Google Maps is my default maps in Chome *and* Safari?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by inaka, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    When I'm in Safari in iOS and select a nearby spot via a google search, I can click on the "Directions" button to get directions.


    This *always* launches Google Maps if I tap "Directions" instead of Apple's (Same results if I do this via Chrome, but I was expecting this.)

    Where is the setting to change this to launch Apple instead?

    ...or is this Google's way of hijacking the search results to launch Google Maps no matter what since you're searching via google?

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  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Quite possibly because it's Google and they can likely control what app they can send the directions to.
  3. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    It's a Google Maps location you're viewing, and the button specifically targets the Google Maps app. In fact, if you were to remove Google Maps, it would just open the web version instead of Apple Maps. It's a Google thing, and not something you can control.
  4. inaka thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
  5. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2010

    This has been the case for some time and it is not new to iOS 8.
  6. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    You're using Google's search engine. It's only natural for them to give you a map using their own maps service than that of Apples'.

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