How to Avoid Tolls and Highways in the iPhone Maps App


The default Maps app on your iPhone is able to show you geographic locations, as well as provide you with traveling directions to those locations. You can even specify the method of transportation that you will be using, and the app will adjust appropriately.

If you elect to use driving navigation in the iPhone maps app, it may send you on routes that involve tolls or highways. If you would prefer to avoid those types of roads, then you might be looking for a way to get the app to provide you with alternate directions. Our article below will show you how to change the settings in the Maps app so that it does not give you directions that include toll roads or highways.

 

How to Change the Maps Settings on an iPhone 7 to Avoid Tolls and Highways

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.1. Once you have completed these steps, any turn by turn directions given by the Maps app will avoid highways and roads with tolls. If you would like to turn these options back on in the future, you can always return to this menu and turn either of these settings back on.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the iphone 7 settings app

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Maps option.

select the maps menu

 

 

Step 3: Select the Driving & Navigation option.

opn the driving and navigation menu in the maps section

 

 

Step 4: Tap the buttons to the right of Tolls and Highways to turn them on. These items will be avoided in navigation when there is green shading around the buttons. The Maps app on the iPhone in the picture below will avoid tolls and highways when it is giving navigational directions.

how to avoid tolls and highways on the iphone 7 maps app

 

 

The Maps app on your iPhone isn’t the only app on your device that uses GPS and Location Services. Find out how you can tell if the iPhone is using location services, and how you can determine which app is causing its use.

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