Google Maps Arrives on CarPlay with Latest iPhone App Update for iOS 12
If you've been waiting for Google Maps to arrive on Apple's CarPlay then today's the big day. Update right now and start navigating away!
Google Maps is Now Available for All CarPlay Users if You're Running iOS 12
With the announcement of iOS 12, Apple thew in a very huge surprise for CarPlay users: third-party navigation apps were on their way. Fast forward to this day, iOS 12 is available to all compatible devices around the globe and Google Maps has received an update that brings the much-awaited CarPlay app to users out there. Here's the full changelog from the App Store:
Things we’re excited about: rainbows, puppies, and navigating with Google Maps on Apple CarPlay. Check it out to get the best of Google Maps right in your car’s built-in display!
While some may dismiss this news as not big at all, but it actually is. Because Android Auto, up till this day, does not allow third-party navigation or mapping apps at all. Users have to stick with Google Maps only. At the time of writing, you have the option of using not only Apple Maps with CarPlay but also Google Maps as well as Waze. Keep in mind that the latter is in beta at the moment with full release expected to arrive soon given that Google Maps is now out for users.
Remember one thing: you must have iOS 12 installed on your iPhone in order to take advantage of Google Maps with CarPlay. Last but not the least, you should have CarPlay head unit in your car in order to make use of these features.
Download: Google Maps for iOS [App Store link]
While you are here, you may also like to check out the following:
- Download iOS 12 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch – Final IPSW Links
- How to Clean Install iOS 12 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [How-to Tutorial]
- What’s New in iOS 12 – Complete Changelog for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- Download and Install iOS 12 OTA Without Losing Your Files or Settings