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How to save your home and work addresses in Google Maps

Google Maps makes it easy for you to save frequently visited addresses such as your home or work locations, allowing you to get directions quickly without having to enter them manually every single time. Doing so also allows you to use voice commands to say, "navigate to home" to get turn-by-turn directions to your house from your current location.

Then there's the ability to explore points of interest near your location. Just ask Maps, "theaters near home" to get a list of theaters in your vicinity. You can also customize the icons for your home and work addresses. Given how simple it is to save your home and work addresses, it should be the first thing you do once you get started with Google Maps.

How to save your home and work addresses in Google Maps

  1. Tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) on the top left corner.
  2. Select Your places.
  3. You should see the Labeled tab with Home and Work labels.

How to save your home and work addresses in Google Maps

  1. Tap Set home address to get started.
  2. In the Enter home address textbox, start typing your home address.
  3. Maps will give you suggestions as you type. Select your address from the list to save it as your home address.
  4. Do the same for the work address.

How to save your home and work addresses in Google Maps

How to customize your home and work labels

Now that you've saved your home and work addresses, you can customize the labels with a unique icon. Here's how to do it:

  1. Select your home address and pull up from the bottom of the screen to see all the options available for the location.
  2. Tap the section that says Give your home a new look.
  3. Choose an icon for your home address, and hit Save.

Customize home label in in Google Maps

That's a quick look at how you can save your home and work addresses in Google Maps. Did you manage to create a unique label for your frequently visited locations yet? Let us know in the comments.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

5 Comments
  • I'd actually like to know how to permanently remove addresses from Google now. And how to stop it from randomly picking any address and making it my work address. Does this all the time. Every time I think I have it deleted, it comes back or Google now picks another random address to replace it.
  • I dont put the actual home address, a nearby business address will suffice.
  • Me too. I have an address up the street for my "Home" address.
  • I stopped using the home/work features when they started making it mandatory to turn on web & app activity. I don't want them keeping track (more than they already do) of every address I input and my search history. I think it's stupid to require that just in order to save an address. My keyboard predicts my addresses anyway so it really isn't difficult to enter it manually if I need it.
  • Google Maps goes insane if you work from home. "Would you like to set this as your work address?" Sure. Why not. A week or so later... "Would you like to set this as your home address?" Uhh... Ok. I though I'd already explicitly done that when we moved, so sure. A week or so later... "Would you like to set this as your work address?" Yes, dammit! A week or so later... "Would you like to set this as your home address?". STFU Google.