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Use Google Earth for iPhone & iPad

Take a tour of the Earth any time on your iPhone or iPad with the Google Earth app.

Download the app from the App Store if you haven't already.

Device requirements

To use the Google Earth app, you need an iPhone or iPad with:

  • iOS version 4.3 and up
  • At least 211 MB of free space
  • A Wi-Fi connection (recommended) or 3G connection

Search for a location

  1. Open the Google Earth app.
  2. In the top right, tap Search Search.
  3. In the search box, enter the place you want to see.

Note: The accuracy of a location depends on your device, your Internet connection, and the strength of GPS signals in the area.

Change your location or point of view

  • See a new location: Place one finger on the screen and drag it in the direction you want to see.
  • Zoom in: Tap the screen twice with one finger.
  • Zoom out: Tap the screen twice with two fingers.
  • Rotate or tilt your view: Place two fingers on the screen and turn them the direction you want to see. You can move up, down, or sideways.

Use your device to tilt your view

When you turn on Autotilt, you can tilt your view by tilting your device. Follow these steps to turn Autotilt on or off.

  1. Open the Google Earth app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu Next Settings Next Autotilt.

Choose what you see in a location

  1. Open the Google Earth app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Under "Layers," choose the content you want to see on the map.
  4. To close the menu, tap Menu Menu. The icons for each layer will appear on the map.

Note: To see more info about a layer, tap the icon.

See location coordinates and altitude

  1. Open the Google Earth app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu
  3. At the bottom, tap Settings Next Position.
  4. Under "Show position as," choose how you’d like to see the longitude, latitude, and altitude shown from the formatting list.
  5. Under "Altitude units," tap Feet or Meters.