How to Set a Pin in iPhone Apple Maps

If you would like to mark a specific location to get directions to it, save it to your favorites list, or share it with someone, simply drop a pin on that location in Apple Maps on your iPhone.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 23, 2022

If you would like to mark a specific location to get directions to it, save it to your favorites list, or share it with someone, simply drop a pin on that location in Apple Maps on your iPhone. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for the iPhone. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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First, launch Apple Maps on your iPhone. In the app, navigate to the location by using the Search Maps to a specific address. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Search Maps

Next, type in the address, and a pop-up list of possible addresses will appear. Choose one from the list. See the below image:

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Type in an address and select the address from the list

Now, a drop pin will be placed at that location. From here, tap the drop pin. See the following image :

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Selecting the dropx pin

Next, tap OK on the Getting There Safely message. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting OK

Now, the driving route(s) will appear. See the below image:

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The routes

Next, tap the 3-dots next to the shortest route time. See the following image:

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Accessing the menu

Now, tap on Directions. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Directions

Next, in the pop-up that appears, tap Add to Favorites. You can share the location by tapping Share. See the below image:

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Add to Favorites and/or Share

And that’s how you set and use pins in Apple Maps on iPhone.

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