Look Around in Apple Maps on the iPhone is basically a powerful alternative of Street View in Google Maps, which lets you view and navigate a 360-degree view of a specific location. Look Around is just getting started, and covers very few places. Street View, on the other hand, is available for pretty much anywhere, including underwater, up mountains, and on hiking trails.
Well, if you don’t know how to use it effectively on your iPhone and you are just getting started with it then we will help you with that. Follow the below article in which we have shown you the options that you can do to use Look Around in Apple Maps on the iPhone running iOS 13 or Higher.
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What is Look Around in Apple Maps on the iPhone?
Apple Look Around is a technology featured in Apple Maps that provides interactive panoramas from positions along with a small number of streets in the many known cities around the globe. Apple introduced Look Around to its Maps app with the release of iOS 13 in 2019. So you’ll want to make sure that you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 13 or higher. Why is Look Around better? Well, it’s faster, for one. And it just looks nicer. The images are super-high-resolution and full-screen. Using it on a 13-inch iPad Pro feels like taking a virtual street tour of a neighborhood.
- Los Angeles County (Alhambra, Arcadia, Arleta, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Carson, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Granada Hills, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lake Balboa, Lake View Terrace, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Mission Hills, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Northridge, North Hollywood, Norwalk, Pacoima, Palos Verdes Estates, Panorama City, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Porter Ranch, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Studio City, Sunland, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Temple City, Toluca Lake, Torrance, Tunjunga, Universal City, Van Nuys, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Whittier, Winnetka, Woodland Hills) [Not supported yet: Augora Hills, Lancaster, Palmdale, Paramount. Santa Clarita, Westlake Village, West Hills]
- Alameda County (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City)
- San Francisco
- San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Woodside)
- Santa Clara County (Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale) [Not supported yet: Gilroy, Morgan Hill]
- Clark County (Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas) [Not supported yet: Boulder City, Mesquite]
- New York City (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens)
Steps to Use Look Around in Apple Maps on the iPhone
With Specific Address
- Open the Maps app.
- Enter the location or address you’d like to see Look Around for in the search bar that says, “Search for a place or address” toward the bottom.
- Press the proper address from the available selections.
- Once the map for the location opens, you have two options:
- For a minimized Look Around view, press the icon with binoculars in the upper right-hand corner, which should be under the icons for Settings and pinpointing your location.
- If Look Around data is available, you’ll see a Look Around image pop up.
- You can either press Done to exit or press the expand icon with two arrows in the upper-left of the preview if you want to see the imagery in fullscreen mode.
- For a more immediate fullscreen view, we should also see a preview of the Look Around view under the address once Apple Maps pulls it up.
- Press the preview image, and it should immediately expand to fullscreen mode.
- Once you’re done, you can either use the minimize button in the upper left-hand corner or press Done.
Without Specific Address
- Open Maps.
- Use your fingers to navigate to a general location.
- Zoom in close until the binoculars icon appears in the upper right. Press it.
- The Look Around feature will choose a spot around the middle of the map, and the Look Around preview for that spot will show up at the top.
- To look at other spots, simply pinch or swipe your fingers around to center the circular binocular icon on the map in the desired location.
- You can even zoom out during this process for a wider view, but if you go too far, you’ll see warnings saying either, “Zoom in to see street imagery” or “Imagery is not available for this area.” To get it to work, you’ll have to zoom in again.
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