Maps app has really improved a lot from what it used to be a few years ago. Whether it’s to show right direction or guide you accurately towards your journey, it has got the much-needed features to compete with other Map apps now. But, are you making the most of this advanced app?

Not many iOS users are good enough to get the best out of the Maps app. And if you are quite new to the Apple’s iOS ecosystem, you would require a bit of guidance to master this smart app. To make sure you can use it like a pro, we have presented this comprehensive tutorial to help you enhance your experience. I’m sure you’d find it extremely handy.

How to Use Maps on iPhone

How to Use Maps iPhone App Like Pro

How to Bring Up Your Current Location in Maps for iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Maps app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next up, you need to tap the arrow from the bottom-left corner to center Maps on your current location.

Tap on Arrow in Maps App on iPhone

Step #3. Then, you will have to tap on the arrow again to check out the direction you are facing.

Bring Up Current Location in Maps for iPhone

How to Change from Map to Transit or Satellite view in Maps on iPhone

There is an option to see the area around you in various ways such as helpful Transit (if available), detailed Satellite view, neatly drawn Maps.

Step #1. Launch Maps app and then tap the Info button (“i” icon) from the bottom right corner.

Tap on i Icon in Maps App on iPhone

Step #2. Next up, you will get three options along the top of the menu: MapTransit, and Satellite. Just tap on each one of them to switch from one to the other.

Change from Map to Transit or Satellite view in Maps on iPhone

How to show traffic information in Maps for iOS

Don’t want to get stuck in traffic? Get the traffic information instantly.

Step #1. Launch Maps on your iOS device and then tap on the Info button (“i”) from the bottom right corner.

Tap on i Icon in Maps App on iPhone

Step #2. You need to make sure that Map is selected and tap Show Traffic.

Show Traffic Information in Maps on iPhone

Traffic conditions will be marked on the map. While the orange line represents moderate traffic, the red line signifies heavy traffic. Besides, it shows the causes of the slowdown as well.

How to start turn-by-turn navigation with Maps on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Maps app and tap on the directions button (the curved arrow in the top left corner of your screen.)

Tap on Direction Button in Maps App on iPhone

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Enter your starting point and destination. Then tap on the Route.

Enter Start and End Point and Tap on Route in Maps App on iPhone

Step #4. Finally, tap on the Start.

Tap on Start Button in Maps App

Siri will guide you about your travel; announcing your route, informing when the turns are coming up.

How to select a route in Maps App for iPhone

Planning to go somewhere? Simply enter a route, the app will suggest you a few options to go there.

Step #1. Launch the Maps app and tap on the directions button (the curved arrow in the top left corner of your screen.)

Step #2. Next up, you need to tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Now, enter your starting point and your destination. Then, tap on the Route.

Step #4. Up next, you have to tap on the blue line of the route you wish to see.

Select or Change Route in Apple Maps on iPhone

Step #5. You will see more than one route which will tell you how long the estimated time of travel will be and how much distance you will have to travel.

How to check walking, driving, and transit directions in Maps on iPhone and iPad

There is an option to find out the walking, driving and transit directions in Maps app. Get to know the specific direction in real time to make sure you reach your destination in time.

Step #1. Launch the Maps app and tap on the directions button (the curved arrow in the top left corner of your screen.)

Step #2. Next, you will have to tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Enter your starting point and your destination. Then, tap on the Route.

Step #4. Finally, you have to tap on either Drive, Walk, or Transit to check out the directions for your preferred method of travel.

Check walking, driving, and transit directions in Maps on iPhone and iPad

How to turn on 3D Maps on iPhone and iPad

You have the options to use maps in flat, 2D mode, or in simulated 3D. Sky scrapers and landmarks will be modeled in 3D in big cities.

Step #1. Launch the Maps app and tap on the directions button (the curved arrow in the top left  corner of your screen).

Step #2. Next up, you have to tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Enter your starting point and your destination. Then, tap on the Route.

Step #4. Tap the info button from the bottom right corner of your screen. Then tap on 3D Map.

Show 3D Maps on iPhone

How to view written directions on iPhone and iPad

Want a list of written directions for your trip? They can be very helpful with accurate suggestions about which way to turn, how much distance is between each turn, and even what side of the street your destination will be on.

Step #1. Launch the Maps app and tap on the directions button (the curved arrow in the top left corner of your screen.)

Step #2. Next up, you have to tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Enter your starting point and your destination. Then, tap on the Route.

Step #4. Tap on Details.

View Written Directions in Maps App on iPhone

Step #5. Tap Done in the end.

Tap on Done Once You View Directions in Maps

How to Adjust the Volume of Spoken Directions on iPhone and iPad

Want to adjust the volume of spoken directions being spoken to you? Change it as per your convenience.

Step #1. Launch the Maps app and tap on the directions

Step #2. Next up, you need to tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Enter your starting point and your destination. Then, tap on the Route.

Step #4. Tap on the Start.

Step #5. Finally, press the volume buttons on the left side of your iPhone to adjust it as per your desired level.

How to End turn-by-turn Navigation on iPhone and iPad

Once you have arrived at your desired destination or if you simply don’t want Siri’s voice to be telling you which way to go anymore, you can end the spoken directions at any time.

Step #1. Launch the Maps app and then tap on the directions.

Step #2. Tap on the location text fields.

Step #3. Enter your starting point and your destination. Then tap on the Route.

Step #4. Tap on the Start.

Step #5. Now, you need to tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the tabs.

Step #6. Tap on the End button from the top left corner of your screen.

End Turn by Turn Navigation in Maps App on iPhone

That’s it!

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