How to set the Home and Work Location in Google Now Accurately.

Google Maps allows us to select a Home and Work location for quick use to determine Directions and for use in Google Now too .

Here’s how to set the location.

  1. Open Google Maps on your Android or iOS device
  2. Click on the “Person” icon on the top right
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  3. You’ll be displayed a screen to enter/edit the Home and Work address
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  4. Long press the Home/Work fields to open the edit page and type in the building name or the complete address.
  5. Select the suggestion provided by Google and Voila! you have selected a Home address..

Sometimes when you’re living in an apartment complex it wouldn’t let you select the individual block. Now here’s a quick hat tip to set this location accurately.

  1. Open the Google Maps website on your desktop browser
  2. Search for the apartment complex. For example – “Serene County, Hyderabad”.
  3. Long press on the building name and you should see that it displays more details about the building including the geo latitude and longitude too.
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  4. Now go back to the Google Maps app on your Android/iOS device
  5. Follow Steps #3 and #4 to open the Home/Work location edit page.
  6. Enter the latitude, longitude information from Step#2 into the input box and press done.
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  7. You’ll be re-directed to the previous page again, this time the data will be populated with the selected address
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There you go, you’ve just learnt how to setup the Google Home or Work location accurately.

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