How to use Find My Friends for iPhone and iPad

How do you use Find My Friends on iPhone and iPad? Here's what you need to know!

Apple's Find My Friends app on iPhone and iPad lets you share locations, either short-term or long-term, with friends, family, colleagues, and more. That way you can meet up whenever and wherever you want.

How to add friends

  1. Launch Find Friends from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Add Friends.
  3. Type in a contact's name or swipe down the list of contacts to find the person you'd like to add.

    Launch Find Friends, tap Add Friend, type a friend's name

  4. Tap the contact's name. You can add more than one contact.
  5. Tap Send.
  6. Tap a time option. For this example, we chose Share Indefinitely.

    Tap the contact card. Tap Send. Tap a time option.

How to share your location

Note that your friends must have and iPhone or iPad and must have Allow Friend Requests turned on in order to see your location within Find Friends.

  1. Launch Find My Friends from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Me.
  3. Toggle the Share My Location switch to On.

    Launch Find My Friends. Tap Me. Toggle the Share My Location switch to On.

How to notify friends of your location

  1. Launch Find My Friends from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the contact card of someone you're sharing your location with.
  3. Tap Notify.

    Launch Find My Friends. Tap the contact card of someone you're sharing your location with. Tap Notify.

  4. Tap Right Now.
  5. Tap Done.

    Tap Right Now. Tap Done.

How to notify friends when you arrive at or leave a location

  1. Launch Find My Friends from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the contact card of someone you're sharing your location with.
  3. Tap Notify.

    Launch Find My Friends. Tap the contact card of someone you're sharing your location with. Tap Notify.

  4. Tap When I Leave… or When I Arrive. For this example we chose When I Leave.
  5. Tap Other… and choose a location if you're not satisfied with the current location.
  6. Tap Done.

    Tap When I Leave or When I Arrive. Tap Other if you'd like to change the location. Tap Done

How to remove friends

  1. Launch Find My Friends from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap the delete button beside the friend you'd like to remove.
  4. Tap Remove.

    Launch Find My Friends from your Home screen. Tap Edit. Tap the Delete button. Tap Remove.