Maps take a whole new turn.

Offering an all-new design and a host of innovative features, Maps makes finding and getting to your destination faster and easier than ever. With turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, proactive suggestions, and the ability to use third-party apps right inside Maps, there’s so much to explore.1

Proactive suggestions

Maps now predicts the places you’re most likely to go and suggests the fastest way to get there based on traffic, your current location, the time of day, and events on your schedule. So in the morning, Maps can provide a proactive suggestion for the best route to work that avoids traffic. And any upcoming meetings on your calendar are presented with suggested routes. Simply tap the suggestion to display the directions and start navigation.

Apps within Maps

With new third-party app extensions, you can do things like book a table at a restaurant and a ride to get you there — all without leaving the Maps app. Make a reservation through the OpenTable extension, for example, and Maps automatically adds it to your calendar and presents the restaurant as a proactive suggestion in Maps and the Today view. You can also book and pay for rides using extensions from car services like Uber and Lyft. Once you’ve ordered a ride, Maps even shows you the driver, the car, and the driver’s current location.


Bringing you public transit information for subways, buses, trains, and ferries with lines and stations right on the map, the Transit feature is customized for each city where it’s available. So signs on your screen will look the same as the ones on the street, and you’ll know exactly where the nearest subway station entrance is. When you plan a route, just one tap pulls up schedules, and you’ll get step-by-step directions to keep you on track. Or ask Siri to guide you. You can even favorite a specific transit line to get up-to-date information and reminders about its routes and schedules. The list of places supported with Transit is growing and now includes Japan.2


With Maps, you get real-time traffic information to calculate your ETA. Maps gives you details on what’s causing a backup, so you can tell if there’s a major incident or just a temporary slowdown. And if traffic’s a mess, Maps offers alternative routes to save you time.


Searching in Maps is now even easier and more convenient. The Nearby feature shows you a list of categories including Food, Drink, Shopping, Fun, and more. Within each category, you’ll get more in-depth listings. For example, under Food you’ll see Popular, Restaurants, Groceries, Fast Food, Cafés, Bakeries, and Desserts.


See select major metro areas from the air with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views. Explore cities in high resolution as you zoom, pan, tilt, and rotate around the city and its landmarks.3


No matter where you roam, Siri can help you find your way.4 To get to your destination, ask Siri to take you there and Maps immediately guides you along the fastest route. And if you feel peckish on the way, ask Siri to look for the closest hamburger joint or diner.


When you hear about a great new spot — like a restored drive-in movie theater or a restaurant-slash-boutique — save it as a bookmark in Maps. And spare your future self the need to remember the names and addresses of those places all over again. iCloud stores the locations you’ve bookmarked, so they’re accessible on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.5 iCloud also lets you send a map from your Mac running OS X Mavericks or later straight to your iPhone. When you’re signed in to iCloud on both devices, your phone shows up in the Share menu on your Mac. So you can plan your trip at your desk and get turn-by-turn voice navigation on the go.