How to share location between iPhone and Android

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Both iPhones and Androids now have built-in apps provided by the device provider to locate the user’s devices. For instance, Apple’s “Find My” allows you to check the location of all your Apple devices, while “Find my device” lets you see the location of your Android devices. However, as these two apps were created with the intention of letting users find their own devices that are under each of the providers, they do not allow people to see locations between Android and iPhone devices. In the case that you would like to share location between iPhone and Android, you will need to look for different apps that will provide such services.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of apps you can use to share location between iPhone and Android.

How to share location between iPhone and Android for Free

  1. Google Maps

As one of the most popular maps app available for both iOS and Android, Google Maps allows you to share location between iPhone and Android for free!

To share your location with Google Maps, you can enter the Google Maps app, click on your profile at the right top, and then select “location sharing”. From there, you will be able to share your location with a friend or a family member for a designated time.

While Google Maps makes it easy for you to share location between an iPhone and Android, it is limited in its features. A friend needs to initiate to share the location with you, for you to check their location. Furthermore, other features outside gps maps location, such as messaging or alerts are not available with Google Maps, at all.

  • Pros: Accurate location. Easy to share
  • Cons: Limited features (no messaging, alerts, or history)
  1. Facebook Messenger

Just like Google Maps, you can also use your Facebook Messenger to share your location with your friends, regardless of whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android.

Sharing your location using Facebook Messenger looks a little different for iPhones vs. Androids.

How to share your location from iPhone to Android:

  1. Open the conversation with the friend you want to share your location with.
  2. Tap the (+) button on the left bottom
  3. Select Location and share your location

How to share your location from Android to iPhone:

  1. Open the conversation with the friend you want to share your location with.
  2. Select the button with 4 dots
  3. Select Location and share your location

Similar to Google Maps, Facebook Messenger is limited in that one friend needs to initiate location sharing. Facebook Messenger also limits the time for sharing your location to up to an hour, which means that you will need to renew it every hour, in the case you would like to share your location. Being a messenger app, it is easy for you to message a friend, but other features, such as alerts or location history is unavailable.

  • Pros: Easy to share, Messaging included
  • Cons: Interrupts every hour, Limited features (no alerts, history)
  1. iSharing

iSharing is the only free app on this list that provides many more features outside location sharing.

iSharing allows you to share location between friends and family members whenever and wherever, as long as they are added as your friend on the app. Not only is it easy to share between iPhone and Android, iSharing even allows you to share your location online to other devices, such as a desktop computer, or a Macbook!

Moreover, iSharing even gives you access to all the features below:

  • Pros: Many features, including messaging, location history, alerts, etc.
  • Cons: We don’t see any, but I guess we are a little biased 😉

To share your location with iSharing, download the app and start sharing for free!

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