Apple Maps Lane Guidance Expanding to Five More Countries

Apple Maps now provides lane guidance in five additional countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Apple Maps lane guidance on CarPlay in UK (Photo: Drew Post via Twitter)

While navigating with Apple Maps via iPhone or CarPlay in those countries, a set of directional arrows will now appear at the top of the screen that indicate which lane your vehicle should be in to exit a freeway or complete a turn.

Apple Maps lane guidance has been available in the United States and China since iOS 11. The feature began rolling out in additional regions alongside the iOS 11.2 beta, and the countries are now reflected on Apple's iOS feature availability page.

Apple Maps still shows speed limits in the United States and United Kingdom only.

(Thanks, David!)



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10 months ago
Apple Maps is still far behind Google Maps in Switzerland. Loads of missing places and no public transport.
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10 months ago
At this rate, they can never exceed Google Maps. India.
Rating: 5 Votes
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10 months ago
By far one of my favorite features of CarPlay. Was just using it over the weekend on a long trip and it is super useful.
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10 months ago
Love this feature as well. Works in Phoenix.
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10 months ago
Always use Apple Maps with skepticism & caution if you choose to use it at all. Never trust it, but use it as a guide. I wish I could permanently delete it off my phone. It's dangerous.
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10 months ago

Always use Apple Maps with skepticism & caution if you choose to use it at all. Never trust it, but use it as a guide. I wish I could permanently delete it off my phone. It's dangerous.


As much as I want this map to be successful, I never ever trust Apple for my turn by turn direction anymore. I thought this map is only suck in the country side. There’s no excuse for a bigger cities anymore knowing that they’re supposed to get more data from users and their own team. From now on Google is my go to map and Apple will be playing catch up forever. If you’re visiting a place you’re not familiar with don’t put your life with Apple Map.


Fact, Google Maps isn't perfect either, I used it a few times on my trip in Europe, 3 times it send me the wrong way while Apple was perfect.
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10 months ago
As much as I want this map to be successful, I never ever trust Apple for my turn by turn direction anymore. I thought this map is only suck in the country side. There’s no excuse for a bigger cities anymore knowing that they’re supposed to get more data from users and their own team. From now on Google is my go to map and Apple will be playing catch up forever. If you’re visiting a place you’re not familiar with don’t put your life with Apple Map.
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10 months ago
This is great, now they just need to work on getting the speed limits around the UK up to date. Almost every journey I make the phone says it’s a faster limit than it actually is, particularly 30 in a 20 and 60 in a 50.
Integration with variable speed limits would be pretty sweet too.
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10 months ago

Any Scottish members out there? Getting ready for a trip to Skye this December and debating buying/updating my dedicated dash nav or using Apple Maps. Use Maps exclusively here in the US/Can without issue, but know it will/can be different over there. Wondering about the accuracy...will be spending most of my time in Scotland. Thanks for any response in advance.


It's generally very good in England. Good directions that take account of live traffic, etc. Can't imagine that Scotland would be much different. I never use my old Garmin sat-nav anymore in the UK.
Rating: 3 Votes
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10 months ago
I used Apple Maps thinking it would be great at the beginning of October across country. First mistake there. It was ok from Chicago to the border of Texas. From there it went down the tubes. It wanted me to take backroads all the way down to Houston, and then continue on back roads to San Antonio, tacking on an additional 2.56 hours. Needless to say Google Maps was the savior.
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