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.
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.
May 30, 2017
Usually, you’re looking for directions from your current location. But what if you need to change your starting point or ad multiple destinations to your route? We’ve got you covered. While you can't currently plan a multi-stop trip in Apple's Maps app, you can create a complex route using Google Maps. You can change your starting Location using Apple or Google Maps. Here’s how to get directions from a starting point that is not your current location in Apple and Google Maps and how to plan a multi-stop trip using Google Maps.
January 13, 2017
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.
December 19, 2016
Maps on iPhone assumes you want directions for a car by default. But if you often use public transportation or walk, you may want to change your default transportation mode for Maps. Changing your default transportation mode for Maps is easy within iPhone settings. That way, when you open Maps and select a route, you’ll automatically see the directions and estimated travel time for the mode of transportation you plan to use. Here’s how to change your default transportation mode in Maps.
November 25, 2016
iOS 10 on iPhone added a fresh Widgets screen, available with a right swipe from Lock Screen or Home Screen. On this Widgets screen, you can choose what information is displayed. If you allow Maps Nearby to be active, you can easily search for nearby locations with Lunch, Coffee, Shopping, Gas, and more. Searching for nearby maps locations from the Widgets screen in iOS 10 jumps right to the information you need once you’ve unlocked your iPhone. Here’s how to search nearby locations from Widgets screen in iOS 10.
November 19, 2016
With iOS 10, Apple Maps can work with third-party apps to do all kinds of things including call an Uber, look at restaurant reviews with Yelp, and make dinner reservations with OpenTable. More apps will have extensions for use in Apple Maps as developers catch up. But you can make a dinner reservation in Apple Maps now. Let’s dive in; here’s how to make dinner reservations in Apple Maps.
November 07, 2016
Apple Maps is finally catching up to Google Maps. With iOS 10, you can avoid tolls in Apple Maps more easily by changing a setting. Previously, the only way to avoid toll roads in Apple Maps was to look at the available routes and choose one that indicated it was toll-road free. Or use Google Maps to avoid tolls. But with iOS 10 and later, you can avoid tolls in Apple Maps because the changed setting automatically directs you to a route without toll roads. You can still select a toll road, but Apple Maps gives you the option to avoid them before suggesting you take a toll-road-ridden route. Here’s how to avoid toll roads in Apple Maps with iOS 10 on iPhone.
November 05, 2016
With iOS 10, Maps is able to show you where you parked your car. However, this feature only works for those who have Bluetooth or CarPlay in their vehicles. But plenty of people without Bluetooth or CarPlay need help finding their parked car. We’ve got a smart solution you can use regardless the type of vehicle you have. The big difference between the iOS 10 Parked Car feature and our workaround tip is that you need to remember to do this each time you park somewhere you think you won’t remember. Here’s how to find your parked car if you don’t have Bluetooth or Carplay.
October 24, 2016
Apple Maps in iOS 10 saw huge upgrades the platform really needed. In a lot of ways Apple Maps caught up to Google Maps with the iOS 10 update, and in some ways, Apple Maps even managed to surpass its competition. You can now get directions for a location that’s on your way in Apple Maps. For example, if you’re on a road trip, you can use Maps to find a gas station along the highway on your route without stopping the road trip directions. Here’s how to get directions for a locations that’s on your way in Apple Maps.
October 19, 2016
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.
July 14, 2016
If you’re listening to an audio book or podcast while getting directions to a location from Apple Maps, you probably want the audio to pause so that you can clearly hear the next turn you need to make or exit you need to take without missing anything important in the book or podcast. If your Maps’ voice volume is Normal or Loud, you can turn on Pause Spoken Audio so your navigation prompts are heard and you don’t miss any part of your podcast. Here’s how to pause spoken audio during navigation prompts.
June 19, 2016
Whether you want to use this feature to take travel journaling notes about your adventures or to remember a particular place you went that you liked, saving a Map location in Notes is easy to do on your iPhone. You could add the location to your Map Favorites as well, but placing the location in Notes gives you a chance to add extra information. Here’s how to save a map location in notes.
June 05, 2016
Running from the law? Stuck on a moped that can’t go over 50 miles per hour? No worries. Whatever your reason (we don’t need to know), Google Maps makes it easy to avoid highways on your iPhone. You can easily turn off highways in Google Maps options, and get directions that steer clear of those highly populated highways. The alternative route will likely take more time, but if back roads are what you want, Google Maps can help. We've covered avoiding toll roads in Google Maps before; now it's time to avoid those highways. Here’s how to use Google Maps to avoid highways.
May 28, 2016
Both the Apple Maps app and Google Maps app automatically creates a maps search history on your iPhone. This is intended to make it easy to find previous places you’ve been and quickly get directions to them again. However, if you go on vacation or recently moved, there’s no reason to keep an old location history on your iPhone that’s no longer applicable. Here’s how to clear Apple Maps and Google Maps history from your iPhone.
May 21, 2016
Setting your Home address in Maps on your iPhone or iPad makes it easy to get directions from your current location to Home. Likewise, by setting a Work address and Favorites, whether in Apple Maps or Google Maps, getting directions to those set locations only takes a couple of taps. If you’ve already set your Home address in Apple or Google Maps, it’s still helpful to know this tip in case you ever need to update your home, work, or other favorite address. We’ll divide this article up by Apple Maps and Google Maps. Then for each map app, we’ll go over how to set your home address, work address, and create Favorites. Overall, having these set will save you time when planning daily routes and creating maps to and from frequently visited locations.
May 18, 2016
There are plenty of apps whose purpose is solely to let you see the stores and restaurants in your area. But Apple has also added that capability to the Apple Maps app. You can easily use Apple Maps to see nearby services for Food, Shopping, Coffee, Gas, and more. Here’s how to get Apple Maps suggestions.
April 13, 2016
With 3D Touch, you can quickly preview information, web pages, access Quick Actions, and more functions for apps are being added all the time. One such function is the ability to get information about a location and select actions pertaining to the address in the Maps app. You can use 3D Touch when pressing a pin or an address in Maps and it’s a super convenient way to jump into getting directions. Here’s how to get information about a location by pressing a pin in Maps.
December 01, 2015
Maps got a nice upgrade for iOS 9 with the introduction of Public Transit Directions. The process is the same as usual, but now there’s a button for Transit.
November 01, 2015
Apple Pay is slowly being adopted by different retail businesses and banks. To easily find out if Apple Pay is available at a location you plan to visit, you can check in Maps before visiting a store.
September 13, 2015
Avoiding toll roads is something we all strive to do. Whether we’re on a cross-country road trip or simply want to get directions to home or work without tolls, we want our route to avoid tolls and Google maps makes that easy. There are many occasions when Google Maps will default to providing driving directions with toll roads. But, you can, essentially, turn off toll roads on Google Maps and never get suggestions for them again. Apple Maps is also capable of avoiding toll roads if that’s your preferred app for driving directions. In this article, however, we’ll focus on avoiding toll roads with Google Maps. Here’s how to avoid toll roads on Google Maps.
September 11, 2015
So, a few days ago I needed to find an ATM, but I wasn't familiar enough with the area to know where to find one.  Thankfully, Google Maps makes it easy to find nearby ATMs, grocery stores, and gas stations!