Apple Watch Maps Glance Alway Showing Direction Home?

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  1. jaeb0922 macrumors 6502

    jaeb0922

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    #1
    I always have the glance map on my watch showing a direction to my home. Am I the only one with this issue? Is there a way to disable this found if so?
     
  2. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    I think it's a feature, not an issue. If you need directions to somewhere else, use the Maps app. "Glances" by design is a quick piece of useful information.

    If you're wondering about your commute, use Glances. If you need an actual Maps app, use Maps.
     
  3. tgara, Jun 24, 2015
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    tgara macrumors 6502a

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    My watch is doing the same thing when I switch to the Maps glance. However, I don't think this is the way it is supposed to work. According to the User Manual,

    and

    From this, I take it to mean that if you switch to the Maps glance, the map that is shown shows your location, not a route. Routes and directions are shown in the full Maps app on the watch, not the Glance. But when the OP and I ask for the glance, we get a route home. On mine, it shows my location briefly, then switches to a route home.

    I think it's a bug.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's mirroring the iPhone's Frequent Locations so it's actually a feature rather than a bug. If it's bothering you, you can turn it off.
     
  5. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. How does one do that?
     
  6. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    I just checked mine and it's showing how I get to the restaurant I go to every Wednesday night :eek:
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    In iPhone, Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations to off.
     
  8. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, much appreciated!

    I wish the manual was more clear about this. All I want in a Glance is my location. If I want a route, I will fire up the Maps app.
     
  9. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    BTW, that will turn off other stuff, like your Notification Center widget telling you how long it will take to get home on your iPhone, etc.
     
  10. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, understood. I had the notification widget off, and never used that feature anyway.
     

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