Apple Maps

How to report accidents and more in Apple Maps on iOS 14.5

Roadwork Marker in Apple Maps iPhone

Apple's recent iOS 14.5 update was a big one, and included several new features along with security and performance improvements. The update also added a very useful feature to Apple Maps that allows users to report incidents. You can use Apple Maps to report an accident, a hazard, and speed checks if you come across one on your route. If several people report the same incident, then Apple will alert other drivers who are using Apple Maps in this area.

How to delete your Google Maps history on iPhone and the web

Google Maps Activity on the Web on a MacBook

Just like you remove your history in Apple Maps, you can delete your search, review, and share history in Google Maps. Maybe you want to keep some items from showing up in your Recent searches or forget an entire day of Google Maps activity.

You can view and remove places from your history on your mobile device or the web. And you can choose to delete individual locations, a day or week, or every place in that history. Here, we’ll show you how to do just that, delete your Google Maps history.

How to use the route planner in Apple Maps on Mac

Maps Create a Route to the Daytona Hilton on Mac

You know that you can use the Maps app to get directions, turn-by-turn navigation, and details on businesses. So of course you know you can plan a route from here to there. But did you know you could plan a route from there to there too?

You might be laying out a road trip for yourself or helping someone else get from point A to point B. In Maps, you can create a route from any location to another. You can specify the transportation type and avoid things like toll roads by default.

For making the most of Maps on Mac, where you have a nice big screen to work on, we’ll show you how to use the route planner.

How to find nearby COVID-19 vaccine locations with the Maps app

Select COVID Vaccine Location in Maps on Mac

In 2020, we showed you how to find COVID-19 testing locations using Apple Maps. And this is something you can still take advantage of. But luckily this time, we get to show you how to find locations in Maps offering the COVID-19 vaccine in your area.

Whether you’re considering getting the vaccine yourself or want to help a friend or family member, Maps makes it easy. On iPhone, iPad, and Mac, you can see locations offering the vaccine and even hit a simple button to make an appointment on the location’s website.

So if you’re ready, let’s get to finding COVID-19 vaccine locations in Maps.