Change General preferences in Maps on Mac
In the Maps app on your Mac, use General preferences to customise the appearance of your maps.
To change these preferences, choose Maps > Preferences, then click General.
Always use light map appearance
Turn off dark mode for the map. See Use a light or dark appearance on your Mac.
Choose between miles and kilometres.
Use Large Labels
Make labels easier to read.
Always Show Labels in [language]
Set your preferred language. See Change the language your Mac uses.
Show Weather Conditions
Include information about weather on maps.
Show Air Quality Index (AQI)
Show information about air quality on maps.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) uses information from monitoring sites to measure the level of air pollution. AQI values range from 0–500; lower numbers indicate better air quality.
Always show Compass
Show the compass in the lower-right corner on the map.
Always show Zoom Controls
Show the zoom-out and zoom-in buttons in the lower-right corner on the map.
Ratings and Photos
Submit ratings and photos in place cards.
Show Ratings and Photos Suggestions
Receive suggestions to submit a rating or photo.
Follow up by Email
Receive a follow-up email about issues you report.