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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.
    img by Laura
    2 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
    2 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 11, 2018

  • The best out there Apr 3, 2021

    By drblac0
    So I am a truck driver, I use this app to guide me in my travels. It’s a 21th century road atlas. A lot of old school truck driver always cry about this saying it will get you in a bind. I say, it’s a great tool to use and the misuses of it, like tool will get you in a bind. Would one use a hammer to insert a screw? A paper atlas won’t tell you traffic updates, speed traps, items in the road, places to park or eat. At any rate I use this app in Satellite view, I look in great detail the route it’s plotted out for me. I look at streets, roads, everything. You see I am making sure trucks can go down the route. If I see a truck on a street along my route, I know that there is a 80% chance I can. I look to make sure it’s not trying to send me down a ATV trail.....which how accurate Google maps is.....to even have such trails on a map is amazing. In the end it’s a great tool for drivers car or truck. For walkers or bicycles. Just use it SMART. It’s not design to fail you. Only you can do that. Plan your route, look at it, while driving, READ the road signs. Don’t just use this I.E: input destination, and go....follow it blindly. It’s that action....that will get you in a bind.
  • 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
  • The best out there Apr 3, 2021

    By drblac0
    So I am a truck driver, I use this app to guide me in my travels. It’s a 21th century road atlas. A lot of old school truck driver always cry about this saying it will get you in a bind. I say, it’s a great tool to use and the misuses of it, like tool will get you in a bind. Would one use a hammer to insert a screw? A paper atlas won’t tell you traffic updates, speed traps, items in the road, places to park or eat. At any rate I use this app in Satellite view, I look in great detail the route it’s plotted out for me. I look at streets, roads, everything. You see I am making sure trucks can go down the route. If I see a truck on a street along my route, I know that there is a 80% chance I can. I look to make sure it’s not trying to send me down a ATV trail.....which how accurate Google maps is.....to even have such trails on a map is amazing. In the end it’s a great tool for drivers car or truck. For walkers or bicycles. Just use it SMART. It’s not design to fail you. Only you can do that. Plan your route, look at it, while driving, READ the road signs. Don’t just use this I.E: input destination, and go....follow it blindly. It’s that action....that will get you in a bind.
  • 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
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Scott Vieira Jr
    You'd think with all this technology, not only would Google be able to give you directions, they would also be able to make the app so it shows the live weather as well! This is a feature that Google Maps needs ASAP. If they made it so not only did it give you directions, but also showed the weather, it would make driving even better. Instead, all you get is some suped up version of the old school places we used to get directions to where we wanted to go! Give us live weather with directions!
  • 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 😕
  • DIane121 Sep 8, 2021

    By Diane121
    As a “charter” patient for the past 9 years that Valley Dental Health has been at this location, I have only the highest admiration and praise for the professionalism, patient compassion, and quality of service that Dr Rafat, Dr Izadi, and their team of other dentists and supportive staff provide throughout the office. It is extremely convenient to be able to get a wide variety of dental services at one place with follow up instead of having to go to new specialists at different locations. I’ve needed everything from a special tool to correct an implant problem a previous dentist left me with to crowns and replacement crowns, to upper and lower partial dentures, and even an addition to my lower partial dental…and three different approaches in attempting to save a tooth! They do it all here, and they do it well. Recently I also needed to change an appointment for a regular cleaning because of scheduled surgery, but they were booked solid past my scheduled surgical date. When I reached out to the owners, both responded immediately and accommodated me most graciously. Keep up the great work team!
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Antonios Ntib
    It crashes as soon as I hit the start button. Cleared data and cache but nothing. EDIT: Cleared data and cache already. Nothing happened. Rolling back to a previous version did the trick. This is not however a good solution. Please release a fix. EDIT2: To everyone who has the same problem as me. Disable Driving Assistant. When you disable this feature from your phone settings Google Maps will work again with no issue. So I guess the buggy feature is the Driving Assistant which I enabled when the app suggested me to do so and I did it without reading what exactly is.
  • 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!
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jose Sandoval
    Previously I liked this app. It has its quirks, but in general, it worked fine. Took some work to edit your timeline, but it was doable. This recent update broke it. It's confusing and trying to edit my timeline today, it managed to erase all of my timeline history. Great work! Update: a day later my timeline reappeared out of nowhere. I think I'll limit my editing to my PC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    I can not find Palestine May 24, 2021

    By Fafee ..
    I can not find Palestine ??
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Alon Falah
    The app keeps crashing and I'm unable to even send the crash logs to anyone. It always crashes when it's in the background. I need to constantly keep the app and my phone on to make sure it's still working. I worked fine with the older version. Update: I cleared cache and uninstalled as you asked. Nothing changed. When I'm working with an old version, it's working fine but with the latest version it crashes. Update: please email me so I can send you the logs and a screenshot of the error
  • Update on my review Aug 14, 2021

    By utahhottie
    There’s one Major Issue that’s been a constant CONCERN with Google Maps! The Blue Symbol that marks address locations is inaccurate. It shows the facility where I live, under construction however when you hover over the building it shows, Welcome Home Assisted Living. Instead of constantly doing bug fix updates that a lot of the times messes up users app! (More than Not) Why aren’t you instead doing business Updates? When I was able to move back to American Fork, Utah after being gone from Nov 2017, to Nov 2019, there where a lot of new businesses since I was gone including the place where I live. The facility where I reside, has been completed for at least 2 years now, and yet Google Maps still shows it Under Construction. This tells me that the people in charge of making the App Updates hasn’t done any updates on the new and current Businesses! WHY?This is a MAJOR PROBLEM!!! Come on Google, Step it up and get your app up to date! People rely on this application to get them from point A to point B, but when you have address marked on the wrong location, even on a different street, it makes it extremely difficult to find the correct location! To me, I wish there was another Map Application that was better than Google Maps. I’m pretty sure that this review won’t be approved to be in the reviews, however I still wanted to write this in the hopes that it might be posted 🤞🏼🤞🏼We Shall See.
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Ariel Aaron
    I have always utilized this app and now all of a sudden I can't find directions for anything. This is very infuriating as I rely on this to get to and from travel games for my kids sports. I have done everything yellow of suggested and it has fixed absolutely nothing. This is just one more thing that makes you want to go Apple products this needs to be fixed
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Piston Broke
    Was a good app when it worked. I used to rely on Google maps for my commute buy it suddenly stopped working and there's no solution. Apparently a recent update has caused the problem but to uninstall the update, I'll lose my saved places, map routes, etc. There are no apdates to fix this issue either. Very disappointed. Maybe Google will get around to fixing this issue sometime.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Sue McGregor
    17/9/21 edit, a month later still not working, I have to uninstall the newest version of the app to get it to work. Getting fed up. 17/8/21 Having a terrible time with Maps, I search for a destination, press start and it switches off and returns me to my start screen. What the bug is going on? If it wasn't broke don't try and fix it! I've reset my phone and cleared cache. Reinstalled maps but Still not working, very annoying.
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Nan Zaman
    In 2016, I've used Google Maps to navigate, and it would calculate the route correctly 99% of the time. Now, it calculates it incorrectly every time. Is it possible to fix this issue? Also, just for curiosity, is it possible to make an update to see how many people found a certain review of any place unhelpful? Also, I have noticed that if your route has a slowdown, Google Maps thinks that it looks good. Yesterday, it wanted me to take a route 10 min slower. Overall, it is the worst app ever.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By EMW
    Since latest update the app will close when I commence navigation to a destination. Have tried restarting the phone, uninstalling and reinstalling the app to no avail. It just keeps on crashing for no apparent reason. Kinda annoying. Have done all as suggested by developer including installing latest update, clearing data & cache but it is still not working. Installing a different app! F@#K google maps.
  • 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
    2 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
    2 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 11, 2018

  • The best out there Apr 3, 2021

    By drblac0
    So I am a truck driver, I use this app to guide me in my travels. It’s a 21th century road atlas. A lot of old school truck driver always cry about this saying it will get you in a bind. I say, it’s a great tool to use and the misuses of it, like tool will get you in a bind. Would one use a hammer to insert a screw? A paper atlas won’t tell you traffic updates, speed traps, items in the road, places to park or eat. At any rate I use this app in Satellite view, I look in great detail the route it’s plotted out for me. I look at streets, roads, everything. You see I am making sure trucks can go down the route. If I see a truck on a street along my route, I know that there is a 80% chance I can. I look to make sure it’s not trying to send me down a ATV trail.....which how accurate Google maps is.....to even have such trails on a map is amazing. In the end it’s a great tool for drivers car or truck. For walkers or bicycles. Just use it SMART. It’s not design to fail you. Only you can do that. Plan your route, look at it, while driving, READ the road signs. Don’t just use this I.E: input destination, and go....follow it blindly. It’s that action....that will get you in a bind.
  • DIane121 Sep 8, 2021

    By Diane121
    As a “charter” patient for the past 9 years that Valley Dental Health has been at this location, I have only the highest admiration and praise for the professionalism, patient compassion, and quality of service that Dr Rafat, Dr Izadi, and their team of other dentists and supportive staff provide throughout the office. It is extremely convenient to be able to get a wide variety of dental services at one place with follow up instead of having to go to new specialists at different locations. I’ve needed everything from a special tool to correct an implant problem a previous dentist left me with to crowns and replacement crowns, to upper and lower partial dentures, and even an addition to my lower partial dental…and three different approaches in attempting to save a tooth! They do it all here, and they do it well. Recently I also needed to change an appointment for a regular cleaning because of scheduled surgery, but they were booked solid past my scheduled surgical date. When I reached out to the owners, both responded immediately and accommodated me most graciously. Keep up the great work team!
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Antonios Ntib
    It crashes as soon as I hit the start button. Cleared data and cache but nothing. EDIT: Cleared data and cache already. Nothing happened. Rolling back to a previous version did the trick. This is not however a good solution. Please release a fix. EDIT2: To everyone who has the same problem as me. Disable Driving Assistant. When you disable this feature from your phone settings Google Maps will work again with no issue. So I guess the buggy feature is the Driving Assistant which I enabled when the app suggested me to do so and I did it without reading what exactly is.
  • 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.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Lawal Sulaimon
    Very perfect and accurate, but I would suggest, well I don't know if it existing already, but I think the app needs a new dimensions such different locations paring. For instance three or more people can be in the same vehicle with different pick up and destination, with a sequence of the nearest pick up and the nearest drop off, it can not be FIFO, but just pick up, drive, destination drop, discount, continue with the map with the other user till you drop them all. I think it's possible.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Mj Adams
    Google maps are one of the Google own apps I use the most. Easy to use, easy to navigate, intuitive to use and it really makes your life better and also makes driving much less stressful because your not worrying about where your going. Really like the night time display also.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Scott Vieira Jr
    You'd think with all this technology, not only would Google be able to give you directions, they would also be able to make the app so it shows the live weather as well! This is a feature that Google Maps needs ASAP. If they made it so not only did it give you directions, but also showed the weather, it would make driving even better. Instead, all you get is some suped up version of the old school places we used to get directions to where we wanted to go! Give us live weather with directions!
  • 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 😕
  • 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.
  • Almost perfect (almost) Jan 23, 2018

    By Gregory Lerner
    For the vast majority of usage, this app has been flawless. The traffic is accurate, the routing is good, and the user interface is simple and easy to use. However, I have found some things to be quite annoying. For one, I have found that sometimes when I am in the far left lane on the highway, the app will think I am on the wrong side of the road causing it to constantly reroute me (this mostly happens in HOV lanes and high speed ezpass lanes). Another issue is that if I purposely choose a slower route because it is fewer miles the app will constantly tell me it found a faster route (I know there is a faster way, but I purposefully chose the longer timed route!) this is very frustrating, and on my last 2 hour drive it told me 5 times that there was a faster way and I had to take my hand off the wheel to cancel the change. Finally, my last complaint is that there aren't more alternate routes given. I’m lucky if the app gives me 3 options, whereas online you can drag the route to any road and it will find a route. Other than these issues though, the app is very well implemented.
  • Only sometimes shows the saved locations on my phone Dec 5, 2017

    By KarenD345
    I wrote a review a while back that the app no longer showed saved locations making it cumbersome to go to ‘home’ or ‘work’ since those saved locations do not show up in ‘recent searches’. I am very impressed that google responded to my review and fixed the issue. Unfortunately, the fix is not entirely 100% and the app now is rather temperamental about whether or not it shows the stored locations. It seems that if you still have a route displayed and then want to change it, the app won’t show stored locations but when you start from the map/satellite image of your current location, it will. Previous review: Used to work beautifully for the daily commute from/to work/home because of real-time traffic. Now, however, when picking a destination it only shows recent searches and not saved locations like home or work. It’s irritating and defeats the purpose of having stored locations. Yes, I do know the usual way home but the whole purpose of using google maps is to know the best route given the current traffic situation
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jose Sandoval
    Previously I liked this app. It has its quirks, but in general, it worked fine. Took some work to edit your timeline, but it was doable. This recent update broke it. It's confusing and trying to edit my timeline today, it managed to erase all of my timeline history. Great work! Update: a day later my timeline reappeared out of nowhere. I think I'll limit my editing to my PC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By David Lawrence
    I don't know what has happened, the last few days whenever I start navigation the app turns off and screen goes to desktop. I tried to uninstall but I think because it is preinstalled it just undoes updates, but I did it anyway, it seemed ok but the next day it was doing it again. PLEASE HELP. . . . Seven weeks, no response, thanks.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Avery Soul
    I use google maps every single day as i am a food delivery driver. As that is, i also like to listen to music when im driving so I am often using my Youtube music app which actually blends with the maps app allowing you to navigate the track without exiting the app. Unfortunately atleast 3 times a day in a six hour shift i experience pausing of the song (5-10 second increments) its especially annoying when im stopped at a light and my sound is pitching in and out. PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE
  • 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.
  • One of the best navigation apps, but isn’t as great as some others Dec 8, 2019

    By Patrick7015
    Google Maps is without question one of the most, if not the most popular navigation app. It’s worked decent for me, why, you may ask, am I saying only decent? Well, here’s why. First of all, I use Apple Maps as well, and that app will usually give me more convenient directions/routes to certain places. For instance, if I’m going to the mall and I put it into Apple Maps, it will send me the route that I’d normally take anyway. However, this is not the case with Google Maps. It will usually take me routes that rarely anyone would take to get to said destination, and I’ve found that I would arrive a few minutes later than I would have if I had taken the route I normally take. It also will sometimes glitch while I’m driving and tell me to turn at the very last second, causing me to either slam my brakes or completely miss the turn. This is very frustrating, especially on the thruway. Both of the issues I’ve talked about seem very fixable, and I hope they eventually get fixed and fast because a lot of people use this app and rely on it to get them places every day.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Piston Broke
    Was a good app when it worked. I used to rely on Google maps for my commute buy it suddenly stopped working and there's no solution. Apparently a recent update has caused the problem but to uninstall the update, I'll lose my saved places, map routes, etc. There are no apdates to fix this issue either. Very disappointed. Maybe Google will get around to fixing this issue sometime.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Mega Milk
    Please stop messing up my ETA with your "smart" predictive system. I travel for my job, often using Google Maps to route 5 or 6 stops a day. I rely heavily on the ETA feature, however, since I will have my map up but be at a location for 1-2 hours, my GPS has decided that it always takes me an additional 1-2 hours to arrive somewhere, regardless of travel time. This is seriulously ruining the very reason I use Google maps. Please fix your "smart" system to focus only on the road, not the driver
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Edwin Yuen
    The timeline function is completely messed up now. Trying to edit your timeline is incredibly difficult. Every time you tap to edit a missing timeline location, the search bar blocks the map which makes it impossible to see what you're trying to edit. I'm not sure why they made the changes they did.
  • 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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    I can not find Palestine May 24, 2021

    By Fafee ..
    I can not find Palestine ??
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Alon Falah
    The app keeps crashing and I'm unable to even send the crash logs to anyone. It always crashes when it's in the background. I need to constantly keep the app and my phone on to make sure it's still working. I worked fine with the older version. Update: I cleared cache and uninstalled as you asked. Nothing changed. When I'm working with an old version, it's working fine but with the latest version it crashes. Update: please email me so I can send you the logs and a screenshot of the error
  • Update on my review Aug 14, 2021

    By utahhottie
    There’s one Major Issue that’s been a constant CONCERN with Google Maps! The Blue Symbol that marks address locations is inaccurate. It shows the facility where I live, under construction however when you hover over the building it shows, Welcome Home Assisted Living. Instead of constantly doing bug fix updates that a lot of the times messes up users app! (More than Not) Why aren’t you instead doing business Updates? When I was able to move back to American Fork, Utah after being gone from Nov 2017, to Nov 2019, there where a lot of new businesses since I was gone including the place where I live. The facility where I reside, has been completed for at least 2 years now, and yet Google Maps still shows it Under Construction. This tells me that the people in charge of making the App Updates hasn’t done any updates on the new and current Businesses! WHY?This is a MAJOR PROBLEM!!! Come on Google, Step it up and get your app up to date! People rely on this application to get them from point A to point B, but when you have address marked on the wrong location, even on a different street, it makes it extremely difficult to find the correct location! To me, I wish there was another Map Application that was better than Google Maps. I’m pretty sure that this review won’t be approved to be in the reviews, however I still wanted to write this in the hopes that it might be posted 🤞🏼🤞🏼We Shall See.
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Ariel Aaron
    I have always utilized this app and now all of a sudden I can't find directions for anything. This is very infuriating as I rely on this to get to and from travel games for my kids sports. I have done everything yellow of suggested and it has fixed absolutely nothing. This is just one more thing that makes you want to go Apple products this needs to be fixed
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Sue McGregor
    17/9/21 edit, a month later still not working, I have to uninstall the newest version of the app to get it to work. Getting fed up. 17/8/21 Having a terrible time with Maps, I search for a destination, press start and it switches off and returns me to my start screen. What the bug is going on? If it wasn't broke don't try and fix it! I've reset my phone and cleared cache. Reinstalled maps but Still not working, very annoying.
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Nan Zaman
    In 2016, I've used Google Maps to navigate, and it would calculate the route correctly 99% of the time. Now, it calculates it incorrectly every time. Is it possible to fix this issue? Also, just for curiosity, is it possible to make an update to see how many people found a certain review of any place unhelpful? Also, I have noticed that if your route has a slowdown, Google Maps thinks that it looks good. Yesterday, it wanted me to take a route 10 min slower. Overall, it is the worst app ever.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By EMW
    Since latest update the app will close when I commence navigation to a destination. Have tried restarting the phone, uninstalling and reinstalling the app to no avail. It just keeps on crashing for no apparent reason. Kinda annoying. Have done all as suggested by developer including installing latest update, clearing data & cache but it is still not working. Installing a different app! F@#K google maps.
  • 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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