iOS 6 has a new Maps app that features turn-by-turn spoken directions. You can use it with the iPhone and the iPad if they are running iOS 6. Watch how turn-by-turn spoken directions gives you basically the same functionality as a built-in car GPS navigation system.
Hi, this is Gary with MacMost Now. On today’s episode I am going to show you how in IOS 6 you have a new Maps app and you can use it for turn by turn directions.
So I’m going to demonstrate using this 4G iPad. But of course the same thing works on the iPhone it is just a smaller screen. So here I’ve brought up the new Maps app and I am going to search for something. So I’m going to search for a coffee shop that is nearby. It’s going to find nearby coffee shops and one is there and it will be selected. If I had multiple ones I would select the one I wanted. I am going to hit the directions button and it’s going to put my current location for the start and this coffee shop for the end and I’m going to hit route.
Then it is going to bring up a map with some alternate routes. I can choose which route I want by tapping on it. So, route 2, route 3 I can tap on those but I’m going to take the first suggested route.
I’m going to press start and I’m going to start to get directions. In addition to that I am also going to get spoken directions. “Starting route to Starbucks Coffee Company. Head west on 35th Drive.”
Now I could start driving now and it will actually update as I go through the directions. “Turn left onto Zandia Court. Then turn right onto east 35th Avenue.” “In 3/4 mile turn left onto Syracuse Street.” “In a quarter mile at the roundabout take the first exit. Arrived at Starbucks Coffee Company.”
I could also have used Siri to make it a completely hands free experience. For instance I could ask Siri to take me to the nearest coffee shop or take me to a specific address. Then you could also use your nicknames like work and home. So once I am somewhere and I want to get home I can simple say “take me home” and it should give me directions turn by turn to get home.
So that’s a look at how to use the new Maps app with turn by turn directions for your iPad with 4G or your iPhone.
Hope you found this useful. This is Gary with MacMost Now.