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How to use Apple Maps Flyover on iPhone and iPad

How to use Apple Maps Flyover on iPhone and iPad

Our favorite iPhones and iPads come with a built-in Maps app, which not only lets us get turn-by-turn directions to points of interest (POIs), but also checks other things like reviews of local businesses, seeing what’s around us in various guides tourist attractions, get directions on public transport and much more. But did you also know that it has a cool feature called Flyover, which allows you to get detailed 3D maps that you can even interact with? If you can’t travel the world, then Flyover is the next best thing.

Flyover isn’t exactly a new feature — it’s been around since iOS 6. But over the years it’s evolved to become much more verbose than ever. Plus, Apple has added more places and landmarks since its launch in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. If you’re already curious about a potential destination for your next trip, Flyover might be the best iPhone feature to take advantage of. Here’s how to use it.

How to use Apple Maps Flyover on your iPhone or iPad in Maps

  • Open the Maps app.
  • Tap the search field and type the place or landmark you want to see.
  • Select the correct location or waypoint from the list of results.

    Source: HowHow

  • If Flyover is supported, tap the Flyover button next to the Directions button in the info panel at the bottom of the screen.
  • Use Flyover to display a high quality 3D mapping of the area and pan and zoom to explore. You can also point or tilt your iPhone or iPad in any direction you want.

    Source: HowHow

  • Optionally, you can let the Maps app show you the area or landmark by tapping Start Tour. This will move the map for you and give you a good overview. Tap Pause tour if you want to return to manual tour.
  • When you’re done with Flyover, tap the X icon to return to the map.
  • Please note that not all areas and landmarks in all countries are supported by Flyover. So if you don’t see a button for Flyover, that area may not be supported.

    Travel the world from your sofa

    While Flyover certainly isn’t a substitute for your next big vacation, it’s a good way to get a general idea of ​​a particular place or landmark before you get there. This isn’t a recent new feature in the Maps app, but it’s a feature worth looking into if you’re looking for an area that supports it. After all, who said you can’t see the world from your couch?

    And if you have one of the best Macs, you can also use Flyover on macOS.

    Updated May 2022: These steps are up to date in the latest version of iOS 15.

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