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Sharing your location is handy feature that you can use to let those closest to you know that you’re safe and sound.

Whether you’re on holiday, at a festival, walking home from somewhere, or at Asda doing the weekly shop, it’s nice to know people know of your whereabouts.

iPhone users can share their location with whoever they want. You can do this on just a one off basis or set it up permanently. If you’ve got little ones, this is a great way of keeping track of where they’re playing out.

With the world opening back up again after the global pandemic, familiarising yourself with this feature is a great way of keeping everyone around you, and yourself safe.

Get started and get sharing.

1) Go to Settings on your iPhone.

2) Scroll to Privacy.

3) Tap on Location Services.

4) Turn on the feature.

While you’re in this section, there are lots of things you can do. Firstly, you can set your iPhone so that a nominated person can always find where you are.

If you plan on sneaking for after work drinks and don’t want the kids to know, would be worth baring this in mind. This one nominated person must be a member of your Family Sharing crew – choose wisely!

An iPhone displaying the sharing location setting.
Sharing your location is easy with your iPhone.

Make this permanent.

For those moments when you want to make things a little more permanent, iPhone have you covered. Like we said before, your kids might be out and about floating around, and you want to keep tabs on them.

Whether it’s so you know where to pick them up from or just so you know they’re safe, there’s a way you can set up permanent location sharing.

1) Go to Settings.

2) Scroll down to Location Services.

3) Tap on Share My Location.

4) Under the Family heading, tap the person you want to share with.

5) When their details pop up, scroll to the bottom and tap Share My Location.

If you get to a point where you don’t want to share this location anymore, you can simply repeat the steps and press Stop Sharing My Location.

Share with iMessage.

If you’re sick of your friend claiming they’ve set off when they’re really still shaving their legs in the shower or drinking a cuppa at the table, iMessage location may be the way to go.

To share your location with just one person, here’s what to do.

1) Open iMessage and start a new conversation.

2) Tap on the person’s name at the top of the screen.

3) Tap the information button that appears under their name.

4) Tap on Send My Current Location.

You can also do it with larger group chats and let everyone in the group see where you are. Again, you can share it permanently or just send your location as a one off.

Share your location with your friends on iMessage.

Put a timer on it.

There’s also a way that you can share your location for a set period of time. Whether that’s just for an hour or until the end of the day.

1) Open up Messages and start a conversation.

2) Tap on the person’s name at the top of the screen.

3) Tap on the information button that appears under their name.

4) Select Share My Location.

5) Choose from Share Until End of Day, Share for One Hour, Share Indefinitely.

If you’ve got big family plans or a night out with your friends and want to know where everyone is, this is perfect. The point is, you don’t want everyone to know where you are all the time, but it’s handy for that night.

Found you.

There’s absolutely no chance of losing your friends on a night out or not knowing where your little ones are with an iPhone. Location sharing is perfect and flexible and gives you the option to choose exactly how long you want to share yours for.

Whether it’s indefinitely or just for a short while, there are options for everyone. Of course, to enjoy iPhone location sharing, you’ve got to have an iPhone. Luckily for you, we’ve got deals upon deals just waiting for you to enjoy.