iPhone Users Can Now Access Their Google Map Searches via Spotlight Search

Google recently added some new features to it’s Google Maps update for iOS users. The new update comes with a dedicated ride assistant feature that informs users about the availability of rides along with the travel time to the destination. This new feature enables iOS users to integrate and save their recent Google Map searches with the Spotlight Search feature on their devices.

All you need to do is search for Google Maps on your iPhone devices and save/star a location. Now, browse for the saved location in Spotlight and swipe right from your home screen. As you type, you’ll be prompted with previously saved or searched locations in the search result space located at the top. Here’s a snapshot of how it will appear on your screen

In Spotlight Search, you will have to tap on the Google Map icon and you’ll be taken to the profile page in Google Maps and after that you’ll be assisted in terms of directions and getting in touch with the businesses that suit your requirements.


As of now, Apple is yet to update its users with the data usage information of the Spotlight Search feature. There must be some or the other reason as to why Apple isn’t updating its users. Nevertheless, it will be a worthwhile experience for those users who regularly use the Spotlight Search feature on their Apple devices.

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