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Apple Maps app feature can help you find a parking space

January 24
14:46 2023

Have you ever driven around looking for a free parking spot or were headed to a venue or the airport not quite sure where to park? This new Apple Maps feature may help. Now, if you were already using Apple Maps, you will be happy to know there is a streamlined way to find parking. If you have yet to try Apple Maps – this may be a good reason to consider using it.

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Apple Maps app allows you to search for parking availability, check prices and even reserve a spot for your vehicle. You can even make your search a bit more specific by looking for spaces with electric vehicle charging stations and wheelchair accessibility. Apple has made this possible by partnering with digital parking company SpotHero to provide information to Apple users on 8,000 parking venues. The SpotHero website is now embedded in the Maps app and will give you all the information you need. Just keep in mind the feature is only available in the United States and Canada, and only features paid parking spots. 

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Note: Remember that this feature is only available in 8,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. If these options do not come up for your destination, it is likely that Maps does not have parking information for that specific destination. 

Not to worry, you can still easily find a parking spot even if the Maps app doesn’t have information for you to book in advance. Here’s what you have to do:

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If you park your car in a large lot or parking garage, let’s say at the mall, and leave it for a while, it’s easy to forget where you originally parked, and you don’t want to spend hours searching for it. There is a way for you to use your Apple Maps app to find your vehicle if you’re connected to your car’s CarPlay or Bluetooth. Here’s how you do it:

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First, you will need to purchase an Apple Air Tag and place it in your car, such as in your glove compartment or under a seat and then connect it to your iPhone via Bluetooth. Once the tracker is connected to your iPhone, you will be able to locate your car using the Find My app. Here’s how to do it:

Was this helpful? Let us know how this new Maps feature works for you.

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