How to Get Walking Directions in Maps on the iPhone

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.

select the type of directions you want

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

touch the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and touch the Maps option.

select the maps option

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the page and touch the Walking option under Preferred Directions.

how to switch to walking directions in maps on the iphone

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Now that you know how to get walking directions in Maps on the iPhone, you can use this setting if you are traveling between locations on foot, and want to use your Apple smartphone’s built in maps application.

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