Does iOS 6.1.3 offer SPOKEN directions while driving?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Cubytus, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Hi there,

    that may sound as a silly question for anyone keeping a close eye on iOS-related news, but does this version offer spoken directions for when driving?

    I know turn-by-turn is already enabled, but it's not safe to have a look at the map while driving, especially in an unfamiliar environment.
     
  2. LizCharlene macrumors newbie

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    If you use the Google Maps app, it will speak out the directions, not sure about the Apple Maps app.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    For devices that support turn-by-turn navigation in Apple Maps (like iPhone 4S and newer) they should also have spoken directions as part of that.
     
  4. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess it has to do with the iOS version itself rather than a specific device. I pretty much get every step on my 3GS, only they're not spoken, just written (Silly, considering I made the route for a car, not a pedestrian).
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It shouldn't really be based on iOS version (as long as it's iOS 6 and above) as much as devices. Is this using Apple Maps or another app (like Google Maps)? If Apple Maps, I don't believe turn-by-turn is enabled (with or without voice guidance) for iPhones older than 4S. If it's another app, like Google Maps, then turn-by-turn navigation should be there, but it's possible that the voice guidance might not be available.
     
  6. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Using Apple Maps. I think it offers better integration with the system, which is handy on a slower device such as the 3GS.
     
  7. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Maps does, Waze and Google Maps as well. And MapQuest. I normally use Apple Maps - though it's a bear to make it redirect
     
  8. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apple Maps doesn't say anything. Haven't tested Waze yet.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Do you even actually get live turn-by-turn directions (where the view follows you and in real time tells you what to do next) on a 3GS with iOS 6?
     
  10. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, directions are presented in sequence but don't update as I drive.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So basically more or a less a static list of directions from start to end point?
     
  12. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In fact, yes. I can slide them and it gives me turn by turn directions, but doesn't speak. I am wondering that no one had an iPhone 3GS, it seems?
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    Verbal directions with the iOS Maps ap on iOS 6 is not available on an iPhone 3Gs. It requires an iPhone 4S or newer.
     
  14. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, that's basically what I mentioned earlier in the thread, that 3GS doesn't support navigation in Apple Maps.

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    iPad 2 or later as mentioned in the fine print at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5429
     
  16. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My iPad 2 is a Wifi one, tethered to the iPhone. But it doesn't speak. since hardware is pretty much the same, is it a software limitation I could get rid of using a Cydia application?

    Otherwise, what other application, side of G-Maps, would allow spoken turn-by-turn spoken direction?
     
  17. Curun macrumors 6502

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    Voice Turn-by-Turn came with Siri, the Siri libraries. Devices that support Siri can do voice navigation.

    Thus, iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS do not support.

    You need an iPad 3 or an iPhone 4S or newer.
     
  18. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, I missed that you have a 3. I have a 4s and it does talk
     
  19. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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  20. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPhone 3 is the 3Gs because the 3Gs is the third generation iPhone.
     

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