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How do you know if someone stops sharing their location with you?

Last Updated on March 8, 2022 by Kennedy

There’s no doubt that location sharing is very helpful and same time beneficial when it comes to friends and family members. Through location sharing you can track someone and see the person’s current location. 

However, not many actually fancy location sharing especially when they don’t want another person to know their current location. And to avoid being tracked, the will stop sharing location with you.

This brings about the question of the day.

How do you know if someone stops sharing their location with you?

Once someone stop sharing their location with you, you won’t be able to see the person’s location anymore. Also it will indicate that the person has stopped sharing location with you. 

If you are using an iPhone or an iPad, it is very much easy to know when someone stop sharing location with you and thanks to find my phone.

Once someone stop sharing it’s location with you, immediately you open find my phone app and try to find the person, it will show or indicate that the person has stop sharing location with you.

Below is a typical example of what I’m talking about.

how do you know if someone stops sharing their location with you

This is how to know if someone stops sharing their location with you. Once you see not sharing location on find my phone, then you should know that the person has stop sharing it’s location with you.

It can be quite annoying especially when family members are involved.

Now I want you to know that there’s a difference when you can’t track someone or couldn’t see someone’s location while trying to track the person. 

In this type of situation what you will see is location not available, and it is very different from stop sharing location. 

I will go ahead to explain the difference as it is very essential to this question of the day, how do you know if someone stops sharing their location with you.

Difference between location not available and stops sharing location

The difference between location not available and stops sharing location is that when it says location not available it simply means the person’s phone is switched off or has no internet connection. While when it says stops sharing location, it simply means the person has removed or stop sharing it’s location with you.

I’m saying this based on my experience sharing locations on iphone and using find my phone. 

If you have family members or friends you do share location with and all of a sudden you tried tracking the person and what you saw was location not available on find my phone.There are number of issues that do cause this problem and they are as follows;

1. When the phone is switched off

When someone’s iphone whom you are sharing location with is switched off, you can’t track the person’s current location and instead what you will be seeing is location not available.

I found out that if someone doesn’t want you to know it’s current location and instead of him or her to stop sharing location with you and which you will detect, they will switch off their phone.

2. No available internet connection

As GPS and maps or tracking someone majorly requires an active internet connection, if the person has no internet connection on it’s cell phone there’s no way you can be able to track the person. Instead what you will be getting will be seeing is location not available.

3. When location services is turned off 

This is what lots of people do very often instead of turning off their phone. 

What they will do is to disable location services and there’s no way they will be tracked even if they have an active internet connection on their iPhone or iPad.

Now when you see location not available while trying to track someone on your phone, there are three things involved and they are;

  • When the phone is switched off
  • There is no active internet connection 
  • Location services is turned off or disabled

When it says stops sharing

It simply means the other person has stopped sharing location with and this means you cannot track or see the person’s location anymore.

There’s nothing you can do about it when someone stop sharing location with you except if you request the reason for that. To stop sharing location is just similar to blocking someone on Imessage or blocking the person from calling you and it is very annoying for me. 

How do you know if someone stopped sharing their location on iMessage?

On iMessage, when someone stopped sharing location with you it will notify you and you will see the notification on your iMessage.

iMessage is one of the easy ways to know when someone stopped sharing location with you because you will receive a message showing the person no longer share location with you.

Below is a typical example of what I’m talking about. 

how do you know if someone stops sharing their location with you

If the person start sharing location with you it will also show on your iMessage like on the picture above.

If someone stops sharing their location with you are you notified?

Yes you will be notified when someone stop sharing location with you and that will be on iMessage and also on android map5. 

So far iMessage is the easiest and best way to know when someone stops to share it’s location with you as it will immediately show it on iMessage chat with the contact just like on the picture above.

On android, once you stop sharing location with someone, Google will immediately send a message to the contact notifying the person that you no longer share location with him or her. 

So if you want to stop sharing location with someone, kindly know that the person will know and there’s no secrecy when it comes to sharing location and to stop sharing location.

On android

On android, to know if someone stop sharing location with you, kindly open the google map, tap on your google account picture and you will see location sharing.

Tap on location sharing and you will see all the contacts you are sharing location with or they are sharing location with you.

how do you know if someone stops sharing their location with you

Now if the person or contact happens to stop sharing location with you, you will no longer see the contact on the list of contacts sharing location with you. And this is howto know if someone stops sharing their location with you on android.