Apple’s all-new mobile operating system, iOS 10, is already out, and it’s a mixed bag of new features and improved implementations. One app that has undeniably become better with the new OS is Apple Maps that now boasts of useful features.
According to Apple Insider, the new Apple Maps app now has the ability to remember the location of the user’s parked car. This memory feature is said to automatically identify the final stop of a vehicle after a trip save for one that ends at the user’s home address. On the app, users will notice that when they are done parking their car, the location will be marked by a pin by the feature. Hence, users will not find it difficult to locate their parked vehicle accurately.
Not only does the new parked car feature identify the location of the user’s vehicle, it also displays the pinned destination on the Apple Maps widget on the iOS 10’s improved widget screen. As long as the option is enabled, users could easily see the details of the parked car’s location on the widget.
Aside from the very useful parked car feature, iOS 10’s Apple Maps update also comes with a feature that lets users hail an Uber. The Verge reports that owners of iPhones running the latest software update can now call an Uber by just looking for the option to do so on the Ride tab of the app. Another option to do this is by simply asking Siri to hail an Uber via the Uber app.
Interestingly, the new Apple Maps app now has support for third-party apps extensions. What this does is let the app work with other supported apps, so users can do more with the latter via the former. This support is already present in the previously mentioned Uber app. Other extensions that are currently available to users are for OpenTable and Yelp, so now users can book reservations at restaurants without exiting the Apple Maps app, as per iMore.
Other features that users will find useful on the updated Apple Maps app include the quick access to destinations, traffic conditions and road hazard notifications and a feature that zooms in or out the view of the map based on speed, location and route.