Google's Waze updated its iPhone app on Tuesday with support for Siri Shortcuts, which means you can now ask Siri to open Waze and find you directions somewhere without even picking up your phone. It's convenient if you're driving and want to use Waze instead of Apple Maps.
By the way, if you're new to Waze, ti's a great mapping service for drivers that a lot of people like better than Google Maps: it gathers data from other drivers to point out speed traps, and lets you report accidents and road closures so people know what routes to avoid. (Here's a primer on how to get up and running).
Before we begin, make sure you have the latest version of Waze installed on your iPhone.
Now I'll show you how to set up a shortcut.
First, pick some some favorite destinations to store in Waze. To set one, do this:
Here's how to set that up:
Now, when you say "Hey Siri, drive to work," Siri will automatically open Waze and give you directions to work or any other destination you've recorded. That's it!