This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Quick Tips: Use iPhone's maps locator

About Video Transcript

Quick Tips: Use iPhone's maps locator

0:54 /

Find yourself on your iPhone with the new locator feature from Google Maps.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hey, I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com. Here's a quick tip for finding your current location in the new version of Google Maps on the iPhone. Now, you have to have firmware version 1.1.3 to make this work, so make sure you got that on there. Then tap Google Maps. Tap that little circle with the hash marks, kind of looks like a gun sight down in the lower left corner. Now, depending on where you are, Google will be able to triangulate your position from the surrounding cell towers. Then press the "I" button, press "Replace Pin" and you can move the pin closer to your present location and then use that as your starting point for directions. I've had this feature pinpoint the intersection I'm standing at and I've had it unable to tell where I am at all. Your mileage may vary. That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com. Good luck in finding yourself. ^M00:00:51 [ Music ]

New releases

Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video
Google Lunar Xprize: Astrobotic completes rover tests for $750,000 prize
3:56 December 24, 2014
Team Astrobotic takes to an active quarry just outside of Pittsburgh to put its lunar rover through its paces. Tests complete, the...
Play video