Find your way with Maps

Whether you’re driving, walking, or taking the bus, Maps for Windows 10 Mobile gets you there. See alternate routes, get turn-by-turn directions, or download maps to use offline.

Ask Cortana

If you have Cortana set up, one of the simplest ways to get directions is to just ask Cortana.

  • Select the Search button on your phone to open Cortana.

  • Type "Get directions to," and the address or name of the place you want to go. Or select the microphone and ask your question out loud.

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    1. Ask Cortana

      If you have Cortana set up, one of the simplest ways to get directions is to just ask Cortana.

    2. Select the Search button on your phone to open Cortana.

    3. Type "Get directions to," and the address or name of the place you want to go. Or select the microphone and ask your question out loud.

      Learn more about Cortana

    Get turn-by-turn directions

    Keep your eyes on the road while Maps guides you out loud.

  • On Start

    Start symbol
    , select Maps, then select Directions .

  • Choose a different transportation mode if you like—for example, Walking .

  • Type an address, city, or business name in the To box, and then select from the results that appear as you type.

  • To see the directions in a list, drag the move handle up. To hear step-by-step directions as you travel, select Go.

    1. Get turn-by-turn directions

      Keep your eyes on the road while Maps guides you out loud.

    2. On Start

      Start symbol
      , select Maps, then select Directions .

    3. Choose a different transportation mode if you like—for example, Walking .

    4. Type an address, city, or business name in the To box, and then select from the results that appear as you type.

    5. To see the directions in a list, drag the move handle up. To hear step-by-step directions as you travel, select Go.

    Getting directions and alternate routes

    Offline maps

    On the road without dependable Internet access? Download maps over Wi-Fi before you go, then use the Maps app to search and get directions, even when you’re offline.

  • With the Maps app closed, go to Start

    Start symbol
    , select Settings , and then select System > Offline maps.

  • Select Download maps, and then choose the region you want to download.

    1. Offline maps

      On the road without dependable Internet access? Download maps over Wi-Fi before you go, then use the Maps app to search and get directions, even when you’re offline.

    2. With the Maps app closed, go to Start

      Start symbol
      , select Settings , and then select System > Offline maps.

    3. Select Download maps, and then choose the region you want to download.

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    Article ID: 17242 - Last Review: 7 Sep 2016 - Revision: 12

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