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Where does Apple store Maps Guides data? Is there a way to back it up?

Does anyone know if there is a way to create a backup of one's Guides? Or, at the very least, where the Guides file/files are stored? I've now had an update to iOS 15 and a test installation of macOS ...
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How can I change the voice used for Apple Maps?

I'm using an iPhone XR running iOS 15.1. A recent upgrade changed the default voice used for giving directions in Apple Maps. How can I change the voice back to what was previously used?
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Share car(s) parking location with family members

All family members have iPhones. We share 2 cars. What’s the best way to have the parked car location update automatically for everyone? Currently I manually share the Parked Car location that appears ...
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macOS - Maps not loading

I'm on macOS 11.6 and my Maps.app isn't loading anything - I believe I have good Internet connection and the requests to map services aren't blocked. I couldn't figure out what's wrong and don't how ...
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macOS Maps Blank Default View

When using macOS Maps (currently on Big Sur), the Default view is blank. Satellite view works fine, but default view only shows blank space / grid. Searching online, seems a few have run in to this ...
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Apple Maps bike turn by turn directions?

I'm often biking with my AirPods and have Apple Maps set for biking directions. I was really hoping it would give you audio directions (i.e. turn by turn directions) just like it does when you're ...
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How do I choose which Subway line maps uses?

If I use Apple Maps for transit directions, oftentimes one of the steps will say something like this: If you then tap on the row that says to take the A, C or E trains, you'll be taken to a screen ...
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Maps on iOS no longer gives final distance to turn

My iPhone 11 using iOS 14.6 no longer gives the final distance to turn via audio. For example, when driving, the phone may state “in 900m turn left onto …” but when you get closer (around 200m out) it ...
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Adjust “home” address in Apple Maps without affecting Autofill, etc

When I ask Siri to “direct me home,” I really mean that I want her to take me to my parking spot, which is about a block away from what Maps considers to be the location of my building. Due to one-way ...
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iOS 14.5.1 iPhone 12 Pro GPS loses current location while driving

My iPhone 12 Pro Max (running iOS 14.5.1), and also my partners 12 Pro (running 14.4.2) have both always had the GPS apps working without issues (Maps, Google Maps, Waze, etc). Now out of nowhere here ...
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Is it possible to long press on Apple Maps screen in CarPlay and get directions to that location?

I'm familiar with long-pressing on Apple Maps on iPhone to drop a pin and then getting directions to that location. Is it possible to long press on Apple Maps screen in CarPlay to a drop a pin?
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iOS 14 Maps: Share ETA contact list order

I find that the list of contacts under "Share ETA" in Apple Maps appear in a seemingly random (but mostly fixed) order. It is not alphabetical, it is not in order of recently contacted, and ...
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iOS map app that can load MBTiles tileset

Are there any good map apps that will allow me to load the map from an MBTiles tileset file? I'm looking for something that will allow me to use the map offline while hiking.
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Can I use Shortcuts to tell me when to leave for a specific appointment based on Map data?

I was wondering if anyone knew of an existing Shortcut where I can get the Time that I need to leave My Current location in order to arrive at a specified address at a specified time. So lets say I ...
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Siri will not give me directions home, or recognise my home address correctly

I used to be able to ask Siri to 'give me directions home', but this has stopped working a couple of years ago. Here are the details: When I type 'home' into Maps, it picks up the address correctly ...
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How to map one album in Photos?

In Photos, I can press the 'Places' button and see a map with all my photos. How do I get the map to show the photos of only one album?
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Maps on iPhone gives me completely wrong distance estimates

Let's say I look up "Coffee Shops". It gives me a list of coffee shops around and their distances. But when I choose a coffee shop and press on it, it gives me a completely different ...
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How do you establish an area in which to search (restaurants, for example) for Maps.app

How do you constrain a search in Maps.app that could have hits anywhere? Like 'burger restaurant'? I live in Chapel Hill, and I want to see all burger joints in the Triangle, so I size my Maps window ...
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MacOS Apple Maps: Can I show street numbers?

I might mention that I am in Melbourne, Australia, so it’s possible that the answer might be affected by my location. Is it possible to show the street numbers on the Maps app?
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Mac Location Services: Frequent Polling?

I frequently see the Location icon in my menu bar despite not having any apps running that use it. When I click it, it says Maps is using my location, even when I don't have the maps open at all. Is ...
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Apple maps view route duration without traffic

I am going to the airport tomorrow morning for a flight, the current time on maps shows as: The average time to drive 25 miles considering this is a motorway route is around 30 minutes. I want to ...
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How is it possible for Maps in iOS 13 to have location permissions set to "Whilst Using" but provide navigation instructions in the background?

Whilst taking a look at the apps that have permissions to view my location in iOS 13.2.3 from Settings/Privacy/Location Services, I've noticed that the stock Maps app is only listed as having access ...
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How do I show Apple Maps turn-by-turn navigation for public transport on my lock screen and Apple Watch?

I use the iOS Apple Maps app frequently for public transport directions. In the past, if I was actively navigating using public transport, Maps would display turn-by-turn directions on the lock screen ...
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Apps using location: maps, but maps isn't running

Every few minutes, I can see the following information in the menu bar However Maps isn't running and I've never used it recently. Any ideas what's happening?
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Apple watch - maps screen stuck

My apologies if the post is not following the guidelines of the community, but unfortunately googling and looking in other communities has not been helpful with the problem I am facing. After ...
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Weird Wi-Fi related issues affecting "Now Playing", media keys and the Maps app

This is my first post here because I'm out of ideas. I'm running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2018, i9, 32GB RAM, Radeon Pro 560X. I believe all of the following symptoms are ...
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How do I upload verification photos to Apple's Maps Connect?

I'm trying to submit my place of business to Apple's Maps Connect so that it shows up in Apple Maps, but my submission was rejected (unable to verify) until I upload verification photos. Here's ...
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Sync Apple Maps Favorites across personal devices

I have a MacBook (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5) and an iPhone (running iOS 12.3.1). I want to share my Favorites in Maps app between both the devices. They doesn't appear to sync whether I add Maps to ...
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How can I complement a suggested address in Maps?

I want to find an address in Maps, let's say it's Baker Street, 221b, London. So I begin to type "baker street" into the search field in Maps. Soon, after 3-4 typed characters, "Baker Street, London, ...
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What speed does maps.app use when calculating walking times

I like walking to places. Before I leave I see how long it will take me to walk there in the maps.app. Often, I find I get there 15% faster than the time displayed on my iPhone. But again I am quite ...
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Change default travel type maps

I have an iPhone running iOS 12. Is there anyway to change the travel type as I walk a lot so that it automatically gets walking directions where possible and shows travel times as walking times?
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How to download Maps for Apple maps?

How does one cache map data to enable GPS navigation without network access? I would like to cache maps before visiting an island.
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Apple Maps: Renaming Favorites or Marked Locations

There must be some really obvious trick which has escaped me. If I favorite a marked location on MacOS Maps, or on iOS Maps, I can’t see how I can give it a custom name. Tapping or clicking on Info ...
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macOS Maps - any way to change the default starting point for navigation?

Is there a hidden setting to change the default starting point for Maps navigation away from "My Location"? The Problem: When I'm traveling, I frequently want to check the distance between two ...
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maps.app on iOS "follow me" mode without a destination set

In stand-alone automotive GPS systems if you just have it on but have not programmed in a specific destination it will show your moving on an active scrolling street map of the road you are on and any ...
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Are Apple maps for iPhone broken in SE Asia in 2018?

I have iOS 11.2.2 and have not used Apple maps in a long time. I’m seeing a blank map with a grid on iPhone, but no actual map layer or tiles ever loading when zoomed in. How do I fix broken empty ...
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Maps : search directions with intermediate point?

On MacOS as well as iOS : is it possible to search directions including an intermediate point ("via") ? Google Maps can do it.
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How to clear search history in Apple Maps

I’m on iOS 11 and to sliding an entry to the left is supposed to remove the entry. Now that the clear all option is gone I have to do it one by one, which is okay, but the problem is it doesn’t work. ...
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On iPhone and iPad, how do I get the latitude and longitude number from the Maps app or Google Maps app?

For example, on a desktop computer, if I enter in Google Maps website: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA I can easily get in the URL 37.769425,-122.48840 If I use the Maps app or Google Maps app,...
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How does a misspelled city name get fixed in Maps?

Apple has been misspelling the city "West Des Moines" as "West des Moines" (no capital "D") for quite some time now. I tried reporting this issue a number of times through the Maps application during ...
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How to reset iOS Maps data

Whenever I use maps to get directions to any destination, Maps notes that I have to go over a toll road (denoted with a small € symbol). Except: I live in the Netherlands and we have no toll roads. ...
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What exactly is required for Apple's Find-my-car feature to work?

My friends and I have noticed inconsistent results with Apple's feature to find your parked car. We've all seen it work sometimes, but not always. The feature I'm talking about is described here: ...
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Map cannot navigate foreign country

I cannot get my Map app on Mac OS X Yosemite to navigate a different country. For example, if I search for "Osaka, Japan", it kept finding me the nearly Japanese restaurant named Osaka... How to get ...
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How to see compass accuracy and recalibrate the compass in iOS 10?

My compass is often wrong, which leads to all directional modes of maps being wrong (very annoying for back country trail following). In old versions of iOS I remember the 'figure 8' popping up ...
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Maps vs Google Maps data consumption

Out of Apple's Maps (or just - Maps) and Google Maps, which is more economical on data? Google Maps caches the path to destination. I know this because I have searched for locations on Google Maps and ...
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iPad mini Wi-Fi in the UK

My iPad Mini does not have GPS capabilities. I would like Maps to show my location. Can I attach a Bluetooth GPS receiver to enable this functionality? If so, will any Bluetooth GPS receiver work ...
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Disable photos in maps

The Maps app on the iPhone shows the photos from a business's Yelp page, but for some businesses these photos are inappropriate. Is there a way to block them?
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Does Google Maps iOS have voice navigation

I have been using Google Maps iOS (Australia) and i have never received voice navigation. Is this supported? And if so is it supported in Australia? And if so once again, where should I check to get ...
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Prevent Maps from changing modes of direction

I was riding my bicycle downtown today listening to music and directions from my phone through my headphones. Since I was riding my bike I wanted walking directions but any time I started picking up ...
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Open addresses in google maps instead of apple maps

Street addresses in Messages, Calendar, etc appear as links to click. But when I tap on these links, they open in Apple maps. I prefer to use google maps (or citymapper, where available). How can ...