Export google maps route to iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by macsrcool1234, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Is there ANY navigation application where I can take a route that I create in google maps and send it to my phone for turn-by-turn?

    Even google maps own application can't seem to do this.
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    I don't know of any off-hand but the link in the 2nd post of this thread may be helpful (slightly dated, though):

  3. diane143 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    I tried this last week, though I haven't driven the route I made.

    I downloaded the google maps app

    Once I signed in I was able to see all my created maps. (I think it's called My Places when you're on the google maps website).

    That was exactly what I was looking for.

    BUT I am looking at it now and it's a little more confusing. I think I can find it by clicking on the person icon in the upper right.

    Then the settings icon upper right

    Then Maps History seems to not only have the history of what I've asked it to map in the last few days on the phone, but I can see some of the My Places in there too. They have different icons.

    It's not a very intuitive interface compared to Waze or Apple Maps. I found Friday that it was .5 miles off for a place I was going. I had been there before though, but if I was in an unfamiliar place it wouldn't be good. I don't like the voice as much and find that while it lowers the volume of my music, the voice volume is not as high as Apple Maps or Waze, making it hard to hear. I also like how Waze and Maps show more data on the screen and with Google, you have to toggle through arrival time/minutes remaining/miles remaining.

    Can you run two programs at the same time? I can try that and see how they compare. I'll need to map a route for a trip I'm taking this summer so I really hope it works.

    Let me know if you can see your maps in the history. I signed into my google account as soon as I opened the app, maybe you didn't?
  4. betaclone macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    Apparently Google disabled the My Maps feature in their newest IOS release for some reason:


    Really stupid. Normally those kinds of mindless functionality changes are something I rely on Apple doing, but Google's always been pretty smart. Can't imagine why they would take away a key function of their service with a major upgrade. They say that it will be brought back "at some point" but who knows when that will be. Does anyone know if it's possible to go back to an older version of an app?
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I don't think it saves maps, but it remembers destinations as well as your Google contacts when you start typing the name. Routes are dynamic so it's going to give you the fastest route at the moment you ask it.

    I guess you've noticed the Google Maps web version has changed, also.

    The turn-by-turn is loud enough for me, but most of the time the last "turn here" instruction is cutting it close.

    Am I also correct in that there's still no night mode with Google Maps?

    I dumped Waze after it kept sending me on weird routes with speed bumps. It also tried to put me going south on a DC street that is northbound only during rush hour, adding 20 minutes to my trip.
  6. adventuregpx macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2013
    I wrote instructions for getting this to work with Navigon here...

    I gotta tell you though, the more I use Navigon the more I dislike it. I really wish there was a way to do something similiar with Google's or Apple's map applications as they are both way better than Navigon.

    But for now, if you really want turn-by-turn then this is all I've come up with. I'm going to try Copilot this week to see if I can get it to import.
  7. adventuregpx macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2013
    Just FYI, I tried Copilot this weekend and it didn't work. ITN Converter the software I use has the ability to convert .gpx files to the Copilot extension, but the app on the iPhone doesn't recognize it in the same way that Navigon does. Too bad because Copilot has a pretty nice looking interface.

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