How to find your way home with Siri

How to find your way home with Siri

In an area you aren't familiar with and just want your iPhone or iPad to get you home safely? Luckily, Siri can help you do just that with help from the built-in Maps app. All you have to do is ask!

How to get directions back home with Siri and Maps

  1. Press and hold the Home button to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "Take me home." or "How do I get home from here?"
  3. Siri will pull information from your own contact card and give you directions home from wherever you are.
  4. When the Maps app launches, tap Start in the upper right hand corner to begin voice navigation.

Remember that in order for this to work, you'll need to have your home address saved in the Contacts app under your contact card. If you don't already, simply create a contact card for yourself and add your home address. Then go to Settings > General > Siri > My Info and navigate to the card you created.

Having a contact card for yourself is not only convenient when using Siri, but when you need to share your information with someone. No need to type out emails and phone numbers, just send them your contact card instead! You can also program work and other addresses you'd like as well, which Siri will be able to use.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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There are 3 comments. Add yours.

rmgard says:

Reminds me of the pulldown from the top that shows travel time to and from work.

Trappiste says:

Apple Maps do not find my home address, so, that much for that. If I ever need to navigate, I use my spare Nokia rather than my iPhone; thus I will get safely wherever I need to go. Yes, I know it is utterly ridiculous that I need another 100$ phone on the side of my 1000$ iPhone, but hey, I am the first one to admit I was a fool to buy an Apple phone in the first place.

1122O says:

When I try using map.app to navigate to"home" I constantly get the error "cannot locate end location" despite the fact that I've followed these instructions to the letter. Anyone know of a solution?

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