Get to events on time

Make use of travel in­for­ma­tion in Cal­en­dar to en­sure you’re al­ways punc­tual

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Or­gan­ise travel plans across your de­vices with Ap­ple’s Maps and Cal­en­dar apps

Ap­ple’s Maps app has come a long way since it de­buted in 2012. As well as im­proved data about points of in­ter­est, the version of Maps in El Cap­i­tan and iOS 9 has ac­cess to ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion about pub­lic trans­port routes and timeta­bles – though in the UK, this is cur­rently lim­ited to Lon­don. Maps is even able to fig­ure out travel times to help you plan your jour­ney.

This ca­pa­bil­ity ex­tends to Cal­en­dar, which com­bines in­for­ma­tion you add to events with travel times from Maps, help­ing to en­sure you are punc­tual.

When you re­ceive an email that con­tains an in­vi­ta­tion to an event, you should find that you don’t even have to man­u­ally add it to your cal­en­dar. El Cap­i­tan and iOS 9 au­to­mat­i­cally add events de­tected in emails to a Found in Mail cal­en­dar.

iCloud is able to keep your Cal­en­dar in­for­ma­tion up to date on all of your de­vices, so whether you’re us­ing your Mac or an iOS de­vice, the one you’re us­ing when it comes time to leave will

Cal­en­dar con­sid­ers traf­fic and tran­sit re­ports when let­ting you know when to leave for a meet­ing

re­mind you. On your iPhone you’ll get step-by-step in­struc­tions on the way to the event, whether you’re driv­ing, walk­ing or us­ing pub­lic trans­port. Cal­en­dar even takes into ac­count the lat­est traf­fic and tran­sit re­ports to let you know if you need to leave some ex­tra time for the jour­ney. Cliff Joseph

Maps checks traf­fic re­ports and live pub­lic trans­port in­for­ma­tion in or­der to cal­cu­late your travel time.

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