How to Share Points of Interest with iPhone Maps - dummies

How to Share Points of Interest with iPhone Maps

By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

When you find a great restaurant or want to share the address for a party, you can share it in several ways directly from iPhone Maps. Here’s how to share locations:

  1. Find the address you want to share with someone, either by searching or choosing from a bookmark or Contacts.

  2. Do one of the following:

    1. Tap the Action button at the bottom of the screen.

    2. Tap one of the three choices that appear:

    • Selected Location: Choose this to share the location you found.

    • Current Location: Choose this to share where you are.

    • Cancel: If you want to do neither of the above.


    1. Tap the right end of the location’s flag on the map.

    2. Tap Share at the top of the Location screen that opens.

      The Share Sheet opens.

  3. Tap one of the sharing options:

    • AirDrop: Tap to turn on AirDrop and share the location with other people near you who use AirDrop.

    • Message or Mail: Tap to open an outgoing message that contains the location. Fill in the address for one or more recipients and then tap Send.

    • Twitter or Facebook: Tap to post to either of these social networks. You must be logged in to your account.

You can also tap Add Bookmark to add the location to Maps’ Bookmarks.