While Apple Maps is a great app for navigating around the world, there are still some features missing that can make it an even more powerful tool. One of the biggest is the ability to create a route with multiple stops, something that was long expected from the app.
With iOS 16, Apple Maps finally allows you to plan a multi-stop itinerary on your iPhone. This is a much-needed update that will make it easier to navigate to various destinations in one trip.
It’s easy to get started with creating a route on apple maps
When you open the app, input your destination and tap “Go.” Then choose your transportation type (bus, taxi, car, train, or bicycle). You can also avoid things like highways by tapping the “Avoid” button.
Once you’ve mapped out your route, you can use the app to see your distance and estimated travel time for each stop on your journey. You can also change your settings and pick the preferred transportation type for each stop as you go along.
If you’re driving, or if your phone is on you while you’re in the middle of a journey, it’s always a good idea to add a stop during navigation. This way, you can stop at a coffee shop, gas station, or other destination that you might need to visit as you drive.
Siri can help you add stops to your directions
Adding stops is as simple as saying “Hey Siri.” She’ll highlight the ones that she thinks are most important for your current route and ask whether you want to call them or get directions. This will allow you to access pit stops on the go while keeping your hands free, and it’s a safer option than manually adjusting the route when you’re stopped.
You can also add stops to your trip by programming them with location-based reminders, which will ensure you don’t miss a stop on your journey. This is a great option for drivers, especially those who are constantly on the road or in a rush.
Rebuilding the Maps
With the latest update to iOS, Apple Maps has been rebuilt from the ground up to reflect more of the real world. This includes better geographic context like pedestrian paths and parks, more detailed building outlines, and improved road network coverage.
As a result, the app is more realistic and accurate. It’s now able to show bus and taxi lanes and other minor details that weren’t included up until now.
It’s a lot of fun to play with.
Aside from being a mapping app, it’s also a fully functional travel assistant for your iPhone and iPad. It can look up destinations ahead of your trip, show you flyovers of the city if available, and help you add landmarks and restaurants to your collection for use on future trips.
The best part is that Apple Maps works across the board on all of your devices, including your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.