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Google Maps features driving, walking, and transit directions for both the iPhone and iPad, complete with voice guided GPS navigation. Google Maps is currently available in over 220 countries and territories with transit directions included for over 15,000 major cities around the world. Google Maps also comes with Google's popular Street View feature built right in to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

When the iPhone originally debuted in 2007, a version of Google Maps came pre-installed on every iPhone. When iOS 6 was released in the fall of 2012, Google Maps was removed as a default app and replaced with Apple's own mapping solution, Apple Maps. However, Google quickly released Google Maps as a standalone app through the iOS App Store. This is the version of Google Maps that is currently still available and regularly updated.

Google Maps is debatably one of the best free direction and transit solutions available today. Since Apple Maps doesn't currently support transit directions, anyone who uses public transportation will find Google Maps to better suit their needs. Other features of Google Maps for iPhone and iPad include detailed information from Google Places on over 100 million locations worldwide. You can also see any reviews available on Google for restaurants and other attractions such as hotels via Google Maps. When you're behind the wheel, Google Maps features live traffic information as well as accident reports so you can plan your route and change plans according to current conditions.

Since Google Maps pulls location information from Google's massive database of locations, many points of interest such as museums, public buildings, and restaurants also show interior photos and comments from other Google users, which makes Google Maps a very handy companion when traveling in areas you aren't familiar with.

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Apr 26, 2017 How to save your parking spot with Google Maps for iPhone and iPad
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The latest Google Maps update helps you remember where you parked! We've all been to busy shopping malls, and we've all walked out after an intense shopping trip only to realize that we left through a different door than we came in, and we have no idea where our car is. Google Maps now helps you... Continue Reading →
Apr 11, 2017 How to share location and directions with Google Maps
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Google Maps makes it easy to share both your location and directions. Google Maps recently added a new location-sharing feature to its app for iPhone and iPad. This is useful when you're trying to meet up with people, especially in large areas like parks or beaches. You can easily choose who you... Continue Reading →
Apr 05, 2017 How to delete your search history and prior destinations in Google Maps
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Clear out old data in Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad. Google Maps is a great alternative to Apple's built-in Maps app that offers turn-by-turn navigation, helps you find local points of interest, and more. If you use Google Maps a lot, you might feel the need to clear out some of the data... Continue Reading →
Mar 29, 2017 How to use Siri with Google Maps
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An old iOS trick once let you directly query Google Maps with Siri, but it's dead now. Instead, use this workaround. As much as I would love to be able to say "Open Boston, Massachusetts in Google Maps," that day is not yet here: Apple currently doesn't offer SiriKit routing for mapping... Continue Reading →
Feb 12, 2017 Best turn-by-turn navigation apps for iPhone
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The best turn-by-turn navigation app is the one that keeps you from driving into a lake á la Michael Scott. The old joke is that men hate stopping and asking for directions, but the truth is that no one likes to. It takes you out of your way and wastes precious time while some yokel argues with... Continue Reading →
Jul 25, 2016 Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest
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Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that's currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new "areas of interest". Continue Reading →
May 11, 2016 Hilton's HHonors app now taps into Google Maps to help you select the best room
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Hilton has teamed up with Google to make it possible for you to inspect and book your ideal room on Google Maps. Exclusively available to HHonors members, Google Maps has now been integrated into the company's app, allowing guests to see details on hotel surroundings as well as what view their... Continue Reading →
Apr 06, 2016 How to use Transit Directions with Apple Watch
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Taking the bus downtown? Use your Apple Watch to get you where you need to go. Apple has added support for transit directions in its Maps app. If you live in the right area, you can get bus, train, or subway directions with help from Siri. Transit directions also transfer (pun intended) to Apple... Continue Reading →
Mar 23, 2016 Google Maps for iPhone and iPad makes it easier to hail a cab
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Google Maps has been updated with a couple of new, handy features like the ability to easily hail a taxi from the app and integration with Spotlight Search. Continue Reading →
Mar 01, 2016 Google Maps updated with support for 3D Touch, lets you add route diversions
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The official Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad has been updated to support 3D Touch on latest hardware. As well as supporting the feature, the latest app update brings with it the ability for you to add diversions to a route for gas, restaurants or even supermarkets. Continue Reading →
Feb 29, 2016 Google Maps for iPhone now lets you easily add detours to your trips
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Google Maps for iPhone will now let you add detours to your trip without leaving navigation mode. Continue Reading →
Dec 14, 2015 Google Maps will show you current gas prices, popular times at your favorite stores
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Google Maps for iPhone and iPad has been updated, adding new features meant to make your life a little easier while you're out and about. You can now check your local gas stations in Maps to see current prices in the U.S. and Canada. You can also see the most popular times in certain stores... Continue Reading →
Nov 04, 2015 Google Maps finally picks up spoken traffic alerts in latest update
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Google Maps has finally picked up spoken traffic alerts, bringing it further up to par with its Android cousin. With the new feature, Google Maps will now give you a verbal summary of traffic conditions before you head out the door, along with alerts meant to steer you clear from pesky congestion... Continue Reading →
Sep 29, 2015 Google Maps picks up Apple Watch support
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Google has updated its Maps app for iPhone and iPad, adding support for the Apple Watch, letting you get directions from Google on your wrist. You can also now compare estimated times of arrival for different modes of transportation. Continue Reading →
Jun 29, 2015 Google to bring railroad crossing information to Google Maps
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Google Maps will soon include all of the public railroad crossings on its maps, as the company has partnered with the Federal Railroad Administration to increase driver safety. There are around 130,000 public and 85,000 private crossings in the country currently, and there are more than 2,000... Continue Reading →
Jun 09, 2015 Google Maps now lets you send directions to your iPhone from desktop search
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Google maps will now let you send directions from your desktop to your iPhone. If you're planning a trip in the near future, Google Maps got a nice update that's sure to come in handy. Users can now send directions from their desktop browser straight to their iPhone. Continue Reading →
Mar 31, 2015 Pac-Man chomps its way onto Google Maps for some retro-style fun
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Google is usually good for some April Fools jokes, and this time they have put Pac-Man on the streets of Google Maps. Pac-Man can be played right now on Google Maps, utilizing the streets of the map as the course. Users can play on streets of their own town on the web, or in select areas on... Continue Reading →
Mar 18, 2015 Google Maps update brings new map viewing options and search filters
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Google Maps for iOS has snagged an update today, bringing with it a few new features, along with the usual bug fixes. Users will now be able to view a map full screen, view transit line colors when receiving transit directions, and filter search results for restaurants rated on Zagat. Continue Reading →
Feb 27, 2015 Google Maps adds quick facts for local points of interest and more in latest update
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Google Maps for iPhone and iPad has been updated. The app will now help you find businesses near an address that you search for. You can also find quick facts about local landmarks. Continue Reading →
Feb 12, 2015 Google Maps gets lane guidance in 15 more European countries
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Google Maps for iOS has picked up support for lane guidance, a feature that tells you which lane you should be in before your next turn, in a whole slew of new European countries today, including Denmark, Portugal, Austria, Greece, and many more. Continue Reading →
Jan 29, 2015 How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone
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Apple's taken a bunch of steps in the past few years to make it easier to find directions for any given address, including data detectors that intelligently make addresses tappable in Messages, Maps search suggestions in Safari, and more. But the system isn't perfect, and I often find myself... Continue Reading →
Jan 14, 2015 Google Maps snags weather info, more in latest update
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Google Maps for iOS scored an update today, bringing it up to version 4.2. The update brings a few new notable features, including the ability to filter restaurant searches by food type, and view current weather information for cities the world over. Oh yeah, and the inevitable generic "bug fixes... Continue Reading →
Dec 12, 2014 Google Maps adds highway lane guidance for several European countries
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European users of Google Maps now have a new update that offers voice-guided lane navigation for highways located in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Ireland. Continue Reading →
Nov 06, 2014 Redesigned Google Maps rolling out now to iPhones and iPads
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Yesterday we told you about a big overhaul coming to Google Maps, and today that overhaul has arrived. The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad has been bumped up to version 4.0, bringing a whole new "Material Design" look to the mapping, search, and navigation app. Continue Reading →
Nov 05, 2014 Google Maps redesign bringing Android style and Uber integration to iPhone and iPad
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Google Maps is getting a redesign that will make the app on iPhone and iPad look a lot more like its Android counterpart. The design draws on Google's new "Material Design" language, which pervades the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop, bringing a layout that's flatter and layered, yet with lots of... Continue Reading →
Jul 14, 2014 New and updated apps: Ingress, Plex, Candy Crush Saga and more!
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Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an exciting new game from Google, invoicing software, media streaming software... Continue Reading →
May 21, 2014 New and updated apps: Uber, Southwest Airlines, Google Maps and more!
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Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a bunch of updated travel apps. some games and more! Continue Reading →
May 13, 2014 Google Maps updated in the UK with new public transit data
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Google has updated its Google Maps app in Great Britain adding in directions for travel using public transportation. The app update is available now for iOS and Android, as well as on the web on the desktop, will cover almost 17,000 routes of bus, train, tram, and ferry navigation. Continue Reading →
May 08, 2014 New and updated apps: Google Maps, Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, WebReaver and more!
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Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a major update to Google Maps, a new game based on Warhammer, new apps for Mac... Continue Reading →

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How to save your parking spot with Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

How to save your parking spot with Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

The latest Google Maps update helps you remember where you parked! We've all been to busy shopping malls, and we've all walked out after an intense shopping trip only to realize that we left through a different door than we came in, and we have no idea where our car is. Google Maps now helps you...
How to share location and directions with Google Maps

How to share location and directions with Google Maps

Google Maps makes it easy to share both your location and directions. Google Maps recently added a new location-sharing feature to its app for iPhone and iPad. This is useful when you're trying to meet up with people, especially in large areas like parks or beaches. You can easily choose who you...
How to delete your search history and prior destinations in Google Maps

How to delete your search history and prior destinations in Google Maps

Clear out old data in Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad. Google Maps is a great alternative to Apple's built-in Maps app that offers turn-by-turn navigation, helps you find local points of interest, and more. If you use Google Maps a lot, you might feel the need to clear out some of the data...

How to use Siri with Google Maps

An old iOS trick once let you directly query Google Maps with Siri, but it's dead now. Instead, use this workaround. As much as I would love to be able to say "Open Boston, Massachusetts in Google Maps," that day is not yet here: Apple currently doesn't offer SiriKit routing for mapping...

How to find locations and get directions with Google Maps

How do I find locations and get directions with Google Maps for iPhone and iPad? We'll show you! Although Apple has preloaded all iPhones and iPad with its own Maps app, the Google Maps app is a popular alternative that functions just a tad differently. If you're looking for help on how to find...
Best turn-by-turn navigation apps for iPhone

Best turn-by-turn navigation apps for iPhone

The best turn-by-turn navigation app is the one that keeps you from driving into a lake á la Michael Scott. The old joke is that men hate stopping and asking for directions, but the truth is that no one likes to. It takes you out of your way and wastes precious time while some yokel argues with...
Google Maps

Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest

Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that's currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new "areas of interest". In a blog post, Google stated: The world is full of information, which...
HHonors

Hilton's HHonors app now taps into Google Maps to help you select the best room

Hilton has teamed up with Google to make it possible for you to inspect and book your ideal room on Google Maps. Exclusively available to HHonors members, Google Maps has now been integrated into the company's app, allowing guests to see details on hotel surroundings as well as what view their...
Transit View on Apple Maps

How to use Transit Directions with Apple Watch

Taking the bus downtown? Use your Apple Watch to get you where you need to go. Apple has added support for transit directions in its Maps app. If you live in the right area, you can get bus, train, or subway directions with help from Siri. Transit directions also transfer (pun intended) to Apple...
Google Maps for iPhone and iPad makes it easier to hail a cab

Google Maps for iPhone and iPad makes it easier to hail a cab

Google Maps has been updated with a couple of new, handy features like the ability to easily hail a taxi from the app and integration with Spotlight Search. Perhaps the biggest feature addition is that of the ride services tab, which gives you an easy way to check fare estimates and order a ride...
Google Maps

Google Maps updated with support for 3D Touch, lets you add route diversions

The official Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad has been updated to support 3D Touch on latest hardware. As well as supporting the feature, the latest app update brings with it the ability for you to add diversions to a route for gas, restaurants or even supermarkets. Here's the full...
Google Maps for iPhone now lets you easily add detours to your trips

Google Maps for iPhone now lets you easily add detours to your trips

Google Maps for iPhone will now let you add detours to your trip without leaving navigation mode. Now, for example, if you decide you want to make a pitstop at a gas station or restaurant, you can simply add that detour in the app and your current route and estimated time of arrival will be...

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