Do you use Google Maps or Apple Maps for Driving?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by seasurfer, Nov 28, 2014.


Google Maps or Apple Maps or Something else

  1. Google Maps

    196 vote(s)
  2. Apple Maps

    148 vote(s)
  3. Waze

    43 vote(s)
  4. Something else

    38 vote(s)
  5. I don't need a map/GPS to drive

    5 vote(s)
  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Which one do you use for driving?

    Google Maps, Apple Maps or Something else?
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
  3. stonyboys macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Google maps all the way. I don't trust apple maps to lead me to the toilet in my own house.
  4. illusionx macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2014
    Brossard, QC
    Both worked fine here. Apple maps was crap when it first came out. But now seems fine.

    Apple maps does not send audio to bluetooth if it is connected while Google maps app will send audio to Bluetooth if you have an audio device connected...
  5. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Google Maps 100%.

    Apple Maps take me in circles and through the longest routes. Belongs in my junk folder.
  6. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2014
    Well that's good, because Apple maps doesn't work indoors. :rolleyes:
  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I prefer Google maps because Apple maps has taken me to the wrong place far too many times.
  8. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    Still use my standalone Garmin. Rather not leave my phone baking on the windshield.
  9. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Google Maps, it's years ahead in every area which is expected.
  10. b3av3r macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2012
    If I grab my phone, I use google maps. I prefer the interface on google maps over apple maps. However, my girlfriend uses apple maps for everything so if I grab her phone I use apple maps. I have never had apple maps send us to the wrong location or on a crazy route either.
  11. Miguel760 macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2013
    This thread inspired me to download google maps.
  12. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    In my experience, at least in the last 2 months, Apple Maps has been fairly accurate.

    However, there is one problem with Apple Maps, it does not allow me to pick a non-toll pathway. So if I use Apple Maps, I have no way to know if I will end up paying a toll.
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Both. I use Apple Maps for navigation and Google Maps for traffic conditions. The traffic information in Apple Maps sucks.
  14. Daysight macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2011
    Use Google Maps to find POIs, but tend to use Apple Maps driving. Still miss the old dedicated GPS units though for navigating. Sigh. You'd think the navigation features in software for these powerful little computers could be more sophisticated.
  15. Europa13 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    I still don't trust Apple Maps. It's gotten me lost or taken me to businesses that didn't exist several times. It said there was a Chick-Fil-A in Henderson, Nevada and took me an hour out of my way to the parking lot of a small graphics shop. The actual business was in Virginia. I should have called the number first. There are no Chick-Fil-A's in Nevada. I almost missed Gravity at the Rave/AMC theater because Apple Maps took me in the opposite direction and said that I had arrived when I got to North Las Vegas Blvd near Fremont Street. The pin was in the middle of the road. Every so often I give it another chance and test it when I know where I'm going just to see what it will do. It still occasionally routes me to the wrong place. A few weeks ago I needed to go north on 1-15 for 120 miles. It told me to take the off ramp and took me on a tour of some of the Vegas hotel/casinos and then U-turned back instead of just staying on the freeway. That wasted twenty minutes. The traffic was fine. Apple Maps is still a joke in my experience.
  16. iososx macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2014
    My 2015 M4 has an exemplary NAV system unmatched by any new car I've owned to date.

    In lieu of that system my first choice mainly based on accuracy proven by the fact I'm on the road 40k annually, is Google Maps.

    Apple a close second and nicely improved over their earlier misguided results.
  17. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    I tried using Apple Maps when Apple initially started pushing it and one day the directions lead me down the wrong side of a non-continuous street that had always been that way. I liked the features of the App but unfortunately the directions it gave were very unreliable.
  18. janitor1999 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    For about a year I have used apple maps for work, a majority of the time it will take me to the door, even telling me which side of the road the house is on, which is a boon, because in the UK people seem to be not bother with house numbers, you need to find someone who can be bothered to put a number and count back, and don't even start me on people who give their houses names, neither apple or Google maps can help with them. I use google maps when I need to find a business or block of flats, as Apple maps are useless for these, where Google maps usually has them listed, new developements also seem to arrive on Google maps sooner than apple maps.
  19. cuongnq macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2014
  20. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use Navigonm, it works without needing a cell signal, which in a number of occasions has been great. The maps are already downloaded to my phone and as long as I can get a GPS lock, I'm able to get driving directions.
  21. Poterie macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2014
    I'm right there with you. I had been a stand alone Garmin user for years and was thrilled when I found the app to download. I'm familiar with the workings, it's accurate and I don't use data.
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I verify the address is correct with Google maps, but I like the look of apple maps better for navigation
  23. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Lately I've been using Apple Maps. It's been working fine for me. Though sometimes, if I'm on a long freeway drive, I'll use Waze since people often post speed traps.
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The ML takes care of my GPS driving needs and the Lowrance handles the fishing vessel. Handheld Garmin for emergency use just for insurance.

    The Plus would work nicely yet is not dedicated.
  25. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Google maps.

    Apple maps has burned me a couple times so as much as I'd prefer to use it me getting to my destination takes precedence.

    Just because a navigation system gets you to your destination doesn't mean it picked the best and SAFEST route (traffic, new roads, ONE WAY STREETS ugh).

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