Connect Maps and Contacts on Your iPad

Maps and Contacts on the iPad go together like peanut butter and jelly. For example, here are two helpful tasks that illustrate Maps and Contacts at work.

To see a map of a contact’s street address, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the little Bookmarks icon to the left of the Search field.

  2. Tap the Contacts button at the bottom of the overlay.

  3. Tap the contact’s name whose address you want to see on the map.

    Alternatively, just type the first few letters of a contact’s name in the Search field and then tap the name in the Suggestions list that appears below the Search field whenever what you type matches one or more contact names.

If you find a location by typing an address into the Search field, you can add that location to one of your contacts or create a new contact with a location you’ve found. To do either one, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the location’s pushpin on the map.

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  2. Tap the little i in a blue circle to the right of the location’s name or description (as shown next to Gullivers in the figure) to display its Info screen.

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  3. Tap the Add to Contacts button to create a new entry for the location in your contacts list.

  4. Tap Create New Contact or Add to Existing Contact, whichever is applicable.

  5. Fill in the new contact information and tap Done. Or, select an existing contact from the list that appears.

You work with your contacts by tapping the Contacts icon on your Home screen.

Don’t forget that you can swipe across your iPad screen to switch apps. So if you’re in Contacts, a four-finger swipe from right to left will bring you back to the Maps app. And don’t forget you could also use a four-finger swipe upward to reveal the multitasking bar at the bottom of the screen.

You can also get driving, walking, and public transit directions from most locations, including a contact’s address — to any other location including another contact’s address.

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