How to use Siri with Apple Maps

Siri is closely integrated with Apple Maps, this makes it much easier to use for its sat-nav capabilities and as a virtual tour guide when traveling.

You can ask for directions, find the nearest landmarks and request the quickest route home without having to manually type and search for the location.

Using Siri for Navigation and Directions

To get directions, activate Siri by pressing the home button (side button on the iPhone X) or by saying ‘Hey Siri’ if the feature is activated on your device.

Hey Siri, how do I get home?
Hey Siri, take me home
Hey Siri, give me directions to work
Hey Siri, how do I get from The Tower of London to Buckingham Palace?

Siri will display a map with the directions you requested, plus alternative routes.

Siri Directions

You can also request information on the status of nearby traffic, or in a location:

What is the traffic like near me?
 What is the traffic like in New York?
What is the traffic like?

When calculating a route, Siri will display a default transport mode depending on how far away you are from the specified destination.

If you’d prefer to get a route using a specific mode of transport, include it in your request:

Hey Siri, show me how to walk home
Hey Siri, give me driving direction to the airport
Hey Siri, give me transit directions to the beach*

*Transit details may not be available in some locations. Additional apps can be downloaded from the store which may provide this feature in your area.

If your search produces multiple results, such as nearby airports, Siri will display a list of options to choose from. You’ll need to tap on the location you’re searching for to get directions.

Finding Places of Interest

Whether you’re searching for a haircut, restaurant or supermarket, Siri will be able to find the closest one to you.

Find a Mexican restaurant nearby
Where is the nearest Starbucks?
Find Mexican Restaurants

Depending on the country, Siri uses Yelp, Trip Advisor, and various other sources to list relevant restaurants in your area and will organize results according to what’s closest.

Results can be variable if you’re asking for something that uses ratings and reviews to produce results.

If you’re in a new area, you can ask for places of interest:

Where is the nearest park?
Where is the nearest train station?

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