iPhone 5 Tips and Tricks to Help you Enjoy your New Handset Better with Maps

Apple just recently released the iPhone 5 and called it “The biggest thing to happen to the iPhone since the iPhone.” and we absolutely agree with them. But, what is an iPhone if you don’t know how to take advantage of all the wonderful features it has to offer. This is where we come in. We will feature weekly the top iPhone 5, 4s, 4 tips and tricks to help you enjoy your iPhone better than the rest.

Top iPhone 5 Tips & Tricks – Maps View

1. Get where your going with iPhone 5 Quick Route

To get turn-by-turn directions to your location instantly, when Maps drops a pin on a location; Simple tap the ‘Quick Route‘ button next to the location’s name

2. Switching to ‘FlyOver View’ with Maps

You can easily switch to Flyover view by tapping the 3D button. From there you can explore cities from the air as you zoom, pan, and rotate around landmarks.

3. Tilt and rotate map view with 2 fingers.

With your eyes on the Maps , simple use 2 fingers to tilt or rotate the map’s view. Don’t worry, maps will keep the names of the streets and places where they belong. So everything’s easy to read, and you won’t get lost.

4. Don’t loose your North-South Orientation

You could lose your North-South orientation if you rotate a location map a couple of times. However, it is not that hard to get it back to normal. Simply tap the compass icon from the upper-right corner and you’re back to the original view.

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  • Kathy Moon

    I have iPhone 4 and am planning to buy iPhone 5. But frankly
    speaking I do not know all the features of it. Thanks for this article. It will
    help me to use my new iPhone better.

  • Jonny

    Thanks for the tips. I have never used the Flyover feature.
    It seems a great feature that will be useful when I travel. Do come up with
    more such tips and tricks.

  • Rogelio

    I never used the Maps View because I found it difficult to
    operate. But thanks to your tips, it seems an easy task. I never knew that with
    two fingers I can tilt the maps view.