In the four years since CarPlay debuted, Apple Maps has been the only option for navigation. Today, the long-awaited support for Google Maps has officially arrived. Follow along for how to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay.

While Apple Maps has made some solid improvements over the years and has a big overhaul in the works, Google Maps still has a sizable lead as the most popular navigation app. Even for those who usually prefer to stick with Apple’s native apps, having Google Maps as a CarPlay option is a very welcome addition.

How to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay

  1. Make sure you’re running iOS 12 on your iPhone and Google Maps version 5.0 or higher
  2. Open Settings
  3. Tap General then CarPlay
  4. Choose your vehicle
  5. Swipe to the second page of apps, tap and hold on Google Maps, and move it to the Home screen

Here’s how the process looks:

Google Maps CarPlay

After choosing your vehicle you can move Apple Maps to the second page of apps if you’d like. Then swipe over to see Google Maps as an option, tap, hold and slide it to the Home screen as shown below.

Google Maps on CarPlay

CarPlay will offer Waze as another navigation option, but it is still limited to a limited TestFlight private beta for now.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following iOS 12 tutorials:

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