Google Maps Brings Its “Add A Pit Cease” Function To iOS

Google Maps Brings Its “Add A Pit Stop” Feature To iOS

Final fall, Google introduced the addition of an extended-requested function to Google Maps, which allowed customers to – lastly! – add a cease alongside their present route. That means you can route your solution to a fuel station or restaurant forward of your remaining vacation spot. Nevertheless, at launch, the function was solely obtainable on Android units. At present, Google says the function is now out there on all iOS units as nicely, and is on the market in any nation the place Google Maps provides navigation – or greater than one hundred nations worldwide.

The function itself is one thing customers of the Google-owned navigation app Waze have had for a while, however was not but out there in Google Maps.

It’s shocking that it took Google so lengthy so as to add such a primary function to its navigation app. In any case, hitting up a pit cease whereas in your approach some other place is the norm – however, earlier than, you would need to route your approach to the pit cease, then begin a brand new route from the pit cease to your vacation spot. And by creating two navigation periods, it could possibly be onerous to see which fuel station, restaurant, or different cease would incur the least quantity of additional driving.

Utilizing the brand new “add a cease” choice is pretty easy: when you’re in navigation mode, you’ll see a magnifying glass on the prime proper of your display that, when pressed, gives quite a lot of choices for the kind of locations you may have to cease at, together with fuel stations, eating places, grocery shops, or espresso outlets. You can even seek for extra locations to be able to enter in a pit cease of your personal selecting.

For security’s sake, you possibly can entry the function by means of voice instructions by tapping on the microphone button as an alternative of typing. That may make utilizing the choice faster and simpler if you’re behind the wheel. (In fact you shouldn’t be fiddling together with your telephone whereas driving, however many nonetheless do.)

As you view your choices plotted on the map, Google Maps will show the score for every vacation spot in addition to the estimated time the detour will take, so you can also make one of the best choice.

The function was already stay on Android, however is at present rolling out to iOS customers worldwide, says Google.