CarPlay Waze & Google Maps For CarPlay ( iOS 12 )

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  1. FatherOfTwo macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    So we know that with IOS12 you’ll be able to have Waze, Google Maps and others available in CarPlay.

    How will this work? Is it a case of update your iPhone to IOS12 and their wait for the relevant app to be updated or should this work as soon as you have IOS12?

    Is anyone out there already having Waze, Google Maps running on your CarPlay system with the beta version of iOS12?

    Thanks, Ian.
     
  2. john991 macrumors 68000

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    We will have to wait till iOS 12 is released. Currently google maps doesn’t work with car play, under iOS 12 beta. As the app google maps, waze will have to be updated too.
     
  3. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Apple will allow developers to release App Store versions of their apps with iOS 12 specific features very soon. Until then, these only exist as pre-release developer apps. Some out there are currently testing betas of these apps.
     
  4. spitcoff macrumors member

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    I am a waze beta tester and we do not have CarPlay support yet. Per the message we received it may be going straight to public release and is coming very soon and should be available near launch. I would expect to see it next week or the following at the latest.
     
  5. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Just released in Beta today, was able to activate CarPlay in my Subaru Outback.
     
  6. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    I’m dying for this to become live stupid me thought they would release it as soon as iOS 12 went live...

    Edit: JUST LOOKED AND GOOGLE MAPS RELEASED AN UPDATE WOOOOOO
     
  7. ppdix macrumors 6502a

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    Not very good in my opinion. The normal view looks a lot like Apple maps but it doesn't even have the 3D buildings. The satellite view is much better but the resolution is not high and the screen redraw makes it hard to read the street names. Also, I have an Audi without touch screen so zooming, moving and basically doing anything is slow and difficult. It takes too many clicks just to zoom or to find a destination.
    Maybe I am biased because my car already has Google Maps navigation built-in, which looks much much better than the CarPlay version. IMG_9801.PNG IMG_9799.PNG IMG_9797.PNG IMG_9795.PNG IMG_9791.jpg
     

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  8. Tibits macrumors 6502

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    Waze for iOS is in beta testing and should be out by early October.
     
  9. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    I think it's fantastic (Google Maps). All my hundreds of saved locations are in my car now & are understood when I request them by voice, unlike Siri who can't comprehend what I'm saying much of the time.

    It'll get better over time. In fact I think I noticed some tweaks already, from yesterday to today...just can't recall them right now :rolleyes:

    If I remember right, the developers conference that detailed the then upcoming release of third party Navigation Apps on CarPlay, there's a basic template UI that Navigation developers need to follow which will make them look similar in many respects.

    This is just on the surface though of course. But the features/settings of the mobile Apps will split them apart.
     
  10. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    My favorite thing about Google (as a mostly Windows user), if I have to go to a location I have never been, I just look it up in Google Maps, then send it to my phone, when I hook up Car Play, I am ready to go.
     
  11. boltjames macrumors 601

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    Does anyone know if there is a way to force Night mode for Google Maps in CarPlay?

    In my car I find the bright Day screen distracting and in my field of vision and I much prefer running the black Night mode all the time. But my BMW keeps reverting to day mode during the day even when I set the Google Maps app to be in night mode all the time.
     
  12. hobspain macrumors regular

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    3EB465D8-7ABB-49E8-AC78-BBFFAE3D1095.jpeg Have you tried the setting in the app?


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  13. boltjames macrumors 601

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    Yes, as I wrote in my post. The issue is that it doesn’t appear that way in CarPlay even when Night mode is selected in the app. I want the black screen all the time.
     
  14. ghsNick macrumors 68030

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    For Waze -
    How do I get the top “search” bar to disappear?

    I have a black bar on the top that won’t go away when I’m using the Waze App. Any advice?
     
  15. bumbo macrumors regular

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    I've found that it just goes away on it's own. Definitely disappears when a route has been plotted, but doesn't go away when you tap the screen like Apple Maps.
     
  16. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    Patience, BJ. Sounds like a bug in CarPlay...at this point in time. Expect it to be addressed soonish.
     

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