How to Change Your Home Address in Apple Maps

When using Apple Maps, you’ll likely often start from your home address. To identify your home address, the app uses the address entered in your personal contact card.

How to Change Your Home Address in Apple Maps

But what happens if you move? Though the app can detect your location, it won’t know when your home address has changed. It will continue to use your previous address as home. Therefore, you’ll need to update the details on your contact card. Keep reading to learn how to change your home address for more efficient directions in Apple Maps.

How to Change your Home Address in Apple Maps on an iPhone

You can either edit your contact card directly from “Contacts” or get to your contact card to make the change from the Maps app. Follow these steps to change it via “Contacts:”

  1. Open the “Phone” app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, press “Contacts.”
  3. Tap your contact card at the top.
  4. Press “Edit” at the top-right.
  5. Choose “Add address” to enter your new details. Alternatively, press the minus (-) symbol beside your home address, then “Delete” to remove it and start over.
  6. Once you’re finished, select “Done.”

If you have Maps open, your contact card can be found this way:

  1. In Maps, swipe up to reveal the “Favorites” section, then press “See All.”
  2. Select the Info (i) icon beside “Home.”
  3. Above your address, choose “Contact Card.”
  4. Complete steps 4-6 above to edit your home address.

How to Change your Home Address in Apple Maps on an iPad

Like the iPhone, you can update your home address from the “Contacts” app or get to your contact card via Maps. Here are the steps to modify your home address from “Contacts:”

  1. Access the “Phone” app.
  2. Tap “Contacts” at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Select your contact card at the top.
  4. In the top-right, hit “Edit.”
  5. Select “Add address” to enter your new location. Or you can tap the minus (-) sign next to your home address and press “Delete” to start again.
  6. Press “Done” when you’re finished.

If you happen to be in Maps, here are the steps for locating your contact card:

  1. Swipe upwards to show “Favorites,” then hit “See All.”
  2. Press the Info (i) icon next to “Home.”
  3. Tap “Contact Card” above the address.
  4. Follow steps 4-6 to change your address.

How to Change Your Home Address in Apple Maps on a Mac

The steps to change your home address on a Mac are similar to the iPhone and iPad’s instructions. The simplest way is from “Contacts,” or you can get to your contact card through Maps. Here’s how to update your address in “Contacts:”

  1. Launch the “Contacts” app from the dock.
  2. Click on your card, then click “Edit.”
  3. Towards the bottom, select “Home” to add your new address.
  4. To save your new address, click “Done.”

From the Maps app, follow these steps to get to your contact card:

  1. At the top of “Show Your Current Location,” select the arrow beside the search box.
  2. Next to “Home” on the map, click the Info (i) icon.
  3. Above your address, choose “View Contact.”
  4. Follow the above steps 2-4 to update your home details.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Save Locations on Apple Maps?

In Maps, you can save the locations you frequently go to, like your home, workplace, friend’s house, etc., to your favorites list. Follow these steps to add a location to your favorites using your iOS device:

1. Open the “Maps” app.

2. Press the plus (+) under “Favorites” to add an address.

3. Begin typing the new address; if the complete address is provided in the list, press it. A contact card with the new address will display.

4. Check that the details are correct, then under “Type,” choose the location type.

5. Once you’re satisfied with the details, tap “Done” at the top-right corner. The new location will be added to your favorites.

How Do I Share My ETA on iPhone?

Follow these steps to share your ETA from your iOS device:

1. Open the “Maps” app, then choose your destination.

2. Select “Directions,” your traveling method, then “Go.”

3. Once the route has started, the “Share ETA” button may be available at the bottom of the screen.

4. Otherwise, press the footer displaying the arrival time, then “Share ETA.”

5. Next, either choose one of the contacts iOS thinks you’re most likely to want to share with or tap “Contacts.”

6. After you’ve selected the person you want, your ETA will be sent to them.

Moving Home on Apple Maps

Apple Maps offers easy directions and estimated arrival times for the places you need to get to. It uses the home address entered in your contact card as your home starting point. If your home address has changed, Maps is not smart enough to detect it automatically. Therefore, you can tell Maps that you’ve moved by updating the home address in your contact card.

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