How to Use the Flyover Feature in the Apple Maps App

by Kanwar G Singh

Use the beautiful flyover feature in Apple Maps


  • iPhone 5/4S, iPad 2012/2, iPod touch 5G
  • iOS 6
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Locate the 'Apple Maps' on your iOS 6 device and open it

    Step 2

    It will show you the present location. Click on the 'search' box

    Step 3

    Type the name of the city you'd like to explore. Please note Flyover feature is not available for all the cities. I searched for New York City

    Step 4

    Click on the search button after entering the name of the city

    Step 5

    It will take you to a page like this

    Step 6

    Now click on the bottom right corner

    Step 7

    The default view will be 'Standard'

    Step 8

    Click the Satellite button to change the view to 'Satellite'

    Step 9

    After you have chosen the 'Satellite' view click on the map

    Step 10

    This is how Satellite view would look like

    Step 11

    Please note the '3D' button it will change to little building button where Flyover is available. Zoom to make that happen

    Step 12

    Once you see the little building button click on it

    Step 13

    It will turn blue and now you are flying over. Just zoom to enjoy.

    Step 14

    Flyover looks beautiful, doesn't it?

    Step 15

    Now as Apple Maps is 'Vectored' you can use two fingers to pan, zoom & rotate

    Step 16

    You can view any building from all angles

    Step 17


    Step 18

    Zoom more to view swimming pools & you can almost see inside the windows

    Step 19

    Note the 'compass' on the top right will appear anytime you don't have North up

    Step 20

    Click on it and North will be where it's supposed to be

    Step 21

    Click again on the little building button again to go back to Satellite view

    Step 22

    Go back to 'Standard' view when you're done! ENJOY!