You can share your location with someone through the Messages app on your iPhone. This is very helpful if you are meeting someone somewhere and want to know how far away they are, or if you have a family member (like a child) that you want to be able to locate in the event that something goes wrong.
But there are a couple of different options and settings when you share your location on an iPhone, and it’s possible that you have given someone the ability to check your location for an indefinite amount of time. Our guide below will help you find where this location sharing information is stored, as well as how you can remove someone’s ability to continue checking on your location.
Stop Sharing Your Location on an iPhone 7
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. These steps assume that you had previously shared your location with someone so that they could view your geographic location on a map. You can also use these steps if you are unsure whether you are sharing your location with someone. If there is no one in the list in the steps below, then you have not previously shared your location.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Privacy option.
Step 3: Touch the Location Services option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Share My Location button.
Step 5: Select the person listed under Friends with whom you would like to stop sharing your location.
Step 6: Tap the red Stop Sharing My Location option.
Would you prefer not to use any of the Location Services on your iPhone? Learn how to turn off location services on an iPhone if you don’t want any of the apps on your device to be able to use your location information.
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