Gadgets Science and Tech Technology Top Stories World

Google Maps, Waze now work natively with Siri on iOS 13

CALIFORNIA, USA: Apple has released iOS 13 marking a new era wherein Siri can now help with directions from Google Maps, Pandora and Waze.

Third-party developers can now release apps that can access Siri without any configuration.

Before iOS 13, to use a non-Apple app with Siri required setting up a shortcut, which would sometimes not even work.

Few app companies have already released updates today that could utilize Siri to give a safer driving experience.

For apple users, it is good news but not as good according to initial reports. It is not as seamless as we would expect it to be.

“I used general location requests — I tried “the Apple Store” and “Seattle” — Siri opened up Google Maps with directions ready,” technology enthusiast Jay Peters said.

“When I tried to ask Siri to give me directions to a few different numbered addresses in Google Maps, each time, my iPhone just opened Apple Maps instead,” he complained.

“It appears it may need some tinkering, either from Apple or the app makers, to get third-party Siri support working as designed.”

Dear TNT Reader,

At The News Tribe, our mission is to bring you free, independent, and unbiased news and content that keeps you informed and empowered. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism, as we understand that we are a platform for truth.

Apart from independent global news coverage, we also commit our unique focus on the Muslim world. In an age marked by the troubling rise of Islamophobia and widespread misrepresentation of Muslims in Western media, we strive to provide accurate and fair coverage.

But to continue doing so, we need your support. Even a small donation of 1$ can make a big difference. Your contribution will help us maintain the quality of our news and counteract the negative narratives that are so prevalent.

Please consider donating today to ensure we can keep delivering the news that matters. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world, and work towards a more inclusive, informed global society.

Monthly Subscription Annual Subscription

Visa Card MasterCard American Express Card

We want to hear your Travel Stories.

Do you have a memorable, unbelievable, or favorite travel experience? Share your story with us.