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More tips for iPhones

By Staff | Jan 3, 2013

Google maps are back on the iPhone and so is Street View, which lets you see a picture of every house on your block. It’s a little tricky to find, so I’ll show how to do it.

You first have to download it from the App Store, open it up, and type in your address at the top. Next to the Google word on the lower right is a box with three dots that looks like a traffic light. Touch it, and you get four options: Traffic, Public Transit, Satellite and Google Earth.

Touch Satellite, and an aerial view appears. Now swipe up on the bottom white strip that has your address on it, and a picture along with the word Street View pops up. Tap on it. Is that your house? You can zoom in and cruise up and down the street by double-tapping forward or backwards to move on. To get back to the main menu, just tap at the very top of the screen and tap on the left arrow. Then tap on your address at the top, and you’re back to satellite view. This can be helpful to see what the office building looks like for your next job interview, or what kind of neighborhood your new girlfriend lives in.

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