How to Share your and others’ locations
1 Invite your friends
Tap Add, then Tap in the To field and type the email address associated with a person’s Apple ID, or their name – suggested contacts appear below – then tap Send. Or, tap a nearby person’s face to share directly using AirDrop.
3 Notify your friends
Tap Me and then Notify Friends. Here, you can inform people of where you are now, or as certain events occur: that is, when you arrive or leave a specified location, and whether to do so just the next time or on an ongoing basis.
5 Different map views
At the map with your list of friends you’re following beneath it, tap the map, and then tap the ‘i’ (bottom right) to reveal options that set the map’s presentation to either standard or satellite view, or a hybrid of the two.
2 Sending and accepting
You’ll see a Request Sent message. Once the recipient accepts, you’ll be able to see their location. To stop sharing your location with everybody, tap Me below the map and flick the Share My Location switch to its off position.
4 See where someone is
On the map, your location is marked with a blue dot. Tap a name in the friends list below to see where that person is, then tap Contact to message or call the person, or tap More and then Directions to plot a route to them.
6 Privacy settings
To stop a specific friend knowing where you are, tap their name in the friends list, then Contact, then Stop Sharing My Location. If you want more flexibility, such as friends’ estimated arrival times, try Glympse (free, glympse.com).