How to save your parking spot with Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

We've all been to busy shopping malls, and we've all walked out after an intense shopping trip only to realize that we left through a different door than we came in, and we have no idea where our car is. Google Maps now helps you out by letting you save your parking spot.

Here's how!

How to save your parking spot in Google Maps

You'll just need to make sure Location Services are enabled before proceeding.

  1. Launch Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad (though why you're lugging around an iPad when you're out, I don't know).
  2. Tap the blue location dot that denotes your location.
  3. Tap Set as parking location. A little white 'P' in a white circle will appear on the map beneath your blue location dot.

That's it. Google Maps will save that spot for 12 hours, and you'll be able to tap it at the bottom of the Google Maps window to bring it up and view or add a photo of the spot. You can then download the spot or share it with other folks you're traveling with.

Do you ever lose your car?

Is this feature something you'd use? Or do you think it's superfluous and we're becoming too reliant on this kind of thing? Sound off in the comments below.

Mick Symons

Mick is a staff writer who's as frugal as they come, so he always does extensive research (much to the exhaustion of his wife) before making a purchase. If it's not worth the price, Mick ain't buying.