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How to add a stop in Apple Maps

The feature automatically switches to the next stop as you go from point to point.
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January 25, 2023

If you’re headed out on an expedition with your iPhone rather than a single destination, you can save yourself some trouble by adding the extra stop(s) in Apple Maps before you hit the road. Here’s how.

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Once you've picked a final destination in Apple Maps, just tap Add Stop in the Directions panel, enter an address, and repeat for each midpoint. You can drag-and-drop stops to reorder your route. When you're ready, tap on one of the Go buttons to get started.

How to add a stop to your Apple Maps journey

Believe it or not, multi-stop navigation was only introduced in September 2022 alongside iOS 16. Follow these steps:

  • From the Apple Maps homescreen, enter a final destination in the Search Maps field, or else tap on a Favorite, Recent, or Siri suggestion.
  • Tap on the navigation button, which is usually a car if that’s your preferred method of travel.
  • When the Directions panel appears, tap Add Stop.
  • Enter the address of a mid-trip destination.
  • Repeat the Add Stop step as many times as necessary, up to a limit of 15.
  • Back at the Directions panel, drag and drop the “handles” (triple-line icons) to the right to reorder each stop.
  • As needed, use drop-down menus to change your means of transportation and add any route filters (Avoid Tolls and/or Avoid Highways, in the case of driving).
  • To delete a stop, swipe left on it and tap Delete.
  • When you’re ready to ride, tap one of the green Go buttons next to a suggested route.

Read more: How to pin a location on your iPhone using Apple Maps