Apple’s “Find My” service not only helps you keep track of your devices, but it can also help friends and relatives keep track of your location too—if you let them. If you’ve recently switched iPhones or have multiple devices, it’s important to set a single device as your personal location. Here’s how to do it on iPhone or iPad.

First, decide which Apple device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) you want to represent your personal location. Presumably, it’s a device you always carry with you wherever you go. On that device, open the Settings app.

In Settings, select your Apple ID name at the very top.

In iPhone Settings, tap your Apple ID name.

In Apple ID Settings, tap “Find My.”

In iPhone Settings, tap "Find My."

In “Find My” options, scroll down and locate the line labeled “My Location.” If it doesn’t say “This Device” beside it, tap the option named “Use This iPhone as My Location” or “Use This iPad as My Location” below it.

Tap "Use This iPhone as My Location."

After tapping, the option to set the device as your location will disappear. Also, “My Location” will change to say “This Device.”

Once changed, "My Location" will say "This Device."

In the future, if you want to set another Apple device as your “Find My” location, repeat these steps in the Settings app on that device. Good luck, and happy travels!

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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