Google Maps Not Working on Your iPhone or iPad? Here’s Fix

Google Maps has gotten better and better on iOS over the years. For instance, Siri has excellent Google Maps integration now. However, as a Google app, it tends not to work as reliably as Apple’s own native apps. If you’re using Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad, you might run into an issue where it stops working. Here, we’ll show you some steps to take in case Google Maps stops working. Let’s have a look, now.

How to Fix Google Maps Not Working on iPhone or iPad

Quick Access:

How to turn on location services on iPhone

Step #1. Tap on Settings, then tap on Privacy.

Tap on Privacy in Settings App on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Location Services. If the switch isn’t turned on, tap on it to enable Location Services.

Enable Location Services in iOS 13 Settings on iPhone

Relaunch Google Maps App on iPhone

Step #1. Swipe up (if you have an iPhone with home button, double tap on that button) to get to the multitasking interface.

Swipe Up to Open Google Maps in App Switcher on iPhone

Step $2. Swipe up to close the Google Maps app. Then tap on it again from the home screen to relaunch.

Swipe Up and Close Google Maps to Relaunch it on iPhone

Enable Background App Refresh for Google Maps on iPhone

Step #1. Tap on Settings, then scroll down to tap on Google Maps in Settings.

Tap on Google Maps in iOS 13 Settings on iPhone

Step #2. If the Background App Refresh toggle is disabled, tap on it to enable it.

Turn ON Background App Refresh in Google Maps on iPhone

Update the Google Maps Application from App Store

Step #1. Go to the App Store → tap on Profile from top right → scroll down to check app updates.

Step #2. Should you find Google Maps in the list, tap on Update to download and install it.

If you’ve followed these steps, you should’ve resolved your issue with Google Maps not working. If none of these steps works, a viable option would be to try using the built-in Apple Maps feature instead. New iOS 13 features like Look Around make it even more feature-complete compared to the mature Google Maps. Which fix here worked for you? Do you have any of your own fixes you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.

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