Filter Eat and Drink Suggestions from Maps on Microsoft Lumia 535
Edited by Thor, Rushell, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to filter the eat and drink suggestions in the Microsoft Maps application when using a Microsoft Lumia 535.
To get started, press the power button located on the right-hand side of the phone. This will activate the phone.
At the lock screen, swipe up to open the home screen.
On the home screen, find the Maps tile. It is light blue with a white drawing of a map in the middle. If Maps has not been pinned to the home screen, swipe left to find it in the Apps menu.
Once Maps has been located, press on it to enter the application. Maps will open the last location viewed.
For this demonstration, it has brought up a map of London. This is good, as using this feature works best in well-known areas with more available options. Rural or unexplored areas will have fewer results and fewer search filter options.
To begin, press the first icon at the bottom of the screen. It is a circle with some white buildings inside. This is the scout function. It will scout the area for cool and interesting things.
On the "eat+drink" section is a list of local restaurants. Scroll down to see them all.
The list is currently sorted by "rating." Rating is identified by the number of stars each business has been given by customers. Microsoft has collected information and uses that to rank the restaurants. Alternatively, the list of restaurants and cafes can be sorted by distance. Perhaps a closer place would be a better option.
To change how results are ranked, tap on the word next to "sorted by." It is currently set to "rating."
At the top of the next screen, tap on the text box underneath "Sort by." This will bring up a choice of sorting by "distance" or "rating."
Just below that is the option to show only places that are currently open. Check the box to filter the results to show only restaurants that are "Open now." It is better to include this option because you will probably not want to visit a cafe or restaurant that is closed.
"Cuisines" can also be chosen by checking the boxes next to types of cuisine to be included in the result list. For this tutorial, "Japanese" is chosen by placing a check in the box next to "Japanese." Multiple options can also be chosen as well.
Now, tap on the left-facing arrow at the bottom of the screen to go back.
The "eat+drink" list is now sorted by distance and focuses on Japanese restaurants. The first result may not be the highest rated, but it is the closest. Even though the results aren't ranked by quality or rating, the stars will still be visible. The first result actually has no star rating. However, the second result has 5 stars. It is only 0.11 miles away, so this could be a very interesting result. It is very close and has a very good 5-star rating.
Press the word next to "sorted by" at the top, which is now distance, to go back and choose more sort options if desired.
This concludes our tutorial on how to filter the eat and drink suggestions in the Microsoft Maps application when using a Microsoft Lumia 535. If you have any questions or comments about this video or about the application itself, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
Video: Filter Eat and Drink Suggestions from Maps on Microsoft Lumia 535
Recent edits by: Rushell, Thor