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How to use Siri with Google Maps

An previous iOS trick as soon as allow you to without delay question Google Maps with Siri, however it is lifeless now. As an alternative, use this workaround.

Up to I would really like to be in a position to say "Open Boston, Massachusetts in Google Maps," that day isn't but right here: Apple lately does not be offering SiriKit routing for mapping programs.

As an alternative, on every occasion I question Siri for an cope with, I am getting Maps — which is not all the time the most productive source for instructions (particularly if I want up-to-date visitors knowledge). Again ahead of the Maps app supported Transit instructions, it's worthwhile to "hack" Siri to course by the use of Google Maps by way of pronouncing "Get instructions to Boston by means of transit" — however this present day, this command simply opens the Maps app's direct Transit instructions as an alternative.

However there is nonetheless some way to open Google Maps with your voice each time you wish to have to use an alternate mapping carrier: This is how to do it.

How to use Siri with Google Maps

First, be sure that Google Maps can settle for voice keep an eye on.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Pass to Privateness > Microphone.

  3. Ensure that the toggle subsequent to Google Maps is On.

As soon as you have achieved this, you'll be able to execute those steps on every occasion you need.

Observe: This trick would possibly not paintings if you are the use of Siri Eyes Loose or CarPlay, as Siri within the Automotive would possibly not assist you to open apps with your voice.

  1. Hang down the House button to cause Siri.
  2. Say "Open Google Maps".
  3. When Google Maps opens, faucet the Microphone within the most sensible left nook.
  4. Say the cope with you wish to have to commute to.

  5. Google will mechanically start supplying you with instructions.

Google's Assistant is somewhat restricted in its queries: You'll be able to ask it for "native eating places" or "instructions to Boston," however it does not recently perceive one thing like "Cycling instructions to Somerville" or "Instructions to Newton by means of transit."

How to use your Mac to get Google Maps instructions

This is not moderately a Siri trick, however as an advantage: If you wish to have to plan forward, you'll be able to get Google Maps instructions despatched at once to your phone out of your desktop.

  1. Log in to Google for your pc.
  2. Open for your internet browser.
  3. Seek for instructions.

  4. Click on at the Ship instructions to your phone textual content.
  5. Make a selection whether or not to ship instructions at once to your iPhone, or by means of your related Google e-mail.

Any questions?

Till Apple institutes complete SiriKit strengthen for mapping apps, I am hoping this little tip is helping! Let me know within the feedback when you've got any further guidelines for the use of Siri with Google Maps and different mapping programs.


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