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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
iPad Pro
by BeOrdinary on 2018/12/10 06:08
Please update the app for the new all-display iPad Pro as soon as possible! Thanks!
Too much ads
by w4htah on 2018/12/10 03:06
The ads is becoming too much
Muy buena aplicación
by neson2011 horchata on 2018/12/10 02:20
Good
0 stars if I could.
by Kataia on 2018/12/10 00:15
Today I went on a treasure hunt that my girlfriend set up for me all throughout the city of Sacramento. I was supposed to go to 20 locations. However, this worthless app took me to maybe 3 of them correctly. Most of the time it would tell me that "I arrived" over a half a mile away from the designated area. I gave up after 16 because google couldn't even manage to get me to 2 consecutive locations correctly. This app is so dysfunctional, it can't even perform THE ONLY THING IT WAS MADE TO DO.
M
by Elsacaleche on 2018/12/09 23:15
Muy buena esta aplicación
Not helpful
by Higlandia on 2018/12/09 20:55
Telling me to go N, S, E, W is not helpful. Telling me to turn toward a certain road when I don’t know where I am or what road I’m on, is also not helpful. When I know where I am (but not where I am going) telling me to turn right onto a street going north when I know that a right at that intersection goes south, is confusing - should I go right or north?
Low accuracy!
by GameHEADtime on 2018/12/09 20:47
I have the most expensive androids and iPhone updated and I’m always missing an exit due to the lack of accuracy. Also the lack of precise map design. Especially in NY I also drive in other parts of the world or country. Every other maps app I have used before is more accurate I just want google maps to improve because it has the most information period.
Me
by crowhorae on 2018/12/09 20:09
Love this app. Helps out in tight spots
Anonymous
by serious $$$ on 2018/12/09 18:35
Pretty good , easy to follow.
Frames drops on iPhone Xs installed with 12.1.1 is.
by Henry.Yi on 2018/12/09 17:08
The browsing UI keeps dropping frames on iPhone Xs installed with the latest 12.1.1 OS.
Great!!
by WLC2k13 on 2018/12/09 12:05
I use this app on a daily basis for travel and a multitude of other things. I manage a ranch in south Tx and use it to mark and measure our perimeter, landmarks, and many other places. It really comes in handy!
听说Google Map回来啦!?!
by rfa15495 on 2018/12/09 09:25
万岁!!
Suggestion
by Cobra Leon on 2018/12/09 08:50
Google maps has been out for a while... It would be nice to have some variety in picking different types of vehicles as our icon instead of on certain occasions like when the Mariokart character was our icon for a week!!!
Arghh, Painful
by Greg Peterson_87 on 2018/12/09 08:49
It has never, ever worked on most of my Computers, even on a fresh Windows installation, and with different browsers. Also doesn’t work on my iPhone. I am very computer-literate (Write computer programs.) Even when it did work, it had a terribly Obnoxious habit of zooming in to like an inch, no matter what you do) so you could not get a context of where you are going and how much longer it will be and it force-feeds you the Routes that *It* Wants you to take, whether you like it or not.
Horrible
by Slickfork15 on 2018/12/09 05:53
This app is a pile of crap. It cannot find ANYTHING! Don’t waste your time.
Not good on iPhone X
by Random person 19284 on 2018/12/09 05:21
Google Maps used to work great on my iPhone 6s, and when I switched to an iPhone X earlier this year, things changed. Sometimes it shows me being in the middle of no where instead of the main highway I’m on, or will stop giving directions in an area that has perfect reception. There have been many times where I’m trying to do field work at a farm and the blue dot will not move even when I’m trying to find the field I need to go to. Like I said, it worked great on my 6s and not on my X. Please fix or I will stop using your app. There is no reason why it shouldn’t work on the X when it works on other iPhone models.
Google maps
by David is dissapointed on 2018/12/09 01:15
I’m so terribly disappointed in the new version of the Google Maps I wish I never updated it as the old one actually showed the actual landscape that we would be traveling on and I’m hoping somebody could give me the instructions on how to uninstall the latest version of the Google Maps so I can go back to the one I loved & enjoyed so much before. Please help
Good
by el compa coate on 2018/12/09 01:04
Good
Maps
by Fuzzy stassa on 2018/12/09 00:47
As a real estate broker, I use it all the time
Subway Carbon Hill
by Timmy36066 on 2018/12/09 00:16
New number for the carbon hill subway 205-717-4111
Compton’s Tree Services Inc.
by Seminole Tree on 2018/12/08 23:16
Very professional and capable service. He had the equipment and skill to remove a very large, dangerous tree safely and efficiently. The price was reasonable also. Very pleased with this company and it’s owner.
Eficiente
by Zu Ve-Pe on 2018/12/08 23:02
Muy útil pero debe seguir mejorando
Johnny K.
by Jgk1958 on 2018/12/08 22:32
Google is definitely one of the best
App doesn’t work
by Jsjtxgxhbkcystx on 2018/12/08 20:51
There have been multiple occasions where I will turn where google maps tells me to and it’ll think I turned on a different street and it will rerout and give me random directions. Or it will freeze and won’t give me the next set of directions. This is a major inconvenience and sometimes very stressful. Don’t use this app
Excelente App
by kaakedjian on 2018/12/08 19:58
Excelente App para Venezuela
Street view is extremely laggy and broken
by Ag3ntX on 2018/12/08 19:26
Black screen all the time
Periodically quits on its own
by Emo Chopsticks on 2018/12/08 17:38
Everytime I use it now the app will quit on itself and I will have to restart my navigation. Pretty annoying when you miss your exit 10 miles ago
Used to be it
by Works Lt on 2018/12/08 17:17
No longer it chief. Hate how they do local food areas now was a million times better before. Needs to add speed limit of road u are on and unnecessary merging with an immediate turn after that you don’t know about because its more focused on telling you to merge on to the road you are already on. Trash
Lo mejor de lo mejor
by Anita Lourdes on 2018/12/08 16:37
No puedo moverme en esta ciudad sin Google Maps.
App isn't available in all regions
by Teymur1988 on 2018/12/08 16:14
Hi there, Could you please make this app available in Azerbaijan as well. Because to upgrade this app, we need to sign in into a different apple id which changes quite a lot of settings in iOS and those need to be set back again. Thanks a lot Teymur
Increase map details
by wergodswarrior on 2018/12/08 08:38
Good customer support
Yes, I like Google Maps
by 4rhudd2b on 2018/12/08 07:00
. I have used Google Maps on many platforms and even on the least powerful it is an excellent product. On a top of the line unit Google Maps is feature laden and tightly designed. Google Maps is a fun tool. I pronounce it go oog’ lay map sa
Google Maps
by drewcg on 2018/12/08 05:38
Awesome & very helpful to use!!!!
Not giving the right directions
by giocan18 on 2018/12/08 03:11
Recently I updated my google maps and now is giving me all sort of bad directions.
Okay App
by shanejenklingen on 2018/12/08 00:22
I would give a five star rating if you had an interactive feature for drivers.
WTH! After update, “can’t find a way” to my places
by tewise on 2018/12/07 23:25
After I updated, now it can’t find a way to my saved addresses!
Inefficient programming
by Rrp91 on 2018/12/07 23:14
I think it’s grow too big to function properly. I don’t get updates when I need to turn. I get rerouted to the wrong place. Something is wrong.
في مشكلة حاصلتلي من نفس التطبيق
by mody9995 on 2018/12/07 22:49
سهم المسار ما يتحرك مع المسار واقف طول الوقت !
Review
by Thecaligrinch on 2018/12/07 22:09
Google maps is very helpful for me at all time and all places
Beware: quits when you switch apps
by DOOD! on 2018/12/07 22:02
ALWAYS quits whenever I switch apps, and as a result, I have been late to numerous events because of missed exits.
Seriously Google
by ProAppGuy1539 on 2018/12/07 21:52
You know what the problem is? When a company gets so far up their own @55 that they stop doing what's most important. THE FUNCTION OF THE APP. I drive for a living and have been using Google maps for over 10 years. Lately, Google maps is a nightmare. My biggest and most common complaint is CLOSED ROADS. Google thinks they are king or God of the road and the way they have marked it the only possible option. They seriously need to take a huge look at their ability to reroute when a road is closed and the ability to reroute around school traffic and high traffic areas that are EASILY bypassed. EVERY OTHER MAPS APP IS PERFECTLY FINE AT THESE, But not Google.
Shelley Peace
by Makaylah McDonald on 2018/12/07 20:26
I saw Shelley Peace at 33 Otter Cove Dr Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States.
Hot mess
by funbdhlm on 2018/12/07 19:18
Y’all are trash and need to be a lil faster than what y’all are
Good app
by Realmadrid301 on 2018/12/07 18:22
Wish google maps could tell us where speeding cameras are at and police . Would be great. Then I would rate 5 stars
Pathetic
by JaSch1994 on 2018/12/07 18:21
I’m at my wits end with Google Maps. First off, don’t ever use this app when you’re driving in Boston. Also, when you’re typing in your Destiination, apparently you have to type in your entire Destiination no matter how many times you’ve been there or A random address and I’ve never typed it will pop up.
Annoying
by Iplaywithrealtanks on 2018/12/07 18:07
Why does it load all the junk when I open it up? I don’t care what movies are around me or what places to eat you think I like. I open the app to look for something specific, I don’t need your trash suggestions. And fix the scroll/zoom already. One minute I’m looking at a place in Tennessee and the next I’m in Djibouti zoomed into Camp Lemonier.... fix it and optimize it back to basics if MAPing
Project DRAGONFLY & now John Stossel?!
by Ihop23947 on 2018/12/07 13:33
Building a censored internet for the communist Chinese in secret complete with bans on such searches as democracy. Insane. But now google has censored a video by John Stossel on socialist violence in an apparent attempt to protect socialism from being seen in a negative light. Add in...Manipulating search results for political candidates. Essentially working against the sitting President in yet another way. Far worse than anything Russia could do. Total election influence. And might I add the co founder of google is RUSSIAN. And now they censor a video on socialist violence. #NeverGoogle
Does not store recent history
by Choose563 on 2018/12/07 13:09
When I look up a address it does not store it like it did before. When I try to look at the addresses again I have to go to search and enter complete address every time. Very inconvenient as I use it for work navigating.
Google world
by Luqui1 on 2018/12/07 10:41
What would we do without google maps , I’ drive for google maps and gather the data and to see people using our work, it’s amazing. Google maps rocks. !!!
Navigation issues
by OAK.1296 on 2018/12/07 10:35
Hasn’t been able to give me my exact location for a while now instead a huge blue circle. Navigation due to that has gotten tougher, as my position erratically changes so harder to decide when to turn or which street I actually am on
What’s up ???
by ..Ryu.. on 2018/12/07 06:37
Version 5.6 of Google maps released a week ago has some major bugs that need fixing! 1) Navigation pane that pointed north stopped working on my iPhone 7 Plus. 2) The ability to label a particular place with a unique name no longer exists. 3) Particular places that I used to star as special, now has ALL my saved places with stars.
Hate this app, incorrectly shows transport
by PigWooD555 on 2018/12/07 05:15
Time after time deliberately shows bus’ schedule incorrectly. Sometimes shows bus which doesn’t exist!
Hit and miss
by Intcreator on 2018/12/07 04:55
There are some good improvements but now sometimes when I’m navigating it stops giving audio directions which is bad when I’m not looking at the screen. It also looks like they got rid of the filter by dollar signs (price). I want to be able to filter by whether the restaurant is a chain as well. Has a bug where it won’t let me set my home, even after restarting the app.
Seamless integration
by Nvest10X on 2018/12/07 04:22
This app works great on all platforms I have used it on. It is far away the best constantly updated navigator I have used conveniently across several devices.
Really bad
by Mary's little lamb on 2018/12/07 02:43
I’m trying to find the best route home for traffic. Directs me to a little road out of freeway but ends up getting worse traffic. This happened more than a couple of times. I’m uninstalling this crap
Share trip progress??
by Tomcat751 on 2018/12/07 02:11
Well I would like to try out the share trip progress feature. But it never gets past the spinning wheel and “starting” message.
Great app!
by mellow mainiac on 2018/12/07 01:53
Fast, accurate, helps keep me oriented in a sometimes fast-paced and disorienting world.
Great
by Hock-It on 2018/12/07 01:01
Gets me where I need to be.. fast and easy!
Google maps is very useful especially for traffic
by StevieTweet on 2018/12/06 23:48
I’ve use Google Maps now for a few years and I love the fact that I could check traffic on the way to work and before leaving work. And since they fixed the issue where traffic was not default it after I turned it on the previous time. It has been even better. Because nine times out of 10 I turn Google maps audit want to see traffic right away. The app is very quick and responsive, and I like the color coded darker red light red to indicate density in traffic, and of course I love seeing the green when there’s no traffic.
Getting worse
by Londrys on 2018/12/06 23:48
This app used to be a good app but lately it’s been awful. It send me to the wrong direction. For example few days ago I was going to a place and it sent me to the back of the place in the woods and it was telling to turn left when it was no road.
Muy bueno
by ROU70 on 2018/12/06 23:21
Muy buena aplicación Luego de la última actualización, para iPhone, el solo hecho de abrir la aplicación de Google Maps, hace que el terminal levante muchísima temperatura..Incluso siendo la única aplicación utilizada, y aunque sea por poco tiempo... es preocupante. Escrito el 06/12/2018
Used to be great
by ilustrisimo08 on 2018/12/06 22:25
Something happened recently that makes the GPS wildly inaccurate leading me to be very frustrated during my commutes. The app thinks I’m driving on a random side road even though I’m on the freeway and constantly miscalculates or misjudges timing. It’s even tried to take me on dirt roads. Very frustrating since this app used to be my go-to. Now I have to use Waze and even Apple maps!
evil
by pleasestop155 on 2018/12/06 21:48
New updates make navigation much harder to understand because the map does not rotate. Instead the navigator must constantly read the map upside down. I am rapidly balding at the age of 18 from the exorbitant amount of u turns. Every time the app has to reroute it is like Google Maps is taunting me.
No Prime Meridian
by Sabamonster on 2018/12/06 20:55
Where’s the respect for the Prime Meridian Google Maps? You give the Equator it’s due, but what about the Prime Meridian?
Lately it stopped working properly for me on Iphone.
by thegameplayer00100 on 2018/12/06 19:42
Not sure why, tried many things closing and restarting, tweaked every related setting in Settings, but no luck. So sometimes it just does not work. Its sad, it lets you down exactly when you need it most. One example, if I click on location in Google Calendar, it leads me to Google Maps, but then it says “offline” or something. It cannot find location and cannot start navigation. Hopefully that bug gets fixed soon.
Get me to my mom!!
by curious 1972 on 2018/12/06 19:23
Mom was life flighted to St Mary’s Hospital. Thank you google maps for getting me to my mother quickly and safe and sound!!
Wishing for multiple tabs
by Michael177 on 2018/12/06 19:21
In many of my travels I desire to be able to look at different locations, routes, and venues concurrently. It would be nice to have a tabbed interface so as to have debility to look new content without having to lose the current content. Something like allowing multiple browser tabs would be very handy
Veracruz
by EL VERACRUZ on 2018/12/06 17:07
Bueno muy bueno
Conflicting information
by BellsNWhistles on 2018/12/06 16:11
I keep trying to search for directions and although the places I’m looking up appear in the search, I keep getting the page that says the place can’t be found. No matter what place it is. But when I look the location up on its own (without looking for directions from another location), it works just fine. This is very annoying because it worked just fine last week.
Small “Directions” button
by Vera / Вера on 2018/12/06 13:18
Smaller button shifted to the left is uncomfortable, app is overloaded with extras I never personally use.
Always defaults to “North Up” even though option set for prevent it!!
by Username created on 2018/12/06 12:56
Starting a few updates back, regardless of how I set the “Always keep map North Up” setting, the map defaults to North Up every single time and I have to touch the arrow button to make it show the “ahead of me” view that I want as default. Also give us an option to set the zoom level we prefer out and still have the maps follow us. My view is too close and I’d like to see a little further beyond the map display but as soon as I zoom out a tick, the map stops following me and I have to “re-center”.
Would be 5 stars but...
by Platty ice on 2018/12/06 11:10
No speed limit display, unlike waze and apple maps
The best and most updated map.
by Lynn 616 on 2018/12/06 10:51
The best and most updated map. I can’t live without it. It’s part of life.
Broke a good thing - Transit
by whythisisbs on 2018/12/06 05:08
New update makes it very difficult to see alternative bus routes and times. It takes one bus for me to get home but now google is telling me it takes 3.
Trash
by urquhartx on 2018/12/06 03:58
This gps system is complete trash
The worst glitches ever
by niirvy10 on 2018/12/06 01:37
I have been using Google maps for over 6 years and recently I’ve been noticing that the app has been glitching especially when I NEED DIRECTIONS BADLY!! The other day, I was on the highway and was terribly lost when google maps decided to reroute me on local street directions like “turn left to 149th street”, mind you I was on the HIGHWAY! I had to turn to the Waze app to rescue myself. Even after I update my app it still glitches. I really love using this app but it really needs some major updates.
No split screen support on iPads
by ianmartinez97 on 2018/12/05 21:17
It’s a good app but it would be nice if it supported split screen on iPads.
Directional indicator, what happened???
by Soul intervention on 2018/12/05 21:10
What happened to the directional indicator? I use that alll the time. Why why why? It was so useful. Why stop it? Guess I’ll go back to using Apple Maps.
Used to be on point
by nickdub30 on 2018/12/05 20:12
Location is constantly lost now and map doesn’t refresh when a new route is needed. Please fix
Great Customer Service
by breck83 on 2018/12/05 19:02
I don’t have very good luck and I walked in expecting to have a bad outcome. I left with the most wonderful thing, Ariel gave me good news and fixed my problem. He went above and beyond and provided excellent customer service from beginning to end! A+++ Every time I come to this location, it has never been a disappointment, my problems are always taking care of with ease and peace of mind. The manager and all his staff are professional and kind. They all go above and beyond! Thank you
Worst google maps by far
by Brandon9491 on 2018/12/05 18:25
This app nearlyalways sends me to the wrong location, is about 1/10th as reactive to how my car moves, laggy, feature starved, garbage. This app makes me scream because it WILL NOT work like it did before. Im switching to a different app g maps is one of the worst.
物流软件
by a ko gyi on 2018/12/05 13:42
非常不错、很适用!
The WORST GPS app EVER
by Traycee.D. on 2018/12/05 13:05
This app actually instructed me to drive the wrong way, down a one way street ..which was located directly behind a police station.!! It’s search is not reliable AT ALL.It has directed me to places which no longer exist as well as to places that were closed while posting that the place was still supposed to be open for 2 more hrs. If you want to get somewhere on time DONT USE GOOGLE MAPS.. Waze is a much better app.
Good map app
by tonywyuen on 2018/12/05 10:17
Easy to use
الرياض
by aden-city on 2018/12/05 08:32
رهيب
Bus times are messed up
by Dodger_blue22 on 2018/12/05 04:35
Like 5 times that I am waiting over half an hour for a bus that never shows up even though it says so on the app smh fix this crap already
Rice works
by gdaysusie on 2018/12/05 03:56
Best food around! Danny and the guys who work there, are so helpful. Easy and quick to order, great atmosphere, perfect for lunch with the girls!
Get some today
by SECRETARY OF COMMERCE on 2018/12/05 03:07
Take a little time and set up google maps for maximum convenience. I like that I can get commute updates now....although the commutes in Vancouver BC, Canada are among the top five worst on this planet and that us no joke! Google maps is more adaptable than ever before and accessible from inside other activities like Siri, Photos and videos and search!
WORST UI Evarrr
by thuGUniT007 on 2018/12/05 02:43
The UI just keeps on getting worse, and worse, and worse!!! this app use to be so great!! and now it just keeps going down hill... please give us Google Maps from abt a year ago or whenever it was actually easy to navigate within it! the current commute tab is horrible!! we could use the old one back! Also, if this is the iOS version of the app, please consider the way people with iPhone X/S/R's all have to interact with it by swiping down at the bottom of the screen, etc and how that ALWAYS! Activates! the Stupid Commute Tab!! that I just barely mentioned a second ago...!! Please Google!!, at least -just try- to be smarter than Apple in at least one regard with an app that's always been better than Apple's map app... and now Apple's may very well be better than Google Maps at this point... how deplorable...[
Work and Home not working
by CDEagles on 2018/12/05 01:11
Please fix Work and Home labels. Not working on the new iPhoneXS.
Great maps. Pig of a cellular user. Useless Rural.
by MikeLMA on 2018/12/05 00:46
Great maps..... except the bad stuff. Just looking at a potential trip used as much cellular data as a movie - I’d rather watch the movie. Paper maps show more small roads without zooming in. Google maps is horrible for rural roads — useless planning for Alaska. Using my paper maps going to Alaska, Arctic Ocean, and Hudson Bay.
Please add speed limits
by Something ;(,/! on 2018/12/05 00:16
Please add speed limits to the app
Auto Repair
by 104Bill on 2018/12/04 23:46
Great job on time & price was good
Terrible garbage UI on Carplay
by boyfromthedwarf9 on 2018/12/04 23:11
Fire the person who thought I needed to see "stay on current road for .5 miles" over "in .5 miles turn on this road" 0/5 for usability. Same for not meeting me tell you, from the app, that your algorithm is terribly flawed because you see people take a shortcut near my job as my job being accessible from said shortcut which it isn't. And any algorithm made by actual engineers would factor in "do people that are traveling to said location stop there with this shortcut, it so they continue driving for a few minutes?" Looks like you're hemorrhaging actual engineers faster than you're trying to get into actually oppressive China, that actually has camps for people of a certain religion... Great job not being evil btw!
Please make the buttons a little bigger!
by nonicknameswtfapple on 2018/12/04 21:55
It is so frustrating trying to select some of the buttons while driving. I mean you have got to touch the screen just right. I typically have to give it a good 6 or 7 attempts to select the mute button so that I can make a call. The android version made theirs much bigger and I get it first try every time. Come on folks let’s make this more user friendly.
Google maps doesn’t feel as smooth as Apple Maps on my XS Max
by mush988 on 2018/12/04 21:33
Very terrible. Pinch to zoom in or out is smoother on Apple Maps. Fix this issue Google. Also the multi touch movement in Google maps doesn’t even register half the time. Fix this Google!!!
Can’t make labels?
by Foodluver177 on 2018/12/04 21:28
This app is so useful! I like how it says landmarks sometimes instead of in ___ miles /feet. The only detractor is that every time I try to create a label for work, home, or anything else it says that there is an error and won’t let me.
Used to be amazing, what happened...?
by Jjohnw on 2018/12/04 20:52
Despite the fact the pre-filled in review said it is “The Best!” it really isn’t any more. It was always my favorite gps, but it loses track of me (claiming I’m drive in a field when I am halfway through a fifty miles straight path) and tells me to make turns with little warning so I am constantly missing turns. Once it told me to drive more than fifteen miles east on the highway when I live fifteen miles west of my starting point! It added a half hour or more to my trip!! Please fix the actual gps features! I have google on my browser to look up locations, now I need an app I can trust to get there.
Love you Google
by azmindaNguyen on 2018/12/04 20:50
Best app ever!
What’s up with the new landmarks?
by Boma p on 2018/05/02 02:44
Google maps has recently started telling me to “turn left after jack in the box” instead of giving me the actual relevant information of the street name I should be turning down. If I wanted directions from my aunt I would have asked her. Also the map always bugs out and can’t seem to figure out if I’ve stayed on the highway or if I’m magically driving on the road the highway crosses under. The gps takes a while to refigure out where I am and often gives incorrect directions while it’s figuring out which road I’m on, even though I’m clearly just following the directions and couldn’t possibly jump from the highway to the streets crossing above the overpass. This did not used to be a problem. Only in the newer versions. Maybe google should incorporate elevation so the gps app would know where I am is on the route that it’s giving me directions for and not suddenly some other road. Unfortunately, it’s still light years better than Apple maps so I always use it which only makes these problems more frustrating. Lastly, I hate that if I’m trying to zoom out using two fingers, the app for some unknown ultimately annoying reason ALWAYS zooms back in to the cars location on the map. Most annoying feature ever! If I’m zooming out it’s for a reason, to see the entire route. Please fix.
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone
by KarenD345 on 2017/12/05 16:57
I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
Fix zoom out/in on lists
by Flivin on 2018/09/17 04:50
Hi! I love the list feature in google maps, but I have one issue. I use the built-in Want to Go green marker on places, but I also have my own list that I call Actively Want to Go. Anyway, when I click my places and look exclusively at this list I’ve made, I like to zoom in on a neighborhood and click a place to get more info on it. Once I’ve read the info (hours, etc), I usually exit out of the place-specific info and want to see what else is in that neighborhood that’s on my list. Once I ex out of a restaurant’s info, the view zooms out completely and I have to zoom back in and find where I was. This is super annoying! Would really appreciate a fix! This is especially annoying bc sometimes a list I’ve made spans multiple cities in the US, and so once I zoom in and read a New York cafe’s hours and other info, I exit and then it zooms out and gives me a view of the whole continental US. This is super annoying! Pls fix, Google 💜 the only fix right now on my end is to avoid making lists that span multiple cities to avoid a large zoom out, but I think this is something y’all can fix easily
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
Really exceptionally dependable routing
by realdriftwood on 2018/01/04 23:04
I have been using GPS in my vehicles since 2007, so I have dealt with a number of different systems for over ten years now, and I have spent lot of money on navigation systems installed in vehicles (eight different vehicles over that period). I still use a built-in system in my present vehicle. But increasingly—and since iPhone 5 and iPhone 6—I have been depending on Google Maps to route me to specific destinations, and using my car’s BlueTooth connection system to provide continuous directions through my car’s sound system. I have found it extremely reliable, and I certainly have appreciated that it is constantly updated and free. As most newer cars can connect with their owners’ smartphones now—and as most smartphones can be charged in the car—I highly recommend this application to everyone who has to do a lot of driving!
Great unless you love traffic!
by Ginginrn99 on 2018/04/06 23:43
I’d give this a middle finger emoji if it would let me. Google Maps is terrible. Why it’s “the number one navigation app” is beyond me. Today was the last straw. Traveling east from DC into Massachusetts - encountered a “twenty minute slowdown ahead” on the GW Bridge (in NYC) - 25 miles from where I presently was (plenty of time to redirect me). Google just kept informing me of the slowdown and how much longer it was getting (now, two hours) and happily steaming me along INTO IT. Desperate to avoid sitting on the GW in NYC for 2+ hours (after already driving for 8 with 3+ more to go) I opened Waze. *WAZE* immediately redirected me, getting me to my destination and saving me a needless 2+ additional hours in my vehicle. Google - PRO TIP: When offering a “navigation” tool, the people using it want the QUICKEST, most EFFICIENT way to their destination. They don’t want their lives disrupted further. I had to make an 8 hour drive today. Google Maps would have made that 11+ *for no reason.* This is not an isolated incident. Me? I’d avoid the app, unless you enjoy not being re-routed to the most efficient routes available. Very bummed out.
Best GPS App & more BUT
by Tamara01 on 2018/10/12 18:40
It needs to have an option when there is traffic to alert you soon enough for you to make a decision to take the detour. Also Google maps needs to work on their notification when using the GPS. Google maps tells you way ahead of time that you’re going to turn right but you have to keep looking at the app to make sure you don’t miss the road. Google should alert the driver when they get to the road exactly and make a noise like ding ding turn right here. I passed roads many times because one Google maps doesn’t tell you on the bottom of your screen what road you’re on and on the top it should say what your next move will be With the roads name that you’re turning onto. Just my opinion otherwise it’s a great app I love it don’t use anything else not even that iPhone maps that came with it.
Houston we have a problem...
by Shikinley on 2018/09/11 14:55
I hate using this map because it always gives me the wrong directions. I live in Houston Texas and for some reason the map always stops and starts floating mid air. It glitches while giving directions and repeats things over 20x. I have the X, I even visited the apply store to see if it was user error. But no...it’s crappy google map. It’s only good for the “avoid tolls” option. But even that STILL puts me on a tollway. I’ve been late using this app because it always gives the wrong, longest routes. I’ve been lost using this map, run out of gas. I only open it to have a backup map just in case Waze decides to glitch...google map has been around for far to long to have problems like this. And from my memory...it wasn’t always this bad. I used to scream yooo use google map! Now I’m like “you got the waze app? It shows police.” Cmon google! Where’s the accurate maps? Directions? Speed limit compared to the speed limit in my city? Where’s my police radar? Where’s my option to send my ETA? I’m no app builder but I just expected so much more from a google run app.
Wrong location
by Stokke69 on 2018/07/04 03:57
For months I’ve been getting unwanted visitors. Couldn’t figure out why until someone finally told me where they where trying get to. Turns out I t’s a resort 2 miles away. The resort contacted Google and (we thought) fixed their location. Then tonight at 11:30 pm a car is sitting in my driveway for 5 min. I go out with the shotgun to see what’s what. Turns out that they entered the physical address of that resort and it sent them here. So even though Google changed the business location they didn’t change the location of the address. Though I guess it isn’t all Google’s fault. These tourists turned at my mailbox with 3 sets of reflective house numbers (300 lower than the address they were looking for) then while driving 1/2 mile up my rutted, steep, dirt driveway passed 3 No Trespassing signs to then sit 6 feet from my house to call the resort for their address at 2330 waking up the whole house. While I live tourism because it is the life blood of the region. I don’t live in the middle of 100 forested acres, half a mile up a mountain, because I want them to visit me personally.
Ugh so frustrating to use now
by markmakingmusic on 2018/06/12 02:03
What happened to this product? So frustrating and flawed now and it’s kinda hard to believe given how many dev resources you have. Navigation is always buggy now, deep linking stopped working so I can’t send someone directions and have them open the app even though it’s installed. The app audio interruptions are terrible and don’t properly pause other audio streams coming from my device. App says I’m offline when Apple maps and other apps are working perfectly fine. What gives? On top of that your core algorithm for directions and tracking works terribly in SoCal now...constantly routing me around in circles on certain highways. Edit: A new infuriating bug. Every time I open the app from the background on an iPhone X, iOS 11 device, I get the offline, tap to retry message that never actually retries the network connection (possibly going from WiFi to cell connection). I have to kill the app from memory and relaunch the app. This is seriously a risk to users who are driving and relying on this simple network handling. Simple stuff y’all.
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Works great
by grammy from NH on 2017/10/15 14:38
My husband was an over the road trucker. The company got a contract that brought the trucks to a few out of the way farms with low and underweight bridges when this was first available. I’d get home from work, sit at the computer and drive the new routes at street level (which was better than the new street level) before he’d have to get off the highway. Saw a few lovely weddings, people waved to the google car after noticing its gizmo on the roof too. I could reroute him around ‘no trucks allowed’, 10’ bridge ahead’, ‘weight limit 5000 lbs!’ And to safe rest areas. He’s retired, so now we have fun setting, even routes we know well, and google tells us turn by turn. Our daughter shook her head and rolled her eyes...until she got lost and I told her to try it. She calmed right down as it guided her back to the road she knew. Thank you Google!
Used to be great
by Perperperper on 2018/11/01 11:11
Before this most recent update, this used to be great. I preferred the previous version. I liked having my commute and most frequent travel destinations on the “home page,” so that I could easily select where I’m going. I liked seeing how many miles each route would take, as well as how many minutes for each option. I liked having more than 2 options, since I’m in Suburbia and have several routes I can take, I could see what was the best option given traffic in a given day. I’m not a fan of the Explore option on my home page - if I want to explore, I’ll ask what’s around me. I hear that video ads and auto play videos are soon to be a thing, which is why I stopped using Waze. I am already inundated with advertising on a daily basis, can’t I just drive to work safely without hearing about what else people want me to spend my money on? Used to be at least a 4 star app, taking it down to 2 due to the updates and impending consumer marketing overload.
Excel...lent?
by siaka on 2017/09/26 20:02
The Google Maps app is truly a great app and it keeps getting better. My two and ultimate, well three of them, wishes and improvements are: 1: Allow us to terminate/cancel a navigation session or route by swiping down and 3D touching on the direction notification. Currently we have to open the app and go terminate it there. It would be much simpler, easier, and Safer if we could simply swipe down or 3D Touch on the notification and stop/cancel the route. 2: Allow us to pause navigation guidance. Sometimes I just want to stop and do something that I had previously not thought of. It would be nice to be able to pause the guidance rather than the app constantly reloading and trying to get me back on the route. Maybe allow that also to happen with a swipe of 3D touch on the notification banner. 3: Lastly, it would be truly amazing if the notification banner was to become reacher and more interactive. For example, in addition to the quick features proposed above, if the notification banner by being activated could show a mini animated version of the map so that the user can see from that screen their position, rather than having to go inside the app that would be amazing. That’s all I have. Thanks folks; great job as usual. Best regards,
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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
iPad Pro
by BeOrdinary on 2018/12/10 06:08
Please update the app for the new all-display iPad Pro as soon as possible! Thanks!
Too much ads
by w4htah on 2018/12/10 03:06
The ads is becoming too much
Muy buena aplicación
by neson2011 horchata on 2018/12/10 02:20
Good
0 stars if I could.
by Kataia on 2018/12/10 00:15
Today I went on a treasure hunt that my girlfriend set up for me all throughout the city of Sacramento. I was supposed to go to 20 locations. However, this worthless app took me to maybe 3 of them correctly. Most of the time it would tell me that "I arrived" over a half a mile away from the designated area. I gave up after 16 because google couldn't even manage to get me to 2 consecutive locations correctly. This app is so dysfunctional, it can't even perform THE ONLY THING IT WAS MADE TO DO.
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by Elsacaleche on 2018/12/09 23:15
Muy buena esta aplicación
Not helpful
by Higlandia on 2018/12/09 20:55
Telling me to go N, S, E, W is not helpful. Telling me to turn toward a certain road when I don’t know where I am or what road I’m on, is also not helpful. When I know where I am (but not where I am going) telling me to turn right onto a street going north when I know that a right at that intersection goes south, is confusing - should I go right or north?
Low accuracy!
by GameHEADtime on 2018/12/09 20:47
I have the most expensive androids and iPhone updated and I’m always missing an exit due to the lack of accuracy. Also the lack of precise map design. Especially in NY I also drive in other parts of the world or country. Every other maps app I have used before is more accurate I just want google maps to improve because it has the most information period.
Me
by crowhorae on 2018/12/09 20:09
Love this app. Helps out in tight spots
Anonymous
by serious $$$ on 2018/12/09 18:35
Pretty good , easy to follow.
Frames drops on iPhone Xs installed with 12.1.1 is.
by Henry.Yi on 2018/12/09 17:08
The browsing UI keeps dropping frames on iPhone Xs installed with the latest 12.1.1 OS.
Great!!
by WLC2k13 on 2018/12/09 12:05
I use this app on a daily basis for travel and a multitude of other things. I manage a ranch in south Tx and use it to mark and measure our perimeter, landmarks, and many other places. It really comes in handy!
听说Google Map回来啦!?!
by rfa15495 on 2018/12/09 09:25
万岁!!
Suggestion
by Cobra Leon on 2018/12/09 08:50
Google maps has been out for a while... It would be nice to have some variety in picking different types of vehicles as our icon instead of on certain occasions like when the Mariokart character was our icon for a week!!!
Arghh, Painful
by Greg Peterson_87 on 2018/12/09 08:49
It has never, ever worked on most of my Computers, even on a fresh Windows installation, and with different browsers. Also doesn’t work on my iPhone. I am very computer-literate (Write computer programs.) Even when it did work, it had a terribly Obnoxious habit of zooming in to like an inch, no matter what you do) so you could not get a context of where you are going and how much longer it will be and it force-feeds you the Routes that *It* Wants you to take, whether you like it or not.
Horrible
by Slickfork15 on 2018/12/09 05:53
This app is a pile of crap. It cannot find ANYTHING! Don’t waste your time.
Not good on iPhone X
by Random person 19284 on 2018/12/09 05:21
Google Maps used to work great on my iPhone 6s, and when I switched to an iPhone X earlier this year, things changed. Sometimes it shows me being in the middle of no where instead of the main highway I’m on, or will stop giving directions in an area that has perfect reception. There have been many times where I’m trying to do field work at a farm and the blue dot will not move even when I’m trying to find the field I need to go to. Like I said, it worked great on my 6s and not on my X. Please fix or I will stop using your app. There is no reason why it shouldn’t work on the X when it works on other iPhone models.
Google maps
by David is dissapointed on 2018/12/09 01:15
I’m so terribly disappointed in the new version of the Google Maps I wish I never updated it as the old one actually showed the actual landscape that we would be traveling on and I’m hoping somebody could give me the instructions on how to uninstall the latest version of the Google Maps so I can go back to the one I loved & enjoyed so much before. Please help
Good
by el compa coate on 2018/12/09 01:04
Good
Maps
by Fuzzy stassa on 2018/12/09 00:47
As a real estate broker, I use it all the time
Subway Carbon Hill
by Timmy36066 on 2018/12/09 00:16
New number for the carbon hill subway 205-717-4111
Compton’s Tree Services Inc.
by Seminole Tree on 2018/12/08 23:16
Very professional and capable service. He had the equipment and skill to remove a very large, dangerous tree safely and efficiently. The price was reasonable also. Very pleased with this company and it’s owner.
Eficiente
by Zu Ve-Pe on 2018/12/08 23:02
Muy útil pero debe seguir mejorando
Johnny K.
by Jgk1958 on 2018/12/08 22:32
Google is definitely one of the best
App doesn’t work
by Jsjtxgxhbkcystx on 2018/12/08 20:51
There have been multiple occasions where I will turn where google maps tells me to and it’ll think I turned on a different street and it will rerout and give me random directions. Or it will freeze and won’t give me the next set of directions. This is a major inconvenience and sometimes very stressful. Don’t use this app
Excelente App
by kaakedjian on 2018/12/08 19:58
Excelente App para Venezuela
Street view is extremely laggy and broken
by Ag3ntX on 2018/12/08 19:26
Black screen all the time
Periodically quits on its own
by Emo Chopsticks on 2018/12/08 17:38
Everytime I use it now the app will quit on itself and I will have to restart my navigation. Pretty annoying when you miss your exit 10 miles ago
Used to be it
by Works Lt on 2018/12/08 17:17
No longer it chief. Hate how they do local food areas now was a million times better before. Needs to add speed limit of road u are on and unnecessary merging with an immediate turn after that you don’t know about because its more focused on telling you to merge on to the road you are already on. Trash
Lo mejor de lo mejor
by Anita Lourdes on 2018/12/08 16:37
No puedo moverme en esta ciudad sin Google Maps.
App isn't available in all regions
by Teymur1988 on 2018/12/08 16:14
Hi there, Could you please make this app available in Azerbaijan as well. Because to upgrade this app, we need to sign in into a different apple id which changes quite a lot of settings in iOS and those need to be set back again. Thanks a lot Teymur
Increase map details
by wergodswarrior on 2018/12/08 08:38
Good customer support
Yes, I like Google Maps
by 4rhudd2b on 2018/12/08 07:00
. I have used Google Maps on many platforms and even on the least powerful it is an excellent product. On a top of the line unit Google Maps is feature laden and tightly designed. Google Maps is a fun tool. I pronounce it go oog’ lay map sa
Google Maps
by drewcg on 2018/12/08 05:38
Awesome & very helpful to use!!!!
Not giving the right directions
by giocan18 on 2018/12/08 03:11
Recently I updated my google maps and now is giving me all sort of bad directions.
Okay App
by shanejenklingen on 2018/12/08 00:22
I would give a five star rating if you had an interactive feature for drivers.
WTH! After update, “can’t find a way” to my places
by tewise on 2018/12/07 23:25
After I updated, now it can’t find a way to my saved addresses!
Inefficient programming
by Rrp91 on 2018/12/07 23:14
I think it’s grow too big to function properly. I don’t get updates when I need to turn. I get rerouted to the wrong place. Something is wrong.
في مشكلة حاصلتلي من نفس التطبيق
by mody9995 on 2018/12/07 22:49
سهم المسار ما يتحرك مع المسار واقف طول الوقت !
Review
by Thecaligrinch on 2018/12/07 22:09
Google maps is very helpful for me at all time and all places
Beware: quits when you switch apps
by DOOD! on 2018/12/07 22:02
ALWAYS quits whenever I switch apps, and as a result, I have been late to numerous events because of missed exits.
Seriously Google
by ProAppGuy1539 on 2018/12/07 21:52
You know what the problem is? When a company gets so far up their own @55 that they stop doing what's most important. THE FUNCTION OF THE APP. I drive for a living and have been using Google maps for over 10 years. Lately, Google maps is a nightmare. My biggest and most common complaint is CLOSED ROADS. Google thinks they are king or God of the road and the way they have marked it the only possible option. They seriously need to take a huge look at their ability to reroute when a road is closed and the ability to reroute around school traffic and high traffic areas that are EASILY bypassed. EVERY OTHER MAPS APP IS PERFECTLY FINE AT THESE, But not Google.
Shelley Peace
by Makaylah McDonald on 2018/12/07 20:26
I saw Shelley Peace at 33 Otter Cove Dr Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States.
Hot mess
by funbdhlm on 2018/12/07 19:18
Y’all are trash and need to be a lil faster than what y’all are
Good app
by Realmadrid301 on 2018/12/07 18:22
Wish google maps could tell us where speeding cameras are at and police . Would be great. Then I would rate 5 stars
Pathetic
by JaSch1994 on 2018/12/07 18:21
I’m at my wits end with Google Maps. First off, don’t ever use this app when you’re driving in Boston. Also, when you’re typing in your Destiination, apparently you have to type in your entire Destiination no matter how many times you’ve been there or A random address and I’ve never typed it will pop up.
Annoying
by Iplaywithrealtanks on 2018/12/07 18:07
Why does it load all the junk when I open it up? I don’t care what movies are around me or what places to eat you think I like. I open the app to look for something specific, I don’t need your trash suggestions. And fix the scroll/zoom already. One minute I’m looking at a place in Tennessee and the next I’m in Djibouti zoomed into Camp Lemonier.... fix it and optimize it back to basics if MAPing
Project DRAGONFLY & now John Stossel?!
by Ihop23947 on 2018/12/07 13:33
Building a censored internet for the communist Chinese in secret complete with bans on such searches as democracy. Insane. But now google has censored a video by John Stossel on socialist violence in an apparent attempt to protect socialism from being seen in a negative light. Add in...Manipulating search results for political candidates. Essentially working against the sitting President in yet another way. Far worse than anything Russia could do. Total election influence. And might I add the co founder of google is RUSSIAN. And now they censor a video on socialist violence. #NeverGoogle
Does not store recent history
by Choose563 on 2018/12/07 13:09
When I look up a address it does not store it like it did before. When I try to look at the addresses again I have to go to search and enter complete address every time. Very inconvenient as I use it for work navigating.
Google world
by Luqui1 on 2018/12/07 10:41
What would we do without google maps , I’ drive for google maps and gather the data and to see people using our work, it’s amazing. Google maps rocks. !!!
Navigation issues
by OAK.1296 on 2018/12/07 10:35
Hasn’t been able to give me my exact location for a while now instead a huge blue circle. Navigation due to that has gotten tougher, as my position erratically changes so harder to decide when to turn or which street I actually am on
What’s up ???
by ..Ryu.. on 2018/12/07 06:37
Version 5.6 of Google maps released a week ago has some major bugs that need fixing! 1) Navigation pane that pointed north stopped working on my iPhone 7 Plus. 2) The ability to label a particular place with a unique name no longer exists. 3) Particular places that I used to star as special, now has ALL my saved places with stars.
Hate this app, incorrectly shows transport
by PigWooD555 on 2018/12/07 05:15
Time after time deliberately shows bus’ schedule incorrectly. Sometimes shows bus which doesn’t exist!
Hit and miss
by Intcreator on 2018/12/07 04:55
There are some good improvements but now sometimes when I’m navigating it stops giving audio directions which is bad when I’m not looking at the screen. It also looks like they got rid of the filter by dollar signs (price). I want to be able to filter by whether the restaurant is a chain as well. Has a bug where it won’t let me set my home, even after restarting the app.
Seamless integration
by Nvest10X on 2018/12/07 04:22
This app works great on all platforms I have used it on. It is far away the best constantly updated navigator I have used conveniently across several devices.
Really bad
by Mary's little lamb on 2018/12/07 02:43
I’m trying to find the best route home for traffic. Directs me to a little road out of freeway but ends up getting worse traffic. This happened more than a couple of times. I’m uninstalling this crap
Share trip progress??
by Tomcat751 on 2018/12/07 02:11
Well I would like to try out the share trip progress feature. But it never gets past the spinning wheel and “starting” message.
Great app!
by mellow mainiac on 2018/12/07 01:53
Fast, accurate, helps keep me oriented in a sometimes fast-paced and disorienting world.
Great
by Hock-It on 2018/12/07 01:01
Gets me where I need to be.. fast and easy!
Google maps is very useful especially for traffic
by StevieTweet on 2018/12/06 23:48
I’ve use Google Maps now for a few years and I love the fact that I could check traffic on the way to work and before leaving work. And since they fixed the issue where traffic was not default it after I turned it on the previous time. It has been even better. Because nine times out of 10 I turn Google maps audit want to see traffic right away. The app is very quick and responsive, and I like the color coded darker red light red to indicate density in traffic, and of course I love seeing the green when there’s no traffic.
Getting worse
by Londrys on 2018/12/06 23:48
This app used to be a good app but lately it’s been awful. It send me to the wrong direction. For example few days ago I was going to a place and it sent me to the back of the place in the woods and it was telling to turn left when it was no road.
Muy bueno
by ROU70 on 2018/12/06 23:21
Muy buena aplicación Luego de la última actualización, para iPhone, el solo hecho de abrir la aplicación de Google Maps, hace que el terminal levante muchísima temperatura..Incluso siendo la única aplicación utilizada, y aunque sea por poco tiempo... es preocupante. Escrito el 06/12/2018
Used to be great
by ilustrisimo08 on 2018/12/06 22:25
Something happened recently that makes the GPS wildly inaccurate leading me to be very frustrated during my commutes. The app thinks I’m driving on a random side road even though I’m on the freeway and constantly miscalculates or misjudges timing. It’s even tried to take me on dirt roads. Very frustrating since this app used to be my go-to. Now I have to use Waze and even Apple maps!
evil
by pleasestop155 on 2018/12/06 21:48
New updates make navigation much harder to understand because the map does not rotate. Instead the navigator must constantly read the map upside down. I am rapidly balding at the age of 18 from the exorbitant amount of u turns. Every time the app has to reroute it is like Google Maps is taunting me.
No Prime Meridian
by Sabamonster on 2018/12/06 20:55
Where’s the respect for the Prime Meridian Google Maps? You give the Equator it’s due, but what about the Prime Meridian?
Lately it stopped working properly for me on Iphone.
by thegameplayer00100 on 2018/12/06 19:42
Not sure why, tried many things closing and restarting, tweaked every related setting in Settings, but no luck. So sometimes it just does not work. Its sad, it lets you down exactly when you need it most. One example, if I click on location in Google Calendar, it leads me to Google Maps, but then it says “offline” or something. It cannot find location and cannot start navigation. Hopefully that bug gets fixed soon.
Get me to my mom!!
by curious 1972 on 2018/12/06 19:23
Mom was life flighted to St Mary’s Hospital. Thank you google maps for getting me to my mother quickly and safe and sound!!
Wishing for multiple tabs
by Michael177 on 2018/12/06 19:21
In many of my travels I desire to be able to look at different locations, routes, and venues concurrently. It would be nice to have a tabbed interface so as to have debility to look new content without having to lose the current content. Something like allowing multiple browser tabs would be very handy
Veracruz
by EL VERACRUZ on 2018/12/06 17:07
Bueno muy bueno
Conflicting information
by BellsNWhistles on 2018/12/06 16:11
I keep trying to search for directions and although the places I’m looking up appear in the search, I keep getting the page that says the place can’t be found. No matter what place it is. But when I look the location up on its own (without looking for directions from another location), it works just fine. This is very annoying because it worked just fine last week.
Small “Directions” button
by Vera / Вера on 2018/12/06 13:18
Smaller button shifted to the left is uncomfortable, app is overloaded with extras I never personally use.
Always defaults to “North Up” even though option set for prevent it!!
by Username created on 2018/12/06 12:56
Starting a few updates back, regardless of how I set the “Always keep map North Up” setting, the map defaults to North Up every single time and I have to touch the arrow button to make it show the “ahead of me” view that I want as default. Also give us an option to set the zoom level we prefer out and still have the maps follow us. My view is too close and I’d like to see a little further beyond the map display but as soon as I zoom out a tick, the map stops following me and I have to “re-center”.
Would be 5 stars but...
by Platty ice on 2018/12/06 11:10
No speed limit display, unlike waze and apple maps
The best and most updated map.
by Lynn 616 on 2018/12/06 10:51
The best and most updated map. I can’t live without it. It’s part of life.
Broke a good thing - Transit
by whythisisbs on 2018/12/06 05:08
New update makes it very difficult to see alternative bus routes and times. It takes one bus for me to get home but now google is telling me it takes 3.
Trash
by urquhartx on 2018/12/06 03:58
This gps system is complete trash
The worst glitches ever
by niirvy10 on 2018/12/06 01:37
I have been using Google maps for over 6 years and recently I’ve been noticing that the app has been glitching especially when I NEED DIRECTIONS BADLY!! The other day, I was on the highway and was terribly lost when google maps decided to reroute me on local street directions like “turn left to 149th street”, mind you I was on the HIGHWAY! I had to turn to the Waze app to rescue myself. Even after I update my app it still glitches. I really love using this app but it really needs some major updates.
No split screen support on iPads
by ianmartinez97 on 2018/12/05 21:17
It’s a good app but it would be nice if it supported split screen on iPads.
Directional indicator, what happened???
by Soul intervention on 2018/12/05 21:10
What happened to the directional indicator? I use that alll the time. Why why why? It was so useful. Why stop it? Guess I’ll go back to using Apple Maps.
Used to be on point
by nickdub30 on 2018/12/05 20:12
Location is constantly lost now and map doesn’t refresh when a new route is needed. Please fix
Great Customer Service
by breck83 on 2018/12/05 19:02
I don’t have very good luck and I walked in expecting to have a bad outcome. I left with the most wonderful thing, Ariel gave me good news and fixed my problem. He went above and beyond and provided excellent customer service from beginning to end! A+++ Every time I come to this location, it has never been a disappointment, my problems are always taking care of with ease and peace of mind. The manager and all his staff are professional and kind. They all go above and beyond! Thank you
Worst google maps by far
by Brandon9491 on 2018/12/05 18:25
This app nearlyalways sends me to the wrong location, is about 1/10th as reactive to how my car moves, laggy, feature starved, garbage. This app makes me scream because it WILL NOT work like it did before. Im switching to a different app g maps is one of the worst.
物流软件
by a ko gyi on 2018/12/05 13:42
非常不错、很适用!
The WORST GPS app EVER
by Traycee.D. on 2018/12/05 13:05
This app actually instructed me to drive the wrong way, down a one way street ..which was located directly behind a police station.!! It’s search is not reliable AT ALL.It has directed me to places which no longer exist as well as to places that were closed while posting that the place was still supposed to be open for 2 more hrs. If you want to get somewhere on time DONT USE GOOGLE MAPS.. Waze is a much better app.
Good map app
by tonywyuen on 2018/12/05 10:17
Easy to use
الرياض
by aden-city on 2018/12/05 08:32
رهيب
Bus times are messed up
by Dodger_blue22 on 2018/12/05 04:35
Like 5 times that I am waiting over half an hour for a bus that never shows up even though it says so on the app smh fix this crap already
Rice works
by gdaysusie on 2018/12/05 03:56
Best food around! Danny and the guys who work there, are so helpful. Easy and quick to order, great atmosphere, perfect for lunch with the girls!
Get some today
by SECRETARY OF COMMERCE on 2018/12/05 03:07
Take a little time and set up google maps for maximum convenience. I like that I can get commute updates now....although the commutes in Vancouver BC, Canada are among the top five worst on this planet and that us no joke! Google maps is more adaptable than ever before and accessible from inside other activities like Siri, Photos and videos and search!
WORST UI Evarrr
by thuGUniT007 on 2018/12/05 02:43
The UI just keeps on getting worse, and worse, and worse!!! this app use to be so great!! and now it just keeps going down hill... please give us Google Maps from abt a year ago or whenever it was actually easy to navigate within it! the current commute tab is horrible!! we could use the old one back! Also, if this is the iOS version of the app, please consider the way people with iPhone X/S/R's all have to interact with it by swiping down at the bottom of the screen, etc and how that ALWAYS! Activates! the Stupid Commute Tab!! that I just barely mentioned a second ago...!! Please Google!!, at least -just try- to be smarter than Apple in at least one regard with an app that's always been better than Apple's map app... and now Apple's may very well be better than Google Maps at this point... how deplorable...[
Work and Home not working
by CDEagles on 2018/12/05 01:11
Please fix Work and Home labels. Not working on the new iPhoneXS.
Great maps. Pig of a cellular user. Useless Rural.
by MikeLMA on 2018/12/05 00:46
Great maps..... except the bad stuff. Just looking at a potential trip used as much cellular data as a movie - I’d rather watch the movie. Paper maps show more small roads without zooming in. Google maps is horrible for rural roads — useless planning for Alaska. Using my paper maps going to Alaska, Arctic Ocean, and Hudson Bay.
Please add speed limits
by Something ;(,/! on 2018/12/05 00:16
Please add speed limits to the app
Auto Repair
by 104Bill on 2018/12/04 23:46
Great job on time & price was good
Terrible garbage UI on Carplay
by boyfromthedwarf9 on 2018/12/04 23:11
Fire the person who thought I needed to see "stay on current road for .5 miles" over "in .5 miles turn on this road" 0/5 for usability. Same for not meeting me tell you, from the app, that your algorithm is terribly flawed because you see people take a shortcut near my job as my job being accessible from said shortcut which it isn't. And any algorithm made by actual engineers would factor in "do people that are traveling to said location stop there with this shortcut, it so they continue driving for a few minutes?" Looks like you're hemorrhaging actual engineers faster than you're trying to get into actually oppressive China, that actually has camps for people of a certain religion... Great job not being evil btw!
Please make the buttons a little bigger!
by nonicknameswtfapple on 2018/12/04 21:55
It is so frustrating trying to select some of the buttons while driving. I mean you have got to touch the screen just right. I typically have to give it a good 6 or 7 attempts to select the mute button so that I can make a call. The android version made theirs much bigger and I get it first try every time. Come on folks let’s make this more user friendly.
Google maps doesn’t feel as smooth as Apple Maps on my XS Max
by mush988 on 2018/12/04 21:33
Very terrible. Pinch to zoom in or out is smoother on Apple Maps. Fix this issue Google. Also the multi touch movement in Google maps doesn’t even register half the time. Fix this Google!!!
Can’t make labels?
by Foodluver177 on 2018/12/04 21:28
This app is so useful! I like how it says landmarks sometimes instead of in ___ miles /feet. The only detractor is that every time I try to create a label for work, home, or anything else it says that there is an error and won’t let me.
Used to be amazing, what happened...?
by Jjohnw on 2018/12/04 20:52
Despite the fact the pre-filled in review said it is “The Best!” it really isn’t any more. It was always my favorite gps, but it loses track of me (claiming I’m drive in a field when I am halfway through a fifty miles straight path) and tells me to make turns with little warning so I am constantly missing turns. Once it told me to drive more than fifteen miles east on the highway when I live fifteen miles west of my starting point! It added a half hour or more to my trip!! Please fix the actual gps features! I have google on my browser to look up locations, now I need an app I can trust to get there.
Love you Google
by azmindaNguyen on 2018/12/04 20:50
Best app ever!
What’s up with the new landmarks?
by Boma p on 2018/05/02 02:44
Google maps has recently started telling me to “turn left after jack in the box” instead of giving me the actual relevant information of the street name I should be turning down. If I wanted directions from my aunt I would have asked her. Also the map always bugs out and can’t seem to figure out if I’ve stayed on the highway or if I’m magically driving on the road the highway crosses under. The gps takes a while to refigure out where I am and often gives incorrect directions while it’s figuring out which road I’m on, even though I’m clearly just following the directions and couldn’t possibly jump from the highway to the streets crossing above the overpass. This did not used to be a problem. Only in the newer versions. Maybe google should incorporate elevation so the gps app would know where I am is on the route that it’s giving me directions for and not suddenly some other road. Unfortunately, it’s still light years better than Apple maps so I always use it which only makes these problems more frustrating. Lastly, I hate that if I’m trying to zoom out using two fingers, the app for some unknown ultimately annoying reason ALWAYS zooms back in to the cars location on the map. Most annoying feature ever! If I’m zooming out it’s for a reason, to see the entire route. Please fix.
Best gps app
by Fuvbignjfvdb on 2018/10/03 18:58
I have been using google maps since 2011. I never write reviews but this app has surpassed my expectations. I have tried waze, ios maps and they dont do it for me. I am a truck driver by trade and aside from truck route maps on a desktop, i always use google maps. Will google maps ever be perfect? No but we are talking about perfect cellphone service and non hesitant location tracking to have a perfect gps. Depending where you are and who your carrier is, your cell reception might be shakily and you might miss a turn, not the app’s fault. Once google introduced the option for additional stops with in your route, they locked in my loyalty to the app. The reason why i wrote this review today is a new option that i have long awaited. Since i drive for miles, i am always on the app. I also am always listening to music. Of course i have had many times where i missed that very important turn because i was skipping or searching for a new song. Not anymore, maps now has a very simple tab on the map that lets me skip my song with my maps still on the screen. Thats a game changer for me. Once again, google has made me a pleased customer. Great work.
Disregard earlier review
by Monstevr on 2018/05/06 03:29
This app is garbage. It’s been out for years and they don’t fix basic algorithm mistakes like how it arbitrarily decides to omit immediate-next turns (and then you drive to the wrong borough and you’re twenty minutes later than you would be if you were using something other than garbage), or it tells you to be in any number of lanes to make a turn or an exit when there is really only one acceptable lane to be in to not kill everyone trying to drive around you, or it doesn’t tell you that the highway you’re on drops a lane, or it wastes time telling you that the next thing you need to do is merge when the only thing in the world you could physically ever do at that juncture IS merge (or just dunk your car in a ditch and be done with driving altogether). Just make your app make sense if you want any stars in my review of it! You’ve had years to make it minimally useable and you’ve been doing what this whole time? Adding features nobody asked for? Stop that. UPDATE: I’m very generously giving these bozos an extra star for streamlining the alternate route button. It’s cute and convenient and I’m proud of you guys. Now invest this star miraculously because you’re still days from driving me into the arms of AN ACTUAL FLIP PHONE so that I can go back to VZ Navigator if I can’t honestly give Google Maps a five-star review. I’m dead serious about all of this.
Great, but flawed
by Norway772 on 2017/12/03 21:08
So without question google maps is one of my most used apps. Very early on I decided it was far better than Apple’s maps app (maybe I should go back and try that because I haven’t used it for years). Anyway, the pluses are many, but there is one thing that drives me so insane that I rank this app a 3 instead of a 5, that one thing is extremely untimely short freeze ups. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a situation where I need the app the run normally in order to get the info I need in time to make a correct turn and the app will pause/freeze for a few seconds. It’s almost is if it knows what’s going on and is playing a cruel trick on me. Just today I had put in my destination, had the route, and was on my way. A while later I saw an exit sign and thought that could be my exit. I pulled the app back up to check and.......... my blue GPS marker had me about 2 miles off the highway in the middle of no where just sitting still. So I wait, I’m getting closer and closer to the exit, I wait and wait, slow down a little, and wait, and there goes the exit, and finally it shows yes that was the exit. Almost broke my new iPhone X. And that exact thing has happened on multiple occasions with multiple phones. I’m going to see if any other ratings mention this.
Failed me
by Dmas111527 on 2018/01/18 19:17
It took me to streets that were closed! My kids had a field trip, and the 101 fwy was closed in Santa Barbara. I already knew this, so I wanted to make sure I leave early enough to take whatever detours I had to take. Google maps said I would make it in 2.5 hours, and showed that I'd be using side streets where the fwy was closed. I checked Waze (another GPS app) and that said it would take me 3.5 hours, taking me the 5 fwy route. So I opted for Google Maps, the faster one, the so-called "trusted" GPS app, that would get me there 1 hour sooner than Waze's route. We left early, and when we reached the part where the fwy was closed, it detoured me to streets that were closed off! Tried other streets, all closed!! I then used Waze, to see if there was another way, and Waze said I would have to go all the way around, through the 5 fwy. That would take me 4 hours from where I was! We obviously didn't make it to our field trip and ended up just going to a park in Santa Barbara, then headed back home. I should have used Waze from the beginning. Google Maps fail! I've had prior issues with Google Maps before, like, it routing me in loops and circles, but never thought too much about it. It is the most used GPS app, so I thought it was the best. Nope. This time it pushed my buttons. Deleted the app. Use Waze everyone! It's real time, with real users!
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
Thanks to Google Maps I found the love of my life.
by JASC2244 on 2018/07/21 21:10
On July 26th of 2014, I was on my way to a bicycle store that is in my mother’s town. That morning, I decided to use Google Maps to find the fastest route to the bicycle store. I noticed it marked a different route than usual but it was way faster, so I decided to go for it. On my way, I see a woman walking whom (fortunately for me) dropped her briefcase full of clothes. I decided to stop and give her a hand. Her name was (and is) Martha, and I’m so grateful I met her thanks to Google Maps. After helping her I decided to ask her out; she said no. I got disappointed so I hopped in my car and decided to continue my trip. Once I arrived to the store, they told me they had just received a new bicycle minutes before I arrived and they showed it to me; the bicycle was amazingly beautiful and I’m so grateful the alternative route from Google Maps made me go through a street where the lady which turned me down dropped her suitcase and made me stop to arrive just after the new bike had arrived. 5 stars; me and Lana (my bike) couldn’t be more grateful.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
My favorite map app
by Sarajsh on 2017/12/06 17:24
Th first time iOS maps sent me to the wrong place, way out in the country somewhere, I couldn’t believe Apple had messed up. I sent Apple a message about what was wrong and expected them to fix it. Four times in six months I reminded them that they were wrong. Then they sent me a message that they had fixed the problem. I checked, they hadn’t. What I love best about Google maps is they tell you what lane to be in for the up coming turn. I don’t like that they only give you a two mile warning about your exit on the freeway/highway. If you’re in the wrong lane at 75 mph in heavy traffic, that’s not enough warning. iOS maps gives you more miles to play with, but that’s my only complaint so far. And they do show you an arrow so you can see which way you’ll be going, but I can’t see any of it with my sunglasses on. To keep slipping them down so I can see what’s coming and how soon while driving is both a pain and not safe. I wish they’d offer more info starting with 10 miles, then 5, then 2 or something...and do it verbally so I don’t have to play with my sunglasses or look down.
Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone
by KarenD345 on 2017/12/05 16:57
I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
Navigation slow of just plain stops in iOS12
by Zildjiancat on 2018/10/31 20:53
Help! Since updating my iPhone to iOS12, google maps is practically useless for me. The lag in navigation is unbelievable, if it works at all. Since updating, the voice directs me where to go AFTER I’ve passed the turn/street/place. She’s constantly telling me to make u-turns. And to make them where there is no place to make them. I often drive right past my destination and she hasn’t even gotten to the street I’m on. And more often than not, Google Siri stops providing voice direction mid-way through a journey, instead making me have to look away from the road to see where the next turn will be. Very dangerous. I have preferred google maps to Apple’s version all along. Sadly, that may soon change for me if google maps continues its glitchy ways. If there’s a fix, please let me know!!! Also - that “explore the neighborhood” thing that immediately pops up and covers 60% of the map screen when I need to get directions is annoying, as it’s an ad gimmick that forces the user to do an extra step (swipe it away) before navigating. Get that thing out of there! If I’m looking for directions to somewhere else, I’m not gonna explore anything where I already am, as I’m LEAVING the area. Sheesh!
I was in love.
by Yadira1738 on 2018/01/03 01:19
I fell in love with Google Maps maybe about 7 years ago. It’s the reason I was one of the quickest pizza delivery drivers and why I’m always the one navigating family trips. I’ve been in Europe for 3 months now, and I rely desperately on my saved locations when exploring new countries. It was working beautifully until about 2 weeks ago (I assume with this new update), and when I was in London last week I was struggling to hit all the places I planned on because the map was refusing to show my saved places (my data is slow so I rely on Google Maps). I’m taking my last trip tomorrow and I don’t want to say that Google Maps is going to ruin the trip - but it definitely won’t make my trip any easier (like it used to). This is coming from a Google Maps enthusiast that annoys all her friends when she worships it (and bashes all other “Maps”). Please Google, fix this problem. I’m sure you won’t be able to for my trip tomorrow, but if my comment helps someone else, then AWESOME! And to the Google Team, I love you. Really. Thank you. May you get all the donuts you deserve.
Terrible
by Pocojazz on 2018/09/23 16:14
Google maps has always been my go to. I was on my way home yesterday from Florida to Tennessee hauling a horse. The trip down took about 9-10 hours and was a breeze. The exact same route home cost me 7 additional hours with a live animal to care for. For some reason maps decided on its own that I needed to go a different way. I didn't realize until it was too late that instead of heading north then west home I was heading north to the coast. I would have been at the ocean if I95 hadn't been shut down forcing me to turn around. When trying to correct the route the app wouldn't let me change the route by touch as it has in the past. I also got a weird different view of a car in a map. The app used to say turn right straight or left when heading out. Now it just says head north etc. I'm not a compass and my truck is not equipped with one. So totally useless. The app also doesn't tell me to turn until I'm right on top of it. THEN instead of telling me to u turn like it used to or saying rerouting to give me the option google now just gives me new directions. To say the least I won't use the app again that has been my favorite go to. Thank you google for costing me an additional $200 in fuel and 7 hours out of my life.
Corner Canyon Recovery
by Lbrewer34 on 2018/07/11 16:10
I really can’t put into words just how effective this place was for me. A lot of people may focus on things that don’t really matter in the long run, but I never lost focus of where I was and what I was there to accomplish. I have seen first hand this place reaching and helping clients that couldn’t find their way at other places and that says a lot, honestly more than I can express in words. Like any center, a person will get out of it what they put into it, but Corner Canyon really does go above and beyond in giving people the tools clients need to be successful. The people there truly care and it shows in what and how they do their job. If anyone is considering going, I would urge you to go, because you will find what you need to be a better you, that is what I found. And if I could give any advice it would be to take your time and energy seriously and invest it wisely. It is easy to become comfortable, but always remember why you are there, and never forget, that this work is truly life or death.
Fix zoom out/in on lists
by Flivin on 2018/09/17 04:50
Hi! I love the list feature in google maps, but I have one issue. I use the built-in Want to Go green marker on places, but I also have my own list that I call Actively Want to Go. Anyway, when I click my places and look exclusively at this list I’ve made, I like to zoom in on a neighborhood and click a place to get more info on it. Once I’ve read the info (hours, etc), I usually exit out of the place-specific info and want to see what else is in that neighborhood that’s on my list. Once I ex out of a restaurant’s info, the view zooms out completely and I have to zoom back in and find where I was. This is super annoying! Would really appreciate a fix! This is especially annoying bc sometimes a list I’ve made spans multiple cities in the US, and so once I zoom in and read a New York cafe’s hours and other info, I exit and then it zooms out and gives me a view of the whole continental US. This is super annoying! Pls fix, Google 💜 the only fix right now on my end is to avoid making lists that span multiple cities to avoid a large zoom out, but I think this is something y’all can fix easily
Great...when it works
by Lightly Salted on 2018/04/28 13:28
Google has a amazing knack for to combining sheer brilliance with mind-numbing incompetence, and this app has plenty of both. I use it from time to time because it does one thing extremely well, routing. Especially in traffic I find the routing to be the best and most reliable there is. Estimates of traffic times are very good, and alternate route selection tends to be quite solid and useful. No for the bad part. For whatever reason, Google (bless their hearts) cannot seem to write a functioning app. Through numerous iterations Google Maps has been plagued with very serious, frequent bugs of the types that will leave you stranded. The current version of the app freezes, loses track of your current location, refuses to connect to the internet for absolutely no reason, and is just downright flakey. Previous versions have had even more serious problems. (Some will recall the version that refused to navigate from the current location, rendering the app useless for navigation.) So try Google Maps for routing, but don’t rely on it for your sole source of navigation because it will leave you stranded. At least until Google learns how to write more reliable apps.
Great Apple Maps Replacement in CarPlay...Except:
by ggrudziak on 2018/09/25 04:43
Everything in Google Maps is excellent. Now with iOS 12 adding support for third-party navigation maps in CarPlay, we’re now able to use Google Maps and Waze in CarPlay. However, there are two main issues. One, there’s no speed limit. This is a necessity and it’s kind of inexcusable that Google Maps doesn’t have this feature while Apple Maps and Waze (also from Google) do. Two, the voice feature doesn’t work at all in CarPlay. All the proper permissions have been allowed and all that happens when you press the microphone icon on the car screen in Google Maps is that you get the sound and the visual but nothing else. It sometimes says “No internet connection” and cancels, but mostly it hangs there. What’s happening is that it’s hanging there listening but it’s not receiving audio from the car’s microphones. I know that works because if you press the voice button on the steering wheel and use Siri, she hears and responds fine. Must be fixed to allow voice control or add Siri support.
The worst feature
by drhiggs on 2018/04/12 19:26
Google maps has recently added probably the worst feature you could possibly imagine to an map app. If you live in a dense urban area like me (I live in Atlanta). The absolute last thing I want my map app to do when I'm getting close to my destination is to assume I know the rest of the way and begin to zoom out and rotate to look aesthetically cool or something. I'm not there yet! In many cases I've never been to this store/restaurant/venue and when 100s of places are in only a couple blocks of each other I don't need my map app to zoom out and rotate to look cool when I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going! I have to try to rotate my head to follow the screen all while I'm still driving. I have missed my location many times because of this completely unhelpful feature. This may be fine in rural areas, but this is a terrible design flaw for highly dense cities. It's dangerous and serves no constructive purpose, and is just a shallow attempt to look fancy for an absolutely zero functional or helpful propose. Wait till I am parked and not moving or have somehow indicated that I gave arrived.
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
Best public transit mapping & predictor
by Sybil.Disobedience on 2018/01/23 12:53
I can’t say if their public transportation mapping and predictions are the best in every major city, but I can attest to the San Francisco Bay Area, which is not very easy to navigate, so let a native save you a lot of trouble. Forget all the other apps because they’re never as accurate nor as intuitive. Google has more resources to notify within seconds of schedule changes, quicker than the respective government agency where the delay may be (ie Muni accidents might not show up for 20 mins on predictions, yet Google Maps will immediately notify you and offer reroute)So no matter where you are traveling from, forget Muni app, or 511, or BART, etc., just coordinate your schedule through Google Maps. I also recommend getting a Clipper Card. Easiest way to keep track of transit passes and if you’re not sure your schedule you can just load cash which is redeemable on all transportation systems (though obviously passes are your best value).
I’m so disappointed with the app that used to be my number one.
by kstrong00 on 2018/05/17 13:57
3 or 4 upgrades ago google maps app started to glitch out. Currently the only verbal directions I get are the first one or two turns when I start directions. After that it goes quiet. As I start driving the blue location dot never moves, just pulses. After driving 10-15 mins I look at the app and the screen is still at my original starting point. I can manually swipe the top directions to the left to see want to do next but it doesn’t update by itself from that point. One thing I noticed is that at the bottom of the app where it tells you your ETA, time adjusts accordingly even though the map is pretty much frozen. For example if I look at the screen it’s shows that I’m still at my house but the time puts me 8 minuets away from destination. I wish I would have never updated because I use this app for work and I can’t count on it anymore to get me where I need to go without freezing. I have been printing directions and hoping this issue gets resolved ASAP.
Lags severely on iPhone 6s
by Brian Lucy on 2018/07/03 16:38
Google maps is still amazing and has been my go-to for navigation. But something odd has happened the last 6 months. Whenever I map directions, it freezes and takes about 3-4 minutes before it can locate me on the map, but then sometimes it will lose me again. This lag time was so frustrating that I contacted Apple and Att about the issue. They both pointed fingers at each other. Apple would say “Their towers are not pinging your phone correctly”, and ATT would say “the iPhone antenna is damaged.” So I eliminated one and replaced my phone with another 6s Plus. The issue did not improve. So I went as far as switching carriers to Verizon, and the issue still persists so I got another 6s Plus and reinstalled all my apps. Problem still exists. I have these Scoshe magnets on the back of my phone to use as a mount in my car, maybe that’s screwing up the antenna. BUT apple maps works fine, so unfortunately I have to use Apple Maps for navigating which is subpar compared to gmaps. I’m starting to think Apple is doing something to make Gmaps not work as well. Hmmmm.
Ongoing problems that aren’t addressed
by Ddenai on 2018/06/26 22:15
At Highway divisions there was always a very bad navigation instructions: it’ll tell you to stay on the same highway when you in fact need to go onto the other highway is going the opposite direction. The driver needs to know ahead of time which highway they’re going on and doesn’t have a moment to check to see which highway there actually supposed to be on by that time they usually take them out one. This has been going on ever since Google maps was available to use in my area this is particularly the case when you are going south on the 405 and there’s an interchange where the 22 diverges to the right and they will still tell you to stay left or vice versa when you need to go to 22. This is in Los Angeles California over in Garden Grove/ seal Beach/ Long Beach. Millions of people pass through each day. I am a local and sometimes I don’t know which one I’m taking until I get to the intersection I always have to check to see which road I should be taking I’ve been here 37 years.
Lacking Functionalities
by Shortyfisch on 2018/07/13 04:00
I have been using Google Maps for years. I have actually deleted the Apple Maps app because Google had planned better routes at almost every request when I first started using it. However, I’m starting to see flaws. 1. For 2 days now, there has been major traffic jams on my normal route home, but Google Maps continued to recommend it, even though I found a faster route on my own today. 2. Once you find a better route than Google’s preplanned, there’s no way to redirect it to follow the new route you’d like to go. For me, this sometimes means pulling over multiple times just to make sure I’m still following it correctly, since Google is stubbornly trying to redirect me through a traffic jam. 3. When I compare it with my fiancé’s Apple Maps, the latter has proven to have better routes time and time again. 4. Doesn’t show current speed limit *not huge but it’d be great to have*. Needless to say, I’ll be testing the navigation app market to see if my complaints are fair or not.
STOP FORCING ZOOM!!
by doxzero on 2018/07/07 16:12
Can someone on the maps team please have some putty on your users and stop forcing the zoom into the current location when you start a route. I would like to get an overview of where google is sending me and when I’m trying to zoom out, google maps keeps trying to zoom in. It is SO OBNOXIOUS. Also, please get rid of the response delay. It’s anointing AF that when I tap on X or the input field or whatever that it does not register. Seriously, it’s obnoxious! Thirdly, please stop it with the obnoxious search results with a tiny map and a list that wastes a bunch of white space. Are you a mapping app or not. Try the whole mapping thing and let users pull up a list if they want. Only troubled people use lists instead of a map in a mapping app. Lastly, please stop trying to force the silly Explore tab/card on users or at least knock it off with the wasteful whist space of that silly, childish google design language. It takes up a good 25% of the screen, especially with the redundant “explored, drive, transit” bar. I get it, you are paid too much and really want to stay with google so you and your team keep making up ways of doing things differently when they were already great and don’t need to be changed, but when you’ve reached high levels of outcome achievements, guess what, the likelihood of making things worse instead of better increases exponentially with every introduced change.
Swipe to move in Street View needs to go.
by Headgamerz on 2017/11/05 14:06
When in street view you swipe to both rotate the camera AND swipe to move down the street. Having one input do two different things is a bad idea and will of lead to the app taking the wrong action much to my frustration. I can’t tell you the number of times I’m trying to turn the camera and suddenly I’m down the street or I’m trying to go down the street and suddenly I’m looking up in the air or down at me feet and when I try to swipe back up it moves down the street. The experience is infuriating when your trying to navigate. You need to remove the swipe to move "feature" and replace it with a different gesture (one that’s not already being used). Baring that at least give me the option to disable it as Street View is unusable in its current form without much frustration. Ignoring Street View this is an amazing app. It’s my go to for so many things. However Street View was one of the defining features of Google Maps that made it first stand out from the competition so I consider this a really big deal.
Sick and TIRED !!
by Ali S Algaheim on 2018/06/05 23:38
I am sick and tired of this recent release!! I write a LOt of reviews and most of the time when you start typing and get a call or change the orientation of the iPhone (X) in my case , the entire review is now blanked out and you have to either submit an incomplete review just so that I wouldn’t rewrite all over again AND miss out on the bonus points since I didn’t pass the 200 character minimum to earn the bonus points or start allllll over again! I’m not writing any more reviews until this is fixed. I also have something to tell the developers on google maps, I’ve been contributing to google maps for years and years on map maker, when google stopped its google map maker, they didn’t migrate our contribution stats over to the new google maps and most of us felt that this was a slap in the face, I see people who started 10 years or so after us (map makers contributors) on google maps and have surpassed us mainly just because we have put our everything into map maker.. I really hope you could migrate our stats if it’s still possible because that was a setback for a lot of map makers.
Issue with the GPS... icon shows I’m driving in reverse!!!
by Salvatore P R on 2018/09/21 20:51
I enjoy using this app! It’s great, but ever since the update for CarPlay, there have been a few issues. The most annoying thing is when driving, my position shows up upside down or even facing to the left of right. I understand this has to do with the way the phone GPS may be facing, but when driving on an expressway, it makes no sense. It shows the map as if I’m driving backwards. You guys should have a setting if you are moving in one direction at a certain speed to default the map to move to the way the road is. The whole map moving is only useful if you are walking. Another issue I ran into was the app freezes when you try to input an address via voice. This happens not as much but still bad. All in all, you guys need to make a setting to disable the actual location we’re facing when driving and just figure out if we’re going up, down, left, or right then make the map follow that. If this doesn’t get fixed, i honestly don’t know if I will continue to use this app.
Rollback (to like 10 versions back!!!)
by Tony.S. on 2018/09/06 20:23
iphone 6s ios 10. I get smooth performance for every app, except everything google now offers! Google maps has always been so much better than apple maps and all others as well. But all these 'Everyday' updates and bug fixes have made the app sluggish. I believe we all can live with a little less features if it means just getting that smoothness back! Almost 60% of the screen space is taken by all-that-i-don't-need when i open the app. i just need the map, my current location and my destination bar!! That's it! If we need anything else, or if you think we need anything else, then just give us those options in the side menu. You should realize that most people are still using those 5-6 inch devices and not the ipads. 40% screen is not good enough for the map! and yes, we can't all have an iphone X or a pixel 2 to just get rid with the laggy UI. Understand that you can't force us to buy devices we don't need, instead we will adapt to apple maps or something else if you can't be efficient.
Fantastic package
by Nbilow on 2018/06/23 18:10
Google maps has been fantastic in regards to loading maps and not needing Cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet access of sort just like Waze works. The Waze app. is a great one for knowing what’s ahead of you and Waze will be route via satellite when you’re in different traffic situations such as traveling in Sicily as we are now and rerouting us through the back streets that he would never know they would exist to return to our destination in the middle of the night. I like the way Google maps marks out the route like a regular map but when I do need to change or use Waze, just to have something different. Google maps also has wonderful easy to read history another great features Such as locations of restaurants shops etc. what’s their gathering for Google Trips. It’s a beautiful package that Google is doing, and it works well and I have not seen any bugs with it.
Hate the Commute tab
by LiveADay on 2018/10/22 05:39
The new update is terrible - instead of Explore, Driving and Transit, now there’s only two tabs: Explore and Commute. As someone with an irregular work schedule (work from home some days, no fixed time I come into and leave the office) it’s practically useless since the days/times aren’t customizable. And to make way for Commute, they took away the best feature of the app, the Transit tab. As a New Yorker, I had my app set to that as a default, because it would highlight all the subway lines in colors, show me where all of the entrances and exits were located and even the station layouts and positions of each platform. This is vital information here in NYC!! Why would you get rid of this? Now all I have is a useless Commute tab and an obnoxious Explore tab that I don’t use but is now apparently my new default. Oh, and once you set up commute, you can’t remove it. Found this out by accident when I was trying to figure out where the nearest subway line was (as it was no longer highlighted). Only way to remove it was to delete my work address. Google, please bring back Transit!!!
Very inconsistent!!!
by magatha88 on 2018/01/31 19:57
I’ve been using Google Maps for a while now, utilizing the ‘location sharing’ feature more than anything. I’ve tried so hard to like the app and make it work for my family and I, but the app has let me down consistently! The location sharing feature often gives me inaccurate locations (of other family members sharing their location) or provides me with a MASSIVE range of possibilities of where family members are...too large of a range to even GUESS where their location could be. However, with all those issues, I’ve still been using the app with hope that location accuracy will improve. NOW, the location will not update! This has been an issue for almost a week now-I’ve had a location of each family member, but the location is anywhere from “2-4 hours ago”!! And the ‘refresh’ option will not ‘refresh.’ I’ve tried everything I can think of to fix the issue, thinking it could be something on my end or on family’s end, but to no avail. Please fix this app!!
Really exceptionally dependable routing
by realdriftwood on 2018/01/04 23:04
I have been using GPS in my vehicles since 2007, so I have dealt with a number of different systems for over ten years now, and I have spent lot of money on navigation systems installed in vehicles (eight different vehicles over that period). I still use a built-in system in my present vehicle. But increasingly—and since iPhone 5 and iPhone 6—I have been depending on Google Maps to route me to specific destinations, and using my car’s BlueTooth connection system to provide continuous directions through my car’s sound system. I have found it extremely reliable, and I certainly have appreciated that it is constantly updated and free. As most newer cars can connect with their owners’ smartphones now—and as most smartphones can be charged in the car—I highly recommend this application to everyone who has to do a lot of driving!
Great unless you love traffic!
by Ginginrn99 on 2018/04/06 23:43
I’d give this a middle finger emoji if it would let me. Google Maps is terrible. Why it’s “the number one navigation app” is beyond me. Today was the last straw. Traveling east from DC into Massachusetts - encountered a “twenty minute slowdown ahead” on the GW Bridge (in NYC) - 25 miles from where I presently was (plenty of time to redirect me). Google just kept informing me of the slowdown and how much longer it was getting (now, two hours) and happily steaming me along INTO IT. Desperate to avoid sitting on the GW in NYC for 2+ hours (after already driving for 8 with 3+ more to go) I opened Waze. *WAZE* immediately redirected me, getting me to my destination and saving me a needless 2+ additional hours in my vehicle. Google - PRO TIP: When offering a “navigation” tool, the people using it want the QUICKEST, most EFFICIENT way to their destination. They don’t want their lives disrupted further. I had to make an 8 hour drive today. Google Maps would have made that 11+ *for no reason.* This is not an isolated incident. Me? I’d avoid the app, unless you enjoy not being re-routed to the most efficient routes available. Very bummed out.
Best GPS App & more BUT
by Tamara01 on 2018/10/12 18:40
It needs to have an option when there is traffic to alert you soon enough for you to make a decision to take the detour. Also Google maps needs to work on their notification when using the GPS. Google maps tells you way ahead of time that you’re going to turn right but you have to keep looking at the app to make sure you don’t miss the road. Google should alert the driver when they get to the road exactly and make a noise like ding ding turn right here. I passed roads many times because one Google maps doesn’t tell you on the bottom of your screen what road you’re on and on the top it should say what your next move will be With the roads name that you’re turning onto. Just my opinion otherwise it’s a great app I love it don’t use anything else not even that iPhone maps that came with it.
Houston we have a problem...
by Shikinley on 2018/09/11 14:55
I hate using this map because it always gives me the wrong directions. I live in Houston Texas and for some reason the map always stops and starts floating mid air. It glitches while giving directions and repeats things over 20x. I have the X, I even visited the apply store to see if it was user error. But no...it’s crappy google map. It’s only good for the “avoid tolls” option. But even that STILL puts me on a tollway. I’ve been late using this app because it always gives the wrong, longest routes. I’ve been lost using this map, run out of gas. I only open it to have a backup map just in case Waze decides to glitch...google map has been around for far to long to have problems like this. And from my memory...it wasn’t always this bad. I used to scream yooo use google map! Now I’m like “you got the waze app? It shows police.” Cmon google! Where’s the accurate maps? Directions? Speed limit compared to the speed limit in my city? Where’s my police radar? Where’s my option to send my ETA? I’m no app builder but I just expected so much more from a google run app.
Wrong location
by Stokke69 on 2018/07/04 03:57
For months I’ve been getting unwanted visitors. Couldn’t figure out why until someone finally told me where they where trying get to. Turns out I t’s a resort 2 miles away. The resort contacted Google and (we thought) fixed their location. Then tonight at 11:30 pm a car is sitting in my driveway for 5 min. I go out with the shotgun to see what’s what. Turns out that they entered the physical address of that resort and it sent them here. So even though Google changed the business location they didn’t change the location of the address. Though I guess it isn’t all Google’s fault. These tourists turned at my mailbox with 3 sets of reflective house numbers (300 lower than the address they were looking for) then while driving 1/2 mile up my rutted, steep, dirt driveway passed 3 No Trespassing signs to then sit 6 feet from my house to call the resort for their address at 2330 waking up the whole house. While I live tourism because it is the life blood of the region. I don’t live in the middle of 100 forested acres, half a mile up a mountain, because I want them to visit me personally.
Ugh so frustrating to use now
by markmakingmusic on 2018/06/12 02:03
What happened to this product? So frustrating and flawed now and it’s kinda hard to believe given how many dev resources you have. Navigation is always buggy now, deep linking stopped working so I can’t send someone directions and have them open the app even though it’s installed. The app audio interruptions are terrible and don’t properly pause other audio streams coming from my device. App says I’m offline when Apple maps and other apps are working perfectly fine. What gives? On top of that your core algorithm for directions and tracking works terribly in SoCal now...constantly routing me around in circles on certain highways. Edit: A new infuriating bug. Every time I open the app from the background on an iPhone X, iOS 11 device, I get the offline, tap to retry message that never actually retries the network connection (possibly going from WiFi to cell connection). I have to kill the app from memory and relaunch the app. This is seriously a risk to users who are driving and relying on this simple network handling. Simple stuff y’all.
Solid navigation app but update hid some features
by The Taco Lady on 2018/10/19 21:08
I use the app for navigation a lot. Like a lot a lot, and the update is cosmetically great but it’s hidden some settings the I prefer to always be on and doesn’t remember them when you restart the app. Like showing traffic for roads not along the path you’re navigating. You have to tap the weird layer icon in the top right. That small peeve aside, in the commute tab, you can’t pull the fastest route suggestions down to see the map on more than 25% of your screen until you commit (press start) to one - which is the biggest nuisance for me. So you can swivel and zoom but only see the information you want through 25% of the screen before committing to a selected route. Hope they adjust that soon. I kind of get it that your commute isn’t going to change much but what’s the harm in letting me see the bigger map before committing to a route?
Works great
by grammy from NH on 2017/10/15 14:38
My husband was an over the road trucker. The company got a contract that brought the trucks to a few out of the way farms with low and underweight bridges when this was first available. I’d get home from work, sit at the computer and drive the new routes at street level (which was better than the new street level) before he’d have to get off the highway. Saw a few lovely weddings, people waved to the google car after noticing its gizmo on the roof too. I could reroute him around ‘no trucks allowed’, 10’ bridge ahead’, ‘weight limit 5000 lbs!’ And to safe rest areas. He’s retired, so now we have fun setting, even routes we know well, and google tells us turn by turn. Our daughter shook her head and rolled her eyes...until she got lost and I told her to try it. She calmed right down as it guided her back to the road she knew. Thank you Google!
Used to be great
by Perperperper on 2018/11/01 11:11
Before this most recent update, this used to be great. I preferred the previous version. I liked having my commute and most frequent travel destinations on the “home page,” so that I could easily select where I’m going. I liked seeing how many miles each route would take, as well as how many minutes for each option. I liked having more than 2 options, since I’m in Suburbia and have several routes I can take, I could see what was the best option given traffic in a given day. I’m not a fan of the Explore option on my home page - if I want to explore, I’ll ask what’s around me. I hear that video ads and auto play videos are soon to be a thing, which is why I stopped using Waze. I am already inundated with advertising on a daily basis, can’t I just drive to work safely without hearing about what else people want me to spend my money on? Used to be at least a 4 star app, taking it down to 2 due to the updates and impending consumer marketing overload.
Excel...lent?
by siaka on 2017/09/26 20:02
The Google Maps app is truly a great app and it keeps getting better. My two and ultimate, well three of them, wishes and improvements are: 1: Allow us to terminate/cancel a navigation session or route by swiping down and 3D touching on the direction notification. Currently we have to open the app and go terminate it there. It would be much simpler, easier, and Safer if we could simply swipe down or 3D Touch on the notification and stop/cancel the route. 2: Allow us to pause navigation guidance. Sometimes I just want to stop and do something that I had previously not thought of. It would be nice to be able to pause the guidance rather than the app constantly reloading and trying to get me back on the route. Maybe allow that also to happen with a swipe of 3D touch on the notification banner. 3: Lastly, it would be truly amazing if the notification banner was to become reacher and more interactive. For example, in addition to the quick features proposed above, if the notification banner by being activated could show a mini animated version of the map so that the user can see from that screen their position, rather than having to go inside the app that would be amazing. That’s all I have. Thanks folks; great job as usual. Best regards,
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