All the ways to share your location on iPhone — 2022

Sharing the location of the iPhone has many functions that can be really useful at times, both to be able to know the place where a person is and even to be able to recover your device if you have lost it. For this reason, in this post we are going to tell you about all the ways you have at your fingertips to be able to share the location of your iPhone whenever you want.

Before starting with all the ways you have to be able to share the location of your device, for this you have to know that it is essential to have location activated on the iPhone . This is something that many users disable by default. However, what we recommend is that you have it activated only for those applications that you really use and for which it is necessary. For this you just have to go to Settings > Privacy > Location and activate it for those apps that you want to have access to.

Use messaging apps

One of the main tools that all users have at their disposal to be able to share their location through their iPhone are instant messaging applications, starting with Apple's own app such as Messages and continuing with both queens in the sector such as Whataspp and Telegram. Here we tell you how you can do it in these three applications.



So you can do it in Messages

Something that Apple has done frankly correctly has been to give all users of its power devices the possibility communicate with each other completely free . The iPhone messages application is not only the app where you can receive, read and send different SMS, but it is also a fantastic alternative to be able to communicate with other iPhone users completely free of charge.

Therefore, being a messaging application, which by the way more and more people use, one of the options or functions that it makes available to the user is that of share iphone location . This is really useful on numerous occasions and being able to carry it out is extremely simple, as we explain below.

    open the appof messages. Select the conversationin which you want to send your location. Click on the icon of the person or people who are in the conversation.
  1. Choose Send my current location .

Share in Messages

Steps to follow to share the location on WhatsApp

Surely the application most used daily by a large number of people in the world is Whatsapp, since currently she's the Queen as far as messaging apps are concerned. In addition to allowing users to exchange messages and multimedia content, it obviously also allows you to share your location through your iPhone. To be able to do it, you just have to follow the following steps.

    open the appWhatsApp on your iPhone. Access the chatthrough which you want to send your location. Click on the +located at the bottom left of the screen.
  1. Choose Location .
  2. Click on Send my current location .

Share on Whatsapp

Telegram lets you share your location

Telegram currently has not yet been able to reach the entire public that Whatsapp does cover, even so it is after this the most used messaging application due to the fantastic functions and options that it provides to all its users , as it really isn't just a messaging app. Among all these functions you can find, of course, the option to share your location at any time through your iPhone. To do this, you just have to follow the steps that we indicate below.

    open the appof Telegram on your iPhone. Enter the chatin which you want to share your location. Click on the icon that appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
  1. Choose Location .
  2. Click on Send my current location The Real-time location… .

Share on Telegram

Share your location in the Find My app

Leaving aside the messaging applications, we are now going with the app that Apple itself has developed to be able to share the location of each and every one of its devices, obviously focusing on the iPhone. With the Find My app, as long as you have Share My Location turned on, you can use it to share your location with friends, family, and other contacts from your iPhone. Below we explain some of the options that this application allows you to carry out.

Choose the people you want to share it with

The first thing, and surely the most important, is to be able to choose which people you want to share your location with from the iPhone. This allows you to do the Search app, and really the steps you have to carry out are really simple. What we recommend is that if you want to use this app, keep in mind to which people you give access to your location at all times. Here are the steps you have to follow.

    Open the Find app and select the People tab.
  1. Choose share my location The Start sharing my location .
  2. Enter name or phone numberof the person you want to share your location with.
  3. Click on Send .
  4. chooseif you want to share your location for an hour, all day or indefinitely, that is, constantly.
  5. Choose To accept .

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Name the usual locations

Among the options that you have available within the Search app, one of them is to be able to name the locations where you are most often. In this way you can provide the information of where you are to all the contacts with whom you have activated the option to share your location. If you want to name the most frequent places in which you find yourself, you just have to follow the following steps.

  1. open the App Search .
  2. Select the me tab .
  3. Scroll down and select Location .
  4. Select Home, Work, School, Gym or None. You can also choose the option Add custom label to create your own name for the location.

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Change the device you share from

As we have repeatedly told you in this post, you can not only share your location through the iPhone, but at any time you have the possibility of being able to change the device through which you are sharing your location. Also, as you might expect, you can share your location from any Apple device that has internet access. Here are the steps you have to follow to do so.

    Open the Find app.
  1. Select the me tab .
  2. Choose Use this device as My Location .

Share location with family

If you are within an Apple family, the option to Share your location in family is really useful and also very easy to manage. This way, in case you lose your device, automatically all family members will be able to access the location of it, and vice versa, you can also help the rest of the members in these situations.

In order for all family members to be able to use this feature, the proxy must turn on location sharing through the Family Sharing settings. Once this is done, the rep's location is automatically shared with all members, and then each member can choose whether or not to share her location. Anyone who agrees will be able to see the location via Find My Friends or Messages.

Choose when to share

Another of the functions that exist within family sharing is to choose when you want the rest of the members to be able to access your location. This is really useful for those times when you want your location not to be shared, but later if you want to return to enjoying the benefits that this feature gives you. To do this, you just have to follow the following steps.

  1. open the Settings app .
  2. Go into your iCloud profile.
  3. tap on Seek .
  4. Select family memberyou want to stop sharing or start sharing your location with.

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Change the device you share location from

Just as you can change the device you share your location with from the Find My app, you can also change the location you're sharing with family members to another device of your choosing. To do this, you just have to follow a few simple steps that we provide below.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Click on your name.
  3. Tap Family Sharing and then tap Location Sharing.
  4. Select Share My Location > From.
  5. Select the device you want to share your location from.

Find my iPhone as a family

Finally, although we have already mentioned it before, we want to tell you about the benefits of sharing your location with your family in order to help you locate and recover a lost device at certain times. By activating Find My iPhone, if you lose it, a family member can help you recover it, since when activating this function, the rest of the members have the possibility to perform all the following actions.

    View the location and online or offline status of the device. Play a sound on your device to make it easier to find. Put the device in lost mode if it already has a code set. Wipe a device remotely.