Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped, with hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and public transport info, and explore local neighbourhoods knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in.

Get there faster with real-time updates
• Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions
• Catch your bus, train or ride-share with real-time public transport info
• Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and road closures

Discover places and explore like a local
• Discover local restaurants, events and activities that matter to you
• See what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about
• Decide more confidently with “Your match”, a number representing how likely you are to like a place
• Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real time
• Create lists of your favourite places and share with friends
• Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google and publishers

More experiences on Google Maps
• Offline maps to search and navigate without an Internet connection
• Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more
• Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, shopping centres and stadiums

* Some features not available in all countries

What's New

Version 5.1

Thanks for using Google Maps! This release brings bug fixes that improve our product to help you discover new places and navigate to them.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
114.8K Ratings
114.8K Ratings

Directional arrow


What happened to the arrow on the blue dot that showed the direction you’re facing? Now, instead of an arrow, there’s a faint blue gradient attempting to show field of view, which gets lost on green/park/water areas, is difficult to see when the screen is on low brightness, or for those without good vision, and isn’t obviously/easily discernible from a quick glance (eg, when riding a bike). Now I have to bring the phone up to my face to try and figure out which direction I’m walking, or stop the bike to look at the map properly.

Nothing is more usable, obvious, or intuitive than an arrow pointing in the direction you’re facing. Nothing. When Apple Maps was originally released, it didn’t have the arrow, and after years of complaints they eventually caved in and added it. I think that says something about how important it is. Now, ironically, and inexplicably, Google Maps has removed it.

The arrow was not a problem; it didn’t need to be “fixed”. Please bring back the arrow.

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Very disappointed in maps lately. When I press start to a journey nothing happens. The blue arrow sits in middle of screen and it doesn’t move. Doesn’t give me directions verbal or otherwise.

Yes. Still experiencing same problem. I set the route. Press start and there’s no voice directions and the blue arrow just sits there. It’s as if it’s lost reception but there is reception on my phone. It used to work every time but now it hardly ever works. I don’t like apple maps. Come on google. Fix whatever is the problem. Also a lot of the time when I put in an address it just comes up with preview at the bottom instead of start. Why???? I have to get out of the app go back in and set again. This is really annoying.
I’ve always relied on google maps because it gives me options on routes. I have maps on my car but I can’t zoom in to see the options.

Developer Response

Thank you for letting us know about this issue. Are you still experiencing this on version 4.49 of Google Maps?



With all of the distractions these days, it appears that google encourages users to look at their phones whilst on the move. Whether it be driving or walking, many people are encouraged not to watch where they are going whilst using their phones as portrayed in the graphics where two young people have smiles on their faces as they walk along on the phone. Would it not be better to have a video showing the advances of technology by having the phone talking to them whilst they are watching where they are going? I’m sure in a news article stating that they were on the phone when they were struck and killed by a motorist coming around a corner would not only wipe that smile off their faces but mentally scar that driver who was innocently travelling but also sadden the families of those pedestrians.


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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