How to add home address in Apple Maps on iPhone, Mac

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Looking to get quick directions to your home? With Apple Maps, you can easily add your home address for seamless navigation. In this guide, I will walk you through how to add or change your home address in Apple Maps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to add home address to Apple Maps on iPhone or iPad

There are multiple easy ways to add your home address in Apple Maps. Here’s how you do it.

Method 1: Add home address from Favorites menu

  1. Launch Apple Maps → Swipe up the Search section.
  2. Select Home under Favorites.
  3. Tap Open My Contact Card.

    Tap Home, Open My Contact Card in Apple Maps
  4. Hit (+) add address → Fill in your complete address → Tap Done.

    Fill the address, Tap on Done in Apple Maps

Method 2: Add home address from profile menu

  1. Tap your profile icon beside the search bar.
  2. Tap FavoritesHome.

    Tap profile, Favourites, Home in Apple Maps
  3. Tap Open My Contact Card.
  4. Select add address → Fill in your details → Hit Done.

    Open my contact card, Done in Apple Maps

Note: Whenever you search for Home from your search bar, you’ll be redirected to the respective address.

How to edit or delete home address in Apple Maps on iPhone or iPad

However, if you desire to get rid of the previously saved address to add a new one, it’s pretty simple. Just follow the steps mentioned below: 

Method 1: Edit or delete home address from Contacts app

  1. Open Contacts.
  2. Navigate to your profile → Tap Edit.
    • Here, you can edit the information on the address card by simply typing the new address → Then tap Done to save changes.
  3. To delete the address, you can tap the minus sign (-) on the left side of the address.

    Access user profile, tap edit, delete the saved address in Contacts app
  4. Select Delete Done to remove the address.

    Delete the address, tap done in the Contacts app

Method 2: Change or remove home address in Apple Maps app

  1. Launch Apple Maps → Select Home under Favorites.
  2. Tap Open My Contact Card.

    Tap Home, Open My Contact Card in Apple Maps
  3. Now, follow steps 2 to 4 from above.

How to add home address in Apple Maps on Mac

Apple is known for its well-established ecosystem. So, don’t feel left out if you have been using Apple Maps on Mac. Let’s overview the steps to add a home address on Mac.

Method 1: Using Contacts app

  1. Launch Contacts.
  2. On your profile, click Edit.

    Select your contact card and click edit
  3. Select home in the address section.

    Select Home in your contact card
  4. Enter your home address details → Click Done.

    Add address and click Done

Method 2: Using Apple Maps

  1. Open Apple Maps.
  2. Select Home under Favorites → Click Open My Contact Card.

    Click Home, select Open my Contact Card in Apple Maps
  3. Click add address.

    Click Add address in Apple Maps
  4. Fill in the section with your address → Click Done.

    Enter your address, click Done in Apple Maps

How to edit or remove home address in Apple Maps on Mac

Removing or changing the saved address on Mac is pretty simple. Let’s have a step-by-step breakdown.

Method 1: Using Contacts app

  1. Open the Contacts app → Go to your profile.
  2. Select Edit.

    Click User Profile, Edit in Contact Profile
  3. Click the minus sign (-) on the left of the saved address.
    Type new details in each section to edit your home address.
  4. Click Done.

    Click the - icon, Done in Contact Card

Method 2: Using Apple Maps

  1. Open Apple Maps → Open your Contact Card, as previously mentioned.
  2. Navigate to the home address → Click the minus sign (-).

    Click the minus icon near saved address
  3. Hit DeleteDone.

    Click Done to remove the address

You can rename your home address if you want to update your home address with a new location. You don’t have to delete and re-add it.

Troubleshooting common issues in Apple Maps

In Apple Maps, you’ll need to update your address if you move to a new house or plan to do so. Adding or changing your address in Apple Maps is easy, but there are some common issues you need to be aware of. 

  1. Ensure you are signed in with your Apple ID. This is important as Apple Maps stores your home address connected to your Apple ID.
  2. When changing your address in Apple Maps, enter the address on your official documents. Entering an incorrect address can cause issues when getting directions on Maps.
  3. Ensure you are using the latest version of Apple Maps. Navigate to the App Store and select your profile to check if an update is available.
  4. You must turn on Location Services. Go to Settings → Privacy & Security Location Services. Toggle on Location Services.

The tips outlined above should cater to your problem without any hassle. However, if you still face issues, contact Apple Support for further assistance. 

FAQs

Can I add multiple home addresses in Apple Maps?

Unfortunately, you can only add one home address in Apple Maps. However, you can add multiple addresses to your Favorites list, making it easier to access frequently visited locations.

Can I add a custom label to my home address in Apple Maps?

You cannot add a custom label to your home address in Apple Maps. However, you can add notes to your Favorites list, which could include a custom label for your home address.

Will changing my home address in Apple Maps affect my contact card?

No, changing your home address in Apple Maps will not affect your contact card. However, changing your home address in your contact card will update your home address in Apple Maps.

Will my home address be shared with anyone if I add it to Apple Maps?

Your home address is private in Apple Maps and will not be shared with anyone. It only provides you with navigation and directions to and from your home.

Save your address now! 

Now you can easily add or change your home address in Apple Maps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, making navigation to and from your home much more accessible. In case of any errors, you can use the troubleshooting tips mentioned to resolve the issue. 

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