> Find your way in malls and airports
1 Interior maps
Floor plans for select malls and airports are now available in Maps, both in 2D and 3D views. If you happen to scroll the map so that a place with an interior map comes into view, tap “Browse <place name>”, which slides in at the bottom of the screen (iPhone) and appears at the top right (iPad) to browse the full, multi-floor map. When you do so, the area outside the mall or airport is dimmed. 2 Switch floors
The floor number you’re viewing is shown near the top right of the screen. Tap it for a list of all floors, then one of those to see that floor’s layout. The list remains open so you can quickly browse marked points of interest across several floors. To close the list, tap the “X” above it, or an unmarked spot on the map. Stairs, escalators, and elevators are marked on the map to help you plan your route.
3 Browse by category
When you’ve started to browse an interior map, swipe up on the panel to pull it into view (iPhone; it’s always in view on iPad). You’ll see icons for the various types of business there, and places to get refreshments or take a restroom break; tap one to filter the map to show only that kind. To switch to another kind of business, tap the X at the top right to go back to the list of categories.
4 Browse from a to z
Alternatively, tap the All Shops icon to open a screen-high list of businesses and features within the location, complete with an alphabetical index as a shortcut, like in the Music app, down the list’s right edge. In any view of the location, tap a business on the panel or its point-of-interest icon on the map to read more about it, including opening hours, contact details, and Yelp reviews.
5 Cut out interruptions
Do Not Disturb While Driving (DNDWD) stops notifications popping up when you’re driving and distracting you from the road and pedestrians. In Settings > Do Not Disturb, scroll down to the last three items. The first determines how the feature activates. When it’s set to Automatic, your iPhone’s Wi-Fi is used to detect the Doppler effect, and DNDWD is turned on if it’s thought you’re moving in a car.
If you wake your device, you’ll see a notification that tells you the feature is active. Open that for an option to override DNDWD if you’re a passenger or on public transport.
The feature can be set to enable as soon as your iPhone connects to your vehicle’s Bluetooth system, or you can choose to turn it on manually. To do the latter, you’ll need to add a button to Control Center: go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls and tap the + next to DNDWD.
6 Send Auto-replies
Your iPhone can reply to let people know why their attempts to reach you are going unanswered. DNDWD’s second setting specifies who receives these messages: no one, people you’ve replied to in the last day, your favorite contacts, or everyone. People in your chosen group can break through DNDWD by sending “urgent” as a second message. Apple provides a preset response. You can personalize that message in DNDWD’s third setting.
7 limit changes
Got a teenager in whom you want to instill a sense of road safety? You can prevent DNDWD‘s three settings being changed (in the fifth group down in Settings > General > Restrictions). Beware that although this stops changes to the feature kicking in automatically and the message it sends, your child can still override the feature.