Google Maps allows you to enter your home address (as well as your work location) to easily discover directions to and from your house. When you relocate, make sure you update Google Maps as well. That’s what we’ll show you how to do.
You’ll always get the appropriate routes to and from your house if you maintain your home address up to date in Maps. This prevents you from receiving instructions to the wrong locations.
Change your home address in Google Maps on your mobile device
According to HowtoGeek, you may update your home address on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone by using the Google Maps app.
Begin by opening the Google Maps app on your smartphone. Tap “Saved” at the bottom of the app when it opens.
Scroll to the bottom of the “Saved” screen. Tap “Labeled” in the “Your Lists” section.
The “Labeled” screen displays your labeled locations. Tap the three dots next to “Home.” Tap “Edit Home” from the three-dots menu.
A “Set Home” screen will appear. Tap the current address at the top of this screen to clear it. Then enter your new address.
Alternatively, drag the pin on the map to your new location. When you’re finished, tap “Save” at the bottom of the screen.
That’s the end of it.
Google Maps now has your new address and will use it the next time you require directions to or from your house.
On the desktop version of Google Maps, change your home address
To update your home address on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, go to the Google Maps website.
Begin by opening a web browser and going to the Google Maps website. Log in to your Google account on the site, according to Mashable.
After logging in, click the search box in the top-left corner of the Maps site. Then, in the box, put “Home” (without the quotations), but don’t hit Enter.
Click “Edit” next to “Home” in the search results. Remove the current address by clicking the “Edit Home Address” field. Then enter your new home address and press the “Save” button.
And you’re done. Your home address has been successfully updated in Google Maps.
How to Save Favorite Locations in Google Maps
Google Maps has so many capabilities that it’s easy to overlook some of its most beneficial features. It’s useful for remembering areas you visit frequently, but you may also store your favorite destinations. According to Business Insider, this way you’ll always know where to look for them.
You can save locations to lists if you use Maps with a Google account. The default lists are “Starred” and “Favorites,” but you can create your own. We’ll let you do the categorization.
Google Maps apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones are identical.
The first step is to save a location in Google Maps. Choose it to see the location information card.
Then, beneath the “Overview” tab, press the “Save” button.
This takes you to the list selection screen. Simply choose all of the lists in which you want to save the location, or press “New List” to make a new one.