How do I change settings on Apple Maps?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To change settings on Apple Maps, follow these steps:

1. Open the Maps app on your Apple device. This can be an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

2. Once the app is open, tap on your picture or initials at the top right corner of the search card. This will open a menu with various options.

3. In the menu, you will see different settings options. Let’s explore each of them:

A. Preferences: Tap on “Preferences” to customize your Maps experience. Here, you can choose units of measurement (miles or kilometers), set your preferred transportation mode (driving, walking, or public transit), enable or disable options like showing traffic, and more. These preferences allow you to tailor the app to your specific needs.

B. Guides: If you tap on “Guides,” you can discover curated lists of places to visit, eat, and explore. These guides are created by experts and can be a great way to discover new locations or plan your trips.

C. Favorites: The “Favorites” option allows you to manage your saved locations. You can add places to your favorites list, edit or remove existing favorites, and organize them into different collections for easy access. This is handy for keeping track of places you frequently visit or want to remember.

D. Siri & Search: By selecting “Siri & Search,” you can control how Maps interacts with Siri and your device’s search feature. You can enable or disable options like “Suggestions in Search” or “Suggestions in Maps,” which provide personalized recommendations based on your location and previous searches.

E. Privacy & Security: This option lets you manage your privacy settings related to Maps. You can control whether your location is shared while using the app, and choose whether to allow Apple to collect and use your location data to improve their services.

4. Once you have made the desired changes to your settings, simply close the menu by tapping outside of it or by pressing the back button, depending on your device.

It’s worth noting that these instructions may vary slightly depending on the version of iOS or macOS you are using, but the overall process should be similar. Additionally, personal experiences and situations with Apple Maps may differ from user to user, so it’s always good to explore the settings and features yourself to find what works best for you.