How can I make Google Maps my default map app on iPhone?

topcat84

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Hi Guys!!
Is there a way to make Google Maps my default for GPS? Normally when I want directions, Apple's maps appear. I just prefer Googles. Thanks in advance. Cheers!!
 
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chris

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There isn't a way to change the default apps in iOS. That could change with iOS 9, though I doubt it. If you use Siri, you can ask for directions to a location via Transit. That will bring up third party options, including Google Maps.

Here's a related guide on how to get Siri to use Google Maps for directions.

I too, prefer Google Maps. I still have a strong level of distrust for Apple's Maps app.
 

topcat84

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There isn't a way to change the default apps in iOS. That could change with iOS 9, though I doubt it. If you use Siri, you can ask for directions to a location via Transit. That will bring up third party options, including Google Maps.

Here's a related guide on how to get Siri to use Google Maps for directions.

I too, prefer Google Maps. I still have a strong level of distrust for Apple's Maps app.
Thanks, Chris!! I thought so, but wasn't sure. Cheers!!