For Seniors: Maps App Bookmarks on Your iPhone 4S - dummies

For Seniors: Maps App Bookmarks on Your iPhone 4S

A bookmark in the Maps app on your iPhone 4S provides a way to save a destination so you can display a map or directions to it quickly. You can add, view, and delete bookmarks.

  1. To add a bookmark to a location, first place a pin on it.

  2. Tap the Information icon to display the Information dialog.

  3. Tap the Add to Bookmarks button.

  4. The Add Bookmark dialog and the keyboard appear. If you like, you can modify the name of the bookmark.


  5. Tap Save.

  6. To view your bookmarks, tap the Bookmark icon (it looks like a little open book) at the top of the Maps screen.

    Be sure that the Bookmarks tab is selected; a list of bookmarks is displayed.

  7. Tap on a bookmark to go to the location.

You can also view recently viewed locations, even if you haven’t bookmarked them. Tap the Bookmark icon and then, at the bottom of the Bookmarks dialog that appears, tap Recents. Locations you’ve visited recently are listed there. Tap one to return to it.

To delete a bookmark, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Bookmark icon and then tap the Bookmarks tab at the bottom of the dialog that appears, to be sure you’re viewing Bookmarks.

  2. Tap the Edit button. A red minus icon appears to the left of your bookmarks.


  3. Tap a red minus icon.

  4. Tap Delete. The bookmark is removed.

You can also use a touchscreen gesture after you’ve displayed the Bookmarks in Step 1 in the preceding list. Simply swipe across a bookmark and then tap the Delete button.

You can clear out all recent locations stored by Maps to give yourself a clean slate. Tap the Bookmark icon and then tap the Recents tab. Tap Clear and then confirm by tapping Clear All Recents.