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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a feature that every iPhone has. It allows you to share your location with others in real time. You can also share the location of your iPhone using the Find My app or Messages.

Share your location on an iPhone

To share your iPhone’s location, first enable location services.

After you have enabled Location Services and turned on Share My Location within the Find My App you will be able to share your location with Find My App.

Share you location on iPhone via Find My App

The Find My app makes it easy to locate your iPhone or other Apple devices. These are the steps you need to take in order to share your location with the app.

  1. Click the “Find My App” button. Next, click the People tab. This option is located in the lower-left corner.
  2. Next, tap on the Start collaborating button.
  3. Share your location by entering your telephone number or contact number.
  4. Then select Send.
  5. Next choose the time you wish to share your location.
  6. Next click on OK. An email will be sent asking for permission to share the location with your contact.

Note: Click on the People tab of the Find My App to see the location for another user. Scroll down and select the person you wish to follow.

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You can also send a map using the Messages app if you don’t wish to share your location.

Send a message to Your iPhone location

Open Messages to share your location with the iPhone. To send your current location, tap the “i” button.

  1. You can open the Messages app for your iPhone. Use this to send a message.
  2. Next, start a conversation. Tap on an existing conversation or tap at the top to start a new one.
    Notification
  3. Next, click on the email address and name of the contact. The profile picture will now open the contact’s menu.
  4. Next, tap the information icon at top of the app. This icon looks like an “I” within a circle.
  5. Next, click Send My Current Address. The map will be visible to your contact.

Notification: An App message may appear saying “Turn On Location Services to Allow Messages To Send Your Location.” Scroll down to Settings and modify your Allow location access settings.

Share your location with others using the Contacts app

How can you share your location with iPhone using Contacts

This will enable you to share your location with the Contacts app.

  1. Contacts open on your iPhone.
  2. Next, choose one of your contacts.
  3. Tap to Share My Location.
  4. Choose how long you would like to share your address information

Here’s a list of the best GPS tracking apps to use with children.

Every iPhone comes with the Global Positioning System (GPS) which transmits your location in real-time to your iPhone. You can also share your iPhone’s location via Find My App or Messages.

How to share location on an iPhone

To share your iPhone’s location, first enable location services.

Once you’ve enabled Location Services, and turned on Share My Location in the Find My App, you can share your location with the Find My App.

You can share your location with iPhone via Find My App

Find My app allows you to find your iPhone and other Apple devices. These are the steps to share you location with the app.

  1. Click on the Find My App button. You can find this app on your home screen.
  2. Next, click on the People tab. 
  3. Next, tap Share my location .
  4. Share your location by entering your name or contact number.
  5. Then select Send.
  6. There are three options available: Share Indefinitely, 1 Hour, or Up to End Of Day.
  7. Next, click on OK. A notification will be sent asking your contact if they would like to share the location.

Note: To see the location of another user click on the People tab in the Find My App. Select that person and scroll down to select Ask for Follow Location.

You can also share your favourite places.

If you don’t want to share your location, you can send a map of it using the Messages app.

How to send a message from your iPhone with your location

To share your location with your iPhone, open Messages. Tap on an existing conversation, or create a new one. Next select the profile photo of the contact and tap “i”. Finally, tap Send my Current location.

  1. Open the Messages App for your iPhone. This is what you use when you want to send a message.
  2. Next, start a conversation. You can either tap on an existing conversation, or start a new one by tapping at the blue pen-and paper icon at the top.
    Notification
  3. Next click on the name and email address of the contact. This will open their menu under the profile picture.
  4. Next tap the information icon at the top of the app. This icon appears like an “I” in a circle.
  5. Next, select Send My Current Address. Your contact will see the map.

Notification: The App may display a message saying “Turn on Location Services to Allow Messages to Send Your Location.” Scroll down to Settings to modify your Allow location access settings.

You can share your location with other users via the Contacts app

How to share location with iPhone via Contacts

These steps will allow you to share your location using the Contacts app.

  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  2. Next choose one of your contacts
  3. Tap to Share My Location.
  4. Next choose how long you’d like to share your information about your location with this user

We have a list of best GPS tracking apps for children.

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