How to Change the Route in iPhone Maps

The iPhone "Maps" application, which comes as a standard feature on all iPhones, is capable of showing you the area surrounding one location or routing you between two points. A route entered into the application stays until it is manually deleted, so each time you open the app the previous route will still display. Entering a new route into the application takes just a few seconds, but you must have a current connection to 3G or Wi-Fi for the directions to be generated.

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The iPhone map application cannot be deleted.
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Open the mapping application on your iPhone by tapping the "Maps" icon on your home screen once.

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Tap the "Directions" icon at the bottom of the "Maps" application.

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Choose the "Edit" button in the top-left corner of the screen.

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Tap inside the "Start" field, which says "Current Location" by default, and enter a new starting address for your route using the keyboard that appears. Change the end point for your route by tapping inside the "End" field and typing an address.

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Reverse the start and end points by tapping the curly arrow immediately to the left of the "Start" and "End" fields.

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Tap the "Route" button in the top right corner of the screen to execute the new route.