How to tell iPhone X that I am walking

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How can I indicate to my iPhone X that I am walking (and not driving) while I am using the built-in GPS map services to provide me with turn by turn directions?

This is especially important since I visit a lot of towns that have one-way streets.
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See https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6860574 for walking (accelerometer) and driving (GPS).

See https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/walkmeter-walking-hiking-gps/id330594424?mt=8 for a walking GPS.

IOS 12 has a "do not use" when driving.  If you stop driving, the phone will not tell you that you are walking (as you may not be). But the walking app can help you with that.
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Alright, the purpose of me telling my iPhone that I am walking is so that when it provides me with directions it will guide me down one-way streets that I otherwise wouldn't be able to drive in the direction I need to go during the turn by turn navigation.
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Use the walkmeter GPS for that.  It appears to do what you want. But you need to turn it on (or have it on) as the iPhone hardware won't tell you that you are walking.
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Isn't there any way of telling the iPhone GPS (or map) that I am walking instead of driving?
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Hi IT Guy,

Isn't there any way of telling the iPhone GPS (or map) that I am walking instead of driving?
Yes, there is. Try using Google Maps. You can select your "mode of transport" to walking and it will give you an estimate of how long it should take to get to your destination.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, I found this article that explains the process very well. Though it's written for Android users, it should work the same way on your iPhone. I never bothered with my iPhone 7 or 8's built-in GPS because I always found Google maps to be better for either driving or walking directions.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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Whether you use Google Maps or the Walkmeter App, you need to engage these when you stop the car and get out. Either then know you are walking.

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