Note: To get directions, iPhone must be connected to the Internet. To get directions involving your current location, Location Services must also be on.

Ask Siri. Say something like:

  • “Give me directions home”

  • “Transit directions to my dad’s work”

  • “What’s my ETA?”

  • “Find a gas station”

Find a route to a location. Tap the location, then tap the icon in the banner. Directions are from your current location. To get other directions, tap the search field.

On iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, you can press the location, then choose the Directions quick action. 

Find a route between any two locations. Tap the directions button, enter the starting and ending locations, then tap Route. Or, choose a location or a route from the list, if available.

Find a route from the Home screen. On iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, press Maps, then choose the Directions Home or Search Nearby quick action.  Directions are from your current location. To get other directions, tap the search field.

Change the view to show a driving, walking, or transit route. Tap Drive, Walk, or Transit.

In select cities, Maps provides public transportation information and multi-modal routing, from walking to a bus stop or train station to hopping off at your destination.

Transit map showing a train route from the current location to Prospect Park

If transit routes are unavailable in your area, tap View Routing Apps to use an app for other modes of transportation. (On iPhone 4s, tap Apps for other modes of transportation.)

Choose a transit time or date. Find a transit route, tap More Routes (below the map), tap Options, then select a time or date for departure or arrival. You can also swipe up to choose which transit vehicles to consider.

Transit options for leaving now

Share a route. Find a route, tap the share button, then choose an option like Mail or AirDrop. 

Hear turn-by-turn directions for a route. Find a route, then tap Start.

Maps follows your progress and speaks turn-by-turn directions to your destination. If iPhone auto-locks, Maps stays onscreen and continues to announce directions.

  • Show or hide the controls: Tap the screen.

  • See the route overview: Tap Overview. To return to turn-by-turn directions, tap Resume.

  • View directions as a list: Tap the list button. To view transit details, tap Details or Stops. To return to turn-by-turn directions, tap Done.

  • Choose a faster route: If you get an alert that suggests a faster route, tap Go to use that route. Or, ask Siri something like “Take the faster route” or “Don’t change my route.”

    Maps may reroute you automatically in case of road closure. Maps may also alert you to heavy traffic, construction, an accident, or other incidents ahead.

Even if you open another app, Maps continues to give you turn-by-turn directions. To return to Maps, tap the banner across the top of the screen. To automatically pause spoken audio (such as a podcast or an audio book) when Maps speaks a turn-by-turn instruction, go to Settings > Maps, then turn on Pause Spoken Audio.

Stop turn-by-turn directions. Tap End.

Ask Siri. Say something like: “Stop navigating.”

Use Maps on your Mac to get directions. Open Maps on your Mac (OS X Mavericks or later), get directions for your trip, then choose File > Share > Send to [your device]. Your Mac and iPhone must both be set up with iCloud to use the same Apple ID.