Maps

How to enable AR walking directions in Maps in iOS 15

iOS 15 Maps AR

Apple Maps has received several new features and improvements in iOS 15. One of the new features brings augmented reality walking directions in certain large cities. The feature uses the rear camera on your iPhone to augment directions on to the real world. With AR walking directions, you don't have to look down on your phone to see where you're going.

8 new outstanding features in iPadOS 15

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.

Dark Maps forces dark mode in Apple Maps at all times

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.

How to report accidents and more in Apple Maps

Roadwork Marker in Apple Maps iPhone

Apple's 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 already know you can use Apple's 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 also plan a route from there to there?

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.