How to Change Home Address on Google Maps

Set your home or work address in a few easy steps

What to Know

  • You’ll need to have or set up a Google Account in order to save your own addresses in Google Maps.
  • Setting your Home or Work address in Google Maps is a very straightforward process.
  • The address you set up isn’t permanent—you can adjust or fix it any time after it’s been set.

This article gives step-by-step instructions on how to change your home and/or work address in Google Maps.

How Do I Change My Home Address on Google Maps?

Adding your home and/or work address in Google Maps is simpler than you might expect.

Before you attempt any changes, be sure you’ve made and are logged into your own Google Account.

  1. Select the Menu option in the top-left corner of the screen.

    Menu icon in Google Maps
  2. From the pull-down menu, select Your Places.

    Your Places in Google Maps menu
  3. In the Your Places menu, make sure you’re on the Labeled tab.

    Labeled under Your Places on Google Maps
  4. In the Labeled tab, select the Home option for your home address or the Work option for your work address.

    Home under Your Places on Google Maps
  5. Enter the address you want Google Maps to associate with your home or work. Google Maps will generate a list of valid addresses using the information you’ve entered. Select your matching address, then select Save.

    Save next to Home address in Google Maps
  6. To check your address information, select Menu > Your Places > Labeled from the main Google Maps screen. This will display the created entries for both your Home and Work addresses.

    Home and Work Address under Your Places in Google Maps
  7. To set a map marker and zoom to your address, click on either the Home or Work entry in the Your Places menu.

    Map marker in Google Maps

Your home and/or work address(s) has been changed. You can now check your address info whenever you want, or set a marker for yourself on Google Maps’s map screen.

Tip:

You don’t have to use Google’s address suggestion, but some parts of the country may nor recognize particular formatting. Following Google’s suggestion should reduce the chances of navigation or mailing mix-ups.

How Do I Fix My Home Address if It’s Wrong on Google Maps?

If you need to change your Home or Work address in Google Maps after saving, it’s also a very simple process.

As with saving an address, you’ll need to log into your own Google Account before making any changes.

  1. Select the Menu option in the top-left corner of the screen.

    Menu icon in Google Maps
  2. From the pull-down menu, select Your Places.

    Your Places in Google Maps menu
  3. In the Your Places menu, make sure you’re on the Labeled tab.

    Labeled under Your Places on Google Maps
  4. Select the X icon next to either your Home or Work address, depending on the one you want to change. This will remove the stored address.

    X next to Home Address in Google Maps
  5. Once the address is removed, select either the Home option for your home address or the Work option for your work address, depending on the one you’re changing.

    Home under Your Places on Google Maps
  6. Enter the address you want Google Maps to associate with your home or work. Google Maps will generate a list of valid addresses using the information you’ve entered. Select your matching address, then select Save.

    Save next to Home address in Google Maps

How Do I Change My Google Maps Address on Mobile?

Adding or altering your address in Google Maps via your Android or iOS device is very similar to the web browser process.

Note:

You will need to download and install the Google Maps app for your Android or iOS device, as well as sign into your Google Account.

  1. Open the Google Maps app.

  2. Tap on the Saved icon in the bottom-middle of the screen, which will bring up the Your Lists menu.

  3. Tap on Labeled to pull up the menu.

    Saved and Labeled in Google Maps
  4. Tap Home or Work, depending on which entry you want to change.

  5. Type in or copy/paste the address you want to use and then tap Done.

    Home and Done in Google Maps

Your address has been added to Google Maps.

You may alternately use Choose your location on map to manually set a marker on the map screen, or select Choose from Contacts to add an address from your saved Contacts.

How Do I Fix My Google Maps Address on Mobile?

If you need to change your address in Google Maps after saving, it’s also a very simple process.

Note:

As above, you’ll need to sign into or set up a Google Account before you can change your address in Google Maps.

  1. Open the Google Maps app.

  2. Tap on the Saved icon in the bottom-middle of the screen, which will bring up the Your Lists menu.

  3. Tap on Labeled to pull up the menu.

  4. Tap the Ellipses () next to the entry you want to change.

    Saved, Labeled, and Ellipses in Google Maps
  5. Select Edit home or Edit work from the pop-up menu, depending on which entry you’re changing.

  6. Edit your address in the text field at the top of the screen, or use Choose your location on map or Choose from Contacts as covered in the previous section.

    Edit home and Choose on Map in Google Maps

If you wish to delete your address from Google Maps entirely, you can select Remove home or Remove work instead.

FAQ
  • How can I see my house on Google Maps Street View?

    Enter an address in Google Maps and select the Pegman to bring up Street View. You can also go to Instant Street View or ShowMyStreet and enter your address. On mobile, use the Google Street View app.

  • How do I correct an address on Google Maps?

    To report an inaccurate address on Google Maps, select the location and choose Suggest an edit. If a location is missing, right-click or tap-and-hold where it should go and select Add a missing place.

  • How do I blur my house on Google Maps?

    Search for your home and enter Street View, then select Report a problem. Fill out the Request Blurring section and select Submit to blur your home on Google Maps.

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