How to enable and use Maps extensions on iPhone and iPadSource: Joseph Keller / iMore

Apple Maps offers extensions for specific apps and services. You can, for example, use OpenTable to reserve a spot at your favorite restaurant, use Uber to hail a ride, and visit Yelp to check out reviews of that coffee shop you've been thinking about checking out. Here are all the apps that offer Apple Maps extensions!

What is a Maps extension?

The primary purpose of app extensions is to give you the ability to do things like book a reservation at a restaurant without having to leave the Maps app. This integration will free up your precious time by cutting out the need to switch between different apps.

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Apps that have extensions for Maps

Currently, Apple works with four apps to bring extensions into Maps. Here are all of them.

OpenTable

The OpenTable extension lets you book a reservation at any restaurant that uses OpenTable reservations.

Uber

The Uber extension lets you book a ride using Uber.

Lyft

The Lyft extension lets you book a ride using Lyft.

Yelp

The Yelp extension lets you book a reservation at any restaurant that uses Yelp reservations.

How to enable Maps extensions on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Maps.
  3. Choose the type of extensions you wish to turn on under Extensions.
  4. Toggle On the extension you want to enable. Green means it's on.

    To activate extensions, launch the Settings app, then choose Maps. Choose the type of extensions, then toggle on the extension you want to enable.Source: iMore

Note: If you don't see the Extension heading, there are no apps installed on your device with Maps extensions capabilities.

Questions?

Using Extensions in Apple Maps is pretty easy. Do you have any questions about them? Let us know in the comments.

August 2020: Updated for the latest version of iOS.

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