Google Maps now works with Apple CarPlay

Up until now the default and only navigation app available on Apple CarPlay was Apple Maps. The latest version of iOS changes this bt introducing a long-awaited feature – support for third-party navigation apps.

First in line to take advantage of the new integration is Google Maps. In order to use it, you need to be updated to iOS 12 and have version 5.0 of Google Maps installed on your device. Google-owned Waze is also expected to roll out support for CarPlay, though the update is still in the works.

Unfortunately, Siri can't be used to control Google Maps, as it is a third-party app, but there's a built-in voice control feature that you can use instead (though this requires a push of a button to activate).

You can sync all of your current data and lists from Google Maps with CarPlay. You can start navigation from your iPhone and immediately pick up where you left off once you’ve connected to CarPlay.

source: Google



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It just works,(with third party services) is in spirit only.

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1873; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The way it should have been from the beginning

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Better late than never. Say it with me...

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Perhaps, but Android Auto didn't allow third-party nav apps from the beginning either. They only introduced this in Juli 2017 and only Waze (which belongs to Google anyway).

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

f**king finally it's about that time Apple. Why do you have to be late to the party?

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's not Apple, it must be Google who is dragging their feet over giving away their precious Google Maps to Apple car play. Apple must have negotiated an awesome and irresistible deal with them on this one hence Google had to give up.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yes, it was Apple, they didn't allow third-party apps to be the default nav app.

16. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

And a day later Apple Music is supported on Android Auto... There was a deal made somewhere...

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

As Rebel mentioned, Apple restricted third party access until IOS 12. So it's on Apple's end.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

YAY!!! Now I don't have to use Android Auto ever ever ever again.......lolzzzzzz The ONE feature that Google had against Apple in the Car infotainment business is now GONE! Long live Apple and it's glorious and excellent virtual eco system.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The one thing? Both are pretty much the same in functionality. But Android Auto features the Google assistant while CarPlay features Siri. Guess which one is the better/smarter one.

14. OneLove123

Posts: 974; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

He will always pick Apple!! Dont bother with these trolls.

7. SanDiegoFreddy

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

I'm glad Apple is finally allowing Google Maps on CarPlay. I enjoy my iPhone, but can't stand Apple maps. It's much better than it used to be, but still can't tough Google Maps. Both Siri and Apple Maps will always lag behind their Google counterparts because the Google products take advantage of Google's search engine to enhance their user experience.

8. gamehead unregistered


12. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

This entices me to switch back to iOS. But I rarely use Android Auto anyways because of how laggy it is and the fact that I can't use the phone either.

15. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I just want gmail push to return to ios mail app.

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