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Apple Find My Friends

BY APPLE #16 in Apps

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars71%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.61 / 5 based on 1,275 Reviews

Product Description

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just install this free app and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud. Adding a friend is easy — just choose from your contacts or provide an email address to send an invitation. When your friend accepts your invitation using the Find My Friends app on their device, you can start following their location. Your friends can request to follow your location the same way. If you prefer, you can use temporary sharing to share locations with a group of friends for a specific period of time, such as an evening or a long weekend. If at any time you don’t want to be followed, you can hide your location with a single switch. Find My Friends also lets you set up location-based alerts that can notify you automatically when a friend arrives at the airport, a child leaves school, or a family member arrives home safely. You can notify friends about your current location or changes to your location at any time. Find My Friends works even when the app is in the background (a passcode lock on your device is required) and has been optimized to avoid draining your battery. 
 FEATURES 
• Easily locate friends and family 
• Temporary sharing option
 • Location-based notifications 
• Simple privacy controls 
• Parental restrictions 
 • Free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch 

Supported languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese  REQUIREMENTS: 
Find My Friends Version 3.0 requires iOS 7 or later and iCloud. You can create a free iCloud account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. see more...

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  • "Find my Friends is a very convenient way to help when you are meeting someone somewhere." in 1 review
  • "this is a great app if your friends have it as well to be able to meet up and know exactly where they are. " in 1 review
  • "Parents and children should definitely use this app to keep track of each other." in 1 review
Pamela K.
westpoint, TN
28 reviews
 when this app was introduced I was very concerned with it as it is kind of creepy. I still am not sure why you would want your friends to know where you are at all times or want to share your location with these people in definitely especially when you have the option of being able to send your location through text messages if so desired .  it very much feels like an invasion of privacy if you're sharing your location with a friend or family member and they are able to just look up where you are at any time without notifying you that you were doing so we're asking your permission at that time. I feel like a lot of advancements in technology have actually asked us to give away a lot of our privacy with the cover of social networking
Savannah D.
loganville
87 reviews
This app is great and has proven to be useful and accurate for the most part. My husband and I share location because he has to drive over an hour for work and it allows me to see that he got there okay when I wake up. It’s also just useful for when my sister is visiting, as I can set the radius to tell me when she’s however many miles away from our house and be ready. This app is also awesome because I was in a car accident once, and my family was able to find where I was on the stretch of road using this. However my one draw back is it can sometimes take a while to update someone’s location.
Megan G.
39 reviews
I have read so many mixed reviews about this app and I’m not so sure why. I love this app. It’s totally a life saver. What I mean by life saver is that I feel comfortable knowing that if I’m ever lost or something terribly goes wrong at least my mom or my friends will know where I am. I think it offers at least me some reassurance to not worry about what could possibly happen as long as they know my location. Also, I’m terrible with directions so it makes it easy for me to tell my friends just check my location and basically head there. Definitely recommend for parents with younger kids or really anyone to be honest.
Martha B.
Chicago, IL
39 reviews
Techie Expert Level 2
People have mixed feelings about this app because they feel they're giving up their privacy. While I can see where their concerns are I also believe it's a good app to have for security purposes. I've only shared my location with my fiancé as I travel a lot for work or have to work late many times. I use this app in hopes that if anything happens to me he'll be able to locate me. I also think it's a good app for children as many own phones now because they have to walk home from school, but besides family I would not share with anyone else.
Lisa P.
Schertz, TX
66 reviews
I live very close to my sister and her family and we all use this app. It is handy when we are all meeting up somewhere and unsure of where exactly everyone else ended up or if others have left yet so you aren’t waiting forever for them! I also love that it helps me keep tabs on my teen and that I can set it to let me know when she leaves a location or arrives home if I am not there! I just wish it was easier to see what establishments she is actually in or near if I am not terribly familiar with the area or drawing a blank of what is there!
Rachel F.
Baltimore
15 reviews
This app offers a lot of positive qualities.  In general, I am able to tell how far away my friends and family members are in relation to myself.  Additionally, I can see if friends or family are near each other and can connect them to one another.  Recently I was able to find my sisters phone using this app.  Overall, I believe this is great to have for fun as well as for more serious safety issues.
Shelby A.
Westerville
85 reviews
I love find my friends because your friends and family can see where you are and you can check on them. You can freely turn off and turn on sharing locations with anyone with an iPhone. It’s a great way to find friends at concerts, music festivals, festivals of any sort or any crowded area. I can check when my boyfriend is on his way home from work so he doesn’t have to inform me. It’s so neat. I love it!
Tyler J.
Anderson
77 reviews
I now know where all my family members are at all times. Very convenient when traveling in a new location or trying to find where someone is when an address is not available at the moment. Very easy to share location with anyone as long as they also have apple products. Will say it wasn’t helpful when someone had an android phone but that was their problem not mine 😂
Jana W.
Tehachapi
32 reviews
I love this app!My husband and I both have it as well as my daughter-in-law. He uses it to see where I am during the day as he is retired and I am still working. Whenever I go shopping with friends, and they have an Apple phone, we put it on just for the day and then if we’ve been separated we can locate each other. I like the way you can use it permanently or just for one day    When I am driving long distance, and will hit a lot of traffic, my husband sits at home on his iPad and looks with the traffic where I am at using this app, and then calls me and tells me when to get off the freeway or get back on to avoid incidents. I would highly recommend it 
Kelsey H.
Hoover, AL
143 reviews
Techie Expert Level 1
I LOVE find my friends. This is great for when you have someone pick you up somewhere, they can just look on the app and go to your exact location! I also really like that you have to request for someone to add you, and it doesn’t just automatically let you see where everyone is. That’d be creepy.
Smerk R.
52 reviews
What's the difference between find iPhone & this app? They seem like they do the same thing.
Reina H.
Watsonville , CA
204 reviews
Can anyone explain to me how this works and its benefits

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