How to Share Your Location on an iPhone—the Fastest Way! (iOS 17)

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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.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Learn the simplest and quickest way to share your location via iMessage by typing this simple phrase.
  • Avoid fumbling with the Maps app and share your location directly from Messages.

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

System Requirements

This tip works on any iPhone running iOS 17 or later. Learn how to update to iOS 17.

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. 

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For this tip, you'll have to have both Predictive Text and Location Services enabled.

  1. Open the Messages app.

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  2. Start a new thread or open a previously opened text thread with the person you want to share your location with.

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  3. Type the phrase "I'm at" and press the spacebar after the word "at." Also, be sure to type the apostrophe in "I'm."

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  4. In the predictive text area of the keyboard, tap Current Location.

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  5. A map of your location will appear where the keyboard is located.

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  6. If you'd rather share another location, you can tap the pin icon in the top left-hand corner.

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  7. Drag the pin to the area you'd like to share.

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  8. Tap a spot on the map to drop your pin.

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  9. Tap Send Pin.

    Tap Share
  10. 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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Author Details

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.