- A new feature in iOS 16 lets you add multiple stops when getting driving directions in the Maps app on your iPhone.
- To add multiple stops in Apple Maps, start planning a driving route, and then tap the “Add Stop” button.
- Once you’ve added a stop, you can freely change the order of destinations or delete them.
If you’re running errands or taking a long car trip, being able to add multiple stops onto one set of directions can be a lifesaver. With iOS 16, Apple is adding that feature to your iPhone’s default Maps app.
Here’s how to plan a route with multiple stops using Apple Maps — and then completely revamp that route later if you want.
How to add multiple stops in Apple Maps
You can add multiple stops whenever you’re getting driving directions. Unfortunately, every other transportation style — walking, public transit, biking — is still locked to a single destination.
To get started, find your first stop — the first place you want to arrive at. You can pick it right off the map, or use the search bar.
Once you’ve got it, tap the blue directions icon below the location’s name. Depending on how you’ve traveled in the past, it might already show you a picture of a car and the estimated travel time.
It’ll show you all the best routes for getting there. Above the list of routes, tap Add Stop.
Use the search bar to pick your next stop. Once the correct stop appears in your search results, tap it. It’ll get added to your trip’s itinerary, and the route will update to show you how long the entire trip will take. If you’re zoomed in enough, it might even show you how long each individual leg of the trip will take.
You can add up to 15 stops to a single Apple Maps trip, including your starting point and final destination.
How to edit a trip with multiple stops in Apple Maps
Once you’ve got all your stops planned out, you can edit the trip however you want — you can even replace your starting point with another stop on the trip. You just have to do it before you start navigating.
To rearrange the order of stops, tap and drag the three lines on the right side of any stop.
And to delete a stop, swipe left on it and then tap the red Delete option that appears.
If you’ve already started navigating, you can’t rearrange the stops anymore. But you can delete them by tapping your ETA at the bottom of the screen, and then tapping the red minus sign next to any stop.