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Bob Sabiston Calculating status...
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Oct 4, 2012 11:41 AM

This morning I went to go pick up an iPhone 5, and I used the maligned Maps program on my old iPhone 4 to get to the store.   It wasn't that bad -- but when I got the new phone, the maps program worked differently on the new phone?

 

Specifically, on the old phone, I was able to swipe side-to-side on the individual 'green-sign' directions, to step back and forth to see what the next turn would be. 

 

On the new phone, I was stuck on the current step in the directions -- no swiping at all.  All I could do was go back to an overview or a list of all the directions.

 

What's the deal?  I should be able to swipe between the direction steps, shouldn't I?  It certainly was a LOT easier to work with that way.  Being stuck in close view on the current step is no good. 

 

Has maps been updated? Maybe my old phone had a newer version than the new phone?

 

Thanks,

Bob

iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,165 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to Bob Sabiston)

    you had iphone 4 on IOS 5 - google maps

     

    your new iphone 5 on IOS 6 - apple maps

     

    Thats why the maps are different

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,270 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to Bob Sabiston)

    iPhone 5 supports turn-by-turn...iPhone 4 does not:

     

    1. Type in the address you want to go to (or tell Siri) in the search bar.
    2. Tap the car icon next to the address (or tap the directions button for walking directions, but you won't get turn-by-turn with walking directions unfortunately)
    3. Tap start, and Siri will start to guide you along the way.
  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,365 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Bob Sabiston)

    I remember checking this when I first updated my 4S. I thought that I was able to swipe as well. I just tried it again and was not able to. Not sure what the difference is/was, but if I find a solution I will post.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,270 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to Bob Sabiston)

    iOS Maps doesn't allow swiping between directions when using current location. Submitted as a bug to Apple, possibly linked to voice navigation, as provided.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,365 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to wjosten)

    Thank you for that. I know I had seen it. I just tried it on my 4S, and if I use current location as the begining point, it will not swipe. If I use it as the end location, it will, and if I sent a route between two typed addresses it will swipe. I agree it may be the fact that when you hit start from your current location it begins the voice navigation right away.

  • Connie Dett Calculating status...
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    Oct 11, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to Bob Sabiston)

    I just got an Iphone 4 and installed IOS 6.  When I use MAPS, I get no voice driving directions.  Also when I look at Settings for MAPS, I do not have the section about voice.  Does anyone know if that is a restriction to MAPS on the Iphone 4.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,365 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Connie Dett)

    Voice directions are not a feature for iPhone 4. Go to this site http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/ and see Note 1.

  • ken5 Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to Connie Dett)

    Turn by turn commands was not included with the iPhone 4. Only works on 4s, 5 and iPad 3 with cell service.

  • jjdDFP Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to wjosten)

    Any word on the status of this Bug Fix?

     

    Why is the Swipe feature only available when not using your Current Location?  I would really like the Swipe feature to be available regardless of the method of search (Current Location versis typed location).

     

    It appears that cetain functionality is mutually exclusive.

     

    If inputting two locations locations, Swipe feature available but not turn-by-turn voice navigation or ETA statistics.

     

    If using Currentl Location, just the opposite features are available.

     

    All these features should be available all the time.  Seems like a great feature.

     

  • Agent Seven Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to wjosten)

    wjosten wrote:

     

    iOS Maps doesn't allow swiping between directions when using current location. Submitted as a bug to Apple, possibly linked to voice navigation, as provided.

    I'd just like to point out that this is not quite correct.

     

    While it is correct for my 4S, my wife has a 3GS updated to iOS 6 and maps on her phone support swiping using current location.

     

    This is an incredibly irritating bug, all the more so because it would be trivial to fix it.

  • ken5 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to Agent Seven)

    Reason swipe works on your wife's 3GS is because it does not support the GPS. Same goes for my iPhone 4. Same goes for my iPad 3 wifi only model.

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