How to send map locations using iMessage

iMessage isn't just for texting, you can easily and instantly share your location with friends, family, and colleagues as well. Whether you're lost or need someone to give you directions, or you're waiting and want to help someone find you, iMessage is as simple as hitting the share button and sending.

How to send Map locations and directions with iMessage

  1. Launch the Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the location you'd like to share. If you'd like to share your current location, just tap on the location arrow in order to locate yourself.
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Tap on Message.
  5. Type the name of the person you'd like to share your location with and hit Send.

That's all there is to it. They'll receive your location in a message that will automatically launch them into the Maps app on their own iPhone or iPad.

How to get more help with iMessage

If you're having issues getting iMessage to activate, get more help at the iMore forums, and for more tips, check out: