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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 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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Apple Maps to Be Rebuilt 'From the Ground Up' With First-Party Data Over the Next Year

Friday June 29, 2018 9:14 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it will be rebuilding its Maps app "from the ground up" with street-level data collected from its fleet of Apple Maps vehicles, high resolution satellite imagery, and anonymized, random segments of navigation sessions from iPhone users, which Apple refers to as "probe data." Image: TechCrunch TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino has published an in-depth overview of the...
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Apple Expands Availability of Carrier Billing and Lane Guidance in Maps

Friday June 29, 2018 8:09 am PDT by
Apple has expanded carrier billing to TIM in Italy, Bite in Latvia and Lithuania, U Mobile in Malaysia, Singtel and StarHub in Singapore, Sunrise in Switzerland, and O2 in the UK, according to an updated support document. The payment method enables customers to make purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books, and pay for an Apple Music subscription, without needing to link a...
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Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in Estonia and Rome, Italy

Monday June 25, 2018 2:37 am PDT by
Apple Maps now includes transit information for Estonia and the city of Rome, Italy, enabling users in the areas to navigate with public transportation. In Rome, transit data covers the city's public metro lines, buses, and tram routes, as well as the local Trenitalia network which includes the Leonardo Express that connects Roma Termini station and Roma Fiumicino airport in Lazio....
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PSA: Apple Maps Has Been Down Several Hours, Directions and Search Not Working [Update: Resolved]

Friday June 15, 2018 7:57 am PDT by
If you are attempting to navigate with Apple Maps right now, you may be unable to do so, as the service appears to be experiencing downtime. "Directions Not Available," the app says, when attempting to search for or navigate to destinations. "Route information is not available at this moment." The issue appears to be widespread, with many users reporting that Apple Maps is down across...
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Apple Expands Indoor Maps Availability at Airports and Malls

Thursday June 7, 2018 6:12 pm PDT by
Apple Maps has gained indoor maps for an additional four international airports and one shopping mall around the world. The recently enabled airports include Charlotte Douglas International in North Carolina, Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International and Québec City Jean Lesage International in Canada, and Taoyuan International in Taiwan. When searching for those airports, Apple...
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Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in North Carolina

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:26 am PDT by
Apple Maps now supports transit in North Carolina, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in several metropolitan areas across the state. The largest transit options supported include CATS buses and LYNX trains in the Charlotte area, GoTransit buses in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, GTA buses in Greensboro, and inter-city PART buses in the Piedmont Triad area. Apple...

Apple Expands Indoor Maps Availability at Airports and Malls

Tuesday May 8, 2018 6:03 pm PDT by
Apple recently expanded the indoor mapping feature first introduced in iOS 11 to new locations, including the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and indoor malls located in Dallas and Houston, Texas. The additions were noted on Apple's Feature Availability page for iOS 11. At launch, indoor maps were only available in a handful of airports and malls around the world, but Apple has been steadily...
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Apple Maps Vehicles Have Now Collected Street View Data in Over 40 States and 10 Countries

Monday April 30, 2018 11:48 am PDT by
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR equipment have now surveyed at least 41 states in the United States, with recent areas including Maine and Iowa, as the fleet of vans continue to collect mapping data across the country. Image via MacRumors forum member AngerDanger The vehicles first took to the streets in major American cities like New York in 2015, and they have since traveled to...
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Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in Tennessee, Including Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville Areas

Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:43 am PDT by
Apple Maps now supports public transportation in several Tennessee metropolitan areas, including Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch, commuters can navigate with bus routes, complete with arrival and departure times, service advisories, and other detailed information. Transit agencies supported...
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Apple Maps Now Widely Supports Transit Navigation in Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, and West Virginia

Monday April 2, 2018 9:22 am PDT by
Apple Maps now supports navigation with public transportation in most metropolitan areas of Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, and West Virginia. By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users in each state can now access bus and train routes where available, complete with arrival and departure times, service advisories, and other detailed information. The statewide...
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Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in St. Louis and Virginia Areas

Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:29 am PDT by
Apple Maps transit directions are now available in St. Louis, Missouri and several metropolitan areas in Virginia, including Richmond and the Hampton Roads region of Virginia Beach—Norfolk—Newport News. By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users can now access MetroBus bus routes and MetroLink train routes in the St. Louis area, GRTC bus routes in the...
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Apple Maps Adds Transit Directions in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thursday March 22, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Apple is beginning to update Apple Maps with transit directions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, allowing residents of the city to navigate around it using various methods of public transportation. To enable transit between two locations within Albuquerque, tap the "Transit" tab at the bottom of Apple Maps once you enter your route. This will surface a series of transit stops on the trip, along...

Apple Maps Now Displays Nearby Bike-Sharing Stations in 175 Cities

Monday March 12, 2018 11:41 am PDT by
Apple Maps recently inked a deal with Ito World, which adds bike-sharing data to Apple Maps in more than 175 cities across 36 countries, reports TechCrunch. The feature went live this morning, and Apple Maps users can now type "bike sharing" or a specific service name like GoBike into the search bar to get results for nearby bike sharing options. Apple previously had some available...

Apple Maps Lane Guidance Expands to Austria, South Africa, and Switzerland

Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:37 pm PST by
In iOS 11, Apple Maps gained a new lane guidance feature, which is designed to let Maps users know which lane they should be in to avoid missing a sudden turn or an exit. The feature was initially limited to the United States and China, but since the release of iOS 11, Apple has been working to expand it. As of this week, Apple has made lane guidance features available in Austria, South...
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Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville Areas of South Carolina

Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:49 am PST by
Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, enabling navigation and directions with public transportation in South Carolina's three largest metropolitan areas. By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users can now access bus routes from The COMET in Columbia, CARTA in Charleston, and Greenlink Transit in Greenville. These ...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Tucson, Arizona

Monday February 12, 2018 11:30 am PST by
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for Tucson, Arizona. Transit directions have been available in Phoenix, Arizona since October of 2017, but transit information for Tucson appears to be new. Apple Maps users in Tucson can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations, with SunTran bus lines available as a transit...