Managing Collections with HERE for Android and iOS

Ian Delaney
London 51° 30' 23.112" N, -0° 7' 37.956" E

Collections can make a massive difference when you're using HERE on Android or iOS, helping you to revisit your favourite locations and explore new ones. It's simple to manage your Collections, so read on to find out how to add, delete and keep on top of things using your iPhone or Android phone.

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Collections are the easiest way to keep on top of multiple locations in HERE for Android and iOS, effectively working as bookmarks for different destinations. Create a Collection, and it's a lot easier to find again in the future, as you'll simply be able to pick it from a list rather than having to remember addresses or specific details. Collections are also automatically synchronized with all your devices and here.com, making it easier for you to always have the places you love with you.

Adding places to Collections

Open HERE and the app quickly shows you a map centred on your current location. To add any place to a Collection, tap anywhere on the map, and hold until a blue box pops up onscreen. Tap the box and you'll then be offered a few different options: a turnpike icon for turn-by-turn navigation, a Share button and a star icon marked Collect. Tap the latter to add the location to a Collection, and you can then either create a new Collection or add it to an existing one.

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Once you've set up a Collection, every time you want to add a new location the process is the same, and all you'll need to do is tick the Collection you want to add it to. It's not just about adding your current location either - it's just as easy to add any address you want. All you need to do is enter an address, and when it pops up onscreen you'll be able to tap it and choose Collect from the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Revisiting Collections

There's no limit to what you can create Collections for – work destinations, places to visit on holidays, where your friends and family live – and creating different themes for Collections means it'll be particularly easy to find places again the next time you use HERE for Android or iOS.

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When you start HERE, the Collections button is always visible at the top right-hand corner of the app, alongside the search box, and all you need to do is tap the star to bring up your list of Collections. When you pick a specific Collection, you'll be able to see all the locations you've added, and you can tap any of them to see them on the map or get turn-by-turn directions.

Managing Collections

Just because you've added a location to your Collections doesn't mean you'll want it there indefinitely - maybe you've added some places to visit on holiday or while you're in a specific city - but once you get home it's easy to remove both individual items and entire Collections.

To delete something using HERE for Android, open the Collection it's in, and tap the pencil icon at the top right. This brings up a bin icon by the side of each item - you can tap any one to remove it from your Collections. You'll also see 'Delete this Collection' marked at the bottom of the page, which does exactly what it says.

Tapping the pencil icon also gives you the opportunity to edit the name of your Collection, letting you amend things as you go.

Anything else you’d like to know about Collections? Let us know in the comments section below.

Topics: Mobile apps, Collections, Features, HERE for Android, HERE for iOS

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