Cycling Directions in iOS 14 and watchOS 7 looks promising to steer your way out on bike lanes. The new update in Apple Maps boasts a range of great cycling features along with custom voice guidance on the Apple Watch. You can check the distance, know the traffic across the streets, and set the right route for your journey. If you’re excited to try this feature, let’s take a look at how you can get Cycling Directions in Apple Maps on iPhone.
Note: Cycling Directions will only be available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Shanghai, Beijing. More cities will be added in the upcoming months.
- How to Use Cycling Directions in Apple Maps in iOS 14
- Ask Siri For Cycling Directions
- Avoid Hills and Busy Roads for Cycling Directions
How to Use Cycling Directions in Apple Maps in iOS 14
- Open Apple Maps on your iPhone
- Tap on Search Bar and type the name of the place.
- Tap on Directions.
- Select the Bicycle Icon next to the transportation icon.
- Choose the right route from suggested directions.
Note: Select the right route based on elevation, climbing time, distance, and average biking time
- Hit Go to start the trip.
Ask Siri For Cycling Directions
In iOS 14, Siri has gone more powerful, and all you need to do is call out.
“Hey, Siri, Navigate me to Rockaway Beach Via Bicycle!”
From suggested directions, choose the right route, and there you GO!
Avoid Hills and Busy Roads for Cycling Directions
You can also customize Cycling Directions in Apple Maps from the Settings app. You can change the cycling preferences as per your convenience and turn off the settings to avoid hills and busy roads.
- Open Settings app → Tap on Maps.
- Scroll down to Preferred Type Of Travel and Select Cycling.
- Now, scroll down further to Directions and go into Cycling.
- Turn off the toggles to avoid Hills and Busy Roads on your way.
Now your iPhone and Apple Watch both have true potential of Cycling Directions. You’ll enjoy an authentic sporting experience when notified over voice commands. All-in-all, you’ll also be informed about when to walk, get down, and climb upstairs.
Cycling Directions is said to be one of the breakthroughs in the Apple Maps in iOS 14 besides Electric Vehicle Routing.
So are you a bicyclist? Share your excitement about this feature in the comment section below!
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