Where has Find My Friends gone and how can I follow my friends?
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(Pocket-lint) – Apple’s software updates bring several new features, but there’s one change you might not have known was going to happen until you couldn’t find it anymore. what you were looking for: Find My Friends disappeared with iOS 13 in 2019.
If you’ve used the Find My Friends app and updated your device, you’ll notice that the orange icon with the two people side by side has disappeared from your home screen.
Here’s what happened and what Find My Friends was replaced by.
Where has Find My Friends gone?
The Find My Friends app and the Find My iPhone app were combined in the release of iOS 13 in 2019. Both are now found in an app called “Find My”.
The Find My app has a gray background with a green circle and the blue location circle in the center. It doesn’t automatically replace the Find My Friends app on your home screen, which is why you might be wondering where it has ended up.
If you can’t find the Find My app, swipe left to right from your home screen and use the search bar at the top of your screen. Or you can ask Siri to open it for you.
How do I follow my friends?
Any friends you’ve already shared your location with, and vice versa, will still be available for tracking through the Find My app.
Open the Find My app and you’ll see four tabs at the bottom of your screen. You’ll see the two people who originally symbolized the Find My Friends app logo in the lower left corner. Tap on this tab and you will find the list of your friends and family with whom you have shared location data.
You can also track the location of a friend (with whom you share location data) through Messages. Open Messages> Tap your chat with the friend you want to follow> Tap the circular icon above their name at the top of your screen> Tap Info> A map of their location will appear at the top.
How to find a lost iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or AirPods
As the Find My app offers the Find My iPhone app as well as Find My Friends, you’ll need to open the Find My app to track a lost Apple device, whether it’s your AirPods or your Apple Watch.
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We’ve covered how to track a lost iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, or Mac in more detail in our separate feature, but in a nutshell, you’ll need to head to the Devices tab at the bottom of Find My. app to see all Apple devices signed in to your Apple ID. There’s also an Items tab, where you’ll find all of the AirTags you’ve saved with your Apple ID, or third-party trackers that are compatible with the Find My app.
Written by Britta O’Boyle. Originally published on .