Google Maps Question

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by adam044, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. adam044 macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #1
    So I started using Google maps as Apples maps have steered me wrong twice in less than a week now. Few question.

    First I notice you have to have the app physically open in order for it to guide you. It doesn't show up on the lock screen like apple maps and it doesn't give you banner notifications for up coming turns like apple maps. Is this how it's suppose to be or is something not working right? Having the screen on for a 40+ minute ride with gps really kills battery. With Apple maps I was able to lock the screen and it would still navigate and speak to me.
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    #2
    Guess that's Apple way of saying: Use OUR stuff.

    Short term solution: U got a power source nearby.
     
  3. cynics macrumors G3

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    #3
    It should be giving you banners. Mine does, I'll try to post a screen shot in a bit.

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    Here you go. Screen was off and this notification popped up and it said "Turn right"

    [​IMG]

    Screen on but on the home screen.

    [​IMG]

    Works just fine.
     
  4. adam044 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #4
    I'm running the latest version of iOS 7. Wonder if that is the cause. I will try uninstalling it. Thanks.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #5
    Works fine in ios7 you just need to make sure notifications is on. The app runs in the background till you either complete the route or end the route manually. Until that point it'll keep giving you directions.
     

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