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Find and share places using plus codes

Plus codes work just like street addresses. When an address isn’t available, you can use a plus code to find or share a place on Google Maps, like your home or business.

A plus code includes:

  • 6 or 7 letters and numbers
  • A town or city

Here’s an example of a plus code: X4HM+3C, Cairo, Egypt

Find the plus code for a place

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Touch and hold a place to drop a pin on Google Maps.
  3. At the bottom, tap the address or description.
  4. Scroll down to find the plus code, such as 8439VCW3V+PG.


  • Plus codes aren’t shown in some countries.
  • You might see a plus code without a town or city. Instead, an area code will be added to the beginning of the plus code, like 7GXHX4HM+3C.

Find a place using plus codes

To search for a place using a plus code, use the plus code like an address.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. At the top, tap the search box and type the plus code.

Tip: You can use a plus code with a town or city, such as X4HM+3C, Cairo, Egypt, or with an area code, such as 7GXHX4HM+3C. When you’re near a place, you don’t have to include the area code. For example, you can search for X4HM+3C.

Find out more about plus codes.

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