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To delete Google maps from my iPhone?

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Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Tue 04-Apr-17 06:13:15

I tried to use google maps to look for something and found a bloody sodding pakman all over the place.

I never wanted to play with a stupid pakman game when it came out thirty years ago. I don't want it in my face now..I can't get rid of it from my phone.

Google has turned a useful tool into a stupid toy. So they have lost any chance if me using their systems.

TupperwareTat Tue 04-Apr-17 06:14:57

YANBU. Google are wankers & know everything.

hmm - my google face. They piss me off ALOT

Believeitornot Tue 04-Apr-17 06:15:35


It's bloody annoying.

Gallavich Tue 04-Apr-17 06:18:34

Well you can turn the pacman thing off.

Gallavich Tue 04-Apr-17 06:18:59

In fact you don't have to turn it on in the first place

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Tue 04-Apr-17 06:20:54

It is annoying but apparently it's going soon.

OccasionalNachos Tue 04-Apr-17 06:37:44

Yeah, can't see it on mine. Use another map app?

MirandaWest Tue 04-Apr-17 06:48:21

I played it on Friday and now although it's there so I could play it if I wanted to, I don't have to.

araiwa Tue 04-Apr-17 06:54:28

omg omg omg you have an iphone

just like millions of others

why is it only iphone owners that must always say what phone they have. noone is impressed. noone cares

posted on my nokia galaxy s7

dentydown Tue 04-Apr-17 06:57:59

I have a blackberry x10 and never had this problem. They don't seem to make Google maps for my phone!

Wingbing Tue 04-Apr-17 07:02:13

araiwa you'll like this joke then:

How do you know someone has an iPhone?

They tell you.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 04-Apr-17 07:07:46

What a stupid inverse-snobby comment.

Because if they say what type of phone they have, then someone who knows that phone can tell them what to do to make the changes. What works on one phone brand or OS does not necessarily work on another.

LateDad Tue 04-Apr-17 07:29:46

araiwa and Wingbing - another one for you:

How do you cause panic and envy in iPhone users?

Send an email with the signature "Send from my iPhone 9"


TheHiphopopotamus Tue 04-Apr-17 07:30:53

How do you get pacman on google maps? <misses point of thread>

araiwa Tue 04-Apr-17 07:31:55

op wasnt askig how to do something so the type of phone is irrelevant

im gonna jump in the Focus to go to the shops. can you turn up the sound on the Sony. Can you leave your Nikes outside. im just finishing putting on my estee lauder, ill be ready in 5 minutes

noone talks like this apart from iphone owners-its weird

araiwa Tue 04-Apr-17 07:33:10

"How do you get pacman on google maps? <misses point of thread>"

im guessing you dont have an iphone because you would have told us

MirandaWest Tue 04-Apr-17 07:34:00

Hadn't noticed you said you had an iPhone. Use Apple maps then.

But really you don't have to do paceman on google maps. It's just available.

RhiWrites Tue 04-Apr-17 07:34:58

Go ahead and delete it. iPhone has its own mapping tool.

But it might be a thought to just turn off features that annoy you.

Coverup890 Tue 04-Apr-17 07:38:14

Well if its anything like my galaxy s7 edge you dont have to turn pacman on at all. Or you could just download another map app.

3catsandcounting Tue 04-Apr-17 07:43:09

Oh dear, I never realised it was a thing!!
I say iPhone, as it differentiates between a mobile (which sounds clunky) and a house phone, I guess?

Perhaps I should start prefixing it with 'Apple' just to make sure everyone knows!🙄 (and I'm definitely NOT the type to say, "the Porsche is at the garage, being serviced")
(I don't own a Porsche, nor would I want to!)

Lulu1083 Tue 04-Apr-17 07:47:15

Yeah araiwa no one ever hoovers, or uses Sellotape, googles something... oh wait hmm

I find your level of vitriol bizarre tbh.
Op probably only said what type of phone they had to avoid the inevitable first 5 posts being 'what phone do you have'. It is relevant as she has apple maps already on her phone so can use that. Surely if she was showing off she'd have said the model too?

MiaowTheCat Tue 04-Apr-17 07:50:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tinkerbec Tue 04-Apr-17 07:52:26

Just use apple maps.

mummytime Tue 04-Apr-17 07:55:02

Google maps is far superior to the Apple Maps imho.
The ms Pacman is fun for 2 min, but pretty impossible in my town (it likes to start you in an area where there is no way out past the ghosts). I won't be sorry to see it go.

Now does it just rely on Android data or is it getting mine too? I read stuff online but can't work this one out.

SlothMama Tue 04-Apr-17 08:02:20

YABU, you don't have to turn the game on? It's literally just a bit of fun! If you are looking for a new app Waze is good.

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