Google Maps is one of the most powerful tools available on your iPhone. It can help you get to your destination, find places to get gas or eat, see remote locations at ground level, view satellite and terrain features and so much more.
But with the latest round of updates, Google Maps just got even more powerful. Before, if there was an accident on your route into work in the morning, you wouldn't have known to take a different route, which will in turn make you late, and your boss could get mad.
That's why, just a few months ago, Google Maps added traffic alerts to its universal app, giving you the best real-time options to dodge traffic and make it to work on time. Simply put in your location and destination like normal and Google will give you several routes you can take.
Now, when you update to the the latest version (4.12), you will get instant and spoken traffic alerts, much like the Google-owned Waze app does already, and has done since 2013.
So now, when there's an accident on your route, you'll be notified when the app is running. It can also tell you how long you should expect to be stuck in traffic, if you can't avoid it. Or, you can use Google Maps to find alternate routes.
It's been a long time coming. This new feature will be so handy!
Want to learn more about what Google Maps can do?
- Click here to see how Google Maps can help you save on gas.
- Click here to learn how to save maps for offline use.
- Click here to see how to plan the best route for multiple destinations.