Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Get started with the Google Maps app

Are you new to the Google Maps app? This step-by-step guide teaches you how get set up and learn the basics.

When you finish the guide, you’ll know how to find info about a place and how to get there. And you’ll save time because the Maps app will know your home and work addresses.

1. Save your home and work

Type less by saving your home and work addresses. And then shorten your commute by getting the fastest route.

To save your home and work, you need to sign in to Google Maps.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Your Places and then Enter home or work address.

Related topics:

2. Get info about a place

Find a place on the map to get directions. Or get info like business hours, menus, and see Street View imagery.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place or tap it on the map.
  3. Swipe up on the info sheet.

Tip: With iPhone 6s and up, you can use 3D Touch to find a place's website, save a place, look up directions, and share a place. To turn on 3D Touch, go to the Settings app General Accessibility 3D Touch make sure the switch is on. Then, open Google Maps and hard press on a place.

Related topics:

3. Start navigation
  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Get directions to a location.
  3. To hear voice-guided navigation, tap Sound Sound.
  4. To exit navigation, in the lower left, tap Close Close.
Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?