There are two ways to use the Apple Maps street view feature: browsing and searching. However, if you decide to find your destination, Look Around will show it up close and personal.
Apple’s version of the concept is limited right now to a few cities, with more coming all the time.
Browsing With Look Around Street View
If you scroll around on the map (in a supported location) using the Transit or Map view modes (not Satellite), you’ll see a set of binoculars appear in the upper right-hand corner of your screen just below the Info and Compass buttons.
In some versions of iOS, the binoculars show in the lower-left corner, but the instructions are the same.
1. Click on the Binoculars icon, and a little inset will show at the top of your screen, with the map peeking out underneath.
2. You can click on the Expand icon in the upper left to make the Apple Maps street view full screen. Tap the same icon again to collapse back to the smaller window.
3. Swipe left, right, up, or down to see a 360-degree view of your chosen location. When you’re finished looking around, tap Done.
How to Search in Apple Street View
As always, you can search for a specific location in Apple Maps, in any view, Satellite included.
1. Open Apple Maps: Launch the Apple Maps app on your iPhone.
2. Search for a Location: Type the name or address of the location you want to explore in the search bar at the top of the Maps app. Tap the suggested location or hit the search button.
3. Activate Look Around: Apple Maps will take you to the place you searched for with a map up top, a Directions icon below, and some photos below that. Tap Look Around in the bottom left photo, and you’ll get the full screen version of Apple Maps Look Around.
You can swipe in all directions for an up-close view of your location, tap the Expand/Un-expand icon in the upper left to do just that, and tap Done to get back to regular Maps.