Apple Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world - all with your privacy protected.
• Multi-stop routing lets you add multiple stops along your driving route
• See low balances and replenish your card when you add transit cards to Wallet, all without leaving Maps
• Transit fares show you how much your journey will cost in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, New York, and San Diego.
Get around with ease.
• Use voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for driving, cycling, or walking.
• Get real-time transit schedules and directions via subways, buses, trains, and ferries.
• Check real-time traffic conditions, incidents, and road closures.
• See speed limits for the road you’re driving on and get guidance on which lane you should be in before your next move.
• Report incidents in the Maps app and see incidents reported by other users, including accidents, hazards, and speed checks.
• See when you’re approaching speed and red-light cameras along your route.
• Get cycling directions to route along bike lanes, paths, and roads while taking elevation and busy streets into account.
• Plan your drive or transit journey by choosing a future departure or arrival time.
• Immersive walking directions show step-by-step guidance in augmented reality on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, and London.
• Glance at the Lock screen for turn-by-turn navigation, transit directions, and Time to Leave notifications.
• Find your parked car and get directions to it.
Discover and interact with places.
• Look up information about places, including hours, photos, ratings, reviews, and support for Apple Pay.
• Search and browse by category, including food, drink, shopping, and more.
• Rate and add photos to places you’ve visited in Maps.
• Discover great places to eat, shop, and explore with curated Guides from trusted brands.
• Make restaurant reservations, dial phone numbers, and open websites directly from within Maps.
• Browse through detailed indoor maps for hundreds of malls and airports worldwide.
• Add the places you visit often to your Favorites for quick and easy navigation.
• Ask Siri to find places you’d like to go.
Visit new places without leaving home.
• Detailed city maps display elevation, landmarks, crosswalks and turn lanes, 3D views to navigate complex interchanges, and more in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, London, Toronto, and more.
• Interactive 3D globe shows enhanced details for mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and oceans.
• Explore select cities with Look Around, which offers a ground-level, high-resolution, interactive 3D experience.
• View major cities around the world from the air with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views using Flyover.
Use any of your devices.
• Access your favorite places from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch using iCloud.
• Use Maps with your car’s display in your CarPlay-equipped vehicle.
• Use Maps with your Apple Watch to get taps on your wrist when it’s time to make a turn.
• Plan your trips on your Mac and share them with Maps on your iOS device.
Availability and features may vary by country or region.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s getting better, I guess?
It wasn’t too long ago that this app essentially didn’t work at all, but now it’s pretty decent. I actually like the UI and more minimal verbal guidance of the driving directions better than any other app (though I could deal with somewhat fewer “go past this light and at the next one…”. And I appreciate that you can see subway entrances in NYC now.
My issue is with biking directions. It’s constantly routing me down awful, busy roads and telling me to take three right turns to get to an address on a one-way street, when dismounting and walking a few feet down the sidewalk to it would make way more sense. When there are issues (like a road being stripped bare for re-paving), if you try to go off route (by taking a parallel street, for example) it will NEVER stop trying to route you back to the original plan. It’s very frustrating and disappointing.
Google Maps is ultimately orders of magnitude better in real-world navigation through a city, showing shortcuts through parks and plazas, up stairs, etc. I get that this is due in part to Apple’s privacy standards, not crowd-sourcing user route data. But despite trying to use Apple Maps as much as possible, I still end up going back to Google.
Apple Maps used to be a far second behind Google Maps but they made vast improvements and finally implemented a lot of missing features since iOS 16. Still room for improvement and hope iOS 17 will address: - Adding toll prices for driving routes - Ability to add notes to locations in guides - Adding ETA for transit when departure time is set to now, rather than solely estimated duration. Even an ETA range would be helpful. - Adding the ability to recognize or ask if you're currently on public transit. As of the time of this writing, if you're on the train and lookup a route, it will suggest routes assuming you're on the street at whatever given point which completely changes the ETA and potential transfers you should/could be making. - Figuring out a more accurate way to include businesses and their info. This is the area where unfortunately maps still really lacks. I'm constantly running into incorrect hours of operation, businesses that no longer exist and businesses that exist but are not included. I try to contribute and report these whenever I come across them, but relying on user contributions just isn't a viable longterm solution. If legality or contractual agreements prevent modern web scraping then I hope there is a more creative solution like creating a business facing interface, working with government business registrars or just something more reliable. Overall, I love the new Apple Maps.
Actually difficult to use for Apple and glitchy
It seems like someone at apple thought they were smarter than the users and being helpful when it turns out the app can be a huge pain to use for anything but basic navigation. They made the address too sticky so that it is a real challenge to have the app forget that address so I can enter a new address. Forget about adding any stop you want along the way too. I cannot figure out how to enter what I want instead of the standard list of generic places apple allows. How do I go from A to B but stop at my friends house along the way? Lately, the app has too many occasions when it thinks I am off the road, literally off in the woods along the side of the highway, or going east when I am heading north and it gets confused telling me to go places that are completely wrong. All this happens in the middle of a trip not during some adjustments to it - pretty bad for such a smart system. I do like the newer features that track traffic but I hate that it tries to detour me around it automatically - I know that might be helpful BUT don’t do it unless I give permission!! There might be another reason I took that route and I can handle the traffic. Please do not think too much for me as a user and restrict what I can do or make choices without asking. Instead, give me the options and tools I need to solve problems, then be helpful with suggestions along the way.
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