How to Add Someone to Find My iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to add someone to Find My iPhone. Adding a trusted person to your Find My iPhone app can be extremely helpful, especially in situations when you misplace or lose your iPhone. This feature allows the added person to help you locate, track, and even remotely erase your device if necessary.

Step 1: Open the Find My App

To begin, locate and open the Find My app on your iPhone. This app comes pre-installed with iOS devices and is represented by a green radar icon.

Step 2: Sign In

If you haven’t signed in already, tap on “Sign In” at the bottom of the screen and enter your Apple ID and password. Ensure that you are using the same Apple ID which is associated with the device you want to add someone to.

Step 3: Access People Tab

Once signed in, tap on the “People” tab located at the bottom of the screen. This tab allows you to manage people who can see your location and share their location with you.

Step 4: Invite People

To add someone, tap on the “+” icon in the top right corner of the screen. A new window will appear where you can enter the email address or name of the person you want to invite.


You need to make sure that the person you are inviting has an Apple device with Find My app installed and is logged in with their own Apple ID.

Step 5: Choose Access Level

After entering their email address or name, select an access level for them:

  • Full Access: Allows them to see your location, receive notifications, and make changes to the Find My app settings.
  • Receive Location Only: Allows them to see your location but not make any changes or receive notifications.

Choose the appropriate access level based on the level of trust you have with the person you are adding.

Step 6: Send Invitation

Once you have selected the access level, tap on “Send” in the top right corner. This will send an invitation to the person you want to add.

Step 7: Accept Invitation

The person you invited will receive an email invitation. They need to open the email and click on “View Invitation” or “Accept Invitation”. This will redirect them to their Find My app, where they can accept your invitation.


If the person has already accepted your invitation, their name will appear under the People tab in your Find My app.

Step 8: Managing Invitations

If at any point you want to manage or remove someone from Find My iPhone, follow these steps:

  • To Change Access Level: Tap on the person’s name under the People tab and select a new access level from the options provided.
  • To Remove Someone: Swipe left on their name and tap “Remove.”

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to add someone to Find My iPhone. This feature can provide peace of mind knowing that trusted individuals can assist in locating your device when needed.

Note: Ensure that you only invite people whom you trust with access to your location information and device settings. It’s important to always be cautious when sharing personal data.

Thank you for reading this tutorial. Feel free to explore more features of the Find My app and make the most out of your iPhone’s capabilities!

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