Apple Maps gets Turn-by-Turn Navigation in India
Google maps, which is the biggest rival to Apple maps, has continuously been the go-to navigation app for most smartphone users in India. The crucial turn-by-turn navigation feature, which was missing on iPhones and iPads, pushed many iOS owners to use Google Maps over Apple’s native solution.
Nokia’s Here maps haven’t held on popularity whereas Apple Maps are restricted to iOS devices. Over the years, Apple has been making an attempt to push several helpful features to its Maps service and create users rely on their service rather than Google Maps. However, with the addition of a brand new feature, Apple Maps might have a good chance now.
Several iOS users took to the Twitter to report regarding this feature going live in India. Similar to Google Maps, Apple Maps can currently let users input a destination on the map and navigate to that. For some major cities in India, Apple Maps also will allow you to get turn-by-turn navigational directions. This is an extremely convenient feature for users who ought to explore the routes in the neighborhoods while driving or walking.
One will now additionally book an ola or Uber cabs using the app. Apple Maps additionally provide information on completely different metrics like estimated time of arrival (ETA), and also the total distance between your current location, and the place that you heading to. The moment you begin the navigation, the app greets you with a Route Card, showing ETA and different details you would like. One may check completely different routes available to your destination. There is a guidance Voice, which you'll even mute or adjust the volume.
With this feature enabled for Apple Maps, iPhone and iPad users will now have the choice to use a different map service apart from Google’s. Compared to Google Maps, Apple Maps remains at an emergent stage in India and need tons of features as well as additional details in its maps to be a proper alternative to Google Maps. However, with Apple’s services, users are often assured of privacy protection since the company prioritizes users’ data privacy over everything else.