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Discover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch, from making calls, browsing the web, managing your time, and getting around town to taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. In this course, author Garrick Chow shows how to perform all of these tasks and more, and introduces the enhancements built into iOS 6, including enhanced language support and commands for Siri, shared photo streams, and the new Reply with Message feature for handling incoming calls. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations on how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and offers tips for personalizing the setup of the iPhone and iPod touch. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitch happen.
If there are addresses or points of interests that you often find yourself returning to, it's a good idea to bookmark those locations in the Maps app so you can always find your way back no matter where you are. For example I always rent from the same car rental company when I fly to Los Angeles, so I have their address bookmarked in Maps, which means I don't have to type it in at the end of every trip when it comes time to return the car. So let's take a look at how we add bookmarks in Maps. Let's say I'm planning a trip to New York City and I'm going to arrive by train at Penn Station. I want to make sure I'll be able to find my way back when the trip is over, regardless of where in the city I happen to be at the time.
So I'll do a search for Penn Station, New York. Now that brings up several results. I can either zoom in to see which one I want want or I can tap the curled page area and see a list of my results. And in this case I want the top result at 400 7th Ave, so I'll select it. That lets me keep an eye on the correct pin as I now zoom in. So now that I've pinpointed Penn Station, I'll tap the blue arrowhead to view the location's details and down near the bottom of the screen I can tap Add to Bookmarks.
Here I can either leave the default name or change it. It already says Penn Station so I'll leave it as is and tap Save. So now let's go back to the Map and clear the Search bar. Now to bring up your bookmarks, tap the Bookmarks button by the Search bar. Make sure the Bookmarks tab is selected at the bottom of the screen. Now I see a list of all the locations I've bookmarked and there at the bottom is Penn Station. I tap it and it appears on the map and now I can easily get directions to Penn Station without having to go through the whole process of typing in its name and having to specify to Maps which Penn Station address I mean each time I want to go there.
Let's open up Bookmarks again. If you ever want to remove any bookmarks you've created, maybe you made one by accident, or just don't go to a particular place anymore, just slide your finger horizontally along the bookmark to reveal the Delete button. Tap Delete to remove the bookmark or tap anywhere else on the screen to close the Delete button. You can also rename and reorder your bookmarks by tapping Edit. From here tap a bookmark to edit its name. You can also drag the handle to the right of any bookmark to move the bookmark up and down the list.
Maybe I'll move Penn Station to the top of my list since I go there a lot. You can also delete bookmarks while in Edit mode by tapping the red button to reveal the Delete button. When you're done here, tap Done. Here in the Bookmarks area you can also tap Recents to see a list of the places you've recently searched for and this is convenient if you need to find a recent destination again and you either forgot to bookmark it or you just didn't find it necessary to bookmark it. You can't delete individual searches here though, so if you're trying to cover your tracks for some reason or another, you'll have to tap the Clear button which will delete all your recent searches from this list.
The third type here is Contacts, which lets you search through your contacts to find addresses. Tapping the contact brings up its address on the map. So that's how to create and use Bookmark Locations with Maps.
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