- 1 5 Ways to Share Location From iPhone to Android and Vice-Versa
- 1.1 1. Share Real-Time Location From iPhone to Android and Vice-Versa Indefinitely
- 1.2 2. Share Current Location Between iPhone and Android Using WhatsApp
- 1.3 3. Static Location Sharing From iPhone to Android and Vice-Versa
- 1.4 Share Locations Effortlessly
Sharing locations between iPhone and Android devices can be challenging. Whether you’re planning a meeting, keeping tabs on loved ones, or simply sharing your whereabouts, here are five simple methods to share locations between these two platforms.
In this guide, we will show how to share your current or real-time location and static locations between devices, iPhone and Android. Let’s dive right into it.
Whether on an Android device or an iPhone, Google Maps allows you to share real-time locations indefinitely. The process is straightforward and the steps are identical regardless of the platform. Here are the steps to follow:
Note: If you use an iOS device, download Google Maps from the App Store before proceeding. Step 1: Open Google Maps and tap on the blue dot. Step 2: Tap Share location.
Step 3: Tap the drop-down for time to show additional options. Step 4: Tap ‘Until you turn this off’ and then tap More.
Give Google Maps contacts permission if you haven’t already. Type the contact number you want to share your location with.
Step 7: Tap Share.
Step 8: Tap Share again.
Step 8: Open the SMS app on your smartphone. Send the live location to the contact as a link. The recipient can tap the link to view your live location on their phone.
One way to share your live location between Android and iPhone is through WhatsApp. You can share your live location with a contact for up to 8 hours. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp chat of the contact you want to share your live location with and tap the + icon.
Step 2: Select Location from the options.
Step 3: Tap Share Live Location.
Step 4: Give WhatsApp location permission; tap Settings.
Step 5: Open Settings and select Location.
Step 6: Choose Always and then select WhatsApp to go back.
Step 7: Scroll and select the duration to share your live location.
Step 8: Tap the Send icon to share your live location.
Now, the other person can see your live location in WhatsApp without leaving it.
Note: To stop sharing your live location, open the chat and scroll to the shared live location message. Tap Stop Sharing.
3. Static Location Sharing From iPhone to Android and Vice-Versa
Sometimes, you may share a location you want to visit or suggest a place. In such cases, you can share static locations with the other person. Besides, sharing it will save you more battery on iPhone or Android than sharing live locations.
Here are three ways to do so.
To share a location from iPhone to an Android phone, use Apple Maps. Follow these steps:
1. Open Apple Maps on your iPhone and tap the blue dot.
2. Tap the share button.
Step 3: Tap the Messages app from the share sheet.
Step 4: Select a contact and tap send.
The other person will receive a link for the location you sent.
Quick Tip: If the other person is using Android, they can see the location shared by you in the browser on their smartphone.
You can use Google Maps to share your current location between an Android and an iPhone. Here’s how:
Step 1: Open Google Maps on your smartphone and tap and hold your preferred location on the screen.
Step 2: Swipe left to see more options.
Step 3: Tap Share.
Step 4: Tap on WhatsApp, SMS, or any other app to share the location.
Step 5: Tap and check the contact to share the location.
Step 6: Tap Next, and the link will be shared in the chat.
The other person can click on the link to view the location.
Note: To stop sharing your live location, open Google Maps and tap on your profile picture. Go to Location Sharing and then Sharing via link. From there, you can select Stop.
WhatsApp enables sharing a static location between iPhone and Android devices.
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp chat and tap the ‘+’ button. Step 2: Tap Location.
Step 3: Tap ‘Send Your Current Location’, and that’s it.
To share live location indefinitely between iPhone and Android, use the Google Maps app. For saving battery and sharing static locations, use Google Maps or WhatsApp.
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