apple maps park

A handy new Maps feature has been discovered in the initial beta of iOS 10 that will help you find your car in a crowded parking lot. As you can see in the screenshot above, the new version of the app can recall exactly where your vehicle is located.

We don’t know a whole lot about the feature, as Apple hasn’t covered it in detail, but it appears in iOS 10 your iPhone will automatically flag your location once you’ve stopped moving after a long trip—unless of course you’re at your home address.

Once you park, you’ll get a notification saying “Your parked car has been marked on the map.” Maps will drop a Pin in the location and add it as a “Recommended Destination” for easy access, and at any time you can get directions back to your vehicle.

The Maps app is getting a fair amount of attention in iOS 10. In addition to the above feature, it’s also getting a refreshed design, a Quick Controls menu with shortcuts to POIs and settings, improved search and en route traffic. iOS 10 will debut this fall.

Thanks Jimmy!

  • Rowan09

    If I delete the maps app, how do I get it back? I want to see if I delete the app and ask Siri for directions if it will launch my other maps app instead.

    • Danilo S Lucas

      Just download it from Apple Store, and you ready to go

      • Rowan09

        I’ve tried searching for maps and iTunes but nothing comes up specifically. I erased the tips app and I don’t see anything for tips in the AppStore.

      • Danilo S Lucas

        My friend, all these applications that are currently native and we cannot delete, will probably be available for download in the AppStore only when iOS 10 is released… and then we can delete them…. And download again if necessary… 😀

      • Rowan09

        Ok so until then I’ll leave them alone.

      • Danilo S Lucas

        Sure… And even if you try to remove the Maps app now (on iOS 9.3.2) you will not be able… 😀

      • Syed

        Search for any Apple made App and from there, tap on Apple and then you can see all the Apps made by Apple. That includes native apps too.

      • Hendo27

        It’s in the App Store

    • Dennis Ju

      I’m guessing third party map app developers will need to first release updated versions with Siri integration for that to work.

  • John Smith

    Don’t forget, you’ll need CarPlay for this to work.

    • ericesque

      This does not require car play. Just a Bluetooth connection in the car.

      • John Smith

        Now I am properly excited…

      • Anonymous

        Count me in too… Oh wait I don’t have a car! Damn, cool feature none the less.

      • J3ff

        I think you are correct! iOS already tell me how long it will take for me to get home when my phone connects via bluetooth to the vehicle. My assumption is that when you turn the car off now it will mark the location if you are not in your typical locations such as work and home. Awesome feature though!

      • Muhammad Bilal

        This feature is not working for me .. Can u tell me what settings do I have to enable for it to work.. I checked with 2 cars. Thankx

  • Dana Hoops

    The free App Tuture already do that on any iPhone

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Finally. Almost 10 years later. This feature comes out.

  • Dobie Gillis

    How do you delete recent driving history from Maps in iOS 10?