A1. Night Mode is a low contrast road map coloring option that is more pleasant to view in low light conditions. To turn it on, go to the Settings page by pressing the gear icon in the lower righthand corner of MotionX-GPS Drive. Scroll to Night Mode and select one of three choices: Day, Night, or Automatic. Automatic Night Mode will use the time of day at your current latitude/longitude to cycle between Day and Night modes.
Aerial and Hybrid map views use satellite imagery which is naturally low contrast, so these will not be affected.
A2. You can switch between map types by pressing the Maps button at the bottom of the Map page. The 3D map is always oriented to Course Up. 2D, Aerial, Hybrid and Traffic maps allow you to control how the map is oriented.
Using the arrow button between the zoom controls, you can cycle between North Up, Course Up and Direction Up map orientation. Press once to center your position and set to North Up. Press again and a "headlight" will display on the button to indicate Course Up mode. In Course Up, your position will be centered and the map will be oriented with your course facing up. Your course is determined by orderly location updates from your GPS signal. Press again to set to Direction Up. Direction Up uses the digital compass to set the maps orientation. If you pan the map, it will be returned to North Up.
A3. You will find buttons marked with a plus and minus in the lower left area of the Maps page; these are your zoom controls. To pan the screen away from your current location, simply swipe your finger along the map.
Panning turns off auto-centering, but you can turn centering back on by touching the crosshairs button next to the plus sign zoom button.
A4. This blue lens appears over the location of the next maneuver in your route when you zoom out on the map too far to see the white maneuver arrow.
A5. Whenever you view a map on the Maps page, that data is saved in your Stored Maps. This means that you don't have to download the same data more than once, which improves performance.
You can store up to 2GB worth of map data, or you can select a lower limit for your stored maps if you have limited memory on your iPhone. To change the allowable size of your Stored Maps cache, go to the Settings page and select from the choices under Map Performance Optimization.
A6. The most current maps available are downloaded on the fly while you use the Maps page. However, you will need to clear your Stored Maps before seeing any updates to areas that you have previously viewed. To clear your Stored Maps, go to Map Performance Optimization on the Settings page and press the Clear Stored Maps button. This will delete all previously viewed maps and enable MotionX-GPS Drive to get the latest data.