Tips to disable vocal alerts in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Google Maps serves as the number one mapping service on iOS despite the fact that Apple Maps comes bundled with Apple’s mobile operating system. Basically, Google Maps offers the best possible routes for your planned destination, thereby making navigating your world much easier and quicker.

However, one of the most annoying things when it comes to Google Maps is that it includes vocal alerts that are enabled by default. Basically, vocal alerts are pretty useful, as they offer navigation and turn-by-turn prompts while you are driving. But, many users may find these prompts annoying. If you are one of them, you can disable vocal alerts in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad. We will show you how it is done in this guide.

Steps to turn off vocal alerts in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Step one: First off, you need to launch Google Maps from your home screen and start a navigation route to your destination as usual

Step two: Once you are done, you will notice that there are control buttons at the top. All you have to do is to tap on the Sound button just under the magnifying button

Step three: You now need to tap on the Mute option from the list. Once done, your vocal alerts are now muted and you will no longer get distracted by the navigation and turn-by-turn prompts while you are driving.

There are tons of reasons for why you disable vocal alerts in Google Maps for your iPhone and iPad. One of the most common reasons is that they are pretty annoying or sometimes interrupt your music in the car.

In reality, there is a third sound setting in Google Maps called “Alerts only”. Basically, once enabled, you will still get some vocal cues in Google Maps, which are useful when you are navigating in unfamiliar roads.

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