Google has released a new update for iPhone Google Maps that adds a few convenient options, such as a new lock screen widget, an iMessage app, as well as the creepy Your Timeline feature that has been on other platforms for a while.
Now, you are able to access turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps as a widget. This makes it way less complicated to scroll via each and every upcoming turn on a trip devoid of locking your device. The iMessage app allows you to simply share your location with someone straight from iMessage, just like you are able to currently with Apple Maps. The real-time location sharing operates the exact same here as it does on Android.
The most interesting thing might be the fact that Google’s lastly brought the Your Timeline function over from Android. With this, you could see your complete travel history in a good timeline view. If you’d like, you may then go back and edit any of those areas with added particulars. Click Settings, then Your Timeline to view it. You can also opt into a monthly email that shows where you’ve been in case don’t recall what you’ve undertaken in the last 30 days.
Of course, if you’re not a fan of the thought that Google is tracking your every single move even when you are not using the app, there is an option disable it. Go to Settings > Private Content > Place History and set the toggle to Off. You can also disable the timeline function temporarily by heading to your Timeline > Settings > Location History then pause it.
If you genuinely desire to be double sure about info Google Maps has access to, you are able to head to Settings > Privacy > Place Services > Google Maps and make sure it’s set to “While Using the App” and not “Always.”