You can (kind of) get Google Maps back after iOS 6 update

You can (kind of) get Google Maps back after iOS 6 update
While Apple packed lots of stuff in its iOS 6 software update, several features got given the sack, such as the YouTube app and Google Maps. The lack of the former has been addressed by Google as a client is available in the App Store, while the latter has been substituted by Apple's own Maps solution with Flyover mode and turn-by-turn navigation.

However, those who miss the old Google Maps (we cannot blame you, given the initial criticism Apple's Maps app is getting) can easily get access to Google's mapping service. In fact, the solution is so simple that some of you may have figured it out already. All you need is an internet connection. Just flick through the slideshow below and follow the five easy steps.

source: Pocket-Lint

Disclaimer: The web-based Google Maps solution isn't as fast as the native app, so brace yourselves with patience.



1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010


2. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You should write about the new google maps for android with the sweet one handed zoom in an out!!! The gesture is great!

7. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I just checked out the new one handed zoom and it is sweet! I think it's better than pinch to zoom! Easier to use and apple can't sue over it!

9. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i'm missing something here. could you provide a link? many thanks!

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

16. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012


15. mrgq09

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

lol Apple can this instance i think they would be on the receiving end...

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yes and Google always believed in maximising one handed operation/use unlike "pinch the butt" patents.

3. thelegend6657 unregistered I use this method to get a lot of maps

4. Savage unregistered

iOS users are screwed. Atleast for one year.

5. wickets

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

thanks for the tip

6. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Will Apple allow google maps to be available? Or it will be like Google Voice Search which is still not available (the App Store that is)

8. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

wait until someone ports the google maps app and sticks it in Cydia :)


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's funny: "they" got a bigger screen with a new connector and "they" 'kind of' lost Google Maps. So Apple said, "you can have THIS but, ya' can't have THAT!" (Hey, wasn't that a song?)

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google Maps is pretty basic if you need general directions even if it was off a couple of times namely with location of something. People need to understand how a business works. Apple was dependent on Google for maps before iOS 6. That was making Google money. Would you really sit and allow a company to make a lot of money off your platform with all of your data?

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Google maps is pretty basic? you serious ''Would you really sit and allow a company to make a lot of money off your platform with all of your data?' well if thats the case samsung, sony etc all who make the parts for the iphone should stop....why should apple make money off there products google maps and nokia maps are the 2 best in my opinion. apple are only doing this to further close off others. its pretty bad for the customers if you think about

14. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

If apple was smart it would have let google make a google maps app for the ios platform years ago but instead they wanted control and use googles services with their horrible software. The lack of turn by turn directions is the biggest reason I got rid of my iphone. Google instead made more money by people switching platforms. The only reason Apple has a leg to stand on is 3rd party apps. If you keep If you take that out Apple is just another outdated operating system with outdated hardware.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered


18. GeekMovement unregistered

He doesn't even know what google maps is. He doesn't know anything outside of the Apple ecosystem. (-:

19. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Hmmm....this story makes me wonder......What is Apple without their Apps+iTunes Ecosystem?

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What is Google without search and Android?

22. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

chome os, google tv, gmail...

23. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

and there's also a better one! with turn by turn navigation!

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