How to Share your Location on iPhone 14 Messages

This post will walk you through configuring the iPhone 14 settings to let you share your location in the iOS Messages app. Here’s a quick guide to share your location on iPhone 14 Messages.

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Time Needed : 3 minutes

Before you begin, make sure that Location Services is enabled on your iPhone. If you haven’t already, just go to Settings-> Privacy & Security-> Location Services menu then turn on Location Services.
It needs to be enabled so that relevant apps and services including Messages would be able to access your iPhone’s location information.
Once you’ve got everything set,  you may go ahead and proceed with these subsequent steps.

  1. Open the Messages app to begin.

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    To do this, just locate the Messages app icon from the Home screen or Apps library of your iPhone and then tap on it to launch the app.

  2. While in the Messages app’s inbox screen, select the name of the person or contact’s icon located at the top of the conversation.

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    The selected person/contact will be the one to get your location through Messages.

  3. After selecting the contact, tap the information (i) icon.

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    Doing so opens a new screen with more details about the selected contact.

  4. On the succeeding window, tap Send My Current Location.

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    If prompted, tap Allow Once or Allow While Using App to grant Messages permission to use your location.
    Doing so will show your current location on the map. This information will be shown to your recipient.

  5. You may also opt to use the Share My Location option and then select the length of time that you’d like your location to be shared with your contacts in Messages.

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    Just tap Share My Location then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions and tap Done on the top-right corner to save recent changes.

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Aside from Messages, you can also use the Find My app on your iPhone to share your location with your friends and vice versa. You can use the shared location information to locate your friends on a map using the Find My app. 

Just be sure to enable Precise Location for the Find My app so that you can see how far away your friends are from you at the moment.

Location information you share on your iPhone is also managed according to your preferences.  In order to make full use of these features, you must have Location Services enabled on your iPhone.

If for some reason Maps is not working on your iPhone like when it shows the wrong results, verify and ensure that Location Services and Location Access for Maps is enabled.

You can access and manage this information through Settings-> Privacy-> Location Services menu and then make sure that Location Services is on and that the Maps app is set to While Using the App or Widgets.

Also ensure that the date and time information as well as the time zone on your iPhone is correct. Turn on Set Automatically, if possible.

Most importantly, your iPhone must have an active and stable connection either through cellular data or Wi-Fi.

In order to determine your location, Location Services will need to utilize GPS, Bluetooth, crowd-sourced Wi-Fi Hotspots and cellular towers. This denotes that your iPhone must have an active connection.

To clear out random system glitches that might have hindered Maps or Messages from working as intended, restarting the iPhone is likewise recommended.

And that’s it!

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