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Google Maps so Slow

Google Maps so Slow

Google Maps have become an integral part of modern people’s lives. As it makes it easy to find any location which the user wishes for. Well, there are many other navigation apps but Google Maps is at the top of the list. Because it offers precise directions, satellite view, real-time traffic alerts, and 360-degree view. However, not everyone uses these features.

The user often experiences that Google Maps have become slow and they look to speed up. But, the issue is with your phone, maybe your internet is slow, you left the data saver on, the battery saver on or you forget to clear the cache. Well, these are the common issues a user comes across.

In this article, we have explained in detail how to speed up your Google Maps and resolve the issue of app lagging. The below-mentioned solutions include steps for android, iOS, and desktop.

How to speed up Google Maps on Android?

If your Google Maps app is working slow via a browser on an android phone. Probably, your smartphone is outdated or laggy. You may follow these steps to speed up your Google Maps.

  1. Go to Playstore

  1. Click on three lines on the upper left-hand side and select ‘My apps and games’

  1. Now, you will witness the apps installed on your phone. Find Google Maps and click on ‘Update’

After doing all these steps and still, you are facing this problem then, you have too much data stored in the app cache. To fix it follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Go to Setting in your Android phone and select apps
  2. Now, on the search bar, type ‘Maps’
  3. Go to the storage section and click on Clear Cache

Note: You can use the browser version of Google Maps if the app is not working.

How to speed up Google Maps on iOS?

The problem with Google Apps becoming slow is usually an absence of updates, overloaded memory, and an excessive amount of cache. To fix this issue in iOS follow these steps.

  1. Go to the official apple app store
  2. On the lower right corner tap Updates
  3. Find Google Maps and update the latest version of it.
  4. Relaunch Google Maps

Still, you are facing the same problem then, you should clear the cache.

  1. Open Google Maps in your iPhone
  2. Go to the menu option and select ‘Settings’
  3. Now, click on About, terms & privacy and click on clear data
  4. Confirm it by choosing ‘OK”

Google Maps Slower on Browser

If Google Maps is showing you the same problem on your desktop then, there could be a whole other range of problems. As Google Maps are frequently updated and those updates require updated browsers or Microsoft security updates..Here are few things that you can try to fix Google Maps problem in your desktop.

  • Restart your computer

Restarting your computer fixes around 99% of the problems similar to this. Because it clears the browser cache, PC cache, and temporary files. If you run your computer rarely then, it is worth doing a restart to see if the problem resolves.

Actually, you need to shut down your computer for a while for around 30 seconds to 1 minute, and turn it back on. When you start your computer everything will be launching from the beginning. If you still haven’t found the solution to your problem, relax and move to another option mentioned below.

  • Update your browser

If you have these extensions on your PC ensure you update these extensions.

  • Chrome

Select the three dots on the right-hand side of your profile image. Now, select Help and select About Chrome. It will take you to Google Servers to check if you have the latest version of Chrome. If you don’t have the latest version, install the latest chrome updates

  • Edge

Click on the three dots on the upper right corner of the screen. Now, select Help and feedback. Select About Microsoft Edge and it will install the latest Edge updates.

  • Firefox

Select the menu button > Select Help > Select About Firefox. It will automatically check and install the latest Firefox

Once you updated the latest version of the browser, reboot your computer. And, try to open your Google Maps in your browser and check if the issue has been resolved.

  1. Browser Updates & Windows Updates

A very common thing happens with us as our windows updates and browser updates get outdated. Google pushes new updates on Google Maps and it is operating slow on your PC. If this is the issue with you then, you need to fix it with these steps.

  1. Click on the Windows option and type Windows updates
  2. Select Check for Updates
  3. If you have not updated your latest windows updates. You will see Updates available
  4. Click on Download or Download and install for the latest updates


  1. Try Google Maps Lite

If the above-mentioned tips and tricks don’t work, your system may not meet the minimal requirement to run the latest version of Google Maps.

Open your browser and in the address bar enter www.google.com/maps/?force=lite. You will automatically enter the lite version of Google Maps which loads with a good speed.

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