Use Find My Friends to alert anyone of your location
Find My Friends can automatically send an e-mail to a contact on your behalf, alerting them of your current location. Here's how to set up the handy feature.
Find My Friends is a handy app for families who want to keep tabs on each other. Of course it has awith each other, but that's to be expected.
Previously, I had shown youfor your Find My Friends contacts. Once set up, you'd receive an alert on your iOS device when they either arrived or left a location. But I neglected to show you how to send alerts to a Find My Friends contact, or to anyone else, regardless of if they have an iOS device or not. It takes just a few seconds of your time.
- To set up a single or repeating Find My Friends alert on your iOS device, launch the app and navigate to the "Me" tab.
- Tap on the Notify button under your current location.
- You can now set up a notification by entering a Find My Friend contact (you'll have to use the same e-mail address they use with the service), or you can enter any e-mail address to send an alert to. Set the app to either send the notification immediately, or at a specific location. The latter option will allow you to set up an alert when you either leave or arrive at a predefined location. You can even set the alert to repeat.
Setting up an alert when you leave the house to alert a spouse, or parent, when you arrive at a location is a convenient way to ensure you don't forget to send a message. Keep in mind you'll need to be running the latest version of Find My Friends on iOS 6 for notifications to work.