How to Drop a Pin in Apple Maps and Never Get Lost Again

If you’re like me, you probably rely on your trusty Macbook and iPhone to navigate through life. And what’s the one app we can’t live without? Apple Maps, of course!

Today, I want to share a quick and easy trick that will take your Apple Maps game to the next level: dropping a pin. Trust me, once you learn how to do this, you’ll wonder how you ever got around without it.

First, let’s talk about why you might want to drop a pin in the first place. Maybe you’re exploring a new city and you come across an amazing hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you want to remember for later.

Or perhaps you’re meeting up with friends at a park and you need to mark the exact spot. Whatever the reason, dropping a pin is the way to go.

Here’s how to do it in just a few simple steps:

Step 1: Open Apple Maps

Pull up the Apple Maps app on your Macbook, iPhone, or iPad. You can do this by clicking on the Maps icon in your dock or searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 2: Find Your Location

Use the search bar to find the general area you want to drop a pin, or scroll and zoom around the map until you’ve located the right spot. You can use the “Current Location” button to jump straight to where you are.

Step 3: Drop That Pin!

Once you’ve found the place you want to mark, simply click or tap on the exact location. A red pin will appear, along with an info card at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see the info card, just click or tap on the pin again.

Step 4: Label and Save Your Pin

In the info card, you’ll see an option to “Edit Location”. Click or tap on this to give your pin a custom name and add notes if you want. This is super handy for remembering details about the spot for later. When you’re done, click “Done” to save your changes.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully dropped a pin in Apple Maps. Now you can easily find that hidden gem restaurant, meet up spot, or any other location that you want to remember.

But wait, there’s more! Did you know that you can also share your dropped pins with others? Just click on the pin, then click the “Share” button in the info card. From there, you can send the location via text, email, or your favorite messaging app. It’s a great way to let your friends know exactly where to meet you.

So the next time you’re out and about with your Macbook or iPhone, give dropping a pin a try. It’s a small feature that can make a big difference in how you navigate and share locations.

And who knows, maybe you’ll even discover some new favorite spots along the way. Happy exploring!


Mac Issues

At Mac Issues, we're dedicated to helping you learn how to use your Macbook properly. With tutorials, how-to troubleshooting guides & real reviews, hopefully we can make your day that little bit easier.

Read more from Mac Issues