Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
Now let's take a look at the Search feature of Maps, which offers several ways to find the places or businesses you're looking for. If you want to search around you, make sure you tap the Locate button first to find where you currently are. Then begin by tapping the Search tab at the top of the screen. Below the Search field you'll see any addresses you've previously searched for, but you can also just start typing in the Search field. You can type in a complete address, an intersection, a city, zip code or any combination of those items. For example I'll type in, 7th and Linden 93013, which is an intersection in Carpinteria, California.
I tap Search and just like that the intersection comes up on the map. Now one of the great things about the Map app is that it can help you locate nearby places such as restaurants, shopping centers and other businesses based on your current location so you don't have to type in an exact address if you don't have one. Let's say you're on a trip and you need to find a local tire center. Again, you can start by tapping the Locate button then do a Search for Tire center. In a moment a bunch of pushpin icons should drop under the map showing you all the nearest tire centers Maps could find.
You can tap any of the pins to see the name of that business. If the name is covering up some of the other pins, just tap the name to close it. To see the details of one of your results, tap the blue arrow next to the name and here you'll find the phone number, address and possibly the website of the business. At the top of the screen you'll see how far away the location is and possibly a Yelp star rating if the place you're looking up has been reviewed on Yelp.com. You can tap the Info, Reviews and Photos tabs to see more information. You can tap any of these items under Info to use them.
For example, tap the phone number to call the business. If there is a website you can tap the website address to browse the site in Safari and we'll talk about getting directions in an upcoming movie. But for now, let's tap Map to go back to the search results. And just to briefly show you this here, to the left of the location's name you'll see this car icon. Tapping it maps out directions to the location from wherever you currently are, but again we'll look at getting directions later, I'll tap Clear for now. Now typing in the name of a business or a service doesn't just work around your current location. If you wanted to find a movie theater in Springfield, Illinois for example, you could type Movies springfield il and up pop all of these theaters in the area.
So you can see how powerful Maps is and how easy it can be to find the information you need. Now sometimes you'll get so many results that it may become difficult to tap specific pushpins. In those cases you might want to zoom in on the map either by pinching out or by double-tapping the screen. To zoom back out you can pinch in or double-tap with two fingers. Additionally if you just want to see a list of all the results Maps turned up, tap the button that looks like a curled page in the lower right-hand corner which reveals several different options, but here you can tap List Results and now we see all the movie theater results in this convenient text list.
You can tap the business' name to see it on the map or tap the blue arrow next to its name to see its information. That's how you find addresses, businesses, and services with Maps, whether you're searching locally or anywhere else in the world.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
82 Video lessons · 64848 Viewers
80 Video lessons · 124392 Viewers
52 Video lessons · 60319 Viewers
59 Video lessons · 46142 Viewers