How to Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad

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Do you always forget where you parked? Google Maps has you covered. The Google Maps app offers a way to remind yourself where you parked.

EditSteps

EditWhen You’re Near the Parking Spot

  1. Enable Location Tracking on your iOS device for Google Maps. Go to Settings, and select Google Maps (almost halfway down the list). Tap the “Location” listing if it doesn’t already say either “While Using” or “Always”. Select either of these settings. Exit back out tapping the “<Google Maps” button in the top left corner.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 1.jpg
  2. Open the Google Maps app.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 2.jpg
  3. Center your map on your parking spot. You can use the “Location” icon to find your current location, if you are at or near your car. It looks like a target or gun sight and is in the lower right corner of the map.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 3.jpg
  4. Hit the blue dot.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 4.jpg
  5. Select “Set as parking location.”
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 5.jpg
  6. Look at the parking location. Once set, it will show as a pale blue “P” pin that just says “You parked near here”.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 6.jpg
  7. Clear the saved parking spot if desired. When you zoom out on the map, you’ll see the pale blue “P” pin that says “You parked near here”.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 7.jpg
    • Select the parking pin. It may take a few tries to hit the right spot.
    • When you do, it’ll show “Saved parking”. Swipe this display up to open the Saved parking menu.
    • Hit “Clear” to remove the pin.

EditIf You’re Not Near the Parking Spot

  1. Enable Location Tracking on your iOS device for Google Maps. Go to Settings, and select Google Maps (almost halfway down the list). Tap the “Location” listing if it doesn’t already say either “While Using” or “Always”. Select either of these settings. Exit back out tapping the “<Google Maps” button in the top left corner.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 8.jpg
  2. Open the Google Maps app.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 9.jpg
  3. Select a Google Place near your parking spot. Try searching for a building or business nearby, in the search box in the top of the app. Select the red pin for the location, and make sure that the Google Maps profile page displays in the bottom of the screen.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 10.jpg
    • If there’s no particular business or address nearby, you can just hit the location with your finger to drop a pin near the parking spot.
  4. Swipe the menu up to open the location listing. You may need to swipe the location’s profile page open from the bottom of the screen to the top, until a pair of three horizontal dots are shown in the top right corner.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 11.jpg
  5. Tap the horizontal dots icon.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 12.jpg
  6. Tap “Set as parking location”.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 13.jpg
  7. Look at the parking location. Once set, it will show as a pale blue “P” pin that just says “You parked near here”.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 14.jpg
  8. Clear the saved parking spot if desired. When you zoom out on the map, you’ll see the pale blue “P” pin that says “You parked near here”.
    Save a Parking Spot on Google Maps on iPhone or iPad Step 15.jpg
    • Select the parking pin. It may take a few tries to select the parking pin and not the business location.
    • When you do, it’ll show “Saved parking”. Swipe this display up to open the Saved parking menu.
    • Hit “Clear” to remove the pin.

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