How to Share Location From Android to iPhone

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you an Android user who wants to share your location with a friend who uses an iPhone? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to share your location from an Android device to an iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Google Maps

To begin, open the Google Maps app on your Android device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Find Your Location

Once you have opened Google Maps, find and navigate to the location that you want to share with your friend. You can use various methods such as searching for the address or manually moving the map to find the desired location.

Step 3: Access More Options

Next, tap on the marker icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will place a marker at your current location and reveal additional options.

Step 4: Share Your Location

Tapping on the marker will display a pop-up window with information about that location. To share your location, tap on the “Share” option.


In some versions of Google Maps, you may need to tap on the three-dot menu icon instead of a specific “Share” option.

Step 5: Choose Sharing Method

After tapping on “Share,” you will be presented with various sharing options. Look for and select the option that says “Messages” or any messaging app that is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.


If you prefer using a different messaging app, make sure it is installed on both your Android device and your friend’s iPhone.

Step 6: Send the Message

Now, compose a message with the recipient’s name and any additional text you want to include. Once you’re ready, tap on the send button to share your location.

Step 7: Opening the Location on iPhone

When your friend receives the message on their iPhone, they can simply tap on the shared location to open it in Apple Maps or Google Maps (if installed).

Congratulations! You have successfully shared your location from an Android device to an iPhone. Now you can easily meet up with friends or guide them to exciting places using this simple method.


  • Be Clear: When sharing your location, it’s a good idea to provide clear instructions or additional context in your message. This will help your friend understand why you are sharing the location and what they should do with it.
  • Privacy Settings: If you want more control over who can see your location, make sure to review and adjust your privacy settings within the Google Maps app.

    These settings allow you to choose who can see your real-time location or limit it to certain people.

  • Alternative Methods: While this tutorial focuses on sharing locations through Google Maps, there are also other methods available such as using third-party apps like WhatsApp or directly sending a link through SMS or email. Explore different options based on what is most convenient for you and your friend.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in teaching you how to share your location from an Android device to an iPhone. Now go ahead and start exploring new places together!

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