How to get directions with Maps on iPhone and iPad

How do you search for locations and get turn-by-turn navigation on your iPhone? With Maps, of course! As a Los Angeles native, I grew up with the Thomas Guide — a gigantic, encyclopedia-sized street-level map that helped you navigate the often-confusing and strange freeways of the LA Basin. It was pretty much a given that when you turned sixteen, your most prized birthday gift would be that Guide — otherwise, you couldn’t find your way around! But times have changed: Instead of the Thomas Guide, sixteen year olds have an iPhone to guide their way through city streets and subway lines. And instead of numbered paper sections, we have live traffic information and trip tracking in the form of Apple’s.