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Saving trip directions

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You can’t save a specific trip in the Maps application, but you can bookmark starting and ending points, and select them to recreate the trip. Tap on the Maps search button and enter the starting or ending address. A push pin will appear on the map, with a label indicating the address you entered. Tap on the arrow to the right of the label and select “Add to Bookmarks” at the bottom of the page. (You should immediately bookmark your home and work addresses, since most trips will originate or end at one of these two locations.)

Once you’ve bookmarked the two locations, you can get directions between the two locations by tapping on the Directions button at the bottom of the screen. (If it’s not there, hit Search first and it will appear.) Then, go to the Start field, tap on the open book icon to the right, and select one of the bookmarked locations. Do the same for the End field. Tap on the Route button to display a map of your trip.

You can get a list of turn-by-turn directions by tapping on the turn-page icon in the lower right corner of the screen and selecting the List option.

Final note: At the bottom of the Bookmarks screen there are two additional tabs. Recents lets you access recent trips you’ve made using Maps. Contacts lets you select individuals in your contacts database as your Start and End points. (You must have addresses listed for the contacts for this to work.)

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