Manually Assign Any Coordinates As Your Home Or Work Address In Google Maps And Google Now

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    Our friends over at AndroidPolice put together a hand description of how to "Manually Assign Any Coordinates As Your Home Or Work Address In Google Maps And Google Now"

    "It technically still isn't, but there's a workaround in Google Maps. Version 9.12 of Maps added the option to custom name places, which incidentally accepts "home" and "work" as possible labels. Here's how to do it:
    1. Regardless of what data Google Now has saved for your places, head to Google Maps. Look for the location you want to assign as your home/work, and tap and hold to drop a red pin on it.
    2. Pull up the "Dropped Pin" information card that shows up and tap on the overflow menu (3 dots) in the upper right side of the screen.
    3. Choose "Add label."
    4. Type "home" or "work," and choose the specific label that shows up with a house or a suitcase and a "set your home/work address" tagline.
    5. Confirm that you want to update your address across Google, Google Now, and Google Search."
    Be sure to check out their whole article for a description of why you would want this. :)
     
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