iOS 15: How to display an interactive globe in Maps

It is currently two months since Apple introduced new operating systems in the form of iOS and iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15. Specifically, these versions were introduced at this year’s WWDC development conference, at which Apple Company introduces new versions of their systems regularly each year. Although it may not have seemed at first glance, all the mentioned systems have many new functions and improvements. In our magazine, we constantly focus on all the improvements in the tutorial section, which underlines the high number of new features. Currently, both developers and classic beta testers can test the systems in advance, as part of special beta versions. Let’s take a look at another feature from iOS 15 in this article.

iOS 15: How to display an interactive globe in Maps

As mentioned above, there are a lot of new features in iOS 15 and other systems. In some cases, these are news and features that you will use every day, in other cases, such features that you will view only a few times, or only in a specific case. Such a feature includes the ability to view an interactive globe in Maps. We’ve recently shown how it can be viewed in macOS 12 Monterey, now let’s look at how it can be viewed in iOS and iPadOS 15. Here’s how:

  • First, switch to the native Mapsapp on your iPhone with iOS 15 .
  • Once you have done so, use the two-finger grip gesture to zoom out.
  • As it gradually separates, the original map begins to form into an interactive globe.
  • If you zoom out completely, the whole globe thatyou can work with will appear .

Using the above procedure, you can display an interactive globe within iOS or iPadOS 15. With this map you can easily see the whole world as if it were in the palm of your hand. It should be noted, however, that this does not end with browsing. For example, once you move to a familiar place, you can click on it to see various information – such as the height of the mountains or a guide. Thanks to this, the interactive globe can be used as an educational tool. An interactive globe is really only available on new systems, if you try to display it on older systems, you won’t be able to. Instead of a globe, only the classic 2D map is displayed.


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