How to use the Maps app and its feature on your iOS device

Get the directions for your travels with the Maps app on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. The app also gives you real-time traffic information so that you can plan your route or travel. There are many great and useful features, you get with the Maps apps. Discover new places with detailed information, save locations, and more. Here is the ultimate guide to using the Maps app.

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How to add your frequent places

Just like your home or work, you can add frequent locations to your app.

To add locations:

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Click the (i) icon at the upper-right corner.

3. Select ‘Report an issue.’

4. Select ‘Work or Home’ and find the address.

5. Select ‘Add an Address or Place’ and enter the address. You can select a recent location.

6. Click the ‘Add’ option.

7. Click the ‘Back’ button when you’re done.

How to get the directions on the Maps app

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Click search bar and enter the destination.

3. Click ‘Direction.’

4. Select ‘Walk, Ride, Drive, or Transit.’

5. You’ll see the fastest route on your screen.

6. Select the route you wish.

7. Click ‘Go’ to start navigation.

8. Click on the ‘Overview’ option on the banner to view an overview of the route.

9. Click ‘End’ in the lower-right corner to stop navigation.

10. And click ‘End Route.’

You can also use Siri to stop navigation if you have turned on Hands-Free. Just ask Siri to “Stop Navigating.”

Tips: To avoid tolls and highways:

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Go to ‘Settings.’

3. Select ‘Maps.’

4. Select ‘Driving & Navigation.’

5. Click the slider switch of Tolls or Highways.

How to use Route Card and find the nearby places while driving

With the Route Card, you can find nearby places like restaurants, gas station and more. While traveling, this feature is advantageous.

1. While navigating, click the ‘More’ icon.

2. Select your option, like restaurants or Gas stations.

3. You will see the nearby places on your screen.

4. Click ‘Go’ to detour your route.

5. Click Blue banner to start navigation.

Tips: To get the turn by turn directions detail.

• While navigating, swipe up the menu.

• Click ‘Details.’

• Adjust the voice settings of navigation.

How to add a transit line to Favorites

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Click the (i) icon at the upper-right corner.

3. Select ‘Transit.’

4. Zoom the transit line.

5. Click the ‘number or name’ of the line/station.

6. Go down on the detail card.

7. Click ‘Add to Favorites.’

Tips: To find the Transit:

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Click search bar and enter the destination.

3. Click ‘Direction.’

How to find nearby places on the Maps app

With the Nearby feature, you can search places nearby to your location like Shopping, Food, Drinks, Fun, health, transports related places.

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Click on the ‘Search bar’ to view categories.

3. Choose a category.

4. Choose a place.

5. Click ‘Directions.’

6. Then click ‘Go.’

How to add a place to your favorites

1. Select the place you want to add to your favorite.

2. Scroll down and click on ‘Favorite.’

The place will be added to your favorite places. You can also share and remove it when you want.

Steps to edit, share, or remove a place from favorites:

1. Open the ‘Maps’ on your iOS device.

2. Click on the ‘Search bar.’

3. Scroll down and click on ‘Favorites.’

4. Select a favorite you want to share or delete.

5. Swipe left the favorite to view options.

6. Select ‘Share or Remove.’

That’s it! Use the Maps app on your phone and make your journey simple.

Lucia Mandela is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Lucia has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Source: iOS