Find a 3 word address

1. Tap the search bar, enter a street address or place name, then select the correct search result.

2. Zoom in, switch to satellite mode and drag the map to find the exact location you want.

3. Tap the square you need to see its 3 word address displayed at the top of the screen.

 

View your current 3 word address

1. Open the what3words app, wait for the blue dot to stop moving and tap ‘Locate Me’.

2. The 3 word address will display at the top of your screen.

The location accuracy is dependent on your device’s GPS signal. It will be more accurate when you are outside with a clear view of the sky.

 

Search and get directions

1. Enter the 3 word address in the format word.word.word into the search bar. Remember to add in the dots.

2. Select the correct 3 word address.

3. Tap ‘Navigate’.

4. Get directions with your preferred navigation app.

 

Share a 3 word address

1. Find a 3 word address, or select one from your saved locations.

2. Tap ‘Share’ and select the app you want to use.

To remove the default sharing explainer text, go to ‘Settings’ and tap ‘Share Settings’. Tap to toggle ‘Explainer Text’ off. Here you can also change other sharing settings including language and location information.

 

Save a 3 word address

1. Tap a square to select it, then tap ‘Save’.

2. You can save to an existing list, for example, Favourites.

3. To save your location to a new list, tap ‘Add a new list’ and give your list a name, for example, parking spots.

4. Once you’ve saved to a list, you can add a description by tapping ‘Add Note’ at the bottom of the screen.

Find one of your saved locations

1. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of your screen.

2. Tap ‘Saved Locations’.

3. Select the list you need.

4. Select the 3 word address you need.

 

Change languages

1. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of your screen.

2. Tap ‘Settings’ followed by ‘Language’ then ‘Primary 3 word address language’.

3. Select the language you need and, if prompted, download the language pack.

On Android devices, you’ll need to restart the app once you’ve added a new language. On iOS, no restart is needed.

 

Enable dual language display

1. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of your screen.

2. Tap ‘Settings’ then ‘Language’.

3. Toggle on ‘Secondary 3 word address language’ then tap ‘Select secondary language’.

4. Select the language you need and, if prompted, download the language pack.

On Android devices, you’ll need to restart the app once you’ve added a new language. On iOS, no restart is needed.

Use voice entry

1. Tap the microphone icon in the search bar.

2. Say the 3 word address without the dots or slashes, for example ‘filled count soap’.

3. Select the correct address.

4. Get directions or share.

 

Scan a 3 word address

1. Tap the camera icon in the search bar at the top of the screen.

2. Point your camera at the 3 word address. Make sure it sits in the scanning window.

3. Hold still for a few seconds, giving it time to scan the address.

4. Tap the correct address.

 

Reopen the tutorial

1. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of your screen.

2. Tap Tutorial.

3. Swipe down to move to the next screen.

 

Share the app

1. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of your screen.

2. Tap ‘Share app’.

3. Select the app you’d like to share in.

 

Find Frequently Asked Questions

1. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of your screen.

2. Tap ‘Find out about what3words’ then scroll down and tap ‘FAQs’.

3. Enter your question into the search bar.