Google has released an update for Google Maps, which now allows users to send directions from their computer to their iPhone. Here’s how to do it.
One of the biggest features of Apple Maps is that Mac users can run the desktop app, get directions, and then send them to their iPhone. Personally, it was one of the only things I used Apple Maps for. Another time I would use Google Maps, but for desktop-to-iPhone directions, Apple Maps was the only service that had such a feature before today.
Google has now joined the same offering, giving iPhone users the ability to go online on their desktop or laptop computer, get directions, and then send them to their iPhone through the app. last update.
This is extremely useful and can come in handy in a variety of situations. Also, getting directions on a computer is much easier and faster, especially if you want to look around on a map in a web browser. You can do this on your iPhone, but having a bigger screen, mouse and keyboard makes the task much easier to accomplish.
However, once you find directions on your computer, Google Maps will let you send them to your iPhone and from there you can be mobile and on your way. Here’s how to send Google Maps directions from your Mac or another computer to your iPhone.
Enable Notifications in Google Maps
First, all you need to do for this new feature to work is to enable notifications for Google Maps. This is because when you send directions from your computer to your iPhone, you will receive them on your iPhone via a push notification, so you will need notifications enabled. Otherwise, the feature will not work.
After updating and running the Google Maps app on your iPhone, you should see a message like the one above; This allows you to quickly and easily enable notifications and enable the ability to send directions to iPhone.
If you don’t see the orange screen, you need to go to the Google Maps settings on your iPhone as well as the Settings apps to enable it.
First, open the app from your home screen and select . Find Google Maps in the list and tap on it. From there, enable and adjust any of the other settings to your liking.
Now go back to the Google Maps app and click the Menu button in the upper left corner of the screen. Then select it and tap on it. From there, make sure it’s turned on.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure you’re signed in to your Google account in both the Google Maps iPhone app and Google Maps on the desktop web browser. At that point, it’s good to go.
Sending Google Maps Directions to iPhone
Sending directions from your Mac to your iPhone is as easy as clicking a button. In fact, you don’t even need directions. All you have to do is type in your destination and when the flashcard appears in the top left corner, there will be an option that says.
A new popup will appear and your device should appear in the list. Click on it and you will get a push notification from Google Maps on your iPhone.
From there you can open Google Maps and get directions to your destination.
Sure, Google Maps comes with Voice Search, which makes it surprisingly quick and easy to get directions to a place without having to type a single word, but if you need to do some map research before you hit the road, playing a game is the easiest way to do it on your computer. Using Google Maps.
Then, once you have the terrain in place, you can quickly and easily send directions to your iPhone.
Again, Apple Maps has this functionality and was still one of the only reasons I used Apple Maps, but now that Google Maps comes with this feature, I really see no reason to use Apple Maps in the future. I feel like Google Maps will always be the superior travel app on my iPhone unless Apple significantly increases the map data for the Maps app.
Still, since iOS 9 will come with transit directions in Apple Maps, a feature the app has been seriously missing for a while, and Apple will launch a Street View-like service on Apple. The maps were finally confirmed at WWDC this week. It’s only a matter of time before Apple Maps becomes a powerhouse just like Google Maps, but until then, Google Maps seems like the premium service.