How to Secretly Track Your Friend’s Location Using iPhone/iPad

Find My Friends is a pretty nice app that lets you locate your friends and family using your iPhone or iPad. If you want to keep a track of the location of your kid or someone very close to you for security purpose, this app can work really well in letting you do so.

Moreover, Find My Friends allows you to set up location-based alerts that can notify whenever your friend arrives at a place or leaves it. You can also set it up to alert your friend about the changes in your location.

How to Track Friend's Location on iPhone Using Find My Friend App

If you are concerned about your kid’s or friend’s security, you can track his/her location secretly using your iPhone. It’s quite simple to get started with it. Let’s cross over to check out!

How to Secretly Track Your Friend’s Location Using iPhone or iPad

Find My Friends is compatible with iOS 8 or later. On iOS 9, this is a stock app. You will need to install the app if your friend’s iPhone is running iOS 8.

Step #1. Launch Find My Friends on your friend’s iPhone.

Step #2. Next up, you have to tap on your friend’s contact picture at the bottom.

Tap on Profile Picture in Find My Friends App on iPhone

Step #3. Turn on Share My Location. Right under Share My Location From, you have to make sure that location is shared from this device.

Turn ON Share My Location on Friend's iPhone

Step #4. On your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom to bring up Control Center. Enable AirDrop and select Everyone. (Even Contacts Only will do. But it’s better to select Everyone.)

Enable AirDrop on iPhone

Step #5. On your friend’s device, tap on Add (in Find My Friends) from the top right corner. Tap on your contact and select “Share Indefinitely“.

Add Friend on iPhone Find My Friends App

Step #6. On your device, tap on your friend’s contact in the app. You will see his/her current location.

Track Your Friend's Location on iPhone

Besides, there will be an option to notify you when your friend leaves/arrives at that place.

That’s all! Now, start tracking your friend secretly until he/she discovers your trick.

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