Questions tagged [google-maps]

An iOS app that used to be part of iOS until iOS 6, where it was replaced by the Google Maps app available on the App Store. This also relates to the maps.google.com website.

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How can I save Google Maps in iOS for offline use?

Is there a way to retain a map with as much detail as possible (street view, maps, directions, zoom levels) offline? This question refers to the Apple maps program that shipped with iOS versions 1 ...
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How to change turn-by-turn navigation voice language in Google Maps for iPhone?

I have my iPhone's language set to English in Settings, but I live in a non-English speaking country. As such, when using turn-by-turn navigation, street names are pronounced as though they were ...
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Open addresses in google maps instead of apple maps

Street addresses in Messages, Calendar, etc appear as links to click. But when I tap on these links, they open in Apple maps. I prefer to use google maps (or citymapper, where available). How can ...
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Creating a virtual serial port

I'm trying to create a pair of virtual serial ports on my mac. This is fairly easy to do with many shareware programs on a PC. I figured there would be some uber-powerful shell command to do this in ...
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Has there been an end date established for the Maps app on iOS less than iOS 6?

It has been reported that the contract between Google and Apple to supply maps for iOS has not been renewed (or perhaps already has or is about to expire). Furthermore, it's clear that Google charges ...
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How to invoke navigation on Google maps using Siri?

At the risk of getting a big NO, Is there a way to use SIRI to invoke navigation on Google maps as opposed to the default Apple maps? I have tried "Navigate to Chicago using Google maps", but Siri ...
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Compass in maps and app always wrong

When I use the direction in maps the direction is almost always ~90° off, occasionally it will be 135-180° wrong but mostly it looks like I'm travelling sideways. The phone is flat. Is there ...
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To change default map application in iPhone

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 ...
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How do I enable a British English voice in Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation on iOS?

I'm a UK iPhone user. Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation has always used a US English voice for me, even though both Siri and Apple Maps use a British English voice. I was surprised recently to hear ...
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How do you enable Google Location History on an iPhone?

I would like to enable Google's Location History on my iPhone so I can see my location history at https://www.google.com/maps/timeline. I tried enabling this functionality as follows: Open the Google ...
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How do I display the speed limit on Google Maps in iOS?

Is there a way to display the speed limit of an area in Google Maps on iOS? I know speed limit overlays for Google Maps are possible on Android through third party apps, but I haven't been able to ...
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How do I Force Google Maps Links to Open the Google Maps App on iOS6?

In the past (iOS5 and earlier) clicking on a link for directions within a website opened the separate maps app and provided directions. How do I force links in websites, that would normally open a ...
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'Travelling Salesman Problem' solver app for iPhone

Is there iPhone App to solve the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) for real world addresses? I found solver for OSM data? But I can not find in repo sources for iPhone.
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How can I open a Google Maps URL in Apple Maps?

Is there a way for me to convert a Google Maps URL to an Apple Maps-friendly format so it opens in the correct place? I might be in the minority, but where I am, Apple Maps offers vastly superior ...
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is there a Cydia tweak that will make Google Maps the default map app?

The Cydia tweak Browser Changer lets you change the default browser on iOS. Is there a similar tweak for changing the default maps app? I'm specifically asking if there's a way to make the new Google ...
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On iPhone and iPad, how do I get the latitude and longitude number from the Maps app or Google Maps app?

For example, on a desktop computer, if I enter in Google Maps website: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA I can easily get in the URL 37.769425,-122.48840 If I use the Maps app or Google Maps app,...
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Does Google Maps for iOS work without data access or with low intermittent data access

I am going on a road trip and want to use Google Maps for iOS. The problem is there will not always be data access along the way. Will it still work i.e. is the route downloaded when you click start ...
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Getting the longitude and latitude from Google Maps

I got a friend who sent me his location via WhatsApp. I am also having the navigation software sygic installed, and it accepts the longitude and latitude to specifiy the location. For it can I pull ...
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Maps vs Google Maps data consumption

Out of Apple's Maps (or just - Maps) and Google Maps, which is more economical on data? Google Maps caches the path to destination. I know this because I have searched for locations on Google Maps and ...
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Why do Downloaded Google Maps expire after 29 days? [closed]

I am assuming when the map expires, that I am SOL if I try to use it. Within the Google Maps app, one can download maps for offline use: great when traveling abroad, especially when there is no ...
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Is there a dashboard widget that displays Google Maps and traffic data overlay?

Is there a dashboard widget available that displays Google Maps with traffic data?
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Does Google Maps upload my photos? [duplicate]

Just the other day I got a push notification message that asked if I wanted to upload certain photos I took at a certain place to Google Maps for that place. It kind of shocked me since I never ...
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Why doesn't Google Maps Location history work reliably with iPhone?

I just switched from an Android phone to an iPhone. With the Android phone, my location history was perfect, with the iPhone it is all confused. In Google Map app I've set Settings → Personal Content ...
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No sound when iOS screen off and using Google Maps navigation?

I'm using latest versions of iOS and Google Maps on an iPhone 7, and when I turn the screen off, I do not hear turn-by-turn directions when using the navigation feature of Google Maps. Yet, according ...
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Why is Google maps (the built-in app) so slow on the iPhone 4?

My Google Maps app for iOS has gotten too slow to be useful at times. It doesn't seem to be a bandwidth issue, as it even affects typing- there's often meaningful lag from when i type a letter until ...
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How does google maps know that I've taken pictures?

Yesterday I've visited a restaurant. The restaurant had a beautiful garden and colorful plants. So I took several pictures there. Today, Google Maps sent me a notification and offered me to share ...
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Do iOS 6 maps include public transit information and routing?

Lately I'm spending a lot of time in London, even though I'm not British. I rely heavily on the iPhone Google-based maps for transit information, I tell it where I need to get to, and it recommends a ...
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Google Street View not working on the new iPad (3rd generation iPad)

Trying to use the Google Street View in Safari is crashing in the new iPad. Here's a link for reference: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/mobile/gallery.html#!/id=258 The same thing works ...
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Is MotionX GPS capable of caching Google Maps Tiles?

I've read this post here: How can I save Google Maps in iOS for offline use? but it didn't mention anything about MotionX GPS caching Google Maps tiles. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that it can ...
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Apple Maps Licence for use in app

Do Apple Maps have any limitations or any licence fees, if I use them in an app that I develop? For eg: google maps are free for 2500 uses per day in applications: https://developers.google.com/maps/...
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How can I use my iPhone's contacts with the new Google Maps?

The new Google Maps app seems like a good substitute for the inbuilt Maps app, as has been discussed ad nauseam. However, one drawback it exhibits over the inbuilt app is that it doesn't seem to ...
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Transferring bookmarks from Apple Maps to Google Maps

Is there a way to transfer bookmarks from Apple Maps to Google Maps? I understand why I can't, but has anyone found a workaround?
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Google Maps app crashes on open for iPad

I'm traveling now and relying heavily on Google Maps on my iPad. with no warning, the app now crashes instantly when I click on it. no warning at all. I tap the icon, the default screen comes up, a ...
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Temporaily slow down “scroll wheel” speed on Magic Mouse?

I have the "scroll wheel" speed on my Magic Mouse set to highest possible. Is there a way to slow it down just temporarily in Safari? You can achieve other similar "slow downs" in the system by ...
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Why does my Google Maps app not send location?

I have Google Maps installed in my iPhone 6, and I have enabled location history in Google location settings page, but my Google location history page doesn't have records. How can I turn it on?
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How can I sync places between iPhone and computer?

I'm looking for a way to drop pins on the map from my computer and have those pins accessible on my iPhone. I know Maps app has Bookmarks but it appears I can't sync them with Google account or ...
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On the iPad, is there a way to email a link to a mapped set of directions?

Now that I have the directions from A to B, I want to mail them to a contact, ideally as a Google Map link. I see no way to do so within the iPad Maps application, but maybe I am overlooking ...
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Does Google Maps iOS have voice navigation

I have been using Google Maps iOS (Australia) and i have never received voice navigation. Is this supported? And if so is it supported in Australia? And if so once again, where should I check to get ...
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Notification window at certain time with traffic jams from work to home

Wow, today I saw a great window. This is a notifier from google maps or apple maps that shows me a way to home from work at certain time (when I usually go home) with traffic jam. Does anybody know ...
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Google Earth coordinates and Aperture place

I'd like to geo-tag some already-imported photos in Aperture. To get the correct location, I'm using Google Earth. However, when I copy/paste the coordinates into Aperture Places, the maps shows a ...
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Send an address in a sms to map app

If a friend sends to me an address in a SMS or IMessage, for example "I am at 123 Main St" can I send that to the Map app to get directions there?
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Google Maps no longer loads on iPad?

When I load the Google Maps app on my iPad, it simply quits before showing anything more than a grey screen, which I assume is a crash. Is there any way to fix this, or should I book an appointment at ...
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Is there way to save google maps for offline iphone without jailbreak

I've iPhone 3Gs and want to download Google maps to use them offline with GPS. So is there a good app do that for me ? Note: i don't want to jailbreak my iPhone.
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Google Maps: mark road as Closed on iPhone/mobile (Directions)

Is there a way to mark a road as Closed in Google Maps Directions on a mobile phone (iPhone but likely to be the same on Android)? So that the itinerary is changed, avoiding that closed road. Note1 ...
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Blue bar for “Google Maps is Using Your Location” missing

Typically, if Google Maps is closed while in use, there will be a blue bar indicating that Google Maps is still in use. Recently this bar has stopped appearing for me. Why might the location bar have ...
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Google Maps' “Nearby Transit” iOS widget doesn't work

I'm using the Google Maps app v4.11 that includes a Notification Center widget for Nearby Transit. The problem is that it always says that there are no transit stations nearby. I'm in the middle of ...
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How do I get current location by using Google Map or Apple Map

How do I get current location coordinate by using Google Map or Apple Map? I want to copy and paste to email/whatsapp/waze. I want some kind of this format. 3.1739161,101.984351 Anyone can help?
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Is there a scale indicator bar for the Maps app on iPad?

I'm using Google Maps in the Maps app on my iPad but I cannot find a scale bar. Where is the scale bar for Google Maps in the native Maps app on an iPad?
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Google Dropped Pin Link not showing in Website (Deskop) nor in Google Maps (iphone App)

I have a Google-dropped-link. On the iPhone (latest updates installed - 12.4.1) it opens first the website only with a button to open the app. By clicking on it, it opens the app but does not show ...
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Google maps is not working on my IPhone 5S the last 2 days when on LTE

For the last 2 days when on LTE, my Google Maps will load the data, but once it comes up, it's immediately deleted. It's only Google Maps I have trouble with, as my Gmail comes up without problem