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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. Begin by tapping in the search field at the top of the screen. In the search field you can type in a complete address, an intersection, a city, zip code or any combination of those items you have. For example, I'll type 7th and Linden, 93013. Which is an intersection in Carpenteria, California. I'll 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 need to find the local tire center. Start by tapping the Locate button to get your current location. Then do a search for Tire Center. And in a moment one or more pushpin icons should drop onto the map showing you all the nearest tire centers Maps could find. Now, in this case, I'm only seeing one result. If I want to expand my search area, I just need to pinch in to zoom out on the map. And then I can tap in the search field, and since my search terms are still there, I just tap search again, and this time I'll see more results. So, basically, when you perform a search that doesn't include an address, you'll get results for the current view of the map.
Now, once you have your results, tap any pin to see the name of the business. If the name happens to be covering up some of the other pins, you can tap outside its name to close that info. You might even want to zoom in to be able to tap certain pins that are close together. To see the details of one of your results, tap its name. And here you'll find the phone number, website and address. At the top of the screen, you'll see how far away the location is. And possibly a Yelp star rating if the place your looking for has been reviewed on Yelp.com. You can tap the info, reviews and photos tabs to see more information.
You can also tap any of the items under the Info tab to use them. For instance, you can tap the phone number to call the business or tap the website to open Safari and browse the site. We'll talk more about getting directions in an upcoming movie, but for now, let's tap Map to go back to the search results. Now just to briefly show you this here, to the left of the location's name you'll see this blue car button. Tapping it maps out directions to the location from whereever you currently are. But again, we'll look at getting directions later, I'll tap Clear. Now typing in the name of a business or a service, doesn't just work around your current location.
If you want to find a movie theater in Springfield, Illinois for example, just do a search for, movies Springfield, Illinois. And up pop all 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. Again in those cases you might want to zoom in by either pinching out, or even double tapping the screen to zoom into certain locations. And again, to zoom back out, just 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 list button down here at the bottom of the screen.
And now we see a list of all the movie theater results in this convenient list. Tap the businesses' name to see it on the map. And you can easily tap the list button again to return to the list. I'll tap Done. And again you can tap the business's name to see more information. And that's how you find addresses, businesses, and services with Maps, whether you're searching locally, or anywhere else in the world.
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