Waze Update Adds Integrated Google Search Bar Front and Centre

Waze for iOS has been updated to make its default search engine to be Google, which is not a surprise considering the latter acquired the app back in June. The search bar is now front and centre on the map and will automatically disappear (tap to get back).

Waze also says autocomplete for searches is coming “within just a few weeks” so you can find what you need faster than ever.

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The Waze team also details how maps are now smoother with duplicate elements grouped together to make for a cleaner looking map.

What’s New in Version 3.7.3
– Search bar accessible on map
– Cleaner map UI – elements on map appear based on distance and duplicate reports grouped together
– Sleep mode – Replaced shut down function with ability to resume Waze
– Optimization & bug fixes

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  • Chrome262

    Gary, are you planning to update to iOS7 and lose your JB, or just going to wait it out?

  • My iPhone 5 hasn’t been jailbroken for a while now. Will install GM immediately.

  • Chrome262

    Then what is up with your signal bar? Or is this someone elses phone?

  • That signal bar is from iOS 7 😉