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How to connect Lyft to the Maps app with extensions

How to access Lyft from the Maps app.

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:

How to link OpenTable to your Maps app using Maps extensions

How to link OpenTable to Apple Maps with extensions.

With iOS 10 Apple has opened up more of its native apps to third-party developers through the use of extensions. Basically, an extension allows you to access features of its app through another app, thereby cutting out all of the unnecessary back-and-forth between apps. There are now several apps that integrate with Apple's Maps, including the popular restaurant reservation service, OpenTable. By using its extension you can simply tap on a restaurant on the map and make the reservation right there. Here's how to link OpenTable to your Maps app:

How to link Uber to your Maps app using Maps extensions

How to access Uber from the Maps app.

One of the major improvements introduced by iOS 10 is third-party app access to more native apps like Siri and Maps. Through extensions you can now access third-party apps directly from Maps instead of switching back and forth between apps, making it significantly more convenient for actions like ordering an Uber, making a restaurant reservation, reading reviews and more. Here's how to set up and use the Uber extension in your iPhone's Maps app:

How do I find restaurants, gas stations, etc. along a route in Maps?

One of the best new features iOS 10 adds to the iPhone's Maps app is the ability to find restaurants, gas stations and coffee shops along your route. To use the feature, simply swipe up on the status bar at the bottom and select Gas Stations, Dinner or Coffee. When you select one it will give you a list of all such places along your route and approximately how much time will be added if you choose to stop at one. Tap on a location to add it to your route.

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