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

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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. 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. 

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

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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!

How to Save & Share an Address in the Maps App

  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 is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.