How to Drop a Pin Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of getting lost while using your Android device? Drop a pin!

Dropping a pin on your Android device can help you mark a specific location and navigate back to it later. Whether it’s a restaurant you want to visit, a meeting point with friends, or an interesting place you want to explore, dropping a pin is a convenient way to remember important locations. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of dropping a pin on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Maps App

To start dropping pins on your Android device, open the Maps app. You can find the Maps app icon on your home screen or in the app drawer. Once you locate it, tap on the icon to launch the app.

Step 2: Search for Your Desired Location

In the search bar at the top of the Maps app, type in the name or address of the location you want to drop a pin for. As you type, Google Maps will automatically suggest places based on what you enter. Tap on the desired location from the suggestions that appear.

Step 3: Drop a Pin

Once you’ve selected your desired location, tap and hold on that location on the map. After holding for a moment, a red pin will appear at that spot. This red pin represents your dropped pin and marks that specific location.


You can also drop pins by tapping once on any spot of interest on the map and then tapping on “Dropped Pin” in the information bar at the bottom of your screen.

Step 4: Access Information About Your Dropped Pin

To view more information about your dropped pin, tap once on it. A small information window will appear, providing you with details such as the name of the location, its address, and additional options.

Step 5: Save Your Dropped Pin

If you want to save your dropped pin for future reference, tap on the information window that appears after tapping on the dropped pin. In the information window, you will see a bookmark icon. Tap on this icon to save the location to your saved places.


You can access your saved places by tapping on the menu icon in the top-left corner of the Maps app and selecting “Your places.”

Step 6: Navigate to Your Dropped Pin

To navigate back to your dropped pin later, open the Maps app and tap on the menu icon in the top-left corner. From there, select “Your places” and then choose “Saved.”

You will find your saved locations here. Tap on your desired location, and Google Maps will provide directions from your current location to the dropped pin.


If you have GPS enabled on your device, Google Maps will also guide you with turn-by-turn directions.


Dropping a pin on your Android device is a simple yet effective way to mark important locations. Whether it’s finding your way back to a favorite restaurant or meeting up with friends at a new spot, using pins in Google Maps can make navigation easier. With these step-by-step instructions, you can confidently drop pins and never get lost again!

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