You can get walking directions instead of driving directions in the Apple Maps app by going to Settings > Maps and choosing the Walking option.
Getting directions from Siri on your iPhone, or simply looking up directions, will eventually have you using the default Maps app included on the device.
This app is really helpful if you are trying to locate an unfamiliar location, or if you needed to find directions. However, these directions are given as driving directions by default.
This can be a problem if you are in an area where you will be walking, as the directions might be drastically different.
Fortunately, you can change the settings in the Maps application to give you walking directions instead.
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Switch from Driving Directions to Walking Directions on the iPhone
Note that the setting that we will be changing is going to simply default to walking directions instead of driving directions. You can always switch between direction modes by touching the appropriate icon on the top of the directions page of the Maps app.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and touch the Maps option.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the page and touch the Walking option under Preferred Directions.
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