How to Share Location on iPhone X/8 (Plus)

iPhone has a feature to share your location with others. To learn how to share location on iPhone, you can follow this guide. Here, you will find the simplest method to share your location on iPhone X/8 (Plus).

By Lydia Smith | Posted: May. 14, 2018, Last Updated: May. 15, 2018
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Location Sharing is one of the most amazing features of a modern smartphone. Apple iPhone is built with lots of amazing features that allows users to track their real-time location using the GPS technology. And its functionality isn’t just limited to finding out your current location. It is also possible to share your current location with other people.

Location sharing on iPhone is a very useful feature as you can let your family and friends know your current location. By sharing your current location, you can let anyone know where you are at if someone is coming to pick you up. This is especially useful when kids are lost. They might not be able to tell their parents where they are on call, but parents will be able to track their kid’s location very easily.

If you don’t know how to share location on iPhone, read the guide to know how to make it on your iPhone 8/X.

How to Share Location on iPhone 8/X

There are actually numerous ways to share your location on iPhone. But you need to have enabled the Location Services on your device. You can enable the location sharing on your iPhone by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Moreover, the subsequent apps that you use should be allowed to use location sharing. Then follow the instructions below to share location on iPhone 8/X.

Method 1: How to Share Location on iPhone Using Messages

There is a shortcut in Messages app that lets you share location by typing, “I’m at”. This is a trigger to send your location.

Step 1 Launch the Messages app and go to the conversation you want to share your location with.

Step 2 Type “I’m at” and hit the spacebar.

Step 3 A current location will appear on the keyboard, tap on it to send your location.

How to Share Location Using Messages

How to Share Location Using Messages

Method 2: How to Share Location on iPhone Using Contacts

It is also possible to share your location using contacts app. Follow the below steps to learn how to share location on iPhone.

Step 1 Launch the contacts app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Now, you need to select the contact whom you want to share location with.

Step 3 Then tap on “Share My Location”. This will send your current location to the selected contacts.

How to Share Location on iPhone Using Contacts

How to Share Location on iPhone Using Contacts

Method 3: How to Share Location on iPhone Using Apple Maps

It is also possible to share your location using Apple Maps if you don’t want to use Messages app or contacts apps to share your location. Using Maps app, you can share your location using Facebook messenger, email, or others.

Step 1 Open Maps app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Now, tap on the blue dot on the map that shows your current location.

Step 3 Now, it will show you some options. Tap on “Share My Location” button.

Step 4 It will display you a list of apps to share your location. Select the app which on which you sent the location and then the person to whom you want to share your location.

How to Share Location on iPhone Using Apple Maps

How to Share Location on iPhone Using Apple Maps

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The Bottom Line

Location sharing feature on iPhone can come in very handy when you want someone to come to the location where you currently at. In this article, you’ve learned the most common methods on how to share location on iPhone. All the methods given here are very easy and use the iPhone’s native apps to share your location. For any doubts, welcome to let us know in the comments below.

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.

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