How to Get Directions from the Calendar App on Your iPhone & iPad

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Apple's Calendar app has long been one of the best free calendar apps out there for iPhone users. One of the most useful aspects of the Calendar app is the ability to get a map and directions to the locations of your appointments without ever leaving your Calendar. Let's get started learning how to find and use the map and directions feature in your iPhone's Calendar.

Related: How to Search Events in the Calendar App on the iPhone & iPad

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How to Get Directions to an Appointment Directly from the Calendar App

Accessing directions from the Calendar app begins with adding the event's location when creating and adding your Calendar entries. 

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Tap the plus sign at the upper-right corner of your display.

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  3. Create your event as usual by giving it a name, date, and time, but also be sure to add a location.
  4. If this is a new destination, you'll need to type the address into the field provided. If you've entered the address of your appointment before, it will appear in a drop-down list, and you can tap to add it to your event. 

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  5. When you've finished entering all the necessary data, tap Done.
  6. Now, when you look at your Calendar entry, you'll see the directions below the name of the event; tap the address to get directions.

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  7. You'll see be taken to the Maps app, tap Directions to navigate to your appointment.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.