2 New iOS 16 Apple Maps Features Will Improve the Way You Travel

Apple Maps on iPhone is getting several new features this year, Apple announced at its WWDC event earlier this month. Some of the upcoming features include high-resolution imagery for apps like Zillow and new tools for developers, like making Bird scooters and bikes easier to find.

Along with these updates, Apple said it will roll out its redesigned map in 11 more countries later this year. Those features include cycling directions and Look Around, a new 3D city experience.

The new changes for Apple Maps will come with the release of iOS 16 which also includes new iPhone Message features that can help prevent cringeworthy text message faux pas.

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Multistop routing is coming to iPhone
If you often use Google Maps for features that Apple Maps lacks, that might change. One major update coming to your iPhone is called multistop routing. Apple says it’s one of its “most requested features.”

With this new feature, you can now plan up to 15 stops on your iPhone. You can also start planning your trip on your Mac and send it to your iPhone when you’re ready to go. Maps will store your previous routes in Recents so they’re easier to find when planning your commute.

To get started, you’ll open the Maps app on your iPhone and type in your first destination. To add more stops, you’ll tap Add Stop and type in your next destination. For instance, you can type in a coffee shop you want to stop at first and then your work address.

If you’re driving and need to add an additional stop, you can ask Siri to add it to your route. This can help prevent distractions so you can stay focused on the road.

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New transit features are getting added
If you use public transit to commute to work or to grab a bite to eat in the evenings, Apple is adding new transit features to make your trip more convenient. You’ll be able to see fares for how much your trip will cost.

You’ll also be able to add a new transit card from Apple Maps to your Apple Wallet app. If your transit card balance is running low, you’ll receive an alert so you can reload it without leaving the Maps app. All you’ll need to do is tap the Reload button.

For more WWDC information, here’s how to install the iOS 16 beta on your iPhone now. Also, check out iOS 16’s new lock screen customization.

First published on June 12, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. PT.

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You can now download the iOS 16 developer beta for the iPhone and iPad.
This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET’s complete coverage from and about Apple’s annual developers conference.

Apple’s iOS 16 is still in its developer beta phase after being unveiled at WWDC 2022 earlier in June. The iPhone-maker’s latest mobile operating system is only available for members of the Apple Developer Program, but you can download it right now if you like.

Among the new iOS 16 features announced so far are a redesigned lock screen for the iPhone, the ability to unsend or edit text messages and improvements to Apple Maps. And while the upgrade isn’t slated for general release until September, we’ll walk you through how to get your hands on iOS 16 right now — even before it enters its public beta phase.

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Although it’s easy to download and install iOS 16, be aware that this prerelease isn’t intended for general use, especially because, like all developer beta releases, iOS 16 may currently have unfinished features. These early beta releases are intended for developers, to help them keep their apps up to date while also providing early access to the newest features.

This is all to clarify that you probably shouldn’t install this on your main device if you really want to check out this version of iOS 16, but perhaps instead a spare iPhone that is new enough to work with iOS 16 (the iPhone 8 or later). If you do want to take these steps, we’ll also show you what you need to do in case you need to revert back to a stable version of iOS 15.

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If you want to learn more about iOS 16, check out the iOS 16 reveal during WWDC, how iOS 16 is bringing a big makeover to the iPhone lock screen and Apple Maps’ new look that will debut in iOS 16.

Before you download iOS 16, here’s what you should know
Because iOS 16 is an early prerelease version, the software will be full of bugs and other issues.

Again, if you’re thinking about downloading iOS 16, do it on a backup or secondary phone, if available. The iOS 16 beta preview’s issues could cripple your phone and make it difficult to use, disabling phone calls or text messages or making it extremely laggy. However, if you only have your main phone or tablet available, make sure to back up your device on iOS 15 before updating to iOS 16. That way you have the option to return to iOS 15 if there are too many issues on the new OS.

Also, you must have an iPhone 8 or later to run iOS 16. The next mobile software update will not be applied to the iPhone SE (2016), iPhone 6S, ‌iPhone‌ 6S Plus, ‌iPhone‌ 7 or ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus.

If you haven’t already, enroll in the Apple Developer Program
The first step to get iOS 16 on your iPhone or iPad is to enroll in the Apple Developer Program if you aren’t already a member. If you’re on your iPhone or iPad, here’s how you can enroll:

1. Download the Apple Developer app from the App Store.

2. Launch the app, go to Account and tap Enroll Now.

3. Sign in with your Apple ID credentials.

4. Read through the various benefits and instructions, enter your personal information and scan your ID to verify your identity.

5. Once this information is submitted, you must choose your entity (individual for most people) and agree to the program license agreement.

6. Finally, pay the Apple Developer membership fee (with Apple Pay), which is $99 (about £80 or AU$140) a year.

After you successfully make the payment, you’ll be redirected to your Account page in the Apple Developer app. Here you can verify that you’re now enrolled, and you can also check out the date of your membership’s expiration next year.

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