Live Location sharing has been on iPhones for years. On iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can effortlessly track your child’s whereabouts or that of a friend or family member.
This post will show you how to share your iMessage location with friends and family.
By default, iMessage provides your location from Apple Maps, but you can alternatively use Google Maps. We’ll examine both strategies later in this book.
How to Enable Location Sharing on iPhone and iPad
How to Enable Location Sharing on Mac
How to Share Live Location on iPhone and iPad
Share Live Location in iMessage using Default Method
Share Live Location in iMessage from Google Maps
make sure you install the Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad. The app is freely available on the App Store. Grant the location access to the app in the Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services > Google Maps.
If the app is already available on your iPhone, you can follow these steps to share your current location using Google Maps.
How to Share Live Location in iMessage on Mac
How to Stop Sharing Live Location in iMessage
Request for Location Sharing
You can always request location sharing to your friends or family in Messages, you can do it easily by opening the conversation, then tap the + icon and select location, tapping the request button, it will notify the recipient. Once granted access, you will get access to the live location.
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