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Turn Google Maps notifications on or off

You can turn on notifications in the Google Maps app and see things that interest you, like train schedules or traffic on routes you travel often.

  1. Open your iPhone or iPad’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications and then Google Maps Google Maps.
  3. Next to “Allow Notifications,” slide the toggle on.

To turn on a notification, like when to leave for an event, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap the Menu Menu and then Settings and then Notifications.
    • Turn on a notification: Next to the notification, turn on the switch.
    • Turn off a notification: Next to the notification, turn off the switch.

Notifications you might see

Here are some types of notifications you might see from Google Maps:

Reminders for when to leave for an event
If you have an event, like a birthday party, in Google Calendar, you might get notifications telling you when to leave to get there on time.
Turn-by-turn driving directions
You might get notifications for driving directions when you’re navigating to a place and you already have the Google Maps app open.

Note: To get these notifications, you need to turn on Location History.
Information about a place sent from Google Maps on your computer
You might get notifications when you send a place from Google Maps on your computer to your phone or tablet.
Prompt to update an offline map
You might get notifications to update offline maps that are about to expire.
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