How to Share Your Location on an iPhone—the Fastest Way!

Did you know that you can share your location right from the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad? Here's a quick way to share your location via Apple Maps, straight from the Messages app.

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There are a couple of ways to share your location from an iPhone, but this might be the quickest! Here's how to share your location from your iPhone or iPad in a text message using predictive text. For this tip, you'll have to have both Predictive Text and Location Services enabled. 

Related: How to Share Directions in Apple & Google Maps

How to Share Your Location on an iPhone from the Messages App with Predictive Text 

We've gone over how to avoid toll roads in Google and Apple Maps on your iPhone, as well as how to create a Guide in Apple Maps. For more useful ways to use Apple Maps, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, if you've wondered, "how can I share my location quickly", we'll show you how to share your location from your iPhone right in a text message. To do this:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Start a new thread or open a previously opened text thread with the person you want to share your location with.
  3. Type the phrase "I'm at" and press the spacebar after the word "at".
  4. In the predictive text area of the keyboard, tap Current Location.

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  5. The other person will be sent your location via Apple Maps.
  6. Notice that only the map will show up in the text chat. You'll need to complete your message and press the send icon to send your text message.

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Now you can share your location with a quick text phrase! If you own an Apple Watch, there's also a quick way to share your location right from your wrist.

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.