How to Add a Stop in Apple Maps

Don’t you think that Apple Maps does a fab job getting you from point A to B as quickly as possible? But what if your plans change and you want to make a quick stop before getting to point B?

How to Add a Stop in Apple Maps

Well, there is no need to fret, because you can include a “Pit Stop” in just a few taps (or through Siri) at any point during your travels. Apple Maps then calculates the best route possible to minimize delays.

Read on to learn how to do this.

How to Add a Stop in Apple Maps on an iPhone

Apple Maps allows you to add one additional pit stop at a time, which will enable you to rest on those longer journeys. For example, you may want the nearest gas station or diner.

Apple Maps doesn’t allow you to search for a specific location as your “Pit Stop.” It will offer you a selection of locations. To add a pit stop:

  1. While in navigation mode, swipe up on the info panel at the bottom.

  2. Depending on the time of day, you’ll be presented with icons of nearby gas stations, restaurants, coffee places, etc. Tap one to select it.

  3. Apple Maps will begin directing you there after a few seconds.

Removing a Pit Stop from Maps

If you change your mind about the pit stop and want to continue to your original destination instead, tap the blue “Resume Route” bar at the top of the screen. This will remove the pit stop.

Using Siri to Add a Pit Stop

To add a pit stop using Siri while en route:

  1. Start by saying “Hey Siri” to get Siri’s attention.

  2. Then say “Add diner,” or coffee shop, gas station, etc.

  3. Siri will provide relevant stops for you to choose from. Just tap the “Go” button beside the name of the stop you want to navigate to.

  4. If you can’t use your phone at the moment, Siri will also ask you to confirm verbally, beginning from the top selection downwards. Say “No,” and Siri will offer the next option. Repeat this until you get to the one you want.

  5. When Siri highlights the pit stop you want to add, say “Yes.”

  6. Siri will then ask you if you’d like to call the location or get directions. Say “Call” if you want to speak to the establishment. To go straight there, say “Get directions.”

The directions will be automatically added to your current route.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Change the Starting Point in Apple Maps?

If you want to start your journey from a location other than the one you’re physically at, follow these steps:

1. Launch the Maps app and search for a place.

2. Select the location, then choose “Directions.”

3. Select “My Location” instead.

4. Tap into the cleared “From” text box to enter a search for your starting location. Tap the “Route” button, then select “Go.”

Adding a Quick Maps Pit Stop

When using the Maps app for directions on those long journeys, you can add a pit stop location for a time-out. When adding a stop, the app will provide you with nearby services so you can fill up, grab a bite to eat, or buy a well-deserved coffee. Luckily, you can get Siri to add your pit stop while you drive, and you can remove the stop if you change your mind.

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