Tip: You Can Have Siri Look Up Directions Using Google Maps

Tired of having Apple’s Maps open when you ask Siri for directions? A nifty little hack makes it possible to get Siri to find your directions using Google’s Maps app instead of Apple’s offering, and all it takes is two simple words. No jailbreak required.

What’s the trick? It’s quite simple. Instead of asking Siri to find you directions, ask her to find your traffic via transit. Apple’s Maps doesn’t include traffic directions, but a simple via transit will prompt Siri to open applications that support transit directions. Boom, just like that, Siri finds your directions using Google Maps.

Now you’re just one tap away from directions in Google Maps.

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