How to Choose Alternate Routes with Maps for iOS 6

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Need to get somewhere but don’t want to take a toll road? Apple’s Maps app allows you to select from one of three prospective routes to your location.

Open Maps and tap directions to choose your route.

Set your starting location to Current Location, enter your ending location and tap Done.

Tap a route to show the estimated travel time, distance and whether you’ll be traveling on toll roads.

Select the best route, tap Start in the top right corner of the screen, and off you go.


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  • Cha Says:

    Can anyone tell me how to DISABLE alternative routes? I've found that if you accidentally touch an alternative route then the app switches to that route. If you don't notice that you've switched routes then you're miles out of your way before you know it.

  • Mr x Says:

    This ONLY works if you already know which roads are toll roads & know you have to avoid them!
    F***king useless if I'm driving somewhere for the first time.
    I'll use Google Maps everytime

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