Category: Maps

How to Change Default Navigation Method on iPhone Maps Between Car, Bike, Public Transit, Walking, etc

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Do you usually rely on public transport a lot while traveling? Or perhaps, you use cycling directions for your daily commute? Maybe your standard mode of transportation isn’t a car? If you use Apple Maps for navigation, you may want to change your default navigation method to make sure you get your desired routes faster.

When you look up directions to a place on Apple Maps, you’re given the driving routes by default. Of course, this is the mode of transportation that most people use while navigating using their iPhones. However, if you’re not in the…

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How to Share ETA from Apple Maps on iPhone with Siri

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Are you driving to meet up with your friends, family, or colleagues? If you use Apple Maps for navigation, you’ll be excited to know that you can share your ETA with them right from your iPhone by using Siri.

Apple Maps has a feature that allows users to share their arrival time with any of the contacts stored on your iPhone. This helped in avoiding phone calls from others asking you how long it’d take to reach the destination. But manually sharing ETA from the navigation menu isn’t too convenient. Fortunately another option exists, and you can ask Siri…

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How to Get Cycling Directions in Maps on iPhone

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Do you use a bike or cycle for leisure or commuting? Whatever the case, bicyclists will be pleased to know that you can now access cycling directions on your iPhone using Apple Maps.

Cycling directions are often different from vehicle routes, as they include bike paths and cycle-friendly lanes which don’t show up normally when you navigate. Apple has updated the Maps app to support cycling directions to assist bicyclists in finding the best, safest and shortest routes for their commute.

How to View Bike Directions in Apple Maps on iPhone

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How to Refresh Location in Find My on iPhone or iPad

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If you use Find My with iPhone to keep track of location of friends, family, items, or Apple devices, you may be wondering how you can refresh the location when you’re looking at the Find My map.

Refreshing the Find My location can be necessary for many reasons, for example if you’re wanting to see the most up to date location for something like a lost iPhone, or a person who is traveling. If you’re wondering how to refresh someones location, or force Find My to update, this may be helpful to you.

We’ll show you a few different ways to refresh the…

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How to Share Trip Progress with Google Maps on iPhone

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Going on a road trip or looking to meet up with your friends? If you use Google Maps as your go-to navigation app, you will be able to share your trip progress with any of your contacts right from your iPhone, similar to how you can with Apple Maps.

Most of us have been in a situation where we have to tell people where we are and how long it’s going to take before we reach the destination. This is inconvenient to do especially if you’re driving, and not particularly safe. Furthermore, the ETA that we provide is not really accurate in most cases since…

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How to Share Arrival Time with Maps on iPhone

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Looking forward to meet up with your friends, family, colleagues, or an appointment? If you use Apple Maps as your preferred navigation tool, you will be able to share your routes estimated time of arrival with any of your contacts right from your iPhone. Not only is ETA sharing convenient, but it also offers a way to give the recipient an idea of how long it’ll take to get to a destination, but without using the using the location sharing feature directly.

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How to Access Music Controls in Google Maps on iPhone

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Do you often listen to music while you’re driving? You’re not alone. Well, if you use Google Maps for navigation, you’re in for a treat, as you can now control your music without having to switch between apps on iPhone.

Most of us listen to songs while we keep our hands on the wheel. Some of us also rely on maps for directions to where we’re headed. If you’re the kind of person who mounts your iPhone or iPad on to the car’s dashboard for navigation, you’d know how inconvenient it is to skip a song or repeat it while driving. Thankfully, Google now…

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How to Turn off & Delete Google Location History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad? If so, depending on your settings you may find that Google uses Location History to keep a track of all the locations you’ve visited over time. This data is then used to provide personalized recommendations that are specific to your location across Google services.

While some of the recommendations and history can be helpful, other users might not want Google to constantly track their whereabouts and store this information, especially if you’re a privacy buff. This is exactly why you have the option to disable…

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How to Clear Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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If you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad, you may know already that the app saves all of your recent searches for places and directions, just like a web browser. If you want to remove the Google Maps search history to clear out outdated suggestions, or for privacy purposes, you will be happy to know that you can clear the Google Maps search history on iPhone and iPad rather easily.

Like all other maps apps, Google Maps knows a lot about you if you use the app often, from where you’re headed, the places you’ve been to, the directions…

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How to Automatically Delete Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad? If so, you might be interested in setting the app to automatically delete your search history.

As you may know, Google Maps defaults to saving your recent searches for places and directions, similar to a web browser. Those searched are saved to improve suggestions, and they show up as soon as you start typing in the apps search bar. It’s a handy feature, and you can easily clear this data from your iOS device if you have privacy concerns, or if you just want to remove outdated suggestions. And you…

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