More than a decade after Google unveiled Street View, Apple has released its own 360-degree 3D maps. In typical Apple fashion, it offers a superior user experience compared to scrolling through traditional map views. Here's how to explore cities with Look Around on Apple Maps.
Open the "Maps" app on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 1
Tap the Search bar in the menu and search for a popular location or city.
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Look Around supports many popular cities and destinations in the United States, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Apple will add more cities around the world once the coverage is complete.
To check if a city or location supports Look Around, swipe up from the menu that shows the location. You will find a "Look Around" symbol.
You may also see a "binocular" icon in the upper right corner of the screen when you scroll through maps. Tap this icon to go to the Look Around view.
Once you have the Look Around view, you can use two modes. One is a heads-up street view mode, which shows both the street view and the map. This is the best part of using Look Around.
In the map view, you can move the binoculars icon through the streets and watch the street view update live. You can then tap the expand button to view the street view in full screen.
Here you can swipe and use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out. You can also tap anywhere on your screen to quickly navigate there. Tap Done to exit the Look Around view.
Now that you know how to use the Look Around feature, you'll see where you're getting curious about. With Look Around you can take virtual tours through cities and sights. And if you come across anything interesting, add it as a favorite on Apple Maps.
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