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iOS 14: How to Use Guides in Apple Maps

Friday July 31, 2020 10:35 am PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple's Maps app got a handful of new features and refinements, one of which is the ability to explore places with the help of Guides. Guides provide recommendations for the best places to visit in a city, offering up suggestions on places to eat, shop, and explore. Some of Apple's partners for these Guides include Lonely Planet, the Washington Post, AllTrails, The Infatuation, and ...

iOS 14: How to Get Cycling Directions in Apple Maps

Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:43 am PDT by
Google Maps has featured detailed cycling directions for almost a decade now, and with the arrival of iOS 14, Apple Maps is finally introducing its own. The steps below show you how to make use of the new cycling directions in Apple's Maps app. If you have an Apple Watch running watchOS 7 or later, you can receive the directions you select right on your wrist, for easy at-a-glance navigation. ...

How to Ask Siri to Share Your ETA When Navigating With Apple Maps

Friday July 17, 2020 11:50 am PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple has greatly expanded the number of direct answers Siri can give you. The majority of these answers are thanks to enhanced web-based information, but some of it is also down to Siri's tighter integration with other Apple apps. For example, the Apple Maps app lets you share your estimated time of arrival when you're following turn-based driving directions, and now you can ask ...

How to Share Your Estimated Time of Arrival in Apple Maps

Friday September 27, 2019 9:25 am PDT by
In the latest version of Apple Maps that comes with iOS 13, Apple has added a Share ETA feature that lets you share your estimated time of arrival at a location with a friend or family member, allowing them to follow your progress in real-time for the duration of the trip. The following steps explain how to use the Share ETA feature in Apple Maps on iPhone and iPad. Note that Apple nixed the...

How to Create a Collection in Apple Maps

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:59 pm PDT by
In iOS 13, Apple added a Collections feature to its Maps app on iPhone and iPad that lets you search for and aggregate lists of different locations, such as restaurants you're thinking of eating out at, sightseeing locations for when you're on vacation, or other places you want to visit. Collection lists can also be shared, so you can create lists of places for friends and family that will...

How to Send Feedback About Errors in Apple Maps

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:54 pm PDT by
In iOS 13, Apple introduced a redesigned customer feedback process for its Apple Maps app which is designed to make it easier for users to submit corrections for things like incorrect addresses, business locations, or operating hours. If you find an error or something that needs updating in Apple's maps information, you can now send the correct details in just a few quick taps. The following...

How to Add Places to Your Favorites in Apple Maps

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:51 pm PDT by
In the latest version of Apple Maps that comes with iOS 13, Apple has added a Favorites feature that lets you search for specific places and then add them to a list. Favorites are meant for places that you visit frequently, and Home and Work are already added by default. Any place you frequent can be added to the Favorites list, such as a favorite restaurant or coffee shop, or a friend or...

How to Use Look Around in Apple Maps

Tuesday July 16, 2019 3:48 pm PDT by
With iOS 13, Apple introduced several additional features to its Maps app, one of which is called Look Around. This gives you a street-level view of what's around your current location or the location you search for on the map. If you've ever used Google Street View, you already have a good idea of how Look Around works, but Apple's equivalent feature includes a couple of functions that...

What's New in Maps in iOS 11: Indoor Mapping, Lane Guidance and Speed Limits

Tuesday September 19, 2017 5:24 pm PDT by
The Maps app in iOS 11 is outfitted with several new features that significantly improve the app's functionality. Indoor maps let you find restaurants, bathrooms, and other locations in airports and malls, while other new features like speed limits and lane guidance improve turn-by-turn directions. Fun fact: In iOS 11, Apple has also updated the Maps icon. The new version is meant to show off...

How to Use Apple Watch to Get Directions

Thursday June 4, 2015 10:24 am PDT by
Apple Watch includes a miniature version of Apple Maps, which offers many of the same features as the full iOS version if you know how to access them. Some of what Maps can do is fairly obvious, but there are a few features that require a bit more know-how. If you are interested in learning the ins and outs of Apple Maps on Watch OS and would like to know some simple tips for getting the most...

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Apple Maps: Complete Guide to iOS 13

Tuesday July 16, 2019 1:26 pm PDT by
Apple introduced updates to many of the built-in iOS apps in iOS 13, and Maps is no exception. The updated version of Maps has a long list of new features that are designed to make the Apple Maps app better able to compete with mapping apps from other companies. There's a new Look Around street view level feature, a Collections feature for aggregating lists of your favorite places, a...

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Apple's Maps Revamp Creeps into Midwest U.S.

Monday October 14, 2019 3:48 am PDT by
Apple's Maps app rebuild continues its journey across North America this week, with the company following its pattern of rolling out the enhanced maps in adjacent continental U.S. states. Before (left) and after – Midwest maps comparison via Reddit user 999999797 Apple has been deploying the enhanced maps up the northeast United States over the last few months, with the rollout recently...

iOS 13 'Look Around' Maps Feature Expands to Los Angeles and New York City

Monday September 30, 2019 1:46 pm PDT by
Look Around, a new iOS 13 Maps feature that's designed to provide a street level view of what's around you similar to Google's Street View is now available in Los Angeles and New York City. At launch and during the ‌iOS 13‌ beta testing period, Look Around in Maps was limited to the Bay Area of California, Las Vegas, and parts of Hawaii, but Apple is working to expand it to additional...

Revamped Apple Maps Rollout Reaches New York City

Monday September 30, 2019 3:23 am PDT by
Apple on Monday began rolling out a major update to its New York City coverage in the Maps app, boosting geographical details and correcting numerous errors in the process, according to the New York Post. The update should see an increase in details on buildings, roads, parks, sports fields, parking lots, ground cover, foliage, pools, pedestrian pathways, and bodies of water. For...

Revamped Apple Maps Rollout Extends to Northeast U.S.

Tuesday August 13, 2019 4:02 am PDT by
Apple's Maps app rebuild continues apace this week, with the company following its pattern of rolling out the enhanced maps in adjacent continental U.S. states. Last week we reported that revamped Maps had become available across Texas, Louisiana, and the southern half of Mississippi. Now the rollout is creeping up the northeast United States, taking in the likes of Washington D.C.,...

Revamped Apple Maps Now Available in Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Mississippi

Friday August 9, 2019 7:50 am PDT by
Last year, Apple announced plans to rebuild its Maps app with its own first-party data. The overall look and feel of Apple Maps is similar, but zooming and panning reveals more details like grass, trees, sports fields, and parking lots. Apple is also focused on making search results more relevant. The improvements first rolled out in Northern California in July 2018, followed by Hawaii and...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Germany Next Week

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:43 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Germany next week, through mid-September, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine. The data collected, such as road details, signage, and landmarks, will be used to improve ‌Apple Maps‌ as part of Apple's efforts to revamp the app. The 360º imagery will also likely be used for "Look Around" when Apple eventually expands its new Street View-like feature...

DuckDuckGo Enhances Apple Maps Integration, Including Dark Mode

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:31 am PDT by
DuckDuckGo has been using Apple Maps to power map-related searches on both desktop and mobile since January, and today the privacy-focused search engine announced further improvements to that integration. First, when switching to DuckDuckGo's dark theme, Apple Maps now also automatically switches to a dark appearance. DuckDuckGo has also added a dedicated Maps tab at the top of every...

Apple Maps in iOS 13: Collections, Favorites, Look Around, and More

Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:59 pm PDT by
There are quite a few changes coming to the Maps app in iOS 13, which gives Apple Maps a feature set that more closely mirrors some of the tools and functionality available in more robust mapping apps like Google Maps. The most interesting and notable change in Maps is the new Look Around feature, which is Apple's answer to Google's Street View function. Look Around lets you get a street level ...

Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying Canada

Monday May 27, 2019 7:58 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its Apple Maps vehicles are now surveying Canada for the first time over the summer months. ‌Apple Maps‌ vehicle on Renforth Drive in Toronto via Reddit user whatifyoutry The vehicles will drive across all 10 provinces between May and November, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and ...

Apple Maps Gains Detailed Terrain Features for Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada US States

Thursday April 25, 2019 3:34 am PDT by
As part of its ongoing effort to rebuild Apple Maps, Apple has added detailed terrain features to the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the southern portion of Nevada, including the city of Las Vegas. The enhancements are the result of Apple's street-level data collection using LiDAR-equipped vehicles, which has been going on for over three years. Related improvements first...

Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States

Tuesday February 19, 2019 5:58 am PST by
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps, Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles for over three years, with at least 45 states across the U.S. partially surveyed to date. That total is set to rise in the coming months, as Apple has confirmed it will begin surveying Alaska, South Carolina, and Tennessee between March and July, according to an update to...

New Report Delves Into Poor Working Conditions at an Apple Maps 'Black Site'

Monday February 11, 2019 4:59 am PST by
A new report out today by Bloomberg offers a look inside one of Apple's so-called "black sites," this one a satellite office near Apple Park in California where the company hires contractors to work on Apple Maps. These contract workers were hired by Apex Systems, which staffs and manages a few Apple mapping offices, and creates a "culture of fear" according to former employees. One former...

Apple Maps Launches Revamped Data Collection Website

Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:12 am PST by
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps "from the ground up," Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles for over three years. Apple also deployed employees wearing LiDAR-equipped backpacks to collect pedestrian-based data starting in California late last year. As these efforts expand around the world, Apple recently transitioned to a revamped Apple Maps...

Apple Expands Transit Directions to New Areas, Introduces More Indoor Maps for Malls and Airports

Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:13 pm PST by
Transit directions for Apple Maps have recently expanded to encompass the entirety of multiple states and countries, Apple today confirmed in an update to its Feature Availability page. Transit directions are now available across all of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode...

Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:24 pm PST by
Apple Maps today gained comprehensive transit directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, in the largest single combined update to its European coverage thus far. The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the capital cities of each country, including Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki, as well as funicular connections where available and transit links across...

DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches

Tuesday January 15, 2019 8:12 am PST by
Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo today announced that it is using Apple's MapKit JS framework to power the map and address-related searches that its users conduct on both mobile and desktop. MapKit JS allows DuckDuckGo to provide users with improved address searches, new visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps without sacrificing privacy....

Apple Maps Gains Turn-by-Turn Directions for India

Thursday January 10, 2019 1:07 am PST by
Apple has added turn-by-turn navigation to Apple Maps for India. The app now offers the detailed directions for driving and walking, with options to book a ride through Uber and Ola also showing within the app. Still missing for users in India is public transit information, lane guidance and speed limits, although given that the addition of turn-by-turn directions is part of an ongoing...

Apple Maps Gains New Indoor Mall Maps and Flyover Locations

Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:23 pm PST by
According to its Feature Availability page, Apple today introduced a number of new features for Apple Maps. Several new Flyover locations have been added, and available maps for indoor malls have expanded. In some of these locations, the updates may have actually rolled out a few months ago, but Apple's updated list lets us know exactly where Maps feature are available. In other areas, the...

Apple Expands Transit Directions to New Locales and Introduces Indoor Maps at Additional Airports

Wednesday December 19, 2018 12:34 pm PST by
Transit directions for Apple Maps have recently expanded to Belgium, Manila in the Philippines, Switzerland, Wyoming, and Iowa, Apple confirmed today in an update to its Feature Availability page for iOS. In these locations, Apple Maps users can get directions using the transit options available in their states or countries. Apple actually implemented transit directions in these locales over...

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Belgium

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:46 am PST by
Following yesterday's Apple Pay launch in Belgium, Apple today updated its Maps app to include transit information across the country. Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live. The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the main cities as well...