Find Your Parked Car With Your iPhone

If you have your iPhone linked to your car using Bluetooth, then it will automatically remember where you parked. You can access your parking location in the Maps app and get directions to walk back to your car. You can also add notes and an image to help.

Comments: 12 Responses to “Find Your Parked Car With Your iPhone”

    John L
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    Nope that doesn’t work for me. I have a iPhone 5S. Any advice?

    3 years ago

    John: Do you connect to the Bluetooth on your car? Is it working? I can’t find list of which iPhones this work for, I guess it is possible that you need a 6 or newer.

    Dennis Cox
    3 years ago

    Make sure this option is set to on, settings/maps

    Mike Kobrick
    3 years ago

    Tried it with iPhone 5S and iPad Pro, IOS 10.1.1. Both link up with the car, Settings>Maps>/show Parked Location turned on, but no joy.

    Of course there a number of apps that do this (search in App Store for “find car”, but having it in Apple Maps would be awesome. Time to upgrade? ;-)

    Mike Kobrick
    3 years ago

    From the Apple support website

    You need an iPhone 6 or later and iOS 10 to use this Maps feature.
    Also, check these things:
    Turn on Location Services. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
    Make sure that Frequent Locations is on. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations > Frequent Locations.
    Turn on Show Parked Location. Go to Settings > Maps > Show Parked Location.
    Make sure that your iPhone is paired to CarPlay or Bluetooth in your car.

    Lynda
    3 years ago

    What sort of device would have/be Bluetooth as we don’t have CarPlay.

    3 years ago

    Lynda: Any car stereo that has Bluetooth. Most made in the last 5 years have it. Check your car’s owner’s manual, or the one that came with the car’s radio. If it doesn’t mention Bluetooth, then you don’t have it. CarPlay is a more advanced set of features that includes Bluetooth functions. But far more cars have Bluetooth now. It is a standard used by many phones and other devices going back 10-20 years, not just Apple.

    Tanis
    3 years ago

    Thanks enjoy learning about features of iPhone. This works well

    Colin
    3 years ago

    Does this work in the UK? I have an iPhone 7+ on 10.1.1 & have confirmed the settings by Mike Kubrick & it shows recent places but no joy at all… Any ideas?

    Tom Gonser
    3 years ago

    Not working with 2016 Jeep Trailhawk with bluetooth paired to my iPhone 6. I’m reading elsewhere the bluetooth must have a “compatible head”, which I don’t understand. Note above from Apple person says “Make sure that Frequent Locations is on. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations > Frequent Locations”. But “system services” does not appear within “Location Services”. Could it be that some cars with bluetooth iPhone connections just don’t work?

    3 years ago

    Colin: I don’t see any reason why your location should affect this feature. I’d confirm the settings again, and maybe try disconnecting and removing the Bluetooth connection, and reconnecting to see if that helps.

    3 years ago

    Tom: I suppose it is possible that this requires a certain version of Bluetooth for it to work, though I don’t see that mentioned anywhere.

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