How to Share a Guide from the Apple Maps App on Your iPhone

Have you created an Apple Maps Guide that a friend or family member would also enjoy? Here's how to share it with them!

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

Apple Maps got a few new features with iOS 14, one of which is Guides. Maps users can create Guides that include favorite destinations on their iPhone or iPad then share them with friends and family via Messages, email, social media, and more.  

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We've already shown you how to create a guide in Apple Maps, how to save and share your location from the Maps app, and how to share your ETA with a contact from Maps. For more ways to navigate using your iPhone, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's learn how to share or save a guide you made in the Apple Maps app. 

  1. Open the Maps app.

    apple maps app
  2. Swipe up until you see the My Guides section; tap the Guide you want to share.

    my guides apple maps
  3. Swipe up on the Guide until the Share icon appears; tap it.

    tap the share icon
  4. Tap Share Guide.

    share guide in maps app
  5. Now you can share a link to your Guide via Messages, AirDrop, Mail, Facebook, and more.

    share guide via messages
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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.