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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
My visit with Ashley at Dr. Lapinski’s!!😁🙋‍♀️
by bummykicker on 2021/09/19 14:29
My visit to your office Dr. Lapinski for my annual visit with Ashley was an exceptional experience. Ashley was professional, kind, very gentle but thorough and educational. She made you feel comfortable and I sincerely hope to see her next year. She is a keeper!
Great Business
by davidL14 on 2021/09/19 14:07
I called and left a message about materials to be tested. Yelena called me back within the hour. She was very informative. I dropped off samples to her lab and told me that I will receive results in 24 hours. The following morning I received my results on the materials. Thank you very much. Dave Pearly
My “Evans send off group Party” on 9/14/21.
by Oursendoff on 2021/09/19 12:03
Your staff (Managers- Matt, Connie) (Servers- Jessica B.,Casey) did an exceptional job during the entire evening providing our group of nearly 30 of our closest friends. Everything that was promised us was over and above what we were promised for an amazing evening. Not once was a single member of your staff not cordial and pleasant to each of our guests. They worked only to provide us with the best time ever. We had a photographer present and you can view our video on my FB page. Thank you , thank you for a job WELL DONE!
So incredibly advanced in some aspects, yet so oddly behind in others….
by bdlundgren on 2021/09/19 08:30
Google is definitely a trailblazer in innovation among map apps. They have so many amazing navigational features these days. Most of the other map apps aren’t even comparable. For instance, Google Maps has live navigation now, where your directions are given with live images. Instead of just a very basic map with directions listed, you can see turn-by-turn visual images of the actual route. This totally helps out. I don’t know how many times I had detailed written directions, yet still was unsure if I was going the correct route. It would have been so helpful to actually SEE where I was going, like where to turn next. Another amazing navigational feature is the live updates to your route. If anything changes in real time, the map will adjust accordingly. If traffic changes or a road closes, your map will update automatically. The same happens if you make a different turn than the directions suggested. The map will update immediately with the next best route. Ok, so here is where they are just so oddly behind the rest….location sharing. For some reason, they can’t get it right whatsoever. I share my location with my boyfriend. About 99% of the time, they show our locations wrong. I don’t understand how it always places us within a few blocks of our home address. Find Friends app can easily show our location, almost down to a specific room within our home. So, why can’t Google figure it out? Also, it seems to only show the location we were in three or more hours ago. Do you want the current live location of that individual?? Dream on….usually I can see where he was three hours ago, but it can sometimes be as bad as showing me his location over 20 hours ago. I will press refresh and it should show me his recent or live location at this point, but it never shows me anything different. It is so confusing to me that Google can’t seem to grasp this fairly common feature within other apps. How is this so easy for other apps, yet Google is seemingly incapable of getting this right?
Ok Google where did you hide my negative reviews?
by toxic_reviewer_1 on 2021/09/19 00:56
If the corporates pay you a lot of money, then you help them cover up their crap. That’s a perfect example of not being evil.
Love Google Maps
by Nite nite! on 2021/09/18 20:10
Don’t know what we would do with Google Maps!!!
Need option to select ‘back roads’
by BMH292 on 2021/09/18 15:06
Love the app. Grew up with paper maps. How did we survive? Lol. 1. Would really like option to say ‘back roads only’ or ‘as many dirt roads as possible’. Or ‘side roads only’. Something to take the long way home and explore… I often set destination using the ‘avoid’ options and ignore google map advice other than general direction, because I WANT to take those dirt roads. 2. PLEASE quit telling me there is a faster route taking that highway and select ‘no’ to Not take it. Or give me option to say ‘quit telling me about faster routes’. Having to tell google ‘no ‘ multiple times is a hassle
The best
by Le'Naiza on 2021/09/18 06:45
The workers are the kindest most patient people yet! I will be back!
Update now REQUIRES access to personal information
by Lilikoi Juice on 2021/09/18 05:22
After this latest app the map will not work without access to personal information. I had location services to allow only when using the app, but now It says I need to turn on notification and allow it my location at all times! Why? It seems excessive. I don’t want Google stealing my data when I’m not using the app. Such a disappointment, and now I have to find something else for navigation.
It works,
by lohchief on 2021/09/18 03:59
It takes you where you wanna go, and brings you back home again. What more can you ask for? I like the program.
GPS map is messed up
by MichelleMcKinnon080518 on 2021/09/17 23:36
This app needs another refresh, the calibration is off, the map is horizontal instead of vertical. It makes using this app difficult because I can’t see if I’m turning right or left.
Handicap parking
by unhappy disabled person on 2021/09/17 22:53
Park in back. Front door is not usable
Love this app so much
by tnblack34 on 2021/09/17 20:09
This app is so good love it so so so so much thanks google
Cristobol Concrete
by Fusion Sue on 2021/09/17 19:14
Rolando did a great job laying my side yard concrete. Kept me informed every step of the way so I knew what to expect. Don’t hesitate to hire him for your project.
needs more work
by 1001011011001011 on 2021/09/17 17:55
not the best app for direction
3D Touch Feauture
by Neno Videnovic 12112122 on 2021/09/17 16:12
I miss the old 3D Touch feature where you could long press on the app icon and you’d have the option to navigate to Home and Work.
Terrible guidance
by ARealDriver on 2021/09/17 15:38
This gps caused multiple wrong turns and major delays. With all the resources in the world, you some how have the worst app
Great
by artaslife on 2021/09/17 15:18
Could not live with out it!
Sigh, back to Apple Maps
by top cat tct on 2021/09/17 14:16
Got an iwatch. Google maps does not communicate with it. Oh well
Edgewood
by drden304 on 2021/09/17 13:55
Good food. Good service
Would love if it’d work
by MistressLluvia on 2021/09/17 09:23
Doesn’t matter where I’m going, as soon as I leave my home Google maps goes offline and refuses to actually navigate me anywhere. Data is not a concern nor are updates needed. I’m just going to uninstall and use WAZE or Apple Maps.. I need a functioning app.
Why does it change color when searching?
by Jhbemmer on 2021/09/17 02:18
What’s with the odd colors when you search for food? It defaults to a color and you have no clue where you are on the map. It’s the worst thing about Google maps, it’s impossible to get the standard default map view colors once you stop searching for hotels or food. You have to kill the app and start it up again. Seems to be a bug in the app.
-Palestine
by AISHA997 on 2021/09/17 01:10
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I’m done with google
by Thefirelion on 2021/09/16 20:57
Each update it seems like there are more and more settings to get into your personal info and data. And now you have to allow certain GPS stuff to be collected to even use navigation. I’m done with them. There are plenty of other apps that work fine that aren’t so intrusive.
Senior Citizen’s Care Attendant
by PS100Teacher on 2021/09/16 16:31
At 65 years of age, I tend to fear unfamiliar locations. My medical appointments can be in anywhere in NYC. This app is my special friend, that helps me to find places in advance and navigates me to each place. It even saves where I parked my car.😂 I named this app my ‘Car Attendant’. I love that it shows the lanes that I should be driving in and it helps me to be into the correct lane to turn. Basically, I don’t feel loss. It helps me to calm my driving nerves.
Excelente
by Ntm cierto on 2021/09/16 16:15
👍
The worst ever
by Fatina Al Arda on 2021/09/16 12:27
They made me wait for 2 hours , and then they said they can’t deliver after accepting my order . They made me wait 2 full hours … they are in the food business and through downtime understand that when people order they are usually starving and they want to eat .. I will never deal with them ever again
Get the information from Google !
by cjc3035 on 2021/09/16 02:48
I can always count on “google” I always find the words and meanings that I look up. Thank Google! Cjc3035
Garbage
by googleishotgarbage on 2021/09/16 02:13
Absolute garbage. I thought apple maps was bad this one dont even do simple things like tell me my proper exits.
Using traffic data
by Backroads4me10000 on 2021/09/16 01:45
I like many of the map features that I use to pinpoint where I am and where I need to get. I just wish I could find a way to zoom in on the name of a road or side street, but the font just re- shrinks back to the small size I had before I zoomed in.
Great
by Javier312 on 2021/09/16 00:00
Great app
Review
by bobpoiutre23568@ on 2021/09/15 19:16
Can’t get sound to work
Needs update
by K20Sal on 2021/09/15 19:13
Does not work with new apple 14.8 update! Freezes and shuts down every time I hit start route
The info panel is now a permanent feature
by AnandSax on 2021/09/15 19:07
Used to be able to pull this down out of view to have the map on the full screen. Now it occupies the lower third of screen.
Gogo rates
by Gogo rates on 2021/09/15 18:28
The Ravioli was superb! I had it with butter and sage—magnificent! Authentic Roman food, lovely atmosphere. Outstanding service—family owned—warm and inviting. Highly recommend!
It got worse
by gradybrandt on 2021/09/15 17:35
The app used to help find the quickest/easiest route to your destination but it recently has given me one much longer than necessary. For example earlier today it took me on a 15 minute route to a place I later found out was a 5 minute drive from my house.
Inconsistent version
by plnoknihv on 2021/09/15 17:30
Having recently used Google maps quite a bit in traveling, I find it’s directions very inconsistent. Not always the easiest path. Also will change directions in the middle of a trip quickly without warning. That’s simply terrible. So sadly I feel I have to move away from Google maps because of these issues. Google here’s my advice: KISS
Not Accurate
by Readyreg on 2021/09/15 16:14
This app is not accurate on some areas of the country
New update only beeps when it's time to turn
by Azfromch on 2021/09/15 15:52
On an iPhone SE with iOS 13.3. I can't turn the directions back on no matter how I toggle the settings
Maps change from selected route
by noyb21 on 2021/09/15 14:36
We use Google maps in our SUV and in a Class A RV and Google Maos has the same problem. We set in directions select the route we want to take usually Interstates and US Highways it may not be the shortest but that is WHAT WE WANT. But goggle maps changing the route no prompts just changes it. GOggle how do we ensure that the route we pick stays on the screen and not what some algorithm chooses for us. Until this changes We will consistently everyday give a one star rating. We should not be held hostage to goggle and u choose for us.
#1 Nav app for a reason
by common_tater on 2021/09/15 14:16
I’m a long time user of this app. I’ve used it on numerous multi-day cross country road trips, frequent day trips, and several times just to find cross-town, local establishments that I might be visiting for the first time. I’ve used it to choose destinations, plan routes, and for guidance while enroute. I’ve found it to be easy to use, accurate and quick. I’ve also found the contributions of their ‘local guides’ to be an invaluable resource. The ability to connect with my vehicles console via Apple CarPlay is also very much appreciated when using the app while enroute.
No show reviews
by Joggboy on 2021/09/15 10:58
Writing a review is now a puzzle game. What use to be a simple task is now complicated. My reviews are not showing on any business.
PoppinsOTR
by PoppinsOTR on 2021/09/15 04:11
Definitely need an Interstate Truck Drivers App because there are roads and bridges that 18 Wheelers just are not allowed on. Low Clearance, Etc.
Lacking
by Mamoru518 on 2021/09/15 03:19
I miss the current speed Waze has.
Amazing FROYO CAKES!!
by Cechemendia on 2021/09/15 00:54
I’ve had three personalized cakes for my son's monthly birthdays! I must say this is the best cake I’ve ever had!! They customize every order to your tasting with all the amazing toppings they have! Including a layer of brownie your flavor of choice! Did I mention the wide selection of cartoon characters/themes they have to choose from?! Highly recommend ordering your next cake from them! :)
Thanks
by Dr. Jaffe on 2021/09/14 23:00
Excellent and Compassionate Service I will tell my friends to do business here
The Age of Google is Definitively Over
by Faux_Anonymity on 2021/09/14 22:20
One of the least useful companies in the world gets worse every day. Useless directions. What a joke.
CANT FIND A SINGLE BUS STOP
by helloimlixin on 2021/09/14 20:46
This app keeps me walking around a place for 40 minutes to find a bus stop, had to give up and call a Uber and spend 30 dollars more.
When i type trader joes i dont mean wholefoods
by ~B~Mo~ on 2021/09/14 20:39
Google always had wholefoods or whatever else as an ad but now it shows up as the first option too. I just want to go where i want to do, not to whoever is paying google
بسیار عالی
by dr.shima_mashayekhi on 2021/09/14 18:42
مرکز مشاوره توحید بزرگترین کلینیک خدمات روانشناختی با چندین شعبه در اصفهان است که متخصصین عزیز در همه ی زمینه ها هر روز هفته در دسترس و پاسخگوی مراجعین عزیز هستند اینکه تیم روانشناس و مشاور با روانپزشکهای عزیز در ارتباط گروهی و مستقیمی هستن از نقاط منحصر بفرد این مرکز است.
Very useful
by scholarlychocolatebar on 2021/09/14 18:01
I am an iPhone user without data. (I know, behind the times I guess) With this being said, I can’t utilize the basic Apple Maps for directions, as it doesn’t work without data or wifi. I tried to figure out if there was a way to download maps offline, and google maps gave me the wonderful opportunity to do that. It’s very useful, still works just as well when downloaded. (It just doesn’t update on traffic conditions which I can cope with) I love this feature, and think it’s very nice that it has been offered to users.
Map’s
by Barsheem1 on 2021/09/14 17:41
Without It, I would be LOST!!!! It’s been such a Helpful, Guide to proper directions… I’m glad that I have It!!!!! Satisfied
Dog water
by iwannatalktoyourmanager on 2021/09/14 17:04
No life
Mobile App- PITD
by Reviewer3859 on 2021/09/14 16:39
I use maps a lot. The mobile app is a pain in the Dyck. GUI latency, excessive navigation (clicks), mediocre ease of use, lack of convenience. The “GPS” navigation mode is only OK, not great. A dedicated GPS unit is better. The maps website is x10 more usable than the app. Good for very basic things like looking up a “good” address. If Google is gonna use us for our data, at least make that interface useful enough.
Concerned
by zizya07 on 2021/09/14 15:19
Recently started having issues with the navigation loosing the point of destination, at one point it rerouted me to the starting point 2/3 of the way to my destination
Used To Be Best But Now Worst
by Brezzie Friend on 2021/09/14 11:58
This used to be the best App but now it gives faulty directions. I put it up against Apple Maps on another phone and Apple brought new right to my destination, this one had me taking wrong roads then making me turn around. They really need to straighten this out as it could be dangerous leading you to who knows where. Google really disappointed in this. Please fix this. Thank you.
Would be LOST without it
by R Joi on 2021/09/14 08:26
I used Maps three days and can not sing it’s praises enough. I love the turn by turn and did not get lost once. I was informed far in advance to exit or turn or change lanes.
Scans Clipboard
by wraithequestrain on 2021/09/14 08:24
Every time you tap the search field, it scans your clipboard for juicy info it can track and sell to advertisers. This is in addition to all the dark patterns and sneaky scummy things they do to track and harvest as much information as possible so they can rent and sell, in search of advertisement money. Shameful immoral company, developers and app.
Good
by Stephen Bae on 2021/09/14 07:32
Google good. Not as good on Apple products.
Truck driver
by home page. on 2021/09/14 04:00
this application is not safe do not follow the directions is posted by a hacker to steal your information
No data even though I have service
by bbbalke12 on 2021/09/14 01:33
App will constantly say no data or load very slow take forever to route and show traffic. Other apps on my phone will load quickly and completely, usually I just close and reopen until for some reason it wants to work.
Safe APP
by darealofficialjae on 2021/09/14 01:25
Great app to helps you ensure Real Location. Won’t ever get lost with this APP.
Great experience
by az ash on 2021/09/13 22:11
Moustafa was amazing and took time with my husband and I several years ago. We were so happy with the experience when it was time for a new mattress for my mother I brought her here back to mattress warehouse and I was lucky enough to have Moustafa again! He was patient and extremely helpful to my mother. Can not recommend enough.
Excelente
by El silente on 2021/09/13 21:46
La aplicación esta excelente, muy moderna y bien práctica, es de fácil uso. Y la señalización en todo el trayecto de la ruta para indicarte lo que debes hacer es bien clara y muy específicas o se de fácil entendimiento e interpretación 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉
Air
by 1010Tmb on 2021/09/13 19:55
My husband and I stopped today. As we pulled up two men were setting at a table. My husband walked up and asked if he could purchase air because our tire was low. He was told that they sold tires not air. My husband laughed because he thought he was joking. He wasn’t. What has this world come to?
Professional Great Experience
by laythaadon on 2021/09/13 18:55
Jason Henderson answered all my important questions and was very professional. I needed a quick wash and vacuum before my date, he even suggested a great restaurant, I’ve never experienced world class customer service until I met Jason Henderson
Outdoor Complete House Painting
by RJF/G on 2021/09/13 17:19
Ignar and Tino did a fantastic job. Pleasant, respectful and cleaned up each day. They went beyond a normal job and saw areas to be corrected and corrected them. They were happy working and it was hot!! I feel blessed to have had them do my job. I would have them, again, if possible. Thank you, Nick!
High data usage
by Apple Dev21 on 2021/09/13 16:06
Drove 2 hrs cost 80 MB data
Can’t find my home
by Christina81! on 2021/09/13 15:33
I am still so annoyed by Google because they will not list my home on their maps. E. Railroad St. in Gettysburg is both a virtual and dynamic street. I live on the old part of East Railroad where the remainder of the street was destroyed.I tried to get a hold of Google to please list my house even though it’s clearly evident on their maps, and I get no response
Very Informative
by or RGV jjf on 2021/09/13 15:10
PA Ruben, took time to go over each term, treatment, symptoms and answered all of our questions methodically. It was a great experience!
Please Make a trucker version.
by helal tariq on 2021/09/13 11:00
Truckers already use the app because of the detail. A Trucker version would help with the low bridges and roads with weight limits. Still a good map regardless .
Zip Codes
by Kellyimporta on 2021/09/13 04:30
Yeah there’s not the whole complete address when I need it I need you guys to start putting the zip codes too on the addresses please🤬😡
Great App
by Hoebey62 on 2021/09/12 23:42
I travel all over the country and get a lot of use out of this app. I would love to see the app adjust arrival time when your destination is in another time zone. It changes when you pass into the new time zone, but it would be nice if it would give the correct arrival time.
Great sales.
by quick550 on 2021/09/12 21:35
This place is Amazing!!!!
Love google
by Bobby Bimm on 2021/09/12 19:23
Thank you guys for all your work
Clunky
by Burt Reynoldz on 2021/09/12 18:46
Where is the “nearby” button? Useless without that as Waze is a better navigator.
Geico
by Baudel Ramirez on 2021/09/12 15:22
Muy buen servicio la persona que me atendió se llama Channel
Had to delete it
by Roney A. on 2021/09/12 14:35
So I had gotten pretty used to google maps waiting to tell me to turn until I was 20 feet past my intersection. Yesterday was the final straw, though. I was doing a cross country road trip and Google said I could save time by updating my route. I accepted that only to discover it had actually added an hour and about 100 miles to my trip. Deleted it as soon as I got home.
Crap update
by pterodactyl1983 on 2021/09/12 09:07
I love google maps but with the last update it makes me choose a starting point every time
Forcing people to use google maps.
by Peanut9191890 on 2021/09/12 07:55
One star to all your Products for trying to force us apple users to use Google maps.
Not listening
by mattakazeek on 2021/09/12 07:22
I have reviewed the hours of an establishment several times and Google will not adjust the hours. This has cause me heartache several times. I do not understand why they will not adjust the hours based on my several reviews. This business adjusted their hours, I assume due to Covid, and Google does not believe my reviews. Please tell me how you have reviewed this with the business and determined my multiple suggestions were false.
Discrimination !!!!
by Luna Dario on 2021/09/12 03:29
Hi, they didn’t let me enter because I didn’t prove my covid vaccination! At this point I’m not sure if they didn’t want me there because of my vaccination status or my national heritage! Anyway it was a terrible experience! AVOID THIS RACIST BUSINESS !!!!!
Another Update Fail
by CutlassChic500cid on 2021/09/12 02:19
I'm traveling across country and this app Was great. Now I get stuck with a white screen if there's little cell service EVEN THOUGH I have Downloaded that area for offline use. If that's not bad enough, to get it to work correctly again I need to Hard Reset my phone. It gets pretty annoying to do this every 20 minutes
Offline maps are great
by Daveunhappycustomer on 2021/09/11 23:27
Google maps was my best friend while driving in Jordan for the first time, very convenient and didn’t have to use my data, I downloaded the maps using Wifi.
Love this place
by Norma L Lopez 74 on 2021/09/11 22:28
Thank you so much for making my granddaughters feel so special 😍😍 specially my granddaughter that she’s on a wheelchair!! I will visit again
Awesome wedding experience and weekend
by clark wedding on 2021/09/11 20:57
The wedding weekend for Amy and Ryan Clark was magical! Jose and Marisa did everything possible to help and provide the ultimate wedding weekend. The rooms were perfect and charming. The grounds were beautiful as was the grooms lounge and wedding reception room. The food by Rutabagas was outstanding especially the prime rib!! Thank you all for making the wedding such a memorable experience for us all. ❤️Donna C
WAY WAY WAY BETTER THAN APPLE MAPS
by gus788888 on 2021/09/11 19:08
The design and features on Google maps are unmatched.
Waiter
by guesttttttt! on 2021/09/11 18:36
His name is Quincy and he is the best waiter around he works at the juicy crab and I would highly recommend him he is friendly courteous and very professional young man; I was given great service with a big smile !!!
Life Storage in Lindenhurst !!
by Amy&Gregg on 2021/09/11 17:02
Best storage & customer service around!! Safe, secure & excellently managed!! Thanks Gigi & Team!!
Fastest Route > Fuel Efficiency
by Racheyrach36 on 2021/09/11 15:46
Nobody uses Google maps for the most fuel efficient route, they want the fastest route. Ever since the update, it chooses routes sometimes 30min longer than the fastest one because somehow that’s more fuel efficient?!? And then it changes the route CONSTANTLY while driving to try and revert you back to the fuel efficient route. You have to physically change it back to the route you want WHILE DRIVING. Talk about safety issue. Change. It. Back.
Google maps
by @padeebe on 2021/09/11 14:12
I’d be lost without you baby <3
International map
by Highly frequent user on 2021/09/11 13:04
I’ve used Google maps in 6 different countries….amazing, almost precise every time and improving constantly.
Wrong address and won’t correct
by VB_TW on 2021/09/11 09:27
They have the wrong address for my business and won’t correct
Very helpful
by tstecker on 2021/09/11 07:54
This app helps me with geography and science. It also helps a lot when I draw art and paint pictures.
Maps comments:
by Artie 0300 on 2021/09/11 07:19
I use google maps all the time. I’m a truck driver. I’m happy the app overall. Just need to be careful not to go on small roads. Maybe one day google will add a truck option. I would pay ten bucks a month for that option.
Garbage
by NobodyisworsethanAT&T on 2021/09/11 06:24
Can’t sign out of Google Maps while signed in to YouTube.
Excepcional
by yayo bueno on 2021/09/11 02:51
Los mejores tacos que eh probado en el área!!Excelente servicio!! Muy recomendable!! 👌✅
Fast
by Poke123player456 on 2021/09/11 02:46
I love how fast it pulls up locations you search for
iPad Dark Mode
by 2Say on 2021/09/11 02:31
Please give us dark mode for iPad.
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.
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
Update on my review
by utahhottie on 2021/08/14 17:45
There’s one Major Issue that’s been a constant CONCERN with Google Maps! The Blue Symbol that marks address locations is inaccurate. It shows the facility where I live, under construction however when you hover over the building it shows, Welcome Home Assisted Living. Instead of constantly doing bug fix updates that a lot of the times messes up users app! (More than Not) Why aren’t you instead doing business Updates? When I was able to move back to American Fork, Utah after being gone from Nov 2017, to Nov 2019, there where a lot of new businesses since I was gone including the place where I live. The facility where I reside, has been completed for at least 2 years now, and yet Google Maps still shows it Under Construction. This tells me that the people in charge of making the App Updates hasn’t done any updates on the new and current Businesses! WHY?This is a MAJOR PROBLEM!!! Come on Google, Step it up and get your app up to date! People rely on this application to get them from point A to point B, but when you have address marked on the wrong location, even on a different street, it makes it extremely difficult to find the correct location! To me, I wish there was another Map Application that was better than Google Maps. I’m pretty sure that this review won’t be approved to be in the reviews, however I still wanted to write this in the hopes that it might be posted 🤞🏼🤞🏼We Shall See.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
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.
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.
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.
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Maps counties to have offline issues
by sporacer on 2020/10/21 00:42
For the last few months even after reinstalling the app resetting my device network settings ect it still continues to think I’m offline and changes the end address to a “general area”. I deliver for Grubhub and when this happens maps will take me to completely wrong locations even after a few minutes when it decides to come back online airplane mode off and on will sometimes correct the issue but I still have to restart directions repeatedly and recently road work and construction has caused maps to try and send me completely out of the way of my destination by miles not blocks. I still prefer Google over Apple Maps or Wayze but if this issue continues i will just uninstall the app like I did 4 years ago when google maps was having similar issues with addresses and off/online maps and traffic. *would be awesome if like in Apple Maps google indicated stop signs and traffic lights. Also a lot of speed limit data is incorrect the other day the last sign I had seen while traveling down a road was 35 but google showed 50mph
DO NOT update your Google Maps app until they fix insane and dangerous bugs.
by what be all this noise on 2020/09/14 04:02
The last couple weeks, it has been: verbally telling me to turn left while visually displaying a right turn, and vice-versa; unable to renavigate/redirect until 2+ minutes into your new routes, thus sending you in circles, wrong directions, off incorrect exits; routing me 2-10+ miles off the route it said 1 minute ago, and subsequently adding 10min-1hr to my drive time (I took what should have been a 3-hour road trip three days ago, and by constantly changing my directions, instructions, etc it ultimately added well over 1hr to my travel time); telling me to make impossible or illegal U-Turns as well as multiple u-turns multiple times back and forth; telling me there will be stand-still traffic where there is none, and vice-versa; sending me on to roads one street before or after the correct road, including telling me to turn into a cemetery 3 times in a row when I was trying to get to an auto parts store with a completely different address than the cemetery; no longer functioning or connecting in areas where for years, up until a couple weeks ago, it had no trouble connecting; and worst of all, directing me to go into oncoming traffic.
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.....
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Need to disable auto-rerouting
by sarcasm central on 2019/02/05 20:22
I’ve been using Google Maps for a long time and overall I’m satisfied with it. However, there are two things that I’d like to see implemented: 1) Allow the user to select alternate routes when in offline mode. When in online mode, I can select a route I’m most comfortable with and not being able to do this in offline mode is annoying. I don’t want to be limited to the “fastest” route. 2) Allow the user to disable the auto-rerouting option without having to use the app in offline mode. There are many times when I’m not interested in saving 5 minutes by taking an unfamiliar route, but I still want to see current traffic and ETA. Having to fight with the app and manually hit “decline” to a route change is annoying and distracting. There is no reason why the app should need physical interaction from a user while they are focused on driving. Maybe allow the user to switch the default action to “decline” instead of “accept,” and add the ability to choose via voice control?
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
GLITCHES!!!!!
by ehfyoutube on 2020/06/26 08:50
My whole job is driving around the north eastern sector of the United States and Canada. Google maps tries to drive me around in giant circles when there is any Road construction, it takes me the long way all the time, not to mention it'll switch the address on me, all on its own, making me late for my jobs and causing me a lot of gas money and mileage. Googles monopoly is too big to fail, and so big that there's no way for me to communicate with them to tell them what their product is doing to me and my livelihood. Too many major glitches to post, but one of my favorites is when the navigation voice will incessantly keep asking you if you would like to take a alternate route to save three minutes, and no matter how many times you hit the no thanks button, the voice will immediately keep repeating itself over and over and over asking you over and over and over if you would like to save three minutes. That's not a choice, when it keeps repeating itself and asking to the point of making your driving experience extremely dangerous and distracting. If any of you computer scientists are listening, please at least fix this last glitch it should be a relatively simple fix
My review
by Little Blind Girl on 2019/05/29 03:10
I like this app. I don't drive, so if you do, can't help ya. But, I can tell you the app is wonderful at finding stuff in the area. 5 out of 5. Problems: I am a blind user and your app is almost perfect. One problem is on the For You tab, which I would love to use, but it wants me to select an area I care about on a map, which I can't do by any means. The second problem, most likely having nothing to do with me being blind, is when I have to press back to my location in order for it to measure distance correctly. Suggestions: I have two suggestions that would help me and possibly some others. The first one is for it to tell you the bus stop numbers. The second one is a notification you could turn on to tell you that your stop on the bus is getting close. This would be useful because not all the buses have the speaker system and even if I ask the driver to tell me a little heads up would be nice. Over all, this app is very wonderful.
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
It’s 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
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
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.
Google you need to read this.
by Kariidee on 2019/01/19 08:22
I’ve been using google maps since forever! I cannot give them a bad review. Yeah, there may be and continue to be little details that many people may want to change and so forth but I consider it to be a great gps. Anyways I’m contacting google through the App Store to let you guys know that while I’ve been using google maps for work to complete my deliveries. I’ve noticed that the many places I go to make these deliveries the gps points me out to the incorrect locations most of the time. I usually have to go and find the addresses blindly until I can locate my customers location. I am not sure if you’ve sent out a driver to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida to update the street views and new developments. But there are many new buildings and older buildings standing today that google maps hasn’t updated on. Hopefully, google maps can update this soon enough. A lot of changes are occurring in this side of town.
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.
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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
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by bummykicker on 2021/09/19 14:29
My visit to your office Dr. Lapinski for my annual visit with Ashley was an exceptional experience. Ashley was professional, kind, very gentle but thorough and educational. She made you feel comfortable and I sincerely hope to see her next year. She is a keeper!
Great Business
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So incredibly advanced in some aspects, yet so oddly behind in others….
by bdlundgren on 2021/09/19 08:30
Google is definitely a trailblazer in innovation among map apps. They have so many amazing navigational features these days. Most of the other map apps aren’t even comparable. For instance, Google Maps has live navigation now, where your directions are given with live images. Instead of just a very basic map with directions listed, you can see turn-by-turn visual images of the actual route. This totally helps out. I don’t know how many times I had detailed written directions, yet still was unsure if I was going the correct route. It would have been so helpful to actually SEE where I was going, like where to turn next. Another amazing navigational feature is the live updates to your route. If anything changes in real time, the map will adjust accordingly. If traffic changes or a road closes, your map will update automatically. The same happens if you make a different turn than the directions suggested. The map will update immediately with the next best route. Ok, so here is where they are just so oddly behind the rest….location sharing. For some reason, they can’t get it right whatsoever. I share my location with my boyfriend. About 99% of the time, they show our locations wrong. I don’t understand how it always places us within a few blocks of our home address. Find Friends app can easily show our location, almost down to a specific room within our home. So, why can’t Google figure it out? Also, it seems to only show the location we were in three or more hours ago. Do you want the current live location of that individual?? Dream on….usually I can see where he was three hours ago, but it can sometimes be as bad as showing me his location over 20 hours ago. I will press refresh and it should show me his recent or live location at this point, but it never shows me anything different. It is so confusing to me that Google can’t seem to grasp this fairly common feature within other apps. How is this so easy for other apps, yet Google is seemingly incapable of getting this right?
Ok Google where did you hide my negative reviews?
by toxic_reviewer_1 on 2021/09/19 00:56
If the corporates pay you a lot of money, then you help them cover up their crap. That’s a perfect example of not being evil.
Love Google Maps
by Nite nite! on 2021/09/18 20:10
Don’t know what we would do with Google Maps!!!
Need option to select ‘back roads’
by BMH292 on 2021/09/18 15:06
Love the app. Grew up with paper maps. How did we survive? Lol. 1. Would really like option to say ‘back roads only’ or ‘as many dirt roads as possible’. Or ‘side roads only’. Something to take the long way home and explore… I often set destination using the ‘avoid’ options and ignore google map advice other than general direction, because I WANT to take those dirt roads. 2. PLEASE quit telling me there is a faster route taking that highway and select ‘no’ to Not take it. Or give me option to say ‘quit telling me about faster routes’. Having to tell google ‘no ‘ multiple times is a hassle
The best
by Le'Naiza on 2021/09/18 06:45
The workers are the kindest most patient people yet! I will be back!
Update now REQUIRES access to personal information
by Lilikoi Juice on 2021/09/18 05:22
After this latest app the map will not work without access to personal information. I had location services to allow only when using the app, but now It says I need to turn on notification and allow it my location at all times! Why? It seems excessive. I don’t want Google stealing my data when I’m not using the app. Such a disappointment, and now I have to find something else for navigation.
It works,
by lohchief on 2021/09/18 03:59
It takes you where you wanna go, and brings you back home again. What more can you ask for? I like the program.
GPS map is messed up
by MichelleMcKinnon080518 on 2021/09/17 23:36
This app needs another refresh, the calibration is off, the map is horizontal instead of vertical. It makes using this app difficult because I can’t see if I’m turning right or left.
Handicap parking
by unhappy disabled person on 2021/09/17 22:53
Park in back. Front door is not usable
Love this app so much
by tnblack34 on 2021/09/17 20:09
This app is so good love it so so so so much thanks google
Cristobol Concrete
by Fusion Sue on 2021/09/17 19:14
Rolando did a great job laying my side yard concrete. Kept me informed every step of the way so I knew what to expect. Don’t hesitate to hire him for your project.
needs more work
by 1001011011001011 on 2021/09/17 17:55
not the best app for direction
3D Touch Feauture
by Neno Videnovic 12112122 on 2021/09/17 16:12
I miss the old 3D Touch feature where you could long press on the app icon and you’d have the option to navigate to Home and Work.
Terrible guidance
by ARealDriver on 2021/09/17 15:38
This gps caused multiple wrong turns and major delays. With all the resources in the world, you some how have the worst app
Great
by artaslife on 2021/09/17 15:18
Could not live with out it!
Sigh, back to Apple Maps
by top cat tct on 2021/09/17 14:16
Got an iwatch. Google maps does not communicate with it. Oh well
Edgewood
by drden304 on 2021/09/17 13:55
Good food. Good service
Would love if it’d work
by MistressLluvia on 2021/09/17 09:23
Doesn’t matter where I’m going, as soon as I leave my home Google maps goes offline and refuses to actually navigate me anywhere. Data is not a concern nor are updates needed. I’m just going to uninstall and use WAZE or Apple Maps.. I need a functioning app.
Why does it change color when searching?
by Jhbemmer on 2021/09/17 02:18
What’s with the odd colors when you search for food? It defaults to a color and you have no clue where you are on the map. It’s the worst thing about Google maps, it’s impossible to get the standard default map view colors once you stop searching for hotels or food. You have to kill the app and start it up again. Seems to be a bug in the app.
-Palestine
by AISHA997 on 2021/09/17 01:10
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I’m done with google
by Thefirelion on 2021/09/16 20:57
Each update it seems like there are more and more settings to get into your personal info and data. And now you have to allow certain GPS stuff to be collected to even use navigation. I’m done with them. There are plenty of other apps that work fine that aren’t so intrusive.
Senior Citizen’s Care Attendant
by PS100Teacher on 2021/09/16 16:31
At 65 years of age, I tend to fear unfamiliar locations. My medical appointments can be in anywhere in NYC. This app is my special friend, that helps me to find places in advance and navigates me to each place. It even saves where I parked my car.😂 I named this app my ‘Car Attendant’. I love that it shows the lanes that I should be driving in and it helps me to be into the correct lane to turn. Basically, I don’t feel loss. It helps me to calm my driving nerves.
Excelente
by Ntm cierto on 2021/09/16 16:15
👍
The worst ever
by Fatina Al Arda on 2021/09/16 12:27
They made me wait for 2 hours , and then they said they can’t deliver after accepting my order . They made me wait 2 full hours … they are in the food business and through downtime understand that when people order they are usually starving and they want to eat .. I will never deal with them ever again
Get the information from Google !
by cjc3035 on 2021/09/16 02:48
I can always count on “google” I always find the words and meanings that I look up. Thank Google! Cjc3035
Garbage
by googleishotgarbage on 2021/09/16 02:13
Absolute garbage. I thought apple maps was bad this one dont even do simple things like tell me my proper exits.
Using traffic data
by Backroads4me10000 on 2021/09/16 01:45
I like many of the map features that I use to pinpoint where I am and where I need to get. I just wish I could find a way to zoom in on the name of a road or side street, but the font just re- shrinks back to the small size I had before I zoomed in.
Great
by Javier312 on 2021/09/16 00:00
Great app
Review
by bobpoiutre23568@ on 2021/09/15 19:16
Can’t get sound to work
Needs update
by K20Sal on 2021/09/15 19:13
Does not work with new apple 14.8 update! Freezes and shuts down every time I hit start route
The info panel is now a permanent feature
by AnandSax on 2021/09/15 19:07
Used to be able to pull this down out of view to have the map on the full screen. Now it occupies the lower third of screen.
Gogo rates
by Gogo rates on 2021/09/15 18:28
The Ravioli was superb! I had it with butter and sage—magnificent! Authentic Roman food, lovely atmosphere. Outstanding service—family owned—warm and inviting. Highly recommend!
It got worse
by gradybrandt on 2021/09/15 17:35
The app used to help find the quickest/easiest route to your destination but it recently has given me one much longer than necessary. For example earlier today it took me on a 15 minute route to a place I later found out was a 5 minute drive from my house.
Inconsistent version
by plnoknihv on 2021/09/15 17:30
Having recently used Google maps quite a bit in traveling, I find it’s directions very inconsistent. Not always the easiest path. Also will change directions in the middle of a trip quickly without warning. That’s simply terrible. So sadly I feel I have to move away from Google maps because of these issues. Google here’s my advice: KISS
Not Accurate
by Readyreg on 2021/09/15 16:14
This app is not accurate on some areas of the country
New update only beeps when it's time to turn
by Azfromch on 2021/09/15 15:52
On an iPhone SE with iOS 13.3. I can't turn the directions back on no matter how I toggle the settings
Maps change from selected route
by noyb21 on 2021/09/15 14:36
We use Google maps in our SUV and in a Class A RV and Google Maos has the same problem. We set in directions select the route we want to take usually Interstates and US Highways it may not be the shortest but that is WHAT WE WANT. But goggle maps changing the route no prompts just changes it. GOggle how do we ensure that the route we pick stays on the screen and not what some algorithm chooses for us. Until this changes We will consistently everyday give a one star rating. We should not be held hostage to goggle and u choose for us.
#1 Nav app for a reason
by common_tater on 2021/09/15 14:16
I’m a long time user of this app. I’ve used it on numerous multi-day cross country road trips, frequent day trips, and several times just to find cross-town, local establishments that I might be visiting for the first time. I’ve used it to choose destinations, plan routes, and for guidance while enroute. I’ve found it to be easy to use, accurate and quick. I’ve also found the contributions of their ‘local guides’ to be an invaluable resource. The ability to connect with my vehicles console via Apple CarPlay is also very much appreciated when using the app while enroute.
No show reviews
by Joggboy on 2021/09/15 10:58
Writing a review is now a puzzle game. What use to be a simple task is now complicated. My reviews are not showing on any business.
PoppinsOTR
by PoppinsOTR on 2021/09/15 04:11
Definitely need an Interstate Truck Drivers App because there are roads and bridges that 18 Wheelers just are not allowed on. Low Clearance, Etc.
Lacking
by Mamoru518 on 2021/09/15 03:19
I miss the current speed Waze has.
Amazing FROYO CAKES!!
by Cechemendia on 2021/09/15 00:54
I’ve had three personalized cakes for my son's monthly birthdays! I must say this is the best cake I’ve ever had!! They customize every order to your tasting with all the amazing toppings they have! Including a layer of brownie your flavor of choice! Did I mention the wide selection of cartoon characters/themes they have to choose from?! Highly recommend ordering your next cake from them! :)
Thanks
by Dr. Jaffe on 2021/09/14 23:00
Excellent and Compassionate Service I will tell my friends to do business here
The Age of Google is Definitively Over
by Faux_Anonymity on 2021/09/14 22:20
One of the least useful companies in the world gets worse every day. Useless directions. What a joke.
CANT FIND A SINGLE BUS STOP
by helloimlixin on 2021/09/14 20:46
This app keeps me walking around a place for 40 minutes to find a bus stop, had to give up and call a Uber and spend 30 dollars more.
When i type trader joes i dont mean wholefoods
by ~B~Mo~ on 2021/09/14 20:39
Google always had wholefoods or whatever else as an ad but now it shows up as the first option too. I just want to go where i want to do, not to whoever is paying google
بسیار عالی
by dr.shima_mashayekhi on 2021/09/14 18:42
مرکز مشاوره توحید بزرگترین کلینیک خدمات روانشناختی با چندین شعبه در اصفهان است که متخصصین عزیز در همه ی زمینه ها هر روز هفته در دسترس و پاسخگوی مراجعین عزیز هستند اینکه تیم روانشناس و مشاور با روانپزشکهای عزیز در ارتباط گروهی و مستقیمی هستن از نقاط منحصر بفرد این مرکز است.
Very useful
by scholarlychocolatebar on 2021/09/14 18:01
I am an iPhone user without data. (I know, behind the times I guess) With this being said, I can’t utilize the basic Apple Maps for directions, as it doesn’t work without data or wifi. I tried to figure out if there was a way to download maps offline, and google maps gave me the wonderful opportunity to do that. It’s very useful, still works just as well when downloaded. (It just doesn’t update on traffic conditions which I can cope with) I love this feature, and think it’s very nice that it has been offered to users.
Map’s
by Barsheem1 on 2021/09/14 17:41
Without It, I would be LOST!!!! It’s been such a Helpful, Guide to proper directions… I’m glad that I have It!!!!! Satisfied
Dog water
by iwannatalktoyourmanager on 2021/09/14 17:04
No life
Mobile App- PITD
by Reviewer3859 on 2021/09/14 16:39
I use maps a lot. The mobile app is a pain in the Dyck. GUI latency, excessive navigation (clicks), mediocre ease of use, lack of convenience. The “GPS” navigation mode is only OK, not great. A dedicated GPS unit is better. The maps website is x10 more usable than the app. Good for very basic things like looking up a “good” address. If Google is gonna use us for our data, at least make that interface useful enough.
Concerned
by zizya07 on 2021/09/14 15:19
Recently started having issues with the navigation loosing the point of destination, at one point it rerouted me to the starting point 2/3 of the way to my destination
Used To Be Best But Now Worst
by Brezzie Friend on 2021/09/14 11:58
This used to be the best App but now it gives faulty directions. I put it up against Apple Maps on another phone and Apple brought new right to my destination, this one had me taking wrong roads then making me turn around. They really need to straighten this out as it could be dangerous leading you to who knows where. Google really disappointed in this. Please fix this. Thank you.
Would be LOST without it
by R Joi on 2021/09/14 08:26
I used Maps three days and can not sing it’s praises enough. I love the turn by turn and did not get lost once. I was informed far in advance to exit or turn or change lanes.
Scans Clipboard
by wraithequestrain on 2021/09/14 08:24
Every time you tap the search field, it scans your clipboard for juicy info it can track and sell to advertisers. This is in addition to all the dark patterns and sneaky scummy things they do to track and harvest as much information as possible so they can rent and sell, in search of advertisement money. Shameful immoral company, developers and app.
Good
by Stephen Bae on 2021/09/14 07:32
Google good. Not as good on Apple products.
Truck driver
by home page. on 2021/09/14 04:00
this application is not safe do not follow the directions is posted by a hacker to steal your information
No data even though I have service
by bbbalke12 on 2021/09/14 01:33
App will constantly say no data or load very slow take forever to route and show traffic. Other apps on my phone will load quickly and completely, usually I just close and reopen until for some reason it wants to work.
Safe APP
by darealofficialjae on 2021/09/14 01:25
Great app to helps you ensure Real Location. Won’t ever get lost with this APP.
Great experience
by az ash on 2021/09/13 22:11
Moustafa was amazing and took time with my husband and I several years ago. We were so happy with the experience when it was time for a new mattress for my mother I brought her here back to mattress warehouse and I was lucky enough to have Moustafa again! He was patient and extremely helpful to my mother. Can not recommend enough.
Excelente
by El silente on 2021/09/13 21:46
La aplicación esta excelente, muy moderna y bien práctica, es de fácil uso. Y la señalización en todo el trayecto de la ruta para indicarte lo que debes hacer es bien clara y muy específicas o se de fácil entendimiento e interpretación 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉
Air
by 1010Tmb on 2021/09/13 19:55
My husband and I stopped today. As we pulled up two men were setting at a table. My husband walked up and asked if he could purchase air because our tire was low. He was told that they sold tires not air. My husband laughed because he thought he was joking. He wasn’t. What has this world come to?
Professional Great Experience
by laythaadon on 2021/09/13 18:55
Jason Henderson answered all my important questions and was very professional. I needed a quick wash and vacuum before my date, he even suggested a great restaurant, I’ve never experienced world class customer service until I met Jason Henderson
Outdoor Complete House Painting
by RJF/G on 2021/09/13 17:19
Ignar and Tino did a fantastic job. Pleasant, respectful and cleaned up each day. They went beyond a normal job and saw areas to be corrected and corrected them. They were happy working and it was hot!! I feel blessed to have had them do my job. I would have them, again, if possible. Thank you, Nick!
High data usage
by Apple Dev21 on 2021/09/13 16:06
Drove 2 hrs cost 80 MB data
Can’t find my home
by Christina81! on 2021/09/13 15:33
I am still so annoyed by Google because they will not list my home on their maps. E. Railroad St. in Gettysburg is both a virtual and dynamic street. I live on the old part of East Railroad where the remainder of the street was destroyed.I tried to get a hold of Google to please list my house even though it’s clearly evident on their maps, and I get no response
Very Informative
by or RGV jjf on 2021/09/13 15:10
PA Ruben, took time to go over each term, treatment, symptoms and answered all of our questions methodically. It was a great experience!
Please Make a trucker version.
by helal tariq on 2021/09/13 11:00
Truckers already use the app because of the detail. A Trucker version would help with the low bridges and roads with weight limits. Still a good map regardless .
Zip Codes
by Kellyimporta on 2021/09/13 04:30
Yeah there’s not the whole complete address when I need it I need you guys to start putting the zip codes too on the addresses please🤬😡
Great App
by Hoebey62 on 2021/09/12 23:42
I travel all over the country and get a lot of use out of this app. I would love to see the app adjust arrival time when your destination is in another time zone. It changes when you pass into the new time zone, but it would be nice if it would give the correct arrival time.
Great sales.
by quick550 on 2021/09/12 21:35
This place is Amazing!!!!
Love google
by Bobby Bimm on 2021/09/12 19:23
Thank you guys for all your work
Clunky
by Burt Reynoldz on 2021/09/12 18:46
Where is the “nearby” button? Useless without that as Waze is a better navigator.
Geico
by Baudel Ramirez on 2021/09/12 15:22
Muy buen servicio la persona que me atendió se llama Channel
Had to delete it
by Roney A. on 2021/09/12 14:35
So I had gotten pretty used to google maps waiting to tell me to turn until I was 20 feet past my intersection. Yesterday was the final straw, though. I was doing a cross country road trip and Google said I could save time by updating my route. I accepted that only to discover it had actually added an hour and about 100 miles to my trip. Deleted it as soon as I got home.
Crap update
by pterodactyl1983 on 2021/09/12 09:07
I love google maps but with the last update it makes me choose a starting point every time
Forcing people to use google maps.
by Peanut9191890 on 2021/09/12 07:55
One star to all your Products for trying to force us apple users to use Google maps.
Not listening
by mattakazeek on 2021/09/12 07:22
I have reviewed the hours of an establishment several times and Google will not adjust the hours. This has cause me heartache several times. I do not understand why they will not adjust the hours based on my several reviews. This business adjusted their hours, I assume due to Covid, and Google does not believe my reviews. Please tell me how you have reviewed this with the business and determined my multiple suggestions were false.
Discrimination !!!!
by Luna Dario on 2021/09/12 03:29
Hi, they didn’t let me enter because I didn’t prove my covid vaccination! At this point I’m not sure if they didn’t want me there because of my vaccination status or my national heritage! Anyway it was a terrible experience! AVOID THIS RACIST BUSINESS !!!!!
Another Update Fail
by CutlassChic500cid on 2021/09/12 02:19
I'm traveling across country and this app Was great. Now I get stuck with a white screen if there's little cell service EVEN THOUGH I have Downloaded that area for offline use. If that's not bad enough, to get it to work correctly again I need to Hard Reset my phone. It gets pretty annoying to do this every 20 minutes
Offline maps are great
by Daveunhappycustomer on 2021/09/11 23:27
Google maps was my best friend while driving in Jordan for the first time, very convenient and didn’t have to use my data, I downloaded the maps using Wifi.
Love this place
by Norma L Lopez 74 on 2021/09/11 22:28
Thank you so much for making my granddaughters feel so special 😍😍 specially my granddaughter that she’s on a wheelchair!! I will visit again
Awesome wedding experience and weekend
by clark wedding on 2021/09/11 20:57
The wedding weekend for Amy and Ryan Clark was magical! Jose and Marisa did everything possible to help and provide the ultimate wedding weekend. The rooms were perfect and charming. The grounds were beautiful as was the grooms lounge and wedding reception room. The food by Rutabagas was outstanding especially the prime rib!! Thank you all for making the wedding such a memorable experience for us all. ❤️Donna C
WAY WAY WAY BETTER THAN APPLE MAPS
by gus788888 on 2021/09/11 19:08
The design and features on Google maps are unmatched.
Waiter
by guesttttttt! on 2021/09/11 18:36
His name is Quincy and he is the best waiter around he works at the juicy crab and I would highly recommend him he is friendly courteous and very professional young man; I was given great service with a big smile !!!
Life Storage in Lindenhurst !!
by Amy&Gregg on 2021/09/11 17:02
Best storage & customer service around!! Safe, secure & excellently managed!! Thanks Gigi & Team!!
Fastest Route > Fuel Efficiency
by Racheyrach36 on 2021/09/11 15:46
Nobody uses Google maps for the most fuel efficient route, they want the fastest route. Ever since the update, it chooses routes sometimes 30min longer than the fastest one because somehow that’s more fuel efficient?!? And then it changes the route CONSTANTLY while driving to try and revert you back to the fuel efficient route. You have to physically change it back to the route you want WHILE DRIVING. Talk about safety issue. Change. It. Back.
Google maps
by @padeebe on 2021/09/11 14:12
I’d be lost without you baby <3
International map
by Highly frequent user on 2021/09/11 13:04
I’ve used Google maps in 6 different countries….amazing, almost precise every time and improving constantly.
Wrong address and won’t correct
by VB_TW on 2021/09/11 09:27
They have the wrong address for my business and won’t correct
Very helpful
by tstecker on 2021/09/11 07:54
This app helps me with geography and science. It also helps a lot when I draw art and paint pictures.
Maps comments:
by Artie 0300 on 2021/09/11 07:19
I use google maps all the time. I’m a truck driver. I’m happy the app overall. Just need to be careful not to go on small roads. Maybe one day google will add a truck option. I would pay ten bucks a month for that option.
Garbage
by NobodyisworsethanAT&T on 2021/09/11 06:24
Can’t sign out of Google Maps while signed in to YouTube.
Excepcional
by yayo bueno on 2021/09/11 02:51
Los mejores tacos que eh probado en el área!!Excelente servicio!! Muy recomendable!! 👌✅
Fast
by Poke123player456 on 2021/09/11 02:46
I love how fast it pulls up locations you search for
iPad Dark Mode
by 2Say on 2021/09/11 02:31
Please give us dark mode for iPad.
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.
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
Update on my review
by utahhottie on 2021/08/14 17:45
There’s one Major Issue that’s been a constant CONCERN with Google Maps! The Blue Symbol that marks address locations is inaccurate. It shows the facility where I live, under construction however when you hover over the building it shows, Welcome Home Assisted Living. Instead of constantly doing bug fix updates that a lot of the times messes up users app! (More than Not) Why aren’t you instead doing business Updates? When I was able to move back to American Fork, Utah after being gone from Nov 2017, to Nov 2019, there where a lot of new businesses since I was gone including the place where I live. The facility where I reside, has been completed for at least 2 years now, and yet Google Maps still shows it Under Construction. This tells me that the people in charge of making the App Updates hasn’t done any updates on the new and current Businesses! WHY?This is a MAJOR PROBLEM!!! Come on Google, Step it up and get your app up to date! People rely on this application to get them from point A to point B, but when you have address marked on the wrong location, even on a different street, it makes it extremely difficult to find the correct location! To me, I wish there was another Map Application that was better than Google Maps. I’m pretty sure that this review won’t be approved to be in the reviews, however I still wanted to write this in the hopes that it might be posted 🤞🏼🤞🏼We Shall See.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Not very good or accurate
by Royal Montgomery on 2019/07/15 17:20
Google Maps is helpful, probably, when one is driving. It's not helpful for someone who has to take transit or walk. Transit often has changes/transfers - there are no actual walking directions available that are helpful. If you're walking the wrong way, the app doesn't stop you, just tells you to walk to {location}. Also, some bus stops are very near/across the street from one another and Google Maps has a hard time pinpointing that. That's the difference between going the wrong way in a strange place or arriving at your destination. I commute to work but Google Maps only shows one route instead of any route, no matter how I change the settings, so I never know when the bus comes. I know when the trolley comes, but it only runs twice an hour when I am out of work and being able to see any kind of alternate route would be nice. I've also noticed that we have a trolley line that runs all the way to South Hills Village, but Google Maps just tells you to get off the stop before that and walk for sixteen minutes. I know better, but a person new to the area may not. I just don't find it very helpful as someone who doesn't drive.
Better than iOS Maps
by susie107 on 2017/11/13 12:28
I guess I didn't even realize the difference between this and the native apple map. I switched to iPhone last year and was used to pressing a map link and it opened right up in maps. Well, apple does that too...but when I needed it badly I had to come download google maps. I was stuck in a delivery parking lot of a huge hospital in an unfamiliar city that apparently had one address for the whole campus. Apple's map made me almost lose my mind- "Turn right then turn right! Go southwest then immediately go north then turn right! Turn left then turn right!" It was insanity. I finally broke down and googled what I needed which prompted me to download Google Maps...And I was immediately given correct directions and found my medical office in less than 5 minutes. Now every time I need directions I find Google Maps is the only one that's accurate. 4 stars because it turns me sideways sometimes and did have me turn right off of an exit just to make an immediate u-turn when it should have just told me to turn left from the jump. Still- it gets me there which is what I ultimately care about.
Almost perfect (almost)
by Gregory Lerner on 2018/01/23 06:30
For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
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.
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.
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.
Took me to the middle of nowhere 🤬
by Ginjeet on 2018/11/07 19:28
Let me start out by saying I hate google maps. Recently I had to go to a meeting out of town, almost 3 hrs. away. When it said I had arrived I was at a barn out in the middle of nowhere. I’m thinking that maybe I’m 10-15 minutes away and when I put it back in it tells me I’m over an hour away 🤬. It had taken me in the total opposite direction. Someone said maybe it said turn right and you turned left, but no it didn’t do that and if that had been the case and I turned the wrong way it would have rerouted me back to where I needed to be. Yes I had the correct address in. If this had been winter and snowy it could have been deadly. Another time I was going to a meeting somewhere else and that was a little over 3 hours away. I knew most of the way, it was just going into the area where I had to get on the freeway that I wanted the help with but had it on from when I left my home so I didn’t have to mess with it while driving. It kept trying to detour me off my route to what it thought was the fastest way even tho that wasn’t the way I wanted or was going. The so called fastest route had a lot of switch back turns. I wanted the straight shot. It was only 25 minutes difference. IF I CHOOSE A ROUTE OVER A DIFFERENT ROUTE I HAVE A REASON. DON’T REROUTE ME!!!
One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others
by Patrick7015 on 2019/12/08 04:24
Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
Updates are not necessarily improvements
by Peej47 on 2020/03/06 18:27
Before your last couple of updates, I would have rated this app at 5 stars, but the last update has sent me looking for a new map app. Google maps used to be my go-to navigation app, but no longer. Markings for roads/highways are so pale now that they’re almost unseeable. Road names don’t appear until you’ve zoomed in so far that you can’t see their relation to other roads in the area. Before the last update, you could look at the U.S. or state map and at least see Interstate highway markings...no more. Once you move on to ‘directions’, the roads on your route are highlighted but you can’t see names of surrounding roads unless you zoom in to a point that makes looking irrelevant. I could go on and on. Your updates have weakened the usefulness of your app. Using Google maps is no longer helpful...it’s frustrating. Wish we could ‘opt out’ of updates or at least choose the version that works best for us. I miss the ease of use and effective markings of previous versions...hope another app has incorporated features you have discarded. I appreciate the years that you helped me in my travels, but I’ll be looking for help elsewhere now. Thanks for the memories....
It’s still the best....except
by Joker5456 on 2019/01/12 19:49
I’ve been using Google maps since it first came out and it’s been great, except for a couple minor issues. I don’t use it for turn-by-turn navigation, I use it to estimate my travel time based on current traffic conditions and to find an address. It does those tasks fairly well, except.... On my phone’s tiny screen I cannot read the street names. Thankfully there is a zoom feature....except...and this makes the app absolutely useless....the street names do not get bigger. Do the programmers not understand thats why I want to zoom in? To not only see the tiny streets but to enlarge the tiny street names? Another issue I have is after it plots your routing, it overwrites the street names with the blue route highlighting. To read the street names you have to switch between the text route and the map route. There are several other issues I have but the last I’ll discuss here is the inability to forecast the route like you can in the desktop version. I have to switch to my laptop if I want to know what time I have to leave in order to arrive at a certain time, but many times I don’t have my laptop with me.
Wish they would add weather
by manufeng22 on 2019/06/01 12:21
I love the feature that allows you to search along the route for different key words!! What would really make it awesome though would be if I could see what the weather would be along the route assuming that travel rate is kept constant. As extra brownie points, if they could add the ability to easily avoid weather by altering travel such as stopping to take a break to allow a storm to get ahead of you or possibly taking a different road. Showing the impact on travel would based on the decision could be similar to the way the traffic option works such as: “bad weather ahead, minimize contact with storm by taking a 10 minute break or taking a different route. Impact would result in a 20 minute delay. Would you like to take this alternate route?” If they could add the ability to set a speed alert, that would be amazing! For example, ability to alert driver when traveling at speed which is greater than 11 MPH over speed limit. Another helpful option relating to speed would be one that alerts the driver if the current speed limit is changing ahead and when it actually changes.
Worse and discriminatory
by cheeryinmay on 2019/06/27 18:45
I’m a Chinese native living in the US and I keep my iOS in Chinese. First, the app won’t let you choose which language to use. Second, it shows reviews of a place in Chinese first. For famous places like the MET museum in NYC, there are hundreds or thousands reviews in Chinese and I cannot see any reviews from people of different backgrounds unless I scroll for ten minutes, I guess. I actually feel somewhat discriminated by this sorting of reviews. Showing the most helpful reviews (helpfulness rated by other reviewers) is a much fair and meaningful way. Third, the Google Translation is imbedded no matter people complain about it. They seemed to stop translating English into Chinese now but it continues to “translate” Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese (my iOS language), which is absolutely unnecessary (99.9% Chinese speakers can recognize both ways of writing). Even worse is that in the last version I found some reviews are shown with the tags “translated” and “original” but there isn’t any content after “translated”; basically, it didn’t “translate” but has those tags, which wastes space that I only see “translated” and a space line before clicking the review to expand it. Google, stay simple! We don’t want Your opinion and interference.
Love the new update
by Dissatisfied user 8897 on 2018/07/30 11:10
Used to have to click 2 or 3 buttons to start a route, now simply load the address, click start and BAM you're on your way. Very convenient, especially when behind the wheel and you get sent to a different job. The one thing I would like to see improvement on is when I get my schedule emailed to me, I can copy the address from the native mail app, double click and sometimes at the bottom there will appear a "get directions to -- in google maps". Clicking on that loads maps, but it always says "can't find a way there". I can paste the address in fine, but it would be nice if this would work. A big improvement would be if a press and hold on the address would allow me to press "open in google maps" instead of the native apple maps would be great. —————UPDATE————— There is a bug where when you save a location to one of your lists, then add a custom label, it doesn’t save the custom label. Clicking on the saved location doesn’t show any label added. Searching for the label works, but it very inconvenient. I add custom labels to places I go, and look back through the maps later.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Maps counties to have offline issues
by sporacer on 2020/10/21 00:42
For the last few months even after reinstalling the app resetting my device network settings ect it still continues to think I’m offline and changes the end address to a “general area”. I deliver for Grubhub and when this happens maps will take me to completely wrong locations even after a few minutes when it decides to come back online airplane mode off and on will sometimes correct the issue but I still have to restart directions repeatedly and recently road work and construction has caused maps to try and send me completely out of the way of my destination by miles not blocks. I still prefer Google over Apple Maps or Wayze but if this issue continues i will just uninstall the app like I did 4 years ago when google maps was having similar issues with addresses and off/online maps and traffic. *would be awesome if like in Apple Maps google indicated stop signs and traffic lights. Also a lot of speed limit data is incorrect the other day the last sign I had seen while traveling down a road was 35 but google showed 50mph
DO NOT update your Google Maps app until they fix insane and dangerous bugs.
by what be all this noise on 2020/09/14 04:02
The last couple weeks, it has been: verbally telling me to turn left while visually displaying a right turn, and vice-versa; unable to renavigate/redirect until 2+ minutes into your new routes, thus sending you in circles, wrong directions, off incorrect exits; routing me 2-10+ miles off the route it said 1 minute ago, and subsequently adding 10min-1hr to my drive time (I took what should have been a 3-hour road trip three days ago, and by constantly changing my directions, instructions, etc it ultimately added well over 1hr to my travel time); telling me to make impossible or illegal U-Turns as well as multiple u-turns multiple times back and forth; telling me there will be stand-still traffic where there is none, and vice-versa; sending me on to roads one street before or after the correct road, including telling me to turn into a cemetery 3 times in a row when I was trying to get to an auto parts store with a completely different address than the cemetery; no longer functioning or connecting in areas where for years, up until a couple weeks ago, it had no trouble connecting; and worst of all, directing me to go into oncoming traffic.
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.....
Better than sliced bread
by News van on 2018/08/11 23:26
It gives you such detail that is amazing, one of the best apps I have on my iPad I not only use it to find places I need to be in it kills me a time estimated time that you will arrive, very handy. And the turn by turn directions outstanding I don’t know why you would need To use any other app for Finding a destination . Used to be hard to kind of find places that’s in the past we get to the right place the first time with the outstanding turn by turn directions. The only thing it lacks is to be able to see real traffic, I did one time was able to see real traffic cars that passed me in the cars that passed in real time because it only was one time I cannot get that optional more. What happened Google maps. I would recommend this app to my grandmother it sure does a good job thank you very much Sincerely yours Never get lost
Not the same map app it used to be and update full of bugs
by SL... on 2017/11/11 18:09
The most recent update, 4.39, has more bugs than before; the map and spoken directions are often different, the map shows the vehicle sideways or going the opposite direction you are doing and the directions indicate you should be going, and it keeps telling new directions even when you are just continuing on the same route and following its directions. Two years ago, Google Maps was the mapping app to use, it gave accurate maps (showing and predicting traffic with amazing accuracy) and gave the best, quickest routes. Now, it does not show traffic on the map along the directed route and it often does not add the additional time for expected traffic until you have been sitting in traffic for five or ten minutes. Additionally, it often has trouble identifying where you are and what direction you are going. It has reached the point where the once superior app is not significantly better than other competing map apps. One positive improvement in the last few years is being able to search along your route for things like food and gas (including most gas prices).
Need to disable auto-rerouting
by sarcasm central on 2019/02/05 20:22
I’ve been using Google Maps for a long time and overall I’m satisfied with it. However, there are two things that I’d like to see implemented: 1) Allow the user to select alternate routes when in offline mode. When in online mode, I can select a route I’m most comfortable with and not being able to do this in offline mode is annoying. I don’t want to be limited to the “fastest” route. 2) Allow the user to disable the auto-rerouting option without having to use the app in offline mode. There are many times when I’m not interested in saving 5 minutes by taking an unfamiliar route, but I still want to see current traffic and ETA. Having to fight with the app and manually hit “decline” to a route change is annoying and distracting. There is no reason why the app should need physical interaction from a user while they are focused on driving. Maybe allow the user to switch the default action to “decline” instead of “accept,” and add the ability to choose via voice control?
It’s a very important app to have
by zanehk43 on 2017/10/02 21:31
Whether you have other maps including your iPhone or phone’s depending on the phone obviously; this is not only a fun app to have because it can show you more of the place as well as give detailed information to to even when it’s busy itself most nights and in live time. But it’s also a relevant app, leaving you the option from the beginning to see the streets and know the traffic patterns. Ask yourself what your email address is? I remember in 6th grade google was handing out only 6 invites to gmail as the only way to get one. Because they always give their best. Maybe you don’t have gmail, maybe you don’t like google but as far as storage, apps, the earth to documents, they’re and doing all they can and they haven’t failed me. This app won’t fail. Check everything. Follow the directions make sure to pay attention at worst you’ll have another app in case your default one fails at best it’s useful and very helpful.
Stop trying to be Waze
by GG245777543236 on 2018/12/12 22:04
I have Google maps, Waze and the Apple maps apps on my phone because a perfect map app doesn’t exist and I like/dislike all 3 for different reasons. We all know Waze tries to dodge traffic even if that means taking you 10 miles out to a roundabout way up a mountain and/or through the underbelly of a city you never knew existed. This can be refreshing or annoying depending on the situation.... whereas Google maps was more straight forward. Lately though Google seems to have adopted this Waze strategy of zig zagging me through neighborhoods to get 8 miles when an arterial road or highway IS available and NOT too backed up with traffic. Recently I had my boss with me for a ride along and I seriously think he thought I was completely stupid due to the funky ways we were going everywhere which made zero sense yet this was all the Google maps navigation. Honestly it was embarrassing. Please add a feature so we can choose if we want the roundabout or straight forward route rather than forcing us on these scribble doodles across Town which inevitably involve 4-5 left turns onto 5 lane roads with a 60 mph speed limit and not traffic light in sight. The KISS philosophy would serve you well here
GLITCHES!!!!!
by ehfyoutube on 2020/06/26 08:50
My whole job is driving around the north eastern sector of the United States and Canada. Google maps tries to drive me around in giant circles when there is any Road construction, it takes me the long way all the time, not to mention it'll switch the address on me, all on its own, making me late for my jobs and causing me a lot of gas money and mileage. Googles monopoly is too big to fail, and so big that there's no way for me to communicate with them to tell them what their product is doing to me and my livelihood. Too many major glitches to post, but one of my favorites is when the navigation voice will incessantly keep asking you if you would like to take a alternate route to save three minutes, and no matter how many times you hit the no thanks button, the voice will immediately keep repeating itself over and over and over asking you over and over and over if you would like to save three minutes. That's not a choice, when it keeps repeating itself and asking to the point of making your driving experience extremely dangerous and distracting. If any of you computer scientists are listening, please at least fix this last glitch it should be a relatively simple fix
My review
by Little Blind Girl on 2019/05/29 03:10
I like this app. I don't drive, so if you do, can't help ya. But, I can tell you the app is wonderful at finding stuff in the area. 5 out of 5. Problems: I am a blind user and your app is almost perfect. One problem is on the For You tab, which I would love to use, but it wants me to select an area I care about on a map, which I can't do by any means. The second problem, most likely having nothing to do with me being blind, is when I have to press back to my location in order for it to measure distance correctly. Suggestions: I have two suggestions that would help me and possibly some others. The first one is for it to tell you the bus stop numbers. The second one is a notification you could turn on to tell you that your stop on the bus is getting close. This would be useful because not all the buses have the speaker system and even if I ask the driver to tell me a little heads up would be nice. Over all, this app is very wonderful.
Changes my destination
by dragonkoh on 2018/01/31 16:16
I used to have no issues with this but lately it has been changing my destination with no notification and taking me to the wrong spot. This is happening 100% of the time now and so I can’t rely on it anymore because it takes me to a random location each time. Over the past week it has caused me to drive an extra 50 miles and wasted several hours of my time. Not sure what they did to this last update but I’ll be finding an alternative now. EDIT IN RESPONSE: Typically I’d be navigating based on latitude/longtitude coordinates but it also happened when setting a destination based on address. I also found that it tended to send me back to certain locations repeated times as long as they were within a mile or so of the actual destination. I have no saved addresses so that wouldn’t have been the cause. EDIT 1/31: Yes, I’d be using Safari and a link that opened Google Maps with the coordinates prefilled. The destination would always be accurate for a few minutes but the route would silently change on me and point me to somewhere totally different, sometimes up to a mile away in a completely different direction nowhere close to the original destination.
It’s 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
Google Maps, I love you, but...
by peemree on 2018/01/31 22:35
By far one of my most frequently used, long-running apps. And now I live in NYC so have become obsessed with the new feature allowing us to label places as “want to go”, etc. My only complaint with Google Maps is its lag time in catching up to my location. It can sometimes take 5, 10+ minutes for the app to update my location from when previously used. My one *request* is that the app have more options to customize the pins! Example: when creating a new list, it would be helpful if there were multiple colors to choose from, rather than just having the baby blue option. This would help to distinguish between categories when looking at the map alone (rather than having to go and search through the lists). Maybe even allow for a custom-made option, such as using an emoji as a category instead of a color at all? This would be a total game changer and so improve my use of the app when searching for specific cuisines, unique features, etc.!
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.
Google you need to read this.
by Kariidee on 2019/01/19 08:22
I’ve been using google maps since forever! I cannot give them a bad review. Yeah, there may be and continue to be little details that many people may want to change and so forth but I consider it to be a great gps. Anyways I’m contacting google through the App Store to let you guys know that while I’ve been using google maps for work to complete my deliveries. I’ve noticed that the many places I go to make these deliveries the gps points me out to the incorrect locations most of the time. I usually have to go and find the addresses blindly until I can locate my customers location. I am not sure if you’ve sent out a driver to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida to update the street views and new developments. But there are many new buildings and older buildings standing today that google maps hasn’t updated on. Hopefully, google maps can update this soon enough. A lot of changes are occurring in this side of town.
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.
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