How to Set Your Home and Work Locations in the Android Tablet Maps App

By Dan Gookin

Your Android tablet will be more helpful to you if you set your Home and Work locations. The Maps app lets you create shortcuts for these locations. They’re called, logically enough, Home and Work.

To set the Home and Work locations, follow these steps in the Maps app:

  1. Tap the Side Menu icon to display the navigation drawer.

  2. Choose Settings.

  3. Choose the item Edit Home or Work.

  4. Tap the Edit Home Address item and type in your Home address, or the location you prefer as “home.”

    As you type, choose a matching location from those listed on the screen.

  5. Tap the Back navigation icon.

  6. Choose Edit Work Address.

  7. Type the address for your office or wherever you work or pretend to work.

You can use the Home and Work shortcuts when searching for a location or getting directions. For example, type Home into the Search box to instantly see where you live, or whichever place you call home. To get directions from your current location to work, type Work as the destination.