How to Drop Pin on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you often find yourself struggling to remember the location of a particular place you visited or want to visit? With the help of your iPhone, you can easily drop a pin and mark a specific location on the Maps app. In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to drop a pin on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Maps App

First, locate the Maps app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. It looks like a map with a compass needle. Tap on it to open.

Step 2: Search for a Location

In the search bar at the top of the screen, type in the name or address of the location you want to drop a pin for. As you type, suggestions will appear below. Tap on the correct suggestion that matches your desired location.

Step 3: Drop a Pin

Once you have searched for and selected your desired location, tap and hold anywhere on the map where you want to drop the pin. A red marker with an information box will appear at that spot.


  • To fine-tune your pin placement: If you need more precision in placing your pin, use two fingers to pinch and zoom in or out on the map until you find the perfect spot.
  • To move an already dropped pin: If you need to move an already dropped pin, tap and hold it until it lifts off from its current position. Then drag it to your desired spot and release.

Step 4: Access More Information

If you want more information about the location where you dropped the pin, simply tap on the red marker. The information box will expand, providing details such as the address, phone number, website, and more.

Step 5: Save or Share the Pin

If you wish to save or share the pin with someone else, tap on the information box that appears when you tap the red marker. At the bottom of the expanded information box, you will find options to save or share the location via Messages, Mail, AirDrop, and various social media platforms.

Step 6: Remove a Dropped Pin

If you want to remove a dropped pin from your map, simply tap on the pin once to select it. Then, tap on “Remove Pin” in the information box that appears. The pin will disappear from your map.

Now that you know how to drop a pin on your iPhone’s Maps app, you can easily mark and locate any place of interest. Whether it’s an upcoming trip destination or a favorite local spot, dropping pins can help you stay organized and never lose track of important locations.

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