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The Maps app for iPhone and iPad received a terrific update in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The biggest new features included the ability to keep track of favorite locations and the introduction of Collections, which you can use to build lists of local must-see spots and spaces.

How to create favorite locations on the iPhone and iPad

Favorites in the Maps app are located near the top of the screen. It includes your Home and Work location, when applicable. Under each Favorite, you see the amount of time it will take to get to the place from your current location.

To add a location:

  1. Tap on the Maps app on the Home screen.
  2. Under Favorites, scroll to the right, then tap the + icon.
  3. Type in your location in the search box under Add Favorite. You can type in a name or address. On the same page, you can also tap the Siri icon to use search with your voice. You can also select a location by tapping the **+* for a place under Siri Suggestions.

    To create a favorite location in Maps, tap on the Maps app, under Favorites tap on the + icon. Type your location in the search box. Source: iMore

  4. Tap the + to add the location.
  5. On the Details page, change the title of the location -- if you want.
  6. select the type of location.
  7. Change the title of the location -- if you want.

    To create a favorite location in Maps, tap on the Maps app, tap the + to add the location. On the Detail page, change the title of the location. Select the type of location, then change the title of the location if you want. Source: iMore

  8. Tap Add Person under Share ETA if you want to share your location with someone whenever you're traveling to your favorite location.
  9. Select Done at the top right-hand side of the screen to save your Favorite.

    To create a favorite location in Maps, tap Add person under Share ETA if you want to share the location, select done. Source: iMore

To delete Favorites:

  1. In the Maps app, tap See All next to Favorites.
  2. Choose the information icon to the right of the location you want to delete.
  3. Tap the Remove Favorite at the bottom.

    To delete favorites for the Maps app, tap See All next the favorites list, then choose the information icon next to the location you wish to delete. Then tap Remove Favorite.Source: iMore

How to create Collections in the Maps app

Imagine that you're planning a trip to London and want to identify and save areas of the city that you want to visit. By grouping everything in one location, you have a better idea of where the hot spots are before you even arrive at your destination.

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To create a Collection:

  1. Tap on the Maps app on the Home screen.
  2. Select See All to the right of Collections.
  3. Choose + at the bottom right.

    To create Collections in the Maps app, tap on the Maps app on your Home screen. Select See All to the right of Collections, then choose the + at the bottom right. Source: iMore

  4. Type a name for your new Collection.
  5. Tap Create.

    To create Collections in the Maps app, type a name for your new Collection. Tap Create. Source: iMore

To add locations to a Collection:

  1. Tap the newly created Collection.
  2. Select Add a Place.
  3. Search for your location to add by typing it into the search box.
  4. Tap the + next to the location you want to add.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to add more places to your Collection.
  6. Tap Done at the top right when you are done adding locations.

    To app locations to a Collection, tap the newly created Location, select Add a Place. Search for your location, then tap the + next to the location. Repeat the last two steps to add more locations to the Location. Tap Done when finished. Source: iMore

Explore your Collection locations:

  1. Under your Collection, tap on a location to learn more.
  2. Tap Flyover, when applicable, to take a closer look at the area.
  3. Tap Directions to find out how to get to the location.
  4. On the main location screen, you'll find information pulled from Wikipedia and TripAdvisor, depending on the popularity of the area.
  5. From this screen, you can also tap Add to Favorites to add the location to your must-see list.
  6. Or Create New Contact based on the location.
  7. Or Add to Existing Contact.
  8. Or Report an Issue if there is a problem with the location listing.
  9. Near the top of the location screen, you can also tap Add to to include the location in another Collection.
  10. Tap Share to send the location information to others through Messages or Mail, or to other apps on your device.

    You can perform various tasks with your Collections, including activating Flyovers, directions, adding to favorites, adding new contacts, reporting an issue and more.Source: iMore

To remove locations from your Collection:

  1. Tap Edit at the bottom left on a Collections page in Maps.
  2. Tap the circle to the left of the location you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete to remove the site from your Collection.

    To remove locations from your Collection, tap Edit at the bottom left. Tap the circle on the left. Tap Delete. Source: iMore

Questions?

If you have any questions about using Maps Favorites or Collections on iPhone or iPad, let us know in the comments.

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