How to report traffic incidents, hazards, and speed checks in Apple Maps on your iPhone
- To report a traffic incident in Maps on your
iPhone, open the bottom menu on the map screen and tap the Report icon.
- The Maps app's Report option lets you flag traffic accidents, driving hazards, and speed traps.
- You'll need to update your iPhone to
iOS 14.5or newer to use Maps' reporting features.
Apple's Maps app now lets users report hazards on a travel route. This new tool is a long-awaited feature for iPhone users, who previously had to navigate with third-party apps like Waze in order to self-report traffic incidents.
The crowd-sourced feature lets
To use the self-reporting tool, you'll need to update your iPhone to iOS 14.5 or newer, and be actively navigating by car.
How to report traffic incidents in Maps on your iPhone
- Update your iPhone to iOS 14.5 if you haven't.
- Open the
- Type in your destination and tap "Directions."
Now select "Go" on a route option to begin your trip. Make sure to specify that you're traveling by car.
- Along the way, if you see a hazard, accident or speed check, tap the grey arrow on the bottom-right of the screen to pull up a menu of options.
Tap "Report," which looks like a speech bubble with an exclamation mark.
Now choose between "Accident," "Hazard," or "Speed Check" to report an incident at this location.
Important: You should refrain from using devices while driving to avoid potential accidents. Consider pulling over and reporting the incident in-app with your iPhone, having a passenger do it, or going hands free with Siri by saying "Hey Siri, report an accident."Why won't my iPhone update to iOS 14?: How to troubleshoot your iPhone's updating issues in 4 ways How to update iPhone apps on iOS 13 manually, or set them to update automatically when new versions are released How to share your ETA in the Apple Maps app on your iPhone iOS 13 includes a new 'Look Around' feature on Apple Maps - here's how to use the 'Street View' equivalent on your iPhone
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