Apple Maps are very inaccurate. They costs my time and money when I use them by accident. I want to change the default app to Google Maps.

How can you change the default Map application in the newest iOS to Google Maps?

I really would like to delete the Apple Maps from my phone.


As of iOS 10 you can delete the iPhone maps application. If you click on a Google Calendar destination, you will then get a message saying the Maps app is missing. Ignore that message. Hold down a finger on the address, select copy, open Google Maps and paste the address you just copied. This saves a few key strokes and it works.

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You can't change the default app. Some apps give you the option to choose which app to open maps/directions in, but this varies per app and app developer. There is no system toggle and Safari/Siri/etc will continue to open maps in Maps.

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    If this is true, I will change my phone model to some other which has good design. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Sep 17 '14 at 19:53
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    If it is not changing, my next phone will not be iPhone. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Sep 17 '14 at 20:00
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    Horrible Apple policy. – foss Feb 26 '17 at 23:09

Map links from Google Applications in iOS should open in Google Maps: Chrome, Gmail, etc.

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  • please explain, with details – Ruskes Jan 21 '15 at 4:40
  • In Chrome, if you visit a Google Maps link, it will open in the Google Maps app. This does not, however, change default app registration. – billpetro Jan 22 '15 at 4:09
  • This is not exactly what I was asking for. The default application is what binds to Contacts, for instance. The problem in iPhone is that you cannot change this thing. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Jan 22 '15 at 18:21
  • That is correct, you cannot change the default app across other apps. This Google app affinity is only available amongst their apps. – billpetro Jan 26 '15 at 23:51

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