How to Get Directions from Siri Without Using iOS Maps

There is a commonly held belief that men don't like to ask for directions. As a guy, I am here to say it's true. At least for me. With Siri, I can ask for directions without anyone knowing.

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All I have to do is hold the home button to start up Siri, and say "Directions to 302 Mountain View Dr., Colchester, VT," and Siri will plot the route in Maps. It really is that simple. 


But what if you don't like Maps and would like to get those directions through Google Maps or Waze or some other navigation app you have on your phone? Just add "via transit" to the end of the command, and presto, Siri will pull up a list of all your navigation apps for you to choose from and you can get your directions from the app your prefer.


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Steve Overton

<p>Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.</P>
<p>Currently a realtor in Vermont at <a href="">KW Vermont</a>, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.</P>