Tag Archive: Maps


How to Use Look Around on Maps for iPhone & iPad

Did you know that Apple Maps has a feature that lets you ‘look around’ as if on the ground in some regions? Indeed it does, available for iPhone and iPad. Most of us are familiar with Google’s “Street View”, a nifty feature within Google Maps that lets you view panoramic street-level images of various cities … Read More

How to Use Waze on CarPlay to Replace Apple Maps

If you use Waze to navigate you may appreciate having the Waze app be front and center on CarPlay while you’re driving with iPhone. You might even be interested in replacing Apple Maps with Waze if you use the Waze app more than Apple Maps on your CarPlay vehicle. This article will show you how … Read More

How to See Air Quality on Maps for iPhone & iPad

Want to know what the air quality index is at a particular destination? The Apple Maps app on iPhone and iPad can give you this information. Those who are concerned about air quality will find it useful to know that the Maps app on iPhone and iPad has an optional feature that allows you to … Read More

How to Use Maps in Globe View on Mac

Have you ever wanted a little digital globe you could interact with, spinning the Earth around to see the continents, oceans, and features of our planet? If so, you’ll be happy to discover that the Maps app on the Mac has a hidden globe view that allows you to interact with and spin planet Earth … Read More

How to Use Google Maps with CarPlay

Some CarPlay users may prefer to use Google Maps on CarPlay, instead of Apple Maps. Using Google Maps on CarPlay is simple, and you can easily replace the maps icon on a CarPlay unit with Google Maps (or even Waze) if desired. We’ll show you how to add Google Maps to CarPlay and also how … Read More

How to Disable “Shake to Send Feedback” in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Have you ever been using Google Maps on iPhone or iPad and noticed a little pop-up alert message stating “Shake to send feedback – You shook your device! Your feedback suggestions help us improve Google Maps.” with options to report data problems, send feedback, or to dismiss the alert. Sometimes Google Maps users on iPhone … Read More

How to Look Inside Airports with Apple Maps on iPhone and iPad to Plan Ahead When Traveling

Airports can be hectic, and just about every traveler knows the stress of visiting an airport they have never been to before and trying to quickly navigate the maze of terminals to find their gate so that they can board a plane on time. A great trick that can ease the stress of travel and … Read More

How to Enable Voice Navigation in Maps on iPhone

By default, the Maps app for iPhone will use voice navigation when giving directions. Voice navigation and talking directions is also the standard setting for Google Maps on iPhone too. But sometimes users can accidentally toggle the voice navigation settings off when they didn’t intend to, or forget to turn the voice navigation settings back … Read More

How to Enable or Disable “Avoid Highways” in Maps for iPhone

The iOS Maps app has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, including a settings toggle that allows you to get directions to and from destinations while avoiding highways and freeways. This is particularly helpful for iPhone users that rely on the Maps app for directions and getting around, but it works on iPad as … Read More

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either … Read More