Get Google Maps back on iOS 6
I’m not going to beat a dead horse, iOS 6′s maps are a travesty. If you have already updated (like me) or are holding off upgrading because you can’t do without Google’s amazing maps, there is a way forward. Google offers a very respectable mobile web version of Google Maps. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have the web version of Google Maps on your home screen.
Go to http://google.com/maps from Safari on your iPhone.
Tap on the arrow like the little bubble helpfully suggests.
Choose Add to Home Screen.
Tap the Add button on the top right.
That’s it. You now have Google Maps back. It runs in Safari and it isn’t nearly as nice as the old app but it’ll have to do until Google releases a native client.