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

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. Apple Maps is a native iPhone and iPad app that can not only save a location but also share it! Now, when I find a place that I know friends and family will love, I can easily send its exact address directly from my Maps app, so they can find it too. Let's get started learning how to share addresses from Apple Maps on your iPhone and iPad. 

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

How to Save & 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. For those readers who live in or travel to New Jersey, I'm going to share the location of the best thrift store I've ever found; you should go!

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Enter the address of the place you'd like to share in the Search bar or find it in your Favorites.

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  3. If you don't know the address, you can enter the name, and Apple Maps will give you a selection of locations; it's not guaranteed that the place you're looking for will be included, but so far, Maps has never failed me!
  4. Tap on the location, and an address card and map will pop up.

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  5. Now, scroll up on the address card and tap the Share icon.

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  6. You have a choice of methods for sharing this location; Messages, Mail, Facebook Messenger, and more. Scroll left across the options to see all the possibilities, then tap the one you want.
  7. I chose to send this location via the Messages app.

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  8. Tap Send, and you've shared the Apple Maps information about the location you selected
  9. If you'd like to save this location in Apple Maps, scroll up on the address card and tap Favorite. Now you'll be able to easily find the address again whenever you need it.

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

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and 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.