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How to get Google Maps back on your Iphone

For those who can't put up with Apple Maps
Fri Sep 21 2012, 12:31
Google Maps on IOS 6

GADGET DESIGNER Apple released IOS 6 on Wednesday, but it was greeted by criticism from angry fans over the removal of Google Maps.

That's because Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Maps app, which gives wrong directions, doesn't support public transport routes and claims Doncaster and Tottenham Court Road station in London are merely figments of your imagination.

However, there is a way to get Google Maps back on your Iphone. Simply fire up the Safari web browser, head over to, click the Share button at the bottom and then tap "add to the home screen". This will add a shortcut to your home screen pointing to Google Maps, which throughout our hands-on testing has already proven much more helpful than Apple Maps.

Either that, or use one of the other mapping applications available in the Itunes Store. Waze, for example, is an excellent alternative to Apple Maps, offering a colourful, social way to get directions. Check out our guide on how to get around Apple's Google ban in IOS 6.

This might not be necessary for much longer, as Google has hinted to The INQUIRER that it will be bringing a Google Maps application to IOS 6 soon.

A spokesperson said, "We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system." µ


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