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