Viewing maps

Viewing maps

  • Open the Locations app. A map opens, showing your current location.
  • Slide two fingers apart to zoom in on the map, or slide two fingers together to zoom out.
Tap to search for a point of interest or address.
Tap to switch between 2D and 3D views.
Point of interest. Tap to see details, call, get directions, and more.
Your current location.
Tap to use or not use the compass.
This icon appears when you're manually controlling the direction of the map with your two fingers.

Choosing which places of interest to show on the map

  1. While viewing a map, tap > View (or More > View).
  2. Choose the points of interest you want or don’t want to see when you’re viewing a map.
    Tip: You can also choose to show or not show footprints and 3D buildings on the map.
  3. Tap OK.

Pinning a location on the map

Pin a favorite location on the map and add it as a footprint, get directions to it, and more.
  1. While viewing a map, press and hold an area on the map that you want to pin.
  2. Tap and then choose what you want to do.
Tip: To remove all the pins on the map, while viewing a map, tap > Clear pin (or More > Clear pin).

Changing the language of street names and places of interest

  1. While viewing a map, tap > Settings > Map > Map language (or More > Settings > Map > Map language).
  2. Choose one of the following.
    Use native map language Use this if you want to use the local language of the map. For example, if you are looking at a map of Japan, it will use Japanese characters.
    Use language that fits best Use this if you want to use your current language settings. This may not be available for all maps.

Choosing the map to search from

  1. In Locations, tap .
  2. Before performing your search, tap the Current search region box and then choose the country that you want.

    If you don't have a downloaded map of that country, Locations will search its online maps.

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