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.

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

  2. 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.

  1. On Start

    Start symbol
    , swipe over to the All apps list, select Maps Asset not found, then select Directions .

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

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

  4. 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.

  1. On Start

    Start symbol
    , swipe over to the All apps list, then select Settings > System > Offline maps .

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


Article ID: 17242 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 9