In this guide, I have discussed how to stop sharing your location on the iPhone.  The latest iPhones are designed to track your location around the clock. It may be helpful for users to share their location with friends and families. For some other users, it may be a breach of privacy.

Additionally, when you keep the location sharing active on your iPhone, it will steadily sip the battery. This may hamper other important services in case your iPhone battery runs low. So, primarily to manage your location privacy with your iPhone contacts and to preserve the battery of your iPhone you will need to stop sharing your location.

How to Turn Off Location on iPhone?

By making changes to the settings within the Find My app you can stop sharing your location with a particular contact on your iPhone. Normally, location sharing via iPhone will work when the contact with whom you are sharing the location is using an iPhone.

  1. Launch the Find My app.
  2. Navigate to the tab People and tap on it.
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  3. Swipe left on the contact name for whom you want to turn off location sharing.
  4. You will see a trash icon that signifies that you want to remove the location sharing for that contact. Tap the Red trash icon.Red trash icon

There is an alternate way to remove the location sharing within Find My app.

  1. Launch the Find My app.
  2. Navigate to the tab People and tap on it.
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  3. Once you see the name of the contact, tap on the particular contact’s name.
  4. Scroll to the option Stop Sharing my Location and tap on it.Stop Sharing My Location
  5. When the confirmation pop-up appears, tap on “Stop Sharing Location“.

Both ways when you stop sharing your current location with any iPhone contact, they will not know about it. The contacts will not be notified of their changed access to your location.

Stop Sharing Location on iPhone Using the Messages App

There is another way you can remove location sharing with a contact. Instead of using the Find My app you can use the native Messages of iOS.
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Access any conversation with the contact for whom you want to stop location sharing.
  3. Tap on the contact’s name by navigating to the top of the screen.
  4. Next, tap on Stop Sharing My Location.

Wrapping Up

The world is moving towards a phase where everyone is well-connected all the time through their smartphones. However, that may raise privacy concerns for a few. If you are one such iPhone user that wants to stop location sharing or limit it to one or more contacts, then this guide will be helpful.


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