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Maps - Navigate & Explore

Maps - Navigate & Explore

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Real-time GPS navigation & local suggestions for food, events, & activities

4.2 Ratings 15M+ Reviews 5B+ Downloads
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  • Critical bug pls fix this Every time I use google it ask me to download the app😡 Aug 9, 2020

    By NaoTe1
    I’ve already downloaded the App😡😡 When am using Safari -> Google-> find location xx near me-> direction -> Navigate -> it opens Get the app and I have the option of ‘Continue’ of ‘Not now’ Not now take me to Navigate Button Again and it wont even let me continue to direction without asking me to download the App. ( which I have downloaded the app) It just takes me back to Navigate button back and back again Navigate not now Navigate not now. It used to give me the option ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ and when selected ‘Not now’ it would ask to enter my location....which btw my location is turned on my Settings for google then lands to ‘Continue’ and ‘ Not now’ options. ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ both will open the App page and ask you to download the app all the time. And btw all this is while am prob stopped at a traffic light or driving and wanna do a quick search things to find near my loc. How can an app always ask you to download all the time? Either give us the option ‘Not now’ to work properly or direct us google map page picking up my location and the location googled. Or give us back the use the old web option which is google-> direction -> navigate-> pick my location -> then the Googled address-> Navigate to continue to direction simple and easy... So annoying and frustrating !!!
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Mister J
    Google Maps is incredible; can you imagine getting around or finding businesses without it? However, only 4 stars due to the large number of incorrect place locations. The next little town over from me shows 2 gas stations, but there are zero and has always been zero. The nearest one is over a mile away. Just 1 example that I ran across today, there are too many to list!
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  • 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!
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  • Aug 11, 2020

    By Barbie Lebedew
    After updating the app you cannot get directions to read prior & during travelling. A lot of time I like to see what my travels look like before travelling. It is the same wether you start your trip or not. You no longer can see direction they give you a symbol now that looks like two arrows. I have no idea what it is? Almost looks like the symbol that a split in the road is coming up. Everything else is great. Thank you!
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  • Lots of things to say... Jul 9, 2020

    By By David Achter
    I used to LOVE this app. But it needs a refresh. When I first got this, about 2 years ago, it was amazing. The integration with your Google account is very helpful. Suggestions are much better than Apple Maps, and I still think more businesses and places are on Google Maps than Apple Maps. That being said, now I’m using Apple Maps. Why? For starters, the colors on the map are very bland, and don’t show much detail. Apple Maps is just a pleasure to look at. The zooming in and out is not very fluid nor smooth, and when you launch the app there are simply too many pop ups, to the point where you really can’t see much of the map without swiping multiple things away. Also, integration with StreetView would be nice, especially since Apple has already built look around right into their app. So now I’m forced to make a choice: The pleasure to use, seamless Apple Maps, or the more reliable, clunky Google Maps? So far, I’m using Apple, but if Google can get their app working more nicely and fluidly, than there will simply be no competition. 4 stars for now, and iPhone users will simply have to make that choice for themselves.
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  • Aug 13, 2020

    By Kim Bosse
    I've been using Google Maps for years and have been using it on and off all day, everyday for Door Dash and other traveling for a couple months now. All of the sudden it's no longer working. All day (even after updating and restarting my phone) it's been giving me highly inaccurate estimated arrival times, taking me in odd routes that don't make sense (there were no road closures or accidents or anything), taking me in circles, and the best part-leading me to DEAD ENDS. Anyone else??
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  • Progressively getting worse Jul 21, 2019

    By Geordie Buckley stan
    As someone else mentioned, the directions do not keep up with your physical movement. The GPS dot moves all over the place even if you are standing in one spot making it extremely difficult to get your bearings in an unfamiliar place. I may not know where I am, but I do know where I am not (...unless the men's fragrance section of Macy's has been moved outdoors and a block over). Adding to the challenge, the street names can be difficult to find. You may have to zoom out a significant amount for the one you are looking for to appear. God forbid you want to zoom out and look for something in another area. Every time I have tried recently, it just brings me back to the area I'm currently in. Using the transit directions prove to be equally obnoxious. There will be directions to "Walk" but no explanation of where to (no "turn left on X Street") so you have to rely on their map and faulty GPS. The public transit are very confusing and counterintuitive (perhaps they're sufficient for people used to using public transit?). I couldn't always clearly tell when a bus/train was arriving. Not sure what happened with the last few updates, as I have used Google Maps reliably on a number of past trips. I already hated to give my data over to Google but the frustration with this app on this trip makes it easy to try something new. I imagine orienteering would be easier than using this app!
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Criss Tiffany
    The app will give the estimated time and optional routes, but then when I want to to start directing me it just keep saying "searching for GPS". For the last 2 weeks this was happening onans off but now every single time I use it it does that, so the app is rather useles. Google Maps is no longer useful. The response from Google is USELESS! it doesnt help with the current issue. They know the app isnt working and they aren't doing anything to fix it. Time to switch to Waze.
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Jennifer Shadwick
    Google Maps worked great until the update. After the update, it just stops working at random, if it tracks properly at all. Kept searching for GPS with full 4G signal for a 35 mile trip through a major city. Are you kidding me with your response Google team? Seriously? What is your (unclickable) link supposed to help with? There are obviously (based on reviews) problems in the software. I'm not sure what bugs you are claiming to have fixed, but you did more harm than good.
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Christopher Escobar
    I use it for years for work and it was fine until a couple months ago. It kept losing signal even when I restarted the app and my phone. I upgraded to a new phone (LG Tribute Monarch) and the signal is fine. However, the app crashes or closes when you have it running in the background instead of having in full screen. It's worse when I switch to spotify to change songs real quick I'll go back to a map with the results of my latest search but not an active route.
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Buster Jordan
    My favorite application by far. I dont know why I started reviewing as a local guide, but over time I realized how important it is to document the places you visit in order to save the memories. G00GLE maps allows for easy organization of those timelines. It also gives monthly notifications that allow one to expand there world. I really appreciate it. Thanks G00GLE.
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  • Better than sliced bread Aug 11, 2018

    By News van
    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
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  • It’s a very important app to have Oct 2, 2017

    By zanehk43
    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.
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  • Lithium Battery Company Mar 31, 2020

    By Kmcconnon
    I was looking for information about concerting my golf cart to lithium batteries. I found this company by accident and noticed they had a an A+ rating at the BBB. I looked up the company and the owner had a very informative video and appeared to be very knowledgeable . I called and left a message and the owner called me back! He not only spent a lot of time with me inquiring about my needs , but took information down about my golf cart to make sure he got the proper details needed specifically for my cart. He emailed me back less than 2 days later and actually found that another company may better be able to suit my needs , especially price wise , and left me the number and I am in contact with them now. I can’t tell you how impressive I am that am owner of a company would go out of his way this much amd not even worry about the sale , but more about helping the customer! Honesty, integrity , character , professionalism and competency at its best ! Thank you Nathan!
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  • Kim B Dec 9, 2019

    By KimBMMM
    I’m writing about my current property manager Dawn Becker at American Homes 4 Rent. She has only been our property manager for a short time of the 4 1/2 years that I have been renting the property; but, she has been an absolute GODSEND! In the brief time that I have gotten to work with her she has tried in every way possible to help my family in our rental with any issue that has come up. Dawn has been amazing at going to bat for us with dire maintenance concerns that could not wait; however, without her help they would have waited and our family would have suffered. Dawn shows good communication, she is a team player, she shows the ability to work well with others in any situation as well as dealing with changes easily, she is very knowledgeable in every area that I’ve ever ask her about and if she ever didn’t know the answer she always got tight back to me. In my opinion, AH4R should train every property manager to be as efficient, professional, adequate and kind as Dawn Becker!
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Mister J
    Google Maps is incredible; can you imagine getting around or finding businesses without it? However, only 4 stars due to the large number of incorrect place locations. The next little town over from me shows 2 gas stations, but there are zero and has always been zero. The nearest one is over a mile away. Just 1 example that I ran across today, there are too many to list!
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  • Aug 11, 2020

    By Barbie Lebedew
    After updating the app you cannot get directions to read prior & during travelling. A lot of time I like to see what my travels look like before travelling. It is the same wether you start your trip or not. You no longer can see direction they give you a symbol now that looks like two arrows. I have no idea what it is? Almost looks like the symbol that a split in the road is coming up. Everything else is great. Thank you!
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  • Lots of things to say... Jul 9, 2020

    By By David Achter
    I used to LOVE this app. But it needs a refresh. When I first got this, about 2 years ago, it was amazing. The integration with your Google account is very helpful. Suggestions are much better than Apple Maps, and I still think more businesses and places are on Google Maps than Apple Maps. That being said, now I’m using Apple Maps. Why? For starters, the colors on the map are very bland, and don’t show much detail. Apple Maps is just a pleasure to look at. The zooming in and out is not very fluid nor smooth, and when you launch the app there are simply too many pop ups, to the point where you really can’t see much of the map without swiping multiple things away. Also, integration with StreetView would be nice, especially since Apple has already built look around right into their app. So now I’m forced to make a choice: The pleasure to use, seamless Apple Maps, or the more reliable, clunky Google Maps? So far, I’m using Apple, but if Google can get their app working more nicely and fluidly, than there will simply be no competition. 4 stars for now, and iPhone users will simply have to make that choice for themselves.
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  • Aug 9, 2020

    By Tyler Davis
    I've been using this app for years. It's gotten me across the country and back more times than I can count without issues. But ever since my Samsung S8 updated a little over a week ago, this app has been practically useless. No signal even in great signal areas, freezing mid route without notifying me of any signal loss, saying I'm actually miles away from my true current location... this app has been an absolute headache for the past week solid. Please fix this. I need it for my job!!!
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  • 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.
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  • Critical bug pls fix this Every time I use google it ask me to download the app😡 Aug 9, 2020

    By NaoTe1
    I’ve already downloaded the App😡😡 When am using Safari -> Google-> find location xx near me-> direction -> Navigate -> it opens Get the app and I have the option of ‘Continue’ of ‘Not now’ Not now take me to Navigate Button Again and it wont even let me continue to direction without asking me to download the App. ( which I have downloaded the app) It just takes me back to Navigate button back and back again Navigate not now Navigate not now. It used to give me the option ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ and when selected ‘Not now’ it would ask to enter my location....which btw my location is turned on my Settings for google then lands to ‘Continue’ and ‘ Not now’ options. ‘Continue’ and ‘Not now’ both will open the App page and ask you to download the app all the time. And btw all this is while am prob stopped at a traffic light or driving and wanna do a quick search things to find near my loc. How can an app always ask you to download all the time? Either give us the option ‘Not now’ to work properly or direct us google map page picking up my location and the location googled. Or give us back the use the old web option which is google-> direction -> navigate-> pick my location -> then the Googled address-> Navigate to continue to direction simple and easy... So annoying and frustrating !!!
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  • 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!
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  • Not very good or accurate Jul 15, 2019

    By Royal Montgomery
    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.
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  • Aug 9, 2020

    By Alp Guner
    Nice but very quickly depletes my phone batteries due to the fact that it DOES NOT have an option to turn off and keep off the screen until next turn by turn instruction is announced. In other words it's either always on or always off which is not always desirable. It would also be great if it had a quiet mode for night driving so that it would notify the driver only by turning on the screen (maybe also with selectable vibrate option). That way the kids wouldn't wake up every 10 minutes or so.
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  • An annoying necessity Jul 5, 2019

    By Ninjainthenight
    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.
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Christopher Escobar
    I use it for years for work and it was fine until a couple months ago. It kept losing signal even when I restarted the app and my phone. I upgraded to a new phone (LG Tribute Monarch) and the signal is fine. However, the app crashes or closes when you have it running in the background instead of having in full screen. It's worse when I switch to spotify to change songs real quick I'll go back to a map with the results of my latest search but not an active route.
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  • So frustrating Apr 3, 2018

    By Ava stanley
    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.
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Brandon Love
    This app used to work flawlessly before the last update. Now you have to turn OFF and ON your location on your phone to correct the lost gps signal. You shouldn't have to do this, but it is a necessity at this point. I used to turn the phone off and on and unplug from my car before I finally figured this out. I need maps as I drive to several locations during my workday and finally found a solution to this problem. Hope this helps all who read.
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  • Updates are not necessarily improvements Mar 6, 2020

    By Peej47
    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....
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Leanne M.
    Continues to Lose the GPS Signal. I used this app for a very long time with no problems. Over the last several months, it loses the GPS signal nearly every time. Many times it won't connect at all, and fairly often it gets confused. All of the above occurred today. What's really strange is that it gets ahead of me. So basically it's not worth using.
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  • Aug 13, 2020

    By Kim Bosse
    I've been using Google Maps for years and have been using it on and off all day, everyday for Door Dash and other traveling for a couple months now. All of the sudden it's no longer working. All day (even after updating and restarting my phone) it's been giving me highly inaccurate estimated arrival times, taking me in odd routes that don't make sense (there were no road closures or accidents or anything), taking me in circles, and the best part-leading me to DEAD ENDS. Anyone else??
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  • Progressively getting worse Jul 21, 2019

    By Geordie Buckley stan
    As someone else mentioned, the directions do not keep up with your physical movement. The GPS dot moves all over the place even if you are standing in one spot making it extremely difficult to get your bearings in an unfamiliar place. I may not know where I am, but I do know where I am not (...unless the men's fragrance section of Macy's has been moved outdoors and a block over). Adding to the challenge, the street names can be difficult to find. You may have to zoom out a significant amount for the one you are looking for to appear. God forbid you want to zoom out and look for something in another area. Every time I have tried recently, it just brings me back to the area I'm currently in. Using the transit directions prove to be equally obnoxious. There will be directions to "Walk" but no explanation of where to (no "turn left on X Street") so you have to rely on their map and faulty GPS. The public transit are very confusing and counterintuitive (perhaps they're sufficient for people used to using public transit?). I couldn't always clearly tell when a bus/train was arriving. Not sure what happened with the last few updates, as I have used Google Maps reliably on a number of past trips. I already hated to give my data over to Google but the frustration with this app on this trip makes it easy to try something new. I imagine orienteering would be easier than using this app!
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Criss Tiffany
    The app will give the estimated time and optional routes, but then when I want to to start directing me it just keep saying "searching for GPS". For the last 2 weeks this was happening onans off but now every single time I use it it does that, so the app is rather useles. Google Maps is no longer useful. The response from Google is USELESS! it doesnt help with the current issue. They know the app isnt working and they aren't doing anything to fix it. Time to switch to Waze.
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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Jennifer Shadwick
    Google Maps worked great until the update. After the update, it just stops working at random, if it tracks properly at all. Kept searching for GPS with full 4G signal for a 35 mile trip through a major city. Are you kidding me with your response Google team? Seriously? What is your (unclickable) link supposed to help with? There are obviously (based on reviews) problems in the software. I'm not sure what bugs you are claiming to have fixed, but you did more harm than good.
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Matthew Wiacek
    This is my go to maps app and SatNav...but since the last update I can't use it. Crashes every time I open it. I've tried everything even a factory reset (and the hassle that creates) and still won't work. All I can do for now is uninstall and go back to factory default version. At least the option to roll back to previous version would be better than this. Not happy at the moment.
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