How do I use Apple Maps on my iPhone?

Answered by Jason Smith

To use Apple Maps on your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. Find and open the Maps app: Look for the Maps icon on your Home screen. If you can’t find it, swipe left to access the App Library and search for “Maps” in the search bar.

2. Search for your destination: Once you have the Maps app open, you’ll see a search bar at the top of the screen. Tap on it and enter the location or address you want to go to. For example, you can enter “San Francisco” or “123 Main Street.”

3. Get directions: After entering your destination, tap on the “Search” button on the keyboard or select one of the suggested results that appear below the search bar. This will take you to the location’s details page. Scroll down until you see the “Directions” button and tap on it.

4. Choose your mode of transportation: On the directions page, you’ll see tabs for different modes of transportation such as Drive, Walk, and Transit. Tap on the tab that corresponds to how you plan to get to your destination. If you’re driving, tap on “Drive”; if you’re walking, tap on “Walk,” and so on.

5. Start navigation: Once you’ve selected your mode of transportation, tap on the “GO” button located at the bottom right corner of the screen. Apple Maps will then start providing turn-by-turn directions to your destination. You can follow the spoken prompts and on-screen instructions to navigate your way.

Additional Tips:
– Rotate your phone: While navigating, you can rotate your iPhone to switch between portrait and landscape modes. Landscape mode can provide a wider view of the map and make it easier to follow directions, especially while driving.
– Zoom in and out: You can pinch your fingers on the map to zoom in or out for a closer or wider view of the area. This can be helpful for checking specific details or getting a better sense of your surroundings.
– Avoid tolls or highways: If you want to avoid toll roads or highways during your journey, you can customize your route preferences. Before starting navigation, tap on the “Options” button located at the top right corner of the screen. From there, you can toggle options like “Avoid Tolls” or “Avoid Highways” on or off based on your preferences.

Using Apple Maps on your iPhone is a convenient way to navigate and explore new places. The app provides accurate directions, real-time traffic updates, and various customization options to suit your needs. So, whether you’re driving, walking, or using public transportation, give Apple Maps a try and enjoy a smooth navigation experience.