Update, 4/26/17: The article has been updated with additional information now that the parking feature is out of beta testing.
Maps is finally starting to underst the headache that is parking. Earlier this year it added a parking availability feature that let you know how hard it would be to find a spot at your destination, but the latest addition to Maps is one we’ve been waiting years to get.
has long offered a parking reminder card in Now, but it’s always been kind of flaky ( never really belonged there). th the latest version of Maps on iOS Android, is giving it a new home, right inside the Maps app. And it’s a snap to use. en you tap the blue location dot on the map on your Android phone, you’ll see a new “Save your parking” option, (or “Set as parking location” on iOS), which will let you chart your position right inside Maps.
Once you tap it, Maps will automatically save your current location inside Maps add a reminder to your notification pane. However, while the location it sets will usually be good enough, you can also jot down some lmarks in a note field on the same screen as well as add a photo. There’s also a timer alert for metered or zoned parking, as well as an ability to share your information, which will send the address, notes, a link to the location in Maps.
Of note, this feature is in addition to the automatic parking detection in Maps for iOS that will automatically add your parking location to Maps when you leave your car. st week, finally added the eline feature to the iOS app, letting users access their trip history on their iones like Android users have been able to do for years.
The newest version of Maps is rolling out to the ay Store iOS App Store. And as always, you can side load the latest -signed A from AMirror.
The impact on you on the road: This is one of the most overdue features in Maps, so much so that even Apple has had it in Maps app for a while. don’t know why it took so long to add it, but it’s one we’ll be using quite often.