With new cycling directions and alerts for speed cameras and red‑light cameras, Maps makes it easier, safer, and more environmentally friendly to get where you need to go with any of your Apple devices. And with Guides to help you find the best places to eat, shop, and explore, you’ll have more to do and experience when you get there.
Aug 29, 2020 However, when the Google Maps app is as close to perfection as any navigation app can be, it’s hard to forgive Apple Maps for small, yet noticeably more frequent errors. At the moment, Apple seems to be a leader when it comes to the bells and whistles, while Google is never too far behind. In Google's apps, you can, in the settings for that app, select which apps that app will link to. For example, in the Google Search app, tap on the settings icon in the upper left of the main screen. Tap on Google App Settings. You will then be able to select which mapping app to use. The procedure is similar with other Google apps.
You can now use Maps to get cycling directions that route you along bike lanes, paths, and roads.1 Maps takes elevation into account, so you’ll be alerted if there are steep passages along the way or if you’ll need to carry your bike up stairs. You can also choose a route that avoids busier roads. And Maps offers custom cycling voice guidance and a rich experience on Apple Watch that makes it easy to navigate with a glance.
Now it’s easier to plan trips and find the best route for your electric vehicle. Maps can track your current vehicle charge and factor in things like elevation to automatically add charging stops along the way. It knows which type of charger works for your car, making sure to route you to compatible stations.3 And it even accounts for charging time when calculating your ETA.
Maps lets you know when you’re approaching speed cameras and red‑light cameras along your route so you can anticipate potential slowing traffic ahead. You can also see where individual cameras are located on the map.
Real‑time transit information lets you see detailed transit schedules, live departure times, arrival times, the current location of the bus or train on your route, and system connections to help you plan your journey. It also includes important real‑time information like outages.4
Apple Maps editors have worked with trusted brands and partners to offer Guides that make recommendations for the best places to visit in cities around the world to eat, shop, meet friends, or explore.5 You can save Guides so you can easily get back to them later. And they automatically update when new places are added, so you always have the latest recommendations. You can also create your own personal Guides and share them with friends and family.
Some of the most recognized names in publishing have partnered with us to create Guides that present distinctive curated collections of must‑see city attractions. And there are more on the way.
Whether it’s home, work, the gym, or your kid’s school, the places you visit most often are displayed for quick, one‑tap navigation when you open Maps on your devices or on your dashboard with CarPlay.
With Indoor Maps, you can navigate more easily inside major airports and shopping centers around the world. Find out which restaurants are past security at the airport, where the nearest restroom is, or what floor your favorite store is on at the mall.
Explore select cities with an interactive 3D experience that gives you a 360‑degree view of a place. And enjoy smooth and seamless transitions as you navigate your way around.
Maps displays a list of the places you’re most likely to go, so you can get directions to any of the locations with just a tap. If you have an upcoming flight, it gives you up‑to‑the‑moment information about terminals, gate locations, departure times, and more.
See select major metro areas from the air with photo‑realistic, immersive 3D views. You can move your device through space to experience a city from above, or explore in high resolution as you zoom, pan, tilt, and rotate around the city and its landmarks.6
Maps helps you find your way without compromising your privacy. Personalized alerts and suggestions, like letting you know when it’s time to leave for your next appointment, are created using data on your device. And the data that is sent to Maps while you use the app — such as search terms, navigation routing, and traffic information — is associated with random identifiers instead of your Apple ID.
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Location Services uses GPS, Bluetooth, crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspots, and cellular towers to determine your location. Learn more about Location Services on your iOS device.
You can report an issue with the following Maps features:
You can also add a missing place and edit your home or work address.
To report an issue, or edit your home or work address, follow these steps:
To add a missing place, follow these steps:
To allow Apple to contact you with questions about a reported issue on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > Maps, scroll to the bottom of the screen and turn on Follow up by Email. Maps uses the email address on your Apple ID account.
To report a problem on your Mac, follow these steps: