How to Share a Location from Apple Maps on Your iPhone & iPad

Learn how to send your location on iPhone.

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We've probably all had the experience of finding a cool new restaurant or amazing bookstore, only to struggle to remember which block it was on when we try to go back. Now, when I find a place that I know friends and family will love, I can easily send the exact address directly from my Maps app, so they can find it too. Read below to learn how to share addresses from Apple Maps. 

Related: How to Change Home, Work & Favorite Addresses in Maps on iPhone

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Send your friends and family your favorite places right from the Maps app.
  • Save places you want to go or return to by sending them to yourself.

How to Share an Address in the Maps App

We've gone over how to name, edit, and change home and work addresses in the Maps app, how to share your ETA with a contact in Apple maps, how to share a Guide from Apple maps, and how to create a guide in the Apple Maps app. For more great iPhone tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

No need to worry if your friend or family member is an Android user, as they can still open and view the address on a web page.

  1. Open the Maps app.

    Apple Maps
  2. Enter the address in the Search bar and tap the location you’d like to share.

    Enter adress
  3. Swipe up on the address card and tap the Share icon.

    Share icon
  4. You have a choice of methods for sharing this location, including Messages, Mail, and Facebook Messenger. Scroll left across the options to see all the possibilities, then tap the one you want.

    Share via
  5. Enter the name or email address of the person you want to share the location with. Tap Send.


Now you know how to share an address from Apple Maps on your iPhone and iPad! 

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Author Details

Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.