New pricing changes went into effect on July 16, 2018. For more information, check out the Guide for Existing Users.

Usage Limits

Usage of the Places SDK for iOS is free. However, to ensure fair use by all apps, there are tiered query limits on some methods.

Please take steps to increase your limit early if you expect to exceed the default number of requests allowed.

The Places SDK for iOS enforces a default limit of 1,000 requests per 24 hour period. If your app exceeds the limit, the app will start failing. Verify your identity to get 150,000 requests per 24 hour period.

There is a further checkpoint when the app reaches 150,000 requests per 24 hour period. If your app exceeds the limit, the app will start failing again.

Details - query limits on specified methods

Query totals per app are summed across all services, with the exception of the following:

The following tiered query limits apply to the services in the Places SDK for iOS:

  • By default, each app is allowed 1,000 requests per 24-hour period.
  • You can increase this limit free of charge, up to 150,000 requests per 24 hour period, by enabling billing on the Google API Console to verify your identity. A credit card is required for verification. We ask for your credit card purely to validate your identity. Your card will not be charged for use of the Places SDK for iOS.

Verify your identity to get 150,000 requests per 24 hour period

Verify your identity to get 150,000 free requests per 24 hour period, by enabling billing on the Google API Console. A credit card is required for verification. We ask for your credit card purely to validate your identity. Your card will not be charged for use of the Places SDK for iOS.

Enable Billing

Click the 'Enable Billing' button to enable billing for your project. If this is the first time you've enabled billing, you will be prompted to set up a billing profile, including specifying a payment method. After you enable billing, your quota will be automatically increased to 150,000 requests per 24 hour period.

Note that billing is enabled at the project level, not the API level. You will not be charged for use of the Places SDK for iOS. However, once you enable billing for a given project, then all activated, billable APIs in that project will be billed, based on your project's usage.

You can disable billing for a project at any time on the Billing pane. When you cancel billing, your project returns to an ‘unbilled' state, and all activated APIs will be restricted to the courtesy usage limit.

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