Google Maps Not Working on iPhone? 10 Fixes to Solve

Last Updated on Jan 9, 2023

Why is my Google Maps not working on my iPhone after the latest iOS 16 Update? Quickly resolve your problem related to the google maps app on the iPhone, iPad. From this tutorial you can get troubleshooting tips on Google Map unresponsive, Google Map app crashes, Google Map not showing current position or movements inside Map, Cannot reach the server, Google map, Not displaying distance in different Distance units (Kilometers, Miles), Turn by turn direction guide.

Pre-requisite: To run the Google Map app on iPhone, iPad stunningly you need good internet connectivity (In most cases you may have trouble while you travel by train, Air, or personal vehicle), Turn on Location Services for Google Maps.

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Google Maps app Not Working on iPhone, iPad or Mac

Google Map update or Not working on iPhone or iPad

Make Sure Google Map background Refresh toggle turned On

Your device must be connected with a strong Wi-Fi network or if you are using Google Maps With mobile data plan at that time cellular data toggle must be turned on.

if your phone connects to the internet, however, Google maps directions not working iPhone or other google maps issues persist on your smartphone, please follow the bottom guide carefully. I’m sure that you will get success and get back google maps to work quickly. [in more you can also use Google Maps alternative Maps for iOS]

  1. Go to Settings App
  2. Scroll the screen, Find and tap Google Maps
  3. on Google Maps Settings screen, turn toggle On next to he background App Refresh
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Calibration Google Maps must turn on

Get steps below on How do I calibrate Google Maps on the iPhone? Just go with my instructions to get google Maps workable on your SmartPhone.

  1. Go to Settings App
  2. Scroll the screen, Tap Privacy
  3. on Privacy Settings screen, turn Location Service On/Green.
  4. Next, scroll the screen tap Google Maps
  5. Now choose Always Allow.

That’s it!

The Second way to calibrate Google Maps on the iPhone

  1. Open the Settings App
  2. Tap Privacy
  3. Turn Location Service toggle On/Green.
  4. Now scroll the screen Tap System Services
  5. on the System Services page, Turn the toggle Compass Calibration on/Green.

Enjoy Google Maps!

Google Maps direction not working iPhone: Make Sure Time Zone is correct

in advance, you set the date, time, and timezone correctly on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Go to Settings App
  2. Tap General
  3. Click Date & Time. Next, Turn Set Automatically toggle ON/Green.
  4. I highly Recommend If possible, Use Set Automatically.
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Check for Google Map Update and iOS or iPadOS system firmware update

Based on my experience, (old iOS have had a major bug in GPS) please keep updated OS with the latest iOS from device settings

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Tap General
  3. Click Software Update [latest update available iOS 15.4 or later]).

Note: Google maps App Last apple comes with Add Additional Shortcuts for Travel Time Widget. Improved in Product.

Also, update the Google Map app,

  • Open App Store on iPhone/ iPad
  • Find Google Maps using App store search bar
  • Click on Update next to the Google Maps app.
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Also, Update offline Saved maps: Tap on the top left corner (Ξ) more icons. Inside App Side Manu Pane, Find Offline Maps and Leve it for update automatically. Finally, you will get the Update is complete.

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Google Earth app gives 2D and 3D Street View on your iPhone. Unfortunately, Street View is not available on Google Maps iOS app.

1 Google Map 3D icon on iPhone

Why can’t I turn on Google Maps Location Services on my iPhone?

it happens mostly when restrictions are applied for google Maps only or for All apps which use location services due to stopping track phone location or sometimes happens accidentally. Let’s check how to remove restrictions for Google Maps LS (Location service) on your iOS or iPadOS device.

Note: For this, you must require a Restriction passcode to remove Content & Privacy Restrictions.

  1. Open the Settings App
  2. Tap Screen Time
  3. Now tap Content & Privacy Restrictions
  4. on the Content & Privacy Restrictions screen, Turn toggle On Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  5. Now scroll the screen Tap Location Services under the PRIVACY section,
  6. Tap Allow Changes
  7. Now Scroll the screen Tap Google Maps
  8. Choose Always Allow.

App explanation, “To get real-time traffic updates reminders to leave, and personalized recommendations, choose Always Allow.

Through the above steps, I hope, you can turn on Google Maps Location Services on your iPhone.

Google maps not showing map iOS: Not showing current position or movements on Map

You are moving at walking speed or by vehicle; Google Maps is all time perfect and ready to guide at any speed. You are on another screen or Location service turned off

Go to the Settings on iPhone, iPad > Privacy > Location Services > Enable location services.

Find Location and Get Direction on google map

Tap on Blue Background Arrow round button, See below screen

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Turn by Turn direction guide using iPhone iPad map app

Cannot reach the server

Check internet connection by browse from iOS browser or Reset network settings (Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings).

Still not working, try another alternate Map app.

Restart Your iPhone or Android phone

Why is my Google Maps not working? the solution to this issue is simply to restart your iPhone or Android phone.

Let’s Press the Sleep/ Wake + Home button at once continuously until you show the slide to unlock the screen on the iPhone or iPad. Volume down button + Home button for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus.

Force Reboot iPhone XS Max when Stuck in Recovery mode

For Restart or Hard Restart iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS: Hard Restart iPhone.

Turn by Turn direction guide (Repeat voice guide)

Turn off the Google Map app completely from iPhone or iPad, Get last location search data in Map app history. (Go to Map Settings > Maps History > Tap on your search). Under the navigation settings, > Guidance Volume customize Google map voice level.

To repeat the voice guide, Single tap on Triangle moving an icon on Map.

Unable to Delete Google Map Search History

  1. Open Google Maps app on iPhone, iPad.
  2. Tap on the Settings app (Horizontal Three Lines icon).
2 Settings on Google Map on iPhone and iPad
  • Next, Find the Settings > Maps History.
3 Delete Activity on iPhone app

It will redirect to My activity page, Tap on the Page settings icon (Three Verticle icon), Delete Activity By > All Time from a Dropdown list.

1 Select interval and Delete Search Histry on Maps app
  • Next, Tap on the Delete button.

Fix Google Maps not working on Mac

very times users try to open google maps on Apple Mac, it works like charm but some of the time google maps does not work fully. it does Only a city or an area instead of a full page. for instance, on my mac, I try to minimize to see the world map for example, at that moment Google Maps goes blank. in short, Page won’t load on Mac Safari. in this case, you should follow this (safari won’t load a page on mac) guide to fix google maps won’t work on mac safari.

For more instructions, you should follow the instructions mentioned in the Apple documents.

Any personal suggestions on fixing the Google maps app not working in any way, don’t miss to share with us in the comment box.

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