Apple Maps continues to improve on iOS and iPadOS, however, there are times when you might want to open locations with Implementation Google Maps instead of Implementation Apple Maps.
While you cannot change the default app in iOS, you can use an app called (Opener) to solve this problem.
The Opener application works as an action extension from your share sheet, as it was initially designed to open URLs on the web in the appropriate applications, but you can also use it to open Apple Maps locations in Google Maps, Waze, or another map application. Your choice.
How to open Apple Maps locations in Google Maps:
- You must first set up the Opener app.
- Then open Apple Maps.
- Find a site.
- Swipe up on the info screen to reveal the share button.
- Click the share button.
- Choose the Opener app.
- Select the option that says (Open the link in Google Maps).
- Click Open to confirm that you want to open the link in Google Maps.
- Choose start on google maps to start your journey.
It is worth noting that Google announced that it is working on improving its maps in Apple’s car service (CarPlay), and on its smart watch (Apple Watch). The new Google Maps update brings Maps to the CarPlay Dashboard, which is the main home screen window where users can see a lot of things at once, such as: calendar appointments, the music they play, and their directions.
Apple did not allow third-party map applications until the launch of an update for iPhones in March. Until now, users of the Google Maps app had to use Apple Maps instead on the dashboard screen, or had to just use the Google Maps app separately without the added information provided by the dashboard.
The (CarPlay) service also allows you to see some applications, make calls, talk to the digital assistant (Siri), and more in the cars that support it, and it is a competition to the Android Auto system from the American search giant that works on Android phones.