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How to avoid tolls in Apple Maps

Probably everyone has had occasions when you want to go to relatives in another city or take friends home after the weekend back in town, then on the way you stood on toll roads, which don’t attract you by their price or the process of standing in line to pay for the road. The latter should not happen quite often, but still, if you got in a big queue or decided to save money, here are a few options to bypass the toll roads using your iOS device.

How to avoid tolls by using iPhone

Well, in order to start the trip without hitting the toll road, Apple Maps will help you. In the application itself, when you enter, you’ll not see a specific option like “show only free roads”. However, the function is there, not in the application itself, but in the Settings of your phone. When you activate it, Apple Maps will automatically offer you several different toll-free routes, along with their distance and estimated driving time. And, for example, if you often have to drive on toll roads, but you’re tired of the constant costs, then you can activate a feature that slightly improves the situation directly through Apple Maps.

Here’s a simple guide on how you can activate the function to avoid toll roads:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone
  • Tap on Maps
  • Under Directions, tap Driving
  • On Highways, toggle the feature to enable it
  • Under the Avoid section, toggle Tolls to enable the feature

In case you would like to avoid toll roads on a trip-by-trip basis, you can do this specifically within Apple Maps. To do this:

  • On Apple Maps, type in your destination but don’t tap Go just yet
  • Swipe up or tap on the window’s top bar to reveal more options
  • Select Driving Options
  • Tap on the Tolls toggle to enable the avoidance feature
  • Select Done
  • Maps will now give you a primary route without toll roads and other paid routes
  • Once you’re satisfied with the selection, tap Go

How to avoid tolls by using Mac

There are situations when you need to go straight from work to the city or you just live in the direction where the toll road runs. Fortunately, you have at hand a MacBook, which has a handy application Apple Maps, and through it, you can easily save money and not pass through the toll road:

  • Open Apple Maps on your Mac
  • Click on View Menu and select Directions
  • Click on the Driving option and select Avoid Tolls/Highways

Apple Maps will now provide you with routes that don’t have toll roads.

How to Avoid Tolls by using your iPad

And if you’re the lucky owner of an iPad, it would be most convenient for you to place it in the allocated place and start navigating through Apple Maps. In order for the application to show you only free roads, arrival time, and several options for such roads, you just need to follow these steps:

  • On your iPad, open the Settings app
  • Tap on Maps, and go to Directions, select Driving
  • On Highways, toggle the feature to enable it
  • Under the Avoid section, toggle Tolls to enable the feature

In case you would like to avoid toll roads on a trip-by-trip basis, you can do this specifically within Apple Maps. To do this:

  • Open Apple Maps and type in your destination
  • Before pressing Go, reveal more options by swiping up or tapping on the window’s top bar
  • Select Driving Options
  • Enable the avoidance feature by pressing the Tolls toggle
  • Click on Done
  • Maps will now give you a primary route without toll roads along with other paid routes.
  • Tap Go once you’re satisfied with the selection

Thus, using these guides, you can more easily customize your routes, save money on gasoline, and in general, perhaps the new road will bring you pleasant surprises.


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