How To Drop a Pin on iPhone [Step-by-Step]

Simona Yaramova
Simona Yaramova

Updated · Oct 13, 2022


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You’re visiting a foreign country and want to save your hotel’s location, but you’re not quite sure how this works? Worry not. We have the answer to your question. 

In this article, you’ll learn how to drop a pin on iPhone. We’ll also show you how to:

  • save pins to your favorite places 
  • share them 
  • and rename them 

The process is easy and quick.

Let’s get started!

How To Drop a Pin on iPhone in Maps

The Maps application is installed on your iPhone and iPad by default. However, if, for some reason, you don’t have it, open the App Store and download it. 

1. Launch the application; the blue dot shows your current location;

2. Find the spot you want to pin;

3. Tap and hold to create it. If it’s not working, zoom in on the map to see in more detail and choose the place; 

launch app   map

4. Click on ‘Move’ to reveal a satellite image;

5. Drag it to set the right spot;

6. Press ‘Done’.

drop pin   satellite

And that’s it! Pretty simple, right?

How To Share a Dropped Pin With Friends

Now that you’ve learned how to pin a location on your iPhone, take a look at the steps for sharing it:

1. Tap on the pin;

2. Swipe up with your finger from the middle of the screen;

3. Click on the three dots;

sharing1   sharing2

4. Press ‘Share’; 

5. Choose how you want to send it and tap on the desired option.

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Knowing how to share a pin on iPhone can come in handy quite often. Especially if you travel a lot with your friends and want to be sure you’ll find each other.

How To Add a Pin to Favorites on Apple Maps

If you plan on using the location in the future, you need to add it to your Favorites. This way, you can find it easier when it’s time to use it.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Press on the pin;
  2. Swipe up with your finger from the middle of the screen;
  3. Click on ‘Add to Favorites’.

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What if you don’t need the location anymore? How do you remove a pin from Favorites? 

The same way you added it. When you open its details window, click on ‘Remove from Favorites’, and that’s it.

remove from favorites


How To View Your Favorite Locations on iPhone

If you want to send a pin with your iPhone, you need to learn how to find your fav locations.

Take a look:

  1. Open Maps;
  2. Swipe up with your finger from the bottom of the screen;
  3. Click on ‘More’.

You’re done. Now you can scroll through all your saved places.

map  swipe to the bottom  more options

But wait…there’s more.

How To Change the Name of Your Favorite Pins

You already know how to pin a location on your iPhone and save it. But do you know how to change its name?

Let’s find out.

  1. Open the Favorites;
  2. Click on the “i” icon;
  3. Delete the name;
  4. Write a new one;
  5. Press ‘Done’.

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Wrap Up

Overall, if you want to use Maps, it’s important to know how to drop a pin on iPhone.

This little option can come in handy in various situations. You can pin your location, save it to Favorites, or share it with your friends.

Now, you know everything there is to know about pins.


Simona Yaramova

Simona Yaramova

Simona’s desire to be a content writer came pretty randomly. But now, she’s dedicated to learning everything about technology and becoming the best at her job. Her favorite gadget is her iPhone, so she has all the know-how about it. She’s currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology. She is a dog person and dreams of having a Corgi (don’t we all?). She likes to cook, read books, and spend time with her family and friends.

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