How to Change Work & Home Addresses in Maps on an iPhone

How to Change Home in Apple Maps

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Set your home address in the Google or Apple Maps app so it's easy to get directions from your current location to home. Set a work address and add favorites in Apple or Google Maps, and getting directions takes just a few taps. You can also edit and update the location of your home, work, or other favorites on your iPhone. 

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If you'd like to use Apple Maps for trip planning, I recommend learning how to create a guide in Mapshow to share a Guide, how to browse guides by publisher, and how to save and share a location from Apple Maps. Now, let's go over how to set your home address, work address, and create Favorites in the Google and Apple Maps apps. For more great Apple and Google Maps tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

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How to Change Your Work & Home Address in Apple Maps on an iPhone

Apple Maps knows your home and work locations based on the addresses in your own contact card, which means you need to visit Contacts in order to change home and work in Apple Maps. 

  1. Open the Phone app.

    Open Phone app
  2. Tap Contacts at the bottom of the screen.

    tap the contacts tab
  3. Tap your name in the contact card at the top. 

    tap your name
  4. Tap Edit in the upper right corner.

    tap Edit
  5. Scroll down until you see your address. If you already have an address entered, tap each section to edit the information.

    Edit address
  6. To create a new home address, tap add address.

    change home address in contact card
  7. You can also tap the minus symbol next to your home address, then tap Delete to remove the entire address and start over.

    tap delete to remove home address
  8. Once you’ve entered the address, tap Done.


Remember that you set a work address the same way you set a home address in Apple Maps. To label a work address:​

  1. Tap the word home, work, or other next to the minus symbol.

    tap home, work, etc
  2. This will bring up your labels and give you the option to select home, work, other, or Add Custom Label. Tap work.

    Tap work
  3. Tap Done.


Now, when you open Apple Maps, the address you set as home will be marked with a blue home icon. The address you set as work will be marked with a small brown briefcase icon.

How to Add Favorites in Apple Maps on iPhone

To add a location to your Favorites in Apple Maps:

  1. Open the Apple Maps app.

    Apple Maps
  2. Type in the address you want to add to your Favorites.

    Search address
  3. Swipe up on the information card.

    swipe up on information card
  4. Tap Add to Favorites.

    Add favorites

To Remove Locations from Your Favorites in Apple Maps

  1. Open Apple Maps and tap More next to Favorites.

  2. Tap the info icon next to the address you want to remove.

    info icon
  3. Tap Remove Favorite.

    Remove Favorite

How to Set Your Work & Home Address in Google Maps on Your iPhone

Google Maps makes it easy to set or update your home and work address. 

  1. Open the Google Maps app.

    Google Maps
  2. Tap the Saved tab.

    tap the saved tab
  3. Tap the more icon next to Labeled.

    tap the three dots next to labeled
  4. Tap Add Label.

    Add Label
  5. For this example, I'm entering a work address. Enter the address at the top, or tap Google's suggestion above the keyboard. 

    enter your work address
  6. If you enter the address in the Search field, the app may offer suggestions below; tap the correct suggestion or tap Done after manually entering the address.

    work address suggestion
  7. Tap Work

    tap the work category
  8. Now, your work address will be included in the Labeled tab, and will be labeled with a briefcase on the map.


    How to Save Locations in Google Maps on Your iPhone

    Saving locations in Google Maps is the equivalent of Favorites in Apple Maps. To save a place in Google Maps:

    1. Open the Google Maps app.

      Google Maps
    2. Search for the address you want to save.

      Search address
    3. Tap the location’s information card.

      Tap card
    4. Tap Save.

      tap save
    5. Tap the empty circle by Favorites. 

      tap favorites
    6. Tap Done.


    To Remove a Saved Location from Google Maps

    1. Open the Google Maps app.

      Google Maps
    2. Tap the Saved tab.

      tap the saved tab
    3. Tap the more icon by Favorites.

      tap the three dots
    4. Tap Edit list

      edit google maps favorites
    5. Tap the X icon next to the location you want to remove.

      tap x then tap save
    6. Tap Save.


    That's all there is to it! For more handy Apple Maps tips, check out how to print directions in Apple Maps, view Apple Maps recent history, and delete your recent history on your iPhone. 

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