Whether you want to keep your parents updated about your whereabouts or desire to let your friends know that you are on the way and just about to join them for a bachelor party, location sharing is a pretty effective way to go. Luckily, sharing location on iPhone and iPad had never been so plain sailing before, thanks to the availability of a good many options!
Even better, you also have the option to share your real-time location for as long as you want. It could be an ideal way to let your loved ones know how fast you are heading towards a destination. Let me demonstrate how it works on iOS devices.
How to Share Location on iPhone and iPad
- How to Share Your Location Using iMessage on iPhone and iPad
- How to Stop Sharing Your Location Using iMessage
- How to Share Location Using Maps App
- How to Share Your Location Using Google Maps
- How to Share Your Location Using WhatsApp
- How to Share Your Location Using Facebook Messenger
Share Location Using iMessage on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, select any conversation.
Step #3. Next, tap on the “i” button at the right corner.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Share My Location.
Step #5. Up next, you have four options:
- Share for One Hour
- Share Until End of Day
- Share Indefinitely
Choose the preferred option based on your need. Now, your friend will be able to see your location for the selected period until you decide to stop it mid-way.
Stop Sharing Your Location Using iMessage on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Messages app on your iOS device → the conversation in question.
Step #2. Now, tap on the “i” button at the top right.
Step #3. Next, tap on Stop Sharing My Location and confirm.
Sharing location via Maps app is just as simple. Keep reading…
Share Your Location Using Maps App on iPhone and iPad
Ensure that you have allowed Maps app to have access to your location. Settings → Maps → Location → While Using the App.
Step #1. Launch Maps app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the blue pin and select Share My Location.
Step #3. Next, choose the medium through which you want to share your location. There are several options like Messages app, Mail and more.
You can also use Google Maps, WhatsApp and Messenger to get your work done fast.
Share Location Using Google Maps on iPhone and iPad
Google Maps, the world’s most popular navigation app, makes sharing location pretty straightforward. There are two ways you can get through the task:
Share Real-Time Location Via Google Maps on your iOS Device
One way is to share your live location right from Google Maps. It’s pretty easy and doesn’t take too many steps. To do so, jump over to this post.
Share Location in iMessage Using Google Maps on iPhone
The other way is to share your location in iMessage using Google Maps. So, while chatting with your friends if you decide to use Google’s navigation app, you won’t need to quit the conversation. Check out how it’s done.
Share Location Using WhatsApp on iPhone
You are chatting with your buddy using WhatsApp and suddenly, you wish to let him know where are. Great, you can instantly send across your current location or even allow him to track your location for a specified period.
Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone and open a chat.
Step #2. Now, tap on the “+” button and then select Location.
Step #3. Next, you have the option to share both your current location or your live location for a certain period.
Share Location Using Facebook Messenger on iPhone
Facebook Messenger is just as good when it comes to location sharing. Head over to this post to find out how it works in the popular messaging app.
That’s pretty much it!
Hopefully, your friends will no longer be worried about your whereabouts. Have any question? Toss it up in the comments below.
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