How to Get GPS Navigation on an iPhone

By Neil Edwards

The iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 all feature a GPS receiver. Signals from GPS satellites are used in conjunction with cell towers to pinpoint the phone's location, and programs like the built-in Maps application can use that data to provide directions to and from the phone's current location. Before you can use your iPhone's GPS to navigate to a specific place, you must first ensure that location services are enabled for the Maps application.

Enabling Location Services

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon to open your iPhone's Settings menu.

Step 2

Select "General."

Step 3

Open the "Location Services" menu.

Step 4

Turn location services on for the Maps application.

Using GPS Navigation

Step 1

Open the Maps application on your iPhone.

Step 2

Tap "Search" at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3

Enter the location you would like to navigate to.

Step 4

Tap the pin that corresponds to your desired destination.

Step 5

Tap "Directions to Here."