If you don't mind sharing your real-time location with friends or family members, you can use the iMessage app to show your current location on the map. The app has a built-in feature that automatically drops where's my location pin inside a map attachment and lets you send it as a text message. Let’s walk you through the process and see how it's done!.
How to show others where's my location using iMessages in iPhone?
iOS, for its users, adds the capability to show current location on a map or share where's my location through text messages.
- Open the Messages app.
- Select a message.
- Tap the name of the person.
- Tap the Info icon.
- Select the Send My Current Location option.
- Set the length of time that you want to share your location for.
- Request the recipient to choose a map service (preferably, maps.apple.com).
- Tap Directions button to reach the Destination.
- End the Route.
How to show my current location on map?
You can share your location with one or more than one person from the Messages app on your iPhone. To get started open the Messages app on your iPhone and select a message.
Select the name of the person at the top of the conversation.
Among the options provided, select the ‘info’ icon.
As shown in the image above, either select ‘Send My Current Location’ or ‘Share My Location’.
Your recipient will see your location on the map.
Then, choose the length of time that you want to share your location. (Note – You must have the ‘Location’ services enabled under ‘Settings’).
Once done, you can request the recipient to tap the message to show your current location on the map. Choose a service (Preferably, maps.apple.com).
Then, hit the Directions button to determine the distance and time required to reach you.
Upon reaching your destination, you can end the route.
The shortfall of this feature - Broadcasting or sharing your location continuously drains the battery power. As such, it may impact your battery life. If you are running low on battery or if you've only got 10 percent battery left and need your phone to last the rest of the day, sharing your location is not recommended!
How to stop sharing location on iPhone without them knowing?
It's simple! Just tap the Share My Location link and toggle the switch to Off position.
Hope this helps!