How to Bookmark a Map on Your iPhone - dummies

How to Bookmark a Map on Your iPhone

You can bookmark your Maps on the iPhone. In the Maps application, bookmarks work just like they do in Safari. When you have a location you want to save as a bookmark so that you can reuse it later, tap the little > in a blue circle to the right of its name or description to display the Info screen for that location. Tap the Add to Bookmarks button on the Info screen. (You’ll probably have to scroll down the Info screen to see the Add to Bookmarks button.)

You can also drop a pin anywhere on the map by tapping the curling page button in the lower-right corner, and then tapping the Drop Pin button. Once you’ve dropped a pin, you can drag it anywhere on the map. When it’s where you want it, tap the pin if you don’t see the words Drag To Move Pin above it, and Drag To Move Pin and a little > in a blue circle will appear. Tap the little > and the Info screen for the dropped pin appears. Now tap the Add to Bookmarks button on the Info screen.

After you add a location to your Bookmarks list, you can recall it at any time. To do so, tap the bookmarks icon in any search field, tap the Bookmarks button at the bottom of the screen, and then tap the bookmark name to see a map of it.

To manage your bookmarks, first tap the Edit button in the upper-left corner of the Bookmarks screen. Then:

  • To move a bookmark up or down in the Bookmarks list: Drag the little icon with three gray bars that appears to the right of the bookmark upward to move the bookmark higher in the list, or downward to move the bookmark lower in the list.

  • To delete a bookmark from the Bookmarks list: Tap the minus sign to the left of the bookmark’s name.

When you’re finished using bookmarks, tap the Done button in the top-right corner of the Bookmarks screen to return to the map.