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    Google Maps syncs perfectly with Culture Trip. I'd share the account with my husband and we would pin sites found on Culture Trip on the map. Since we can share maps, it was super easy to organize our time even when separated.
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    3 years ago
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    I once found myself in a place where i didn't no one and it was late at night. I couldn't find anyone to help, then i remembered that there was this App. I used it and got my directions to the place i really needed to be.
    img by Aubrey
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    Need to know more details where place is located and the travel guide of the place to show more and more points with the locations to travel more by looking map!!!
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Want to know where you parked, whether it’s 1 pm or 1 am? All you have to do is drop a pin with Google and you’ll know where your car is. It’s so easy and fast to find your car with this handy tool.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you want to get 10 or so friends or family members together for a fun football game, you want to know of a good place to play. Google Maps is one of my favorite apps for looking for specific types of places to go around me.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you are interested in skateboarding and want to find the best skate parks near you, Google Maps can help with that. You can find skateparks and even read reviews from other skaters. Instead of just skating at the same boring ones, choose from 3 or 4 others each time you want to skate.
    img by David
    2 years ago
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    I can not find Palestine May 24, 2021

    By Fafee ..
    I can not find Palestine ??
  • img Expert
    1. Real-time transit info for over 15,000 cities gives you bus and metro schedules for those times when walking just isn't an option
    2. Navigate like a native! Comprehensive maps for 220 countries and territories across the globe in the palm of your hand
    3. Tips and reviews for over 100 million local places of interest for you to explore worldwide
  • Best Mapping App Available Jan 19, 2019

    By kluke3
    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.
  • Alright Feb 1, 2021

    By Vampballer
    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
  • Best Mapping App Available Jan 19, 2019

    By kluke3
    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.
  • Alright Feb 1, 2021

    By Vampballer
    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
  • Head north or south??!! Oct 3, 2021

    By WaltKen47
    This app routinely gives directions by saying head north, south, east, or west on a certain road. Now, I’m not a moron and I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and whatnot and it is easy enough to figure out my cardinal directions if it is early morning or late afternoon but when there are fifteen people waiting for me to make a turn and it’s high noon, overcast, a moonless night or any of a half dozen other circumstances under which it is difficult to decipher cardinal directions on the fly I REALLY wish it would just say go left or right!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have just picked a direction and turned the wrong way and then had to wait on the app to re-route me when it could have been easily avoided by simply saying turn left instead of head north. I use the app a lot since I drive for a popular delivery service and when I get lost because I head north instead of south I end up being late for my delivery which lowers my tip and my rating which reduces the number of deliveries I am offered and impacts my ability to make a living all because it expects me to figure out north from south when I’m already stressed, in a hurry, and trying to arrive somewhere I’ve never been before all while being timed. I’m certainly not the only person who can’t tell north from south when stressed. Please, do me a favor and reduce the mental arithmetic it takes me to drive when under pressure and just say left or right.
  • Jun 26, 2022

    By Lisa Haverkamp
    I used Google maps to drive home from vacation. It gave me a few different options to travel. I chose one. Then it kept switching me to an alternate route which had tolls. It would ask something like quicker route available and if I didn't choose "no" (because I didn't see it while driving), it would switch it. Went the wrong way twice because of this stupid feature and added an hour to my 10 hour trip.
  • Navigator May 10, 2022

    By My_App_Experience
    My iPhone 11, running the latest IOS (15.4.1) and with the latest Google Maps is locking up when running Apple Car Play in a 2020 Toyota Avalon. Google Maps open on the phone and on the Toyota’s touch screen. Google Maps is not responding on the phone. I can’t close Google Maps by swiping up and the screen can’t be dimmed by pressing the right side button. Also, the phone does not respond to attempts to shut it down and restart. Continued pressing of the buttons to access the shutdown screen merely merely results in an whooping chirp, but no other response. The kind of chirp tech equipment makes when it is trying to get your attention to stop doing whatever you are doing. If I disconnect the phone from the car and put it in my pocket, after awhile the screen will go dark and the phone becomes usable again. Until the phone’s screen dims, it is unusable. The first time it happened, when I got access to the screen again, I shut the phone down and restarted hoping that it was one time random problem that could be fixed with reboot. Nope, the problem is back again. Both times this happened while stopped, with the car running and the transmission is “Park”. I often check Google Maps for traffic issues before getting under way. This is a new problem that didn’t exist before with previous traffic checks.
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By Matt Smutko
    I see you fixed the issue from my 1st review. Now during navigation if you tap the green section at the top showing the next step it will be spoken so you don't have to read it while you're driving, just as it was in the earlier version. But the layout of this new version doesn't work well with my display settings. It seems everything's bigger in this version. My phone's display settings are already large so Maps appears very cramped on-screen. Independent, in-app display settings would help.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    By Shawn Davis
    It is OK. I typically take a toll road home from work and program my destination regardless of knowing where I am going. When I am on the toll road, google maps insists on rerouting me because it is "lost". This is aggravating. Also, apple carplay has a better interface with their navigation. Why can't google come up with something where I can see my music and my map all at the same time. It is a bit distracting to have to keep changing screens while driving.
  • Jun 18, 2022

    By Cassandra Perez
    I love Google Maps and it's my go-to GPS system. But recent bugs make it very difficult to use. When switching from full screen to a small window, the normal navigation directions disappear and then it gets stuck on a map view, giving no directions at all. This is difficult especially when you're driving, because then I have to completely restart my phone for the app to work. Help!
  • BACKOUT or Put a FIX IN for buggy update.. Jan 15, 2021

    By Dmb5381
    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 😕
  • Jun 24, 2022

    By Claude O
    The voice guidence just don't work anymore making it difficult in a city to get around....... Ok, followed the suggestion and now the voice guidence is working again. I never changed any settings so I don't know how or why it changed. Overall this app has never given me a problem and has always gotten me to where I needed to be. One of my most used and useful apps.
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    I can not find Palestine May 24, 2021

    By Fafee ..
    I can not find Palestine ??
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By Cesar Rios
    I liked that the voice guidance used to give directions ahead of time so I wouldn't miss where I was going. Now it's just as bad if not worse than Apple Maps, it used to superior by a long shot. The app used to say "In X feet turn Y" but not anymore. I do like some of the newer features but would like if the voice guidance was as good as in the past. The voice guidance now says turn to ahead of time and sometimes there are 3+ entrances or exits right next to each other. Please make it better.
  • No longer user friendly Nov 16, 2020

    By getdemgators
    App used to be okay. There was a time when this app would give you turn by turn navigation, after you made a turn it would indicate the next regardless of distance, so you could anticipate the next set of directions and change lanes accordingly. A few updates ago they removed this feature for who knows why. Initially it wasn't a big deal because you could simply zoom out quickly to see the next turn yourself. Now they have made it so sensitive if you touch the screen or attempt to move the map to see where to go next it starts spinning wildly and fighting whatever you try and do to see the location you are going towards. For example you are driving straight and are going to make a left turn in 1 mile and the address is only 1.2 miles away. So you think “okay I can zoom out a bit to see if the business is on the left or right side of the road after the turn” WRONG if you try to slide the map further to see where to go it will start orienting itself in opposition of what you are trying to do. Zoom in, zoom out, and flip your always North facing settings for no apparent reason. Stop messing with the apps fundamental settings you are going to be responsible for accidents, erratic lane changes, missed exits off the freeway, etc. It is ridiculous and absolutely irresponsible to make such drastic changes in an apps basic functions that people need to use daily.
  • worst navigation at the worst time Jan 17, 2022

    By strooberries
    My friends & I were coming back from SF & our gas was almost out so we had to pull over & the city we got stuck in was Commerce, being from around the Newport area, we were shocked. We were pumping our gas at the mobil station on E 8th street & the men there have zero boundaries. We were already uncomfortable by how dirty the environment was & the amount of homeless people, the smell was rancid as well. This big guy walked up to our car making weird noises, looked at all of us, & just stood right next to my friend & just stared at her to the point where she couldn’t even finish putting a full tank & left. Now that you could imagine how uncomfortable we were, we opened the google maps app to get us back on the freeway, big mistake. It didn’t know where it was going, for every .5 miles we drove, it would constantly say “recalculating” & it took us to a back ally way with graffiti & what looked to be abandoned homes because they were fenced up with wood pinned on their doors & windows. That was only 8 minutes after driving & only pumping gas for 2 minutes & it was still saying “recalculating”. we closed that app & took out maps from apple & was given a much shorter path & we were on the freeway in a minute. Never using google maps again, also mentioning that the app is incredibly slow, hard to use, & gives the slowest directions compared to the maps app on iphone.
  • Terrible Feb 11, 2022

    By :-/!?
    Drove home from New York to Indianapolis and this app increased our trip by 2 hours. Leaving the Bronx should’ve taken 10 minutes because there is an on ramp to I-95 right by the house we were in. We knew how to get to the highway without using the map but we didn’t even bat an eye that we were using the app from the get go because one would think it would just take you on the quickest route. Nah. This app took us 40 minutes through the Bronx and made us sit through morning traffic. Once we crossed the George Washington Bridge, it asked it we wanted to take I-70 instead of I-80 because it’s 3 minutes faster. I clicked no be cause 70 is littered with tolls on the PA Turnpike and 2 minutes later it asks the same question. I said no again. Then I realized an hour later we are still in New Jersey when we should’ve been out of it by now. I thought it was strange we were still on 95. Sure enough I checked the map and saw that we were on I-95 south and headed for 70 after saying no TWICE. The voice never even told us to exit on to I-80 which happens almost immediately after getting off the GW bridge. This app is 5 stars in sending you to the most inconvenient routes and not communicating properly. I would give it no stars if possible. Spent over $100 in tolls when they should’ve been avoided because I should’ve been on I-80. Tired of having my money and time wasted because of this app.
  • Jun 21, 2022

    By Adelina Lee
    More bugs each update. Now totally unusable while driving. Since last major update, whenever I use voice or my vehicle to set a destination, Google will recognize it and say OK let's go, but will not do anything. It just plain won't work at all. This makes me have to fumble with the phone and unplug USB connection to use my phone without connecting to my vehicle. All while driving. I've tried everything and can't figure out what the issue is.
  • Google Maps is a joke when it comes to verifying edits Aug 24, 2021

    By carefullion4421
    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.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    By Austin Rice
    I'm a daycab trucker, constantly navigating new routes every day. I carefully select roads and route options before leaving every stop so I don't end up in a tight spot or stuck in a neighborhood. Maps' auto reroute "feature" has become too aggressive, and caused many bad situations. I can't hear the timed opt-out alert over my engine, and legally cannot touch my phone while driving anyway. This has been a huge problem and should be able to be switched off by user in the settings. Please fix.
  • Jun 9, 2022

    By Bee Bee Jones
    The voice navigation is poor at best. It either speaks at too soft of a level or it does not speak at all. Yes I have it unmuted and yes I have it on loud. I have nothing wrong with my hearing. I would think a hands-free navigation app would not require you to read the directions while you are driving. This is unsafe. This fatal flaw could eventually lead to the deaths of drivers. This is something that you people are going to want to fix fast.
  • Used to be the best, recent updates are ugh May 9, 2021

    By Frustrated Chromecast user
    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.
  • img Community
    Google Maps syncs perfectly with Culture Trip. I'd share the account with my husband and we would pin sites found on Culture Trip on the map. Since we can share maps, it was super easy to organize our time even when separated.
    img by Laura
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    I once found myself in a place where i didn't no one and it was late at night. I couldn't find anyone to help, then i remembered that there was this App. I used it and got my directions to the place i really needed to be.
    img by Aubrey
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    Need to know more details where place is located and the travel guide of the place to show more and more points with the locations to travel more by looking map!!!
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Want to know where you parked, whether it’s 1 pm or 1 am? All you have to do is drop a pin with Google and you’ll know where your car is. It’s so easy and fast to find your car with this handy tool.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you want to get 10 or so friends or family members together for a fun football game, you want to know of a good place to play. Google Maps is one of my favorite apps for looking for specific types of places to go around me.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you are interested in skateboarding and want to find the best skate parks near you, Google Maps can help with that. You can find skateparks and even read reviews from other skaters. Instead of just skating at the same boring ones, choose from 3 or 4 others each time you want to skate.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community

    I can not find Palestine May 24, 2021

    By Fafee ..
    I can not find Palestine ??
  • img Expert
    1. Real-time transit info for over 15,000 cities gives you bus and metro schedules for those times when walking just isn't an option
    2. Navigate like a native! Comprehensive maps for 220 countries and territories across the globe in the palm of your hand
    3. Tips and reviews for over 100 million local places of interest for you to explore worldwide
  • Best Mapping App Available Jan 19, 2019

    By kluke3
    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.
  • Jun 24, 2022

    By Claude O
    The voice guidence just don't work anymore making it difficult in a city to get around....... Ok, followed the suggestion and now the voice guidence is working again. I never changed any settings so I don't know how or why it changed. Overall this app has never given me a problem and has always gotten me to where I needed to be. One of my most used and useful apps.
  • Jun 26, 2022

    By Lisa Haverkamp
    I used Google maps to drive home from vacation. It gave me a few different options to travel. I chose one. Then it kept switching me to an alternate route which had tolls. It would ask something like quicker route available and if I didn't choose "no" (because I didn't see it while driving), it would switch it. Went the wrong way twice because of this stupid feature and added an hour to my 10 hour trip.
  • BACKOUT or Put a FIX IN for buggy update.. Jan 15, 2021

    By Dmb5381
    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 😕
  • Shortcuts through dark, curvy, rural roads Nov 14, 2021

    By armyofone66
    While trying to get to several places in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, I noticed Google Map’s inclination to direct the driver to rural roads, and secondary roads. These are really dark, narrow and curvy, not of any help when traveling at night, especially when I know for sure there must be a way to reach the place by highway (just not sure which one). It happened last night. After going basically nowhere for 20 mins on PR 845 and 844, the app telling me to turn right where there is nothing on the right, I had to call (bother) a client for directions. When she said: the entrance to the area is through PR 199. I thought: “sheesh, I know where that is”!!!! “This app had made my life miserable for the past 20 min”. I have also noticed a lot of inaccuracies in Trujillo Alto Specifically. The app tells you to turn right, then left to reach a destination, when you can see there is nothing, no road, on the right but can clearly see the building you are looking for on the left with a clear access to it. Thanks for having such a nice sign on the building. I try to collaborate by scoring the experience with unhappy faces. Not too happy today.
  • Jun 27, 2022

    By Eagles Point
    This has improved a lot over the years, and if it gets a little more simplified and less busy, it will be easily a five star. Also it can be a little fidgety and glitchy ever since last year, especially if you have the three button navigation that sometimes doesn't show up when you exit navigation mode on the app. But overall great.
  • Better than iOS Maps Nov 13, 2017

    By susie107
    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.
  • Alright Feb 1, 2021

    By Vampballer
    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
  • Head north or south??!! Oct 3, 2021

    By WaltKen47
    This app routinely gives directions by saying head north, south, east, or west on a certain road. Now, I’m not a moron and I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and whatnot and it is easy enough to figure out my cardinal directions if it is early morning or late afternoon but when there are fifteen people waiting for me to make a turn and it’s high noon, overcast, a moonless night or any of a half dozen other circumstances under which it is difficult to decipher cardinal directions on the fly I REALLY wish it would just say go left or right!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have just picked a direction and turned the wrong way and then had to wait on the app to re-route me when it could have been easily avoided by simply saying turn left instead of head north. I use the app a lot since I drive for a popular delivery service and when I get lost because I head north instead of south I end up being late for my delivery which lowers my tip and my rating which reduces the number of deliveries I am offered and impacts my ability to make a living all because it expects me to figure out north from south when I’m already stressed, in a hurry, and trying to arrive somewhere I’ve never been before all while being timed. I’m certainly not the only person who can’t tell north from south when stressed. Please, do me a favor and reduce the mental arithmetic it takes me to drive when under pressure and just say left or right.
  • Navigator May 10, 2022

    By My_App_Experience
    My iPhone 11, running the latest IOS (15.4.1) and with the latest Google Maps is locking up when running Apple Car Play in a 2020 Toyota Avalon. Google Maps open on the phone and on the Toyota’s touch screen. Google Maps is not responding on the phone. I can’t close Google Maps by swiping up and the screen can’t be dimmed by pressing the right side button. Also, the phone does not respond to attempts to shut it down and restart. Continued pressing of the buttons to access the shutdown screen merely merely results in an whooping chirp, but no other response. The kind of chirp tech equipment makes when it is trying to get your attention to stop doing whatever you are doing. If I disconnect the phone from the car and put it in my pocket, after awhile the screen will go dark and the phone becomes usable again. Until the phone’s screen dims, it is unusable. The first time it happened, when I got access to the screen again, I shut the phone down and restarted hoping that it was one time random problem that could be fixed with reboot. Nope, the problem is back again. Both times this happened while stopped, with the car running and the transmission is “Park”. I often check Google Maps for traffic issues before getting under way. This is a new problem that didn’t exist before with previous traffic checks.
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By Matt Smutko
    I see you fixed the issue from my 1st review. Now during navigation if you tap the green section at the top showing the next step it will be spoken so you don't have to read it while you're driving, just as it was in the earlier version. But the layout of this new version doesn't work well with my display settings. It seems everything's bigger in this version. My phone's display settings are already large so Maps appears very cramped on-screen. Independent, in-app display settings would help.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    By Shawn Davis
    It is OK. I typically take a toll road home from work and program my destination regardless of knowing where I am going. When I am on the toll road, google maps insists on rerouting me because it is "lost". This is aggravating. Also, apple carplay has a better interface with their navigation. Why can't google come up with something where I can see my music and my map all at the same time. It is a bit distracting to have to keep changing screens while driving.
  • Jun 18, 2022

    By Cassandra Perez
    I love Google Maps and it's my go-to GPS system. But recent bugs make it very difficult to use. When switching from full screen to a small window, the normal navigation directions disappear and then it gets stuck on a map view, giving no directions at all. This is difficult especially when you're driving, because then I have to completely restart my phone for the app to work. Help!
  • Routes are NO LONGER accurate!! Nov 15, 2020

    By Nwanyioma
    I have been using google maps for 5+ years and I love it because it’s very functional. However, as of this last update, the routes have been OFF. I drive to the Bronx from NJ everyday for work, which is about a 30 mile trip one way. I keep the app open with my route entered in case there is an accident and I need to quickly divert. There are tolls on my route, but I have the settings on “avoid tolls”, so I only pay for the GWB bridge or HT tolls vs the parkway/freeway tolls if that makes sense. Normally, my route is about 30-32 miles depending on which route I choose. After this last update, my routes (with the same settings) are now 66 miles or 77 miles to work. WHAT? WHY? The route suggests I drive to Albany or Fishkill (upstate NY) just to get to the Bronx. Any one who lives in tristate knows this is not correct. I toggled my “avoid tolls” off and the routes were back to 30 miles, however, it directs me to drive through the parkway tolls, which I don’t want to pay nor need to. Everything was fine until this last update. Now I am using WAZE because this app is unreliable. With “avoid tolls” turned on with WAZE, my normal route is back. Google maps has been VERY GLITCHY lately. Until it can be fixed, I’m sticking with the WAZE app.
  • Worse over time Jun 8, 2019

    By sarwalmac
    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!
  • Jun 8, 2022

    By Alex Carr
    Since I have been using Google maps, which is over 10 years now. I have found it very useful. However, since around 2018. I noticed that there was an issue with the level of control over routing choices. It was not regularly occurring. So, I just forgot about it. In 2020 the issue was back. In 2021 it got worse. I reset my settings every time I traveled. On every driving trip I went on.I had major issues and lost many hours, my patience, and my confidence in the app. It was a 5⭐ app before 2020.
  • Orientation determined is often inaccurate. Jan 30, 2021

    By LoyalPinnerButFrustrated
    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.
  • Jun 19, 2022

    By Kristina Vang
    Google maps is starting to suck. With all the new features, it seems like it slows it down. Often times, when I minimize maps to a smaller screen, it lags and freezes. Then when I try to retrieve the map back to the big screen, it just freezes. Sometimes it takes me to a completely location and my dot isn't even on there. When I try to find myself again or change my view, it just walks out and I have to restart. How frustrating.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    By Tim N.
    Honestly, maps is pretty clutch if you're driving, but if you're on a bike, or using public transportation this app is ultimately useless! They almost always include some form of ride share, and almost always give you whatever route is simplest for it own algorithm. Why would i pay 7.20 for ride-sharing, to get to a bus stop that's 2 miles away, to catch two connecting buses, and takes 35 mins if the ride directly to my destination is only 4 miles away, cost $0.60 more? Times are never correct.
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    I can not find Palestine May 24, 2021

    By Fafee ..
    I can not find Palestine ??
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By Cesar Rios
    I liked that the voice guidance used to give directions ahead of time so I wouldn't miss where I was going. Now it's just as bad if not worse than Apple Maps, it used to superior by a long shot. The app used to say "In X feet turn Y" but not anymore. I do like some of the newer features but would like if the voice guidance was as good as in the past. The voice guidance now says turn to ahead of time and sometimes there are 3+ entrances or exits right next to each other. Please make it better.
  • No longer user friendly Nov 16, 2020

    By getdemgators
    App used to be okay. There was a time when this app would give you turn by turn navigation, after you made a turn it would indicate the next regardless of distance, so you could anticipate the next set of directions and change lanes accordingly. A few updates ago they removed this feature for who knows why. Initially it wasn't a big deal because you could simply zoom out quickly to see the next turn yourself. Now they have made it so sensitive if you touch the screen or attempt to move the map to see where to go next it starts spinning wildly and fighting whatever you try and do to see the location you are going towards. For example you are driving straight and are going to make a left turn in 1 mile and the address is only 1.2 miles away. So you think “okay I can zoom out a bit to see if the business is on the left or right side of the road after the turn” WRONG if you try to slide the map further to see where to go it will start orienting itself in opposition of what you are trying to do. Zoom in, zoom out, and flip your always North facing settings for no apparent reason. Stop messing with the apps fundamental settings you are going to be responsible for accidents, erratic lane changes, missed exits off the freeway, etc. It is ridiculous and absolutely irresponsible to make such drastic changes in an apps basic functions that people need to use daily.
  • worst navigation at the worst time Jan 17, 2022

    By strooberries
    My friends & I were coming back from SF & our gas was almost out so we had to pull over & the city we got stuck in was Commerce, being from around the Newport area, we were shocked. We were pumping our gas at the mobil station on E 8th street & the men there have zero boundaries. We were already uncomfortable by how dirty the environment was & the amount of homeless people, the smell was rancid as well. This big guy walked up to our car making weird noises, looked at all of us, & just stood right next to my friend & just stared at her to the point where she couldn’t even finish putting a full tank & left. Now that you could imagine how uncomfortable we were, we opened the google maps app to get us back on the freeway, big mistake. It didn’t know where it was going, for every .5 miles we drove, it would constantly say “recalculating” & it took us to a back ally way with graffiti & what looked to be abandoned homes because they were fenced up with wood pinned on their doors & windows. That was only 8 minutes after driving & only pumping gas for 2 minutes & it was still saying “recalculating”. we closed that app & took out maps from apple & was given a much shorter path & we were on the freeway in a minute. Never using google maps again, also mentioning that the app is incredibly slow, hard to use, & gives the slowest directions compared to the maps app on iphone.
  • Terrible Feb 11, 2022

    By :-/!?
    Drove home from New York to Indianapolis and this app increased our trip by 2 hours. Leaving the Bronx should’ve taken 10 minutes because there is an on ramp to I-95 right by the house we were in. We knew how to get to the highway without using the map but we didn’t even bat an eye that we were using the app from the get go because one would think it would just take you on the quickest route. Nah. This app took us 40 minutes through the Bronx and made us sit through morning traffic. Once we crossed the George Washington Bridge, it asked it we wanted to take I-70 instead of I-80 because it’s 3 minutes faster. I clicked no be cause 70 is littered with tolls on the PA Turnpike and 2 minutes later it asks the same question. I said no again. Then I realized an hour later we are still in New Jersey when we should’ve been out of it by now. I thought it was strange we were still on 95. Sure enough I checked the map and saw that we were on I-95 south and headed for 70 after saying no TWICE. The voice never even told us to exit on to I-80 which happens almost immediately after getting off the GW bridge. This app is 5 stars in sending you to the most inconvenient routes and not communicating properly. I would give it no stars if possible. Spent over $100 in tolls when they should’ve been avoided because I should’ve been on I-80. Tired of having my money and time wasted because of this app.
  • Jun 21, 2022

    By Adelina Lee
    More bugs each update. Now totally unusable while driving. Since last major update, whenever I use voice or my vehicle to set a destination, Google will recognize it and say OK let's go, but will not do anything. It just plain won't work at all. This makes me have to fumble with the phone and unplug USB connection to use my phone without connecting to my vehicle. All while driving. I've tried everything and can't figure out what the issue is.
  • Google Maps is a joke when it comes to verifying edits Aug 24, 2021

    By carefullion4421
    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.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    By Austin Rice
    I'm a daycab trucker, constantly navigating new routes every day. I carefully select roads and route options before leaving every stop so I don't end up in a tight spot or stuck in a neighborhood. Maps' auto reroute "feature" has become too aggressive, and caused many bad situations. I can't hear the timed opt-out alert over my engine, and legally cannot touch my phone while driving anyway. This has been a huge problem and should be able to be switched off by user in the settings. Please fix.
  • Jun 9, 2022

    By Bee Bee Jones
    The voice navigation is poor at best. It either speaks at too soft of a level or it does not speak at all. Yes I have it unmuted and yes I have it on loud. I have nothing wrong with my hearing. I would think a hands-free navigation app would not require you to read the directions while you are driving. This is unsafe. This fatal flaw could eventually lead to the deaths of drivers. This is something that you people are going to want to fix fast.
  • Used to be the best, recent updates are ugh May 9, 2021

    By Frustrated Chromecast user
    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.

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