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Share your location with other family members

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If your family has several people using Apple devices, the best solution is to activate the “Family Access” function and connect all family members to it in order to receive certain bonuses. Also, this service can be used not only by family people, but also friends, colleagues in order to gain access to new opportunities.

Benefits of Family Sharing

By turning on "Family Access" and indicating in it the Apple ID of your relatives, friends, acquaintances, you can synchronize all purchases on up to six devices. That is, you can use the general purchased applications, games, music, movies and other entertaining content. Also, users of the "Family Access" function often receive discounts in official stores. For example, in Apple Music, you can purchase a family subscription, which will cost much less than if you paid for it for each iPhone and iPad separately.

The Family Access program gives you access to several more functions:

  • You can maintain a common calendar by posting the necessary notes in it, and quickly share photos you just taken.
  • There is an opportunity to track in real time the location of all members of the family group.

How it works

The family access organizer configures the Share Location function in the settings menu of the Family Access function. After enabling the function "Share geo-location", the location of the organizer automatically becomes visible to all members of the family group. Then each member of the family can choose whether to share his geo-position or not. If you have consented to the transfer of data, your family members see your geo-location in the Find Friends and Messages programs. In turn, you will also be able to see the geolocation of other family members.

In addition, if the device is lost or stolen, but the Share Location feature has been turned on, you can ask another family member to use the Find iPhone feature to help return the device.

The Share Location feature is not supported in South Korea and several other countries due to local laws.

How to send your current location in a text message on iPhone and iPad

Step 1. Launch the “Messages»On iPhone or iPad

Step 2. Select the contact you want to send your location to.

Step 3. Click on “In detail»In the upper right corner of the screen

Step 4. Select “Submit My Current Location»Step 5. Wait for the device to complete the operation.

In the process of sending a geolocation, you may encounter the problem of accessing the Messages application to your geodata. In this case, in the pop-up window (example below), you must click "Allow”, After making sure that the“ Location Services ”are activated.

How to share your current location for a period of time

Step 1. Launch the “Messages»On iPhone or iPad

Step 2. Select the contact you want to send your location to.

Step 3. Click on “In detail»In the upper right corner of the screen

Step 4. Select “Share Location»Step 5. Indicate the period during which you want to share data about your current location

Thus, you can set up automatic transfer of data about your current location to your selected contacts. In order to cancel the effect, you must press the button "Do not share location».

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