How to drop pin on Google Maps running on iOS platform

August 3, 2021

If you travel frequently, Google Maps Pin offer a convenient way to save locations and get directions with estimated time of arrival. So, when you are seeking a particular address, you need to drop a pin there. Here’s a guide that explains you how to drop pin on Google Maps.

How to drop pin on Google Maps for iPhone?

Although Google Maps has a ubiquitous influence, many users still aren’t aware about something as basic as how to drop pin on Google Maps. That’s not it, you can either save it to your profile or share it with friends.

  1. Launch the Google Maps app.
  2. Look for an address nearby your destination.
  3. Scroll around the map to find the precise location.
  4. Long-press the screen at the location to drop the pin.
  5. Allow the address or coordinates to show up at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Save the location.
  7. Hit the Directions tab to get directions.
  8. Hit the Pin tab to pin the location.

Dropping a pin can be useful when the location you're searching for doesn't have the precise address or lies in some remote area. However, the feature is only available on mobile phones.

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How to pin locations on Google Maps?

Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone.

Google Maps Nearby Attractions
Google Maps Nearby Attractions

In the Search bar of the app, type a nearby address location you’re looking for or scroll around the map with your finger to locate the place.

Google Maps Pin Drop
Google Maps Pin Drop

Now, to drop the pin, long-press the screen of your mobile phone at the desired location.

You’ll find the address or coordinates of the place appearing at the bottom of the screen.

Google Maps Pin Current Location
Google Maps Pin Current Location

Tap Directions to get directions to the place and hit the Pin tab to pin the location.

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Trip Pinned Notification
Trip Pinned Notification

Wait for the Trip pinned notification to appear on your smartphone screen.

This feature can be useful on some odd occasions, when Google fails toyou’re your location right.

How do I remove a red pin from Maps?

Google Maps Remove Pin
Google Maps Remove Pin

It’s easy! Simply tap elsewhere on the map to have your pinned location removed from Google Maps. Alternatively, you can tap the ‘X’ button next Dropped Pin text in the search bar of the pap.

How to drop multiple pins on Google Maps?

For this, you’ll need to switch to the desktop version of google Maps.

Launch your browser, type Google.com/maps in the address bar and press Enter/ Return Key.

Next, in the top left corner, click the 3horizontal bars.

Choose the Your Places option.

Create Map Link
Create Map Link

Scroll to the right, to switch to the Maps tab and hit the Create Map link at the bottom.

Google Maps Pin Multiple Location
Google Maps Pin Multiple Location

Start marking locations by dropping the pin or searching for them in the search box at the top of the screen.

That's all there is to it. Hope that makes sense!

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