Google's official search app for iOS has been updated this week with more navigation options in the United States and other countries.

google app waze apple maps directions
In addition to Google Maps, you can now use Apple Maps or Waze for navigation when searching for places and addresses in the Google app.

When you search for an address and tap the navigation button, a menu opens with the three options for directions: Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze.

The update also brings search filters to the Google app. Once you've searched for something, scroll across the options bar underneath the search box to find the "Tools" option and filter results by time range and more.

Google's app is free on the App Store [Direct Link] for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Top Rated Comments

Aston441 Avatar
50 months ago
Google map opening Apple map? What a nightmare scenario
lol!!!!!!


It's time for Apple to quit the petty rivalry and let us set default apps to open.

It's also time to allow useful widgets on the home screen and a notification dot on the title bar, just like my Apple Watch interface copied from Android (of 8 years ago).

Why does my Apple Watch home screen give me more info on the home screen than my huge iPhone screen?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
50 months ago
Google map opening Apple map? What a nightmare scenario
Google app (not Google Maps) offering Apple Maps as an option for directions. Sweet. Choice is good.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
avanpelt Avatar
50 months ago
Apple would be wise to pay attention. Google is putting the end user first with this move; and in the process, they’re hoping that more people will use their search app for iOS to get directions, I’m sure. I would use Siri to get directions all the time if I could choose which app it auto launched. Since I can’t do that, I don’t use Siri to get directions.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Howyalikdemapls Avatar
50 months ago
I’m much more interested in Apple letting us set Google Maps as a default option
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I am Andy Avatar
50 months ago
I’m much more interested in Apple letting us set Google Maps as a default option
Why are you more interested?
I‘ve never used Google apps on mobile.
And in earlier days there was something like ‚Google‘ in my browser.
But that’s long ago.
Don‘t miss anything.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
50 months ago
This is awesome. I often search for businesses and destinations in Google, but I much prefer to use Apple for navigation while driving, mostly because the Apple Watch turn-by-turn vibration alerts are so convenient.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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