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How to Use Home and Work Address in Apple Maps

How to Use Home and Work Address in Apple MapsDid you know that you can use separate addresses for home, work and other favorites to get directions faster in Apple Maps? By adding our most common destinations to the “Maps” app, we can avoid having to re-enter them when navigating from or to new destinations. Simply tap “Home” or “Work” from your own personal selection of predefined locations and you are good to go. This is a guide on how use your home and work addresses on iPhone for better navigation.

Prerequisites: This trick requires iOS 9.0 and above to work.

How to get directions faster in Apple Maps

Maps > Directions > Home / Work/ Favorites

To use one of the new “Maps” app shortcuts, open the application and tap the arrow in the top left corner of the app. This will take you to the “Directions” screen. Then select either Home, Work or Favorites to navigate to the destination of your choice.

how to use shortcuts in apple maps

Note that you will need to have the selected option defined first, before you can actually use it. But iOS will kindly tell you to define the address in your “Contacts” app if it is not available for use yet. This prompt will look like so:

no work address prompt on iPhone

You can simply add the corresponding address to your own entry in the “Contacts” app and “Maps” will recognize it as such. The aforementioned buttons will then effectively work as shortcuts to these addresses. Tapping “Home” or “Work” will, naturally, insert the shortcut immediately, while “Favorites” will take you to a list of all of your current favorites.