Maps gestures

You can move through the Google Maps app quickly with these gestures.

View the map

Move around the map

Drag the map with your finger.

Rotate the map

Touch an area with two fingers and drag both fingers in a circular motion.

Tip: In the top right, a compass will show up. Touch it to rotate the map so north is pointing up.

Zoom in and out with one hand
  1. Touch a spot on the map.
  2. Immediately touch again and then drag down to zoom in and drag up to zoom out.
Zoom in and out with two fingers

To zoom in:

Touch an area with two fingers at once and spread them apart.

To zoom out

Touch once with two fingers or touch an area with two fingers and pinch them together.

Tilt the map

Touch an area with two fingers and drag both fingers upwards. Drag from top to bottom to return to an overhead view.

Hide everything but the map

To hide boxes, buttons, and pins, tap the map once. If you want to hide more of them, try tapping the map again

To show boxes and buttons, tap the map until they come back.

Note: This is only for the latest version of the Google Maps app on iPhone.

See info about a place

  1. Open the Google Maps app maps.
  2. Search for a place or touch a place on the map.
  3. From the bottom, swipe up on the name of the place.
  4. You see more info about the place, like business hours, the address, and more.
Watch how to do it
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