Google Maps iOS 12 CarPlay App Released

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2016 Maruti Suzuki Baleno apple carplay

Google Maps has finally come to CarPlay - Apple's system for hooking an iPhone up to your vehicle infotainment display.

Google Maps for iOS has been updated this morning and with it brings one of the most anticipated updates: Google Maps support for Apple CarPlay. Space on the dashboard, Apple argued, was not only valuable but had huge safety implications.

First, download to the latest version of Google Maps from the App Store and you've been updated to iOS 12. Nonetheless, it was an iPhone disconnect that left many drivers frustrated.

Google Maps' inclusion in CarPlay is made possible by the iOS 12 update released yesterday. While there are other options out there, the obvious go-to destination app for many people is going to be Google Maps.

Google Maps iOS 12 CarPlay App Released

The navigation experience itself is the same as in the regular iPhone app. Google's other navigation app, Waze, is now testing its CarPlay version in beta. Google-owned Waze is also supposedly set to make the leap to CarPlay too, though a specific date for CarPlay support hasn't been announced yet.

You obviously need an iPhone with iOS 12 on board in order for this to work.

CarPlay is Apple's version of Android Auto, in a nutshell. If you've saved the data of an area in the app, you can still access navigation and get route guidance, even if you don't have an active data connection.

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