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Four Different Ways To Share Your Location On An iPhone

Sometimes, you need to share your location for different reasons. Maybe you need a friend to find you or you have missed your way. Sharing your location with friends and family while on the move is quite easy on an iPhone device. This helps especially when you are in a new city or location and are not sure of your exact address. Sending your location will lead them exactly to you.

 

 

You can share your location on the iPhone using a number of apps. Contacts, Messages app, Apple Maps and Google Maps. Before you share your location, make sure that you have enabled location services in your app settings. Some of the apps can let you share your location just once, and others can do it over a period of time which is a great way to be tracked down by a friend if you are moving around.

 

To enable location services on your iPhone

iPhone Location

  • Open the settings app.
  • Tap “Privacy”.
  • Then tap “Location Services”.
  • Turn the Location Services on by swiping right.
  • If you want to continuously share your location for a time, tap “Share My Location”.
  • Then swipe the slider to the right to turn it on.

 

To share your location — with a spouse for example — for safety or accountability reasons on Messaging

iMessaging

  • Open a conversation with the person you would like to share your location with.
  • Tap the top of the screen that has the icon of the person.
  • Tap the icon “I” in the circle and choose the kind of location sharing you want. You can tap “Send My Current Location” to share a one-time location or “Share My Location”, and choose how long you want to be visible for. It could be from an hour to permanent visibility.
  • Now, tap “Done.”

 

To share your location via the Contacts app

iPhone contacts app

  • Open the contacts app
  • Tap on the contact of the person you will like to share your location with.
  • Then tap “Share My Location”, and choose how long you want to be visible for.

 

To share location via Google Maps

Google Maps

  • First, download the Google Maps on your phone, then launch and open it.
  • Tap the blue dot that shows your location. You can tap the arrow on the lower right to help bring your position to view if you don’t see it immediately.
  • In the pop-up menu, tap “Share your location.”
  • Now, choose how long you want to share your location. This can be from as long as three days to when you decide you turn it off by tapping “Until you turn this off.”
  • Then tap “Select People”.
  • Now choose the person or person you would like to share your location with on your contact list. You can also press the arrow pointing down to select an email address or phone number.
  • You can now tap share.

 

To share your location on Apple Maps

Apple Maps

  • Open Apple Maps.
  • Tap the blue dot that shows your location. You can tap the arrow on the lower right to help bring your position to view if you don’t see it immediately.
  • In the pop-up menu, click “Share My Location.”
  • Now choose the app you want to use to share your location and the use the app to choose the person you want to share with. You can use any of your messaging apps.

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