The maps loaded in the iOS 8 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the official Apple Maps loaded with tons of bugs. There are lots of accusations for the Apple’s very own maps which first released with the iOS 6 and resulted in #mapsGate, the most viral issue on the web. This lead many Apple users to use the Google Maps and they remained quite satisfied. Since then the Google Maps have been the main map app for the iPhone and iPad users.
The iOS 8 has improved that situation for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and most expected will be released with the iPad Air or iPad Mini 3 in the coming weeks. However users still have the freedom to choose between the Maps apps and set other 3rd party apps as the default apps for there iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The best Map guiding app is obviously the Google Map app and here we will let you know how to set Google Map app as a default app for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running on iOS 8.
All you have to do is follow these steps given in the step by step guide below.
Step 1: First of all Launch the stock Maps app in iOS 8.
Step 2: After that you have to Tap on any address in Apple Maps as you normally would, such as this address.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Step 3: Now tap the car icon to start the routing process.
Step 4: After that tap Apps in the route-selection menu. Now on your screen you will see three tabs. One of them should be for ‘Apps’, tap on it.
Step 5: Tap Route next to whatever installed navigation app you want to use.
Steps 6: Now from the list of apps select the Maps application you want to use instead of Apple Maps. Simply tap on the Route button located next to it. On this screen you will also get a list of related apps that are available in the App Store.
That’s it, Now you have the Google Maps app as the default app on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus running the latest iOS 8 operating system.