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How to Share Trip Progress with Google Maps on iPhone

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Going on a road trip or looking to meet up with your friends? If you use Google Maps as your go-to navigation app, you will be able to share your trip progress with any of your contacts right from your iPhone, similar to how you can with Apple Maps.

Most of us have been in a situation where we have to tell people where we are and how long it’s going to take before we reach the destination. This is inconvenient to do especially if you’re driving, and not particularly safe. Furthermore, the ETA that we provide is not really accurate in most cases since…

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How to Limit Google's Apps From Tracking You on Your Apple Devices

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Apple recently updated its App Store and iOS privacy policies to force app developers to be more transparent about their data collection practices. As a result, users have a little more insight (and, ideally, control) over what data various companies can track—and how. Even giants like Google.

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How to Use Google Maps Incognito Mode on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps as your primary app for navigation on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you might be interested in taking advantage of the Incognito mode it has to offer, which can help to make Google Maps use a bit more private.

Most of us are already aware of the Incognito mode that’s available on Google Chrome to browse the web privately. Google Maps’ incognito mode basically serves the same purpose. It allows you to search for places and navigate privately, without saving all the data to your Google account. This is a feature that most privacy buffs…

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How to Download Offline Maps in Google Maps for iPhone

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Do you primarily rely on Google Maps for directions on your iPhone? If so, did you know that you can download maps to your device for offline use? This could really come in handy when you’re not connected to the internet, whether you’re traveling in a location without perfect cell service, going somewhere with no mobile service at all, venturing into the great outdoors via GPS coordinates, or any number of other situations.

Although Apple has its own Maps app that’s baked into iOS devices, it doesn’t offer offline map downloads and hence, you’ll need…

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How to Access Music Controls in Google Maps on iPhone

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Do you often listen to music while you’re driving? You’re not alone. Well, if you use Google Maps for navigation, you’re in for a treat, as you can now control your music without having to switch between apps on iPhone.

Most of us listen to songs while we keep our hands on the wheel. Some of us also rely on maps for directions to where we’re headed. If you’re the kind of person who mounts your iPhone or iPad on to the car’s dashboard for navigation, you’d know how inconvenient it is to skip a song or repeat it while driving. Thankfully, Google now…

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How to Turn off & Delete Google Location History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad? If so, depending on your settings you may find that Google uses Location History to keep a track of all the locations you’ve visited over time. This data is then used to provide personalized recommendations that are specific to your location across Google services.

While some of the recommendations and history can be helpful, other users might not want Google to constantly track their whereabouts and store this information, especially if you’re a privacy buff. This is exactly why you have the option to disable…

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How to Clear Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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If you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad, you may know already that the app saves all of your recent searches for places and directions, just like a web browser. If you want to remove the Google Maps search history to clear out outdated suggestions, or for privacy purposes, you will be happy to know that you can clear the Google Maps search history on iPhone and iPad rather easily.

Like all other maps apps, Google Maps knows a lot about you if you use the app often, from where you’re headed, the places you’ve been to, the directions…

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How to Automatically Delete Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad? If so, you might be interested in setting the app to automatically delete your search history.

As you may know, Google Maps defaults to saving your recent searches for places and directions, similar to a web browser. Those searched are saved to improve suggestions, and they show up as soon as you start typing in the apps search bar. It’s a handy feature, and you can easily clear this data from your iOS device if you have privacy concerns, or if you just want to remove outdated suggestions. And you…

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