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
- Turn ON Location Services on iPhone
- Relaunch Google Maps App on iPhone
- Enabled Background App Refresh for Google Maps on iPhone
- Update Google Maps Application from App Store
How to turn on location services on iPhone
Step #1. Tap on Settings, then tap on Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services. If the switch isn’t turned on, tap on it to enable Location Services.
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.
Step $2. Swipe up to close the Google Maps app. Then tap on it again from the home screen to relaunch.
Enable Background App Refresh for Google Maps on iPhone
Step #1. Tap on Settings, then scroll down to tap on Google Maps in Settings.
Step #2. If the Background App Refresh toggle is disabled, tap on it to enable it.
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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