How to Share ETA on iPhone with Apple Maps

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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. You can share your ETA, route, and current location with a contact using the Maps app on your iPhone. 

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Share an Apple Maps ETA to let contacts know you're on your way.
  • Even if you're not meeting the person you share ETA with, you can let friends and family know where you're going and when you'll be there for safety purposes.

How to Share Your ETA with a Contact on Apple Maps

You may also enjoy learning 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.

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  1. Open the Maps app.

  2. Enter your destination.

  3. Select your destination.

    Select destination
  4. Tap the icon showing your set mode of transportation to get directions.

    Tap icon to get directions
  5. Tap Go.

  6. Swipe up on the card that appears over the map view.

  7. Tap Share ETA.

  8. Select a suggested contact or tap Contacts to search for a specific person.

  9. Your contact will appear with a blue circle around their profile to indicate that you are sharing your ETA. To stop sharing, tap their profile.

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.