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Google Maps now sends directions from desktop to iOS device

June 9, 2015

If you use an iOS (Apple) device and Google Maps (does anyone use Apple maps?!), then you can send the location from desktop to mobile device. This means that if you searched for a location on your desktop (and not on phone), then Google Maps lets you send location searches from the desktop version of Google Maps to your iOS device in a click.

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Of course you need to enable this feature (see below). But once enabled, you can instantly send any location from your desktop computer to your iOS device as long as they’re signed into the same account. Just click on the “Send to Device” button on the desktop version after searching for a location.

To use the feature, you’ll need to enable it on your iOS device first:

  • Open up Google Maps on iOS and login to your Google account (if you haven’t already)
  • Tap the Settings menu and open up Settings
  • Tap Notifications
  • Tap the “Sent from desktop maps” option is enabled and notifications are enabled for Google Maps.

Having done that, you should see the “Send to Device” option in Google Maps on your desktop. If not, try logging out and logging back in again. Already available on Android.



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