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January 15, 2020
You can keep your navigation history a secret in Google Maps on your iPhone by using the new Incognito mode feature. This new way to hide your location history in Google Maps on your iPhone is similar to Incognito mode in Google Chrome, which offers a private browsing window and deletes browsing history when it's closed. This tip will show you how to keep your Google Maps location searches, maps, and navigation history private by using Incognito mode in the iPhone Google Maps app. And what information doesn't get hidden by Google Maps Incognito mode.
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January 08, 2020
Apple's Calendar app has long been one of the best free calendar apps out there for iPhone users. One of the most useful aspects of the Calendar app is the ability to get a map and directions to the locations of your appointments without ever leaving your Calendar. Let's get started learning how to find and use the map and directions feature in your iPhone's Calendar.
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January 04, 2020
Sharing your ETA with a contact using Apple Maps allows you to keep a friend or colleague up to date on your arrival time so that you can focus on driving. To share your ETA, you'll need to select a destination in Apple Maps and begin navigation. Let's dive in with how to share your ETA with a contact using the Maps app on your iPhone.
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December 16, 2019
Did you know that you can share your real-time location with friends and family right from the Google Maps app on your iPhone? We've already covered how to share and save locations from Apple Maps, but you can also send your location from the Google Maps app, so there's no confusion about meet-up spots when you're out and about. Let's get started!
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November 05, 2019
We've probably all had the experience of finding a cool new restaurant or amazing bookstore, only to struggle to remember which block it was on when we try to go back. Apple Maps is a native iPhone and iPad app that can not only save a location but also share it! Now, when I find a place that I know friends and family will love, I can easily send its exact address directly from my Maps app, so they can find it too. Let's get started learning how to share addresses from Apple Maps on your iPhone and iPad. 
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October 12, 2019
When you share your location with iMessage, you can quickly tell a contact where you are so that you can find each other more easily. To share your location, you'll need to open the contact's information inside the message thread and select Send My Location. Here's everything you need to know to send and share your location over iMessage.
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October 03, 2019
Apple Maps Favorites allow you to skip typing in your home address every time you want to navigate there. Instead, you can save your often-used locations, including work, home, and any place else you want, by opening Maps, searching for your favorite location's address, tapping on it in the search results list, and then scrolling all the way to the bottom to tap Add to Favorites. Your list of favorites will appear every time you open Maps, and navigating to one of them is just one tap away. Read on to learn more about how to add Favorites to your Apple Maps and how your Favorites can help you plan your frequent trips.
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September 27, 2019
If you're planning a big trip or a busy weekend, you can use Apple Map's new iOS 13 Collection feature to create a list of the places you'd like to go. To create a Collection, swipe up from the bottom of the screen in Apple Maps and select New Collection to begin your list of locations. Let's dive in with how to create a Collection using Apple Maps.
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August 07, 2019
There are a couple ways to share your location, but this might be the quickest! Here's how to share your location from your iPhone in a text message using predictive text. For this tip, you'll have to have both Predictive Text and Location Services enabled. And if you're not connected to Wi-Fi, you'll have to enable Apple Maps too.
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July 04, 2019
Here's a fun thing to try with Apple Maps on your iPhone; did you know you can change your Maps settings from Map to Satellite and see all the real-life detail of the area you're viewing? This setting is Apple's version of the popular Google Street View. Let's get started learning how to change Apple Maps' settings to Satellite now. 
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May 03, 2019
No one likes getting lost in a parking lot. Apple Maps' parked car feature allows you to use Maps to find your car in a sea of vehicles. In order for this to work, your car will need either CarPlay or a Bluetooth stereo that your iPhone pairs with. Once you’ve set up the parked car feature, it will be ready for use without you needing to think about it every time you park. Here’s how to find your parked car using Apple Maps on iPhone.
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January 02, 2019
Making plans to meet someone at a new restaurant or taking a trip can go smoothly if you share directions on maps with your device. The two most used map apps are Apple and Google, and so we'll show you how to select and share routes on each! Google Maps has the option to create a route with multiple stops and we also show you how to do that further down.
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November 09, 2018
Did you know you can zoom in and out using just your thumb in the Apple Maps app? Before iOS 11 you needed two fingers, which meant you generally also needed two hands—one to hold the phone and another to zoom. But now using Apple Maps is easier than ever before on your iPhone; you can hold your phone in one hand and use just one finger or your thumb to zoom in and out of maps in the Maps app. Here’s how.
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January 24, 2018
Navigating in a different country and feeling confused trying to convert miles to kilometers? Or perhaps you learned the metric system and realized how much more sense it makes than the imperial system. Whatever the reason, you can easily change miles to kilometer in Maps on iPhone for all future directions. Here’s how.
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October 27, 2017
With iOS 11 on iPhone, the Maps app added airport maps (and shopping mall maps) to its capabilities. Of course, the feature is limited to only a handful of airports right now, but Apple plans to consistently expand the maps. I imagine mostly larger airports will have a map, but since nearly everyone ends up at those airports during layovers, we will all likely find them helpful at some point. Here’s how to access airport maps in Apple Maps on iPhone.
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October 23, 2017
With iOS 11, Apple added the ability to view Flyover 3D modeling of large cities in Apple Maps. Since it’s an AR (augmented reality) feature, you can move your phone around to view the city in various ways. For example, if I make my phone parallel to the floor, I see a complete bird’s-eye view of the city. We’ll go over all the details of how to use the new AR Flyover feature in Apple Maps below.
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June 07, 2017
Apple Maps got a lot of improvement with iOS 10, but one area in which it’s still behind Google Maps is transportation options when getting directions. Unfortunately, you still can’t get bicycle direction on Apple Maps. However, you can find a bicycle route in Google Maps. Luckily, you can easily use Google Maps to get great bicycle directions on your iPhone; here’s how.
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