Despite the fact that Apple works hard to constantly improve its maps application, the reality is that Google Maps remains the most useful option for all users, so much so that it becomes the preferred choice even for users of Google Maps. iPhone. It’s because of it we want to teach you what are the tricks to use Google Maps like a real one pro and be able to make the most of it.
Discover with us this batch of secret features and curiosities of Google Maps that will help you make the most of the features it offers on your iPhone and iPad.
Register your personal and professional addresses
Google Maps gives us an easier and faster way to navigate, especially when we want to go directly to work or home. For this we can register these addresses in the section your sites. We show you how easy it is:
To do this click on checked in and go to the last option called tagged which is a private list. If we click on it, it will appear Home and Work as options. We just add the address we want and it will be marked with a label. When we start browsing, these alternatives will always be offered to us first.
Quickly share your location
When you are in a place and you want to share the exact point, you can do it directly from Google Maps by sending a link, which will be extremely functional for Android users and not just for iOS users.
Just open Google Maps, tap on any point on the map, in this case better if you do it where you are, and The list of options will appear: How to get there / Start / Save… and if you drag these options from right to left, the To share. This will open the menu and we can quickly share our location.
Go to Street View and find nearby services
The Google Maps navigation screen is full of stuff. If we click on the small photo that appears in the lower right corner of the map, the View from the street of the place we have selected.
Similarly, top center we have an option selector, in which appear restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations and much more. If we press any of these buttons, it will search for the best rated and nearest related services so that we can go quickly.
You can zoom with one hand
It’s extremely easy, and although we can zoom in and out by pinching the image, which Apple has popularized since the arrival of its iPhone, the reality is that we can also zoom in with one hand, without pinching. .
For this we only have to do a quick double-click anywhere on the map in which we want to make close checks, this will allow us to zoom with one hand whether we’re driving or just don’t have both hands available.
Save maps for offline use
Google Maps is a great tool if we have mobile internet coverage and also have a GPS connection. This second is almost always available, but not when talking about mobile data. But Google Maps allows us to use its navigation system even without Internet.
For this we just need to save maps offline. It’s relatively simple, for that you have to press anywhere on the map, move the option selector from right to left and choose the option To download.
Now we will simply have to select the area of the map that we want to download and this content will begin to be stored in our Google Maps application, which will make navigation faster and easier.
Check public transport
To consult public transport, its schedules and connections, simply select the point to which you want to move. Once we have done it, we will click on the option How to arrive and we will choose the train icon. This will show us public transport routes.
If we also click on the selected route An informative drop-down list will appear with the public transport schedules we have selected, the remaining stops and the frequency of these so that we can get around.
Check your Google Maps timeline
You might think that no one knows the places you’ve been better than you, but that can be a big mistake because Google Maps knows the places you’ve been recently as well or better than you do. This is the Google Maps timeline
I was surprised that my locations are missing a lot of information, I don’t know if I should be happy or not.
Create a route with multiple stops
When we establish where we want to go and have pressed the How to arrive, the route will appear. We just have to press the button (…) and choose from all the option shows us Add a stop.
In addition, we will be able to access many other features such as:
- Set different route options
- Set a reminder to leave at a certain time
- Share route and directions with someone
Record where you parked
Be careful because losing a car in the big city is too easy. Google Maps has a solution for this. When you’re done with the journey Just tap on the blue dot that determines your location and the save parking location option will appear.
Other tips and tricks
- If you click on the addresses marked with a “P” on the screen, you can select parking lot or public parking lot to park.
- You can create your own custom maps and share them on this link.
- If you press en the microphone icon that appears in the text box for searches will open Google Assistant and you can request information and directions.
- The button in the upper right corner allows you to choose between the different views of Google Maps as relief, satellite and traditional.