iCloud: See where your friends are with Find My Friends

See where your friends are with Find My Friends

After you ask friends to share their locations, and they accept, you can see where they are on a map.

Ask to follow friends

To see friends’ locations, you need to first share your location, then ask to see their locations using the Find My Friends app on an iOS device.

  1. On your iOS device, open Find My Friends, then tap the names of the people you want to follow. On iPad in portrait orientation, first tap All Friends.

  2. Tap Ask To Follow.

    Your friends receive your request and must accept it before you can see their locations.

See nearby friends

In the Friends list, location information appears below friends who are signed in. The distance between you and your friends is also displayed (if your device can be located).

On the map, your friends are represented by orange dots or their profile pictures. Your location appears as a blue dot . The shadows around the dots indicate the location’s accuracy (the smaller the shadow the better).

See a friend’s location on iCloud.com

  1. On your computer, go to Find My Friends on iCloud.com.

  2. Click a friend, then do any of the following:

    • Move the map: Hold down the mouse or trackpad button, then drag the map. On a trackpad, you can also drag using two fingers.

    • Zoom in: Click the “Zoom in” button or pinch open.

    • Zoom out: Click the “Zoom out” button or pinch closed.

    • Update the location: Click the “Refresh” button .

    • See your location: Click the location arrow .

    • Change the map view: Click the current view in the bottom-right corner, then click the view you want (Satellite, Hybrid, or Standard).

Published Date: Apr 8, 2019
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