The Maps app from Apple is great for letting you view a location on a map, or for getting driving directions to your next destination. But, depending on your personal preference and your current geographic location, it might be showing distances in miles rather than kilometers.
Fortunately the unit of distance that is displayed in the Maps app is a setting that you can adjust as needed. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can switch between miles and kilometers to suit your preferences.
How to Use Kilometers Instead of Miles in Maps on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. These steps will also work for other iPhone models using iOS 10. This is going to change the units used for distance whenever you use the default Apple Maps app. This does not affect the Google Maps app.
Step 1: Touch the Settings app icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Maps option.
Step 3: Select the In Kilometers option under Distance.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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