Besides using my Garmin GPS on a few international trips in recent years, I never use my GPS. When I need directions, I turn to my iPhone.
The iPhone comes pre-loaded with Apple Maps which I never use although that might change soon thanks to an exciting new feature being added.
I used to use Google Maps on my phone but I’ve been turning to Waze much more thanks to their traffic camera alerts.
So why might I start using Apple Maps? Well, to be honest it won’t be for the driving direction. I’ve read that they’ve improved but I’m much more interested in using Apple Maps to remember where I parked!
According to Tech Crunch “a new feature coming to Apple Maps in iOS 10 will help people remember where they parked their car.”
This new parking reminder feature “will automatically drop a pin to locate the car’s stationary location when a journey terminates somewhere other than the user’s home address.” That sounds like an awesome feature that I could definitely use, especially on those days when I’m extra tired!
You’ll also be offered the option to get directions to your car as well as the estimated time it will take to get there. If the pin dropped for your car doesn’t seem to be accurate, you’ll be able to edit the pin location.
Could this new feature convince you to start using Apple Maps? I could see using it when I’m visiting a new city.
There will also be a bunch of other interesting additions to Apple Maps which you can find out about from Tech Crunch here.