How To Use Apple Maps On Apple Watch
Apple Maps is a big feature on the Apple Watch and is a great tool for getting quick directions to wherever you need. Using Maps is easy and convenient and here’s a simple step by step “how to” to get you started.
- To open up Apple Maps, just press the Digital Crown to access the Home Screen and from there tap on the Maps icon. Alternatively, you can open up Maps by tapping on the address you are interested in in a text or email, or by going to Glances (by swiping up from the display).
- When you start up the app, your current location will be displayed as the default one. If you want to change this, “force touch” the display. Note: Force Touch is the new technology used by Apple to detect the applied pressure.
- From there on, you can get directions to an address in your contact list or search for one manually through the Search icon.
- When searching for a location, you will first see a list of the recent locations you have searched for on both your watch and the smartphone. If you are looking for a new place, use the dictation tool to search for it. Maps will then start looking for the place on question, and, if the search us successful, will give you nor only the address, but also contact information, opening times, reviews and more, if applicable.
- You will then be asked to choose the way of getting there: walking or driving. With the right option selected, you can then go ahead and press Start.
- The relevant directions will then be displayed on the watch and you will a vibration on your wrist when there is an upcoming turn.
- Once you don’t need to follow the watch’s directions anymore, don’t forget to disable them so as not to put a burden on your battery. To do that, press down on the map until the words Stop Directions appear on the screen. Tap on X.
There you go. You are now well-versed in Apple Maps usage.
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