A lesser known interesting feature called “Flyover” – the new virtual reality Apple Maps mode in iOS 11 on your iPhone. The VR flyover feature is powered by Apple’s newest ARKit; it allows you to explore the big cities view in VR mode so that you can feel the helicopter view of the city. Let’s find out how to view virtual reality flyover mode in Apple Maps on iPhone running iOS 11.

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With the help of the new ARKit powered VR Flyover in Apple Maps, you can spin and walk around with your iPhone to navigate the city. The ARKit only supports on Apple’s A9 and A10 processors (iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Pro). The ARKit uses live camera feed in real time, using computer vision to find the horizontal planes in your real world like cars and floor, etc. Beforehand, the “flyover” feature introduced in iOS 6 and later Apple added “City Tours” in iOS 8 which would give you highlights of the city using “Flyover” mode. But, it didn’t manage to get a pretty good response.

How to View Virtual Reality Flyover Mode in Apple Map in iOS 11 on iPhone

How to View Virtual Reality Flyover Mode in Apple Maps on iPhone running iOS 11

Make sure that your iPhone’s camera is open; Flyover mode will use the camera to guide you perfectly when you move with Apple Maps VR Flyover mode. As for now, you can get the birds-eye view in 300 different cities such are Los Angeles, Paris, Las Vegas and more. You can check your city at the Apple’s official page.

Step #1. Open Apple Maps on your iPhone running iOS 11.

Open Apple Map on iPhone running iOS 11Step #2. Enter the location and tap on the top result for the city.

Enter location, tap on the top result for the city in Apple Map in iOS 11Step #3. Tap on “Flyover” button at the bottom information panel.

Tap on Flyover button in Apple Map on iPhone running iOS 11Step #4. Now, Apple Maps will give the VR view of the city. To explore the VR view follow the Apple Maps guidelines to move forward, backward and side to side to enjoy the Godzilla type view.

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Apple Maps will give the VR view of the city on iPhone running iOS 11Likewise, you can also use Zoom In, Zoom Out and swipe gesture to locate every corner of the city while sitting at your favorite spot; you can use it if you do not want to stand and walk.

You can Zoom In, Zoom Out and swipe gesture to locate every corner of the city in Apple MapStep #5. When you’re done, tap on “X” to close the Flyover mode.

Tap on X to close the Flyover mode on iPhone running iOS 11Besides of complete virtual reality view of the city, it will also show you name of cities, important landmarks, and houses overlaid on the flyover map in Apple Maps.

You can also Tap on the “Start City Tour” next to the name of the city to take a complete tour of the city while sitting at home. You just need to slightly pull up the bar at the bottom with a city name. If you want a rest; Tap on the “Pause Tour” button.

Tap on Start City Tour to take complete tour of the city, tap on Pause Tour to closeWell, some iOS 11 users have gotten their hands with the VR Flyover mode and found it very crazy. The iOS 11 is still on the beta platform; maybe we can see more action in the final version of the update. If you have tried this Apple Maps feature, share your experience with us in the comments.