Skip to main content

How to use Siri directions with Google Maps, no tweaking required


Siri’s feature that allows users to speak to find directions is great, but if you find yourself using Google’s new mapping solution instead of Apple’s, you may find yourself a little frustrated when Siri loads up the latter. Luckily, the folks at JailbreakNation showed us how to use Siri to launch directions with Google Maps. A command like “take me to the nearest Apple store” will prompt Siri to launch Apple Maps to not take you to your desired location. However, you simply add “via transit” to the end of your command to use Google Maps. So, a simple “Take me to the nearest Apple store via transit” will do just the trick. You can check it out demoed on video below:

Don’t miss: MapsOpener jailbreak tweak sets Google Maps as default maps app


FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel