With the introduction of the ARKit in iOS 11, you can now experience an immersive city tour in the VR mode. So now, if you want to get a tour of New york, you can simply put on your VR goggles and virtually walk around the city’s streets.
Now the functionality requires your device to run on A9 and A10 processors. This means you can only use the functionality if you own an iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Pro.
With all this being said, here is a step by step guide on how to take Virtual Reality Tour of Flyover Cities in iOS 11 Apple Maps:
Disclaimer: The Current Flyover Tour functionality is only available in around 300 cities. If you live in a city which doesn’t support the feature, then you will not even see the flyover button on your display. For further details to know if your city supports the functionality or not, please go and visit Apple.com.
How to Start 3D Tour of Flyover Cities in iOS 11 Apple Maps
Step #1. Open stock Maps App on your iOS device.
Step #2. Enter the Name of the City you want to tour.
Step #3. A Flyover Button should be perceivable on the place card. Give it a Tap.
Step #4. The Flyover Feature is now activated. You can explore yourself around the city by following these steps:
- The Flyover functionality requires your iPhone’s camera to be working properly, so make sure it is unobstructed. With this in mind, you can move forward, backward, or side by side to explore the city.
- If by any chance, your device’s camera gets blocked, then your phone will let you know that more contrast is necessary. When this happens you should try and aim your camera at different surfaces.
- Now if you are not in the mode to move around, navigation can also be done the old fashioned way- pinching and swiping.
- Once you have had enough of the visual treat, simply click on the X button at the bottom to stop the city tour.
How to Start City Tour in Apple Maps on iOS 11
Step #1. Open Maps on your supported iPhone device.
Step #2. Enter the Name of the City you want to Tour.
Step #3. Tap on the Flyover Button.
Step #4. In the next screen, you will have to tap on Start City Tour to enable the feature.
Step #5. However, if you don’t see the button then simply swipe up the information card from the bottom.
Step #6. You can Pause or Resume the Tour by Tapping on the appropriate buttons located at the bottom of the flyover tour.
Step #7. And if you want to end the tour, then simply tap on the X button.