If you are in an area you aren't familiar with and just want your iPhone or iPad to get you home safely, Siri can help in connection with the built-in Maps app. All you have to do is ask!
How to get directions back home with Siri and Maps
First, make sure your personal contact card includes your home address. Second, make sure Siri knows who you are.
Make sure Siri knows who you are
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and tap Siri.
- Tap My Info.
- Select your contact card.
When Siri knows who you are, it will also know everything you have stored in your contact card, like who your parents are, where you work, and when your birthday is.
Get directions back home with help from Siri
- Press and hold the Home button or say "Hey, Siri" to launch Siri.
- Say, "How do I get home?"Siri will launch Maps with directions to your house.
- Tap Go to begin voice navigation.
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Lory is a renaissance woman, writing news, reviews, and how-to guides for iMore. She also fancies herself a bit of a rock star in her town and spends too much time reading comic books. If she's not typing away at her keyboard, you can probably find her at Disneyland or watching Star Wars (or both).
Reminds me of the pulldown from the top that shows travel time to and from work.
Apple Maps do not find my home address, so, that much for that. If I ever need to navigate, I use my spare Nokia rather than my iPhone; thus I will get safely wherever I need to go. Yes, I know it is utterly ridiculous that I need another 100$ phone on the side of my 1000$ iPhone, but hey, I am the first one to admit I was a fool to buy an Apple phone in the first place.
When I try using map.app to navigate to"home" I constantly get the error "cannot locate end location" despite the fact that I've followed these instructions to the letter. Anyone know of a solution? Sent from the iMore App
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