iPadOS 15 is on the way. Apple showcased the new software at this year's WWDC. This year was all about cross-platform feature parity, but that's usually the case with iPadOS and iOS anyway. That's certainly the case this year.
The Apple Maps app is designed to display maps in light or dark mode based on one of two different circumstances; 1) the user’s system light or dark mode setting, and 2) the time of day it is.
Wouldn’t it be nice, however, if the app allowed you to choose between light or dark mode all the time without having to switch your system light or dark mode setting and without having to wait for a specific time of the day? If you answered yes, then you’re in for a treat.
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.
Apple introduced the Look Around feature with the release of iOS 13 in Apple Maps. Since then, it has slowly expanded to new cities all across the globe.
Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted photographing the streets of Hong Kong, indicating that's where the iPhone maker could expand its Google Street View-like Look Around feature.
With the arrival of iOS 14 last year, Apple added cycling directions directly into the Maps app. This new feature adds a lot of useful information for cyclists, but it's only supported in certain areas. The good news is that availability is expanding quite a bit today.
Apple launched a redesigned and improved Apple Maps experience in the United States back in 2018. It recently expanded into Canada late last year. And now it looks like it's being tested in a new region.
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.
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.
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.
Aside from bringing out Waze-like reporting and hazard features, Apple Maps is getting another feature similar to Google Maps: real-time crowdsourced information for points of interest, such as whether a business is currently open and how busy it is at the moment.