Find Places to Eat at with Maps on Microsoft Lumia 535

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Welcome to VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show you how to find somewhere to eat at when using the Microsoft Maps application on the Microsoft Lumia 535.

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Steps

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    Turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on the right-hand side of the phone.
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    Once the phone is activated, swipe the lock screen up to get to the home screen.
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    On the home screen, locate the Maps tile.
    The Maps tile has a blue background with a white map in the middle. If the Maps application is not pinned to the home screen, swipe left to find Maps in the application menu.
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    Tap the Maps tile to enter the application.
    The last viewed map location will be on the screen.
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    In this example, the map is focused on London, which is good, as this function works better in more populated areas.
    There will be a lot of options to choose from when looking for a place to eat. If a smaller or a lesser-known place is selected, then there will be fewer options.
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    Tap the scout icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen to search the area for the places.
    The icon is a white circle with white buildings inside. Tapping on this will bring up the list of places in close vicinity.
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    The first option is "eat+drink", and this is what is needed.
    The list of places where it is possible to eat are sorted by distance. In this example, number one is Luxe Restaurants, 0.08 miles away, which is very close. Number two is West Lothian Restaurant, 0.13 miles away, which is also very close. To further narrow the search, filters must be applied.
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    To change the filter, tap "distance" written in blue next to "sorted by".
    There will be a list of filters that offer various cuisines.
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    Tap the desired cuisines.
    The selected option will have a check in the white box. Several cuisines can be selected or deselected.
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    To remove the selection, tap the white box with the check.
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    Tap the box under "Sort by" to change the ranking system.
    The possible selections are "distance" and "rating."
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    Tap "distance" to select the distance ranking.
    This will give time preference over quality (time spent getting to the location is more important than the rating of the place).
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    Tap the back arrow located at the bottom of the phone to accept the filters.
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    In the example, Spanish food restaurants are filtered and numbered according to their proximity.
    Some locations will be listed along with several stars, which are ratings. Iberica Farringdon and Camino Blackfriars have four out of five stars each, and that indicates good quality. Iberica Farringdon is only 0.23 miles away, which is very close, and it has a four-star rating.
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    Tap the name of the selected location.
    In the example, Iberica Farringdon is selected. The "about" screen will be opened that will show the information about the location. The screen is very informative and has the address, the phone, the neighbourhood, the website, the menu, the opening hours and the current status of the location, and "general info" that has the appropriate dress code mentioned. If the restaurant were open, the directions on how to get there would be needed.
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    Tap "directions" to bring up the map with the route.
    If the address is tapped instead, only the real address will be shown on the map. However, directions will show the route to the place from the current location, inasmuch as "from my location" is selected when tapping "directions". The WiFi connection is required for this to work.
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    Follow the directions to get to the restaurant.
    In this example, the directions take a while to load, as the current location is not London; therefore, the phone may take a while to correlate the current location with the London restaurant location. It is going to work nevertheless, even though the distance is several thousand kilometers. It is going to work the same way as if the phone were in London, where it could be a short walk to the restaurant with simple instructions on how to get there. As it can be seen, the current location of the phone has been detected, the location to eat at has been found, and the directions to the restaurant have been given.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to find a place to eat at when using the Microsoft Maps application on the Microsoft Lumia 535. If you have any questions or comments about this video or application itself, then please them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!
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