How to Create and Share Location Collections in Apple Maps

A hand holding an iPhone with an Apple Maps collection on the screen.Justin Duino

If you’re planning a trip, you may find and save places of interest in Apple Maps. New Collections function makes it easy to create a list of places and share them with friends and family.

To get started, open the Maps app on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 or higher, then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to expand the menu.

Swipe up to expand the menu in Apple Maps.

Here you will find “Collections” under “Favorites” section. Press “New collection”.

On the next screen, name your collection, then press “Create”.

You now see the Collection page, but it is empty. The quickest way to add places to your collection is from this screen. Just press “Add location” to start.

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Now you can search for a place by name and press the plus sign (+) to add it to your collection. You can search and add multiple locations here. When you’re done, tap “Done”.

You can also add places to your collection from the normal search function of Apple Maps. To do this, just tap the location you want to add, swipe up to expand the menu, and then tap “Add to”.

In the contextual menu that appears, tap the collection to which you want to add the place.

Tap the collection to which you want to add the place.

When you return to the “Collections” section, you will see your new collection at the top of the list.

When you tap it, you see all of the locations you’ve added to it.

A list of places in a collection.

If you want to delete a location, simply press “Edit” at the bottom of the Collection page.

Here, select the places you want to delete, then press “Delete”.

After you’ve collected all the locations you want to share with your friends and family, tap the Share button at the bottom of the Collection page.

Tap the Share button.

Familiar IOS or iPadOS Share the sheet loads from the bottom of the screen. You can share your collection through any messaging app or messaging service. The app sends a unique URL to recipients, and all they have to do is click on it to open Apple Maps.

The Apple Messages app is the best way to share your card collection. This is because the Maps app shares a preview map and other rich data, so recipients have a better idea of ​​what they’re opening.

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To share your collection via iMessage, press “Messages”.

In the pop-up window, press the space next to “To” and find your contact. Then press the Send button (the arrow pointing up).

Add your contact, then press the Send button.

You just shared an Apple Maps collection.

When your friends tap the link, they are redirected to the Maps app, where they can view the collection and explore all of the places you’ve listed. If they wish, they can press “Add to collections” to add your collection to their lists.

In addition to the collections, the Maps application of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 has other features you may want to explore, including the Look Around feature (similar to Google Street View) and the ability to share a ETA live with your friends.

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