Put a Pin in It: Add or Remove Favorite Locations in Apple Maps

Are you tired of typing in your home address every time you want to navigate home from your current location at the end of a night on the town? In this article, we'll show you how to automatically drop a location pin by adding that location to your Favorites list. We'll also cover how to remove location pins from your Favorites list in case you accidentally add the wrong address. Read on to learn more about how to add Favorites to your Apple Maps and how your Favorites can help you plan your next road trip.

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At the best of times, travel is stressful, but it can also be exciting. I remember looking at paper maps with my Dad when I was younger and marking spots we wanted to visit that we found in his collection of travel guides. Apple Maps gives us the same opportunity with Favorites. By using Favorites in Apple Maps, you can save the location of The Worlds Biggest Ball of String so that you don't miss that roadside attraction on your next cross-country trip. You can easily remove locations you no longer need from your Favorites list to keep your list of locations from getting too long. Here's how to add and remove Favorites in Apple Maps:

How to Add Favorites to Apple Maps

  • To save a favorite in Maps, first identify a location. Let's use the Statue of Liberty as an example. Type your query in the search bar in Maps and tap on it.

  • Swipe up on the information card at the bottom till you see the row of icons just below the images of the location.

  • Tap Add to Favorites.

Accessing Your Favorite Locations

  • To access your Favorites in the future, swipe up on the search field. Doing so shows your recent locations.  

  • Continue swiping up till you reach the Favorites icon. Tap on Favorites and your list of Favorite location pins will open.

  • Tap on a Favorite then tap Directions and Go—you'll be on your way.

Removing Location Pins from Favorites

You can delete items from your Favorites list by swiping left on the destination and tapping Remove. 

Now you know all there is to know about how to add location pins to your Favorites list in Apple Maps. Use these strategies on your next road trip and you'll be sure to have a smooth time getting around and seeing all the tourist hot spots your heart desires. 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.