iOS Tip: How to Use Google Maps Through Siri


Prefer Google Maps over Apple Maps? Love the convenience of Siri? Wish you could have the best of both worlds? Yes, it is true that when you ask Siri for “directions home” it opens Apple Maps by default. However, there is a simple trick that allows you to ask for directions and still use your preferred map application including Google Maps. There are no settings to change and it does not involve jailbreaking or anything complicated like that. All you have to do is say is the magic words, “… via transit.” So the next time you need directions ask Siri how you normally would but follow it with those two magic words. “Directions home via transit.” Siri will then show you a list of map applications you have installed to select from as we’ll as populate a list of other map apps you can download from the App Store. Select Google Maps and it will open it with the directions for you ready to go!

@Darryl_Brian

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