How to Drop a Pin iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Dropping a pin on your iPhone can be a useful feature when you want to mark a specific location or share it with others. Whether you need to remember where you parked your car or want to share the exact location of a restaurant with friends, dropping a pin is quick and easy. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of dropping a pin on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Maps

To drop a pin on your iPhone, start by opening the Maps app. You can find it on your home screen or by swiping down and using the search bar.

Step 2: Search for the Location

Once you have the Maps app open, use the search bar at the top of the screen to enter the location you want to drop a pin on. It can be an address, city, or even just a general area.


  • Be specific: If you know the exact address, enter it for better accuracy.
  • Use landmarks: If you are searching for a popular location, try using nearby landmarks as keywords.

Step 3: Long Press

Once you have entered your desired location in the search bar and tapped Enter or Search, Maps will display results related to your query. To drop a pin on one of these locations, simply press and hold on that spot on the map.


  • Haptic Feedback: Your iPhone will provide haptic feedback when it recognizes that you are pressing and holding on the map for an extended period.
  • Panning: If you need to move the map to find a specific location, use your finger to swipe in any direction.

Step 4: Drop the Pin

After holding your finger on the map for a few seconds, a red pin will appear at that location. This is your dropped pin.


  • Drag and Drop: If you need to adjust the position of the pin, simply drag it to your desired location.
  • Delete a Pin: To remove a dropped pin, tap on it and select “Remove Pin” from the options that appear.

Step 5: Additional Actions

Once you have dropped a pin on your iPhone, you can perform various actions with it. For example, tapping on the pin will display additional information about that location, such as its address or contact details if available.


  • Share Location: You can share the pinned location with others by tapping on the share icon and selecting your preferred method of sharing (e.g., Messages, Mail).
  • Add to Favorites: If you frequently visit or want quick access to a specific location, you can add it to your favorites by tapping on “Add to Favorites” in the information window.

Congratulations! You have now successfully dropped a pin on your iPhone.

Remember that this feature is not only handy but also allows you to share precise locations with others. So go ahead and start using this feature whenever you need to mark or share a specific spot!

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