
One thing missing
by You Ruined It on 2019/02/18 01:48
Wish there was a pause button
App keeps cutting me off
by Wi5sy on 2019/02/17 23:48
Constantly crashes every time I’m trying looking up things.
Apple Watch
by medicjosh on 2019/02/17 21:50
Hey Google, I love the fact that Google maps is now on Apple CarPlay but could you please please add it to Apple Watch again??!!
Picture
by monster 626 on 2019/02/17 20:08
App is great, but it doesn't show all the pictures like if it says there 200 pictures it just shows 20 maybe
Google maps
by Redhead freckle face on 2019/02/17 19:30
It really helps me find my way around and I discover new places I never knew about. Thank you!
Lithuania. Vilnius county, Vilnius city
by kestutisgidas on 2019/02/17 18:58
Good quality of connection. Good work, true sources.
Not helpful when it snows
by bbhanu on 2019/02/17 18:48
It’s not reliable at all times only when the weather is good and in some ideal situations only., it works
Nice
by admitit on 2019/02/17 16:18
I like how easy it is to use and all the details .
What’s Going On?
by Rmegurl87 on 2019/02/17 16:08
Don’t know if it’s the new update but Google maps has been acting up! When they added the controls for music is when it started. Sometimes it just totally disappears from the screen and I can get out of the current map directions. Horrible really!
Good App
by UwU Reviews on 2019/02/17 16:06
Vewy Good UwU
السعودية
by الهلال .. الزعيم on 2019/02/17 15:00
تطبيق مميز وجميل .. نشكركم عليه بنتظار التطبيقات الاخرى المميزة
The best app ever
by Iveyglen on 2019/02/17 14:41
The best app ever
Google map
by Code of blue on 2019/02/17 13:42
Always gets we’re we are going no matter what always right on the money
Before and now
by Djzmnz on 2019/02/17 12:45
Before GMaps were standard. And still nowadays I’d say desktop version is good and useful. But Google definitely lost the game with this one. At least on iOS devices. Mobile app is infested with ads and erratic behavior + in Vietnam where I live for the moment too many misguiding and riding in circles. I am not a fan of ios Maps but they are absolutely superior, clutter free and precise despite the bugs. I keep GMaps on the phone just because of compatibility ( sending links from desktop to phone). Otherwise I’d delete them and never look back...
Map
by madhaxer on 2019/02/17 04:56
The go to map for exploring anywhere everywhere anytime,easy to use fun to see and better than most maps out there.
Super
by Carlie05 on 2019/02/17 00:07
Me funciono
No accurate.
by Cariocabsb on 2019/02/16 23:55
Not accurate for a Google GPS! Waze is superior!
Once used for Good: NowBad.
by unknownart on 2019/02/16 23:40
Google Maps was once good. Now that they broke Timeline for me, it is now a meager mapping app that imitates others which do a better job. I have deleted Google Maps and switched to Apple Maps since I regard Apple Maps as a better map app now. Feh on Google Maps!
Unworkably slow; j just updated to the new version and it’s now unworkable slow!!
by whatisthepointofanickname2 on 2019/02/16 23:35
Google maps previously was so fast and zippy. It’s so slow on my phone I cannot use it
Felicitando a tan prestigiosa y útil aplicación
by Junior Titi Guevara on 2019/02/16 23:12
Es una aplicación muy útil e interesante para su uso, a nivel general; específicamente para las personas que no conocen un determinado sector es un buen espacio para su ubicación. Gracias
Ridiculous waste of time
by esp19 on 2019/02/16 22:45
For such a big company, to recommend routes on uncharted back roads and the busiest highways during rush hour- couldn’t be more disappointed! I know they don’t care about their customers with how much money they make, but I’m finished!
Gets me going
by illbehonest.com on 2019/02/16 21:08
Google maps has been very helpful in finding alternative routes when approaching traffic or construction sites in a great timely manner.
Great but the freezing bug for last few weeks is awful
by nda38189 on 2019/02/16 19:48
Great app and always loved using the app; however, whenever I open the app it freezes and takes several minutes to stop freezing. I force close the app and open again and it's still frozen. I'm not sure why this takes so long to unfreeze or why it happens so often, but it's only started happening within the last few weeks. I'd love the next update to fix this!
The absolute best
by Js_SugaBooga on 2019/02/16 18:10
I love Waze for providing red light cameras and police traps but it alerts me too late to turn. GOOGLE figured out I was lost and going in circles so it gave me a “landmark”. The voice said “in 500 feet, turn right at Burger King”. Then as I got closer to Burger King, it beeped twice and said turn right at Burger King!!! I was finally going in the right direction again. I chose GOOGLE MAPS over my car navigation using CarPlay. Please Google, add live weather!!
Sylwia’s Ice Cream
by Arleen T on 2019/02/16 17:35
A walk back in Old World charm while enjoying your ice cream. This parlor is so cozy with a European flair. Sylwia and Brad will welcome you to their new store while uniquely preparing your ice cream selection. They have many varieties of sweets for your indulgence. Not only will your dessert be expertly displayed but it will taste fabulous. I chose the coffee ice cream sprinkled with walnuts. Yummy!
Good app
by Chaotik_lord on 2018/12/17 16:52
This app does an above-average job at assisting in navigation. I like that it apparently integrates user movement over time; for example, when I moved to my house, it ignored a pedestrian footpath to the other half of my street, but it now no longer routes me two miles away when I’m going to the bus. The reason I don’t give it five stars is its integration with Lyft/Uber, because my pocket would open the links and sometimes nearly summon a car (I had to delete them to avoid being charged), and because of transit system shortcomings. GMaps doesn’t offer enough different choices for routes, sometimes missing obvious bus lines or transfers, sometimes only giving one option it thinks best, though I might know more info and want to prompt more choices, which isn’t possible. I a forced to enter fake destination or origin information to force other routes to display. One bus may be very crowded at certain times, one route may have a steep hill. It needs to offer a way to expand route choices. Also, I still need to use OneBusAway to check on arrival times, as GMaps is not always current, especially with detours and alterations. As for driving, it’s fine, except the way it ignores neighborhood shortcuts and alternatives. Overall, a good tool to assist you, but you need your own knowledge to make it truly effective. Therefore, 3.5 stars, which I weighted up to 4.
A great app, but flawed on CarPlay
by jdawgnoonan on 2019/02/02 01:47
I always used to feel that Google Maps was the best mobile app that existed, and possibly the only mobile app that I honestly could not live without. Apple Maps didn’t used to be a worthy competitor, but Apple has consistently upped their game and Apple Maps is almost the equal of Google Maps today. I was initially very excited when I found out that iOS 12 would allow Google Maps to work in Apple CarPlay. However, once the feature was released it not only made it clear that Apple Maps has caught or passed Google Maps in some respects, and it also revealed some critical bugs in Google’s application. One particularly nasty bug in Google Maps, especially in CarPlay, is that the system seems to not really know my location. If I am following directions from Google, the system repeatedly detects that I am on roads that are near to the road that I am driving on but that are not actually the road on which I am driving. It also shows my car occasionally getting off on exits from whatever interstate I am on when I am not exiting. It seems that Google knows my location within maybe 50 to 100 feet from where I actually am located. This renders this app basically unusable on CarPlay and even makes me question having it installed on my phone any longer.
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Professional driver request
by J Flow Consulting on 2018/12/18 19:39
Google has always created incredible products and apps to make life easier. However, Google maps has had some issues that can create real-time frustrations and distractions while operating a vehicle - commercial or personal. Under the hood the routing is realiable. One can chose sometimes various different routes that is ideal. Using the product though has been a slight nightmare. For example: I select a route based on what is best for a commercial vehicle before starting a route. As a professional driver with over a million miles driven Google maps feel that it would wise to automatically change my designated route by requesting the user to select a route based on Googles’ algorithm, traffic reports, and construction enroute. The user should have final say on route and routes should not be re-designated based on Google routing after a driver has selected a particular route. It is important to create additional option but the option SHOULD NOT be automatically authorized by Googles’ routing data. The DRIVER SHOULD HAVE FINAL SAY, NOT GOOGLE or it’s app. It is too distracting, frustrating and dangerous for any driver to get their eyes off the road just to fight with Google map on “decline requests” and when missed it re-routes. Fix this Google, not only to improve the safety of your users but the safety of the driving public.
Reliability Gone Bad
by Redrum Dog on 2019/01/11 22:18
Since introduction of this app, it used to be a reliable, accurate, and just plain awesome! The past 8-10 months I have noticed how this app now like to loop you in directions that lead to paying tolls twice and directs you to areas where there are police traps set up. This does not happen just in my home state, but all over the country where I drive. While in Boston, the app was just plain unusable. At first I thought I was being a paranoid Freak, but I have used this while comparing this to other apps. Waze, uses the same maps, shows different routes and works as advertised, but the ads are getting annoying. A no frills map that just works and does not have the ads or doing the stuff Google does with looping through extra tools and stuff is Inrix. This has become my application of choice for reliability and no nonsense. This is important when you are transporting sensitive medical stuff like blood, organs, and supplies. Disappointed how harvesting info for profit or my experience of taking routes that are longer because they direct you through extra tools/police stings. On the flipside, downloading maps and using them with internet brings the reliability back on par with where it used to be and in line with Inrix!
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone
by KarenD345 on 2017/12/05 16:57
I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
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.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
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
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Best Mapping App Available
by kluke3 on 2019/01/19 18:58
I’ve been using Google Maps for many years and have seen it evolve into a terrific app. that I simply couldn’t do without. I have a very poor sense of direction and this app. allows me to get around the big city I live in. The most recent update now includes the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on. This was the only thing I liked on Apple maps, now Google has it too. I live in a big city and so far the Google speed has matched the posted speed and even changed when I cross over an intersection, then the speed limit changes. If you don’t like the speed limit feature, it can be turned off in the settings / navigation screen of the app. Offline maps are an absolute life saver for instanced where you travel to areas where cell signals are intermittent or weak. They are easy to setup and remove. So far, on the iPhone I have not had a single issue with this app., unlike the dreaded Apple maps that to this day, doesn’t always give me the proper directions, and takes too long to figure out when I veer off the path. Google maps, responds instantly, and reroutes you eliminating a lot of stress. In a case where you find an error in routing, if it’s reported to google, they will listen to you and fix it. Be patient though as they have to verify it, before they change it. They have a feature within the app that should be turned on by default, where you shake the phone with the app. open, the the feedback screen pops up.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
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
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
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?
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
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.
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.
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!!!
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Very little bad things to say about you. Still angry.
by Alexander J. Hovanec on 2018/12/23 01:09
Great app. I have a lot of good things to say about you guys. But at the very same time I’m beyond angry. There’s so many features you never bothered to consider or enable. I’ve got a very specific reason why I need to remove all my contributions from Google Maps. I was a Level 9 Local Guide but for reasons I won’t get into I need all my contributions gone. Of course you guys wanna make it difficult though. I have to MANUALLY REMOVE EVERY PHOTO. You guys never THOUGHT to implement a feature that allows you to mass-delete all your contributions. Hypothetically deleting my Google account wouldn’t even do me any justice, my contributions would remain. I’ve been sitting here for hours on end — 3.5 hours I think — and I’ve screen recorded all my progress — and I’ve only managed to delete 2,000 photos. It took me THAT long to manually delete 2k photos, and I’ve still got 7k to go. You guys have robbed me of my time because you never thought to implement such a simple feature.
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time • Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
I am writing from hell!
by Siobhan Blazer on 2019/02/21 15:00
I haven’t been able to utilize the app since you updated and the sound was muted and I had no idea what was wrong and I was lost at night in dangerous situations because of you. Thanks for hell.
Best maps apple on apple by far
by MotionNYC on 2019/02/21 14:07
Best maps app combined with Waze. Sometimes it freezes and I wonder if that’s apple screwing around, I’m considering going back to Samsung given I use so many google apps and Apple doesn’t seem to play nice.
Please fix some toll road issues
by T Parker 68 on 2019/02/21 13:53
I love this app.. except for toll roads. I used this app in the Philadelphia area and it directed me to a toll road (which is fine), but the entrance for the highway was an “easy pass” entrance only. I did not have an easy pass (it’s something that you have to pay extra for, not everyone has one). And I was in a lane that I couldn’t get out of and forced into this easy pass entrance only. So when I could finally get off the highway, I had to pay the highest toll, because I didn’t have a ticket. That’s because I got on at easy pass entrance. So, I had to pay $40 for a Google mistake. Thanks 😕. Besides this, I love the app, but please fix this issue.
السعودية
by K907K on 2019/02/21 12:55
انصح به جدا انه برنامج جبارة
Bring back Apple Watch support!
by Weni Widi Wici on 2019/02/21 12:26
Good app but it needs to support the Apple Watch again.
Since update app seems to be freezing
by RyLoMcL on 2019/02/21 12:17
Upon opening the app seems to freeze right away. It takes a few restarts before the app stops freezing.
App crashes
by Kuromi1122 on 2019/02/21 07:47
The app just crashes 15 min in on giving directions. Happened after I updated it. This app has crashed multiple times.
Love my Google
by SabnSac on 2019/02/21 04:42
Google was always venting well by me!!
Best app for maps
by hjamali on 2019/02/21 00:01
This is the app where you can get everything about the map
Google Map
by Brother Jimmy on 2019/02/21 00:01
Best app ever!!!
Ahad Kemjee
by Ahad Kemjee on 2019/02/20 23:28
Can’t imagine what without
Today’s moving crisis
by AA/aa on 2019/02/20 23:18
Let’s just say if you’re looking for loyal honest caring storage unit... “John” turned my daughters tragic moving day right around... he must could sense my stress level! 30 minutes and over the top customer care! And right now the first month is free!!! Sincerely- the frantic mom & her 9yr old!!! Thx John
Great features
by McCusker's a 4th Grader on 2019/02/20 21:14
I love this app
Taking me to Uber
by htyffhg on 2019/02/20 18:34
Google Maps is taking me to Uber so annoying!
Extremely Delayed
by RJohnson33 on 2019/02/20 18:16
Doesn’t update as I’m driving and subsequently gets me consistently lost
Awesome
by Angela W 1189 on 2019/02/20 17:27
These guys are awesome all the way around! I had the windows on my Charger tinted yesterday! They do spectacular work, they have great prices , & work was complete in a timely manner! Angela
Excellent
by Venice traveler on 2019/02/20 16:38
I could not travel without this app. Even. When wifi is not available you can download for offline use. Excellent, none better.
Service advisor
by lauriemac1 on 2019/02/20 15:31
Steven King has been my service advisor for the past three years he’s been nothing short of amazing I would give him 10 stars if I could. He is the reason that I will own another Mercedes I highly recommend Stephen King for a service advisor
Hmmm
by Abbydoodaday on 2019/02/20 15:01
I love google maps so much, but lately it is NOT working at all! It won’t let me do ANYTHING at all, get directions, leave a review, commute. Every time I try to do anything it says that it can’t connect to the server, and it won’t let me continue. Even though I love google maps, I might just delete it if it is t fixed by the next update.
Lose the ads
by Alboreira on 2019/02/20 14:16
Lose the ads. Lose the photos. Do not add panes to maps with info that is often irrelevant. Do not make it easy to show a pane and hard to get rid of it, should be the other way around. Show country boundaries in thick, obvious lines. Do not show businesses unless explicitly asked, then offer a one-click get-rid-of-it. If any of you own a modern BMW, look at their map, that's more like it.
Actualización
by kirizq on 2019/02/20 13:14
Deberían actualizar más el gps ya que muchas ciudades no reconoce muchas direcciones actuales y nos lleva al lugar esquivado
Good but better
by ajaxx314_ on 2019/02/20 12:10
I like it.
They’re Great
by BigAlBreak on 2019/02/20 06:11
I love google maps but Waze is a bit better
Offline maps crash the app
by KC1974 on 2019/02/20 05:48
Update late Feb 2019 (v5.11): Offline maps no longer update. They crash the app. Great... Serious question: Do Google skip integration or regression testing these days, and just throw this straight from CFD to prod without looking at it? Are you now using scaled agile? Was the PM off sick? Please fix so that visiting sites related to places opens in Chrome (if it’s installed). Other Google apps (such as Gmail), open links in Chrome. Why won’t this? Just opens in Safari, which is no use to me. Also “cannot reach server” when viewing place photos has been going on for far too long.
Needs Improvement
by Randy R Robbins on 2019/02/20 05:43
For instance I’d like to see the speed limit displayed and on the interstate I’d like to see the speed displayed along with the minimum or slowest allowed speed I’d also like to see the maps change color over the course of the day to reflect real world time changes for instance early morning, morning, afternoon, evening, night The maps are also missing certain details and landmarks usually lakes, buildings, parks, subdivisions, smaller cities and it would be nice to display counties there should also be proper labels for places on the map businesses and respective logos to help identify One Bus Away integration and transit authorities view by region and how about an app for Apple Watch
Perfect
by neznamnista on 2019/02/20 03:36
As Bis driver makes my life so easier really love the Map. What I don’t like is way Google tracking us. So hopefully will stay on reasonable level...
Super Clean
by e3ind on 2019/02/20 03:32
Love this google map app. Very big street names and businesses. All the features are very good and clear. Good job google.
What‘s up with the volume?
by duncansma on 2019/02/20 02:57
This wasn’t always the case; but at some point the volume got much quieter. My wife had the same problem on her phone. Even though I adjusted the volume to the “louder” setting, it just isn’t very loud.
COME ON MAN‼️‼️‼️‼️😫😫😫
by verybearygood on 2019/02/20 01:40
How am I suppose to virtually vacation if I can’t see other people’s photos? They won’t load imma need y’all to fix dat ASAP‼️‼️👏🏽👏🏽
Poor directions
by ZumbaDozaGirl on 2019/02/20 01:21
Took me around the entire loop and wasted my time when I could’ve just went straight and then made a left and the destination would’ve been on my right and set it took me all the way around and so my destination will be on my left
Rise Biscuits and Doughnuts
by SaDyBax on 2019/02/20 00:27
Excellent place to stop for a delicious breakfast. The biscuits were fluffy and really tasty. My husband had a doughnut and was quite happy with his choice. The employees wore smiles on their faces and were happy to help us with our selections. Will be back! Oh and we liked the outdoor seating. Was a little cool, however, the sun was shining which warmed us up nicely.
Merly 503
by merly503 on 2019/02/20 00:18
Mejor aplicación
Good and Bad
by 01124))328 on 2019/02/19 23:19
Great app with lots of info. Too bad Google uses it to spy on you, but no other app compares.
Map location!
by Butch !! on 2019/02/19 23:04
Great access to all my questions regarding various locations in reference to distance of the miles and travel time ! Thank you!
Good app
by fjsidkxoapask on 2019/02/19 21:46
This app does a really great job, because it gets me where I need to go.
Nueve actualizacion
by red red hot on 2019/02/19 20:41
No me gusta la nueva actualización. Buscar las tiendas disponibles en una zona en específico no es posible, no da opciones simplemente te mandan a una sola sin más resultados
El Nuevo Poder
by El Nuevo Poder on 2019/02/19 20:00
Una aplicación muy completa y importante para el usuario en sus diarios vivir.
Traveling always
by WesUSCGTexas on 2019/02/19 19:49
Key move.
Great new car experience
by aussie24az on 2019/02/19 19:13
Thanks to Rob Bell at Yates Buick! He made finding a vehicle that was right for me Quick and easy! Rob was honest, patient and very information on all the vehicles we looked at. Closing the deal Ron Sedalia was great! He led me to what I needed without pushing me into a payment I couldn’t afford! I highly recommend Yates Buick GMC
Almost 5
by Itz_mabz on 2019/02/19 19:03
Almost perfect, only thing left in my opinion is it working with the lock screen somehow.
Satellite switch icon
by Elite Cargo on 2019/02/19 17:40
I really wanted to see an icon on the map to be able to switch to satellite mode. Instead of going to settings. Thank you Google
Problems since last update
by Whats happening? on 2019/02/19 17:17
Since the last upgrade only about 20 pictures are loading for the restaurants? It used to load all of them! I phone 10R.... I see other comments with the same complaint now!
Goggle maps
by caz. brother on 2019/02/19 16:49
It is great not getting lost and boy it helps remembering where you are going
Sucking up cellular data.
by mtbdog on 2019/02/19 15:56
Used 1.6 gb in just a few days. Did the same thing last month. Uninstalling and reinstalling corrects the problem for a while, then it just starts sucking again. This started with my XS Max. Never happened with my iPhone 7. It’s not happening with any other app, either, including Waze. Googled this; can’t seem to find that anyone else is having this issue. Good app otherwise. Only deserves one star if it uses up all of your data in a week.
My favorite app is loosing its edge
by KC Black on 2019/02/19 13:48
Google maps has always been my go to navigation app. Consistently I have been put on “faster routes” that have cause significant delays after I’m on the road. Now I find myself constantly comparing Google map with routes from Waze and other apps.
What happened
by Sab_Sab_Sab on 2019/02/19 12:33
I used to love google maps but the app is so delayed and gives me the wrong directions all the time, including turns into wrong one way lanes. The app can’t orient where I am ever and that causes missed directions and turn prompts after the street has passed.
Make State Lines (borders) more visible.
by Drowning in Ads on 2019/02/19 12:07
Way to difficult to discern state lines. Please make more visible from any zoom level.
The whole world in your hands
by MajedA.H on 2019/02/19 11:30
This is google which you can google any thing
Janosu
by Janeui on 2019/02/19 10:07
It was nice finding out what’s nearby use Uber a lot and my husband is busy a lot can’t ask him thank you google
Stupid
by DeplorableMatt on 2019/02/19 08:42
App says I visited places that I haven't. We're a long way off from Skynet. Assclowns.
Best app in maps
by roopa metipatil on 2019/02/19 04:32
I have been using this app since 2014 this is the best app in maps I have ever come across. It gives route map by all means except flight routes, it shows real time traffic conditions. Satellite views are the excellent!. Maps re-routes as soon as you miss some way(bit slower in android compared to IOS devices). Since I am not that great as a driver I go through the route well before I leave my home , it lets me see each turn and each lane I need to change in every road(load the route and swipe right each time for next turns) . And new updates are great it even shows you the speed limit if each road. Love this app ❤️
Quality decreased...Significantly.
by Western Justice on 2019/02/19 02:26
The quality of Google’s satellite map decreased a lot. It used to be very vibrant with various bright colors. Now, however, all of the detail and quality of the coloration has been blanketed over with a red tint, thus, rendering the color- quality to less than what it should perform at.
Nervous driver
by nervous grandma on 2019/02/19 01:34
I just got back from visiting my son and his family in the Phoenix area and instead of renting a car I drove him and my husband to the golf course and was super nervous about driving from the golf course , in traffic back to pick up my granddaughters for a day of shopping and fun... this app made it so easy and I never felt lost! Thanks for making this user friendly for a nervous grandma!
Don't Use Apple Maps
by wavycruz on 2019/02/18 22:32
Very accurate & informative
Miller’s Ale House
by JCRoozy on 2019/02/18 22:07
It was a great place for date lunch with my wife. Very festive and fun atmosphere. Great drink specials and a very good menu. Prices are very reasonable. Wait staff was very attentive and polite. Good place to bring friends for food, drinks and sports!
Not loading all photos
by CantFindMyGiftcard on 2019/02/18 22:01
Not loading all photos. What’s happening? It’s only loading about 20 photos. iPhone X
Why it’s great
by [That 1 User] on 2019/02/18 21:30
Google maps is great, I’m also not being paid to say this. But as a new driver this is great for me! It does have some flaws though. Like the fact that it doesn’t have many route options. Other than that it is a very good app for a knew driver, or somebody who is knew to a environment. Over all 4.5 stars, so I boosted it up to five
no Apple Watch app & worse business listings than Yelp
by squalamack on 2019/02/18 20:41
one of the most overrated apps in existence.
My favorite map.
by odinwallace on 2019/02/18 20:39
This is one of my favorite Google products.
Google maps is better than imaps
by mapmaster123 on 2019/02/18 20:33
Google maps updates your route faster than any other
Vestavia Place Apartments
by ilovelilwayne :) on 2019/02/18 19:27
I have been a resident here for two years, and have really enjoyed my stay. The leasing manager and her assistant are amazing!! Lynn is very caring and concerned about the residents here. Maintenance is also professional and always on time when you call. The grounds are well kept, and this is a safe place that’s pet friendly.. Beautiful in the fall and summer.
Stop updating
by Bree2751 on 2019/02/18 17:06
I have to update the app literally every time I use it please stop doing so many updates I know roads aren’t changing every three days
Helpful journey
by sindhi original on 2019/02/18 16:47
Very good support of google maps
New bug needs fixing
by Emilystonee on 2019/02/18 16:33
I spend hours on this app and it has been my #1 used app since I can remember. Will never say anything bad but now it won’t load all the pictures while scrolling. It just stops. Hopefully it’s fixed soon! It works on PC just not on phone. Please fix soon
LATEST UPDATE DISASTER
by World_Traveler10 on 2019/02/18 16:22
Please fix these updates! I used to live my laps by google maps- just the information you needed to know. Now the directions don’t keep up with you, start up lags because it’s busy loading ads, way too many pings dropped on the map for locations and features you don’t need. Worst: consistently puts me on wrong streets and/of going wrong direction. Why?? :(
Make the Rememberer Setting Option lock 🔐
by BappA bmma on 2019/02/18 14:14
It doesn’t work so test it out 100000 time make sure remember setting options locked works 🔒 all the time.
Remaster the Satelite
by Derpychocolate on 2019/02/18 14:04
This app is a good map but the Satellite brings the old time of 2015 I wish it was 2019 because if it was that forever I wished it changed can u change it?
Works great
by Kooterbug279 on 2019/02/18 13:11
Good job Google
it turned me onto a back road and my car slid off the ice and i had to pay a 200$ tow bill LOL
by Rae the Mutant Bird Girl on 2019/02/18 09:46
wish it was possible for it to consider weather/road conditions more rather than just choosing what would be fastest in clear conditions. from northern michigan in the thick of winter & with the polar vortex, most back/dirt roads are covered in ice, unplowed, edges not visible through the snow, slippery, etc. (basically: dangerous!) i wish there was a “take main roads” option or at least a way to override the time priority in favor of a more-traveled route that might add a few more minutes to the drive. “prefer paved roads”, maybe? i love google maps and its functions in warmer weather, but it did nearly kill me while trying to navigate me through an unfamiliar area to get to class last week soooo... eh...
Sadiel
by SadielJB on 2019/02/18 09:37
Excelente herramienta
App starts freezing completely
by igrglxv on 2019/02/18 07:17
Lately the app started freezing if i’m using mobile data. It renders the app completely useless even if I force close it and open it again. Please fix this asap
Yay
by freechicken on 2019/02/18 06:47
It’s good! Will get better
So glitchy
by JessJeans on 2019/02/18 03:53
This app has been so glitchy the last few months. Once you Start the route it won’t keep up with you, or update your location. I’ve updated the app, deleted then re installed...nothing is working!
Luz in Palm Springs
by Luz M Morales03 on 2019/02/18 02:34
We live in Palm Springs and during this deluge we turned to google maps for it’s efficiency to get home and take us thru where we could go to avoid road closures.
One thing missing
by You Ruined It on 2019/02/18 01:48
Wish there was a pause button
App keeps cutting me off
by Wi5sy on 2019/02/17 23:48
Constantly crashes every time I’m trying looking up things.
Apple Watch
by medicjosh on 2019/02/17 21:50
Hey Google, I love the fact that Google maps is now on Apple CarPlay but could you please please add it to Apple Watch again??!!
Picture
by monster 626 on 2019/02/17 20:08
App is great, but it doesn't show all the pictures like if it says there 200 pictures it just shows 20 maybe
Google maps
by Redhead freckle face on 2019/02/17 19:30
It really helps me find my way around and I discover new places I never knew about. Thank you!
Lithuania. Vilnius county, Vilnius city
by kestutisgidas on 2019/02/17 18:58
Good quality of connection. Good work, true sources.
Not helpful when it snows
by bbhanu on 2019/02/17 18:48
It’s not reliable at all times only when the weather is good and in some ideal situations only., it works
Nice
by admitit on 2019/02/17 16:18
I like how easy it is to use and all the details .
What’s Going On?
by Rmegurl87 on 2019/02/17 16:08
Don’t know if it’s the new update but Google maps has been acting up! When they added the controls for music is when it started. Sometimes it just totally disappears from the screen and I can get out of the current map directions. Horrible really!
Good App
by UwU Reviews on 2019/02/17 16:06
Vewy Good UwU
السعودية
by الهلال .. الزعيم on 2019/02/17 15:00
تطبيق مميز وجميل .. نشكركم عليه بنتظار التطبيقات الاخرى المميزة
The best app ever
by Iveyglen on 2019/02/17 14:41
The best app ever
Google map
by Code of blue on 2019/02/17 13:42
Always gets we’re we are going no matter what always right on the money
Before and now
by Djzmnz on 2019/02/17 12:45
Before GMaps were standard. And still nowadays I’d say desktop version is good and useful. But Google definitely lost the game with this one. At least on iOS devices. Mobile app is infested with ads and erratic behavior + in Vietnam where I live for the moment too many misguiding and riding in circles. I am not a fan of ios Maps but they are absolutely superior, clutter free and precise despite the bugs. I keep GMaps on the phone just because of compatibility ( sending links from desktop to phone). Otherwise I’d delete them and never look back...
Map
by madhaxer on 2019/02/17 04:56
The go to map for exploring anywhere everywhere anytime,easy to use fun to see and better than most maps out there.
Super
by Carlie05 on 2019/02/17 00:07
Me funciono
No accurate.
by Cariocabsb on 2019/02/16 23:55
Not accurate for a Google GPS! Waze is superior!
Once used for Good: NowBad.
by unknownart on 2019/02/16 23:40
Google Maps was once good. Now that they broke Timeline for me, it is now a meager mapping app that imitates others which do a better job. I have deleted Google Maps and switched to Apple Maps since I regard Apple Maps as a better map app now. Feh on Google Maps!
Unworkably slow; j just updated to the new version and it’s now unworkable slow!!
by whatisthepointofanickname2 on 2019/02/16 23:35
Google maps previously was so fast and zippy. It’s so slow on my phone I cannot use it
Felicitando a tan prestigiosa y útil aplicación
by Junior Titi Guevara on 2019/02/16 23:12
Es una aplicación muy útil e interesante para su uso, a nivel general; específicamente para las personas que no conocen un determinado sector es un buen espacio para su ubicación. Gracias
Ridiculous waste of time
by esp19 on 2019/02/16 22:45
For such a big company, to recommend routes on uncharted back roads and the busiest highways during rush hour- couldn’t be more disappointed! I know they don’t care about their customers with how much money they make, but I’m finished!
Gets me going
by illbehonest.com on 2019/02/16 21:08
Google maps has been very helpful in finding alternative routes when approaching traffic or construction sites in a great timely manner.
Great but the freezing bug for last few weeks is awful
by nda38189 on 2019/02/16 19:48
Great app and always loved using the app; however, whenever I open the app it freezes and takes several minutes to stop freezing. I force close the app and open again and it's still frozen. I'm not sure why this takes so long to unfreeze or why it happens so often, but it's only started happening within the last few weeks. I'd love the next update to fix this!
The absolute best
by Js_SugaBooga on 2019/02/16 18:10
I love Waze for providing red light cameras and police traps but it alerts me too late to turn. GOOGLE figured out I was lost and going in circles so it gave me a “landmark”. The voice said “in 500 feet, turn right at Burger King”. Then as I got closer to Burger King, it beeped twice and said turn right at Burger King!!! I was finally going in the right direction again. I chose GOOGLE MAPS over my car navigation using CarPlay. Please Google, add live weather!!
Sylwia’s Ice Cream
by Arleen T on 2019/02/16 17:35
A walk back in Old World charm while enjoying your ice cream. This parlor is so cozy with a European flair. Sylwia and Brad will welcome you to their new store while uniquely preparing your ice cream selection. They have many varieties of sweets for your indulgence. Not only will your dessert be expertly displayed but it will taste fabulous. I chose the coffee ice cream sprinkled with walnuts. Yummy!
Good app
by Chaotik_lord on 2018/12/17 16:52
This app does an above-average job at assisting in navigation. I like that it apparently integrates user movement over time; for example, when I moved to my house, it ignored a pedestrian footpath to the other half of my street, but it now no longer routes me two miles away when I’m going to the bus. The reason I don’t give it five stars is its integration with Lyft/Uber, because my pocket would open the links and sometimes nearly summon a car (I had to delete them to avoid being charged), and because of transit system shortcomings. GMaps doesn’t offer enough different choices for routes, sometimes missing obvious bus lines or transfers, sometimes only giving one option it thinks best, though I might know more info and want to prompt more choices, which isn’t possible. I a forced to enter fake destination or origin information to force other routes to display. One bus may be very crowded at certain times, one route may have a steep hill. It needs to offer a way to expand route choices. Also, I still need to use OneBusAway to check on arrival times, as GMaps is not always current, especially with detours and alterations. As for driving, it’s fine, except the way it ignores neighborhood shortcuts and alternatives. Overall, a good tool to assist you, but you need your own knowledge to make it truly effective. Therefore, 3.5 stars, which I weighted up to 4.
A great app, but flawed on CarPlay
by jdawgnoonan on 2019/02/02 01:47
I always used to feel that Google Maps was the best mobile app that existed, and possibly the only mobile app that I honestly could not live without. Apple Maps didn’t used to be a worthy competitor, but Apple has consistently upped their game and Apple Maps is almost the equal of Google Maps today. I was initially very excited when I found out that iOS 12 would allow Google Maps to work in Apple CarPlay. However, once the feature was released it not only made it clear that Apple Maps has caught or passed Google Maps in some respects, and it also revealed some critical bugs in Google’s application. One particularly nasty bug in Google Maps, especially in CarPlay, is that the system seems to not really know my location. If I am following directions from Google, the system repeatedly detects that I am on roads that are near to the road that I am driving on but that are not actually the road on which I am driving. It also shows my car occasionally getting off on exits from whatever interstate I am on when I am not exiting. It seems that Google knows my location within maybe 50 to 100 feet from where I actually am located. This renders this app basically unusable on CarPlay and even makes me question having it installed on my phone any longer.
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Professional driver request
by J Flow Consulting on 2018/12/18 19:39
Google has always created incredible products and apps to make life easier. However, Google maps has had some issues that can create real-time frustrations and distractions while operating a vehicle - commercial or personal. Under the hood the routing is realiable. One can chose sometimes various different routes that is ideal. Using the product though has been a slight nightmare. For example: I select a route based on what is best for a commercial vehicle before starting a route. As a professional driver with over a million miles driven Google maps feel that it would wise to automatically change my designated route by requesting the user to select a route based on Googles’ algorithm, traffic reports, and construction enroute. The user should have final say on route and routes should not be re-designated based on Google routing after a driver has selected a particular route. It is important to create additional option but the option SHOULD NOT be automatically authorized by Googles’ routing data. The DRIVER SHOULD HAVE FINAL SAY, NOT GOOGLE or it’s app. It is too distracting, frustrating and dangerous for any driver to get their eyes off the road just to fight with Google map on “decline requests” and when missed it re-routes. Fix this Google, not only to improve the safety of your users but the safety of the driving public.
Reliability Gone Bad
by Redrum Dog on 2019/01/11 22:18
Since introduction of this app, it used to be a reliable, accurate, and just plain awesome! The past 8-10 months I have noticed how this app now like to loop you in directions that lead to paying tolls twice and directs you to areas where there are police traps set up. This does not happen just in my home state, but all over the country where I drive. While in Boston, the app was just plain unusable. At first I thought I was being a paranoid Freak, but I have used this while comparing this to other apps. Waze, uses the same maps, shows different routes and works as advertised, but the ads are getting annoying. A no frills map that just works and does not have the ads or doing the stuff Google does with looping through extra tools and stuff is Inrix. This has become my application of choice for reliability and no nonsense. This is important when you are transporting sensitive medical stuff like blood, organs, and supplies. Disappointed how harvesting info for profit or my experience of taking routes that are longer because they direct you through extra tools/police stings. On the flipside, downloading maps and using them with internet brings the reliability back on par with where it used to be and in line with Inrix!
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone
by KarenD345 on 2017/12/05 16:57
I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
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.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
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
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Best Mapping App Available
by kluke3 on 2019/01/19 18:58
I’ve been using Google Maps for many years and have seen it evolve into a terrific app. that I simply couldn’t do without. I have a very poor sense of direction and this app. allows me to get around the big city I live in. The most recent update now includes the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on. This was the only thing I liked on Apple maps, now Google has it too. I live in a big city and so far the Google speed has matched the posted speed and even changed when I cross over an intersection, then the speed limit changes. If you don’t like the speed limit feature, it can be turned off in the settings / navigation screen of the app. Offline maps are an absolute life saver for instanced where you travel to areas where cell signals are intermittent or weak. They are easy to setup and remove. So far, on the iPhone I have not had a single issue with this app., unlike the dreaded Apple maps that to this day, doesn’t always give me the proper directions, and takes too long to figure out when I veer off the path. Google maps, responds instantly, and reroutes you eliminating a lot of stress. In a case where you find an error in routing, if it’s reported to google, they will listen to you and fix it. Be patient though as they have to verify it, before they change it. They have a feature within the app that should be turned on by default, where you shake the phone with the app. open, the the feedback screen pops up.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
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
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
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?
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
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.
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.
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!!!
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Very little bad things to say about you. Still angry.
by Alexander J. Hovanec on 2018/12/23 01:09
Great app. I have a lot of good things to say about you guys. But at the very same time I’m beyond angry. There’s so many features you never bothered to consider or enable. I’ve got a very specific reason why I need to remove all my contributions from Google Maps. I was a Level 9 Local Guide but for reasons I won’t get into I need all my contributions gone. Of course you guys wanna make it difficult though. I have to MANUALLY REMOVE EVERY PHOTO. You guys never THOUGHT to implement a feature that allows you to mass-delete all your contributions. Hypothetically deleting my Google account wouldn’t even do me any justice, my contributions would remain. I’ve been sitting here for hours on end — 3.5 hours I think — and I’ve screen recorded all my progress — and I’ve only managed to delete 2,000 photos. It took me THAT long to manually delete 2k photos, and I’ve still got 7k to go. You guys have robbed me of my time because you never thought to implement such a simple feature.
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
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