iPad Maps: Dropping a Pin - dummies

iPad Maps: Dropping a Pin

In iPad Maps, you can do this in a few ways. You can drop a pin on a map, which marks a beginning point for getting directions from one site to another. Or you can place a bookmark for a site you want to revisit often.

With iPad, pins act like the pins you might place on a paper map to note routes or favorite locations. With iPad, pins are also markers; a green pin marks a start location, red pins mark search results, a pin you drop yourself appears in a lovely purple, and a blue pin (referred to as the blue marker) marks your iPad’s current location.

Use these steps to try the pin feature of iPad:

  1. Display a map that contains a spot where you want to drop a pin to help you get directions to or from that site.

    If you need to, you can zoom in to a more detailed map to get a better view of the location you want to pin.

  2. Press and hold your finger on the screen at the location where you want to place the pin.

    The pin appears, together with an information bar.


  3. Tap the Information icon on the information bar to display details about the pin location.


If a site has associated reviews on Yelp, you see a More Info on Yelp button in its Information dialog. Tap this button to install the Yelp app and read the reviews. If you like the destination, add it to your contacts to find it easily in the future.