How to get iPhone to default to use Apple maps not Google?

michael31986

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Every time I am searching on my phone for nearest Starbucks and it says directions it always open it up on the Google app. Is this because I use google to search? How do I get it that it open it up on the maps app?
 

posguy99

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Every time I am searching on my phone for nearest Starbucks and it says directions it always open it up on the Google app. Is this because I use google to search? How do I get it that it open it up on the maps app?
You don't. The link you're following for the directions is for Google Maps.

The reason for this is simple. Google Maps works everywhere. If you have the app installed, on iOS or Android, it opens in the app. If you don't, it opens the web page. If you're on your desktop, it opens the web page.

Apple Maps would be a link that only worked in Apple Maps on an OS X/iOS device.
 

michael31986

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So you are telling on an apple phone directions can't open straight into Apple map app. That's dumb.
 

scaredpoet

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It depends on what you're using to search for the nearest Starbucks.

If you use the Apple Maps app to search for the nearest starbucks, it's gonna stay there and give you the directions you want from within that app.

If you use the Starbucks app, it will go to Apple Maps when seeking directions for the nearest store.

The Starbucks Mobile website (via Safari) will default to Google maps because that's what Starbucks has embedded on their site. You don't have a choice in the matter (except to use the Starbucks App, or search via Apple Maps app).

And if you have Google as your default search engine and search "starbucks locations" in Safari, well.. Google's gonna prefer Google Maps. That's just how it is. Google isn't about to promote a competitor.
 

sunking101

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Every time I am searching on my phone for nearest Starbucks and it says directions it always open it up on the Google app. Is this because I use google to search? How do I get it that it open it up on the maps app?
You're using the web to search, no? I dare say that you're using Google as your search engine too? Google own Google maps, so it will default to that. As Apple don't have their own search engine this is always going to happen. Google control the web.
 

michael31986

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You're using the web to search, no? I dare say that you're using Google as your search engine too? Google own Google maps, so it will default to that. As Apple don't have their own search engine this is always going to happen. Google control the web.
Ah okay. I'll just search on the apple map then. Thanks!
 
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