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What's New on the MapQuest App for iOS?

We've been listening to your feedback and have been hard at work over here to make your requests a reality. So, what's new on the MapQuest App for iOS? A lot! 

My Maps 

At long last, My Maps are finally here for iOS! We received countless requests for this feature and are so excited to announce the wait is over. You can now log in to your MapQuest account via the mobile app, and access previously saved My Maps while you are mobile!

You will also notice the "GoTo" button has been renamed "Favorites" and now contains both your favorites as well as your saved home and work addresses, and there is also a new tab in this section for "My Maps". 

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To log in and out of your account, click the "3 bars" icon in the top left hand corner of the app, or log in via the "My Maps" tab. 

If you add, delete, or edit any My Maps from within your account on MapQuest.com, press the "refresh list" button within the My Maps tab to download all of your most up to date maps. 

My Maps can also be shared directly through the app by swiping to the left on the map you want to share. 


If you swipe a saved favorite to the left, you can now share or delete the favorite. 

Clicking on a favorite now opens an info sheet which allows you to unfavorite, share, or get walking or driving directions. 


New Map Styles

Another new feature we've added is the ability to change the map style that displays during your session. The default day/night automatic style will change automatically depending on time of day. You also have the option of toggling on the daytime map style, night time map style, or satellite mode map style indefinitely. 


We hope you love these new features as much as we do, and as always we're all ears to hear your feedback! Send your thoughts to help@mapquest.com, we would love to hear from you!

How to Share My Maps on iOS

Have a My Map you'd like to share? No problem! 

Once you are logged in to your account via the app, click on "Favorites". From here, click on the "My Maps" tab on the right hand side. When your saved maps are visible, swipe to the left on the name of the map you'd like to share which will display a "share" icon. 


When you press the "share" icon, you'll see a new page which has your options for sharing - via text, email, copy and paste, or you can save to the note pad on your phone. 


And just like that, you can share any of the maps you want, with whomever you want! 

MyMaps on the MapQuest iOS app

If you have a map or route you've saved via MapQuest.com, you can now open these maps through the mobile app. 

Upon opening the app, you'll notice that "GoTo" has been renamed "Favorites", and there is now a second tab within this section called "My Maps".


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To access your My Maps, you'll need to be logged in to your MapQuest account. To log in, click the 3 bar icon in the top left hand corner of the app and then press "log in". Alternatively, you can also log in from the My Maps tab within "Favorites". 

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Once you are logged in, you will see all of your My Maps from your MapQuest account have synced to the app. Clicking on one of your My Maps will open the map description, then clicking on the map name once again will open the previously saved map, or route for use. At this current time, Maps can only be created and saved via MapQuest.com, however if you do make changes or add new maps to your account you can press the "refresh list" button to sync real time updates to the app. 

To share a My Map within your account, swipe the map you would like to share to the left and you will see a "share" icon appear. From here, pressing "share" will open a page where you can share via text, email, or copy a link directly. 

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This has been our most requested feature for some time now, we can't wait to hear what you think! If you have any feedback, please contact our support team and let us know: help@mapquest.com

Happy Travels! 

Repeat Voice Command for iOS

Didn't catch your last voice command? Need a quick update for your next maneuver? Don't worry, we have you covered.

Starting in MapQuest v5.5 for iOS, you can manually trigger an up-to-the-second voice guidance update by tapping anywhere in the main maneuver bar at the top of your screen.

Night Mode for iOS

For the night riders and early (very early) morning commuters we’re happy to introduce one of our newest features: Night Mode! You asked, we answered. Check it out now: 

To change Night mode settings:

  1. Tap the Menu button at the top left of the screen
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Night Mode and choose your preference

Please note: Night Mode will be set to Automatic by default - it will turn on shortly after sunset.

Show Speed & Speed Limit for iOS

We’re all for making life easier! Keep your eyes from wandering and check out our newest feature that shows your current speed and the speed limit.  

To get started simply:

  1. Tap the Menu button at the top left of the screen
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Scroll down and enable Show Speed & Speed Limit
  4. The next time you’re en route you’ll notice the speed limit in the bottom right corner of the screen

Please note: Speed & Speed limit will not be on by default. You will have to turn them on in Settings.


Perspective View for iOS

One small step for maps, one giant leap for users. We are happy to announce our newest navigation view: Perspective. Get in the experience now, and try it out.

Please note: Perspective Mode will automatically be on. To turn off, you can change your preference in settings.

To change Perspective Mode settings:

  1. Tap the Menu button at the top left of the screen
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Scroll down and disable Perspective Mode in Navigation
  4. The next time you’re en route you’ll return to the overhead view
HFP Bluetooth Support for iOS

What is the difference between HFP Bluetooth and A2DP Bluetooth? 

HFP stands for Handsfree protocol and is a type of Bluetooth used to make voice calls. It's popular amongst car makers today, and allows users to take calls over their car's speakers without being affected by the audio input (Radio FM/AM, CD, AUX, etc.) of the device.

A2DP is another kind of Bluetooth output primarily used to stream media (such as music). Unlike HFP, only certain inputs on your car stereo, for example, can be used. With A2DP, you'll need to make sure your input is set to "Media" or "Bluetooth" (input names may vary).

How can I switch between HFP and A2DP in the MapQuest App? 

Bluetooth can be a bit tricky, so the first step in trying to hear voice navigation over your car's speakers or Bluetooth device is to make sure that it supports one of these protocols.

Some cars/Bluetooth devices only support HFP; So, if you're connected via Bluetooth and not hearing any voice commands in your car, you'll need to enable HFP Bluetooth in the MapQuest App to be able to hear voice commands.

If your car/Bluetooth device only supports HFP or you prefer to use HFP: 

  1. Make sure the Bluetooth device is paired wtih your phone
  2. In the MapQuest app, tap the Menu button at the top left corner of the screen
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Toggle Enable HFP to ON (green)
  5. You should now be able to use any audio input in your car to hear the MapQuest App

If your car/Bluetooth device supports A2DP (music): 

  1. Make sure the Bluetooth device is paired with your phone
  2. Turn your Bluetooth device's input to either "Media" or "Bluetooth" (title may vary)
  3. Start your route in the MapQuest app
Satellite Imagery for iOS

Life is more than just lines and blocks. Up the experience with our newly updated satellite imagery. Simply tap on the Layers button at the bottom of the screen and tap Satellite to switch between Map and Satellite view.

Zoom Features for iOS

Be in control of your map and zoom quicker than ever by using our new "Double-tap-and-drag" feature to zoom in and out!

To try out this great new feature, simply:

  1. Double-tap the map and keep your finger held down on the second tap
  2. Keeping your finger held down, drag your finger down to zoom in, or drag your finger up to zoom out

For classic zoomers, you can still double-tap the map to zoom in or pinch/spread to zoom in and out. 


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