Perhaps you have a dental appointment, or maybe you are visiting a new office branch as a project manager. You have schedules to follow and places to be. When this is the case, you usually cannot afford to miss a meeting or get lost on the way. There are, however, ways to plan effectively around this.
If you currently own an Apple device with Cellular Data or stable Wi-Fi connection, the seamless connection between Apple’s various applications, notably Apple Calendar and Apple Maps, can be beneficial to you. The two applications can increase your productivity, efficiency, and preparedness.
This article describes how one might use these two applications together to reach specific destinations at specific times.
Establish the Event
To reach an address set from Apple Calendar, you must first establish the event and the address in Apple Calendar.
- Open Apple Calendar.
- Create a new event by tapping the “+” in the top right-hand corner.
- Fill in the title of the event. If it’s a dental appointment, for example, you might title the event “Dental Appointment.”
- Fill in the location of the event. This step is crucial because this is what allows you to open the location in Apple Maps. Make sure this is the correct address for where you intend to be at the time of the event.
- Once you have set the name and the location, set the start and end times of the event. Account for travel time if needed. There is also an option to set the event for all day if it is something like a friend’s birthday.
- The next optional step is to set a reminder alert. Alerts range from 1 week before to the day of the event. Setting this alert can be especially helpful if accounting for travel time and if you want to leave at a specific time to reach the destination. You are not required to set an alert.
- At the bottom of the event box, you can choose to include a URL, as well as any notes relating to the event.
- Add the new event by tapping “Add” in the top right-hand corner.
Apple Maps Settings
To allow the Apple applications to work with each other, you need to enable Apple Maps’ access to your location. This way, it can direct you to the place to which you need to go.
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down and open Maps.
- Allow Maps to access your Location “While Using.”
- Make sure that Cellular Data is on if you are planning to travel without a Wi-Fi connection.
- Choose your preferred method of transportation: driving, walking, and public transit.
- There are several other changes you can make, but once you have set up these essential settings, you should be able to transition seamlessly between Apple Calendar and Apple Maps.
Test It Out
After you have set the event and confirmed Maps settings, you are ready to test the transition out.
- Open Apple Calendar.
- Click on the date of the event in your calendar.
- Click on the event to view the event details.
- Click on the address or location, which appears in red directly below the event name.
- Apple Calendar automatically switches to open Apple Maps. It will appear with directions to the location where the event is occurring.
- Tap “Directions,” and your Apple device will provide directions for you to reach the location of the event at the proper time.
Once you have confirmed that this works, you can use this feature every day for important meetings, appointments, and making timely deadlines. Gone are your days of tardiness and disorganization! You are now ready to optimize your calendar planning and GPS systems to your advantage.