How to teach Maps (and Siri) where your home address is

You can teach Maps on iOS and Mac OS X, and Siri on iOS, to recognize your home address. Here’s how:

  • Open up Maps.
  • Tap on the arrow icon in the lower left side of the screen.
  • When your current location is show, tap on the arrow to the right.
  • On the info page in the lower left, tap Add to Contacts.
  • Choose Existing Contact.
  • Pick your iCloud Contact card.
  • Assign a location tag — for example, “Home.”

Now you can issue Siri commands involving Home and she (Siri is a she, right?) will know the location you mean. You can do the same with your work address and other locations.