obody likes toll roads. If you’ve been to Disney World in Orlando, Florida,
you know there’s a sneaky extra expense that comes, after the fun is over,
when you try to leave. Luckily, you can navigate around those pesky wallet
traps with your iPhone. Both Google Maps and Apple Maps offer alternate
directions that allow you to take the (cheaper) scenic route and avoid toll roads.
Avoiding toll roads is a smart way to prevent unnecessary extra expenses, espe-
cially when driving through cities you don’t know.
Since GPS has a bird’s-eye view, it’s easy for both Google and Apple Maps to
locate alternate roadways that will allow you to avoid toll roads. However, the two
iOS apps offer different ways to do this. Google Maps has a handy function that
allows you to essentially turn off toll roads. Apple Maps on iOS 10 or later enables
you to change a setting to avoid toll roads, but it can’t be found within the app.
Apple Maps in iOS 9 or earlier offers multiple routes and lets you know when a
route you’ve selected has toll roads, which gives you the chance to choose a different set of directions to avoid them. Since Orlando is infamous for its toll roads,
we’ll use it as our example. Let’s take a look.
HOW TO AVOID TOLL
ROADS ON APPLE MAPS
& GOOGLE MAPS
BY CONNER CAREY