Resolved Drop pin in Apple Maps

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  1. Kanunu, Sep 29, 2012
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    For iPad, how do you drop a pin where you want it? Typically on desktop Google maps I will ask directions from Home to a point that I right click with the mouse and select "directions to here." On Apple Maps in iOS 6 on iPad, I try to go to a drop pin. Of course there is no mouse to click. The problem is the pin seems to drop about a block from where I pointed last. How do you control where the pin drops?
     
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    Tap and hold.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for answering a "dumb" questions without derision. :)
     
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    You're welcome, but it's not quite a dumb question. Many functions aren't easily found without asking/searching.
     
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    It's not a dumb question at all, since everyone who's new to iOS that I know don't know this. I think Apple should have a clear user guide for the new Maps.
     
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    It's a good question. Some other "hidden" gesture tips for you just in case:
    - Swipe on a cell to delete
    - Shake to clear text
    - 5 fingers zooming together to close an iPad app
     
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    Also you mentioned that it drops the pin away from where you wanted it. If it still works the same as it has been, you line up the pin with the location you want, not your finger. The pin is floating above your finger as you drag it around. So stop it when the pin is right where you want it. Let go and it will bounce up and land right where you had it, not in the spot your finger was.
     
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    When you drop a pin are other users able to see the point of interest that you create?
     
  9. macrumors member

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    How do you name the pin? I use Google Maps on my iPhone and often want to save a destination when I'm there...I know how to drop the pin but not name it and save it.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    in a similar vain, can i drop more than one pin? I would like to calculate the distance/see the route between two dropped pins when planning trips.
     

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