Find My Friends
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Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just install the app and invite friends to share locations by choosing from your contacts or entering their email addresses.
When a friend accepts your invitation using the Find My Friends app on their device, you can start following their location immediately and they can send a quick request to follow your location. If at any time you don’t want to be followed, you can hide your location with a single switch.
Find My Friends lets you set up location-based alerts that can notify you automatically when a friend arrives at the airport, a child leaves school, or a family member arrives home safely. You can also set up alerts to notify friends about changes in your location.
For best location accuracy and notification performance, make sure Wi-Fi is enabled on your device.
• Easily locate friends and family
• Location-based notifications
• Simple privacy controls
• Parental restrictions
• Free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Supported languages: English, Arabic, Australian English, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Canadian French, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hong Kong Chinese, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mexican Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Find My Friends Version 4.0 requires iOS 8 or later and iCloud. You can create a free Apple ID to use with iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
What's New in Version 4.0.1
Bug fixes and stability improvements
Used to work, now it doesn't
I've used this app since it came out and for years I had no trouble at all. The sometime in 2014 it just stopped finding my mom. It always said "Location not available" even when she was right next to me. I tried everything I could think of: signing out and back in, deleting and reinstalling, restarting the phone, deleting her and reconnecting, and did all of this on both phones. Nothing worked. I even upgraded to the iPhone 6, still nothing. Then last month, (May 2015) my other contacts started showing up as not available. So the app is now completely useless due to a problem that has persisted for close to a year. Internet searches have turned up no solutions, only other people with the same problem. Apple, as ever, is completely silent on the topic and apparently is in no particular hurry to handle it. This is a trend I feel is becoming more and more prominent with Apple. They race to update their OS every 6 months and pump out a "new" iPhone every 12-18 months but have no real interest in fixing stuff the break along the way. I've been a lifelong Apple fan but as time goes on I find myself ever more curious about how customer-oriented the competition is.
Randomly works, and rarely anymore
I have kids with iOS devices and when they're traveling, we use FF to make sure they've arrived safely, etc. we also use it when we're traveling. The app used to work great. 2-3 months ago, it started randomly dropping family members, and we would have to send follow requests. Then it would work, and once again quit. More recently, in the past 3-4 weeks, it's exceedingly common for the app to locate one family member, and say "location not available" for any number of the others. Sometimes (rarely), it will show them a short while later. Sometimes it shows all, but I can't remember the last time it showed the all. We have turned off location sharing and then turned it back on. I have verified Find My iPhone works, even when FF doesn't. I have verified cellular data for FF is on and the devices are connected to the network, and/or wifi, and that each device's FF app is "following" each other. I just had one device disappear, two I can't locate, and one I can. Then ten minutes later, one appeared again. It was in the same room the entire time.
The bottom line is this once reliable and useful app has become an almost entirely unreliable pain in the neck.
So I don't really trust my girlfriend so I find myself trying to keep tabs on her constantly and thought this app would be the way to do it but but clearly it just doesn't cut it. I got it thinking I'd know exactly where she was standing at all times within millimeters but that is not the case. I got out of work one day and looked at the app to see what she was doing and it said she was at her neighbors house so I quickly rushed home thinking she was cheating on me but when I got home she was just on the couch and I thought why would it say she was 30 feet in the other direction if she was actually at our home and not at the neighbors house doing whatever. Then I thought, maybe I should have a realistic expectation for what the app does... If it gets within 30 feet and 15 feet most of the time, it's doing a pretty good job of what I expected it to do. Quit being psycho stalkers people... If you want millimeter accuracy in an app, quit looking in the free section of the App Store!
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Oct 16, 2014
- Version: 4.0.1
- Size: 6.1 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Apple Inc.
- © 2014 Apple Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.