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How to Set Home on Google Maps for Android

how to set home on google maps

All Google services combined, if you choose to utilize them, can make your life much easier. One common thing that might be of importance for Google Maps users is setting your Home (and work) address. It might be quite useful for your commute, directions, and even exploration.

Today, we made sure to explain why you should do it and how to do it with ease.

How to Set Home Address to Google Maps

Adding a home address to Google Maps has a few advantages. First of all, the app will automatically get an offline map of a whole surrounding area.

That includes all stores and places nearby that might be of use if you live in a large urban area. You wouldn’t need mobile data while on the move to get information about various venues. Restaurants, shops, municipal buildings — you name it.

But, the most obvious reason is simpler navigation through maps. Not to mention that, if you use Google Assistant frequently, having your home address added will affect all kinds of insights. Starting with the weather forecast for your location.

Adding your work address has similar benefits, as you’ll get timely traffic insights and directions.

Here’s how to set Home or Work address to Google Maps:

  1. Open Google Maps and make sure that you are online.
  2. Tap on the Hamburger menu and open Your Places.
  3. Under the Labeled tab, tap on the Home and insert your address or choose it on the map.set home on google maps
  4. You can do the same for the Work address.
  5. Additionally, get back to Your Places > Labeled, tap on the 3-dot menu next to Home or Work, and choose custom icons.

How to Remove Home or Work Address from Google Maps

On the other hand, if you want to remove Home, Work, or any other favorite address from Google Maps, you can do it with ease. You can set the Home address to Google Maps again anytime.

Follow these steps to remove your home or work address from Google Maps:

  1. Open Google Maps again.
  2. Tap Your Places under the hamburger menu.
  3. Tap on the 3-dot menu next to Home and delete your home address.set home on google maps
  4. Alternatively, you can change the address by tapping on it and, either typing in your address or pinning it on the map.

With that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and make sure to post your questions or suggestions in the comments section below. We always look forward to your feedback.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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