Home on Maps iPhone

If you use the Maps app for directions, then you likely start from your home address. And while the Maps app is smart enough to detect your location, it’s not smart enough to know you have moved to another address.

So that you can keep the app up to date with where you live and get you those directions faster, here are a few ways to change your home address in Apple Maps.

Change your home address in Apple Maps

Change your home address on iPhone and iPad

The Home address set up on your Contacts card is the one that Maps uses. So the simplest way to change it in Maps is to change it in Contacts.

Change your home in Contacts

1) Open the Contacts app and choose your card.

2) Tap Edit at the top.

3) Go down to Home and enter your new address.

4) Tap Done.

Contacts Change Home iPhone

Change your home in Contacts from Maps

If you happen to already have the Maps app open, you can navigate to your Contacts card directly from Maps to make the change.

1) If you have Home as a Favorite (which is a default Favorite), swipe up from the bottom and in the Favorites section tap See All.

2) Tap the Info icon (small letter “i”) next to Home.

3) Select Contact Card above your address.

4) Continue with the steps in the section above to change your home address on your Contacts card.

Maps Change Home iPhone

OR

1) Type “Home” in the search box at the bottom.

2) Select View Contact.

3) Continue with the steps in the section above to change your home address on your Contacts card.

Maps View Contact iPhone

Change your home address on Mac

The ways and steps for changing your home address in Maps on Mac are the same. The easiest way is to change the address on your Contacts card, but you can also access your card from Maps if you already have it open.

Change your home in Contacts

1) Open the Contacts app and choose your card.

2) Click Edit.

3) Go down to Home and enter your new address.

4) Click Done.

Contacts Change Home Mac

Change your home in Contacts from Maps

If your current location is the existing Home address for the app, you can change it using these steps.

1) Click the arrow next to the search box at the top to Show Your Current Location.

2) Click the Info icon (small letter “i”) next to Home on the map.

3) Select View Contact above your address.

4) Continue with the steps in the section above to change your home address on your Contacts card.

Maps View Contact Mac

If you are in your new Home location, follow these steps instead.

1) Type “Home” in the search box at the top.

2) Click the Info icon (small letter “i”) next to Home on the map.

3) Select View Contact above your address.

4) Continue with the steps in the section above to change your home address on your Contacts card.

Wrapping it up

If you move to a new home or apartment, having the Maps app updated with your new address is important. It’ll save you time when you need directions and stop letting you know how far from your former home you are.

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