Favorites section in Apple Maps app
Khamosh Pathak / How-To Geek

The Favorites feature in Apple Maps gives you one-tap access to locations you frequently visit. But what if you don’t want to see the names of apartment buildings or townships? Here’s how you can customize and rename your favorite locations using your iPhone.

How to Add Favorites in Apple Maps

First, open the Apple Maps app. If you can’t find it, use the built-in Spotlight Search feature to locate the app.

Next, use the search bar to look for a place you want to add to your Favorites. Once you find it, swipe up on the card to expand it. Scroll all of the way to the bottom of this page.

Swipe up on the card

Here, you’ll find the “Add to Favorites” button. Once you tap on it, the location will be added to your Favorites section.

Tap on Add to Favorites

How to Rename Favorites in Apple Maps

After opening Apple Maps, in the app’s home screen, you’ll find the Favorites section (with shortcuts to your home and work addresses) in the card interface. If you don’t see it, simply swipe up to expand the card.

From the Favorites section, tap on the “See All” button.

Tap on See All in Favorites section

Here, find the location you want to edit and then tap on the “i” button next to it.

Tap on I button next to Favorite place name

From this page, tap on the text box below the “Label” option to rename the location.

Tap on the text box

Once you’re satisfied with the change, simply tap on the “Done” button.

Change the label and tap on Done

When you go back to the app’s home screen, you’ll find the newly updated name in the Favorites section.

See the updated name

If you’ve recently updated to iOS 13 or newer, take a look at the new Live ETA feature in Apple Maps.

RELATED: How to Share Your Apple Maps Live ETA on iPhone

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