Google adds iPhone X support to Maps and Home iOS apps


In early November, when the iPhone X was released, not all apps fully supported its unusual 5.8-inch display (which, as you likely know, has a notch on the upper-middle side - where the front camera and various sensors reside). This was also the case with Google Maps, one of the top apps available on iOS.



 



Thankfully, today, Google updated the Maps app with iPhone X support, so its content now occupies the entire display - including the left and right sides of the handset's famous notch. The new update includes unspecified bug fixes as well, but, if you own an iPhone that isn't the X, you'll probably have a hard time noticing any changes in the app.



 



Another app that just gained iPhone X support is Google Home (this one helps you set up and control your Google Home speaker and Google Chromecast player from your phone).



 



In case you don't have Google Maps and Google Home on your iPhone, but want to try them, both apps can be downloaded for free via iTunes - see the source links below.



 



sources: Google Maps (iTunes), Google Home (iTunes)

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I checked when I read this artical somewhere else and I can’t update yet. I like google maps way better than apples. I don’t know what it is I just seem to think it’s a lot easier to use and I’m used to it I guess

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What are thoooooose???lol. Why using crappy Apps when you have original Apple Apps?

3. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And they're yet to update the Gmail app.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This is good for Google before Apple.

5. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I have used google maps (or other google apps including search) for over 5 years. One of the reasons to choose the iPhone. The idea alone that I have to set up a google account to activate an Android phone puts me off.

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