After a less-than-stellar debut, Apple has continued to improve upon its Maps app with each new iOS iteration, including iOS 13. In addition to adding the Look Around feature (equivalent to Google's Street View) and letting you automatically share your ETA, iOS 13 also tweaks the Favorites feature and adds a Collections feature which lets you create a list of locations that you can share.
Your estimated time of arrival (ETA) is useful information whether you are meeting up with friends or trying to coordinate with your spouse or co-workers. Every navigation app gives you your ETA, which you can relay to whomever with a simple text, but many now let you send it directly from the app, including Apple Maps. Apple already addressed sending ETA with the Home ETA shortcut in iOS 12.
Over a decade after Google first introduced its Street View map feature, Apple is ready to debut its own version known as Look Around. While it is almost exactly the same as Street View, Look Around's imagery uses parallax processing to achieve a 3D quality and its scenery transitions are much smoother than its rival's. The feature will launch with iOS 13, so if you prefer Apple Maps to Google's you'll be able to take a virtual tour of locations you are interested in without leaving the Maps app. Here's how to use it:
One of several new features in iOS 12.2 is the addition of the Air Quality Index to the Maps app. The AQI is a measurement of air quality that takes into account ground level ozone, particulates (which includes things like ash and pollen), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.
If you regularly use a navigation app like Waze or Maps while driving, then you probably are no stranger to maddening interruptions while you are trying to listen to the radio or carry on a conversation with another passenger. Adding insult to injury, these apps will often repeat the exact same directions just seconds later. This can quickly become unbearable, especially if there are a lot of turns on your route. If you feel the same and are fine with just following on-screen directions, here's how to turn off turn-by-turn voice directions on Waze, Maps and Google Maps on iPhone: