//How to keep track of friends and family on your iPhone

How to keep track of friends and family on your iPhone

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I fully get why some people might be wary of letting other people see their location constantly, but for me, location sharing tools such as Find My and Google Maps have only had advantages. They mean not having dozens of back-and-forth texts about which bar everyone is currently at, for example, or not needing to text “I’ll be five minutes late” because everyone can see I’m en route. And while tracking the location of older teens probably won’t happen without some intense negotiation, it can be handy to see when younger kids have made it to school or a friend’s house.

In other words, while you only want to do this with the people in your life you trust the most, you might find you come to rely on it more than you thought you would. And…

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