When your phone dies does your location turn off on find my friends

On iPhone, find my friends is one of the best ways to track and see the location of those sharing location with you on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch.

Once you and your friend start sharing location with each other, you can easily see their location and as well your friend will be able to see your location.

Now the question we have here is, when your phone dies does your location turn off on find my friends?

The answer is no. But rather when your phone dies, your location will no longer be available to those you are sharing location with as find my friends requires the phone to be active with internet connection.

Now let me explain how find my friends or find my app on iPhone especially when the phone is dead, offline or has no active internet connection. 


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How does find my friends work 

Find my friends is feature that enables friends family to be able to track and see each other’s locations. But before that will be possible, both friends and family members will have to share location with each other.

For you to be able to share location with someone on your iPhone, you must have an active internet connection on your phone and as well enable location services and location sharing on your phone.

HOW TO ENABLE LOCATION SERVICES

To enable location services on your iPhone, open the settings app and scroll down to privacy and open it.

Right there you will see where it states Location Services and tap to open it.

On the next screen you will also see location services and make sure to enable it on your iPhone or iPad.

when your phone dies does your location turn off on find my friends

After you have enabled location services on your iPhone, next is to enable sharr my location. On that same screen tap on Share My Location and make sure to enable share my location just like it is on the picture below.

when your phone dies does your location turn off on find my friends

Once you have enabled location services and share my location on your iPhone, you can start sharing location with your friends and family. 

HOW To SHARE LOCATION ON IPHONE & IPAD

Once you have enabled location services and location sharing or share my location on your iPhone or iPad, next is to go ahead and start sharing location with you friends and family you wish to share location with. 

There are two main easy ways to share location on your iPhone or iPad and that is through;

  • iMessage or message app
  • Contact app

1.iMessage or Message App: To share location using the iMessage, all you have to do is to open the conversation you had with the person on your message app and tap on the person’s profile.

Doing this will open the person’s contact info and right there you will see the option which states Share My Location, go ahead and tap on it. Once you have done that you will be presented with three options and which are;

  • Share for one hour 
  • Share until end of day
  • Share indefinitely 

Share For One Hour: You will only share location location with the person for a maximum of 60 minutes(one hour) and which will stop sharing location once it reaches one hour.

Share Until End of Day: This will share your location with the person until 11:59pm of that same day. For example, you started sharing location with Mr buddy by 1pm in the afternoon, once it gets to 11:59pm on that same day location sharing with Mr Buddy will automatically stop. 

Share Indefinitely: For this type of location sharing, it doesn’t have a maximum limit unless you manually stop sharing location with the person. Location sharing is completely indefinite and it is left for you to stop sharing location with the person by tapping on the button. 


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2. Share Location Through Contact App:

Another way to start sharing location on your iPhone or iPad is through the contact app. So all you have to do is to open the contact app, locate and open the contact you want to share location with.

Scroll down or look below your screen and you will see where it states Share My Location. Go ahead and tap on Share My Location and it will ask you to select your preferred number of duration and that’s it.

Share My Location

Once you have start sharing location with you friends and family, and they are also sharing their location with you, you can then track and see their location on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch. 

So all you have to do is to open Find My App on your Apple device, navigate to where it states people and it will show all your friends and family sharing location with you. 

Share My Location

One after the other tap on them to view their location.

Through iMessage and contact app you can also view their current location without using the find my app. 

Going back to the question of the day,

When your phone dies does your location turn off on find my friends?

The answer is no. Your location won’t turn off on find my friends but rather your location will not available as it will show No Location Found.

The No Location Found simply means that your location cannot be tracked because your phone is not active. Once your phone is active along with an internet connection, people you are sharing location with, will start seeing your current location as it will get updated.

Here’s another twist.

If you happen to have your apple ID connected to another Apple device like the iPad, Mac or the Apple watch, and which are active with an internet connection, your location will be available irrespective of the fact that your iPhone is dead flat.

Does your location show when iPhone dies? 

The answer is no. Your location will not show when your phone dies instead what the other person will see will be location not found. 

In some occasion, the other person will only see your old location as your new location won’t be updated until you phone is switched on and has an active internet connection.

Can you find someone’s location if their phone is off?

No you cannot find someone’s location if their phone is switched off. For you to be able to find someone’s location especially current location, their phone must be switched on and active with internet connection and location services.

One the phone is switched off, you cannot track and see someone’s location. And this is applied to both iPhone and android phone.

How do I hide my location without turning it off? 

To hide your location without turning it off simply open the settings app, scroll down to privacy and open it.

Tap on Location Services and scroll down to Find My App and tap to open. You will see the option that states Allow Location Access which is usually set to While Using the App.

Now all you have to do is to set it to Never just like on the picture below.

How do I hide my location without turning it off?

Once you have done that, no one will be able to see your location and instead what they will see will be No Location Found.

In this very aspect you can have access to the location of people sharing location with you and see their current location, but they won’t be able to see yours.

However, my type of person will definitely find out especially if it occurs for several more than three two days. I will definitely know that you have set your location services to never or probably disabled location services and location sharing on your phone.

Aside from find my app, scroll down to MAP and do the same. Once you have disabled location services on these two apps you are good to go.

No one will be able to track and see your location until you enable then once again.

How do you pause your location on Find My iPhone without them knowing? 

To pause your location on Find My iPhone without them knowing, simply turn off location services and location sharing on your iPhone. You can also disable location on Find My App on your iPhone and it will automatically pause your location.

Scroll up and you will see how to disable location services on find my app. 

In this type of situation, what they will be seeing will be your old location or probably no location found. If you want them to start seeing your location, go back and enable location services and location sharing on your iPhone, or enable location services on find my app.

Does turning off share my location notify? 

The answer is no. Turning off share my location doesn’t notify the other person about it.

However, if someone happens to see no location found while trying to track and see your location, it is a good indication that you have turned off location services and share my location on your iPhone or iPad.

Though in some occasions when there is no active internet connection or the phone is dead, it will still display no location found. So you can come up with a lie that your phone was dead flat or has no internet connection.

Does find my friends work when phone is dead? 

Find my friends will never work when the phone is dead. Findy friends will only work when the phone is active and has an active internet connection. 

Remember, you must enable location services on your phone in order to make find my friends is to work else what you will be seeing will be no location found. Also share my location must be enabled as well on your iPhone. 

Lastly, when your phone dies does your location turn off on find my friends?

The answer is no. But rather when your phone dies, your location will no longer be available to those you are sharing location with as find my friends requires the phone to be active with internet connection. 

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