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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...

Apple Maps Guides

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...

Apple Maps Articles

Apple Maps Launches Revamped Data Collection Website

Wednesday February 6, 2019 6:12 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 3:13 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

Monday January 21, 2019 12:24 am 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 9:12 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 2:07 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 3:23 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 1:34 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 2:46 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...

Apple Maps Collecting Pedestrian Data Starting in California, Likely to Improve Walking Directions

Monday November 19, 2018 7:26 am PST by
Last month, a person wearing an Apple Maps backpack with LiDAR equipment was spotted at the intersection of Stockton and Sutter streets in San Francisco, suggesting Apple now has employees collecting street-level data on foot. Apple Maps employee with a LiDAR-equipped backpack via Dante Cesa Apple has since confirmed that its Maps team will be collecting pedestrian data in California over...

Apple Maps Gains Indoor Maps at Over 20 Additional Shopping Malls and Airports Around the World

Friday November 2, 2018 6:41 am PDT by
Apple Maps has added indoor maps at over 20 additional shopping malls and airports across the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Denmark. Newly supported locations:Lenox Square in the Atlanta, GA Phipps Plaza in the Atlanta, GA Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, GA Cumberland Mall in Atlanta, GA North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA Mall of Georgia in Buford, GA The Shoppes at River...

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Switzerland

Thursday October 25, 2018 4:59 am PDT by
Apple has updated its Maps app to include transit information for Switzerland, including indoor maps for the country's busiest airport in Zurich. 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. Switzerland is renowned for its integrated country-wide transport...

Man Wearing Apple Maps Backpack Surveying San Francisco on Foot

Friday October 12, 2018 1:54 pm PDT by
Apple is expanding its street mapping efforts beyond vans outfitted with LIDAR equipment and now has employees collecting street level data on foot. MacRumors reader Dante Cesa spotted a man wearing an Apple Maps backpack featuring a LIDAR rig, GPS, and multiple cameras, some of the same equipment that's previously been spotted on Apple's mapping vans. Apple has been collecting...

New Apple Maps Cars Spotted in Los Angeles

Thursday October 11, 2018 10:24 am PDT by
New next-generation Apple Maps vehicles have been seen on the streets of Los Angeles, according to Business Insider. While Apple has previously been using minivans to collect mapping data, the new vehicles are Subaru Impreza wagons. The Subarus feature new LIDAR equipment that we have not previously seen either on Apple's Maps minivans or on the Lexus SUVs that it is using to test self-driving ...

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across New Zealand

Thursday September 20, 2018 9:56 am PDT by
Apple Maps now supports transit in New Zealand, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in most populated areas of the country. In the largest city of Auckland, directions are available for NZ Bus routes, AT Metro trains, or the SkyBus shuttle to the Auckland Airport. In the capital area of Wellington, directions are available for Metlink buses and trains. Between select...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Rolling Out in Alaska, Wyoming and Idaho

Monday September 10, 2018 6:03 pm PDT by
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for areas in Alaska, Wyoming, and Idaho. Apple Maps users in select cities in these states can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations. In Alaska, for example, there are bus routes and other transit options in cities that include Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. In...

Apple Maps Now Features Indoor Maps of Boston Logan, DFW, and More Airports and Shopping Malls

Thursday August 23, 2018 9:46 am PDT by
Apple Maps has recently been updated with indoor maps of five airports across Canada, Finland, and the United States. The new additions: Logan International Airport in Boston Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Dallas Love Field Airport Halifax Stanfield International Airport Helsinki AirportApple Maps also recently added indoor maps of various shopping malls in the Spanish cities...

Apple Expands Transit Directions in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Michigan

Wednesday August 15, 2018 6:59 pm PDT by
Apple recently updated its Maps app to expand the availability of transit directions to several new states. Transit data is now available in areas of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Michigan. Apple previously offered transit directions in Detroit, Michigan, but availability has expanded across the state. Transit directions are new in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Full transit...

Apple Maps Now Features Indoor Maps at 18 Shopping Malls in Canada

Wednesday August 15, 2018 7:15 am PDT by
Apple Maps has been updated with indoor maps of at least 18 shopping malls in several Canadian cities and suburbs, including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Dieppe, New Brunswick. Nearly all of the shopping malls are Cadillac Fairview properties, with the sole exception being Square One in Mississauga:Galeries D'Anjou in Montréal Carrefour ...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Expand to Luxembourg, New Cities in the US, and Canada's VIA Rail

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:20 am PDT by
Apple recently updated its Maps app to expand the availability of transit directions to several new regions. Transit data is now available in Luxembourg, a country that has an expansive transit system including buses, trains, and the Luxembourg City tram. Apple also appears to have made transit data available in several new cities in Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Oregon. Transit ...

Apple Maps Vehicles Reach 45 States, Revamped Data to Roll Out Across U.S. Over the Next Year

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:08 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors have begun collecting street-level data in Montana and North Carolina for the first time this week, raising the total number of U.S. states the fleet has at least partially covered to 45. The vehicles have been collecting mapping data in the United States since at least 2015. Apple periodically updates a list of locations where the vehicles...