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How to report car accidents on your phone in Apple Maps

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How to report car accidents on your phone in Apple Maps with the latest iOS 14.5. Learn how you can report accidents, speed checks, and hazards directly from your Apple device.

With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple has added a long-awaited feature to Apple Maps that allows you to report accidents and speed checks along your route.

Along with being able to report accidents, hazards, and speed checks with Siri or your iPhone touchscreen, Apple Maps now lets users share their ETA with others when walking or cycling, and the guides experience is more immersive with a fresh design.

This post teaches you how you can easily report traffic accidents, hazards, and speed checks in Apple Maps on your iPhone running iOS 14.5.

To use this feature your iPhone must be updated to iOS 14.5 or later and is currently only available in the U.S. and China.

The fastest way to report a car accident or road incident is by using Siri – To report a car accident using Siri, simply say “Hey Siri, report an accident,” or “Hey Siri, there is something on the road.”.

The commands above can be done without launching the Apple Maps on your iPhone.

The updated content Apple Maps features rich edge-to-edge images up top and redesigned buttons to save and share guides.

How to Report a road accident in Apple Maps App using navigations

How to report car accidents on your phone in Apple Maps manually using navigations;

How to Report a road accident in Apple Maps App using navigations - How to report car accidents on your phone in Apple Maps
Source: 9to5mac.com
  • Assuming you are navigating to a location and using turn-by-turn directions in Apple Maps.
  • Tap on the ‘Report’ option from the pull-up menu at the bottom.
  • After that, tap on Accident, Hazard, Speed Check, or Road Work to report the incident and make other commuters aware of it.

Incident reporting feature has existed in popular navigation apps such as Waze and Google Maps for a long time.

Knowing how essential it is to stay informed about hazards and speed checks while driving, glad to see Apple has joined the trend.

How to share Apple Maps ETA when walking/cycling + CarPlay

  1. Once you start walking or cycling directions, with iOS 14.5, you’ll see a brief option at the bottom of your screen to Share ETA
  2. If you miss the temporary prompt, tap the up arrow in the bottom right corner
  3. Then tap Share ETA
  4. The Share ETA option is also available when using CarPlay with Siri or the keyboard
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