Use Voice Search to Find a Location on Google Maps with iPhone 6

Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng, Crystal

You're watching VisiHow, and today I'm going to show you how to use voice search to find a location on Google Maps on the iPhone 6.


Steps

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    We start by unlocking our phone by pressing the lock screen button on the right-hand side or the Home button at the bottom center of the phone.
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    Swipe across the lock screen, and then enter an ID or pass-code if you have one.
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    Otherwise, you can press your finger onto the Home button to scan your fingerprint if you have that option enabled. This will bring you to your main screen.
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    I have all of my applications sorted in folders to be a bit more organized. My Google Maps application is in the Travel folder, so we will open that. Locate and tap on the Google Maps icon. The icon is actually very colorful and looks like a miniature version of a map with a small Google G in the top left corner.
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    Google Maps will automatically take you to your current location or to the last location you were searching for.
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    In my case, we are in Trafalgar Square, which is also highlighted by a red pointer.
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    To use voice search, tap on the microphone icon at the top right corner of the screen. It is just to the right of the search box.
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    If you have not used this before, it will probably ask for permission to use the microphone, which you can give by pressing allow. You can also change these options in your settings. Now, we will tap the microphone and do a voice search.
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    After tapping on the microphone, it will begin trying to pick up the words that I am saying. As I'm talking, rings are pulsating around a red microphone icon, which shows us that it is listening and trying to record what we're saying.
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    If it is unable to pick up or to understand what you're saying, a message will appear to let you know, such as this one, "Didn't get that."
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    I'll press the microphone again and specifically name a place. "Buckingham Palace."
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    When the program hears and understands what you are saying, the name of the place you are seeking should appear at the top of the screen.
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    Soon afterward, Google Maps locates the place and centers your map over it.
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    You have to remember to enunciate quite clearly when using the voice recorder. It has improved with the app's new update, but it still takes some clarity in your speech and as minimal background noise as possible. I am searching in Britain and have a British accent. The iPhone is American, and the primary language is actually English. Therefore, my accent is not that difficult for the microphone to pick up and understand. However, if you do have an accent or are from another country, it might be well advised to very clearly enunciate what you are searching for. It is still something they are continuing to develop with this application, helping the microphone to understand better. You are watching VisiHow, and I've just shown you how to use voice search to find a location on Google Maps on the iPhone 6. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the section below.
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