A map showing a location (indicated by a red pin). Above the pin is a banner, with a button to get directions on the left, the name of the location and Yelp star rating and number of reviews, and the More Info button on the right. Tap a pin to display the banner. Tap the Directions button in the upper left to get a route. Tap the Search field at the top of the screen to find a place or address. Tap the Tracking button to show your current location. Tap the Settings button to choose the view

Move around Maps by dragging the screen. To face a different direction, rotate with two fingers. To return to north, tap the compass the compass icon in the upper right. Double-tap the screen to zoom in; tap with two fingers to zoom out. Or, you can pinch and spread to zoom in and out.

Ask Siri. Say something like:

  • “Find coffee near me”

  • “Show me the Golden Gate Bridge”

Zoom in or out. Double-tap with one finger to zoom in; tap with two fingers to zoom out—or pinch open or closed. The scale appears in the upper left while zooming and when you continue touching the screen with two fingers. To change how distance is shown (in miles or kilometers), go to Settings > Maps.

Find nearby attractions, services, and more. Tap the search field, tap a category such as Food or Shopping, then tap a result.

Find nearby places from the Home screen. On iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, press Maps, choose the Search Nearby quick action, tap a category, then tap a result. 

The Maps app showing a list of nearby popular places for food, with buttons above the list to choose nearby places such as Popular, Restaurants, Groceries, Fast Food, Cafés, Bakeries, and Desserts

Search for a location. Tap the search field. You can search for a location in different ways. For example:

  • Intersection (“8th and Market”)

  • Area (“Greenwich Village”)

  • Landmark (“Guggenheim”)

  • Zip code

  • Business (“movies,” “restaurants San Francisco CA,” “Apple Inc New York”)

Maps may also list recent locations, searches, or directions that you can choose from.

Expand or change the search area. To expand the area, tap with two fingers or pinch closed. To search in a different area, drag the screen to that area, or type the name of the area in the search field.

Find a favorite location. Tap the search field, tap Favorites, then tap Favorites.

If you tap the search field but don’t see Favorites, tap Cancel, Clear, or the clear text button to dismiss directions, routes, or nearby places, then tap the search field again.

Find the location of a contact. Tap the search field, tap Favorites, tap Contacts, then tap the name of a contact.

Choose your view. Tap the settings button, then choose Map, Transit, or Satellite.

If transit information is unavailable, tap View Routing Apps to use an app for public or other modes of transportation. (Not available on iPhone 4s.)

Mark a location. Touch and hold the map until a dropped pin appears.

Mark your location from the Home screen. On iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, press Maps, then choose the Mark My Location quick action.