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How to Share Your Location on Your iPhone or iPad

One of the easiest things to do with your iPhone or iPad is to share your location with family and friends. Maybe you want to show someone a fantastic vacation spot. Maybe you are at a party and want a friend to join you. Whatever the reason, we show you how to share your location on iPhone or iPad using native and third party tools.

If you want to share your location on a more permanent basis, check out our guide on using the iOS Find My App available through the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most modern web browsers.

Turn on location services

First, verify that the location services are turned on. You may have skipped this step earlier when setting up your iPhone, or you may have turned it off to conserve battery. Once you turn it on, you will be able to see every installed app that can access your location.

Phase 1: Tap to open the settings app.

stage 2: Scroll down and tap Secluded.

step 3: Tap location services.

step 4: Tap on Toggle Next to location services To turn on this feature if it is not already there.

Use the messaging application

If you are having a conversation with a friend, colleague or family member in the messages, you can share your current location. This can be extremely helpful if you are meeting someone and they need to show where you are.

Phase 1: Tap to open the Messages app.

stage 2: Tap to open iMessage Thread.

step 3: Tap anywhere next to the contact displayed at the top and then tap Information icon (I).

step 4: Select one of the two options:

  • Send my current location – It sends an iMessage with a thumbnail map inscribed with a pin indicating your current location.
  • Share my location – It does not send an iMessage. Instead, your location appears within the Find My app. You can choose to share for an hour until the end of the day or indefinitely.

Use the contacts app

If you don’t already have a message thread starting with a contact, this is a great way to share your location. Like this:

Phase 1: Tap to open the Contacts app.

stage 2: Choose the contact with whom you want to share your location.

step 3: Tap Share my location In the below direction.

step 4: Select one of the three options on the pop-up menu, as shown above.

Use the maps app

“Are you here yet?” are over. Apple Maps lets you share your location so that others can follow the progress of your journey. Like this:

Phase 1: Tap to open the Maps app.

stage 2: Tap the blue dot that indicates the location of your device.

step 3: Tap blue Share my location Button on the pop-up menu.

step 4: Select a method to share your location. These include messages, mail, airdrops, etc. You have to tap Excess Button for additional sharing options.

Bonus Tip: Follow the travel directions already on the map? Swipe at the bottom of the screen and choose Share eta, Then choose a contact to share your ETA with during your drive. Once you reach your destination, your location broadcast will stop.

Use google map

Like Apple Maps, Google Maps allows you to share your location with others so that they can see your travel progress. Like this:

Phase 1: Tap to open Google Maps.

stage 2: Tap the blue dot that indicates the location of your device.

step 3: Tap Share your location Listed on the pop-up menu.

step 4: Tap, or tap a Google related contact on the pop-up menu (Google Maps, Gmail, etc.) more options To select a contact or app through the specific iOS pop-up menu.

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