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Google Maps - Transit & Food

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Google Maps - Transit & Food
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures Discover places and explore like a local • Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you • Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about • Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place • Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time • Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends • Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums * Some features not available in all countries
out of date
by mlp13 on 2019/02/16 14:27
this has not been updated for a long time as my road is still not listed as well as the development
DO NOT RELY ON THIS APP
by Daudyshjk on 2019/02/16 14:00
This app gives the most inaccurate information on ride share pricing, face direction, and transit time arrival ever. Stick to Apple maps for more accuracy. There information is complete trash. You will lose your job!
Normally useful, but current version incompatible
by Lee C Baker on 2019/02/16 11:47
Usually works quite well, but the latest update isn’t compatible with iPhone XR. Quits immediately when launching.
Truck app from google maps
by markiemor on 2019/02/16 08:42
I would like to have this app for over the road truck drivers. It’s a very good app
About the app
by 1Johnny Red on 2019/02/16 08:36
Great app very helpful and useful
Best navigation app!
by iceicejick on 2019/02/16 07:49
Hands down Google Maps is the cleanest, most efficient, and easily searchable navigation app for iPhone. Apple Maps is pretty bad, Waze is middle ground but sometimes confusing, and Google Maps is the gold standard. Google’s growing database of reviews, images, and questioning is making its gps services even better. Now, using Google Maps is the way to find a restaurant or entertainment. Great work and I hope they keep improving routing and navigation along with adding new features.
Great!
by Summer Nerd on 2019/02/16 05:49
It's not the best of the best, but it helps me a lot when looking for something! It's very useful! You can find almost anything and everything on this app! It's an amazing app! It could use a bit more add ins and stuff like that, but without them, the app will still be great! Like I said, it's not the best app, and could use some last minute touch ins, that's why I'm rating it a four star! Keep us the good work! This app was overall, AMAZING!
عبدالناصر سعدالله
by Aaaaaaaadddddd on 2019/02/16 05:45
التعليقات الخاصة بي أصبحت لاتظهر علي البرنامج مطلوب التصحيح
Google Maps are so important to me Thank You
by cunnimar on 2019/02/16 04:34
I have changed my whole life and moved from Southern California to Memphis Tennessee. I also have friends in North Carolina South Carolina Mississippi Arkansas Kentucky and so many other states that are in the south and the north coast. My GPS doesn’t always work exactly the way I hoped it would. So I print out these maps and have been grateful to have them because the GPS isn’t working. Thank you and I know that many of my friends feel the way I do. Once again thank you
Pésima decisión no incluir driving mode en IOS
by José Domingo86 on 2019/02/16 04:11
Soy (era) leal usuario de la aplicación hasta que tuve que cambiar de Android a IOS y me percaté que en IOS no existe la opción driving mode que sí está disponible en Android. Muy mal por google.
App opens then isent responsive
by JMolanii on 2019/02/16 04:00
Hate all those updates that makes it slower and then now after the most recent update non responsive.
Update
by _M_F_ on 2019/02/16 03:03
It still is superior in satellite, terrain and navigation. I wanted to let you know that Apple is now beating you in transit map functionality. I pull up your Europe transit map and there is nothing, zero.
Good
by vahidzzzzz on 2019/02/16 02:00
Fantastic
Never works right
by Jimboslise on 2019/02/16 01:49
As a professional trucker, I had to rely on Imaps. Google always wanted to open up and was convenient in that manner, but it never worked correctly for me; and for that I dislike the app.
Floater
by PlumberguyB on 2019/02/16 01:16
The arrow icon just kinda floats/hovers in the area of where my truck is. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it. Still not very accurate
You Fixed My Markers!
by Crouchtwin on 2019/02/16 00:01
I use My Places everyday for work and all of a sudden my Markers stopped appearing on my iPhone version of maps. I searched the internet for answers and there seemed to be many people with the same problem with no solution. I just did the latest update today (2/15/19) and it’s fixed!! Thank you Google!! BTW, it never stopped working on my MacBook and iPad.
Used to be good
by civilchick on 2019/02/15 23:24
Google is not doing well at all lately. I choose a route and it automatically switches as soon as I hit start. It tells me t take routes that don’t exist. I can’t really trust it anymore.
Decent App
by Mike Johnson Design on 2019/02/15 23:20
The only two things I don’t like about this app: 1) Sends me to the wrong location on occasion 2) Uses double the amount of data that Waze does (even though waze is owned by Google)
New update
by mapsuck on 2019/02/15 22:53
New update and new fixes, yeah right
Pause button
by Jawag61 on 2019/02/15 21:56
It gets annoying when I stop for gas or food and the app keeps trying to tell me to change my route. It would be nice to be able to pause the app while stopping for different reasons.
Awful
by Barney😻 on 2019/02/15 21:02
Me and my friends were trying to get somewhere and it would not load. We got lost and we could not use the app! 👎🏻🤮💩
Five stars
by RB Golden State on 2019/02/15 18:51
Awesome App!
Navigation
by Jeffsten on 2019/02/15 18:36
It’s ok at navigating but it still takes me the wrong way. Also uploads my pictures to the locations I’ve visited with out my permission!!! Very disappointed I’m using another map for when I travel. Please remove the pictures that were posted on the site at the Eagle Pass Texas Kingdom Hall I’ve requested them to be removed as the pictures are on the wrong site and Copyrighted. If you don’t remove them I will delete your app and recommend everyone else to do too!!
Review
by Rater no. 1776 on 2019/02/15 18:33
Your directions are, sometimes, very confusing, and I don’t trust you with my data... destination, route, and speed. Ps ... I m sure this will not be posted.
Reliable
by Mennnooopauze on 2019/02/15 18:30
Great use of technology. Easy to use and provides great travel route alternatives.
Took me opposite side of where i was heading
by Lindy A on 2019/02/15 18:21
Took me opposite side of where i was heading
Appreciate good directions
by Peri Van Winkle on 2019/02/15 17:25
Thanks
Stopped Syncing With Iphone - Missing Pin Drops
by Krissyferrari on 2019/02/15 17:02
Google maps used to work just fine on my iPhone. Suddenly, territory maps that I create on my laptop are no longer viewable on my iPhone, which makes life tough. When I open the map on my iPhone, none of the pin drops are there 😩 Please fix this ASAP!
120 FPS
by Tim Steiner on 2019/02/15 16:31
Please add 120 FPS for iPad Pro.
Route Options not working
by Cattoy42 on 2019/02/15 16:29
With the latest update, the Route Options buttons have stopped working. Tried reinstalling the app twice. ----------------------------------------------- Since the latest update, there is a problem. When using the directions screen, the displayed directions do not update. The next direction does not show the distance reducing as I approach it, nor does it disappear after passing it. If I go to the main map screen and then back to the directions screen, the directions are updated, but once again, they are frozen when I stay on that screen. The voice directions and the main map screen work normally. I tried deleting and reinstalling the app, to no avail.
Terrin Knoten
by tknoten on 2019/02/15 16:25
They are amazing!!! And super helpful.
Freezes when opening
by MJC79999 on 2019/02/15 13:57
I’m on iOS 12.1.4 with an iPhone XS and over the last month or so, google maps is frozen upon opening. I have to force close and reopen a few times to get it to work.
Good app with annoying shortcomings
by nolikeATT on 2019/02/15 12:19
Gmaps is great if you have unlimited data and adequate battery life. Biggest improvement (for me) would be if I could thumb thru the entire map easily to see the entire path. The map seems to stretch as I thumb away from the origin. There may be around it if I knew it, but I haven’t discovered it yet.
Google maps!!!😊
by MiToalla on 2019/02/15 11:35
Thanks for making my way easy.
Update will not load
by DE Rover on 2019/02/15 09:28
Update seems to be broken...
batool alswaje
by Umali 121212 on 2019/02/15 08:11
thanks
Born at the right time
by Furricurri on 2019/02/15 08:01
Glad to see my maps pins functional again. For anyone old enough to know what it’s like to navigate without a powerful app like this, it’s hard not to give a 5 star review, even if it’s not perfect. Ah yes, the good ole days of paper maps and making sure you had enough spare change to call from a phone booth for directions. Also glad to see speed limits on the screen. Not sure why it took Google so long to add this feature. I highly recommend the youngsters reading this practice navigating old school with paper maps and keep one in your vehicle.
Great in the Car, Useless if Walking
by SicEmRaisor on 2019/02/15 05:50
Easily the best GPS app if you’re driving but if you live in a big city like New York and walk a lot, then it’s borderline useless. It cannot figure out where my location is, which is a huge problem if you’re using navigation while walking
Issue
by navoodd on 2019/02/15 05:27
Ive been having problem with my my google map. It does not work anymore, it keeps getting lost and giving me wrong direction. Sometimes it doesn’t even move when im moving
Need to update bike navigation
by Armandd tognann on 2019/02/15 05:01
Bike navigation is shotty it could be smoother and more accurate the navigation symbol is huge and doesn’t point the way your actually facing, google can do alot better needs improvement.. also make an option to have faster back road routes when traffic is heavy!! Thank youu
Keeps freezing randomly
by Big 17 on 2019/02/15 04:52
I’ve been a long time fan of this app since the first android came out but it’s been freezing randomly on my iPhone XR. I hope the developer (google) solves this issue soon.
Very glitchy and slow. Stopped using it after it got me lost and not even close to my destination.
by A17786514218362 on 2019/02/15 04:40
Very glitchy and slow. Stopped using it after it got me lost and not even close to my destination.
Can’t Choose My Own Route
by Pthhhppppt! on 2019/02/15 04:13
It’s great if I only want to go the route the app chooses for me but if I want to take a scenic route, forget it. I should be able to drag the suggested route to my liking. The app has been passed by its competition.
Bad update
by Tyrion281 on 2019/02/15 02:59
Update 2: (2/14/19) well they finally listened and updated the app to fix the issue. Not sure why it took a whole week. For those of us who use it for work it was a major pain. Update: (2/12/19) over a week now and no update. My Maps still broken. Costing us all money and productivity at work. Since the last update I cannot load any of my saved maps. The list of maps shows up, but once one is selected no saved locations appear on the map. Always worked before, but broken since last update.
Nearby transit widget gone!
by Scr74pdx on 2019/02/15 01:44
I used the nearby transit widget at least 2-3 times a day. It’s there in v.5.10 but now with v.5.11 it’s gone. I hope this is a minor oversight and a new update with be out in the next day or so!
Wrong map @&)?
by Jules malone on 2019/02/15 00:53
It keeps telling me to open the app ?? I have the icon on my phone already! Hmm
It zooms out on results
by Arloyola on 2019/02/15 00:50
I want to search on the area I have selected and then press enter it zooms out to the entire city. It wasn’t doing that before and it’s annoying and hard to zoom in back without losing the results or pressing something by mistake. Please fix that.
useless in boston
by 哈哈哈哈哈烦恼才看到机械能 on 2019/02/14 23:39
Vague directions
Нет маршрутов
by Tanya1810 on 2019/02/14 22:07
Не находит многие маршруты по Одессе на общественном транспорте.
ممتاز
by Zozo1919 on 2019/02/14 21:43
من افضل برامج الملاحة اعتبره
Stop driving me in circle with bad directions.
by canyoumakethismoredifficult on 2019/02/14 21:40
Trash
Crash so often
by Tailes on 2019/02/14 21:40
Crash so often when I am driving. Need a fix!
Maps
by Traveler 2 go on 2019/02/14 20:13
Easy to use.
Total mileage has been removed
by AnnaBanana102100 on 2019/02/14 19:31
When you are planning a route with multiple stops- why can’t I see the total mileage of the whole route?? It gives total time but not total miles. It used to?? Why has it been removed??
Inaccuracy
by Fry I on 2019/02/14 19:17
It seems G M’s quality has declined. Yesterday your app sent me around in circles This was the second time in one week Please improve G Ms accuracy, quality and correct direction, accuracy and quality
Boundaries
by Lilgoosemanwonder on 2019/02/14 19:15
If the app would keep up the city limits as I zoom in, it would help out a lot of surveyors and become more of a popular tool to use.
Please support Apple Watch
by Anh Le Duy on 2019/02/14 18:34
I cannot find the official map of Google on watch store. Please help to support on watch, you are always the best choice for map :(
Excellent
by Hussein Trad on 2019/02/14 16:50
an app that make your life easy deserve the highest rate.
Never lost again
by ojfoust on 2019/02/14 16:46
Constant accurate updates on traffic, clear visual and verbal guidance, complete intuitive display, posted speed limits. This application removes all anxiety from finding the way home.
Olivia Holland
by ikivia sdd on 2019/02/14 16:41
This app is awful if your actually trying to get where you need to be. It stopped the map 5 times when i was trying to get to my appointment, and it took an extra 15 minutes to get there because of it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND
Best Map Ever!
by DAT55 on 2019/02/14 16:02
This is the Very Best app of finding places & directions. I’ve used other maps but this one takes the cake! It saves my places & makes it easy to find. LOVE IT ❣️
Rental
by Gloria Jakab on 2019/02/14 15:45
Great service from Mark. He is very accommodating. He knows his business. Always willing to help.
Agradecida: 😁
by rosetica on 2019/02/14 15:35
Buen día !! Dando gracias al personal de Athantico at Kendall , por la buena atención que tienen con nosotros los residentes de este condominio, en especial a la manager, Emilio jefe de mantenimiento , al Vzlano y a Ana súper súper amables ... gracias también por el detalle que han tenido hoy día de : Happy Valentine’s Day 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍😍 gracias gracias y felicidades a todos y que continúen así de eficientes en su trabajo, como debe ser .. att Rosalia 😁😁👍🏻
Excellent service
by mark&kim on 2019/02/14 15:31
Are use Google Maps on my Tesla as well as my phone end it gets me everywhere I want to go, Don’t leave home without it!
Directions
by windyhilltop on 2019/02/14 14:44
You get me there all I can say! but I believe you all can do a lot better with with the routes
Maps
by honest eddie on 2019/02/14 14:37
It’s always right and I like it
Maps
by turball canyon on 2019/02/14 13:37
I really think this should be updated more. Because when you navigate the person who gives you directions is not always correct in what they are saying. Also the transit time is all off.
They broke it.
by Underwhelmed user on 2019/02/14 13:35
No longer provides audio guidance when screen is off, does not notify when a faster route is available. So it’s OK if you have a dedicated navigator who can keep the screen on the whole time or if you like frying your battery by keeping it plugged in all the time, but for normal people who actually want to get somewhere without staring at a phone the whole time, this is now completely broken and pretty close to useless. Please make this work properly again.
UPDATE: FIXED. Please FIX CUSTOM MAP markers
by Djshad on 2019/02/14 12:39
Update: FIXED. 2/2/19 update corrected the custom map markers.
ممتاز
by ابوعبدالله١٤٣٣هـ on 2019/02/14 11:33
برنامج ممتاز ودقيق
Dossary2000
by POW90 on 2019/02/14 10:45
First & Last,, And Nothing To Say . It’s Really Perfect. Thank You.
Great hotel
by hotel gusets on 2019/02/14 09:22
Good hotel with very good staff. I like animation especially Sam and Oshka. Pool boy Sherif is very special.
Saben
by \\|~>> on 2019/02/14 06:54
No da la dirección exacta de los lugares donde
Thanks for the late night scenic route
by AgimaCO on 2019/02/14 04:39
I really appreciated taking country roads unnecessarily and adding 20 minutes to an already long day. So glad I used Google Maps!
Why only 4 stars?
by Gordo_Goya on 2019/02/14 04:17
I use the Google Map almost every day. I'm a truck driver. (BUT) As you know, I depend on a GPS for truck drivers for low bridges, and restrictions on the roads. That's why I gave you 4 stars. Now, I ask you. (Have you thought about a future to do the "Google Map" with maps for us truck drivers?) WOW, IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC !!!!
Add cool feature for road improvement
by GameHEADtime on 2019/02/14 03:59
Add features like road ratings collect bump data for roads! That can help the government fix roads or improve traffic show traffic data history. Statistics would help a lot of development! Also add user protection features similar to Waze like but make them different like avoid bump or bumpy road avoid crash prone areas avoid speeding here etc etc Google street view is also affecting property value without dated street view pictures form 2011 when it’s about to be 2020 please update especially in Orlando thanks very much!
SUBARU
by Sally Diane on 2019/02/14 00:20
The Best service and I own a BMW, my granddaughter had a reoccurring problem, twice. The Subaru Corporation refunded ever Dollar including car payments💬 To her with no obligation to purchase another automobile from their line❤️ I CALL THAT EXCELLENT SERVICE💫⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The best search engine for navigation
by z45678d on 2019/02/14 00:14
Takes you right to the front door of any listed property in the USA does need a slight date I went to get my computer fixed it was a hair salon first time in 10 years that ever happened may have just closed but I enjoy my google maps want short cut just click on the bicycle lol really great app thanks google maps
My maps not appearing in maps app for iOS (IPhone XS)
by Al.P8206 on 2019/02/14 00:10
I created a numbers of My Maps with layers and now it doesn’t shows. When browsing to My Maps using my computer works as expecting but not in my iPhone. I need it for work! Please do something about it!!
Until they fix the problem(They fixed it)
by Oscar aka big o on 2019/02/14 00:05
Google maps is not allowing you to view your own maps you created. Until you fix that i will not put a five star review. Well a promise is a promise. They fixed the issue and now they get a 5 star! They have also added speed limit sign while you drive which is awesome! If they could get freeway lines set up like Apple maps that would be a perfect app.
Weak
by ForestWindSong on 2019/02/14 00:04
It use to be better but now with each update it get worse and worse. Latest version it still won’t update Shared Location. So much lag....
They fix my maps
by MattressGIANT on 2019/02/14 00:00
Thank god they finally fixed my maps feature
Great app
by Sigepgod on 2019/02/13 23:25
I like creating maps and saved locations. I have found two issues that still need resolving. When saving a place in a new list it does not let change the color of it. Only the favorite (red), starred (yellow), want to go ((green) are the most notable. All other lists that you create will be a shade of blue. It would be nice to customize those different lists with different colors. That way you know what you want to clic on the map. Also the other issue is that I created other maps for work (my maps) and on the PC chrome browser I am able to create, edit, delete and see the map. But when accessing them through iOS devices you can see the map listed. The you click it and it does not populate anything. You can’t edit, add or delete items from it. Please fix that please!!
Map is jumping around
by Omer urff rocky on 2019/02/13 23:20
The whole map jumps around when u zoom in or zoom out plz fix that its give me headache im using xs max plz fix that on the next version
Music Controls
by Htzlr on 2019/02/13 23:15
How is it possible that Apple music and Spotify can be controlled within the app but there is not support for Google play music. Makes literal no sense.
My Maps
by Peter J. S. on 2019/02/13 23:00
Pins now display in version 5.11. Thanks. I’ll rate you higher if your next update doesn’t break anything.
Still no good after several updates.
by SDeFranco1 on 2019/02/13 22:39
It literally takes my iPhone 10 minutes to acquire the correct navigation route! Tried resetting settings, nothing... Something is broken, I’m not even remotely close most times to where it says I am. Please fix it, I depend heavily upon Google maps.
App is Great!
by BobbyJ007 on 2019/02/13 22:21
I love the app and they fixed my maps displaying correctly. Love it
Often gps is wrong
by Foreclosure Hunter on 2019/02/13 21:28
Have been wasting a lot of time, listening to google maps, often they are wrong
It’s great but has had issues lately
by apfitzg2 on 2019/02/13 21:06
Google Maps is and always has been my maps guide of choice. I always use it over Apple Maps, just like most other people. Google is always implementing great features into the app. I absolutely love the ability to use Google Assistant and control Spotify through Google Maps. I’m a minimalist and love to have everything in one app so I don’t have to keep going back and forth. With that being said, I have only given 4 stars for the amount of issues I’ve had as of late with Google Maps routing. Sometimes it will give me the most inefficient route as the first suggestion and sometimes the most efficient and common sense route isn’t given. Oftentimes it will add about 10 minutes to my trip to tell me to go one way with no other options, then I put the address into Apple Maps and it will give me a route that takes 5 minutes compared to 15. Sometimes it will also have me avoid the tollway (as I’m in Chicagoland and take I-90 frequently) even though it’ll be noon with no traffic and regular weather conditions, but if I haven’t been to a specific area I won’t know to take a certain route. The only other issue I’ve found with the newest Spotify update, although not Google’s fault I’m sure, is the inability to see the top buttons of the Spotify app, so I am unable to click certain things and have to click the X button of the green Maps banner when using Spotify with Google Maps. I think it may be easier with the newest Spotify update to have a smaller banner at the top.
Fun n easy
by rickyricardo69 on 2019/02/13 21:06
Google maps is a fun and easy way to find what you need and how to get there! Thank you.
Dropped Pins on IOS
by bob33602 on 2019/02/13 21:04
This latest version will not display my custom my map location pins on my IOS device. It will if using my laptop.
NEVER USE THIS IN DURHAM NC
by Jhoile70 on 2019/02/13 19:38
Apple maps>google maps in NC
“My maps”
by hdhdhshss on 2019/02/13 19:17
I use google my maps for work. I have over 200 pins on my “my maps” that now will not show up on my iPhone since the update. They still show up on my laptop and galaxy. Please fix this issue I used it every day, and now it’s useless.
by kinam shin on 2019/02/13 18:59
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Excellent
by Radmanesh on 2019/02/13 18:54
Perfect app
Me encanta!
by Cachis! on 2019/02/13 18:27
Estoy muy complacida con sus servicios me ha sacado de muchos apuros jeje PD: gracias por existir ☺️
Keep improving and updating ! :D A
by cafukceujvc on 2019/02/13 17:06
A
My map pins not showing up in app
by revans05 on 2019/02/13 16:16
I have been using Google maps to navigate specific places, based on Maps that I have uploaded in layers. Everything has been working fine up until February. I am able to access my place is in my Maps on my laptop but not on my app. They are in my legend, but not visible as pins anymore. Cannot find a solution.
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).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
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
out of date
by mlp13 on 2019/02/16 14:27
this has not been updated for a long time as my road is still not listed as well as the development
DO NOT RELY ON THIS APP
by Daudyshjk on 2019/02/16 14:00
This app gives the most inaccurate information on ride share pricing, face direction, and transit time arrival ever. Stick to Apple maps for more accuracy. There information is complete trash. You will lose your job!
Normally useful, but current version incompatible
by Lee C Baker on 2019/02/16 11:47
Usually works quite well, but the latest update isn’t compatible with iPhone XR. Quits immediately when launching.
Truck app from google maps
by markiemor on 2019/02/16 08:42
I would like to have this app for over the road truck drivers. It’s a very good app
About the app
by 1Johnny Red on 2019/02/16 08:36
Great app very helpful and useful
Best navigation app!
by iceicejick on 2019/02/16 07:49
Hands down Google Maps is the cleanest, most efficient, and easily searchable navigation app for iPhone. Apple Maps is pretty bad, Waze is middle ground but sometimes confusing, and Google Maps is the gold standard. Google’s growing database of reviews, images, and questioning is making its gps services even better. Now, using Google Maps is the way to find a restaurant or entertainment. Great work and I hope they keep improving routing and navigation along with adding new features.
Great!
by Summer Nerd on 2019/02/16 05:49
It's not the best of the best, but it helps me a lot when looking for something! It's very useful! You can find almost anything and everything on this app! It's an amazing app! It could use a bit more add ins and stuff like that, but without them, the app will still be great! Like I said, it's not the best app, and could use some last minute touch ins, that's why I'm rating it a four star! Keep us the good work! This app was overall, AMAZING!
عبدالناصر سعدالله
by Aaaaaaaadddddd on 2019/02/16 05:45
التعليقات الخاصة بي أصبحت لاتظهر علي البرنامج مطلوب التصحيح
Google Maps are so important to me Thank You
by cunnimar on 2019/02/16 04:34
I have changed my whole life and moved from Southern California to Memphis Tennessee. I also have friends in North Carolina South Carolina Mississippi Arkansas Kentucky and so many other states that are in the south and the north coast. My GPS doesn’t always work exactly the way I hoped it would. So I print out these maps and have been grateful to have them because the GPS isn’t working. Thank you and I know that many of my friends feel the way I do. Once again thank you
Pésima decisión no incluir driving mode en IOS
by José Domingo86 on 2019/02/16 04:11
Soy (era) leal usuario de la aplicación hasta que tuve que cambiar de Android a IOS y me percaté que en IOS no existe la opción driving mode que sí está disponible en Android. Muy mal por google.
App opens then isent responsive
by JMolanii on 2019/02/16 04:00
Hate all those updates that makes it slower and then now after the most recent update non responsive.
Update
by _M_F_ on 2019/02/16 03:03
It still is superior in satellite, terrain and navigation. I wanted to let you know that Apple is now beating you in transit map functionality. I pull up your Europe transit map and there is nothing, zero.
Good
by vahidzzzzz on 2019/02/16 02:00
Fantastic
Never works right
by Jimboslise on 2019/02/16 01:49
As a professional trucker, I had to rely on Imaps. Google always wanted to open up and was convenient in that manner, but it never worked correctly for me; and for that I dislike the app.
Floater
by PlumberguyB on 2019/02/16 01:16
The arrow icon just kinda floats/hovers in the area of where my truck is. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it. Still not very accurate
You Fixed My Markers!
by Crouchtwin on 2019/02/16 00:01
I use My Places everyday for work and all of a sudden my Markers stopped appearing on my iPhone version of maps. I searched the internet for answers and there seemed to be many people with the same problem with no solution. I just did the latest update today (2/15/19) and it’s fixed!! Thank you Google!! BTW, it never stopped working on my MacBook and iPad.
Used to be good
by civilchick on 2019/02/15 23:24
Google is not doing well at all lately. I choose a route and it automatically switches as soon as I hit start. It tells me t take routes that don’t exist. I can’t really trust it anymore.
Decent App
by Mike Johnson Design on 2019/02/15 23:20
The only two things I don’t like about this app: 1) Sends me to the wrong location on occasion 2) Uses double the amount of data that Waze does (even though waze is owned by Google)
New update
by mapsuck on 2019/02/15 22:53
New update and new fixes, yeah right
Pause button
by Jawag61 on 2019/02/15 21:56
It gets annoying when I stop for gas or food and the app keeps trying to tell me to change my route. It would be nice to be able to pause the app while stopping for different reasons.
Awful
by Barney😻 on 2019/02/15 21:02
Me and my friends were trying to get somewhere and it would not load. We got lost and we could not use the app! 👎🏻🤮💩
Five stars
by RB Golden State on 2019/02/15 18:51
Awesome App!
Navigation
by Jeffsten on 2019/02/15 18:36
It’s ok at navigating but it still takes me the wrong way. Also uploads my pictures to the locations I’ve visited with out my permission!!! Very disappointed I’m using another map for when I travel. Please remove the pictures that were posted on the site at the Eagle Pass Texas Kingdom Hall I’ve requested them to be removed as the pictures are on the wrong site and Copyrighted. If you don’t remove them I will delete your app and recommend everyone else to do too!!
Review
by Rater no. 1776 on 2019/02/15 18:33
Your directions are, sometimes, very confusing, and I don’t trust you with my data... destination, route, and speed. Ps ... I m sure this will not be posted.
Reliable
by Mennnooopauze on 2019/02/15 18:30
Great use of technology. Easy to use and provides great travel route alternatives.
Took me opposite side of where i was heading
by Lindy A on 2019/02/15 18:21
Took me opposite side of where i was heading
Appreciate good directions
by Peri Van Winkle on 2019/02/15 17:25
Thanks
Stopped Syncing With Iphone - Missing Pin Drops
by Krissyferrari on 2019/02/15 17:02
Google maps used to work just fine on my iPhone. Suddenly, territory maps that I create on my laptop are no longer viewable on my iPhone, which makes life tough. When I open the map on my iPhone, none of the pin drops are there 😩 Please fix this ASAP!
120 FPS
by Tim Steiner on 2019/02/15 16:31
Please add 120 FPS for iPad Pro.
Route Options not working
by Cattoy42 on 2019/02/15 16:29
With the latest update, the Route Options buttons have stopped working. Tried reinstalling the app twice. ----------------------------------------------- Since the latest update, there is a problem. When using the directions screen, the displayed directions do not update. The next direction does not show the distance reducing as I approach it, nor does it disappear after passing it. If I go to the main map screen and then back to the directions screen, the directions are updated, but once again, they are frozen when I stay on that screen. The voice directions and the main map screen work normally. I tried deleting and reinstalling the app, to no avail.
Terrin Knoten
by tknoten on 2019/02/15 16:25
They are amazing!!! And super helpful.
Freezes when opening
by MJC79999 on 2019/02/15 13:57
I’m on iOS 12.1.4 with an iPhone XS and over the last month or so, google maps is frozen upon opening. I have to force close and reopen a few times to get it to work.
Good app with annoying shortcomings
by nolikeATT on 2019/02/15 12:19
Gmaps is great if you have unlimited data and adequate battery life. Biggest improvement (for me) would be if I could thumb thru the entire map easily to see the entire path. The map seems to stretch as I thumb away from the origin. There may be around it if I knew it, but I haven’t discovered it yet.
Google maps!!!😊
by MiToalla on 2019/02/15 11:35
Thanks for making my way easy.
Update will not load
by DE Rover on 2019/02/15 09:28
Update seems to be broken...
batool alswaje
by Umali 121212 on 2019/02/15 08:11
thanks
Born at the right time
by Furricurri on 2019/02/15 08:01
Glad to see my maps pins functional again. For anyone old enough to know what it’s like to navigate without a powerful app like this, it’s hard not to give a 5 star review, even if it’s not perfect. Ah yes, the good ole days of paper maps and making sure you had enough spare change to call from a phone booth for directions. Also glad to see speed limits on the screen. Not sure why it took Google so long to add this feature. I highly recommend the youngsters reading this practice navigating old school with paper maps and keep one in your vehicle.
Great in the Car, Useless if Walking
by SicEmRaisor on 2019/02/15 05:50
Easily the best GPS app if you’re driving but if you live in a big city like New York and walk a lot, then it’s borderline useless. It cannot figure out where my location is, which is a huge problem if you’re using navigation while walking
Issue
by navoodd on 2019/02/15 05:27
Ive been having problem with my my google map. It does not work anymore, it keeps getting lost and giving me wrong direction. Sometimes it doesn’t even move when im moving
Need to update bike navigation
by Armandd tognann on 2019/02/15 05:01
Bike navigation is shotty it could be smoother and more accurate the navigation symbol is huge and doesn’t point the way your actually facing, google can do alot better needs improvement.. also make an option to have faster back road routes when traffic is heavy!! Thank youu
Keeps freezing randomly
by Big 17 on 2019/02/15 04:52
I’ve been a long time fan of this app since the first android came out but it’s been freezing randomly on my iPhone XR. I hope the developer (google) solves this issue soon.
Very glitchy and slow. Stopped using it after it got me lost and not even close to my destination.
by A17786514218362 on 2019/02/15 04:40
Very glitchy and slow. Stopped using it after it got me lost and not even close to my destination.
Can’t Choose My Own Route
by Pthhhppppt! on 2019/02/15 04:13
It’s great if I only want to go the route the app chooses for me but if I want to take a scenic route, forget it. I should be able to drag the suggested route to my liking. The app has been passed by its competition.
Bad update
by Tyrion281 on 2019/02/15 02:59
Update 2: (2/14/19) well they finally listened and updated the app to fix the issue. Not sure why it took a whole week. For those of us who use it for work it was a major pain. Update: (2/12/19) over a week now and no update. My Maps still broken. Costing us all money and productivity at work. Since the last update I cannot load any of my saved maps. The list of maps shows up, but once one is selected no saved locations appear on the map. Always worked before, but broken since last update.
Nearby transit widget gone!
by Scr74pdx on 2019/02/15 01:44
I used the nearby transit widget at least 2-3 times a day. It’s there in v.5.10 but now with v.5.11 it’s gone. I hope this is a minor oversight and a new update with be out in the next day or so!
Wrong map @&)?
by Jules malone on 2019/02/15 00:53
It keeps telling me to open the app ?? I have the icon on my phone already! Hmm
It zooms out on results
by Arloyola on 2019/02/15 00:50
I want to search on the area I have selected and then press enter it zooms out to the entire city. It wasn’t doing that before and it’s annoying and hard to zoom in back without losing the results or pressing something by mistake. Please fix that.
useless in boston
by 哈哈哈哈哈烦恼才看到机械能 on 2019/02/14 23:39
Vague directions
Нет маршрутов
by Tanya1810 on 2019/02/14 22:07
Не находит многие маршруты по Одессе на общественном транспорте.
ممتاز
by Zozo1919 on 2019/02/14 21:43
من افضل برامج الملاحة اعتبره
Stop driving me in circle with bad directions.
by canyoumakethismoredifficult on 2019/02/14 21:40
Trash
Crash so often
by Tailes on 2019/02/14 21:40
Crash so often when I am driving. Need a fix!
Maps
by Traveler 2 go on 2019/02/14 20:13
Easy to use.
Total mileage has been removed
by AnnaBanana102100 on 2019/02/14 19:31
When you are planning a route with multiple stops- why can’t I see the total mileage of the whole route?? It gives total time but not total miles. It used to?? Why has it been removed??
Inaccuracy
by Fry I on 2019/02/14 19:17
It seems G M’s quality has declined. Yesterday your app sent me around in circles This was the second time in one week Please improve G Ms accuracy, quality and correct direction, accuracy and quality
Boundaries
by Lilgoosemanwonder on 2019/02/14 19:15
If the app would keep up the city limits as I zoom in, it would help out a lot of surveyors and become more of a popular tool to use.
Please support Apple Watch
by Anh Le Duy on 2019/02/14 18:34
I cannot find the official map of Google on watch store. Please help to support on watch, you are always the best choice for map :(
Excellent
by Hussein Trad on 2019/02/14 16:50
an app that make your life easy deserve the highest rate.
Never lost again
by ojfoust on 2019/02/14 16:46
Constant accurate updates on traffic, clear visual and verbal guidance, complete intuitive display, posted speed limits. This application removes all anxiety from finding the way home.
Olivia Holland
by ikivia sdd on 2019/02/14 16:41
This app is awful if your actually trying to get where you need to be. It stopped the map 5 times when i was trying to get to my appointment, and it took an extra 15 minutes to get there because of it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND
Best Map Ever!
by DAT55 on 2019/02/14 16:02
This is the Very Best app of finding places & directions. I’ve used other maps but this one takes the cake! It saves my places & makes it easy to find. LOVE IT ❣️
Rental
by Gloria Jakab on 2019/02/14 15:45
Great service from Mark. He is very accommodating. He knows his business. Always willing to help.
Agradecida: 😁
by rosetica on 2019/02/14 15:35
Buen día !! Dando gracias al personal de Athantico at Kendall , por la buena atención que tienen con nosotros los residentes de este condominio, en especial a la manager, Emilio jefe de mantenimiento , al Vzlano y a Ana súper súper amables ... gracias también por el detalle que han tenido hoy día de : Happy Valentine’s Day 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍😍 gracias gracias y felicidades a todos y que continúen así de eficientes en su trabajo, como debe ser .. att Rosalia 😁😁👍🏻
Excellent service
by mark&kim on 2019/02/14 15:31
Are use Google Maps on my Tesla as well as my phone end it gets me everywhere I want to go, Don’t leave home without it!
Directions
by windyhilltop on 2019/02/14 14:44
You get me there all I can say! but I believe you all can do a lot better with with the routes
Maps
by honest eddie on 2019/02/14 14:37
It’s always right and I like it
Maps
by turball canyon on 2019/02/14 13:37
I really think this should be updated more. Because when you navigate the person who gives you directions is not always correct in what they are saying. Also the transit time is all off.
They broke it.
by Underwhelmed user on 2019/02/14 13:35
No longer provides audio guidance when screen is off, does not notify when a faster route is available. So it’s OK if you have a dedicated navigator who can keep the screen on the whole time or if you like frying your battery by keeping it plugged in all the time, but for normal people who actually want to get somewhere without staring at a phone the whole time, this is now completely broken and pretty close to useless. Please make this work properly again.
UPDATE: FIXED. Please FIX CUSTOM MAP markers
by Djshad on 2019/02/14 12:39
Update: FIXED. 2/2/19 update corrected the custom map markers.
ممتاز
by ابوعبدالله١٤٣٣هـ on 2019/02/14 11:33
برنامج ممتاز ودقيق
Dossary2000
by POW90 on 2019/02/14 10:45
First & Last,, And Nothing To Say . It’s Really Perfect. Thank You.
Great hotel
by hotel gusets on 2019/02/14 09:22
Good hotel with very good staff. I like animation especially Sam and Oshka. Pool boy Sherif is very special.
Saben
by \\|~>> on 2019/02/14 06:54
No da la dirección exacta de los lugares donde
Thanks for the late night scenic route
by AgimaCO on 2019/02/14 04:39
I really appreciated taking country roads unnecessarily and adding 20 minutes to an already long day. So glad I used Google Maps!
Why only 4 stars?
by Gordo_Goya on 2019/02/14 04:17
I use the Google Map almost every day. I'm a truck driver. (BUT) As you know, I depend on a GPS for truck drivers for low bridges, and restrictions on the roads. That's why I gave you 4 stars. Now, I ask you. (Have you thought about a future to do the "Google Map" with maps for us truck drivers?) WOW, IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC !!!!
Add cool feature for road improvement
by GameHEADtime on 2019/02/14 03:59
Add features like road ratings collect bump data for roads! That can help the government fix roads or improve traffic show traffic data history. Statistics would help a lot of development! Also add user protection features similar to Waze like but make them different like avoid bump or bumpy road avoid crash prone areas avoid speeding here etc etc Google street view is also affecting property value without dated street view pictures form 2011 when it’s about to be 2020 please update especially in Orlando thanks very much!
SUBARU
by Sally Diane on 2019/02/14 00:20
The Best service and I own a BMW, my granddaughter had a reoccurring problem, twice. The Subaru Corporation refunded ever Dollar including car payments💬 To her with no obligation to purchase another automobile from their line❤️ I CALL THAT EXCELLENT SERVICE💫⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The best search engine for navigation
by z45678d on 2019/02/14 00:14
Takes you right to the front door of any listed property in the USA does need a slight date I went to get my computer fixed it was a hair salon first time in 10 years that ever happened may have just closed but I enjoy my google maps want short cut just click on the bicycle lol really great app thanks google maps
My maps not appearing in maps app for iOS (IPhone XS)
by Al.P8206 on 2019/02/14 00:10
I created a numbers of My Maps with layers and now it doesn’t shows. When browsing to My Maps using my computer works as expecting but not in my iPhone. I need it for work! Please do something about it!!
Until they fix the problem(They fixed it)
by Oscar aka big o on 2019/02/14 00:05
Google maps is not allowing you to view your own maps you created. Until you fix that i will not put a five star review. Well a promise is a promise. They fixed the issue and now they get a 5 star! They have also added speed limit sign while you drive which is awesome! If they could get freeway lines set up like Apple maps that would be a perfect app.
Weak
by ForestWindSong on 2019/02/14 00:04
It use to be better but now with each update it get worse and worse. Latest version it still won’t update Shared Location. So much lag....
They fix my maps
by MattressGIANT on 2019/02/14 00:00
Thank god they finally fixed my maps feature
Great app
by Sigepgod on 2019/02/13 23:25
I like creating maps and saved locations. I have found two issues that still need resolving. When saving a place in a new list it does not let change the color of it. Only the favorite (red), starred (yellow), want to go ((green) are the most notable. All other lists that you create will be a shade of blue. It would be nice to customize those different lists with different colors. That way you know what you want to clic on the map. Also the other issue is that I created other maps for work (my maps) and on the PC chrome browser I am able to create, edit, delete and see the map. But when accessing them through iOS devices you can see the map listed. The you click it and it does not populate anything. You can’t edit, add or delete items from it. Please fix that please!!
Map is jumping around
by Omer urff rocky on 2019/02/13 23:20
The whole map jumps around when u zoom in or zoom out plz fix that its give me headache im using xs max plz fix that on the next version
Music Controls
by Htzlr on 2019/02/13 23:15
How is it possible that Apple music and Spotify can be controlled within the app but there is not support for Google play music. Makes literal no sense.
My Maps
by Peter J. S. on 2019/02/13 23:00
Pins now display in version 5.11. Thanks. I’ll rate you higher if your next update doesn’t break anything.
Still no good after several updates.
by SDeFranco1 on 2019/02/13 22:39
It literally takes my iPhone 10 minutes to acquire the correct navigation route! Tried resetting settings, nothing... Something is broken, I’m not even remotely close most times to where it says I am. Please fix it, I depend heavily upon Google maps.
App is Great!
by BobbyJ007 on 2019/02/13 22:21
I love the app and they fixed my maps displaying correctly. Love it
Often gps is wrong
by Foreclosure Hunter on 2019/02/13 21:28
Have been wasting a lot of time, listening to google maps, often they are wrong
It’s great but has had issues lately
by apfitzg2 on 2019/02/13 21:06
Google Maps is and always has been my maps guide of choice. I always use it over Apple Maps, just like most other people. Google is always implementing great features into the app. I absolutely love the ability to use Google Assistant and control Spotify through Google Maps. I’m a minimalist and love to have everything in one app so I don’t have to keep going back and forth. With that being said, I have only given 4 stars for the amount of issues I’ve had as of late with Google Maps routing. Sometimes it will give me the most inefficient route as the first suggestion and sometimes the most efficient and common sense route isn’t given. Oftentimes it will add about 10 minutes to my trip to tell me to go one way with no other options, then I put the address into Apple Maps and it will give me a route that takes 5 minutes compared to 15. Sometimes it will also have me avoid the tollway (as I’m in Chicagoland and take I-90 frequently) even though it’ll be noon with no traffic and regular weather conditions, but if I haven’t been to a specific area I won’t know to take a certain route. The only other issue I’ve found with the newest Spotify update, although not Google’s fault I’m sure, is the inability to see the top buttons of the Spotify app, so I am unable to click certain things and have to click the X button of the green Maps banner when using Spotify with Google Maps. I think it may be easier with the newest Spotify update to have a smaller banner at the top.
Fun n easy
by rickyricardo69 on 2019/02/13 21:06
Google maps is a fun and easy way to find what you need and how to get there! Thank you.
Dropped Pins on IOS
by bob33602 on 2019/02/13 21:04
This latest version will not display my custom my map location pins on my IOS device. It will if using my laptop.
NEVER USE THIS IN DURHAM NC
by Jhoile70 on 2019/02/13 19:38
Apple maps>google maps in NC
“My maps”
by hdhdhshss on 2019/02/13 19:17
I use google my maps for work. I have over 200 pins on my “my maps” that now will not show up on my iPhone since the update. They still show up on my laptop and galaxy. Please fix this issue I used it every day, and now it’s useless.
by kinam shin on 2019/02/13 18:59
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Excellent
by Radmanesh on 2019/02/13 18:54
Perfect app
Me encanta!
by Cachis! on 2019/02/13 18:27
Estoy muy complacida con sus servicios me ha sacado de muchos apuros jeje PD: gracias por existir ☺️
Keep improving and updating ! :D A
by cafukceujvc on 2019/02/13 17:06
A
My map pins not showing up in app
by revans05 on 2019/02/13 16:16
I have been using Google maps to navigate specific places, based on Maps that I have uploaded in layers. Everything has been working fine up until February. I am able to access my place is in my Maps on my laptop but not on my app. They are in my legend, but not visible as pins anymore. Cannot find a solution.
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).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
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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