Google Maps Directions Using Siri – No Hack Required

Google Maps Directions Using Siri – No Hack Required

Can Siri Give Me Directions Using Google Maps?  Yes!

2019 Update
Let’s face it, Google Maps has far superior turn-by-turn directions than does Apple Maps.  For those who drive a lot, Siri comes in handy for simple hands-free driving.  While Apple Maps is decent, it’s certainly does not provide the quality of turn-by-turn directions that Google Maps does.  Well, there is a very simple way to get Siri to give you directions using Google Maps.  Here’s How:

Say to Siri
“Hey Siri, give me Directions To Wrigley Field (or wherever you want to go) “via Transit”  The via transit part is the key here.

This used to bypass Apple Maps all together with a list of transit apps to pick from (including Google Maps). But things have slightly changed. Now Apple Maps will now open but you will see lower on the page “Transit Directions Not Available” then “View Routing Apps”.  

In the picture below we are asking Siri to give us direction to Wrigley Field.

1. Click “View Routing Apps low on the screen
Siri Directions Google Maps










2. Choose Google Maps From The List Of Options:
Google Maps Transit









3. Tap on the Route next to Google Maps and voila. Google Maps will open and you can do turn by turn directions.


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  1. Dvkch January 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Nice tip! But please correct typo “viola” I guess you wanted to write “voila” (both are from French but I hope you want the second one 😉 )

    • Randall April 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Ha. Fair enough. You are correct.

  2. Bo banana January 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    It doesn’t work

    • Randall April 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      It still works. What country are you in?

  3. Sheila November 24, 2014 at 3:21 am - Reply

    still waiting to get directions, question took me to phone number!!!! Not impressed would not recommend nor use again.

  4. Matthew E June 1, 2019 at 11:17 am - Reply

    no longer works. Apple maps now does transit. And if you ask for bike directions, you get walking directions.
    it looks like the reason this doesn’t work is simply that Google hasn’t use the appropriate Siri API in google maps.

    • Ethervision June 1, 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

      I hear ya. It still works more often than not. Sometimes Apple offers its own transit directions and just as often it gives the little link.

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