Are you here yet? When do you arrive? How long does it take before you get here? How far are you? Hurry up! When you meet someone or a group of people, you may be flooded with such messages. Instead of trying them halfway through the journey, you can send them your status from Apple Maps so that they know exactly when you will arrive and they will even receive updates if traffic stops you.
The new feature of Apple Maps is useful for keeping impatient family and friends at bay, but it is also a great way to stay safe during your trip. If the estimated time of arrival (ETA) is constantly pushed back and they cannot catch you, this may be a sign that something has happened. And when you're driving, you don't have to answer anyone, because Maps keeps them up to date, so your hands stay on the wheel.
The use of the new ETA tool in Apple Maps is also quite intuitive, but you too must be running iOS 1
Manually share your ETA with contacts
To share your ETA with contacts, enter the desired destination and start navigation as you would normally do while walking or driving. From there, tap "Share ETA" and choose the contact or contacts with whom you want to share your expected arrival time on the map that appears.
If the person or people do not appear immediately, tap "Contacts & # 39; to search your entire contact list. To whomever you want to send it, you must be in your contacts because you cannot share your ETA with unknown numbers or e-mail addresses.
Alternatively you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen once navigation has begun to reveal more options and click on "Share ETA" in the list, select the contact or contacts that you want to share your ETA with when prompted, and you're done.
If you always share your ETA with the same contact or contacts when you go to the same location over and over again, with Apple Maps you can assign them to favorite addresses, so get them ers your ETA as soon as you start navigating, without having to do it manually.
To do this, before starting a route, swipe up from the bottom to the & # 39; Favorites & # 39; to open and then press & # 39; See all. "Now tap the information (i) icon to the right of the saved address you want to share and on the screen select Details " Add Person "in the Share ETA section. Choose a contact from the list that appears or search for him or her via the search field.