How to Share Your ETA with a Contact in Apple Maps

Sharing your ETA with a contact using Apple Maps allows you to keep a friend or colleague up to date on your arrival time so that you can focus on driving. To share your ETA, you'll need to select a destination in Apple Maps and begin navigation. Let's dive in with how to share your ETA with a contact using the Maps app on your iPhone.

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How to Share Your ETA with a Contact on Apple Maps

We've gone over how to name, edit, and change home and work addresses in the Maps app, how to create a Guide in Maps, how to share a Guide, and how to save and share a location from Apple Maps. For more great iPhone tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Enter your destination.
  3. Tap Directions.
  4. Tap Go.

  5. Tap Share ETA.
  6. Select a suggested contact or tap Contacts to search for a specific person.

    search contacts to share eta with
  7. Your contact will appear with a blue circle around their profile to indicate that you are sharing your ETA.
  8. Your contact will receive a notification with your ETA.
  9. To stop sharing, tap their profile.

    iphone eta notificationsharing eta with iphone

With Share ETA enabled, your contact will receive regular updates regarding your arrival time, including delays. Happy driving!

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.