If you use Google Maps and since it appears any other regular, navigation app on your iPhone, you shouldn’t install the most recent major operating system update.
And all this is because the navigation apps in general and Google Maps in particular seem to be affected by a glitch that damages the Bluetooth connection and thus results in voice navigation no longer working as it should.
Earlier this week, we reported on broken Google Maps voice navigation occurring on some iPhones, users complaining on official Google forums that the instructions provided by the app are always be cut off. Every time you use an iPhone with a Bluetooth connection to your car̵7;s speaker for navigation, the first words are always missing.
And while it was believed at first glance that the culprit was Google Maps, now it looks like the culprit is the update to iOS 14, which seems to lead to more problems with the updated iPhone navigation apps. Japan.
There have been a lot of complaints about broken Bluetooth navigation on Google forums (here, here and here), and some users have found that the whole same happens with Apple Maps. This appears to indicate that there is an operating system-level error and is not necessarily caused by a particular application.
“I just installed and tested Apple Maps and that had the same problem! I guess that means the problem happened with the iPhone because it happened in our cars,Someone said on the forum.
Others face more problems after updating their iPhone to iOS 14. For example, whenever the Google Maps window is in focus and navigation instructions are supposed to be provided, no sound does it actually come out.
At this point, a workaround doesn’t seem to exist, as simply reinstalling the app and resetting Bluetooth doesn’t make any difference. Neither Google nor Apple acknowledged the problems.