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Use Siri with Google Maps by following this simple tutorial

Siri users, Bypass Apple Maps and use Goggle Maps by adding 2 words to your query.

Charles Gantt | Dec 17, 2012 at 9:27 am CST (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

Apple's Siri is an impressive feature and something that used by millions daily, it's integration into Apple Maps was the most impressive feature for me, but when I heard that Siri did not work with Google Maps, I was a bit miffed.

Fortunately the guys over at Jailbreak Nation have found a loophole that allows Siri users to still use Google Maps. The video above lays out the instructions on how to accomplish this once impossible feat.

iPhone users are accustomed to saying "Take me to the nearest Starbucks," and Siri would load up an apple map and proceed to navigate you to the nearest Starbucks. To accomplish the same thing using Google Maps you simply add the words "via transit" on to the end. So you would say "Take me to the nearest Starbucks via transit" which displays transit apps. Simply click the Google Maps button and your route will be displayed.

Use Siri with Google Maps by following this simple tutorial |

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Charles Gantt

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Charles Gantt

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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