How to add a specific location to your Favorites in Apple Maps

Learn how to save your favorite locations in Apple Maps so you can easily navigate and access your preferred destinations with a single tap.

Maps Favorites on iPhone

Maybe you’re off the beaten path and need to get to your child’s school, maybe there are detours for construction and need to get to work, or maybe you just moved to a new city and need extra help finding these spots. Whatever the case may be, saving those locations you often visit in the Maps app as favorites gives you a quick way to get there.

This cool feature of the Maps app makes it easy for you to get to your favorite places if you’re in a location you’re not familiar with. Plus, you can quickly see travel time from your current spot to your favorites to help you plan your drive.

Add Favorites in the Apple Maps app

You have a couple of different ways to add Favorites in the Maps app. So, pop it open on your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom to view Favorites, and then use one of these sets of steps.

Add Favorites from your Contact card

By default, you’ll see Home and Work as two Favorites. You can add the addresses for these two spots right from your Contact card.

Tap either Home or Work, and then tap Open My Contact Card. If you have home and/or work addresses in your My Card, those will carry over to the Maps app. If you don’t, you can add them there in the add address section, and they will populate in Maps.

Maps Favorites from Contacts Card

Add Favorites by location or address

If you want to add more locations to your Favorites other than Home and Work, tap Add (+) in the Favorites section of Maps.

Enter a place or address in the search box. When you see it in the suggestions, tap the plus sign.

The Maps app should recognize the type of location it is. For example, in the screenshot below, it recognizes Walgreens as a pharmacy. You can change this if you like, as well as the Label at the top. Tap Done when you finish.

You’ll see the spot you added to the Favorites section of Maps.

Maps Favorites from Location

Edit your Apple Maps Favorites

You can view all of your Favorites anytime by tapping More or See All. From there, you can tap the information icon ⓘ for details, the plus sign to add another Favorite, or Edit to reorder or remove Favorites.

Maps See Edit Favorites

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