How to use Apple Maps Multi-Stop to plan routes in iOS 16

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Apple Maps has been limited to a single destination for a while. In iOS 16, users can select multiple stops. Here’s how to use it.

This feature, called Multi-Stop Routing, has been available in Google Maps for a while, but was conspicuously absent from the first-party Apple Maps app — until now.

In iOS 16, iPad OS 16 and macOS Ventura, users can plan routes with multiple stops before the final destination. In addition to planning, you can also add a stop to a single-destination route that you are currently navigating.

We’ve been using this feature since AppleInsider So read on to find out exactly what you need to know to get the most out of this powerful new feature.

How to create a multi-stop route in Apple Maps in iOS 16

  • Open the Maps app.
  • Tap or click the Search Maps box, and then search for a destination by entering an address or a search term.
  • Select your destination from the list of search results.
  • Tap the blue Get Directions button – the button has an icon that corresponds to the mode of transport you’ve selected: drive, walk, public transport, bike, or, if applicable, a ride-sharing app. If you want to change this setting for this route only, you can do that in the next step.
  • You will be presented with a list of possible routes to follow. Here you will see the new Add Stop button.
  • Tap or click Add Stop and you will be prompted to enter or search for a different stop.
  • Repeat this process until your route is fully calculated, then tap the green Go button to begin navigating.

The stop is added to the list of destinations so that it arrives on End the way. This may take some getting used to from a practical point of view. You can easily rearrange the stops in your route before you start navigating using the drag bars on the right.

In our testing, we were able to add a maximum of 13 stops to a single route in Apple Maps. This is certainly enough for most use cases, except perhaps for the most epic road trips.

Multi-Stop Routing is fully integrated into iOS 16 – including support for CarPlay – and works well in many different scenarios. The only limitation is ETA approval: if you share your ETA with someone who is not using iOS 16, they will only see the final destination of your route.

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