If you’re the proud owner of an Android phone or tablet, but still have a soft spot in your heart for Apple, you may be wondering if there’s any way to get the Apple Maps app on your Android device. Well as this might not be far from the truth, you can somehow still use Apple maps on android.

Despite being a free app, Apple Maps is still available only on Apple devices, which means Windows and Android users aren’t even able to try the app on their devices officially yet but like we said earlier in this article, we have a workaround fix for this, so if that sounds appealing to you, then keep reading.

Seem, still confused? Well, the answer is Yes, you can get Apple Maps on Android, but it depends on which Android devices you have, and whether you want to use the maps on an iPhone or iPad in addition to your Android device. Tap the magnifying glass icon and type in the location or address. Tap the Maps option, then click Directions for driving or walking instructions.

Let’s take a look at how to get Apple Maps on Android devices and what options are available to you.

Benefits of using Apple Maps

Using google maps is not yet accurate for some users who have opposing beliefs about googles product and how they operate, well somewhat not far from the truth if you have always been an iPhone user and for some reason have to use an android device. Here are a few usefulness of using Apple Maps.

  1. The first and most obvious benefit of using Apple Maps is that it can help you get where you need to go accurately.
  2. It can also save you time by providing traffic updates and ETAs for your route which we think google also provides
  3. Another great feature of Apple Maps is its ability to show you nearby businesses and points of interest.
  4. If you’re looking for a specific type of business or service, Apple Maps can help you find it.
  5. And if you need directions to somewhere that’s not in your current location, Apple Maps can still be useful.
  6. Finally, Apple Maps is just a well-designed and user-friendly app overall.

Using DuckDuckgo

The only fix to using Apple maps on either your phone or windows device is by using a browser called Duckduckgo. (Source)

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that can be used to access many different types of information, including maps, and works just like google also. To use DuckDuckGo on your android device, carefully follow the steps below:

  • Open the chrome browser app
  • Type into the search bar “Duckduckgo”
  • and then click on the enter button
  • At the top section of the search engine, navigate to the map area, and then this way you can start using google maps on your android device.

Note: The first result after you search ‘Duckduckgo” should be a link to the search engine itself. Tap on this link and the website will load in your browser.

From there you can access the map, you can search for directions, and find businesses and points of interest just like you would on the Apple Maps app.

Apple Maps and Google maps: A little Comparison

Google MapApple Maps
Opening the Google Map app, you have broadly given information in regards to your quest which includes: icons, menus, search bar, tab bar, and nearby locations to ease your search.Opening apple maps, you see a little search bar at the bottom of the app with no other interaction points.
Google Maps has a lot of wide-ranged information and Data on businesses and websites. Apple maps also have and provide a wide range of data but do not reach the one google provides or has.

More about DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that was launched on 25th of September 2008 (Source). The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

The search engine does not collect or share personal information. DuckDuckGo has a number of features that set it apart from other search engines, including the ability to search for images and videos, as well as providing instant answers to questions.

In 2017, DuckDuckGo started showing personalized advertisements. It claims that these advertisements are not based on search history but rather on random seeds or queries for users.

DuckDuckGo ads do not contain any personally identifiable information and are targeted using a combination of filters and keywords pulled from websites where they appear.

On February 28, 2018, DuckDuckGo released an updated privacy policy to cover personalization.

In 2018, DuckDuckGo announced that they would be sharing data with Yandex. This decision has been a subject of criticism from privacy advocates and users.


Is Apple Maps available for Android?

As this might not be far from the truth, the Apple map is not officially available for android devices. Apple map is owned by Apple Inc and has set it aside for only iPhone devices, which we think might be the case for now.

How do I open Apple Maps on Android?

To open Apple Maps on android, you will need to access your chrome browser or any other good browser, and then search for Duckduckgo. This way you can have access to Apple Maps. As some browsers might not be able to handle this, that is why we strongly recommend google chrome.

Is Apple Maps or Google Maps better?

The fact still remains that Google has been in this business for a huge while now and has access to so much data and whatsoever whilst apple still does too but google is a search engine and has several collections of Data from businesses, websites, and stores. It is obvious google is a lot ahead in this. (Source)

How many people use Apple Maps vs Google Maps?

The number of people who use google maps keeps increasing every day even tho we know the sales of iPhones are skyrocketing every day. And this strongly means that among United State adults, Google Maps currently has around 118 million users, whilst Apple Maps has somewhere between 62 and 66 million users. (Source)

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Chris A.

Chris is a profound internet and Digital marketer who loves to find solutions for all your queries and doubts on tech and marketing likewise.


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