How to Mark a Traffic Incident as Resolved in Apple Maps with iOS 14.5

Help other drivers know the coast is clear by resolving reported traffic incidents, speed traps, and other hazards in Apple Maps.

With iOS 14.5, the Apple Maps app now supports crowdsourced traffic, speed trap, and incident reporting. If a reported incident has cleared by the time you get to it, though, you can remove the warning so the system stays accurate and other drivers don't have to worry.

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Important note: This new feature only works in iOS 14.5 or later, so you'll need to update your iPhone to the latest iOS software before using the steps in this article. The update takes around two hours, but brings some great new security enhancements and bug fixes, and of course several exciting new features. 

Mark an Apple Maps Traffic Incident as Resolved

If you're new to the Apple Maps Report an Issue feature, you can also learn how to report accidents, speed checks, and hazards with Apple Maps. For more great Apple Maps and iPhone tips, check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter!

For safety reasons, drivers should wait until they reach their destination to mark the incident as resolved, as there is currently no hands-free option to remove an incident icon. 

  1. Tap on the hazard, speed check, or accident icon that appears on the map.


     
  2. Tap Cleared to mark the reported issue as resolved and remove the incident icon.


     
  3. Tap Still Here to mark the incident as ongoing and keep the incident icon on the map for others.

Fortunately this process is simple and quick, so it should encourage drivers everywhere to keep Apple Maps incident reports updated!

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.