How to Find Traffic Reports on an iPhone or iPad

Two Methods:Using MapsUsing Siri

Heading out on your daily commute? Prepare for unexpected delays by using Siri to show you traffic and construction nearby, either on your iPhone or iPad. This article will show you how.

Method 1
Using Maps

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    Open the Maps app.
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    Tap the ⓘ button in the lower-right corner.
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    Tap "Show Traffic".
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    Look at the map. A map with icons denoting closed roads or construction work will appear. A red line on a road shows congestion. Closed roads are indicated by a red "Do Not Enter" icon. Tap an icon to view more information.
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    Tap the ">" button to view more details. This will open a new window with information including when the data for this area was last updated and what the closure affects.

Method 2
Using Siri

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    Press and hold your device’s Home button until Siri appears.
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    Say “What’s the traffic like” and wait for Siri to acknowledge your question.
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    Look at the map. A map with icons denoting closed roads or construction work will appear. A red line on a road shows congestion. Closed roads are indicated by a red "Do Not Enter" icon. Tap an icon to view more information.
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    Tap the ">" button to view more details. This will open a new window with information including when the data for this area was last updated and what the closure affects.

Tips

  • You can ask Siri for traffic information at any location. For example, “What’s the traffic like in Midtown, Manhattan?”.

Warnings

  • The traffic information in the Maps app is regularly updated but doesn’t offer minute-by-minute updates, so it’s best to check other sources such as local radio or other information online as well.


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Categories: Driving Techniques | Siri