How to Name, Edit & Change Home, Work & Favorite Addresses in Maps on iPhone

How to Change Home in Apple Maps

Setting your Home address in Maps on your iPhone or iPad makes it easy to get directions from your current location to Home. Likewise, by setting a Work address and Favorites, whether in Apple Maps or Google Maps, getting directions to those set locations only takes a couple of taps. If you’ve already set your Home address in Apple or Google Maps, it’s still helpful to know this tip in case you ever need to update your home, work, or other favorite address. We’ll divide this article up by Apple Maps and Google Maps. Then for each map app, we’ll go over how to set your home address, work address, and create Favorites. Overall, having these set will save you time when planning daily routes and creating maps to and from frequently visited locations.

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How to Change Home & Work in Apple Maps on iPhone

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

  • Open the Phone app, and tap the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • Your contact card is at the very top. Tap on your name.
  • Tap Edit in the upper right corner.

  • Scroll down until you see your address. If you already have an address entered, tap on each section to edit the information.
  • To create a new home address, tap add address.

  • 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 turn an address into a work address:​

  • Tap the word home next to the red circle.
  • This will bring up your labels and give you the option to select home, work, other, or Add Custom Label. Tap work.

  • 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 Create Favorites in Apple Maps on iPhone

To add a location to your Favorites in Apple Maps:

  • Open the Apple Maps app.
  • Type in the address you want to add to your Favorites, then swipe up on the information card.

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  • Tap Favorites to add your address to Favorites.
  • Give the location a name or save it as the address. Tap Save.

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To easily remove locations from your Favorites in Apple Maps:

  • Open Apple Maps and swipe up on the information card with your recently searched addresses.
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the list and select Favorites.

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  • From the list, find the Favorite you want to delete. Swipe left on the Favorite.
  • Tap Remove.

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How to Set Home & Work in Google Maps on iPhone

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

  • Open Google Maps.
  • Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.

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  • Tap Your Places.
  • If you’ve never set a home or work address, simply tap Home or Work. 

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  • Search for the address on the map or in your Contacts app.
  • If you’re updating your home or work address, tap the three dots to the right of the address.

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  • Now you can edit or remove your home address; this works the same for your work address, or any other address you've entered in Your places.

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    How to Save Locations in Google Maps on iPhone

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

    • Open the Google Maps app and search for the address you want to save.
    • Tap the location’s information card.

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    • Tap Save.
    • Tap Favorites.

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    To remove a saved location from Google Maps

    • Open Google Maps.
    • Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.
    • Tap Your Places.

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    • Tap on the saved location you want to remove.
    • Tap the location’s information card at the bottom.

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    • Tap Saved to remove it from your saved locations.

     

     

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    Conner Carey is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at connercarey.com (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.