How to use Apple Maps Flyover on iPhone and iPad
Our favorite iPhones and iPads include an integrated Maps app, which allows us to not only get step-by-step directions for points of interest (POIs), but also check out other things like local business reviews, see what’s around us in various tourist guides, get directions to public transportation and more. But did you also know that it has a great feature called Flyover, which allows you to get detailed 3D maps with which you can even interact? If you can’t travel all over the world, then Flyover is the best.
Overflight is not exactly a new feature: it has existed since iOS 6. But over the years, it has evolved to be much more detailed than ever. In addition, Apple has added more locations and landmarks since its launch on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. If you’re ever curious about a potential destination for your next trip, Flyover may be the best iPhone feature to take advantage of. . Here’s how to use it.
How to use Apple Maps Flyover on your iPhone or iPad in Maps
- Open the Maps application.
- Tap search field and enter the location or landmark you want to see.
Select the correct one location or landmark from the results list.
- If Flyover is supported, tap Overflight button next to the Information panel button at the bottom of the screen.
Use Flyover to view high-quality 3D maps of the area and zoom in and pan to explore. You can also point or tilt your iPhone or iPad in the direction you want to see.
- Optionally, you can let the Maps app tour your area or landmark by tapping Start of the Tour. This will move the map and give you a good look. Faucet Pause Tour if you want to return to manual scan.
- When you’re done with Flyover, tap X icon to return to the map.
Please note that not all zones and landmarks in all countries support Flyover. Therefore, if you do not see any buttons for Flyover, this area may not be supported.
Travel the world from your couch
While Flyover will definitely not replace your next big vacation, it’s a great way to get an overview of a particular place or landmark before you’re there. It’s not a new feature in Maps, but it’s worth a look if you’re looking for an area that supports it. After all, who said you can’t see the world from your couch?
And if you have one of the best Macs, you can also use Flyover on macOS.
Updated May 2022: These steps are current in the latest version of iOS 15.