Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Never Forget Where You Parked Again: Teach Siri to Remember

Misplacing your car in a crowded parking lot can be a frustrating experience. With a simple Siri command, you can ensure you always find your way back to your vehicle.

By Rodger Mansfield, Editor
March 23, 2024

Have you ever found yourself wandering aimlessly through a vast parking lot, desperately searching for your car? 

If so, you're not alone!  

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use this easy Siri command to save the day.

Simply say "Hey Siri, I parked my car," and your trusty iPhone will keep tabs on your vehicle's location. 

This handy feature can alleviate parking anxiety and save you precious time.

Here's how to do it.

Before you can use this feature, you need to ensure a few settings are in place:
  1. Go to Settings > Privacy & Security> Location Services. Toggle Location Services on.
  2. In the same Location Services menu, scroll down, tap System Services, and ensure Significant Locations is toggled on.
  3. Open Settings > Maps. Toggle on the Show Parked Location setting.
Once your settings are ready, follow these steps:
  1. Park your vehicle.
  2. Let Siri know: Say, "Hey Siri, I parked my car.
  3. Siri will mark your location on Maps.

Apple Siri Maps Parked Car
fig. 1 - Apple Siri - Parked Car

Finding Your Parked Car

When you're ready to return to your car,  you can ask Siri "Where did I park?"  

Maps will provide walking directions back to your vehicle.

This feature is fantastic for navigating large parking structures or busy lots. 

Real-World Applications

Imagine attending a packed sporting event or exploring a sprawling shopping mall.  

With Siri tracking your parking spot, you can enjoy these outings without worrying about finding your car later.

By setting up your iPhone and using the simple Siri command "Hey Siri, I parked my car," you can gain peace of mind and save yourself from stressful searches for your vehicle.


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Rodger Mansfield, a seasoned tech expert, is the mastermind behind, where he serves as both writer and editor. With a keen eye for simplifying complex tech, Rodger delivers practical advice that empowers readers to navigate the digital world with confidence. Dive into for a treasure trove of savvy tips and tricks that keep you one step ahead in tech.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Google Knows Where You've Been.

Google Location History
Google knows where you've been.

Why?  You allowed it.

Maybe you didn't know you allowed it.

But you did.

It's not a bad thing.  It's part of the price you are paying for accessing the free services of Google on your mobile phone.  By letting Google know where you are, apps like Google Maps, and Waze can help you find your way.

You didn't think it was all free did you?

But you may be surprised to see that Google keeps a history of where you've been.  You may not remember where you went last Sunday.  But Google knows.

Google Location History CalendarYou can see your location history by visiting

By clicking the calendar on the Location History page, you can go back and see where you traveled on a given day.

It's OK to be freaked out.  Everyone is at first.  And then we all start clicking around on dates to verify we really went where the map shows.

Your location history is not just known by Google. All, Most, Many mobile apps and websites keep track of your location history.  Google is more open about it and shows you your history.  Yay for openness!

Just below the Location History calendar there is a link to delete a single day or all of your location history.  Use it if you must.

In a  future Cool Tip, I'll show you how you can disable this Google feature on your iOS or Android phone.  But it will put a dent in your use of mobile apps.



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