How to Share Your ETA with a Contact in Apple Maps

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Sharing your ETA with a contact using Apple Maps allows you to keep a friend or colleague up to date on your arrival time so that you can focus on driving. To share your ETA, you'll need to select a destination in Apple Maps and begin navigation. Let's dive in with how to share your ETA with a contact using the Maps app on your iPhone.

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How to Share Your ETA with a Contact on Apple Maps

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Enter your destination.
  3. Tap Directions.
  4. Tap Go.


     
  5. Tap Share ETA.
  6. Select a suggested contact or tap Contacts to search for a specific person.

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  7. Your contact will appear with a blue circle around their profile to indicate that you are sharing your ETA.
  8. Your contact will receive a notification with your ETA.
  9. To stop sharing, tap their profile.

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With Share ETA enabled, your contact will receive regular updates regarding your arrival time, including delays. Happy driving!

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.