Apple is updating the Maps app again, making it even better. That starts with brand new features, some of which have been requested by users for quite some time. And the better Maps experience, which has been rolling out for quite some time, is going out to more cities.
Immersive Apple Maps AR directions have launched in Japan's Tokyo, the latest city where the iPhone maker's augmented reality (AR) walking directions are available.
Apple has rolled out the latest Apple Maps improvements to its customers in Germany and Singapore, including 3D landmarks, street-level photography, improved navigation, more detailed road coverage and other perks.
Apple Maps now provides cycling directions in additional Midwestern cities in the US, helping cyclists in those areas find the best routes with bike lanes.
Some Apple Maps users out in the wild might not even know that Apple's alternative to Google Maps didn't launch all that smoothly. Which is fair, because to its credit Apple has done a lot of work to make sure Apple Maps is a worthwhile tool for iPhone users. And now it's getting even better.
Apple and Google use specialized data-collection vehicles to collect data for their maps service. In places where a vehicle can't enter, they employ people with backpack systems to collect these data. Apple mentions that it "will censor faces and license plates on images that are published in Look Around."
However, if you search for your house in Google or Apple Maps and wish it to be blurred, you can request them to do so. Or, maybe these mapping services have accidentally not blurred your or a family member's face, car's license plate, or other sensitive data. Whatever the reason, you can ask Google and Apple to censor your details. Let's show you how.
The newest Apple Maps features, such as improved navigation, Look Around, Share ETA, richer maps and other perks, are now available to customers in Australia.
Folks in Germany can now take advantage of Apple Maps incident reporting to report accidents and various road hazards following the feature's launch in the US and China.
While using Google Maps at night, you may want to enable its Dark Mode to keep things easy on the eyes. On iPhone with an OLED screen (iPhone X, XS, 11 Pro, 12, and 13 series), switching to Dark Mode can also help extend the battery life giving you a few more minutes of navigation. So, if you are wondering how to use iOS Google Maps in a dark theme, here are the steps to do that. Plus, if you do not see the option for Dark Mode in Google Maps, we have a solution to fix that.
An improved Apple Maps experience is now available in Australia following recent launches of richer and enhanced mapping and navigation data in Andorra, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Native Apple Maps ratings and photos are now being launched in the United States and elsewhere after the features initially debuted in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 back in August 2020.
Apple's Maps app can be a nice tool that can help you find local points of interest in your area. If you're in a new region, or are planning to move, you can use the Maps app to your advantage.