Do we really need to give you the history on this? Oh, OK. I’ll do it briefly then. If you had an iPhone a few months back then you’ll have used Google Maps as the default mapping solution. Apple changed all that though, and along cam Apple Maps which, let’s put it nicely, was a bit pants. So everyone looked around for a Google Maps app, but there wasn’t one.
Yes, as I rub the sleep out of my eyes I still can’t quite believe it’s true but Google Maps has returned.Download, play and be merry. It even has voice-guided navigation too…
Update: The app collects and sends your location data to Google by default which some users may not want to be a part of so heres how to disable it.
- Tap the person icon to the right of the search bar
- Tap the Settings icon in the top right
- Tap About, terms & privacy at the bottom
- Tap Terms & privacy
- Tap Location data collection
- Turn it off
Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.
Search *Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search. *Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews. *Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.
Directions *Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions. *Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions. *Access live traffic information in cities across the world.
Street View and imagery *View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View. *See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide. *View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.
Simple and easy to use *An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone. *Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world. *Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.Link – Google Maps (iOS)