Apple this year, has done remarkable changes and stood-up on people’s expectations. With iOS 13 update Apple users have a lot of new features to explore, but Sharing live ETA is one of the most captivating features of Apple Maps.
This functionality allows iPhone or iPad users to share their ETA (Estimated time of arrival) along with other details such as their current location, route, and destination to one or more contacts. Once you’ve shared your ETA, it will update automatically, so the recipient always knows if you hit the traffic or you are arriving late.
The recipient will get notified for specifying your ETA, clicking on that will take them to the Apple Maps where they can track your route and location on a real-time basis. However, if the recipient isn’t on iOS 13 or they are using Android device then maps will periodically send “current updates” in the form of text messages.
How to Share Your ETA in Real Time with Others in Apple Maps on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. First off, Open Apple Maps on your device.
Step #2. Now, Search for your destination you wish to share and then tap on Directions → Go to start the navigation.
Step #3. Next, tap on Share ETA at the bottom of the screen.
Step #4. Now, it will show up the most frequent contacts, if you wish to find more, tap on Contacts and select the one who you wish to share.
Done !! Your contacts can now track your journey.
You can even set up Share ETA to automatically notify to your personal contacts every time you start a journey to certain places. Let us quickly go over the steps to know how it works.
How to Automatically Share ETA of Favorite Places with your Personal Contacts on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Apple Maps → Add a place as a favorite or use the one from your favorite list.
Step #2. Now tap on See All in the favorite section.
Step #3. Next up, tap on button next to the location name, that will take you to the details screen.
Step #4. Now, tap on Add Person in the Share ETA section (you can select one or more contacts here). Finally, tap on Done.
Now every time you start a journey to that place your personal contacts will automatically be notified with your ETA.
Give it a try…
So, this was all about the new Share ETA feature in iOS 13 that Apple Maps offers. I encourage all of you to give this a try and share your experience with us.
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