An application named ‘Find My friends’ was formed for iOS and Android devices. You can use this application to share locations with your friends. If any of your contacts are downloading and installing this application, they can share their location with you via this app. You can also do the same. If you are planning to hang out with your friends, it can become a very useful app. If your friends are on their way, they can share their location with you. You can also catch someone lying by using this application. If you want to maintain your privacy by freezing your location but you are unaware of the methods, you can read our article and can find out ‘How to freeze location on find my friends’ here.
Method 1: Switch On Airplane Mode
This is the quickest and easiest method to disable the location without letting the other person know. By turning on airplane mode there will be no connection and therefore nobody can track your phone. By applying this method, you can easily pause your location and your knowns will see that particular freeze location only. To turn on the airplane mode on your device follow the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Swipe up to display the home screen.
- Step 2: There you’ll see an icon of airplane mode.
- Step 3: Tap on the icon to turn it on. If you apply this method you won’t be able to make calls & there will be no internet connection. If you turn on the Wi-Fi, then this app will not be able to freeze your location. So turn on the airplane mode to freeze your location.
Method 2: Don’t Share Location On Find My Friends App
Switch off the device location if you are willing to switch off the application of ‘Find my friends‘ on your phone. Follow the steps mentioned below to do the same.
- Step 1: Go to the settings of your device. Click on your phone name present at the top.
- Step 2: Click on the application ‘Find my friends’.
- Step 3: Toggle the switch to the left to turn off the option of ‘share my location’. You should also eliminate the apps that have access to your location. To apply this follow the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Go to the ‘People’ option.
- Step 2: Choose the members from the provided list and click on the option of stop sharing my location. You can hide your location from your contacts but not from the team of cyber and law. At the same time, you also won’t be able to see the location of your contacts.
Method 3: Use Other iOS Device To Change Location
This method makes you play with the mind of your contacts because you will be sharing the location of the device that is present somewhere else, far from you. Every device of Apple is linked and co-associated with each other, you just need an Apple ID for signing in to the device. You will be able to fool others if you have linked your phone with an iWatch or iPad that is present in different locations.
- Step 1: Go to the Settings of both devices.
- Step 2: Click on your device name.
- Step 3: Click on the app ‘Find my Friends‘ and switch on the option of ‘Use This iPhone as My Location’. You have to apply this method on both the devices that are linked with each other, then only it will work out.
Method 4: Hide Exact Location
There is a feature on an iPhone that permits you to switch off your exact location in the application of ‘Find my friends’. Through this, you can share the location of your current city but your existing location won’t be visible to them.
- Step 1: Select the option of ‘Privacy’ after going to the Settings of your device.
- Step 2: Choose the option of ‘Location Services’ and then select ‘Find My friends’.
- Step 3: Switch off your ‘Precise Location’. You have frozen your exact location successfully and your contacts will be able to find the location of the city in which you are living presently.
Method 5: Change Location Via GPS Spoofer
You can go through the process of spoofing your current location by using numerous tools that are available on the internet. You just need to search for that specific tool on the internet, select it, and go for its installation and use it according to your needs.
The features and applications of Apple always try to provide numerous benefits to the user, for example, the application of ‘Find my friends’ helps the user to share their location or see the location of their knowns. But, at times the user feels it. You can apply any of the explained methods to freeze your location, but you won’t be able to see the location of your knowns too. If any of your contacts is well aware of iOS and he/she is an Apple Geek, then it would be difficult for you to freeze your location. Be sure, before you apply any of the above-mentioned methods for freezing your location.