How to Share Your Location from Google Maps on Your iPhone

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

Did you know that you can share your real-time location with friends and family right from the Google Maps app on your iPhone? We've already covered how to share and save locations from Apple Maps, but you can also send your location from the Google Maps app, so there's no confusion about meet-up spots when you're out and about. Let's get started!

Related: How to Use Google Maps to Avoid Highways

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Google Maps app and make sure you're signed in; look in the upper-right corner for your profile picture or initial. 
  2. Tap the Menu (hamburger) icon, then tap Location Sharing.

    tap the hamburger icon in google mapstap location sharing in google maps
     
  3. Tap Get Started at the bottom of the page.
  4. Next, you'll choose the amount of time to share your location, from one hour on up, or even the option to leave location sharing on until you choose to manually turn the feature off.

    tap get started in google mapschoose the time to share your location
     
  5. After you've chosen how long to leave location sharing on, tap Select People.
  6. Type a name, phone number, or email address into the To field, or choose from the list of options below.

    tap select people in google mapschoose who to share your location with in google maps
     
  7. Once you've chosen one or more people to share your location with, tap Share.

    tap share to send a link with your location

That's it! Now the people you've chosen will know where to find you for the amount of time you've specified.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.
Leanne Hays's picture

Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.