How To: Use GPS maps and the compass on the Apple iPhone 3G

Use GPS maps and the compass on the Apple iPhone 3G

Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you've come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to use GPS maps and the compass on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what a mobile phone can do.

Maps & Compass:

Maps on iPhone combines everything you love about Google Maps with the accuracy of GPS and a built-in digital compass.1

Find locations:

iPhone 3G S finds your location quickly and accurately via GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular towers. Drop a pin to mark your location or share it with others via email or MMS.

Get directions:

View a list of turn-by-turn directions or follow a highlighted map route and track your progress with GPS. Specify if you'd like walking or driving directions, or see what time the next train or bus leaves with public transit directions.

See which way you're facing:

A built-in digital compass rotates maps to always match the direction you're facing. You can also use the compass on its own.

See traffic:

Maps on iPhone shows you live traffic information, indicating traffic speed along your route in easy-to-read green, red, and yellow highlights.

Search for a location:

Find locations by address or by keyword: Search for "coffee" to see every cafe near you. When you find what you're looking for, tap the phone number to call, tap the web address to open the website in Safari, or add it to Contacts for future reference.

Change your view:

Maps on iPhone lets you switch between map view, satellite view, hybrid view, and street view. And you can always double-tap or pinch to zoom in and out on a map.

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