Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Find addresses and nearby businesses, part of iOS 11: iPhone and iPad Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Now let's take a look at working with the maps application. From figuring out what are you in a strange city, to locating nearby restaurants and services, to seeing what the local traffic conditions are like, all these capabilities and lots more are built into the maps app. Let's tap maps to open it up. Now most of the time when you're using maps, you'll want to start off by figuring out where you currently are. Unless you are previously using another function like getting directions or searching for a business, maps should automatically hone in on and display your approximate location.
If it doesn't, tap the locate button here in the upper right hand corner, under the info button. Then you should see this blue dot, giving you your location on the map. Now depending on where you are an which iOS device you are using, the accuracy of your location will vary. If you're on a iPhone, all of which contain an internal compass, tapping the locate button again rotates the map to orient it with the direction you're facing which can be a big help especially in cities like New York, where emerging from the subway can be disorienting.
If you face a different direction, you'll see the map rotate along with you. You can tap the locate button a third time to leave compass mode. After leaving compass mode, you might find that your map is no longer oriented with north at the top of the screen. You can manually rotate the orientation with two fingers, or you can tap the compass icon in the upper right hand corner to reorient the map. Now another advantage of having the locate button is that you can also bring the map back to your current location.
So if you're browsing in some other section of the map, just tap locate to scroll back to your current location. All right, so now that we know how to find our location, let's see how to search for other locations and services. Begin by tapping in the search field at the bottom of the screen. Here, you can type in a complete address and intersection, a city, a zip code or any combination of those items you have. For example, I'll type in Linden Avenue 93013, which is a street in Carpinteria, California.
I'll tap search and just like that, that street pops up. I'll tap the X to close that search. 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 mechanic. I'll start by tapping the locate button to get my current location and I'll search for mechanic.
Now depending on what you're searching for, you may see a couple of suggestions pop up below the search field. In this case, I see auto repair, but I also happen to be near a city called Mechanicsburg so it's displaying results for a local addresses there too. But in this case, I'll just tap search to perform my original search. And now several push-pins have appeared on the map, showing me all the nearest mechanics maps could find. I can tap one and the corresponding information appears here at the bottom of the screen.
I'll tap one of these suggestions and I can read about the business here. I'll tap the X button to close that, and the X button again, to go back to my original search and maybe instead of using the map, I just want to use this list here at the bottom. So I can scroll through there as well. Again, if I tap on one of these, I'll be able to see the business name, how far it is away from me, you'll see a Yelp star rating if the place you're looking up has been reviewed on Yelp.com, and you can pull up on this info card again to read reviews and see more info, and you might also be able to view photos and see other information.
Most of the items here can be tapped for more information or to perform an action. For example, I could tap a phone number to call the business, I'll just cancel that, or if a website is listed, you can tap it to open it in Safari and browse the site. For now though, I'll tap X to close this again. Now typing in the name of a business or service doesn't just work around your current location. If I wanted to find a movie theater in Orlando, Florida, for example, I could just tap in the search field and type in Orlando.
I'll tap the top result here to look at a map for Orlando, and now that I'm here, I'll tap in the X button, tap in the search field again, and type in movies. And up pop all these theaters in the area. Again, I can tap on any one of these to bring up that information. So you can see how powerful maps is, and how easy it can be to find the information you need.
All right, so that's how you find addresses, businesses and services with maps, whether you're searching locally or anywhere else in the world.
Garrick shows how to use Siri, the iOS digital assistant, and demonstrates how to use all the core features of iOS, such as emailing, browsing the web with Safari, getting directions from Maps, taking notes, shooting photos, watching videos, and listening to music. Plus, discover how to extend the functionality of your iPhone or iPad by installing one of the 2 million+ apps available in the App Store. The course wraps up with some essential tips to help you customize your device, protect your privacy, and troubleshoot your iPhone or iPad if you encounter a problem.
- Using gestures and 3D Touch
- Backing up and syncing music, photos, contacts, and more
- Making video calls with FaceTime
- Playing music
- Shooting photos and video
- Getting directions from Maps
- Adding events to your calendar
- Using the built-in apps
- Setting important privacy and usage options
- Controlling your device with Siri
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