Maps on Your Apple Watch

Topics include the following:

  • Find places around you
  • Map addresses from your contacts
  • Get turn-by-turn directions
  • Hand off Maps to your iPhone
  • Use Transit Directions

Your Apple Watch includes the Maps app. Like the Maps app on your iPhone, Maps on your Watch can provide information and turn-by-turn directions.


Launching Maps

You can launch the Maps app from the Home Screen.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to show the Home Screen.
  2. Tap the Maps app icon.
  3. Tap the blue arrow to zoom in to your location.
  4. Move around the map by swiping in any direction with your finger.
  5. Turn the Digital Crown to zoom in and out of the map

Search for a Place and Get Directions to It

You can search for a place using dictation, select from your list of favorite places, or choose from places you have recently visited.

  1. Force Touch the watch face to see a list of actions.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. Tap Dictation to speak a person, place, type of destination, or a search term such as “find me pizza” or “where can I get lunch?” Tap one of the search results to select the place and then skip to step 6.
  4. Tap Favorites to see a list of places you have marked as your favorites. Tap one of your favorite places and skip to step 6.
  5. Tap one of the places you have recently been to. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll down to see all recent places. Proceed to step 6.