Google Earth labels, boarders & other 'Map Styles' not visible on iOS devices, issue acknowledged

If you are about to visit a new location, chances are you will use Google Earth to discover more about that place. It uses primarily satellite imagery to render a 3D representation of Earth.

Google Earth Map Styles not visible on iOS devices

However, multiple Google Earth users are facing an issue where the labels, boarders and other ‘Map Styles’ are not visible on iOS devices (1,2,3,4,5).

Google Earth Map Styles not visible on iOS devices
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Google Earth allows users to see cities and landscapes from a variety of perspectives like in 3D street view for buildings and roads of countries around the world.

According to several complaints, many users said that even after turning on all the settings, they are unable to view any names for places, streets, businesses, and more.

Google Earth also has a feature that allows users to draw on the map and add placemarks to highlight locations on the map (Blue lines). But this bug prevents them from doing it as well.

This has made the Google Earth app redundant for iOS users as they are unable to access basic information like the name of a restaurant or a location.

Why are labels suddenly not visible? Labels are not visible on Google Earth iPhone. I have cleared the cache and even deleted the app and reinstalled it.
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I cannot display labels, place names etc on my iPad Suddenly today all place names and labels disparaged from my ipad and phone despite the Everything option being ticked. updated the iOS and the app but still no labels?
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Some also attempted troubleshooting methods like clearing the cache and uninstalling and reinstalling the app, but nothing seems to resolve the problem.

Issue acknowledged

Fortunately, a Google Product Expert on the official community forum has claimed that the team is working on a fix for this issue. However, no ETA was provided.

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Unfortunately, we haven’t come across any potential workaround that can temporarily fix this issue. So, it seems those affected have to wait until Google addresses this bug.

Having said that, we’ll continue to monitor the issue and provide an update if and when there are any further developments.

NOTE: You can also find similar stories in our Google and Apple sections.

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