Get Route Maps and Driving Directions from Your iPad
You can get route maps and driving directions to any location from any location (within reason) with your iPad's Maps app. You must be reasonable, however. You cannot get directions to 10 Downing Street in London, for example.
Turn-by-turn directions aren’t available on the first-generation iPad.
Tell your iPad to get directions for you.
When you’re looking at a map screen: Tap the Directions button in the upper-left corner of the screen. The Search field transforms into Start and End fields.
If a pushpin is already on the screen: Tap the pushpin and then tap the little i in a blue circle to the right of the name or description. This action displays the item’s Info screen. Tap the Directions to Here or Directions from Here button to get directions to or from that location, respectively.
Ask Siri for directions with a third-generation iPad: Press and hold the Home button and ask her, How do I get to ____.
Tap in the Start or End field to designate the starting and ending points of your trip.
You can either type them or choose them from a list of your bookmarks, recent maps, or contacts.
(Optional) Adjust the starting and ending locations.
To swap the starting and ending locations, tap the little swirly arrow button between the Start and End fields.
(Optional) Tap the car, walking person, or bus icon above the Start and End fields.
These options enable you to choose driving, walking, or public transportation directions.
When the start and end locations are correct, tap the Route button in the upper-right corner of the Directions overlay.
Suggested routes appear on the map.
To switch routes, just tap the route you want to switch to. Notice that the text at the top of the screen updates to tell you the time and distance of the selected route (14 minutes, 4.4 miles, and Route 3 of 3).
Tap the Start button in the upper-right corner of the screen to begin your directions.
When you tap the Start button, a series of big green road signs appear across the top of the map, one for each step in the directions.
Navigate your directions by swiping the road signs to the left or right.
Swipe right or left on the road signs to see the next or previous step in your route. The current step is highlighted and a blue circle appears on the map to indicate the location of that step. The other (next or previous) steps are dimmed slightly (refer to Figure 6-6).
(Optional) Choose to see driving directions displayed as a list.
If you prefer to see your driving directions displayed as a list with all the steps at once, tap the List button near the bottom-left corner of the screen and the steps appear in an overlay.
If you’ve already tapped the Start button, you’ll need to tap the Overview button in the upper-right corner of the screen to make the List button reappear.
Tap any step in the list to see that leg of the trip displayed on the map.
Tap the Start button in the upper-left corner of the screen or tap any step in the list overlay.
The list disappears and the road signs and map reappear.