How To Share Your iPhone Location Using Satellite
Knowing how to broadcast your iPhone’s location via satellite is not only beneficial; it might literally save your life. We’ve all seen movies in which the protagonist is stranded in the bush with no cellular connection, unable to communicate with family and friends.
Happily, Apple has considered this in the real world, and has incorporated a mechanism to share your whereabouts via satellite on iPhone via the Find My app. That means that even if you’re trapped without Wi-Fi or cellular service, you can still keep in touch with friends and family.
Unfortunately, this is a relatively new function that is presently available exclusively on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
However, it’s still excellent to see this adopted, as it provides iPhone users with yet another critical safety feature.
Obviously, you won’t be able to read this post if you’re trapped without mobile service. But our goal is for you to read this now and learn in case you ever find yourself in a tricky situation in the future.
Without further ado, here’s how to use the Find My app on iPhone to share your whereabouts via satellite.
How to Share Your iPhone Location Using Satellite
Before we begin, please keep in mind that this feature is only accessible on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. This feature is unavailable unless you have no cellular service, a SIM card loaded, and are not connected to Wi-Fi.
- Open the Find My app and go down to the Me tab.
- Swipe up on the tab to see it in its entirety.
- Toggle the Share My Location switch on and then tap Use This iPhone as My Location.
- Under My Location through Satellite, tap Finish Setup. If you’re in a cell-covered region, you’ll receive a message informing you that you can’t share through satellite right now.
- When you no longer have cellular or Wi-Fi service, return to this Find My area and pick the option to broadcast your location via satellite.
- As directed by your iPhone, point your phone in the direction of the nearest satellite. This will not function indoors, so you must be outside.
That’s the end of it. We hope you never have to utilize this feature, but if you do, you now know how to do so. If you want to learn more about how to use your iPhone, we have lots of tutorials that will show you all the tips and hacks you’ll need to become an iOS power user.