Guide to use find my parked car on iPhone on Maps App

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Things has always been smarter with your iPhone and with latest iOS 11 you will get more smart features. For those who have iOS 10 device or above you might be also having the Maps apps and with this great app you can now find automatically as where you left your car in the parking or where it is parked in case you forget or not able to locate it.

So when you leave the car, your iPhone will show you a notification to tell you that the Maps app has dropped a pin where you parked. You can tap that notification to get more information.

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When you tap that notification, you’ll get a live map of where your car is. From here you can add a photo, if you want another clue to remember the location. You can also add a text note.

Parked car location

There’s also an “Edit location” button in case the Maps app got the location wrong.

If you want to turn this feature off, or you think it isn’t working properly, you can toggle the Parked Car feature by going into “Maps” section in the “Settings” app.

Maps app in iOS 10 is much easier to use. So if you’re in an area that has good Maps data, you should consider using the Maps app instead of Google Maps.

Apart from Maps Apps there are also other various apps that help you locate your parked car on your iPhone. One such app is Car Play.

Car Play

Again like Maps apps you need iOS 10 and up devices like  iPhone 6, 6S, iPhone 5S/ 5, iPhone 7, 7 Plus or iPhone 8

Turn on location services on Map and get exact location via GPS. Go to the Settings > Privacy > Location Service.

Also enable Frequent Locations, Go to the Settings > Privacy > Location Service > System Services > Frequent Locations enabled.

Parked Location: Go to the Settings > Maps > Show parked locations.

Setup CarPlay and Bluetooth should be enabled, also Bluetooth in the car. To mark car for the last location before you leave the car. More than 200 models work with car play so you will find your car in the list easily.

There are various other third party apps that help you locate your car and you can use them if you feel comfortable. Most of these apps work even with iOS 7, iOS8 and iOS 9 too. Find My Car Smarter, Tuture, Find My Car AR and Parklt to name a few can be installed on your iPhone.