How to Drop a Pin on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever needed to drop a pin on your iPhone to save a specific location? Whether you’re trying to remember where you parked your car or want to mark a point of interest for future reference, dropping a pin on your iPhone can be incredibly useful. In this tutorial, we’ll show you step-by-step how to drop a pin on iPhone using the Maps app.

Step 1: Open the Maps App

To begin, locate the Maps app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it. The Maps app is represented by an icon that looks like a map with a red marker.

Step 2: Search for the Location

Once you have opened the Maps app, use the search bar at the top of the screen to enter the name or address of the location where you want to drop a pin. As you type, suggestions will appear below the search bar. Tap on the correct suggestion or complete your search term and hit Enter.

Step 3: Drop a Pin

After searching for your desired location, the map will automatically zoom in and center on that location. To drop a pin, simply tap and hold on any point on the map. A red pin will appear at that spot, indicating that you have successfully dropped a pin.


If you accidentally drop a pin in the wrong place, don’t worry! You can easily move it by dragging it to the correct spot.

Step 4: Access Pin Details

To access more information about the pinned location, tap on the red pin once it’s dropped. A small popup will appear with details such as the address and options for additional actions.

  • Saved: Tap this option to save the pinned location to your favorites.
  • Directions: Tap this option to get directions to or from the pinned location.
  • Remove Pin: Tap this option to remove the pin from the map.

Step 5: Save the Pinned Location

If you want to save the pinned location for future reference, tap on the “Saved” option in the pin details popup. This will add the location to your favorites list within the Maps app, making it easily accessible in the future.

Step 6: Remove a Pin

If you no longer need a pinned location, you can remove it by tapping on the pin and selecting “Remove Pin” from the options. The pin will be deleted from both the map and your favorites list.

Dropping a pin on your iPhone is a simple yet powerful feature that can help you remember important locations or navigate unfamiliar areas. By following these steps, you can easily drop pins and make the most out of your Maps app experience!

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