For anyone who has ever tried to give directions to a house or anywhere else, typing those directions and trying to give them to someone else can be a hassle.
There have been many times in the past when I spent way too long trying to text directions to someone else who also had an iPhone. I recently learned a shortcut that will not only save me lots of time, but it will also be more helpful for the person receiveing the directions as well.
Maps has now made it easier to get directions to and from anywhere that the GPS can locate. First, type in and search the address you're trying to give directions to. Sometimes this may be the same location you are currently at.
After the address is found, tap the bottom right hand of your screen, and a purple pin will drop.
This will give you the option of getting directions to the pin or from the pin, or even sharing your location via e-mail, text or Tweet.
If you want to drop a pin anywhere, click the bottom-right corner and hit “Drop Pin” (or “Replace Pin,” if you’ve already got one on the map). That way, you can drop a pin anywhere on the map, not just where you’ve searched.
So there you go. A faster way to give someone else directons. Happy Searching!