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Make Google Maps load faster

If Google Maps loads slowly, here are a few things you can try.

Get the latest app version

To make sure that you have optimal performance and can use the most recent features, update your Maps app version. To update your Maps app, follow the steps below.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store.
  2. In the bottom right, tap Updates.
  3. Tap Update all.

If you don't have the Maps app installed, get the latest Google Maps app.

Clear app data

Google Maps stores data like shared locations, saved locations, and map tiles on your phone or tablet.

Clearing this data will do the following things:

  • Delete cache (including search suggestions, direction searches, map tiles, and activity page content stored on your device)
  • Delete cookies

This action can't be undone, so make sure you want to delete all of the items above before clearing app data. This action will only delete data stored on your phone or tablet, not data stored on Google servers.

To clear application data from the Google Maps app, follow the steps below.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle  and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap About, terms & privacy.
  4. Tap Clear application data.
  5. Tap OK.

Ask a Maps expert

If the things above didn't help, you can look for other solutions on our Google Maps Product Forum. If Google Maps continues to load slowly, send us feedback.

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