How to Delete a Dropped Pin on iPhone Map

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To find your way through an unknown route you can always use the apple map available on your iPhone. A dropped pin on an iPhone map usually helps you to find a specific location on the map whenever you need to. This might seem convenient but there might also be a reason behind why you might want to delete this pin. Whatever your reason is, this article will give you enough information on what you need to know about deleting a dropped pin on an iPhone map.

Can I Delete a Dropped Pin on iPhone Map?

Like we said, a dropped pin on the iPhone map makes it easier for you to get directions about a particular location you had pinned. Sometimes, you might have moved from that particular area and you want nothing to do with the pinned location again. 

You may also be trying to pin another location and you realize that you can’t seem to pin a lot of places at once. When all of these things happen, is it actually possible for you to actually delete a dropped pin on the iPhone map? Yes, you can.

It is a really simple process to delete the dropped pin on the iPhone map. All you have to do is locate the pin on the map, follow a few steps and you should be able to get rid of it in no time. It doesn’t matter if you had dropped the pin on your former iOS device, as long as it is a dropped pin, there are steps you can take to delete it from the iPhone map.

How to Delete a Dropped Pin on iPhone Map

Deleting a dropped pin on your iPhone map isn’t as hard as it seems. All you have to do is locate the pins and then follow a few easy steps to delete it as we had said earlier. There are three methods you can follow to delete dropped pins on your iPhone. They are all helpful and have encouraging outcomes, any of the methods should be effective enough to help you delete a dropped pin. Let’s take a look at all of them.

Method one:

The first method is extremely popular and the steps are really easy to follow. All you will be doing is locating the pin and then deleting it from that point in the map. Here’s what you will need to do:

  • Launch apple maps on your iPhone.
  • When the app opens, you have to locate the dropped pin.
  • After finding the dropped pin, tap on it and hold for a few seconds.
  • A pop up should appear with the option to remove the pin or to remove the marker. Tap on any of these options.

Method two:

The second method is quite similar to the first but the execution is different. Just like the first method, it is also very easy to follow. Here’s what you will need to do:

  • Launch the apple maps app on your iPhone.
  • Locate the dropped pin on the map.
  • After finding the dropped in you will have to tap on it and hold for a few seconds until it begins to move around a bit.
  • Next, you will have to drag the pin to the trash icon at the bottom part of your screen.
  • A pop up should appear with an option for you to confirm the deleting process. Tap on it.

Method three:

The last method involves finding the location where the dropped pin is placed and then removing it from the list. Follow the steps below to do that:

  • Launch the apple maps on your iPhone.
  • Search for the location and then tap on it and hold.
  • An “X” should appear at the left top part, tap on it.
  • An option to delete should pop up on the next screen. Tap on it to confirm the process.

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Can You Delete Multiple Dropped Pins on iPhone Map?

The apple map hasn’t introduced a feature that lets you drop more than one pin at a time on your map. Since you can’t drop multiple pins, it simply means you can’t delete multiple pins. Instead, you can only delete the pin you had already dropped on the map in the past.

Any of the listed methods above should be good enough to help you on what you should do to successfully delete pins from the apple map on your iPhone. After deleting a pin, you have the liberty to add another pin. If you choose to delete his said pin, you can follow the steps above.

That is how the cycle goes. If Apple provides a feature to enable multiple pins at once, you might also be able to delete multiple dropped pins at the same time. But since this kind of feature is not made available at the moment, it is not possible to delete multiple dropped pins since they are non-existent.

Are Marked Locations the Same as Pinned Locations on Apple Maps?

Marked locations on your iPhone map are usually the same thing with your pinned locations. In order for a location on the apple map to be marked, it means you will have to drop a pin on that said location. This helps you find the location easily.

This means that if you drop a pin at a particular location, that location automatically becomes a marked location. This means it is also easy to get rid of a marked location on your iPhone. Since these location exist because of the dropped pins, you can follow the steps above to delete dropped pins which will in turn delete the marked locations on your apple map.



Deleting a dropped pin from your iPhone is really quick and easy. There are a few methods you can try to do this and they are all really easy to follow. At the end of this article, you should be able to apply any or all of the methods to delete a dropped pin on the apple map. 



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