Use Maps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use Maps to get turn-by-turn directions with real-time traffic information, locate nearby places, and more.

     

Get directions to your destination

  1. Make sure that you turn Location Services on.
  2. Open Maps and enter your destination or tap a landmark.
  3. Tap Maps. If multiple routes appear, tap the one you want to take.
  4. Tap Start. Maps will provide directions and an estimated time of arrival.

With Navigation Voice1, Maps gives you spoken directions and onscreen directions. To turn Navigation Voice on or off, go to Settings > Maps. 

To end navigation, tap the map, then tap End, in the upper-left corner.

Depending on your carrier and cellular data plan, cellular data charges might apply when using Maps.

See traffic information

Open Maps and tap   , then tap Show Traffic. If there's traffic in the area, you'll see these colors:

  • Orange dots show traffic
  • Red dots show heavy traffic

You might also see markers for road closures  , construction  , and accidents  .

Find places nearby or use public transportation

With iOS 9, you can use Nearby and Transit2 to get details on public transportation and places.

     

Nearby

With Nearby, you can search for things that are near your location, like food and entertainment. To find nearby places, follow these steps:

  1. Open Maps.
  2. Tap the Search bar to see the categories in your area.
  3. Select a category, then choose a location.
  4. When you see your location, tap Maps to get directions. 

Find out if Nearby is available in your area.

     

Transit

Transit shows you detailed map information about public transportation in your area, like bus and transit lines. To find a route, follow these steps:

  1. Open Maps and enter your destination.
  2. Tap Transit.
  3. Select a type of transportation.
  4. Tap Start.

To see Transit options for a different time, follow these steps:

  1. Tap More Routes.
  2. Tap Options.
  3. Change the date and time.
  4. Tap Done. 

Find out if Transit is available in your area.

Add a location to your Favorites

To add a location to your Favorites, follow these steps:

  1. Tap a pin or other location.
  2. Tap the banner.
  3. When you see the location screen, tap favorites , in the upper-right corner. 

To remove a favorite, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Search bar.
  2. Tap Favorites.
  3. Tap Edit, then tap Maps.
  4. When you're finished, tap Done.

Use Siri

You can use Siri to get directions, find places nearby, and more. Just ask Siri things like:

  • "Find coffee near me."
  • "What's my ETA?"

Siri isn't available everywhere. Learn more about using Siri on your iOS device.

     

Use 3D and Flyover

With 3D and Flyover, you can see interactive 3D views of cities. To view cities in high resolution use two-finger gestures to pinch and zoom, pan, tilt, or rotate around a city.

To view  a 3D map, tap Maps, then tap 3D Map. To get a closer look, you can use the Satellite view. Just tap Maps, then tap Satellite and zoom in on the area.

Find out if 3D Maps and Flyover are available in your area.

Use and edit pins to mark a location

To drop a pin, touch and hold the map with your finger to mark the location. To move a pin, touch and hold your finger where you want the pin to move. To see more information about the location of a dropped pin, tap the banner.

To change the name of a dropped pin, you need to add it to your Contacts or Favorites. Tap the location, tap the banner, then tap Create New Contact. 

To change the name of a pin in your Favorites, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Search bar.
  2. Tap Favorites.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Select the location that you want to rename.
  5. When you're finished, tap Done.

Clear your recents

  1. Open Maps.
  2. Tap the Search bar.
  3. Tap Favorites > Recents > Clear > Clear All Recents. 
  4. Tap Done.

Learn more

  1. Turn-by-turn navigation works on iPhone 4s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad 2 or later, and iPad mini or later with cellular data capability.
  2. You can use Transit on iPhone 5 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini 2, and iPod touch (6th generation) with iOS 9.
  3. Flyover is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later, and iPod touch (5th generation or later). Cellular data charges may apply.

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