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How to Use iPhone Maps' Recents and Contacts Lists

iPhone's Maps app offers tools that can save you from having to type the same locations over and over, including the Recents and Contacts lists. At the bottom of the Bookmarks screen, which appears when you tap the little blue bookmarks icon on the right side of the search field, you find three buttons: Bookmarks, Recents, and Contacts. Although the Bookmarks button may seem the star of the show, you can use the Recents and Contacts buttons to quickly get to the map you want.

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Recents

The Maps app automatically remembers every location you've searched for in its Recents list (unless you've cleared it). If you want to access a map you looked at not long ago, iPhone makes it easy:

  1. Tap the Bookmarks icon in the search field.

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  2. Tap the Recents button at the bottom of the screen.

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  3. To see a map of a recent item, tap the item's name.

You can quickly clear the Recents list, if you want:

  1. Open the Recents list.

  2. Tap the Clear button in the top-left corner of the screen.

  3. Tap the Clear All Recents button.

When you're finished using the Recents list, tap the Done button in the top-right corner of the screen to return to the map.

Contacts

You can pull up a map of a contact's location from the iPhone Map app:

  1. Tap the Bookmarks icon in the search field.

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

    Your list of Contacts appears.

  3. (Optional) To limit the Contacts list to specific groups (assuming you have some groups in your Contacts list), tap the Groups button in the top-left corner of the screen, and then tap the name of the group.

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    Now only contacts in this group are displayed in the list.

  4. To see a map of a contact's location, tap the contact's name in the list.

When you're finished using the Contacts list, tap the Done button in the top-right corner of the screen to return to the map.

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