How To Get Siri To Use Google Maps

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Dec. 17 2012 5:15 PM

How To Get Siri To Use Google Maps

As iPhone users rejoice at the return of Google Maps, Web sleuths have already figured out a simple way to get Siri to play along.

Though Siri defaults to Apple’s wayward maps, a nifty trick from JailbreakNation shows how you can force her to change the app. Instead of the usual “Take me to the nearest” location, iPhone users simply have to say “Take me to the nearest” location “via transit.” Then you can opt to use Google Maps, avoiding potential detours into nearby bodies of water or the Australian wilderness.

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Apple hasn’t said when it plans to upgrade its maps, but even CEO Tim Cook said users may want to rely on third-party apps while the kinks are worked out.