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Where Am I?: Tracking And The Hidden Compass | iOS 17 Guide

It’s easy to find your current location when using the Maps app. Tap the ➤ icon in the top right and the map zooms in to where you are.

Pressing the ➤ icon again turns on compass mode, and orients the map according to the direction the phone is facing.

This is great if you’re lost in an unfamiliar place and are trying to follow directions, or if you’ve been scrolling to explore and lost your bearings.

A third tap of the button returns the map to free mode.