How to share location from Apple Watch without using an iPhone

January 9, 2022

Just like the ‘Find My’ app offers great insights on finding your lost or misplaced items, the ‘Find People’ setting in Apple Watch helps you easily locate your friends and family members. That way, they can quickly see where you are or obtain your whereabouts if required. It’s insanely simple to use share location from Apple Watch. Here’s how to get started!

Apple Watch Location Sharing

How to share location from Apple Watch?

The Find People app on your Apple Watch lets you send your location info right from your wrist. Just make sure you have an Apple Watch with GPS+Cellular capability. Once you have these requirements checked, use this tutorial as your guide to share location from Apple Watch.

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  1. Press the Digital Crown to show the list of apps.
  2. Select Find People.
  3. Tap Allow Once or Allow While Using App option.
  4. Hit the Share My Location icon.
  5. Tap the Contacts icon.
  6. Select a contact from the list.
  7. Choose the desired option for sharing location.

When you allow Find People to use your location, it shares your location on the map and shows how far away your friends are from your current location.

How do I share my location on Apple Watch instead of iPhone?

To get started, unlock your Apple Watch with the passcode. Press the Digital Crown to show the apps in either Grid view or List view.

Find People Apple Watch
Find People Apple Watch

Select the Find People app and when prompted with a message, either select the Allow Once or Allow While Using App option.

Share Location from Apple Watch
Share Location from Apple Watch

When directed to a new screen, tap the + icon next to the Share My Location entry.

Contacts Icon
Contacts Icon

Now, tap the Contacts circle as shown in the image above.

Select Contact Name
Select Contact Name

Select a contact from the list.

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Now, choose the length of time for sharing your location. By default, the available options are,

  • Share for One Hour.
  • Share Until End of Day.
  • Share Indefinitely.
Location Sharing Visible
Location Sharing Visible

Once done, you’ll see a message saying the person can see your location.

Time Sensitive Notification
Time Sensitive Notification

A Time Sensitive notification will also be sent to the recipient of the location.

Map Directions
Map Directions

Upon tapping the notification, the recipient will be directed to a Map screen where he/she can tap the Directions tab to find the fastest route to reach the location.

Thus, if you have an Apple Watch, running watchOS 6 or later, you can use the Find People app to share your location with friends and family members.

Hope that makes sense!

Source - Apple.

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