How to Pause Location on Find My iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to pause location on Find My iPhone. Pausing your location can be useful in situations where you don’t want your iPhone’s location to be visible to others, such as when you are traveling or attending a private event. By following the steps below, you can easily pause and resume the location sharing feature on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app on your home screen. It is represented by a gear icon.

Step 2: Tap on Your Apple ID

Scroll down until you find the Your Name section at the top of the Settings menu. Tap on it to access your Apple ID settings.

Step 3: Access Find My

In the Apple ID menu, you will see various options related to your account. Look for and tap on Find My.

Step 4: Select Find My iPhone

In the Find My menu, you will find options for both Find My iPhone and Find My Network. Tap on Find My iPhone.

Step 5: Toggle Off Share My Location

In the Find My iPhone settings, locate the Share My Location option and toggle it off by tapping on the switch next to it. This will pause sharing your device’s location with others.


If you have multiple devices linked to your Apple ID, make sure that you select the correct device under All Devices. You can do this by tapping on All Devices at the top of the Find My iPhone settings.

Step 6: Confirm Your Decision

A pop-up window will appear to confirm your decision. Tap on Turn Off to pause location sharing for your iPhone.

Step 7: Resume Location Sharing (Optional)

If you want to resume location sharing at any time, simply repeat the steps above and toggle on the Share My Location switch.


If you have previously shared your location with others, they will no longer be able to see your current location once you pause it. However, any shared locations that were sent before pausing will still be visible until they expire.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to pause location on Find My iPhone. By utilizing this feature, you can have more control over your privacy and choose when to share your device’s location with others.

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