Google Maps - GPS Navigation

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Navigation 4.50 Dec 12, 2012 May 15, 2018 158.6 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
New in version 4.50

Thanks for using Google Maps! In this release you can now customize your location icon while using turn-by-turn navigation. Get moving in a car, truck, or SUV!


Google Maps makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best places in town and the information you need to get there.

Get there faster with real-time updates
• Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions
• Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info
• Save time with automatic re-routing based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures
• Don't miss a turn or exit with lane guidance
• Find pit stops along your route like gas stations and coffee spots

Discover places and explore like a local
• Find top-rated restaurants and local businesses, wherever you are
• Decide on the best places to go with reviews, ratings, and pictures of foods and interiors
• Plan your visit and see menus, make reservations, and find when places are typically busiest
• Help others discover the best places by sharing reviews, photos and more
• Save places you want to or often visit, and quickly find them later from any computer or device

Experience the Google Maps difference
• Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection
• Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more
• Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums
• Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
• Transit schedules and maps for over 15,000 cities
• Detailed business information on over 100 million places

* Some features not available in all countries
**Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Near-Perfect maps app!
DanTheMann15 on 5/24/2018
I've been using google maps for years and it has never let me down. The performance and stability of this app is great, along with it's size staying under 100MB so it's not bloated! I'd strongly recommend this app to just-about anybody!
Lost all my labels
Joshua, mol on 5/24/2018
With the new update, I lost all the stars labels I’ve been creating for years! All my personalized location and names were lost. Please bring them all back ASAP
Roadrunner Lodge Tucumcari, NM
LWDallas on 5/24/2018
Great spot! So much better than sterile chains! Loved sitting outside our room drinking wine, watching the sun set and enjoying the cool desert breeze!
Google Maps
FastBack45 on 5/24/2018
Y’all get me we’re ever I need to be and I trust google maps with out one thought if ever taking me the wrong way thank you so much google Maps
A life changer
Connected 333 on 5/24/2018
I really appreciate this app. It has made life so much easier and has made travel to foreign locals stress free. Keep up the good work.
Not working
Green eyes65 on 5/24/2018
Lately getting me lost more than getting me there! Giving times it will take to arrive that are 2x longer than actually are. Freezes in middle of giving directions then reverses. Has become dangerous to use!!!
Fixed my saved places
RogerandAmber on 5/24/2018
My saved places no longer show up it says dropped pin and coordinates instead of my saved location name. Fix it dammit
V4.50 slow, with useless feature
thewolley on 5/24/2018
The latest update v4.50 takes a noticeably longer time to load than the previous versions. Regardless of data or WiFi signal strength, the map takes a long time to populate and begin functioning. It used to be up and running in about 2-3 seconds on my iPhone 6S. Also, the 'nearby recommendations' feature which displays by default and blocks the bottom third of the screen is really invasive, annoying and unhelpful. That's not why I launch this app 99% of the time. In the vast majority of cases I use this map to find a specific location. If I want recommendations to a dumb bar or restaurant, it won't be from Google Maps. At least give users the option to turn off this awful feature. I don't know why tech companies, with their legions of 'UX strategists', cannot figure out that superior UX involves NOT changing aspects of a product that work well: fast loading and non-invasive UI.
Update needed
KittenPOD on 5/24/2018
Several updates back Google removed the ability for the quick touch reveal of directional instructions. Now you have to click a couple of options before you can see the display of the written directions for your trip. This is problematic while driving. I like to be able to read ahead and find out what the next action will be before it happens. The way it’s set up now I don’t find out what I’m going to do until I’m right in front of the turn. Also I would like to know how you can add detours while driving? If You live and I growing metropolitan area, roadwork is a daily annoyance. You may have a road blockage that was unplanned and need a way around.
Detail problem
Feruz Mirza-Aliev on 5/24/2018
Call me at +16507720570 I will explain
BLIFE63 on 5/24/2018
Love it
Great Service
TyneishaN on 5/24/2018
Jeff Is Great And Very Hurtful! I’ve Had So Many Problems With My IPhone 6 And No one Was Helpful But Jeff. Awesome Job
Not worth the time
Justthinking. on 5/24/2018
Out of town It only uses Federal or major state highways. It totally ignores shorter minor state and county paved highways. In city. It again only uses major roads. Totally ignoring shorter routes.
Doesn’t work
Rwdphotos on 5/24/2018
GPS is completely non functional
Anybody still using Apple maps is a scrub
google slave 6467 on 5/24/2018
Seriously a million per-cent better than apple maps. I don’t know how anybody could possibly still be stuck using that antiquated peace of crap. Also, how does Apple get away with releasing that garbage? Beyond me. Either way, worth your time. Apparently there’s some app called wayz or something that people really like too but I haven’t tried it. Also I don’t think google has enough of my personal information yet so it’s nice having this because they know exactly where I go on the day to day as well as my preferences in adult internet content. All hail lord google!
Good app...when it works!
Emjs13748848448 on 5/24/2018
Even when I have WiFi / cellular access I still have so many issues connecting with google maps and an sick of the constant errors/trying to connect messages. Super frustrating. The app itself, when I can use it, is pretty good - though creating maps and researching places within my saved maps should be a lot easier. When I simply search for a restaurant or other landmark (and can connect) I find the app very helpful!
No voice when in background or screen off
Chris this is my nickname on 5/24/2018
Something changed in the last week or so that has caused this to only announce directions when the app is open. I have verified all settings I can find. If I open the app, I get voice. Turn off screen, no voice but I do get pop up notifications. Sent feedback but don’t know what to do. Hours of searches turn up nothing on this issue. Apple maps still announces properly.
Great 👍
RossyRRed on 5/24/2018
Straight forward and Accurate direction❤️💕❤️
Few issues
I like WoW on 5/24/2018
1) Changes destination address or takes to wrong address. Defiantly, not as accurate. 2) During navigation, no longer does any sound in the background with or without other apps open.
My Experience And Thoughts
TanooTanoodles on 5/24/2018
Google Maps Has By Far Been My Favorite App. Although Nothings Ever Perfect It’s On Of My Top Two.
No voice
SapphDaze34 on 5/24/2018
For well over 2 months, the voice navigation hasn't worked. All I get is a chime which isn't helpful . It's dangerous for me to have to constantly look down at my phone to figure out what the next turn is. Please fix this because your online instructions on this issue isn't helpful at all.
pickrl on 5/23/2018
it’s great
me31313131313 on 5/23/2018
I when I drag my own map i clearly want to go that way, but when I send it to my phone it overwrites it, very disappointed
I can’t use the app
austin12v on 5/23/2018
When I go to put in a location and hit start it shows that I’m on a total different street. It’s so bad that I can’t even use the app
Mr. D-Day on 5/23/2018
great program... but this uses my data plan, and ATT is expensive and stingy .....!! my second complaint is.........? why is the switch for driving mode, walking mode and others, so difficult to find after you begin a trip.....? A
Update broke the functionality-pls fix
Amazint on 5/23/2018
Map and directions are all out of sync, I wonder if the latest update broke it.
Google acknowledged me!
Stev-o911 on 5/23/2018
So there were problems before that they addressed. The app is back to my favorite again! No problems anymore...!
Google Map App
rjohn2425 on 5/23/2018
Haven’t found anything better. It’s getting close perfect!
Total comfort services
CF Screens on 5/23/2018
Prompt and reliable. The technician Kurt is top shelf, very knowledgeable. Both the owner and Kurt called a couple of days later to check if I was satisfied with their service. They will be my “go to” HVAC guys from now on. Tom Jones
Stopped working
Annina252 on 5/23/2018
The app worked great until one day it just wouldn’t. It stopped accurately representing my location and instead put me on some random side streets, even when I’m on the highway. It also doesn’t track my progress along a route, or update to tell me upcoming directions or ETAs.
Recent updates flawed
Helpermonkey3 on 5/23/2018
Google maps has been my map tool of choice for many years but recent updates are flawed. Things that used to work well are broken. For example, I use google maps to navigate the Tokyo transit system. Google Maps used to do this with aplomb but no longer. My biggest complaint is that Google Maps no longer shows all the alternate train options; only the “recommended” route. Anyone who rides trains in Tokyo knows that the trains become extremely crowded at times. It maybe better to ride a slower local train where you can get a seat, than a standing room only express train. I used the local train options but no longer.
Google Maps And Google Business Great
The Bunkmaster on 5/23/2018
Google Maps and Google Business has helped JB’s Bunkhouse become Very Visible to Customers 24\7 Period.
loyidambatt on 5/23/2018
Please update Google maps in Kuwait areas... Very poor performance.. Sundar pichai ..
Needs some work.
Buckeye chris on 5/23/2018
Overall Google maps is the best and nothing else comes close. As someone who’s travels for work and for recreation I rely on this app more then most. My only two complaints are as follows. Whenever I’m looking at reviews or photos for locations I constantly get prompted “Cannot reach sever, try again or cancel.” I have good service and it even happens on Wifi so I’m sure what’s causing this? It’s getting pretty annoying at this point because it’s been happening for a long time. Sometimes it doesn’t stop and does it over and over again. My biggest complaint of all about the app is the messed up street view. The street view with the blue lines is seriously broken. It’s almost unusable at this point. Some intersections have 6 blue lines running in all different directions. The intersection looks like a maze including ones the run up into the sky! It’s impossible to spin the camera around without being jerked and rocketed down the street to a completely different location. I miss the arrows it was so simple and always worked flawlessly.
presidencial aurora on 5/23/2018
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Speedometer feature?
Smitty198385 on 5/23/2018
How about adding a speedometer like Waze does? This would be a great feature to add in.
Studio Hot Rods
LouQ33 on 5/23/2018
Enjoyed working with Phil on my project for my car. The work turned out great and I am very happy with the service and price for the project.
Notter1960 on 5/23/2018
WHY is maps not allowing me to get directions or start my route to my destination it ONLY allows me to order an Uber or Lyft???? Last few updates are awful.
Dont like it
cursef on 5/23/2018
Its crazy and repeats things’ i want to use same directions everyday.
Update Apple pleas!
Piscesbaby101 on 5/23/2018
Needs updating! glitching
Street Names at Intersections
Jarlano on 5/23/2018
By far Google Maps is the leading navigation app. My one issue: I personally try to self navigate without using turn by turn but find it difficult to know street names because some of the names don’t appear unless I zoom out or move the map view over. It would make sense to have the street name right at the intersection in smaller text. Kind of give it look/feel of real street signs.
Bravo google
lulu hanem on 5/23/2018
Omg sooo useful Thanks to google
House of Sinse
Lovetribe on 5/23/2018
Located in the retirement district of Orange Hill go meet King Lawyer three time Stepping High Festival winner !
Cas_97 on 5/22/2018
Hate how it makes things complicated and sending me to the app instead of my location
Regression with the last update
jeff3800 on 5/22/2018
The last update in April 2018 that Google did, set the application back 10 years. Previous to this I would’ve given it a 4.8 or higher out of five. The major flaw, is the view that it gives you. While driving The route is small and the view of the upcoming area is huge. You may be taking a turn in the next couple of streets, but the map view goes a mile or two down the road. The total view that you’re looking at has nothing to do with the focus of your drive. The view and the drive/route you were on, used to be in balance. Now it is not. Also it was easy to read the streets coming up to a turn. Thus you could anticipate, know that your turn was coming up in two or three blocks. This is all changed with the last update. You now get a view that is completely out of balance and often your route is in a lower right or left hand corner and you have all this extraneous area in the view that you simply don’t need. Google, please fix this! Also it used to look definitively different than Maps for iPhone. Now it looks almost just like maps for iPhone, when you’re not in satellite mode. Why they decided to chase maps for iPhone when they were clearly the better of the two applications, I have no idea. Far and above more people that I know use Google Maps versus the iPhone maps. Google was in the lead, and they decided it was better to be neck and neck with competition then ahead of them. Thus they set themselves back 10 years. Maybe the next update will put them back in the lead.
Way better than apple maps
BigCrazyBurro on 5/22/2018
I was really prefer this over Apple Maps. It's a lot easier to follow. I feel it has better real time traffic, fastest route. I've used apple maps before and it has instructed me to the wrong location before.
What is going on?!?
KashMontáe on 5/22/2018
For the past couple of days the map arrow to my destination is backwards. I literally have to turn my phone upside down to know if I’m turning left or right and it’s not my iPhone X. I’ve reset it, I deleted the app, download the app again and this issue is still happening. Google your my bff BUT you need to fix this ASAP. I will use Waze App until further notice.
Leave the route alone unless I change it
PUGGZZ on 5/22/2018
When I choose a route, I expect to follow that route and not having it constantly changed because google maps thinks it should change the route. And if you’re maybe watching the road waiting for a turn or exit that you chose, google changes your route without you knowing because you probably didn’t see the 15 second notice and respond to it, VERY frustrating. And another pain is that it’ll shoot you down a gravel road if IT thinks that’s the way you should go...with no way to opt out of this in the settings. So you have to map it out anyways to make sure it’s not taking you down gravel. I believe Garmin is smarter than google.
Downloadable maps for the win!
Rebot80 on 5/22/2018
I love the downloadable maps with business/locations and offline searchable feature. Saved my life in rural South America with no cellphone service!
Rose lover 123 on 5/22/2018
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