As noted by MacStories, Apple just released the Find My Friends social network for iOS 5. Find My Friends was introduced at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” last week.

Find My Friends runs on iCloud and enables users to share their location with friends while also seeing the location of other friends. The app integrates with the Maps and Contacts app in iOS 5.

If you’ve added someone from your Address Books to Find My Friends, you can check that person’s location from a convenient map view. Temporary location sharing lets a user only send GPS information to friends for a certain period of time. One’s location can be shared for a few hours, days, or weeks.

Don’t worry, Find My Friends won’t automatically turn your iPhone into a tool for stalkers. You have to download the app from the App Store and approve users like you would on Facebook or Game Center. There are also Parental Controls to restrict a minor’s access to the Find My Friends location features.

To install Find My Friends, download it in the App Store on a device running iOS 5.

  • Eddie


  • Yeah I don’t think anyone would be using this app lol

    • +1

    • Thomas

      I thought the same thing until yesterday I was supposed to meet some friends at the park and this would’ve been a nice feature. However overall I agree that it be as used as Apple would prolly like.

  • John

    parents will great way to track there kids lol for wanting a iaphone so badly. That will teach em a lesson for wanting a iPhone hahaha.

  • Daniel

    This will be a feature that is rarely used, but very useful when needed. Which, unfortunately, means that your friends will not have downloaded and prepared the app when the time comes that it would be very useful. :/

  • Marcelo

    Can we make it work in iOS 4?

  • Eddie

    I see a lot of jealous significant others using this and having all kinds of drama

    • Rio

      Read my mind.

  • kokhean


  • Ron Jeremy

    Great. Now my girlfriend can know when I’m at the titty bar.

  • i don’t think it can be called a “social network”. and if kids don’t want their parents to track them, they can just turn off gps and go on. the app is useless.

  • The fact its tied to the APPLE ID not to the phone is crappy because people who use 1 Apple ID across multiple iOS devices now can only use this one time… I think there needs to be a lot of changes to this feature but I was excited about it at first…