How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence

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How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence
Google Maps treats your home like a major landmark. Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images
  • To set or change your Home location on Google Maps, head to the "Labeled" menu.
  • You can find the Labeled menu in the "Saved" section of the Google Maps mobile app or website.
  • Your Google Maps Home location always appears on the map, and can be a waypoint when asking for directions.

There are millions of individual businesses, roads, and points of interest available on Google Maps. But with all these spots highlighted on the map, it can be easy to lose track of the most important location: your house.

That's why Google Maps lets you save a Home location to your account. Your Home will always appear on the map, no matter how zoomed out you are. And when you tap the search bar or start looking for directions, Home will always appear as one of the first suggestions.

Here's how to set or change your Home on Google Maps, using the mobile app and website.

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How to set or change your Home on Google Maps

In the mobile app

1. In the Google Maps iPhone or Android app, tap Saved at the bottom-center of the screen.

2. In the menu that appears, tap Labeled. A screen will appear with at least two options: Home and Work.

How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence
Head to your "Labeled" menu. Google; William Antonelli/Insider

3. Tap Home to set it, or if you've already got a Home location, tap the three dots next to it and then Edit home.

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How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence
If you already have a Home set, change it by tapping "Edit home." Google; William Antonelli/Insider

4. The search bar will appear. Use it to find a new location, tap Choose on map to drop a pin directly onto the map, or (if available) tap Choose from Contacts to select a location you have saved in your contacts.

How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence
There are a few ways to pick your new Home location. Google; William Antonelli/Insider

On the website

1. Find the location you want to set as your Home address on the map. You can search for it or just click it.

2. In the information panel that opens, scroll down and click Add a label.

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How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence
You can set your Home anywhere. Google; William Antonelli/Insider

3. A text field will appear. Type Home, and then click Home | Set your home address under the text field.

How to set or change your 'Home' location on Google Maps and get quick directions to your residence
Typing "Home" will bring up the option to set it as your Home location. Google; William Antonelli/Insider

4. Click Set As Home in the pop-up.

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