Apple Maps’ new Nearby feature will help it better compete with Google Maps in India; everything to know

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Published: June 15, 2020 1:29 PM

The launch of the feature was anticipated in India since the tech giant first introduced the turn-by-turn navigation system in the country in January last year.

Apple Maps, Apple maps features, apple maps nearby, apple nearby in India, Apple Maps real-time transit, apple maps turn-by-turn navigation, apple maps new featuresThe feature is presently available in over 30 countries.

Apple Nearby: The Nearby feature in Apple Maps has now been enabled in India! A feature competing with Google Maps, Nearby lets users find establishments like restaurants, grocery stores, petrol pumps and medical stores, among others. The feature would make it easy for iOS users to look for the nearest establishments without needing to use Google Maps separately.

How to use Apple Nearby?

The feature can be easily accessed by clicking on the search field in the Apple Maps app to search for the nearest establishments. However, it could take some time before the feature reaches all the users in India and there is no need to worry if the feature is not available in your phone currently.

The feature is presently available in over 30 countries apart from India, including Greece, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey among others.

The launch of the feature was anticipated in India since the tech giant first introduced the turn-by-turn navigation system in the country in January last year.

Apple Maps’ Real-Time Transit expanded

Apart from the launch of Nearby in India, Apple Maps is also expanding its Real-Time Transit feature to England, Wales, Canada, Sweden, Scotland and the Netherlands, apart from 32 cities in the US, Australia and China. The feature had been launched in the US initially in places like San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York so that users could find the detailed schedules for the transit system, live information on departure and arrival times and the present location of a train or bus.

Apart from this, the tech giant has also expanded its turn-by-turn navigation feature, now including places like China, Bahamas, Aruba, Jamaica, Haiti, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla, Aland Islands, Greece and Dominica.

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