Drop a Pin on Your iPhone
Dropping a pin is a great way to save, share, or get directions to important places on your iPhone. This blog post will walk you through enabling location services, opening the Maps app, finding your desired location, dropping a pin on that spot (and optionally saving it), sharing it with others, and getting directions to that pinned location.
How to Drop a Pin on Google Maps
Dropping a pin on Google Maps is a great way to help you locate and identify locations. It also helps you get directions to a certain place from a different location and makes it easier to share your pinned locations with other people.
To drop a pin on Google Maps, open the app and select the location you want to mark on the map. You can do this by searching its name in the search bar or scrolling around the map until you find it.
Once you’ve dropped a pin, an information card will appear at the bottom of the screen with options to save it, find directions, or share it. It will even tell you if the location is a business and what contact details are available.
You can also add labels to your pinned locations. These will sync across all devices you have for that Google account and be visible when searching for places on Google Maps.
How to Drop a Pin on Apple Maps
In recent years, Apple Maps has become a popular way to track your location and get directions. But it also offers more than just a navigation tool.
The app allows you to drop a pin on any area that doesn’t have a business or attraction marked. Once you do, an information panel will appear on the screen, showing the exact location of your pin.
This will let you know how far away it is from your current location, directions, and a satellite image of the pin. You can also share your position with a contact and save the location to your Guides, Favorites, or Maps as a permanent record.
Adding a pin to Apple Maps is quick and easy and can come in handy if you’re looking for directions or want to share your location with a friend. It’s also a great way to mark your favorite spots on the map for easy retrieval later.
How to Drop a Pin on Microsoft Maps
Google Maps has usurped sat nav services, rivaling Apple and Bing maps, and offers many useful features, including the ability to drop a pin on locations. This lets you load up relevant information about the location, get directions, and share it with others.
You can add a pin on the web version of Google Maps by clicking or tapping on an address marker. Then a small information box will appear at the bottom of the window.
You can learn more about the location, like its address and map coordinates, or view reviews and photos. You can also save it as a saved location (or pin it to your Favorites) by clicking or tapping Save.
You can also share the pin with other people using the Share Place option. This will add a tile or icon to your Start menu and open the Maps app at that location.
How to Drop a Pin on Bing Maps
Dropping a pin is a great way to share your location. It can be helpful when planning trips or meeting up with friends.
Unlike Google Maps, Bing Maps has more features that can help you find a certain location quickly. For example, it can display an aerial or street view of a location you’re trying to find.
The other big thing differentiating Bing Maps from Google Maps is its satellite imagery feature. As with Google Maps, this lets you get a highly detailed photo of a specific location without shifting the viewing angle.
To drop a pin on Bing Maps, you must first create an account with Bing. This can be done using a Microsoft account or creating a new one.