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How to Share Your Current Location in Phone/iPad

iOS 10 is now available for everyone, and one of the best hidden iOS 10 features is that it allows user quickly share their location. This tutorial will show you how to share location in iPhone/iPad, there are several means you can do that.

Part 1: How to Share My Location via Family Share

If you want to share location via Family Sharing, your iDevice need to meet three requirements as follows:

1. Your iCloud account should be part of a family (Someone have added you to family sharing account).

2. You should have enabled Location Services.

3. Find My iPhone should be turned on. (Settings > Privacy > Location Services >

Turn on Find My iPhone

How to Turn on and Use Share Location

When you join to a family, you can enable Share My Location by going to Settings > iCloud.

Under Advanced you'll see Share My Location option, tap and swicth it On.

Enable share my location

Step 3: Then your device’s location will start showing up on other members’ Find My iPhone (on You can view where a family member is, use the Find My Friends app to locate family members right on your iPhone/iPad.

Option 2: How to Share My Location via Message App

You can share your current location with a person who is using iMessage. The detail steps are showing as follows.

Step 1: Open the Messages app. Tap on the conversation in which you'd like to share your location.

Step 2: Tap on Details in the upper right hand corner. Tap on Share My Location.

Share my location via Message App

iMessage will then set up a temporary or permanent Find my Friends session, and you'll be able to see each other wherever you go

Option 3: Send any Location from the Maps App with iMessage

If you want to share a location in Maps for iPhone/iPad with someone else, you can send it right over with iMessage.

Step 1: Open Map app on you iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Find the location you'd like to share.

If you'd like to share your current location, just tap on location arrow in order to locate yourself.

Step 3: Then tap on the Share button.

Step 4: Tap on Message.

Step 5: Type the name of the person with whom you'd like to share your location. Tap Send.

Send my current location in Map via Message