iOS 16 makes it easier to use Apple Maps to navigate through different locations in one trip. Learn how with this tutorial.
You use Apple Maps on your iPhone to get directions to a particular location, but you have to make a few stops along the way. In the past, there was no easy way to add stops to your itinerary. But with iOS 16, you can add multiple stops along the way to your destination, both specific addresses and general types of businesses. Here’s how.
If you haven’t already, update your iPhone to iOS 16 or later. Go to Settings, select General and then tap the option for Software Update. You will be told iOS is up to date or prompted to download and install the latest update.
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Add a specific location as a stopover
Open Apple Maps on your phone, type and select your destination and tap the blue button that indicates the estimated time to reach your destination. From the Itinerary screen, tap the option for Add stop (Image A).
Select a location to visit on your way to your destination. Tap Add Stop and then add another location you want to visit. After you’ve added all the necessary stops, you can rearrange them, as well as your final destination to make sure the directions take you there in the correct order. To do this, drag a specific stop up or down in the list (Figure B).
Tap the blue button if you want to change your mode of travel, such as Transit or RideShare. Otherwise, driving is probably the default. Tap the Now option if you want to change the start date and time to a date in the future, up to two weeks ahead.
Then set the new date and time. Select Arrival for the top if you want to set a specific date and time when you would arrive at your destination. Tap Done. Then tap Avoid and set the options for Avoid Toll Roads or Avoid Highways as needed. Tap Apply (Figure C).
When you’re done, tap the Start button to activate the directions. Tap the up arrow at the bottom if you want to control the stops. To remove a stop, tap the minus sign next to it and to add a stop, tap the option for Add stop and enter the new stop.
Tap the first direction at the top to see all the turn-by-turn directions. Swipe down the screen to see directions to the first stop. Keep swiping to see directions to additional stops and finally to your destination (Figure D).
Add a general category as a stopover
In addition to adding a specific city, address, or landmark as a stopover, you can also add a general category, such as a gas station, restaurant, or other pit stop. To do this, go through the steps for adding your destination. Tap the Start button to activate the directions. Then tap the up arrow at the bottom and select Add Stop.
The next screen shows the different categories that can be added as stops, including breakfast, gas stations, coffee shops, parking, convenience stores, and banks and ATMs. Select the category you want to add and the nearest places will appear on the screen. Tap the Add button for the one you want to add (Digits E).