iCloud.com Is Still Using Google Maps To Find Your iPhone

iCloud.com Is Still Using Google Maps To Find Your iPhone

If you ever lose your iPhone 5 and have to track it down using iCloud.com’s Find My iPhone web app you can at least rest assured that you’ll have the best mapping data available to track it down, because iCloud.com is still using Google Maps.

Even though Apple has switched the Find My iPhone iOS app to use Apple Maps, their website is still using Google Maps to provide location information on lost devices. Users can log in to iCloud.com and go to Find My iPhone to see where there devices are located on a Google Map rather than Apple’s new map app that users have complained about.

We’re not sure if this is an oversight on Apple’s part, or if they just haven’t created a web solution for their new maps software to work with iCloud.com. We reached out to Apple this morning to see if they plan to stop using Google Maps for iCloud.com in the future, but we have yet to receive word back from them. We’ll keep you updated if we do.

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  • jrlanteri

    I think its because Apple really wants to your find your iphone…

  • FriarNurgle

    I don’t see a problem with this.

  • Tkf530

    That’s because you can’t access Apple’s maps via browser yet.

  • Bob Smogango

    I think its because Apple really wants to your find your iphone…

    I have found Google to not be that accurate. I’ve lost my iPhone/iPad and used that feature and the only way I found it was to use the signal message. Using the actual dot was not really helpful, but listening for the beep was.

  • satpalsharma

    Same goes with Google. Open http://m.google.co.in/maps on your iPhone or iPad and hit Launch Now and you’re end up with Apple Maps :) So why not ask Google whether they’re removing that link or not.

  • Michael Wilcox

    Find my iPhone on iCloud.com started using Apple maps the day iOS 6 was released. They switched back to google maps about 3 days ago. Reason unknown, but I am guessing they want people to actually find their missing devices.

  • kavi

    Find my iPhone on iCloud.com started using Apple maps the day iOS 6 was released. They switched back to google maps about 3 days ago. Reason unknown, but I am guessing they want people to actually find their missing devices.

    Well said mate, say it to others too. Those fan boys never change, stop blaming others for apple’s mistake.

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