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User Guide On How to Share Apple Maps Direction

Share Apple Maps Direction
Written by Hassan Abbas

Share Apple Maps Direction: While using the handy Apple Maps apps on your Mac to get directions, it’s like you don’t have your PC open when you’re driving. So when you plan a route in the Maps app on your Mac, you have many choices for sharing directions.

You can also share them directly to your iPhone or iPad. Your friends in a text message, or your family via AirDrop. The sharing feature in the Maps app gives you many ways to share directions from Apple Maps on Mac.

Share Apple Maps directions from Mac

If you plan out a road trip that includes stops or another route. However, you likely want it on the mobile device you’ll be using for navigation in the car. Or maybe it’s a family getaway you like to send the directions using your copilot.

With your route planned in the Maps app on Mac. Tap the Share button from the toolbar or File > Share from the menu bar

Share Directions to Your own Device

You should view your other mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad in the list. Just choose one and those directions will be shared with the device instantly. Click the notification on that device and the route will open right up in the Maps app.

Send Directions via AirDrop or Messages

If you select AirDrop or Messages as the sharing option, you just choose the recipient and they’ll get those directions fast. However, like sharing to your own device, they can click and the directions will open in the Maps app on their device.

Share Directions using Mail

The Mail app is another amazing tool for sharing directions. Especially if your recipient needs to print them. Choose Mail from the Share options and the latest email will be created having the directions.

The route having a map, turn-by-turn steps, travel time, and also distance will all be in a PDF file in the email ready to go. Just add your recipient to the email and press Send.

Share directions in Notes or Reminders

Choose Notes from the Share options and you can quickly create the latest note or add the directions to an existing one. This is efficient if you’re planning a trip using the Notes app.

And if you choose Reminders, you’ll get the latest reminder in the list you choose. This is handy if you set up a reminder to choose someone up from the location or having a task reminder that includes the location.

For either app, just tap or click and the directions will open in the Maps app on whatever device you use.


No matter where you’re getting directions to or whether it’s for business or entertainment. However, sending directions to yourself or someone else from your Mac is quite easy. And depending on the Share options you have set up on your Mac. You may also be able to share them in additional ways.

Here’s all about the “Share Apple Maps Direction”. Do you have any tips or tricks for the Maps app on Mac that you would like to send with our readers? If so let us know in the comment section below!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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