How to use multi-stop routing in Apple Maps on iPhone [iOS 16]

iOS 16 is a feature-packed upgrade for the iPhone. It will be released to the stable channel soon. The new upgrade brings a slew of new features including features in Apple Maps. Apple finally adds the much-awaited multi-stop routing to Apple Maps. Users will get an option to add multiple stops between the starting point and a destination. In this guide, I have covered everything on how to use multi-stop routing in Apple Maps on iPhone.

Multistop routing on Apple Maps supports up to 15 stops in advance, you will later add more stops while traveling if needed. The updated Apple Maps will also show you the fare details if your route involves public transport along with an option to add or top up transit cards in Wallet without leaving the Apple Maps. And while driving, you can ask Siri to add additional stops to your route.

The multi-stop routing feature is introduced with iOS 16. If you own a Mac running macOS 13, then you can plan a route on your Map, which will be synced to your iPhone later, thanks to the Apple ecosystem. Since this is a new feature, you may not know how to put multiple stops in the route on Apple Maps.

How to Create Multiple Stops in Apple Maps in iOS 16

Apple Maps received this feature with the iOS 16 software update, so your iPhone needs to be running on iOS 16 to get access to the new multi-stop routing feature. Fortunately, the feature is also available for iPad users running on iPadOS 16. If your iPhone or iPad boasts the latest software, then you can follow the below steps to create multiple stops in your route.

  1. Open Apple Maps on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Search Maps input field.
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  3. Search for your Destination.
  4. Select Directions.
    If GPS is enabled the app will automatically detect the start point, or you can add the start point manually if you’re creating a route on your MacBook.
  5. Now tap Add Stop.
    How to use multi stop routing in Apple Maps ios 16
  6. Select the place which you want to add as a stop in the route.
  7. That’s it.

As I said earlier, you can add up to 15 stops in advance, you can add more stops later if required. So, you can tap on Add Stop again and select a stop. You can even rearrange your route easily inside the Apple Maps app. In case you want to rearrange the stops, then you can simply hold the stop and move it upward or downward.

How to use multi stop routing in Apple Maps ios 16

If you want to remove a stop, then you can swipe to the left side then tap on the Delete option.

How to use multi stop routing in Apple Maps ios 16

The direction page in the Apple Maps app will also show you fair details, timing, and other information about public transport, tolls, and more.

Once you started the journey, you can add more stops using Siri (while driving) or manually as well, here are the steps.

  1. Tap on the arrow key on the bottom.
  2. Now tap Add Stop.
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  3. Search the place you want to add as a new stop in your route.
  4. Then tap Add Stop.
  5. That’s it.

If you want to add stops with Siri, then you can simply say “Hey Siri, add “location name” as a stop. Repeat the process for multiple stops. The ETA will change automatically once a new stop is added to your route.

If you’re traveling with your friends or family in different vehicles, then you can even share the same route with your friends, by tapping the share button on the navigation page.

Can I make a custom route on Apple Maps?

Yes, Apple Maps on iOS 16 sports multi-stop routing. If your iPhone supports iOS 16, then you can plan a route with multiple stops. The functionality is not available on the older version of iOS, but if you still planning for the custom route, you can use Google Maps as an alternative.

Can I plan a multistop route on Mac?

Yes, if your Mac is running on macOS 13 or newer, then you can open Apple Maps and plan a route with multiple stops in it, which will be synced to your iPhone later.

Can I add multiple stops using Siri on Apple Maps?

The updated version of Apple Maps allows users to add multiple stops by using Siri. Yes, you can ask Siri to add a stop while driving.

How do you add multiple stops to Maps on iPhone?

The process to add multiple stops becomes easy with iOS 16, you can follow the above-mentioned steps to create a new route on Apple Maps.

If you still have a query on how to use multi-stop routing in iOS 16, then leave a comment in the comment box. Also, share this article with your friends.

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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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