For Seniors: View a Location from Street Level on iPhone 4S

In the Maps app on your iPhone 4S, you can look at a building or location as though you were standing in front of it on the street. You can view only certain locations from street level, so you have to explore to try out this feature.

  1. On the Search tab of Maps, tap in the Search field and enter a location, such as your favorite local shopping mall.

  2. When the location appears, tap the Street view icon on its information bar. Street view appears.

  3. When you’re in Street view, you can tap and drag the screen to look around you in all directions. Remember the view is a moment frozen in time, perhaps from a few years ago.

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  4. Tap the small circular map in the bottom-right corner to return to the standard map view.

You can also drag the screen down to get a better look at tall skyscrapers or drag up to view the street and its manhole covers. The small, circular map in the bottom-right corner highlights what you’re looking at in the specific moment. In addition, street names are displayed down the center of streets.

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