How to get Google Maps on the iPhone 5 or iPad 3

Simple steps to get Google Maps back on the home screen of your iOS 6 device.

Google Maps

Apple users who have upgraded to iOS 6 have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the performance of Apple Maps.

The first edition of the service has been beset with glitches, inaccurate data and IT Pro has been inundated with requests from readers for help with getting Google Maps back.

Thankfully, it is simple to get Google Maps back on your homescreen in these easy steps:

1) Go to Settings > Privacy > Location. Turn Location Services "On" and also make sure the tab next to Safari is "On".

2) Open Safari webpage and go to maps.google.com

3) Click on the "share button" to the left of the address bar and then "add to the homescreen".

Check out the video below to see it how it's done:

Featured Resources

Modern governance: The how-to guide

Equipping organisations with the right tools for business resilience

Free Download

Cloud operational excellence

Everything you need to know about optimising your cloud operations

Watch now

A buyer’s guide to board management software

Improve your board’s performance

The real world business value of Oracle autonomous data warehouse

Lead with a 417% five-year ROI

Download now

Recommended

Apple will let businesses accept payments on iPhones without the need for extra hardware
Mobile Phones

Apple will let businesses accept payments on iPhones without the need for extra hardware

27 Jan 2022
Apple fixes array of iOS, macOS zero-days and code execution security flaws
zero-day exploit

Apple fixes array of iOS, macOS zero-days and code execution security flaws

27 Jan 2022
Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers
web browser

Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers

18 Jan 2022
El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware
spyware

El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware

13 Jan 2022

Most Popular

Dell XPS 15 (2021) review: The best just got better
Laptops

Dell XPS 15 (2021) review: The best just got better

14 Jan 2022
Sony pulls out of MWC 2022
Business operations

Sony pulls out of MWC 2022

14 Jan 2022
How to speed up Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 11

7 Jan 2022