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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:51 pm

kilted_john wrote:How do I go about configuring the waze app or my iphone to use waze when tapping on a contact's address instead of the default google map being displayed?
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You can't. It's not built into IOS. You can use voice commands in iOS, though. Like "take me to <contact name> via transit." and then select Waze from the list of GPS apps. There are other threads about this around.
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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby budsalinger » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:52 pm

I know this thread is old, but it is still relevant.

A long time ago there was a Cydia jailbreak tweak that allowed you to change the default map application from whatever Apple demands us use. I can't recall what that was though, so I am unhelpful. I cannot find anything like it today for the newer ios 8. Wish I could. If anyone knows about this please post back..
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Waze as the default map

Postby kilted_john » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:13 pm

How do I go about configuring the waze app or my iphone to use waze when tapping on a contact's address instead of the default google map being displayed?
TIA ... John
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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby kilted_john » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:11 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
kilted_john wrote:How do I go about configuring the waze app on my iphone to use waze when tapping on a contact's address instead of the default google map being displayed?
TIA ... John

You can't. It's not built into IOS. You can use voice commands in iOS, though. Like "take me to <contact name> via transit." and then select Waze from the list of GPS apps. There are other threads about this around.

Thanks Alan. So bringing up the google map is built into the IOS? Also, I tried to do a search for other threads on this topic, but was unsuccessful. Any recommendations on keywords to use in my search?
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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby kilted_john » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:25 pm

WeeeZer14 wrote:When I click on an address in the Contacts app I get taken to Apple Maps, not Google Maps. Where are you looking at your contacts?

I tap on the "Contacts" icon then select a contact that has an address, then a map will be displayed with location noted with a red pin. How can you tell the difference between apple maps and google maps?
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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby kilted_john » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:52 pm

WeeeZer14 wrote:
kilted_john wrote:
WeeeZer14 wrote:When I click on an address in the Contacts app I get taken to Apple Maps, not Google Maps. Where are you looking at your contacts?

I tap on the "Contacts" icon then select a contact that has an address, then a map will be displayed with location noted with a red pin. How can you tell the difference between apple maps and google maps?

Google maps says "Google" in the bottom right. Apple maps has a folded corner in the bottom right to access settings and it will say "Data from TomTom, others" on that screen.

Aaah, thank you. It is apple maps that gets displayed.
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Waze as the default map

Postby PhantomSoul » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:13 pm

If you're using an older iPhone than iPhone 5 and still have iOS 5.x, i.e. you never updated to iOS 6, than it still uses Google maps by default. iOS 6 uses Apple maps by default.

Like others have said, this cannot be changed. Certain functions in iOS 6, but not all, I think, will prompt you which navigation app you want to use if you have more than one installed on your phone, and Waze is usually a suggestion on there.
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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:15 pm

When I click on an address in the Contacts app I get taken to Apple Maps, not Google Maps. Where are you looking at your contacts?
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Re: Waze as the default map

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:51 pm

kilted_john wrote:
WeeeZer14 wrote:When I click on an address in the Contacts app I get taken to Apple Maps, not Google Maps. Where are you looking at your contacts?

I tap on the "Contacts" icon then select a contact that has an address, then a map will be displayed with location noted with a red pin. How can you tell the difference between apple maps and google maps?

Google maps says "Google" in the bottom right. Apple maps has a folded corner in the bottom right to access settings and it will say "Data from TomTom, others" on that screen.
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