Get Directions using Siri and Maps

DirectionsThe new Maps app in iOS6 has been given some pretty bad press and it does indeed have a few shortcomings.

While we’re waiting for the idiosyncrasies to be rectified we’ve been testing out using Siri for directions.

We began by asking for directions in Central London between a couple of famous landmarks.

How do I get from The Tower of London to Tower Bridge?

The result was a very pretty looking map displayed in 3D (we already had our display preferences set in the Maps app).

This example is pretty basic and over a short distance so we attempted using the turn-by-turn driving directions from the Olympic Park to Harrods. We found the Siri/Maps combinations to be perfect, no dropouts or wonky directions.

2 Responses to “Get Directions using Siri and Maps”

  1. Beth December 25, 2014 at 5:16 am #

    I have the iPhone 6, have done all the appropriate ios updates. When using a bluetooth connection, I can ask Siri for directions, however, those directions do not play through the bluetooth connection. How can I rectify this? It is not always convenient/practical to have directions played over the phone speaker.

  2. Lucy March 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    I am able to get directions from Siri, can view the map but can not get audio for turn by turn. What am I doing wrong on IPhone 5?

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