You can finally use Google Maps on Apple CarPlay

Share
You can finally use Google Maps on Apple CarPlay

Starting today, we are there: you no longer have to rely exclusively on the often-wayward Apple Maps, as the newly launched iOS 12 update and a fresh Google Maps update bring the directions app to CarPlay-equipped cars.

When Apple announced that iOS 12 would enable Apple CarPlay to work with third-party navigation apps, including Google Maps, all we could repeatedly ask was 'Are we there yet?' This brings native support for using Google Maps navigation, search and much more directly in your auto that supports iOS CarPlay devices. Easy. Well, it would if your hire vehicle let you use Google Maps.

Now update the Google Maps app if it hasn't automatically done so on your phone. And that's not almost as much fun, especially if you're driving one of those vehicles where CarPlay costs hundreds of dollars extra. The latest version of the app supporting CarPlay will be displayed on the screen and you are good to proceed from there.

You can search for locations, get real-time information on traffic jams and delays, check alternative routes, and more.

iOS 12 is available to download right now for a score of iPhone and iPad models. Last year, Google added a different "find parking" option in 25 US markets that reveals parking lots and garages near your destination once you type in that address. However, Waze last week invited beta users to test its CarPlay-support app. Baidu maps is also expected to come to CarPlay.

Once done, go to Settings General CarPlay on your iPhone and select your vehicle.

This meant the inconvenient Apple Maps could no longer be bothered about by Apple customers.

Google Maps for iOS has been updated this morning and with it brings one of the most anticipated updates: Google Maps support for Apple CarPlay.

Google Maps gives you the ability to navigate to search results, such as places of interest, which is unlikely to be the case with your conventional in-car satnav.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Gmail Will Let You Disable Smart Replies on the Desktop Soon
The latest cue to act surprised: Google told US lawmakers that it lets third-party devs scan and share email via Gmail. This usually means a complaint made to Google about a user.

Berno Leno admits he is already frustrated with Unai Emery
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is unsure whether Lucas Torreira will be fit enough to feature against Everton this weekend. Bernd Leno admits he is frustrated at his lack of opportunities since his summer arrival from Bayer Leverkusen .

Nissan Navara looks to the stars in new Dark Sky concept
Built is partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), this is a mobile astronomical laboratory for the stars observation. Nissan might not do that, but it does mention that the Navara roof is ready to carry the gear necessary for overnight stays.

Why isn't Mark Judge testifying about Kavanaugh? He is an alleged witness
Ford and Senate Democrats had demanded the FBI first reopen Kavanaugh's background investigation to include her claims . They also asked the committee to subpoena Mark Judge, whom Ford has named as the other teen in the room at the time .

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A7 official with triple-lens camera
On the front, the Galaxy A7 (2018 ) sports 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The device comes in 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM models and supports microSD card support extending storage capacity up to 512 GB.

Former classmate of Kavanaugh’s denies being at party in sexual assault allegation
The attorney also stated that before her client appears at the hearing, she wants an FBI investigation into Mr Kavanaugh. Democrats have called for any vote to be delayed, pending an FBI investigation, testimony, further scrutiny, and debate.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies of Illness
More than 40 people were jailed this year and some 100 have been behind bars as of April 2018, according to Amnesty International. Quang, who came from a small village, rose up through the ranks from the bottom to the top of Vietnam's intelligence ministry.

India cancels rare Pakistan meeting over 'brutal killings'
The two countries have been at loggerheads since the killing of a Kashmiri freedom fighter, Burhan Wani , in July 2016. Dr Faisal said Pakistan's position was very clear on relations with India.

These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas
Florence has killed at least 35 people - 26 deaths happened in North Carolina , while another eight happened in SC . Or his initial visit to Houston after Hurricane Harvey, when he did not meet with any storm victims.

USA sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons
The legislation allows the government to take action against those companies and individuals who have been placed on the CAATSA blacklist.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.