How to set up your “Find My” location device on iPhone and iPad


Apple’s “Find My” service not only helps you track your devices, but it can also help friends and family track your location, if you allow it. If you recently switched iPhones or have multiple devices, it’s important to set one device as your personal location. Here’s how to do it on iPhone or iPad.

First, decide which Apple device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) you want to represent your personal location. Supposedly, it’s a device that you always have with you wherever you go. On that device, open the Settings app.

In Settings, select your Apple ID name at the very top.

In Apple ID Settings, tap Find My.

In the options of “Find My”, scroll down and find the line labeled “My Location”. If it doesn’t have “This device” next to it, tap the “Use this iPhone as my location” or “Use this iPad as my location” option below it.

After tapping, the option to set the device as your location will disappear. Also, ‘My location’ changes to ‘This device’.

In the future, if you want to set another Apple device as your “Find My” location, repeat these steps in the Settings app on that device. Good luck, and have a nice trip!

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