How to Pin Location on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of giving directions to your friends or family over the phone? Well, worry no more because your iPhone has a nifty feature that allows you to easily pin locations. Whether you want to share your favorite restaurant, a hidden gem, or simply want to remember where you parked your car, this tutorial will show you how to pin locations on your iPhone using the Maps app.

Step 1: Open the Maps App

To get started, locate the Maps app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it. The Maps app is represented by an icon with a map and a compass.

Step 2: Search for the Desired Location

Once the Maps app is open, use the search bar at the top of the screen to search for the location you want to pin. You can type in an address, point of interest, or even a specific business name.

Note: If you have previously searched for a location, it may appear as a suggestion as soon as you start typing in the search bar. This can save you time if you frequently visit or search for specific places.

Step 3: Tap and Hold on the Location

After searching for the desired location, browse through the search results and find the correct one. Once you have located it, simply tap and hold your finger on that location on the map.

Note: Make sure to tap and hold directly on top of the location marker or pinpoint. If you tap elsewhere on the map, it will not allow you to pin that specific location.

Step 4: Add a Pin

A small pop-up will appear at the bottom of your screen with information about that location. At the bottom right corner of the pop-up, you will see a blue “Add to Favorites” button. Tap on it to add a pin to that location.

Step 5: Customize the Pin

After adding the pin, a new screen will appear with additional options. Here, you can customize the pin by adding a name or label for that location. You can also choose an icon for the pin from various categories such as Food, Shopping, and Transportation.

Step 6: Save the Pin

Once you have customized the pin to your liking, tap on the “Save” button at the top right corner of your screen. This will save the pinned location to your iPhone’s Maps app.

Step 7: Access Your Pinned Locations

To access your pinned locations at any time, open the Maps app and tap on the search bar at the top of your screen. A list of your pinned locations will appear under “Favorites.” Simply tap on a pinned location to view it on the map.

Bonus Tip:

If you want to share a pinned location with someone else, simply tap on the pinned location and then tap on the small share icon located at the bottom left corner of your screen. From there, you can choose various options such as messaging, email, or even AirDrop to share it with others.

Now that you know how to pin locations on your iPhone using the Maps app, go ahead and start saving all your favorite places! Whether it’s a trendy coffee shop or a scenic hiking trail, never again will you struggle to remember where they are located. Happy exploring!

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