Apple Maps received several notable improvements in iOS 15, including new details in cities, an interactive globe, and enhanced driving directions. It also gained a feature that has long been available in rival map apps – the ability to set leaving and arrival times for driving directions.

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This is a feature that's long been available for Google Maps, and one that's really useful if you have a journey planned in the near future and you want to know how long it's going to take to get there or when you need to leave in order to arrive at a particular time.

Until now, there was no way to get estimated travel times in advance of a trip using the ‌‌Apple Maps‌‌ app. In previous versions of iOS, leaving and arrival time input was limited to directions for public transportation, but Apple has thankfully now expanded the option to driving, putting it on a more level playing field with Google Maps in the battle for users.

The following steps explain how to make use of the new leaving and arrival times on iPhones and iPads running iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later.

  1. In ‌Apple Maps‌' search field, enter your destination and tap Search.
  2. Tap the Driving directions button.
  3. Tap Leaving Now.
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  4. Using the Leave at and Arrive by tabs, select a time and date.
  5. Tap Done.
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‌Apple Maps‌ will show you several directions and how long it will take you to get to your destination based on predicted traffic for the time and date you selected.

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Top Rated Comments

robotfist Avatar
19 months ago
I'm still waiting for "ADD A STOP". It's so strange that you cannot do this in Apple Maps yet. Apple has really been catching up the past couple of years, but until that feature is added, I'll be sticking with Google.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deanbar Avatar
19 months ago
I agree that Google maps is far, far superior to Apple maps. I used to use Apple maps all the time, trying to improve its use. All too often app ends up embarrassingly wrong! Recent events made me switch to Google maps permanently, avoiding lots of roadworks.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lah Avatar
19 months ago
I only use Google Maps as pretty much a yellow pages these days. I find Apple Maps has come a long way in route guidance, especially with transit directions. Also, find Apple Maps much nicer to look at.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
19 months ago

Huh?

I’m still waiting for Apple Maps to tell me the arrival time of my destination when I choose my preferred route in transit. It’ll only tell me the time the route will take but it does NOT include the walking time at all.
Maybe you are really fast walker? :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notrack Avatar
19 months ago
Calendar on Mac has this feature. I get a notification when it’s time to leave. Very convenient.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yellow8 Avatar
19 months ago
The last Google app I still use. Can't wait for the switch, but Google Maps seems to always be ahead =(
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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