With every new iOS release come several new features that Apple enthusiastically introduces during its annual WWDC event, while a plethora of smaller features go unmentioned. The introduction of iOS 11 followed suit, spotlighting major changes to Control Center and screen shots, new AirPod controls and Screen Recording.
When finding directions from point A to point B, the Maps app will by default choose the shortest (time-wise) route. You can, however, have it choose routes that avoid tolls and even highways if you prefer a more back-roads approach. Here's how to do it:
1. Open up Maps and find the directions you want as you normally would, then swipe the route tab up to reveal other routes and options.
The iOS Maps app allows you to easily check your own coordinates or the coordinates of any dropped pin simply by tapping on the blue dot that represents you or any pin that you have dropped. After tapping, drag the information up to see your coordinates in decimal degrees. Use the Compass app to see them in degrees, minutes seconds (DMS).
With iOS 10 Apple has given third-party apps access to many of the iPhone's native apps, including Maps. By using extensions, features of third-party apps can be used directly from the Maps app, streamlining tasks like requesting a ride or making a restaurant reservation. Along with Uber and OpenTable, Lyft has quickly updated its app to integrate with Maps. If you are a Lyft user and want to link it to your Maps app, here's how to do it: