One of the things where Apple was visibly lagging behind its competition, was a navigation service. Yes, Apple did launch their Apple Maps service a few years ago, and it has been the default Map app on iOS devices since, but even then, users have been using the more reliable Google Maps on their iPhones for navigation purposes.
With iOS 14 however, it seems that Apple us learning from its mistakes, and we have found a significant improvement in the new, upgraded Apple Maps software, so much so that we have been trying it out as the default navigation service, just to see how it guides us along, and we are glad to report that the improvement is significant, and we did reach our destination properly, and within the stipulated time.
One of the things that navigation apps need the most, is voice assistance. When you are using the navigation app while driving, and there is no one else to help you out, the voice navigation allows you to keep your eyes on the road, and simply follow the guided turn by turn navigation, to get to your destination. Apple Maps has made various improvements to the turn by turn navigation within Apple Maps and even here, we have found that the changes are significant.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to turn on voice for Maps on the iPhone.
Step 1. Open the ‘Settings‘ app on the iPhone.
Step 2. Scroll through the settings menu and tap on the ‘Maps‘ option.
Step 3. In the Maps settings, tap on the ‘Navigation and Guidance‘ option.
Step 4. Choose the volume setting to enable the turn by turn voice navigation.
What we love about the voice navigation on Apple Maps, is that you can have music playing in the background, and once the Maps software has an instruction to offer, the volume of the music is dimmed down, the instruction is conveyed, and once it has been executed, the music is turned back up automatically. This saves you a lot of time and hassle and keeps you focused on driving.