find my app iconIn iOS 13 and iPadOS, the Find My app replaces the ‌Find My‌ Friends and the ‌Find My‌ iPhone apps of old and brings their features together in a unified interface that allows you to find whatever it is you need.

For example, like ‌Find My‌ Friends, the ‌Find My‌ app lets friends share their location with you and vice versa. If your friend allows it, it also lets you receive notifications whenever they leave or arrive at a location.

Getting location updates can be particularly useful if you're trying to coordinate a meet-up, or if you'd just like to know when your other half is returning home from work so that you can start preparing dinner. Keep reading to learn how to enable the feature in the ‌Find My‌ app.

  1. Launch the Find My app on your ‌iPhone‌ or iPad.
  2. Select the People tab.
  3. Tap the friend that you want to receive location updates from.
    how to get notifications in Find My when a friend relocates 2

  4. Drag the person's card up over the map to reveal all the options.
  5. Tap Add... under Notifications.
  6. Select Notify Me in the pop-up menu.
    how to get notifications in Find My when a friend relocates 1

If you ever want to turn off location updates from a friend, simply return to the Notifications section of the person's card and you'll see an option to disable them.

Note that you can choose to receive location updates from everyone in your friends list, or only from people with whom you share your own location.

To choose between these two options, switch to the Me tab, drag the Me card up over the map to reveal all your options, then tap Receive Location Updates and select either People You Share With or Everyone.

Related Forum: iOS 13

Popular Stories

Provenance Emulator

PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, GameCube, Wii,...
iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven

Apple Reportedly Stops Production of FineWoven Accessories

Sunday April 21, 2024 6:03 am PDT by
Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories due to its poor durability. The company may move to another non-leather material for its premium accessories in the future. Kosutami has revealed...
Delta Feature

Delta Game Emulator Now Available From App Store on iPhone

Wednesday April 17, 2024 9:58 am PDT by
Game emulator apps have come and gone since Apple announced App Store support for them on April 5, but now popular game emulator Delta from developer Riley Testut is available for download. Testut is known as the developer behind GBA4iOS, an open-source emulator that was available for a brief time more than a decade ago. GBA4iOS led to Delta, an emulator that has been available outside of...
iPad Air 12

12.9-Inch iPad Air Now Rumored to Feature Mini-LED Display

Thursday April 18, 2024 7:37 am PDT by
The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Air that is expected to be announced in May will be equipped with a mini-LED display like the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to Ross Young, CEO of research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants. The existing 10.9-inch iPad Air is equipped with a standard LCD panel, and the move to mini-LED technology for the 12.9-inch model would provide increased brightness for...