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Google Maps
Description
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums Some features not available in all countries Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
Reviews
by AndyKLu on 2022/01/26 07:08
For some reason you can’t choose a album to upload pics. Just some random photos and to take a pic. Not select a picture that was already taken and saved.
Best source of guidance anywhere you are at !
by Ivanannnnnn on 2022/01/26 03:26
Although to me it’s considered the best at letting you know where to go, how you can save gas, best routes, sometimes my phone lags out while the route is on my screen. That’s the only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star, It just freezes & then I have to close the app & re do it again & sometimes it frustrates me. I have the iPhone 11 Pro max
Frozen
by mr jujubee on 2022/01/25 18:21
Just logged in and immediately froze on me. Not the internet out I could not send this. Mack
Intermittent microphone in Carplay
by refridgerator1960 on 2022/01/25 16:44
All systems updated, please fix!
Google products are a privacy threat
by themanchicken on 2022/01/25 12:36
While Google has some interesting products, their products track location and behavior of users. Google maps, in particular, tracks both. No thanks Google.
ميزه
by علي النمر on 2022/01/25 12:13
لو يتم وضع خاصيه سرعه المركبه مثل بعض التطبيقات يكون افضل عندما اقوم بتشغيل التطبيق اقوم بتشغيل تطبيق اخر في الجوال لكي اعرف سرعه المركبه
Absolute garbage
by Aelar Lightbringer on 2022/01/25 07:26
I don't write reviews. This is the most broken, horrible app by a large company that I have ever used. I used it because DoorDash has it as the in-app navigation, and I regret doing so. It literally had me exit the freeway, drive around a neighborhood, and then get back on THE SAME FREEWAY ENTRANCE. At a different on-ramp, it completely reversed the spoken left/directions and forced me to drive an extra fifteen miles between two separate times, wasting work time. In addition to those inexcusable mistakes, it spends a ridiculous amount of time saying unnecessary parts of street names and directions, while still being unable to tell me what's coming up next after a turn unless I'm already right on top of it. It doesn't say things anything close to far enough in advance. Finally, the lack of anything like stop signs or stoplights displayed on the map has me counting turns whenever I'm in the city, hoping I don't miss one. I used this app for two weeks. I'm embarrassed that I did for that long.
New integration for small business Is perfect timing.
by tdoll1246 on 2022/01/25 05:37
The pack leader is at it again, and it will bring back some of the small businesses closed recently. The ease that it became to be de-listed and the customer no-service mentality that I received after 6 years building my SEO and thousands spent on click ads in multiple businesses did indeed make for a robust ROI, but when I moved my business and the algorithm red flagged me- taking my business offline immediately with only a firm letter sent to me-I have still been unable to talk to a human to keep my business open. I am grateful to google for feeding my family for years, but not being able to tell you what is wrong with a listing ( I changed to a service area business model and put my new address - thinking the address was for correspondence cost me dearly. Lastly, I tried to correct what I thought were the issues but after 2 tries they remove you permanently and ignore your correspondence.
Rest. JIBAROS at Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico
by FT-Puerto Rico on 2022/01/25 04:18
You will be looking at Atlantic Ocean while having a feast at JIBAROS. At the second level the breeze is always on. The food is all puertorrican delights serve by attentive personnel. Edgardo,the owner, is there most of the time. Being there and recommend it. Good prices !
Massage
by Ohio Mike US on 2022/01/25 01:44
I posted a recent review for the excellent massage i received from Mario. I mistakenly rated a one star by mistake. He deserves a 5 star you. Mike Miller Ohio US
Keeps taking me to incorrect random address
by Future_Doctor on 2022/01/25 01:29
I am very familiar with the settings in Google maps and I always make sure they are correct. I am an Uber driver and at least once a day Google maps will take me to a random and incorrect address. It is usually 7 or 8 minutes away from my destination. I don’t know why it keeps doing this. But it’s very frustrating because I have customers that rely on me.
Professional and friendly
by friwdddddddddllll on 2022/01/25 00:31
Best hair dresser
Math
by kequsha on 2022/01/24 23:20
She did good and thank u ms Carolyn
Yes
by yes we need on 2022/01/24 23:06
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Not good for service 90% fake listings
by BBB212 on 2022/01/24 21:36
Google is not here to protect you. Be Careful using this service finding professional because most of them are fake
Persecuted
by Yoshinobu68$$ on 2022/01/24 18:59
I’m thinking of a better, nicer word but this 1 just came to mind. Durant Oklahoma is definitely racist
Great Service!
by rvmiirez on 2022/01/24 18:16
customer service here is amazing! wash was also very quick and left my car spotless!
Bad service
by luv19751234 on 2022/01/24 17:28
Making the appointment: the receptionist was very annoyed that I called and she said she will put me on hold because “she had a line.” Which was not a problem if said in a nice tone. When I took my daughter for the appointment, they told me there was no hot water because it’s cold outside, and they will just spray the hair with water. So no shampooing but charged for the full service. The haircut took 1 hour and 20 minutes because the hair dresser acted like it was her first haircut ever. The haircut did not turn out good. When I asked about being charged for a service they did not provide, they just apologized but did not adjust the price. Not going back.
SPEED TRAP
by rbhb1 on 2022/01/24 15:03
Many rural roads no longer show speed limit on this app. Apple Maps does!
Good job
by Good service representative on 2022/01/24 14:23
I was about to give up on the mapping function While in Mount Dora Fl because I could not Trust the input. I had the latest release of the iPhone and It was driving me in circles. I brought it in to have it fixed not expecting Much and was in for a great surprise. I travel a Lot for the International Service Club The Lions and Am now up in Apalachin, New York and bet the storm Which had a lot of wind, rain, sleet and snow. I am in my 80’s and my son drove and we Made it up in 3 days. Before it took me 2 days to get from Orlando Fl To Mount Dora Fl. A happy customer
Great App
by realtormiguel on 2022/01/24 04:46
Very useful for my work whether it’s travel or looking up a location, this app never fails. Kinda creepy though that it follows…lol
Order All Saved Places
by feralspirit_13 on 2022/01/24 01:29
This app is awesome for navigation! I really wish there was a feature to organize all your saved places in different ways such as A-Z. This seems like a very weird feature to be left out. It is organized by default by distance away, but there is no other ways to customize the order. Would love that feature to be added to find saved places easier.
Awful
by :-/!? on 2022/01/23 23:17
This app has no idea what it’s doing. It tells me to take an exit that I don’t need to take and then it reroutes me and takes me back on the same highway I just exited. Don’t tell me to take an exit if I don’t need to. And whenever I do need to take an exit, it tells me to take it after I have already passed it. Another infuriating thing is when it doesn’t tell you to keep right on a 6 lane highway and you end up missing your exit because of that. The lack of communication from the voice is incredibly frustrating. I have been turned around and brought back to the same place countless times because of this app.
الرياض
by ج م ل أ ح م د on 2022/01/23 22:14
التطبيق سي ولا يرسل تقييم وقميت اكثر من منشأه وتم مسحها
Give yourself an extra two hours
by Monstevr on 2022/01/23 20:51
It’s great that you can go to some random island and the maps are up-to-date within at least a few decades, but the navigation isn’t well designed. It basically waits until the last possible minute to tell you that the lane you’re in is about to nuke itself into an exit. Still, it’s better than nothing, at least when it comes to finding out specifics in real time about how unchecked overpopulation might ruin your commute. I guess “it’s better than nothing” is the idea behind why Apple doesn’t let us give an app zero stars. This app’s second star is because the algorithm finally got refined enough to calculate the most eco-friendly route, which even I will admit is important. UPDATE: I had to take back that second star because ordering food on the app is kind of a mess. COVID is never going to go away at these point—I think we can all agree that we secretly love it, or a third of us wouldn’t pretend “it’s a hoax”—so ordering food online should make sense. If you’re looking on a restaurant’s menu, it should tell you up front what items aren’t available, instead of letting you get all the way to checkout, telling your “your order is invalid,” erasing all of your progress, and letting you figure out with almost no clues which items sank your whole ship. It’s almost as bad as COVID and a divorce. If you put something on the App Store, even if you’re a giant, faceless conglomerate with no ethics or accountability, make sure it’s at least twice as good as COVID and a divorce.
Fix it
by don't get lost on 2022/01/23 20:23
It kept glitching I missed a lot of my exits and it took me to wrong address
Great app but
by asim74 on 2022/01/23 18:28
Only reason I have hard time using it is that it doesn’t show indicator for traffic lights and stop signs like other apps. I know directions should be real time but sometimes indicators like traffic signals helps better understand turns.
Excellent
by MoisesHD on 2022/01/23 16:14
Very helpful
Great Navi.
by tomtomam4055 on 2022/01/23 14:53
Perfect in every way. Awesomesauceness
Speed limit not shipping on navigation map
by JL190321 on 2022/01/23 11:01
The new version doesn’t show speed limit on the navigation map. Also on the navigation settings removed the speed limit option.
Convenience
by feartheoldblood on 2022/01/23 07:15
One of the best, unique and comfortable to use app. Really helps a lot nowadays, especially when you are in a new country and unable to use internet, you can just use this app offline and see your location live. 5 stars+!!!
Hot garbage
by Combsn22 on 2022/01/23 06:56
This app is so bad that I'd rather use a real map, compass and protractor to track my location.
Boqueria
by ccruz7 on 2022/01/23 04:24
The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Our server was Diana, and she was attentive and knowledgeable!
Excelente
by Teniente2003pr on 2022/01/23 02:48
Pienso que con 5 estrellas son muy pocas si fueran 100 o más seria mejor Gracias bendiciones
Review
by Logo Living on 2022/01/23 01:37
Love the timeline
Suggested additional simple feature
by bdjebhdjdnd on 2022/01/22 22:56
Love google maps. Can you add the ability to make notes that are private just for ourselves to see? Be like labels, except much more room for text. Lots of potential uses for that. Eg. the foods I like or don’t at certain restaurants. Thanks.
Totally worthless for transit in SFCA
by DudeJFKPOB on 2022/01/22 21:28
Do not use this app for transit in SF Sea or SGF
Best app in the entire world
by KingSeaniec on 2022/01/22 21:13
Google maps is the most important app on the planet earth!!!
Baxter Subaru
by Omaclean on 2022/01/22 20:11
Stewart was very easy to work he was able to meet all our needs! He made the process super easy and was very knowledgeable answered all our questions! this is the 3rd car we have purchased from Baxter Subaru love the new location and showroom! Will definitely go back in the future for any new vehicle. Justin was also very helpful! Bought our first Subaru from him and now he’s the finance manager! Great guys very helpful!
Love it
by jkgjfbv on 2022/01/22 19:54
Love it
Correct address picture
by whachutallinbout,willis on 2022/01/22 19:18
GOOGLE if you can censure me for my posts, WHY CANT I CENSURE YOU when you MISREPRESENT MY ADDRESS as the yellow house at 1053 E. Dunedin.....can you fix this ? Please
idek
by 😑😑😑😑really roblox on 2022/01/22 18:08
idek
Gets worse with every update
by MonkeyBuddy on 2022/01/22 17:40
It gets worse and more buggy with every update. I think they're cooperating with Apple updates trying to force me to buy a new phone.
Truck option
by joselreinoso on 2022/01/22 15:05
You guys should included a commercial route option. I would be using it 24/7
Misguiding at every step!
by KrisRaya on 2022/01/22 13:41
Had a annoying buying experience with Herry and his boss when we bought our car from this location. They mislead and misguided at every step. I would advise to look out for other good dealers than this location. They truly are in it to mislead you on every deal that gets out of this dealership.
Great for navigation and reviews
by hrschultz on 2022/01/22 09:23
I use Google Maps every time I get into my car. I couldn’t get around without GPS and this app is my default setting. It is also a great app for writing and reading reviews of businesses and merchants.
Best app ever!!!👌👌🤘🏼🤙🏿
by Themysticminer on 2022/01/22 03:24
Thank you for making this app!!😻It had helped me soooooooooooo much!
Forced to use google maps
by NightWing583 on 2022/01/22 02:00
Please just let us copy an address from google and not force us to your google maps
Update photos
by Bella paints on 2022/01/22 00:12
I think and correct me if I’m wrong and you do this, I think you should update the photos every 2 years Thank you for my feedback
Sadly lacking crucial features… still
by FangedKilrRabbit on 2022/01/22 00:12
As someone that drives long distances and prefers to not drive on interstates when possible, think motorcycle rides here, the inability to select not to use interstates means it’s a manual process. When planning such a drive, two days one way, I expect to be able to save the route I take the time to plot out. Really annoying to take the time to plot out a 900 mile road trip one way with 8 stops to force highway travel only with no interstates only for it to not allow the route to be saved for use later.
Very reliable but…
by M2mflour on 2022/01/21 22:54
I just got the app and it is way more reliable than Apple Maps but I do have one problem. The labels for my favorited locations are not staying saved when I save them. The label will remain until I exit that location or close the app.
good app
by mylfslayer on 2022/01/21 21:09
good app!
Review
by Kyonglee on 2022/01/21 19:23
Very helpful☺️
Needs a update !!!! Iphone 11
by Hd???? on 2022/01/21 17:20
It lets me pull up the address then when i try to press start the whole application freezes and i cant do anything! Please fix this bug
No offline maps any longer??
by Bubulina a on 2022/01/21 13:42
Used to be my go-to app for route planning, finding parks, restaurants, hotels, attractions, business hours, everything! But the download offline maps feature disappeared, issues with pairing to car appeared, and in no time we had to switch to other apps, that do the job badly but at least they DO it.
عراقي حاليا في مصر
by برمانج جميل on 2022/01/21 11:34
والله شي رهيب بارك الله بيكم اعزائي
My address
by mmaciuca1 on 2022/01/21 05:16
My Address is not on the MAP 209 Mansfield E Boca Raton FL 33434
Actual speed
by ksidifndbejsuixic on 2022/01/21 04:16
I like the app, I would just like if it had the option to see your actual speed
Excellent
by ALuddy on 2022/01/21 02:29
Server Isis was amazing. Gave us great recommendations. Get the pimento fitters and gooey cake.
About
by vitikitu on 2022/01/21 02:24
Great App…keep improving
Congelado
by Amilianc on 2022/01/21 00:53
Hay a veces que cuando busca una dirección la app se queda congelada y deja responder y toca cerrarlas y volver abrirla, ya la desinstale y volví a instalar pero el problema persiste
Good
by YePKy on 2022/01/21 00:19
Good
Wow
by Ajdurden25 on 2022/01/20 23:58
Amazing…. How an app can be just fine and you guys decide to just make it worse. Do you have meetings to see how you can “fix” things that aren’t broken or do things just fall apart cause you’re busy blowing boat people? Why is it when i look up a business and click on their website link… it never opens? Does google NOT understand what links. It asks me to open it with google chrome or google? No matter which one i choose it just opens by browser and doesn’t open the link i clicked on. I guess google isn’t smart enough to understand what a “dot com” means. Or maybe your programmers aren’t smart enough to make links accessible. So if that’s the case, why include a website link? Complete trash!
Helpful
by westsideboogie on 2022/01/20 22:30
Interesting app and it’s helpful
Squeaky Clean!
by Kiddwash on 2022/01/20 21:00
Great experience! Love Woodys
Brake job
by A.L.E.20 on 2022/01/20 21:00
Great, quick service.
Always an UPDATE when you need to use it
by JoshTorresDJ on 2022/01/20 20:25
This is so annoying! Every time I find a place on Google and touch “directions” instead of opening the app, it takes you to App Store even if you have already updated the app. It’s useless!
Mph
by msjxuxosms on 2022/01/20 17:40
There is no option to have aCurrent speed I want to know how fast I’m going
Update is awful
by taylorshayne on 2022/01/20 16:32
Ever since the new update, the timeline feature is wildly unreliable. I rely on this for work purposes and being unable to utilize it is incredibly frustrating.
Me
by corndpuppy on 2022/01/20 14:33
Love it
Facilidad para llegar.
by msreynosa on 2022/01/20 14:28
Es muy exacto en las direciones
Please fix app reliability and performance
by themacman2 on 2022/01/20 13:54
I have been a longtime user of this app, but I have noticed that in the past year the performance has been really slow on the app. Even just typing something on search generates a “poor connection” error in less than 2 seconds despite strong signal or strong wifi. I get it if it was over 5-7 seconds of attempting, but it’s stupid error messages like that that make the app unnecessarily slow. In addition, loading the map can take a century and that has made using the app in critical moments very unreliable and sluggish. Please address this by improving the performance and address “poor connection” messages triggering unnecessarily.
Not as good
by j3LL0M0nST3R on 2022/01/20 12:45
Google maps is OK at best. I recommend Waze or Apple Maps. They are much more transparent and easier to read than google maps.
Helpful in many ways. But not 100% here for its consumer.
by Previously untaken nickname on 2022/01/20 11:04
What happened to correcting me if I miss a turn? Taking me miles out of the way to avoid a u-turn is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done to this app. Also, quit with the “head east” directives. If we all had that knowledge in cities where we’re not on a grid, we might not even need this app. Can’t believe how much less helpful gps is than it was 10 years ago.
Greed ruined Google Maps
by seattledebs on 2022/01/20 07:36
This app has jumped the shark. Trying to shove sponsored crap down our throats instead of giving us accurate direction has been an issue for years but it’s gotten so bad recently I deleted Google maps. It screws up walking directions, tries to force you to choose a sponsored Lime bike route instead, and advertises business far off the route when you aren’t even searching for businesses. Go home, Google; you’re drunk on greed.
Update my mapping
by shelby JR. on 2022/01/20 05:59
It need to be more updating about road blocks an sudden stops an it should have a better view on the map for off roaming mapping an on roads please and thank you . I would pay if I could get the mapping I wish for. Other than that it makes due but it lame due to graphics
Used to work
by Dionysis Zindros on 2022/01/20 03:36
Now crashes often and my whole phone hangs with it.
Google maps
by Eb1980 on 2022/01/20 03:28
I love google maps it helps me get to my destination when I’m not in a familiar area but alexia doesn't talk only when I’m almost to my destination please fix.
Great movers and amazing customer service!
by Julievs05 on 2022/01/20 02:31
This was the best experience! Moving has been so stressful and Anywhere Movers were upbeat and positive! The customer service was top notch and they did a great job of moving our huge and awkward fridge. I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Kingdom pressure is a wonderful company
by Flora'scleaning on 2022/01/20 02:02
Good job excelent people, l love the job they do.
Google is my go to
by Mr Farfan on 2022/01/20 01:10
I have always been using Google for so many years until I bought an iPhone four months ago now it’s so hard from choosing from iPhone apps over Google.But I will tell you Google GPS is the best and very accurate.
Bring back the full screen!!!
by zustroy on 2022/01/20 00:01
Bring back the full screen!!!
No voice navigation
by know the path on 2022/01/19 23:54
The old app worked great on the iPad. Then updated the app and the voice navigation no longer works. Having to constantly glance at the screen in traffic is dangerous.
Thank you for making this app
by wtfwhyareallnicknametaken on 2022/01/19 22:56
Now I can see my school and all the stores
Doesn’t show speed
by Asfhhvhhffgetetygscvtjvdffvhd on 2022/01/19 21:18
Maybe a minor thing, but shouldn’t be that difficult to do. I’m sure it was there in previous versions. I KNIW it’s there in the android version.
Shrugged
by John combiner on 2022/01/19 19:41
Cmgk
Complain
by Aza truck driver on 2022/01/19 17:56
Shows not best routes. It iz so uncomfortable especially for truck drivers, check what route it shows now from beaver, ut to denver, co. It says avoid i 70 and drive through mountains and 3 hours added. And this is not first time. Last 2-3 months it happens often
Joeykid135
by joeykid135$ on 2022/01/19 16:01
Wow best app
Agradecido
by duartec10 on 2022/01/19 14:56
Gracias por siempre tratar de mejorar para darnos un mejor apoyo y facilidades en el momento de usar su aplicación
“How Satisfied Were You”
by KevinCha on 2022/01/19 14:15
Why can’t we turn of “ How Satisfied Were You” with your directions???
# 00 Home Inspector
by VA for Lovers on 2022/01/19 14:13
This is the best company!!! If you are in need of a Home Inspector, please contact # 00 Home Inspector. He is a great Gentleman to work with…and knows his job well. He has your best interest in his hand and will work with you. He keeps you informed of the job and very up front with you. With # 00 Home Inspector…you are worry free.
Small glitch with the map
by JACorbitt on 2022/01/19 05:37
On the map it shows Greenland is basically the same size as Africa, realistically it’s actually a fourteenth of that. This might just be a problem on my end though.
LOVE GOOGLE MAP
by Philippou1966 on 2022/01/19 04:11
Used it in Thailand now in USA
No
by _CaptainDucki_ on 2022/01/19 00:37
No
Dr. Bre and Brenda
by zackcharles on 2022/01/18 22:13
They’re the absolute best! Can’t recommend enough, smooth and to the point with every visit! Brenda is so kind and sweet at the front, really helpful front desk staff
The Best massage ever
by Misha Webb on 2022/01/18 21:30
If you’re seeking a REAL massage that works out the mayofascia and joint pain, this is your guy! He was easy going, he actually takes the time to know where your problem areas are. And then he goes to work. I feel amazing. No elbows… just hand mobbed! Very knowledgeable on the human anatomy and how systems all work!
This not a complete map of the US
by Renguy on 2022/01/18 18:13
I’ve requested they add my street and house number to their maps for two years now and it’s still does not have my street and house on the map. Waze has it, Garmin & Apple Maps have it too. However google refuses to add my info—not refuses, rather just blows off the request. It’s so frustrating to have delivery drivers call and say they can’t find my address. I tell them to use Waze or Garmin—they are more complete.
Google maps !!!
by Anna 6591 on 2022/01/18 15:21
I don’t know what I’d do without Maps. I’ve used other GPS sites and in my opinion Google maps is the most accurate, it makes suggestions to a faster route which is such a good feature. Thank you Google!!!
No connection?
by #madenew on 2022/01/18 14:28
Every time I try to use Google maps from a Google search I receive a no connection notification. It doesn’t matter if I am using data or WiFi. There is some type of glitch.
Great app! But what if I am not interested in train schedules?
by Catman 63 on 2021/10/15 13:38
I spend a lot of time on google maps, and it truly is one of my favorite things on my iPad. The ability to immediately view anyplace on the planet and in many cases, see the street view - is just amazing. I do have one major disappointment, though. A few iterations ago, google changed something and I really hate the update. I am not at all interested in train schedules. I need to see train stations and their info, photographs, and so forth - and I have no need whatsoever for the schedules since I have to access train station information for cities in which I don’t live. Every single time I go to a train station in google maps, I have to take an extra step to find the “Info” button and click it, to get rid of the unnecessary train schedule information. This is a massive annoyance. It would make my life much easier if they could offer the option to eliminate train schedule information and just treat the sites like other businesses. Other than this one problem, google maps is just about perfect for me. I still think street view was the most incredible vision by someone who knew how to think outside the box and truly innovate. This is a way for me to visit and explore my beloved Japan even when I cannot be there; and I am grateful for that capability.
Alright
by Vampballer on 2021/02/01 13:44
It’s alright. Buggy sometimes even with good signal. When I search along the route it will sometimes not come up with any search results, only for me to pass the very thing I searched for prior in my drive. And no it wasn’t a new business, it had been around for years. Also when I search places, one will say it’s 10 minutes out of the way while the other says only a few. Only to realize that the faster one ended up not being as simple as they said, and that the slower one (+10 minutes) was only slow because for some reason it had me take side roads completely around it before arriving, when I could have simply turned directly into it from the road I was on, making it a quick trip. Not all gas stations show up in searches, it almost seems to favor the expensive gas stations. There’s doesn’t seem to be an algorithm that keeps track of the bad traffic times. It will re rout my whole trip to a significantly slower route if it senses traffic, even if that traffic is close to the end of my trip hours away and will be cleared well before I get to that point. If you’re a contractor that has to go in and out of many neighborhoods, it normally recognizes certain entrances while not recognizing others, so it will take you completely around the neighborhood 30 minutes away to the other entrance when you have just passed a perfectly good entrance that has been around forever. It’s still one of the better gps apps, but still way to buggy to trust it
The best out there
by drblac0 on 2021/04/03 14:14
So I am a truck driver, I use this app to guide me in my travels. It’s a 21th century road atlas. A lot of old school truck driver always cry about this saying it will get you in a bind. I say, it’s a great tool to use and the misuses of it, like tool will get you in a bind. Would one use a hammer to insert a screw? A paper atlas won’t tell you traffic updates, speed traps, items in the road, places to park or eat. At any rate I use this app in Satellite view, I look in great detail the route it’s plotted out for me. I look at streets, roads, everything. You see I am making sure trucks can go down the route. If I see a truck on a street along my route, I know that there is a 80% chance I can. I look to make sure it’s not trying to send me down a ATV trail.....which how accurate Google maps is.....to even have such trails on a map is amazing. In the end it’s a great tool for drivers car or truck. For walkers or bicycles. Just use it SMART. It’s not design to fail you. Only you can do that. Plan your route, look at it, while driving, READ the road signs. Don’t just use this I.E: input destination, and go....follow it blindly. It’s that action....that will get you in a bind.
Head north or south??!!
by WaltKen47 on 2021/10/03 06:22
This app routinely gives directions by saying head north, south, east, or west on a certain road. Now, I’m not a moron and I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and whatnot and it is easy enough to figure out my cardinal directions if it is early morning or late afternoon but when there are fifteen people waiting for me to make a turn and it’s high noon, overcast, a moonless night or any of a half dozen other circumstances under which it is difficult to decipher cardinal directions on the fly I REALLY wish it would just say go left or right!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have just picked a direction and turned the wrong way and then had to wait on the app to re-route me when it could have been easily avoided by simply saying turn left instead of head north. I use the app a lot since I drive for a popular delivery service and when I get lost because I head north instead of south I end up being late for my delivery which lowers my tip and my rating which reduces the number of deliveries I am offered and impacts my ability to make a living all because it expects me to figure out north from south when I’m already stressed, in a hurry, and trying to arrive somewhere I’ve never been before all while being timed. I’m certainly not the only person who can’t tell north from south when stressed. Please, do me a favor and reduce the mental arithmetic it takes me to drive when under pressure and just say left or right.
No longer user friendly
by getdemgators on 2020/11/16 22:02
App used to be okay. There was a time when this app would give you turn by turn navigation, after you made a turn it would indicate the next regardless of distance, so you could anticipate the next set of directions and change lanes accordingly. A few updates ago they removed this feature for who knows why. Initially it wasn't a big deal because you could simply zoom out quickly to see the next turn yourself. Now they have made it so sensitive if you touch the screen or attempt to move the map to see where to go next it starts spinning wildly and fighting whatever you try and do to see the location you are going towards. For example you are driving straight and are going to make a left turn in 1 mile and the address is only 1.2 miles away. So you think “okay I can zoom out a bit to see if the business is on the left or right side of the road after the turn” WRONG if you try to slide the map further to see where to go it will start orienting itself in opposition of what you are trying to do. Zoom in, zoom out, and flip your always North facing settings for no apparent reason. Stop messing with the apps fundamental settings you are going to be responsible for accidents, erratic lane changes, missed exits off the freeway, etc. It is ridiculous and absolutely irresponsible to make such drastic changes in an apps basic functions that people need to use daily.
worst navigation at the worst time
by strooberries on 2022/01/17 20:25
My friends & I were coming back from SF & our gas was almost out so we had to pull over & the city we got stuck in was Commerce, being from around the Newport area, we were shocked. We were pumping our gas at the mobil station on E 8th street & the men there have zero boundaries. We were already uncomfortable by how dirty the environment was & the amount of homeless people, the smell was rancid as well. This big guy walked up to our car making weird noises, looked at all of us, & just stood right next to my friend & just stared at her to the point where she couldn’t even finish putting a full tank & left. Now that you could imagine how uncomfortable we were, we opened the google maps app to get us back on the freeway, big mistake. It didn’t know where it was going, for every .5 miles we drove, it would constantly say “recalculating” & it took us to a back ally way with graffiti & what looked to be abandoned homes because they were fenced up with wood pinned on their doors & windows. That was only 8 minutes after driving & only pumping gas for 2 minutes & it was still saying “recalculating”. we closed that app & took out maps from apple & was given a much shorter path & we were on the freeway in a minute. Never using google maps again, also mentioning that the app is incredibly slow, hard to use, & gives the slowest directions compared to the maps app on iphone.
BACKOUT or Put a FIX IN for buggy update..
by Dmb5381 on 2021/01/15 05:36
Love this map app.. especially being able to share my location real-time with other people. Found this hidden gem feature (for me at least)traveling from IL to FL. Kept ppl I formed without a lot of texts or phone calls. 👍 That said... based on my interaction with the app a recent release royally screwed up city navigation where I’m at near Fort Meyers FL. I hope the update I just installed corrects the issues and madness this app has caused me the last few days bc I don’t know this city from Adam. The app has been literally unusable for 2-3 days navigating the area. So bad the audio told me to go south when I needed to go due north. I looked at the screen and the satellite image was correct on current location and route to intended location. I couldn’t get the audio to toggle on at all. Even after reboot of my iPhone 10. That’s when had no choice but exit your app and use map app plan B. IN SUMMARY, google developers please don’t make me find a new “everyday use” map app so I can rely on it to tell me the correct information in this city. If you haven’t already,, backout, research issues if you aren’t aware, or push an emergency update with fixes to correct things. Thank you 😕
DIane121
by Diane121 on 2021/09/08 22:26
As a “charter” patient for the past 9 years that Valley Dental Health has been at this location, I have only the highest admiration and praise for the professionalism, patient compassion, and quality of service that Dr Rafat, Dr Izadi, and their team of other dentists and supportive staff provide throughout the office. It is extremely convenient to be able to get a wide variety of dental services at one place with follow up instead of having to go to new specialists at different locations. I’ve needed everything from a special tool to correct an implant problem a previous dentist left me with to crowns and replacement crowns, to upper and lower partial dentures, and even an addition to my lower partial dental…and three different approaches in attempting to save a tooth! They do it all here, and they do it well. Recently I also needed to change an appointment for a regular cleaning because of scheduled surgery, but they were booked solid past my scheduled surgical date. When I reached out to the owners, both responded immediately and accommodated me most graciously. Keep up the great work team!
Google Maps is a joke when it comes to verifying edits
by carefullion4421 on 2021/08/24 12:54
Recently I added a new Braum’s ice cream store. Every location (at least in my city) of Braum’s is known as “Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store”, but I accidentally typed the word “and” instead of the ampersand (&). However, after I submitted that minor minor change from “and” to “&” it said that my change wasn’t applied. Excuse me. But that’s not the only one. There is literally a CVS (drug store) that Google apparently shows literally right on a major intersection. It shows no address, it just says (Street name) & (Street name). There are zero photos, zero reviews, no website, no hours, no anything. Anyone working at Google Maps can clearly tell that this place is obviously fake, especially given the fact that there’s literally another real CVS a mile west. Long story short, I marked this place as non-existent, Google gave me the bonker. I always wonder how Google accepted the person who even added this place. My last complaint I’m going to share is that Google takes FOREVER, if not NEVER, to verify road related edits, such as added road, road shape, etc. I’ve submitted several edits regarding road changes, with the first one being submitted on Aug 5, and as of Aug 24, it says they all are STILL PENDING! It cannot take three weeks just to make a little fix on a road. Google Map’s poor service is making me want to go back to Apple Maps.
Routes are NO LONGER accurate!!
by Nwanyioma on 2020/11/15 16:02
I have been using google maps for 5+ years and I love it because it’s very functional. However, as of this last update, the routes have been OFF. I drive to the Bronx from NJ everyday for work, which is about a 30 mile trip one way. I keep the app open with my route entered in case there is an accident and I need to quickly divert. There are tolls on my route, but I have the settings on “avoid tolls”, so I only pay for the GWB bridge or HT tolls vs the parkway/freeway tolls if that makes sense. Normally, my route is about 30-32 miles depending on which route I choose. After this last update, my routes (with the same settings) are now 66 miles or 77 miles to work. WHAT? WHY? The route suggests I drive to Albany or Fishkill (upstate NY) just to get to the Bronx. Any one who lives in tristate knows this is not correct. I toggled my “avoid tolls” off and the routes were back to 30 miles, however, it directs me to drive through the parkway tolls, which I don’t want to pay nor need to. Everything was fine until this last update. Now I am using WAZE because this app is unreliable. With “avoid tolls” turned on with WAZE, my normal route is back. Google maps has been VERY GLITCHY lately. Until it can be fixed, I’m sticking with the WAZE app.
Worse over time
by sarwalmac on 2019/06/08 05:16
Let’s get one thing straight: I love google. I use Google Chrome over safari, Google Calendar over the one that comes with iPhone, and for a long time, I used Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps a year ago was amazing. It always knew right where I was, the voice notifications were brief and prompt, and the app overall was just easy to use. Fast forward to today. Maps only communicates in NSEW directions “Head East” (Who knows that?), the voice notification system is mediocre at best, and to say that Google Maps is glitchy is an understatement. I just went to a new city and drove my car around, and more often than not I was slinging my car across four lanes of traffic trying to make an exit that Google didn’t let me know I needed to take, or saying that I was on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way or off the road entirely into the bushes (all the while I had at least 3 bars of LTE on Verizon. Coverage and carrier were not the issue). That was the final straw. This app that used to be more helpful was now potentially putting my life (and the life of my grandmother and friend) at risk. I still refuse to use Apple Maps, and have joined Waze. If the glitches can be fixed I may use again, but overall I am very disappointed!
Shortcuts through dark, curvy, rural roads
by armyofone66 on 2021/11/14 15:40
While trying to get to several places in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, I noticed Google Map’s inclination to direct the driver to rural roads, and secondary roads. These are really dark, narrow and curvy, not of any help when traveling at night, especially when I know for sure there must be a way to reach the place by highway (just not sure which one). It happened last night. After going basically nowhere for 20 mins on PR 845 and 844, the app telling me to turn right where there is nothing on the right, I had to call (bother) a client for directions. When she said: the entrance to the area is through PR 199. I thought: “sheesh, I know where that is”!!!! “This app had made my life miserable for the past 20 min”. I have also noticed a lot of inaccuracies in Trujillo Alto Specifically. The app tells you to turn right, then left to reach a destination, when you can see there is nothing, no road, on the right but can clearly see the building you are looking for on the left with a clear access to it. Thanks for having such a nice sign on the building. I try to collaborate by scoring the experience with unhappy faces. Not too happy today.
Used to be the best, recent updates are ugh
by Frustrated Chromecast user on 2021/05/09 18:20
I used to LOVE this app, it was super user friendly and was better than Apple Maps or anything else. Now it screams at me while I’m driving to take alternate routes and I have to say “no” while driving or it changes my route on its own. I can’t be looking at a screen and hitting buttons on the highway every couple minutes, that is incredibly dangerous, and I couldn’t change settings mid-drive, nor am I confident I know how to actually change this setting where I won’t accidentally remove some other feature by mistake I don’t want to lose. Some people don’t want to switch highways halfway through the drive because there was an accident 50 miles ahead and there may be a delay down the road, this literally happened last week and I had to decline alternate directions a dozen times, by the time I got to the accident point traffic had cleared and I’d have lost time taking the suggestion. Also I miss how I used to be able to select transportation modes from a ribbon at the top of the screen, instead of from a menu at the bottom which takes up half the screen. If I’m planning a route I would prefer that the map be unimpeded as much as possible, because now the app thinks I may want to walk hundreds of miles and it’s prominently displayed at the bottom.
Orientation determined is often inaccurate.
by LoyalPinnerButFrustrated on 2021/01/30 05:01
I really want to feel secure to continue using this app as I am more familiar with it than any other navigation app, but it needs help - especially recently. The last few months it has been increasingly inaccurate when determining & showing my orientation and specific location on the map, especially in the beginning of the navigation, and therefore I often either (1) miss an exit (though sometimes that's due to a "lag" before the instruction is made - which is another problem), (2) I'll turn the wrong way when I follow the "turn right" or "turn left" directions spoken, or (3) I'm lead along the correct road but in the opposite direction of what's needed, thus resulting in a u-turn or other kind of detour. Sometimes u-turns are accessible and no big deal, but in some areas they are not accessible for long stretches, therefore creating a substantial detour in my trip. Idk if this is just a connectivity glitch or what, but these instances are happening for me more frequently and consistently in recent months than I have ever experienced before, so I don't think my specific location of reception is the issue. Please, please correct these issues.
Best Mapping App Available
by kluke3 on 2019/01/19 18:58
I’ve been using Google Maps for many years and have seen it evolve into a terrific app. that I simply couldn’t do without. I have a very poor sense of direction and this app. allows me to get around the big city I live in. The most recent update now includes the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on. This was the only thing I liked on Apple maps, now Google has it too. I live in a big city and so far the Google speed has matched the posted speed and even changed when I cross over an intersection, then the speed limit changes. If you don’t like the speed limit feature, it can be turned off in the settings / navigation screen of the app. Offline maps are an absolute life saver for instanced where you travel to areas where cell signals are intermittent or weak. They are easy to setup and remove. So far, on the iPhone I have not had a single issue with this app., unlike the dreaded Apple maps that to this day, doesn’t always give me the proper directions, and takes too long to figure out when I veer off the path. Google maps, responds instantly, and reroutes you eliminating a lot of stress. In a case where you find an error in routing, if it’s reported to google, they will listen to you and fix it. Be patient though as they have to verify it, before they change it. They have a feature within the app that should be turned on by default, where you shake the phone with the app. open, the the feedback screen pops up.
Worthless App
by Skyrider2075 on 2021/10/19 11:32
I use to use this for ride share and once I press navigate from the ride share app it’s supposed to switch to google maps and tell me where to go but on some days it wont load, just keeps turning and turning like it’s trying to load something but nothing happens. After several tries of closing the app and opening it up again it loads and when it finally loads up where to go it’s just a blur line with all the details in the map missing because of this I have turned on the wrong street several times. Also do you know how embarrassing it is when I pick up passengers and I have to ask them if they know how to get to there destination because google maps won’t load and because of that I don’t know where to go. All the negative feedback I have is all because of this app. There’s such a lag in this app that I can’t tell you how many times when I pick up passengers I have turned in the wrong direction because google maps takes a while to get its bearings right, when it’s finally gets his bearings right I notice I’m heading in the wrong direction. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I had to switch to another app for navigation. Any of you doing ride share using this app get ready to get some negative feedback just because of this app.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Occasionally Infuriating
by Sikozu61123 on 2021/11/04 17:09
Google maps, *please please please* give options to avoid certain routes or choose what kind of vehicle you are in!!!!! I have to manually find stops along routes to avoid certain highways and freeways I know I can’t use while towing or with a box truck!!!!! Also WHY MUST YOU ALWAYS GO THROUGH THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL BRIDGE!!!!!!! Even if I input a location just on the other side of the tappan zee bridge, you have us go across the GW! I miss how customizable google maps used to be, but now I need to make sure to plan any long routes hours in advance and know all of the places I need to input to get the route I want. Also, obnoxiously enough, you randomly put in places to get off highways, make a u turn and go directly back on the highway! For quick, direct, simple directions, google maps is what I rely on, but I know it will always drive me crazy to use for long trips. PLEASE ALLOW INPUT TO AVOID CERTAIN HIGHWAYS WITH KNOWN RESTRICTIONS!!! Update- How is it that Google maps has gotten worse in directions since it began?! Far too often I will be told to turn without being told the street name when there are two streets back to back with less than 5 feet between them. That and there are far too many times when they will actually give incorrect directions!
Unsafe directions!!
by JeffTNYC on 2021/08/25 11:26
Do you plan to support Dark Mode? All areas that are white should be reversed and made black and vis versa. My girlfriend recently used Google Maps to find an address in Long Island City. The directions given were a very long way having her cross over train tracks and walk by strip clubs where people around there thought she must have worked there. I would think that Google Maps would give you safe directions. Once to her location she asked for a safer rout and they were able to give here much safer directions to get back. Please do a better job at directions... This should never have happened in the first place. ** GLITCH: I’m using Google Maps and plugged in an address. It correctly puts a pin where the address is but where the blue circle says I am the blue directional radar where I am pointing is in the completely incorrect direction. I have to go NORTH and am pointing my iPhone North however Google Maps says I’m pointing SOUTH. If I did not know for sure I was going in the correct direction Google Maps would lead me away from my destination. Im in Manhattan so I know the street numbers increase as you go uptown.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
Maps counties to have offline issues
by sporacer on 2020/10/21 00:42
For the last few months even after reinstalling the app resetting my device network settings ect it still continues to think I’m offline and changes the end address to a “general area”. I deliver for Grubhub and when this happens maps will take me to completely wrong locations even after a few minutes when it decides to come back online airplane mode off and on will sometimes correct the issue but I still have to restart directions repeatedly and recently road work and construction has caused maps to try and send me completely out of the way of my destination by miles not blocks. I still prefer Google over Apple Maps or Wayze but if this issue continues i will just uninstall the app like I did 4 years ago when google maps was having similar issues with addresses and off/online maps and traffic. *would be awesome if like in Apple Maps google indicated stop signs and traffic lights. Also a lot of speed limit data is incorrect the other day the last sign I had seen while traveling down a road was 35 but google showed 50mph
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
An annoying necessity
by Ninjainthenight on 2019/07/05 23:26
I have used this app for years as I am a courier and the option to put multiple stops is amazing! However within really the last year, development has gotten messy and far too often I see new features just tossed into this app without little thought about them being annoyances to the everyday user. Like a month or so ago you would hit go and instead of automatically starting your route it would proceed to tell you how the traffic patterns are normally and how it is now....thanks I could care less and I don’t need the extra step. Now there’s a bug where you hit star over and over and nothing happens so you need to slide that bar up which then shows you the traffic pattern times (really wanna shove that stupid feature down our throats huh google?) and then hit start. And now it seems to have issues finding the most common of cities saying it can’t find a way there. Best thing I can recommend is wait it out and once google has fixed all the bugs and things seem stable, shut off the auto updates for this app. They tinker with it way too much and you never know what the next problem is gonna be.
DO NOT update your Google Maps app until they fix insane and dangerous bugs.
by what be all this noise on 2020/09/14 04:02
The last couple weeks, it has been: verbally telling me to turn left while visually displaying a right turn, and vice-versa; unable to renavigate/redirect until 2+ minutes into your new routes, thus sending you in circles, wrong directions, off incorrect exits; routing me 2-10+ miles off the route it said 1 minute ago, and subsequently adding 10min-1hr to my drive time (I took what should have been a 3-hour road trip three days ago, and by constantly changing my directions, instructions, etc it ultimately added well over 1hr to my travel time); telling me to make impossible or illegal U-Turns as well as multiple u-turns multiple times back and forth; telling me there will be stand-still traffic where there is none, and vice-versa; sending me on to roads one street before or after the correct road, including telling me to turn into a cemetery 3 times in a row when I was trying to get to an auto parts store with a completely different address than the cemetery; no longer functioning or connecting in areas where for years, up until a couple weeks ago, it had no trouble connecting; and worst of all, directing me to go into oncoming traffic.
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Recent update
by okwellisethisnamethen on 2020/10/29 13:08
I am an avid user of this app as I drive a company vehicle daily for the past 10 years, this past week I’ve noticed some issues. When getting close to my destination I usually scroll forward to determine which way to go to park on the right side of the street, but as of this past week this function has not worked. Instead it will turn around to the opposite direction, that being said I now have to use two fingers to guide the map to make that happen oppose to one finger. Second thing I’ve noticed is that once entering a destination and seeing the over view I sometimes zoom in at the destination for specifics, instead of it zooming with a double tap and drag it zooms to a random location along the route. I’m guessing these are new bugs that come with a new upgrade, hopefully these changes weren’t intentional because I find using gmaps to be way better than Apple Maps but if this remains Apple Maps has the same feature that I’m used having on gmaps and I’ll have to stick to what’s convenient for its intended purpose. Please fix this ap maps stinks I think, I should check that last update they put out a while ago.....
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
GLITCHES!!!!!
by ehfyoutube on 2020/06/26 08:50
My whole job is driving around the north eastern sector of the United States and Canada. Google maps tries to drive me around in giant circles when there is any Road construction, it takes me the long way all the time, not to mention it'll switch the address on me, all on its own, making me late for my jobs and causing me a lot of gas money and mileage. Googles monopoly is too big to fail, and so big that there's no way for me to communicate with them to tell them what their product is doing to me and my livelihood. Too many major glitches to post, but one of my favorites is when the navigation voice will incessantly keep asking you if you would like to take a alternate route to save three minutes, and no matter how many times you hit the no thanks button, the voice will immediately keep repeating itself over and over and over asking you over and over and over if you would like to save three minutes. That's not a choice, when it keeps repeating itself and asking to the point of making your driving experience extremely dangerous and distracting. If any of you computer scientists are listening, please at least fix this last glitch it should be a relatively simple fix
The Fall: Google Maps’ Descent into Chaos
by AnEmily7 on 2019/07/23 03:21
Google maps has always been quite reliable in the past, but over the last few weeks it has been terrible about sending us the best route to avoid traffic. I’m currently stuck in a traffic jam caused by 4 accidents. There was an easy route to avoid this jam completely, but the Google Maps App didn’t tell us there was a jam until we were already stuck in it, high on a bridge to switch freeways. This jam has clearly been building up for a considerable period before we got the the place where we could have avoided it, but the app gave us no advance warning. Then, when we were irrevocably stuck, it suddenly had information about all the accidents and the extent of the traffic blockage. This seems a pretty unacceptable lapse in providing critical information about routes and traffic flow. Additionally, while it often chooses a logical route, there are times that it sends us in literal circles, ever farther from what is clearly the most practical path to our destination. This too is a recent failing. I don’t know the cause of Google Maps’ recent lapse in quality, but I hope it is rectified soon so that I don’t have to find a new map service.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
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.
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
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!
Good data, okay routing
by lobster15526487 on 2021/05/22 19:22
The map data is really useful, and it even knows construction zones maybe half the time. However, it loves to route you down random neighborhood roads to ostensibly save <1 minute, only to pop you out at a two way stop sign and ask you to turn left on a highway. More than anything this app needs an option to PREFER major roads, and the AI needs to be taught that left turns are almost never preferable, especially when you don’t have a traffic light to help you. I also wish there were an easy way to report inaccuracies while en route, ideally for the passenger to be able to input “that direction can’t be followed”. We are often asked to turn left across divided highways or turn onto private roads or roads closed for construction. It would be nice to prevent the issue again for ourselves and others. The pipe dream is to be able to add vehicle size specs to avoid low bridges etc when carrying tall loads, trailers, or RVs. I doubt that day will come, however, when Google is still trying to tell me to turn down someone’s driveway to save 15 seconds.
It’s google trash
by jdhyndjjgr on 2020/04/10 03:10
Just like everything else with google things keep going downhill (especially the search engine). Maps gets worse with every update. Worst is it never keeps up with movements and distance despite any change to any settings that google recommends it stays about 10-15 seconds behind. I ride a motorcycle and there is no way with the gloves I have to touch the screen. It detects traffic and sends me down a different route that takes twice as long and I can’t cancel it. When planning trips where I know the route I want to take and I set it to that yet googles mighty reroute thinks it can’t shave a minute off by sending me down side streets. By thinking it can save that one minute I end up in rural side streets and distant loops that end up taking longer. Over maps is terrible. Lately I’ve had to memorize the route before hand and keep the app off while traveling, defeating the point of GPS maps. If they fixed the app so it kept up with movement and basic direction that would be a good start. Then add options like “never change pre-planned route” and and option to not take traffic into account as much for motorcycles that lane split. Just give people a few more settings
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.
Masterpiece
by Fuzzboy7 on 2020/04/25 15:53
Google 5.41 is a masterpiece. The display is gorgeous, the way you rate your trip at the end is fantastic, and it is still ole reliable when it comes to getting you where you want to go. Google is adding new places to its map services faster than ever and provides many ways to get there. The complaint list I have is small: Some old roads that are no longer available are still being routed through google maps. Occasionally the speed limits do not match either and it would be great to customize what displays you would like to have on at all times such as speed limit vs. your current speed. Also, rarely when you change direction after a stop, it does not pick this up quick enough and can be somewhat confusing for those bad with directions. All in all, Google maps has come a long way and I believe it is well on its way to becoming what we have all been waiting for and please: DO NOT CHANGE THE DISPLAY STYLE.
The best chiropractors in the business
by Mr.Greene2u on 2021/10/23 14:35
I want to start off by saying I was injured August of 2020 I began my journey in Atlanta, Georgia and now I live in mobile. I was worried about changing chiropractors I’m not really a doctor person if that makes sense. Well my first day I was really nervous but that shortly rescinded when the staff was so caring and authentic about helping me. Every step was explained to me. They listened to me when I explained what happened and what results I was looking for. I used to go once a week now I go twice and I can honestly say without Advance Spine Therapy my days would be spent in agony. You would think that it would take a lot of time in a doctors office! Not at all! Even if you walk in and the lobby is full 45 minutes tops you will be walking out of that office without pain and feeling so well placed. I highly recommend if you have any type of neck or back injury you visit Advanced Spine Therapy it is life changing. P.s. And they have coffee 🤭😍
Warranty Exchange - Incredible Customer Service Experience
by Andrea and Murray on 2020/03/15 20:51
Long story short. Went to Mattress Firm and spoke with Mike Paso about what we thought was a defective mattress (bought back in 2013). He explained the process. We followed the process, and within less than 3 weeks we had a letter from the company giving us full credit (from our initial purchase) to apply to a new mattress. We went back to see Mike and he was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the products in the showroom. After learning a lot and lying on several beds, Mike made our decision a well-informed one. He consulted with another colleague at the store (Catherine- and she was also incredibly helpful) and in no-time our purchase was processed with our mattress refund applied. Thank you Mike for your amazing customer service - especially in today’s world of “go do it yourself” service. You truly made our experience a great one. Thank you also to Mattress Firm for standing behind your products.
Better than Apple Maps...
by DanBx3 on 2021/01/24 19:57
This dummy showed Chili's as a first result when I was searching for Apple Bee's. Now that I selected the first result without realizing it was Chili's I'm out of the way of Apple Bee's. C'mon now. Though Apple's Maps might work more seamlessly with iPhone, Google Maps had listings that didn't even show on Apple's, and the reviews are more reasonalble. Whereas on Apple's Maps reviews (supposed to be based on Yelp) are rather low, as if no one can be satisfied and thereby giving inaccurate representation for quality of places. AND this one had the actual website for a place that happened to tell they wouldn't actually be getting together at that location on the particular day I was thinking about visiting, and that they would be elsewhere; whereas Apple Maps had the general website for the whole company instead of that specific location, which I wasn't sure was a thing. EDIT: Darn thing showing a Chick-Fil-A where there is none and being crappy about leading to a specific address.
New integration for small business Is perfect timing.
by tdoll1246 on 2022/01/25 05:37
The pack leader is at it again, and it will bring back some of the small businesses closed recently. The ease that it became to be de-listed and the customer no-service mentality that I received after 6 years building my SEO and thousands spent on click ads in multiple businesses did indeed make for a robust ROI, but when I moved my business and the algorithm red flagged me- taking my business offline immediately with only a firm letter sent to me-I have still been unable to talk to a human to keep my business open. I am grateful to google for feeding my family for years, but not being able to tell you what is wrong with a listing ( I changed to a service area business model and put my new address - thinking the address was for correspondence cost me dearly. Lastly, I tried to correct what I thought were the issues but after 2 tries they remove you permanently and ignore your correspondence.
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Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and find what you need by getting the latest information on businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies and other important places. Get where you need to go efficiently: • Find the best route with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure Find important businesses: • Know what’s open in your area and their latest business hours • Find local restaurants offering delivery and takeout • Create lists of your important places Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure • With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn. More experiences on Google Maps • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums Some features not available in all countries Navigation isn't intended to be used by oversized or emergency vehicles
Reviews
by AndyKLu on 2022/01/26 07:08
For some reason you can’t choose a album to upload pics. Just some random photos and to take a pic. Not select a picture that was already taken and saved.
Best source of guidance anywhere you are at !
by Ivanannnnnn on 2022/01/26 03:26
Although to me it’s considered the best at letting you know where to go, how you can save gas, best routes, sometimes my phone lags out while the route is on my screen. That’s the only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star, It just freezes & then I have to close the app & re do it again & sometimes it frustrates me. I have the iPhone 11 Pro max
Frozen
by mr jujubee on 2022/01/25 18:21
Just logged in and immediately froze on me. Not the internet out I could not send this. Mack
Intermittent microphone in Carplay
by refridgerator1960 on 2022/01/25 16:44
All systems updated, please fix!
Google products are a privacy threat
by themanchicken on 2022/01/25 12:36
While Google has some interesting products, their products track location and behavior of users. Google maps, in particular, tracks both. No thanks Google.
ميزه
by علي النمر on 2022/01/25 12:13
لو يتم وضع خاصيه سرعه المركبه مثل بعض التطبيقات يكون افضل عندما اقوم بتشغيل التطبيق اقوم بتشغيل تطبيق اخر في الجوال لكي اعرف سرعه المركبه
Absolute garbage
by Aelar Lightbringer on 2022/01/25 07:26
I don't write reviews. This is the most broken, horrible app by a large company that I have ever used. I used it because DoorDash has it as the in-app navigation, and I regret doing so. It literally had me exit the freeway, drive around a neighborhood, and then get back on THE SAME FREEWAY ENTRANCE. At a different on-ramp, it completely reversed the spoken left/directions and forced me to drive an extra fifteen miles between two separate times, wasting work time. In addition to those inexcusable mistakes, it spends a ridiculous amount of time saying unnecessary parts of street names and directions, while still being unable to tell me what's coming up next after a turn unless I'm already right on top of it. It doesn't say things anything close to far enough in advance. Finally, the lack of anything like stop signs or stoplights displayed on the map has me counting turns whenever I'm in the city, hoping I don't miss one. I used this app for two weeks. I'm embarrassed that I did for that long.
New integration for small business Is perfect timing.
by tdoll1246 on 2022/01/25 05:37
The pack leader is at it again, and it will bring back some of the small businesses closed recently. The ease that it became to be de-listed and the customer no-service mentality that I received after 6 years building my SEO and thousands spent on click ads in multiple businesses did indeed make for a robust ROI, but when I moved my business and the algorithm red flagged me- taking my business offline immediately with only a firm letter sent to me-I have still been unable to talk to a human to keep my business open. I am grateful to google for feeding my family for years, but not being able to tell you what is wrong with a listing ( I changed to a service area business model and put my new address - thinking the address was for correspondence cost me dearly. Lastly, I tried to correct what I thought were the issues but after 2 tries they remove you permanently and ignore your correspondence.
Rest. JIBAROS at Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico
by FT-Puerto Rico on 2022/01/25 04:18
You will be looking at Atlantic Ocean while having a feast at JIBAROS. At the second level the breeze is always on. The food is all puertorrican delights serve by attentive personnel. Edgardo,the owner, is there most of the time. Being there and recommend it. Good prices !
Massage
by Ohio Mike US on 2022/01/25 01:44
I posted a recent review for the excellent massage i received from Mario. I mistakenly rated a one star by mistake. He deserves a 5 star you. Mike Miller Ohio US
Keeps taking me to incorrect random address
by Future_Doctor on 2022/01/25 01:29
I am very familiar with the settings in Google maps and I always make sure they are correct. I am an Uber driver and at least once a day Google maps will take me to a random and incorrect address. It is usually 7 or 8 minutes away from my destination. I don’t know why it keeps doing this. But it’s very frustrating because I have customers that rely on me.
Professional and friendly
by friwdddddddddllll on 2022/01/25 00:31
Best hair dresser
Math
by kequsha on 2022/01/24 23:20
She did good and thank u ms Carolyn
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Not good for service 90% fake listings
by BBB212 on 2022/01/24 21:36
Google is not here to protect you. Be Careful using this service finding professional because most of them are fake
Persecuted
by Yoshinobu68$$ on 2022/01/24 18:59
I’m thinking of a better, nicer word but this 1 just came to mind. Durant Oklahoma is definitely racist
Great Service!
by rvmiirez on 2022/01/24 18:16
customer service here is amazing! wash was also very quick and left my car spotless!
Bad service
by luv19751234 on 2022/01/24 17:28
Making the appointment: the receptionist was very annoyed that I called and she said she will put me on hold because “she had a line.” Which was not a problem if said in a nice tone. When I took my daughter for the appointment, they told me there was no hot water because it’s cold outside, and they will just spray the hair with water. So no shampooing but charged for the full service. The haircut took 1 hour and 20 minutes because the hair dresser acted like it was her first haircut ever. The haircut did not turn out good. When I asked about being charged for a service they did not provide, they just apologized but did not adjust the price. Not going back.
SPEED TRAP
by rbhb1 on 2022/01/24 15:03
Many rural roads no longer show speed limit on this app. Apple Maps does!
Good job
by Good service representative on 2022/01/24 14:23
I was about to give up on the mapping function While in Mount Dora Fl because I could not Trust the input. I had the latest release of the iPhone and It was driving me in circles. I brought it in to have it fixed not expecting Much and was in for a great surprise. I travel a Lot for the International Service Club The Lions and Am now up in Apalachin, New York and bet the storm Which had a lot of wind, rain, sleet and snow. I am in my 80’s and my son drove and we Made it up in 3 days. Before it took me 2 days to get from Orlando Fl To Mount Dora Fl. A happy customer
Great App
by realtormiguel on 2022/01/24 04:46
Very useful for my work whether it’s travel or looking up a location, this app never fails. Kinda creepy though that it follows…lol
Order All Saved Places
by feralspirit_13 on 2022/01/24 01:29
This app is awesome for navigation! I really wish there was a feature to organize all your saved places in different ways such as A-Z. This seems like a very weird feature to be left out. It is organized by default by distance away, but there is no other ways to customize the order. Would love that feature to be added to find saved places easier.
Awful
by :-/!? on 2022/01/23 23:17
This app has no idea what it’s doing. It tells me to take an exit that I don’t need to take and then it reroutes me and takes me back on the same highway I just exited. Don’t tell me to take an exit if I don’t need to. And whenever I do need to take an exit, it tells me to take it after I have already passed it. Another infuriating thing is when it doesn’t tell you to keep right on a 6 lane highway and you end up missing your exit because of that. The lack of communication from the voice is incredibly frustrating. I have been turned around and brought back to the same place countless times because of this app.
الرياض
by ج م ل أ ح م د on 2022/01/23 22:14
التطبيق سي ولا يرسل تقييم وقميت اكثر من منشأه وتم مسحها
Give yourself an extra two hours
by Monstevr on 2022/01/23 20:51
It’s great that you can go to some random island and the maps are up-to-date within at least a few decades, but the navigation isn’t well designed. It basically waits until the last possible minute to tell you that the lane you’re in is about to nuke itself into an exit. Still, it’s better than nothing, at least when it comes to finding out specifics in real time about how unchecked overpopulation might ruin your commute. I guess “it’s better than nothing” is the idea behind why Apple doesn’t let us give an app zero stars. This app’s second star is because the algorithm finally got refined enough to calculate the most eco-friendly route, which even I will admit is important. UPDATE: I had to take back that second star because ordering food on the app is kind of a mess. COVID is never going to go away at these point—I think we can all agree that we secretly love it, or a third of us wouldn’t pretend “it’s a hoax”—so ordering food online should make sense. If you’re looking on a restaurant’s menu, it should tell you up front what items aren’t available, instead of letting you get all the way to checkout, telling your “your order is invalid,” erasing all of your progress, and letting you figure out with almost no clues which items sank your whole ship. It’s almost as bad as COVID and a divorce. If you put something on the App Store, even if you’re a giant, faceless conglomerate with no ethics or accountability, make sure it’s at least twice as good as COVID and a divorce.
Fix it
by don't get lost on 2022/01/23 20:23
It kept glitching I missed a lot of my exits and it took me to wrong address
Great app but
by asim74 on 2022/01/23 18:28
Only reason I have hard time using it is that it doesn’t show indicator for traffic lights and stop signs like other apps. I know directions should be real time but sometimes indicators like traffic signals helps better understand turns.
Excellent
by MoisesHD on 2022/01/23 16:14
Very helpful
Great Navi.
by tomtomam4055 on 2022/01/23 14:53
Perfect in every way. Awesomesauceness
Speed limit not shipping on navigation map
by JL190321 on 2022/01/23 11:01
The new version doesn’t show speed limit on the navigation map. Also on the navigation settings removed the speed limit option.
Convenience
by feartheoldblood on 2022/01/23 07:15
One of the best, unique and comfortable to use app. Really helps a lot nowadays, especially when you are in a new country and unable to use internet, you can just use this app offline and see your location live. 5 stars+!!!
Hot garbage
by Combsn22 on 2022/01/23 06:56
This app is so bad that I'd rather use a real map, compass and protractor to track my location.
Boqueria
by ccruz7 on 2022/01/23 04:24
The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Our server was Diana, and she was attentive and knowledgeable!
Excelente
by Teniente2003pr on 2022/01/23 02:48
Pienso que con 5 estrellas son muy pocas si fueran 100 o más seria mejor Gracias bendiciones
Review
by Logo Living on 2022/01/23 01:37
Love the timeline
Suggested additional simple feature
by bdjebhdjdnd on 2022/01/22 22:56
Love google maps. Can you add the ability to make notes that are private just for ourselves to see? Be like labels, except much more room for text. Lots of potential uses for that. Eg. the foods I like or don’t at certain restaurants. Thanks.
Totally worthless for transit in SFCA
by DudeJFKPOB on 2022/01/22 21:28
Do not use this app for transit in SF Sea or SGF
Best app in the entire world
by KingSeaniec on 2022/01/22 21:13
Google maps is the most important app on the planet earth!!!
Baxter Subaru
by Omaclean on 2022/01/22 20:11
Stewart was very easy to work he was able to meet all our needs! He made the process super easy and was very knowledgeable answered all our questions! this is the 3rd car we have purchased from Baxter Subaru love the new location and showroom! Will definitely go back in the future for any new vehicle. Justin was also very helpful! Bought our first Subaru from him and now he’s the finance manager! Great guys very helpful!
Love it
by jkgjfbv on 2022/01/22 19:54
Love it
Correct address picture
by whachutallinbout,willis on 2022/01/22 19:18
GOOGLE if you can censure me for my posts, WHY CANT I CENSURE YOU when you MISREPRESENT MY ADDRESS as the yellow house at 1053 E. Dunedin.....can you fix this ? Please
idek
by 😑😑😑😑really roblox on 2022/01/22 18:08
idek
Gets worse with every update
by MonkeyBuddy on 2022/01/22 17:40
It gets worse and more buggy with every update. I think they're cooperating with Apple updates trying to force me to buy a new phone.
Truck option
by joselreinoso on 2022/01/22 15:05
You guys should included a commercial route option. I would be using it 24/7
Misguiding at every step!
by KrisRaya on 2022/01/22 13:41
Had a annoying buying experience with Herry and his boss when we bought our car from this location. They mislead and misguided at every step. I would advise to look out for other good dealers than this location. They truly are in it to mislead you on every deal that gets out of this dealership.
Great for navigation and reviews
by hrschultz on 2022/01/22 09:23
I use Google Maps every time I get into my car. I couldn’t get around without GPS and this app is my default setting. It is also a great app for writing and reading reviews of businesses and merchants.
Best app ever!!!👌👌🤘🏼🤙🏿
by Themysticminer on 2022/01/22 03:24
Thank you for making this app!!😻It had helped me soooooooooooo much!
Forced to use google maps
by NightWing583 on 2022/01/22 02:00
Please just let us copy an address from google and not force us to your google maps
Update photos
by Bella paints on 2022/01/22 00:12
I think and correct me if I’m wrong and you do this, I think you should update the photos every 2 years Thank you for my feedback
Sadly lacking crucial features… still
by FangedKilrRabbit on 2022/01/22 00:12
As someone that drives long distances and prefers to not drive on interstates when possible, think motorcycle rides here, the inability to select not to use interstates means it’s a manual process. When planning such a drive, two days one way, I expect to be able to save the route I take the time to plot out. Really annoying to take the time to plot out a 900 mile road trip one way with 8 stops to force highway travel only with no interstates only for it to not allow the route to be saved for use later.
Very reliable but…
by M2mflour on 2022/01/21 22:54
I just got the app and it is way more reliable than Apple Maps but I do have one problem. The labels for my favorited locations are not staying saved when I save them. The label will remain until I exit that location or close the app.
good app
by mylfslayer on 2022/01/21 21:09
good app!
Review
by Kyonglee on 2022/01/21 19:23
Very helpful☺️
Needs a update !!!! Iphone 11
by Hd???? on 2022/01/21 17:20
It lets me pull up the address then when i try to press start the whole application freezes and i cant do anything! Please fix this bug
No offline maps any longer??
by Bubulina a on 2022/01/21 13:42
Used to be my go-to app for route planning, finding parks, restaurants, hotels, attractions, business hours, everything! But the download offline maps feature disappeared, issues with pairing to car appeared, and in no time we had to switch to other apps, that do the job badly but at least they DO it.
عراقي حاليا في مصر
by برمانج جميل on 2022/01/21 11:34
والله شي رهيب بارك الله بيكم اعزائي
My address
by mmaciuca1 on 2022/01/21 05:16
My Address is not on the MAP 209 Mansfield E Boca Raton FL 33434
Actual speed
by ksidifndbejsuixic on 2022/01/21 04:16
I like the app, I would just like if it had the option to see your actual speed
Excellent
by ALuddy on 2022/01/21 02:29
Server Isis was amazing. Gave us great recommendations. Get the pimento fitters and gooey cake.
About
by vitikitu on 2022/01/21 02:24
Great App…keep improving
Congelado
by Amilianc on 2022/01/21 00:53
Hay a veces que cuando busca una dirección la app se queda congelada y deja responder y toca cerrarlas y volver abrirla, ya la desinstale y volví a instalar pero el problema persiste
Good
by YePKy on 2022/01/21 00:19
Good
Wow
by Ajdurden25 on 2022/01/20 23:58
Amazing…. How an app can be just fine and you guys decide to just make it worse. Do you have meetings to see how you can “fix” things that aren’t broken or do things just fall apart cause you’re busy blowing boat people? Why is it when i look up a business and click on their website link… it never opens? Does google NOT understand what links. It asks me to open it with google chrome or google? No matter which one i choose it just opens by browser and doesn’t open the link i clicked on. I guess google isn’t smart enough to understand what a “dot com” means. Or maybe your programmers aren’t smart enough to make links accessible. So if that’s the case, why include a website link? Complete trash!
Helpful
by westsideboogie on 2022/01/20 22:30
Interesting app and it’s helpful
Squeaky Clean!
by Kiddwash on 2022/01/20 21:00
Great experience! Love Woodys
Brake job
by A.L.E.20 on 2022/01/20 21:00
Great, quick service.
Always an UPDATE when you need to use it
by JoshTorresDJ on 2022/01/20 20:25
This is so annoying! Every time I find a place on Google and touch “directions” instead of opening the app, it takes you to App Store even if you have already updated the app. It’s useless!
Mph
by msjxuxosms on 2022/01/20 17:40
There is no option to have aCurrent speed I want to know how fast I’m going
Update is awful
by taylorshayne on 2022/01/20 16:32
Ever since the new update, the timeline feature is wildly unreliable. I rely on this for work purposes and being unable to utilize it is incredibly frustrating.
Me
by corndpuppy on 2022/01/20 14:33
Love it
Facilidad para llegar.
by msreynosa on 2022/01/20 14:28
Es muy exacto en las direciones
Please fix app reliability and performance
by themacman2 on 2022/01/20 13:54
I have been a longtime user of this app, but I have noticed that in the past year the performance has been really slow on the app. Even just typing something on search generates a “poor connection” error in less than 2 seconds despite strong signal or strong wifi. I get it if it was over 5-7 seconds of attempting, but it’s stupid error messages like that that make the app unnecessarily slow. In addition, loading the map can take a century and that has made using the app in critical moments very unreliable and sluggish. Please address this by improving the performance and address “poor connection” messages triggering unnecessarily.
Not as good
by j3LL0M0nST3R on 2022/01/20 12:45
Google maps is OK at best. I recommend Waze or Apple Maps. They are much more transparent and easier to read than google maps.
Helpful in many ways. But not 100% here for its consumer.
by Previously untaken nickname on 2022/01/20 11:04
What happened to correcting me if I miss a turn? Taking me miles out of the way to avoid a u-turn is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done to this app. Also, quit with the “head east” directives. If we all had that knowledge in cities where we’re not on a grid, we might not even need this app. Can’t believe how much less helpful gps is than it was 10 years ago.
Greed ruined Google Maps
by seattledebs on 2022/01/20 07:36
This app has jumped the shark. Trying to shove sponsored crap down our throats instead of giving us accurate direction has been an issue for years but it’s gotten so bad recently I deleted Google maps. It screws up walking directions, tries to force you to choose a sponsored Lime bike route instead, and advertises business far off the route when you aren’t even searching for businesses. Go home, Google; you’re drunk on greed.
Update my mapping
by shelby JR. on 2022/01/20 05:59
It need to be more updating about road blocks an sudden stops an it should have a better view on the map for off roaming mapping an on roads please and thank you . I would pay if I could get the mapping I wish for. Other than that it makes due but it lame due to graphics
Used to work
by Dionysis Zindros on 2022/01/20 03:36
Now crashes often and my whole phone hangs with it.
Google maps
by Eb1980 on 2022/01/20 03:28
I love google maps it helps me get to my destination when I’m not in a familiar area but alexia doesn't talk only when I’m almost to my destination please fix.
Great movers and amazing customer service!
by Julievs05 on 2022/01/20 02:31
This was the best experience! Moving has been so stressful and Anywhere Movers were upbeat and positive! The customer service was top notch and they did a great job of moving our huge and awkward fridge. I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Kingdom pressure is a wonderful company
by Flora'scleaning on 2022/01/20 02:02
Good job excelent people, l love the job they do.
Google is my go to
by Mr Farfan on 2022/01/20 01:10
I have always been using Google for so many years until I bought an iPhone four months ago now it’s so hard from choosing from iPhone apps over Google.But I will tell you Google GPS is the best and very accurate.
Bring back the full screen!!!
by zustroy on 2022/01/20 00:01
Bring back the full screen!!!
No voice navigation
by know the path on 2022/01/19 23:54
The old app worked great on the iPad. Then updated the app and the voice navigation no longer works. Having to constantly glance at the screen in traffic is dangerous.
Thank you for making this app
by wtfwhyareallnicknametaken on 2022/01/19 22:56
Now I can see my school and all the stores
Doesn’t show speed
by Asfhhvhhffgetetygscvtjvdffvhd on 2022/01/19 21:18
Maybe a minor thing, but shouldn’t be that difficult to do. I’m sure it was there in previous versions. I KNIW it’s there in the android version.
Shrugged
by John combiner on 2022/01/19 19:41
Cmgk
Complain
by Aza truck driver on 2022/01/19 17:56
Shows not best routes. It iz so uncomfortable especially for truck drivers, check what route it shows now from beaver, ut to denver, co. It says avoid i 70 and drive through mountains and 3 hours added. And this is not first time. Last 2-3 months it happens often
Joeykid135
by joeykid135$ on 2022/01/19 16:01
Wow best app
Agradecido
by duartec10 on 2022/01/19 14:56
Gracias por siempre tratar de mejorar para darnos un mejor apoyo y facilidades en el momento de usar su aplicación
“How Satisfied Were You”
by KevinCha on 2022/01/19 14:15
Why can’t we turn of “ How Satisfied Were You” with your directions???
# 00 Home Inspector
by VA for Lovers on 2022/01/19 14:13
This is the best company!!! If you are in need of a Home Inspector, please contact # 00 Home Inspector. He is a great Gentleman to work with…and knows his job well. He has your best interest in his hand and will work with you. He keeps you informed of the job and very up front with you. With # 00 Home Inspector…you are worry free.
Small glitch with the map
by JACorbitt on 2022/01/19 05:37
On the map it shows Greenland is basically the same size as Africa, realistically it’s actually a fourteenth of that. This might just be a problem on my end though.
LOVE GOOGLE MAP
by Philippou1966 on 2022/01/19 04:11
Used it in Thailand now in USA
No
by _CaptainDucki_ on 2022/01/19 00:37
No
Dr. Bre and Brenda
by zackcharles on 2022/01/18 22:13
They’re the absolute best! Can’t recommend enough, smooth and to the point with every visit! Brenda is so kind and sweet at the front, really helpful front desk staff
The Best massage ever
by Misha Webb on 2022/01/18 21:30
If you’re seeking a REAL massage that works out the mayofascia and joint pain, this is your guy! He was easy going, he actually takes the time to know where your problem areas are. And then he goes to work. I feel amazing. No elbows… just hand mobbed! Very knowledgeable on the human anatomy and how systems all work!
This not a complete map of the US
by Renguy on 2022/01/18 18:13
I’ve requested they add my street and house number to their maps for two years now and it’s still does not have my street and house on the map. Waze has it, Garmin & Apple Maps have it too. However google refuses to add my info—not refuses, rather just blows off the request. It’s so frustrating to have delivery drivers call and say they can’t find my address. I tell them to use Waze or Garmin—they are more complete.
Google maps !!!
by Anna 6591 on 2022/01/18 15:21
I don’t know what I’d do without Maps. I’ve used other GPS sites and in my opinion Google maps is the most accurate, it makes suggestions to a faster route which is such a good feature. Thank you Google!!!
No connection?
by #madenew on 2022/01/18 14:28
Every time I try to use Google maps from a Google search I receive a no connection notification. It doesn’t matter if I am using data or WiFi. There is some type of glitch.
Great app! But what if I am not interested in train schedules?
by Catman 63 on 2021/10/15 13:38
I spend a lot of time on google maps, and it truly is one of my favorite things on my iPad. The ability to immediately view anyplace on the planet and in many cases, see the street view - is just amazing. I do have one major disappointment, though. A few iterations ago, google changed something and I really hate the update. I am not at all interested in train schedules. I need to see train stations and their info, photographs, and so forth - and I have no need whatsoever for the schedules since I have to access train station information for cities in which I don’t live. Every single time I go to a train station in google maps, I have to take an extra step to find the “Info” button and click it, to get rid of the unnecessary train schedule information. This is a massive annoyance. It would make my life much easier if they could offer the option to eliminate train schedule information and just treat the sites like other businesses. Other than this one problem, google maps is just about perfect for me. I still think street view was the most incredible vision by someone who knew how to think outside the box and truly innovate. This is a way for me to visit and explore my beloved Japan even when I cannot be there; and I am grateful for that capability.
Alright
by Vampballer on 2021/02/01 13:44
It’s alright. Buggy sometimes even with good signal. When I search along the route it will sometimes not come up with any search results, only for me to pass the very thing I searched for prior in my drive. And no it wasn’t a new business, it had been around for years. Also when I search places, one will say it’s 10 minutes out of the way while the other says only a few. Only to realize that the faster one ended up not being as simple as they said, and that the slower one (+10 minutes) was only slow because for some reason it had me take side roads completely around it before arriving, when I could have simply turned directly into it from the road I was on, making it a quick trip. Not all gas stations show up in searches, it almost seems to favor the expensive gas stations. There’s doesn’t seem to be an algorithm that keeps track of the bad traffic times. It will re rout my whole trip to a significantly slower route if it senses traffic, even if that traffic is close to the end of my trip hours away and will be cleared well before I get to that point. If you’re a contractor that has to go in and out of many neighborhoods, it normally recognizes certain entrances while not recognizing others, so it will take you completely around the neighborhood 30 minutes away to the other entrance when you have just passed a perfectly good entrance that has been around forever. It’s still one of the better gps apps, but still way to buggy to trust it
The best out there
by drblac0 on 2021/04/03 14:14
So I am a truck driver, I use this app to guide me in my travels. It’s a 21th century road atlas. A lot of old school truck driver always cry about this saying it will get you in a bind. I say, it’s a great tool to use and the misuses of it, like tool will get you in a bind. Would one use a hammer to insert a screw? A paper atlas won’t tell you traffic updates, speed traps, items in the road, places to park or eat. At any rate I use this app in Satellite view, I look in great detail the route it’s plotted out for me. I look at streets, roads, everything. You see I am making sure trucks can go down the route. If I see a truck on a street along my route, I know that there is a 80% chance I can. I look to make sure it’s not trying to send me down a ATV trail.....which how accurate Google maps is.....to even have such trails on a map is amazing. In the end it’s a great tool for drivers car or truck. For walkers or bicycles. Just use it SMART. It’s not design to fail you. Only you can do that. Plan your route, look at it, while driving, READ the road signs. Don’t just use this I.E: input destination, and go....follow it blindly. It’s that action....that will get you in a bind.
Head north or south??!!
by WaltKen47 on 2021/10/03 06:22
This app routinely gives directions by saying head north, south, east, or west on a certain road. Now, I’m not a moron and I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and whatnot and it is easy enough to figure out my cardinal directions if it is early morning or late afternoon but when there are fifteen people waiting for me to make a turn and it’s high noon, overcast, a moonless night or any of a half dozen other circumstances under which it is difficult to decipher cardinal directions on the fly I REALLY wish it would just say go left or right!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have just picked a direction and turned the wrong way and then had to wait on the app to re-route me when it could have been easily avoided by simply saying turn left instead of head north. I use the app a lot since I drive for a popular delivery service and when I get lost because I head north instead of south I end up being late for my delivery which lowers my tip and my rating which reduces the number of deliveries I am offered and impacts my ability to make a living all because it expects me to figure out north from south when I’m already stressed, in a hurry, and trying to arrive somewhere I’ve never been before all while being timed. I’m certainly not the only person who can’t tell north from south when stressed. Please, do me a favor and reduce the mental arithmetic it takes me to drive when under pressure and just say left or right.
No longer user friendly
by getdemgators on 2020/11/16 22:02
App used to be okay. There was a time when this app would give you turn by turn navigation, after you made a turn it would indicate the next regardless of distance, so you could anticipate the next set of directions and change lanes accordingly. A few updates ago they removed this feature for who knows why. Initially it wasn't a big deal because you could simply zoom out quickly to see the next turn yourself. Now they have made it so sensitive if you touch the screen or attempt to move the map to see where to go next it starts spinning wildly and fighting whatever you try and do to see the location you are going towards. For example you are driving straight and are going to make a left turn in 1 mile and the address is only 1.2 miles away. So you think “okay I can zoom out a bit to see if the business is on the left or right side of the road after the turn” WRONG if you try to slide the map further to see where to go it will start orienting itself in opposition of what you are trying to do. Zoom in, zoom out, and flip your always North facing settings for no apparent reason. Stop messing with the apps fundamental settings you are going to be responsible for accidents, erratic lane changes, missed exits off the freeway, etc. It is ridiculous and absolutely irresponsible to make such drastic changes in an apps basic functions that people need to use daily.
worst navigation at the worst time
by strooberries on 2022/01/17 20:25
My friends & I were coming back from SF & our gas was almost out so we had to pull over & the city we got stuck in was Commerce, being from around the Newport area, we were shocked. We were pumping our gas at the mobil station on E 8th street & the men there have zero boundaries. We were already uncomfortable by how dirty the environment was & the amount of homeless people, the smell was rancid as well. This big guy walked up to our car making weird noises, looked at all of us, & just stood right next to my friend & just stared at her to the point where she couldn’t even finish putting a full tank & left. Now that you could imagine how uncomfortable we were, we opened the google maps app to get us back on the freeway, big mistake. It didn’t know where it was going, for every .5 miles we drove, it would constantly say “recalculating” & it took us to a back ally way with graffiti & what looked to be abandoned homes because they were fenced up with wood pinned on their doors & windows. That was only 8 minutes after driving & only pumping gas for 2 minutes & it was still saying “recalculating”. we closed that app & took out maps from apple & was given a much shorter path & we were on the freeway in a minute. Never using google maps again, also mentioning that the app is incredibly slow, hard to use, & gives the slowest directions compared to the maps app on iphone.
BACKOUT or Put a FIX IN for buggy update..
by Dmb5381 on 2021/01/15 05:36
Love this map app.. especially being able to share my location real-time with other people. Found this hidden gem feature (for me at least)traveling from IL to FL. Kept ppl I formed without a lot of texts or phone calls. 👍 That said... based on my interaction with the app a recent release royally screwed up city navigation where I’m at near Fort Meyers FL. I hope the update I just installed corrects the issues and madness this app has caused me the last few days bc I don’t know this city from Adam. The app has been literally unusable for 2-3 days navigating the area. So bad the audio told me to go south when I needed to go due north. I looked at the screen and the satellite image was correct on current location and route to intended location. I couldn’t get the audio to toggle on at all. Even after reboot of my iPhone 10. That’s when had no choice but exit your app and use map app plan B. IN SUMMARY, google developers please don’t make me find a new “everyday use” map app so I can rely on it to tell me the correct information in this city. If you haven’t already,, backout, research issues if you aren’t aware, or push an emergency update with fixes to correct things. Thank you 😕
DIane121
by Diane121 on 2021/09/08 22:26
As a “charter” patient for the past 9 years that Valley Dental Health has been at this location, I have only the highest admiration and praise for the professionalism, patient compassion, and quality of service that Dr Rafat, Dr Izadi, and their team of other dentists and supportive staff provide throughout the office. It is extremely convenient to be able to get a wide variety of dental services at one place with follow up instead of having to go to new specialists at different locations. I’ve needed everything from a special tool to correct an implant problem a previous dentist left me with to crowns and replacement crowns, to upper and lower partial dentures, and even an addition to my lower partial dental…and three different approaches in attempting to save a tooth! They do it all here, and they do it well. Recently I also needed to change an appointment for a regular cleaning because of scheduled surgery, but they were booked solid past my scheduled surgical date. When I reached out to the owners, both responded immediately and accommodated me most graciously. Keep up the great work team!
Google Maps is a joke when it comes to verifying edits
by carefullion4421 on 2021/08/24 12:54
Recently I added a new Braum’s ice cream store. Every location (at least in my city) of Braum’s is known as “Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store”, but I accidentally typed the word “and” instead of the ampersand (&). However, after I submitted that minor minor change from “and” to “&” it said that my change wasn’t applied. Excuse me. But that’s not the only one. There is literally a CVS (drug store) that Google apparently shows literally right on a major intersection. It shows no address, it just says (Street name) & (Street name). There are zero photos, zero reviews, no website, no hours, no anything. Anyone working at Google Maps can clearly tell that this place is obviously fake, especially given the fact that there’s literally another real CVS a mile west. Long story short, I marked this place as non-existent, Google gave me the bonker. I always wonder how Google accepted the person who even added this place. My last complaint I’m going to share is that Google takes FOREVER, if not NEVER, to verify road related edits, such as added road, road shape, etc. I’ve submitted several edits regarding road changes, with the first one being submitted on Aug 5, and as of Aug 24, it says they all are STILL PENDING! It cannot take three weeks just to make a little fix on a road. Google Map’s poor service is making me want to go back to Apple Maps.
Routes are NO LONGER accurate!!
by Nwanyioma on 2020/11/15 16:02
I have been using google maps for 5+ years and I love it because it’s very functional. However, as of this last update, the routes have been OFF. I drive to the Bronx from NJ everyday for work, which is about a 30 mile trip one way. I keep the app open with my route entered in case there is an accident and I need to quickly divert. There are tolls on my route, but I have the settings on “avoid tolls”, so I only pay for the GWB bridge or HT tolls vs the parkway/freeway tolls if that makes sense. Normally, my route is about 30-32 miles depending on which route I choose. After this last update, my routes (with the same settings) are now 66 miles or 77 miles to work. WHAT? WHY? The route suggests I drive to Albany or Fishkill (upstate NY) just to get to the Bronx. Any one who lives in tristate knows this is not correct. I toggled my “avoid tolls” off and the routes were back to 30 miles, however, it directs me to drive through the parkway tolls, which I don’t want to pay nor need to. Everything was fine until this last update. Now I am using WAZE because this app is unreliable. With “avoid tolls” turned on with WAZE, my normal route is back. Google maps has been VERY GLITCHY lately. Until it can be fixed, I’m sticking with the WAZE app.
Worse over time
by sarwalmac on 2019/06/08 05:16
Let’s get one thing straight: I love google. I use Google Chrome over safari, Google Calendar over the one that comes with iPhone, and for a long time, I used Google Maps over Apple Maps. Google Maps a year ago was amazing. It always knew right where I was, the voice notifications were brief and prompt, and the app overall was just easy to use. Fast forward to today. Maps only communicates in NSEW directions “Head East” (Who knows that?), the voice notification system is mediocre at best, and to say that Google Maps is glitchy is an understatement. I just went to a new city and drove my car around, and more often than not I was slinging my car across four lanes of traffic trying to make an exit that Google didn’t let me know I needed to take, or saying that I was on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way or off the road entirely into the bushes (all the while I had at least 3 bars of LTE on Verizon. Coverage and carrier were not the issue). That was the final straw. This app that used to be more helpful was now potentially putting my life (and the life of my grandmother and friend) at risk. I still refuse to use Apple Maps, and have joined Waze. If the glitches can be fixed I may use again, but overall I am very disappointed!
Shortcuts through dark, curvy, rural roads
by armyofone66 on 2021/11/14 15:40
While trying to get to several places in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, I noticed Google Map’s inclination to direct the driver to rural roads, and secondary roads. These are really dark, narrow and curvy, not of any help when traveling at night, especially when I know for sure there must be a way to reach the place by highway (just not sure which one). It happened last night. After going basically nowhere for 20 mins on PR 845 and 844, the app telling me to turn right where there is nothing on the right, I had to call (bother) a client for directions. When she said: the entrance to the area is through PR 199. I thought: “sheesh, I know where that is”!!!! “This app had made my life miserable for the past 20 min”. I have also noticed a lot of inaccuracies in Trujillo Alto Specifically. The app tells you to turn right, then left to reach a destination, when you can see there is nothing, no road, on the right but can clearly see the building you are looking for on the left with a clear access to it. Thanks for having such a nice sign on the building. I try to collaborate by scoring the experience with unhappy faces. Not too happy today.
Used to be the best, recent updates are ugh
by Frustrated Chromecast user on 2021/05/09 18:20
I used to LOVE this app, it was super user friendly and was better than Apple Maps or anything else. Now it screams at me while I’m driving to take alternate routes and I have to say “no” while driving or it changes my route on its own. I can’t be looking at a screen and hitting buttons on the highway every couple minutes, that is incredibly dangerous, and I couldn’t change settings mid-drive, nor am I confident I know how to actually change this setting where I won’t accidentally remove some other feature by mistake I don’t want to lose. Some people don’t want to switch highways halfway through the drive because there was an accident 50 miles ahead and there may be a delay down the road, this literally happened last week and I had to decline alternate directions a dozen times, by the time I got to the accident point traffic had cleared and I’d have lost time taking the suggestion. Also I miss how I used to be able to select transportation modes from a ribbon at the top of the screen, instead of from a menu at the bottom which takes up half the screen. If I’m planning a route I would prefer that the map be unimpeded as much as possible, because now the app thinks I may want to walk hundreds of miles and it’s prominently displayed at the bottom.
Orientation determined is often inaccurate.
by LoyalPinnerButFrustrated on 2021/01/30 05:01
I really want to feel secure to continue using this app as I am more familiar with it than any other navigation app, but it needs help - especially recently. The last few months it has been increasingly inaccurate when determining & showing my orientation and specific location on the map, especially in the beginning of the navigation, and therefore I often either (1) miss an exit (though sometimes that's due to a "lag" before the instruction is made - which is another problem), (2) I'll turn the wrong way when I follow the "turn right" or "turn left" directions spoken, or (3) I'm lead along the correct road but in the opposite direction of what's needed, thus resulting in a u-turn or other kind of detour. Sometimes u-turns are accessible and no big deal, but in some areas they are not accessible for long stretches, therefore creating a substantial detour in my trip. Idk if this is just a connectivity glitch or what, but these instances are happening for me more frequently and consistently in recent months than I have ever experienced before, so I don't think my specific location of reception is the issue. Please, please correct these issues.
Best Mapping App Available
by kluke3 on 2019/01/19 18:58
I’ve been using Google Maps for many years and have seen it evolve into a terrific app. that I simply couldn’t do without. I have a very poor sense of direction and this app. allows me to get around the big city I live in. The most recent update now includes the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on. This was the only thing I liked on Apple maps, now Google has it too. I live in a big city and so far the Google speed has matched the posted speed and even changed when I cross over an intersection, then the speed limit changes. If you don’t like the speed limit feature, it can be turned off in the settings / navigation screen of the app. Offline maps are an absolute life saver for instanced where you travel to areas where cell signals are intermittent or weak. They are easy to setup and remove. So far, on the iPhone I have not had a single issue with this app., unlike the dreaded Apple maps that to this day, doesn’t always give me the proper directions, and takes too long to figure out when I veer off the path. Google maps, responds instantly, and reroutes you eliminating a lot of stress. In a case where you find an error in routing, if it’s reported to google, they will listen to you and fix it. Be patient though as they have to verify it, before they change it. They have a feature within the app that should be turned on by default, where you shake the phone with the app. open, the the feedback screen pops up.
Worthless App
by Skyrider2075 on 2021/10/19 11:32
I use to use this for ride share and once I press navigate from the ride share app it’s supposed to switch to google maps and tell me where to go but on some days it wont load, just keeps turning and turning like it’s trying to load something but nothing happens. After several tries of closing the app and opening it up again it loads and when it finally loads up where to go it’s just a blur line with all the details in the map missing because of this I have turned on the wrong street several times. Also do you know how embarrassing it is when I pick up passengers and I have to ask them if they know how to get to there destination because google maps won’t load and because of that I don’t know where to go. All the negative feedback I have is all because of this app. There’s such a lag in this app that I can’t tell you how many times when I pick up passengers I have turned in the wrong direction because google maps takes a while to get its bearings right, when it’s finally gets his bearings right I notice I’m heading in the wrong direction. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I had to switch to another app for navigation. Any of you doing ride share using this app get ready to get some negative feedback just because of this app.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Occasionally Infuriating
by Sikozu61123 on 2021/11/04 17:09
Google maps, *please please please* give options to avoid certain routes or choose what kind of vehicle you are in!!!!! I have to manually find stops along routes to avoid certain highways and freeways I know I can’t use while towing or with a box truck!!!!! Also WHY MUST YOU ALWAYS GO THROUGH THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL BRIDGE!!!!!!! Even if I input a location just on the other side of the tappan zee bridge, you have us go across the GW! I miss how customizable google maps used to be, but now I need to make sure to plan any long routes hours in advance and know all of the places I need to input to get the route I want. Also, obnoxiously enough, you randomly put in places to get off highways, make a u turn and go directly back on the highway! For quick, direct, simple directions, google maps is what I rely on, but I know it will always drive me crazy to use for long trips. PLEASE ALLOW INPUT TO AVOID CERTAIN HIGHWAYS WITH KNOWN RESTRICTIONS!!! Update- How is it that Google maps has gotten worse in directions since it began?! Far too often I will be told to turn without being told the street name when there are two streets back to back with less than 5 feet between them. That and there are far too many times when they will actually give incorrect directions!
Unsafe directions!!
by JeffTNYC on 2021/08/25 11:26
Do you plan to support Dark Mode? All areas that are white should be reversed and made black and vis versa. My girlfriend recently used Google Maps to find an address in Long Island City. The directions given were a very long way having her cross over train tracks and walk by strip clubs where people around there thought she must have worked there. I would think that Google Maps would give you safe directions. Once to her location she asked for a safer rout and they were able to give here much safer directions to get back. Please do a better job at directions... This should never have happened in the first place. ** GLITCH: I’m using Google Maps and plugged in an address. It correctly puts a pin where the address is but where the blue circle says I am the blue directional radar where I am pointing is in the completely incorrect direction. I have to go NORTH and am pointing my iPhone North however Google Maps says I’m pointing SOUTH. If I did not know for sure I was going in the correct direction Google Maps would lead me away from my destination. Im in Manhattan so I know the street numbers increase as you go uptown.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
So frustrating
by Ava stanley on 2018/04/03 16:16
This is a great map, it will show you where everything is, but’s it’s impossible to use on trips or custom maps. If you’re looking for directions without a custom map and for only one destination, this map is for you. If you create your own maps, need to look up multiple destinations, or are on a trip, it’s near impossible. First of all, I had my mom send me the link to our custom map. It send to my gmail, no problem. Then I’d click on the map, and it either wouldn’t load, or take me to Safari. The Safari view would show the map, but decline to let you get directions unless you signed in. Okay. I signed in. Well, it took my back to my home address, and sent me on a infinite loop, going from clicking the link in my email, getting sent to safari, logging in, and losing the map. I had to redownload the app four times before it worked. Second of all, the map legend isn’t interactive. I’m going to new york, and spent six hours working on a custom map, with a pin for every single place I wanted to go. i downloaded the app, only to find that in the map legend, you can’t click on individual icons, forcing you to leave the map legend, and click on every single icon until it pops up. Very dissapointed.
Maps counties to have offline issues
by sporacer on 2020/10/21 00:42
For the last few months even after reinstalling the app resetting my device network settings ect it still continues to think I’m offline and changes the end address to a “general area”. I deliver for Grubhub and when this happens maps will take me to completely wrong locations even after a few minutes when it decides to come back online airplane mode off and on will sometimes correct the issue but I still have to restart directions repeatedly and recently road work and construction has caused maps to try and send me completely out of the way of my destination by miles not blocks. I still prefer Google over Apple Maps or Wayze but if this issue continues i will just uninstall the app like I did 4 years ago when google maps was having similar issues with addresses and off/online maps and traffic. *would be awesome if like in Apple Maps google indicated stop signs and traffic lights. Also a lot of speed limit data is incorrect the other day the last sign I had seen while traveling down a road was 35 but google showed 50mph
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
An annoying necessity
by Ninjainthenight on 2019/07/05 23:26
I have used this app for years as I am a courier and the option to put multiple stops is amazing! However within really the last year, development has gotten messy and far too often I see new features just tossed into this app without little thought about them being annoyances to the everyday user. Like a month or so ago you would hit go and instead of automatically starting your route it would proceed to tell you how the traffic patterns are normally and how it is now....thanks I could care less and I don’t need the extra step. Now there’s a bug where you hit star over and over and nothing happens so you need to slide that bar up which then shows you the traffic pattern times (really wanna shove that stupid feature down our throats huh google?) and then hit start. And now it seems to have issues finding the most common of cities saying it can’t find a way there. Best thing I can recommend is wait it out and once google has fixed all the bugs and things seem stable, shut off the auto updates for this app. They tinker with it way too much and you never know what the next problem is gonna be.
DO NOT update your Google Maps app until they fix insane and dangerous bugs.
by what be all this noise on 2020/09/14 04:02
The last couple weeks, it has been: verbally telling me to turn left while visually displaying a right turn, and vice-versa; unable to renavigate/redirect until 2+ minutes into your new routes, thus sending you in circles, wrong directions, off incorrect exits; routing me 2-10+ miles off the route it said 1 minute ago, and subsequently adding 10min-1hr to my drive time (I took what should have been a 3-hour road trip three days ago, and by constantly changing my directions, instructions, etc it ultimately added well over 1hr to my travel time); telling me to make impossible or illegal U-Turns as well as multiple u-turns multiple times back and forth; telling me there will be stand-still traffic where there is none, and vice-versa; sending me on to roads one street before or after the correct road, including telling me to turn into a cemetery 3 times in a row when I was trying to get to an auto parts store with a completely different address than the cemetery; no longer functioning or connecting in areas where for years, up until a couple weeks ago, it had no trouble connecting; and worst of all, directing me to go into oncoming traffic.
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Recent update
by okwellisethisnamethen on 2020/10/29 13:08
I am an avid user of this app as I drive a company vehicle daily for the past 10 years, this past week I’ve noticed some issues. When getting close to my destination I usually scroll forward to determine which way to go to park on the right side of the street, but as of this past week this function has not worked. Instead it will turn around to the opposite direction, that being said I now have to use two fingers to guide the map to make that happen oppose to one finger. Second thing I’ve noticed is that once entering a destination and seeing the over view I sometimes zoom in at the destination for specifics, instead of it zooming with a double tap and drag it zooms to a random location along the route. I’m guessing these are new bugs that come with a new upgrade, hopefully these changes weren’t intentional because I find using gmaps to be way better than Apple Maps but if this remains Apple Maps has the same feature that I’m used having on gmaps and I’ll have to stick to what’s convenient for its intended purpose. Please fix this ap maps stinks I think, I should check that last update they put out a while ago.....
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
GLITCHES!!!!!
by ehfyoutube on 2020/06/26 08:50
My whole job is driving around the north eastern sector of the United States and Canada. Google maps tries to drive me around in giant circles when there is any Road construction, it takes me the long way all the time, not to mention it'll switch the address on me, all on its own, making me late for my jobs and causing me a lot of gas money and mileage. Googles monopoly is too big to fail, and so big that there's no way for me to communicate with them to tell them what their product is doing to me and my livelihood. Too many major glitches to post, but one of my favorites is when the navigation voice will incessantly keep asking you if you would like to take a alternate route to save three minutes, and no matter how many times you hit the no thanks button, the voice will immediately keep repeating itself over and over and over asking you over and over and over if you would like to save three minutes. That's not a choice, when it keeps repeating itself and asking to the point of making your driving experience extremely dangerous and distracting. If any of you computer scientists are listening, please at least fix this last glitch it should be a relatively simple fix
The Fall: Google Maps’ Descent into Chaos
by AnEmily7 on 2019/07/23 03:21
Google maps has always been quite reliable in the past, but over the last few weeks it has been terrible about sending us the best route to avoid traffic. I’m currently stuck in a traffic jam caused by 4 accidents. There was an easy route to avoid this jam completely, but the Google Maps App didn’t tell us there was a jam until we were already stuck in it, high on a bridge to switch freeways. This jam has clearly been building up for a considerable period before we got the the place where we could have avoided it, but the app gave us no advance warning. Then, when we were irrevocably stuck, it suddenly had information about all the accidents and the extent of the traffic blockage. This seems a pretty unacceptable lapse in providing critical information about routes and traffic flow. Additionally, while it often chooses a logical route, there are times that it sends us in literal circles, ever farther from what is clearly the most practical path to our destination. This too is a recent failing. I don’t know the cause of Google Maps’ recent lapse in quality, but I hope it is rectified soon so that I don’t have to find a new map service.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
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.
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
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!
Good data, okay routing
by lobster15526487 on 2021/05/22 19:22
The map data is really useful, and it even knows construction zones maybe half the time. However, it loves to route you down random neighborhood roads to ostensibly save <1 minute, only to pop you out at a two way stop sign and ask you to turn left on a highway. More than anything this app needs an option to PREFER major roads, and the AI needs to be taught that left turns are almost never preferable, especially when you don’t have a traffic light to help you. I also wish there were an easy way to report inaccuracies while en route, ideally for the passenger to be able to input “that direction can’t be followed”. We are often asked to turn left across divided highways or turn onto private roads or roads closed for construction. It would be nice to prevent the issue again for ourselves and others. The pipe dream is to be able to add vehicle size specs to avoid low bridges etc when carrying tall loads, trailers, or RVs. I doubt that day will come, however, when Google is still trying to tell me to turn down someone’s driveway to save 15 seconds.
It’s google trash
by jdhyndjjgr on 2020/04/10 03:10
Just like everything else with google things keep going downhill (especially the search engine). Maps gets worse with every update. Worst is it never keeps up with movements and distance despite any change to any settings that google recommends it stays about 10-15 seconds behind. I ride a motorcycle and there is no way with the gloves I have to touch the screen. It detects traffic and sends me down a different route that takes twice as long and I can’t cancel it. When planning trips where I know the route I want to take and I set it to that yet googles mighty reroute thinks it can’t shave a minute off by sending me down side streets. By thinking it can save that one minute I end up in rural side streets and distant loops that end up taking longer. Over maps is terrible. Lately I’ve had to memorize the route before hand and keep the app off while traveling, defeating the point of GPS maps. If they fixed the app so it kept up with movement and basic direction that would be a good start. Then add options like “never change pre-planned route” and and option to not take traffic into account as much for motorcycles that lane split. Just give people a few more settings
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.
Masterpiece
by Fuzzboy7 on 2020/04/25 15:53
Google 5.41 is a masterpiece. The display is gorgeous, the way you rate your trip at the end is fantastic, and it is still ole reliable when it comes to getting you where you want to go. Google is adding new places to its map services faster than ever and provides many ways to get there. The complaint list I have is small: Some old roads that are no longer available are still being routed through google maps. Occasionally the speed limits do not match either and it would be great to customize what displays you would like to have on at all times such as speed limit vs. your current speed. Also, rarely when you change direction after a stop, it does not pick this up quick enough and can be somewhat confusing for those bad with directions. All in all, Google maps has come a long way and I believe it is well on its way to becoming what we have all been waiting for and please: DO NOT CHANGE THE DISPLAY STYLE.
The best chiropractors in the business
by Mr.Greene2u on 2021/10/23 14:35
I want to start off by saying I was injured August of 2020 I began my journey in Atlanta, Georgia and now I live in mobile. I was worried about changing chiropractors I’m not really a doctor person if that makes sense. Well my first day I was really nervous but that shortly rescinded when the staff was so caring and authentic about helping me. Every step was explained to me. They listened to me when I explained what happened and what results I was looking for. I used to go once a week now I go twice and I can honestly say without Advance Spine Therapy my days would be spent in agony. You would think that it would take a lot of time in a doctors office! Not at all! Even if you walk in and the lobby is full 45 minutes tops you will be walking out of that office without pain and feeling so well placed. I highly recommend if you have any type of neck or back injury you visit Advanced Spine Therapy it is life changing. P.s. And they have coffee 🤭😍
Warranty Exchange - Incredible Customer Service Experience
by Andrea and Murray on 2020/03/15 20:51
Long story short. Went to Mattress Firm and spoke with Mike Paso about what we thought was a defective mattress (bought back in 2013). He explained the process. We followed the process, and within less than 3 weeks we had a letter from the company giving us full credit (from our initial purchase) to apply to a new mattress. We went back to see Mike and he was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the products in the showroom. After learning a lot and lying on several beds, Mike made our decision a well-informed one. He consulted with another colleague at the store (Catherine- and she was also incredibly helpful) and in no-time our purchase was processed with our mattress refund applied. Thank you Mike for your amazing customer service - especially in today’s world of “go do it yourself” service. You truly made our experience a great one. Thank you also to Mattress Firm for standing behind your products.
Better than Apple Maps...
by DanBx3 on 2021/01/24 19:57
This dummy showed Chili's as a first result when I was searching for Apple Bee's. Now that I selected the first result without realizing it was Chili's I'm out of the way of Apple Bee's. C'mon now. Though Apple's Maps might work more seamlessly with iPhone, Google Maps had listings that didn't even show on Apple's, and the reviews are more reasonalble. Whereas on Apple's Maps reviews (supposed to be based on Yelp) are rather low, as if no one can be satisfied and thereby giving inaccurate representation for quality of places. AND this one had the actual website for a place that happened to tell they wouldn't actually be getting together at that location on the particular day I was thinking about visiting, and that they would be elsewhere; whereas Apple Maps had the general website for the whole company instead of that specific location, which I wasn't sure was a thing. EDIT: Darn thing showing a Chick-Fil-A where there is none and being crappy about leading to a specific address.
New integration for small business Is perfect timing.
by tdoll1246 on 2022/01/25 05:37
The pack leader is at it again, and it will bring back some of the small businesses closed recently. The ease that it became to be de-listed and the customer no-service mentality that I received after 6 years building my SEO and thousands spent on click ads in multiple businesses did indeed make for a robust ROI, but when I moved my business and the algorithm red flagged me- taking my business offline immediately with only a firm letter sent to me-I have still been unable to talk to a human to keep my business open. I am grateful to google for feeding my family for years, but not being able to tell you what is wrong with a listing ( I changed to a service area business model and put my new address - thinking the address was for correspondence cost me dearly. Lastly, I tried to correct what I thought were the issues but after 2 tries they remove you permanently and ignore your correspondence.
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