How to Make Google Maps Default on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of Apple Maps constantly giving you wrong directions? Do you prefer using Google Maps for all your navigation needs?

If so, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make Google Maps the default navigation app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Download Google Maps

If you haven’t already, head over to the App Store and download the Google Maps app. It’s free and available for all iOS devices.

Step 2: Open Settings

To make Google Maps the default navigation app on your iPhone, we need to dive into the settings. Tap on the “Settings” app on your home screen to get started.

Step 3: Scroll Down and Find Google Maps

Scroll down until you find the “Google Maps” option. It should be listed alphabetically under the section titled “Third-Party Apps”. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Set Google Maps as Default

On the next screen, you’ll see a list of options related to Google Maps. Look for the “Default Browser App” option and tap on it.

You’ll now see a list of available apps that can be set as default. Scroll down until you find “Google Maps” and tap on it.


If “Google Maps” doesn’t appear in the list, make sure you have it installed from Step 1 and try again.

Step 5: Enjoy Google Maps as Your Default Navigation App

Congratulations! You’ve successfully set Google Maps as your default navigation app on your iPhone. From now on, whenever you click on an address or use Siri for directions, it will automatically open Google Maps instead of Apple Maps.


If you ever want to switch back to Apple Maps as the default navigation app, simply follow the same steps outlined above and select “Maps” instead of “Google Maps” in Step 4.


By following these simple steps, you can easily make Google Maps your default navigation app on your iPhone. Say goodbye to getting lost with Apple Maps and enjoy the accurate directions provided by Google Maps. Happy navigating!

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