Send current location Apple Watch Messages

Whether you’re traveling somewhere new or just out for walk, you may want to let your friends or family know where you are. Here’s how to send your current location in Messages on Apple Watch.

This helps you feel safer and is a good precaution to take these days. Your iPhone lets you send your location in the Maps app. If you use the Find My app and share your location, you can do it there too. But one more super handy spot is right on your wrist using your Apple Watch.

Send your current location on Apple Watch in Messages

It’s easier than you probably think to send your current location on Apple Watch. Just open the Messages app and then follow these steps.

1) Select the person/conversation you want to send your location to.

2) Use Force Touch by pressing on your screen until you see the shortcut menu.

3) Select Send Location.

Apple Watch send location

The Messages app will locate your current spot and send it using Maps to your recipient. They can then see where you are and get directions to your location.


The first time you attempt to send your location in Messages on Apple Watch, you may see a message that you need to enable Location Services. There are two places to check for this to work.

Apple Watch turn on location services

Turn on Location Services

You can enable location services on your Watch or iPhone.

On Apple Watch, open Settings and select Privacy. Turn on the toggle for Location Services.

Apple Watch enable location services

On iPhone, open Settings and select Privacy. Tap Location Services and turn on the toggle.

iPhone enable location services

Turn on Location Services for Messages

On iPhone, in the same spot as above where you enable Location Services, scroll down to the list of apps and tap Messages. Choose either Ask Next Time or While Using the App.

iPhone enable location services messages

Wrapping it up

If you wear an Apple Watch, then there’s no easier way to share where you are than from your wrist. So the next time you’re out and about and want to check in, remember this handy tip.

Do you take precautions like these when you’re away from home? If so, do you have any tips like these to share with our readers?