Switch Between Miles and Kilometers in Apple Maps for Mac

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Today we will show you how you can change the distance units from Miles to Kilometers and vice versa in Apple Maps for Mac.

Instantly Switch Between Miles and Kilometers in Apple Maps App in macOS - Here's How You Do it

Depending on where you live on earth, macOS will default to the distance measuring unit system being used there. If you are in the United States, Apple Maps will show you distances in Miles, if you are in the United Kingdom, you can expect Kilometers and so on.

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There will come a rare instance where you might want to switch to other distance unit in Apple Maps. Surprisingly, there is no obvious way to do it but you can do it anyway in a few clicks. Today's tutorial is all about that and we will show you how you can switch from Miles to Kilometers and vice versa in Apple Maps in a few easy steps.

Tutorial

Step 1. Launch Apple Maps app on your Mac

Step 2. Now click on Maps in the menu bar to see a list of options

Step 3. Click on Preferences

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Step 4. From here select either Miles or Kilometers next to Distance Units

Whenever you search for a location or just want to navigate, the selected distance units will be used, whether they are Miles or Kilometers.

We would have preferred it more if Apple Maps allowed distance unit switching directly from the main interface rather than making the user go into different menus in order to achieve the same.

While some may argue that Apple Maps is not as great as Google Maps, but if you live in the United States, then Apple has a solid map offering. With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has announced new features which will definitely give everyone else a run for their money.

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