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Having trouble sharing your location with a friend who has a different phone from you? Unfortunately, despite a lot of the similarities between smartphones these days, there will always be a divide that, unless everyone you know has the same kind (be it Android or iPhone),will make it difficult to be as communicative as the purpose of the device implies. Not so, unfortunately, is the fact that there are plenty of ingenious people out there designing apps and software that you can use in order to bridge the gap!
Tools like the 5 methods we’ve listed below that will allow you to share locations between an iPhone and Android! So, dip your feet into some innovation and try out these new feats of technological advancements!
First up on our rather lengthy guide for tools that you can use to share location between Androids and iOS devices is SpyBubble. SpyBubble is unique in that it is an actual surveillancetool. One that’s designed primarily to be used by parents or employers who want to keep an eye on their children, and or, employers through their mobile device.
We’ve sneaked it onto this particular guide because we wanted to start out with something unique, and there’s no doubting that SpyBubble is more than that — as it will allow you to access an iPhone or Android’s last-known location remotely anytime you wish!
The setup for SpyBubble is rather lengthy, but the benefits merit the effort. It starts on the SpyBubble website, where you will need to purchasethe Spy Bubble app to use on your device (compatible with Android and iPhones.)
Once purchased, you will be given a set of instructions for downloading and installing the surveillance app on the device of your target — which is what will allow you unlimited access to their location!
The actual ‘sharing’ of location occurs on the SpyBubble website (which you can access on your own mobile device.) There, you’ll be able to view the Account Summaryof the person you’re monitoring, but, more importantly, you’ll be able to review their GPS Details!
For the latter, simply select GPS Detail from the Log Viewersmenu at the right of the interface!
While SpyBubble won’t be able to provide a complete history of your target’s visited location spots, it will tell you where the Android or iPhone device was the last location — right down to the street address (which is evident in the SpyBubble map-view shown below.)
If you want a solution that is a little closer to ‘home’ — that is, your cellphone, then you may be more interested in the next tool we’ve picked out. It’s a multi-purpose app called Find My Friendsthat will allow you to coordinate with your friends and family by giving them complete and unlimited access to your current GPS location! It’s pretty handy to have, especially if you like to plan impromptu family trips outside of your home!
FindMyFriends is available as an app in both the AppStore and the Google Play Store. Look it up on whichever store is associated with your device! Then, download and install it to move forward!
Once the app has been installed, you need to set yourself up with a FindMyFriends account. To do this, you will need to provide a Phone Number (or Email Address) and a Password!
After setting up your FindMyFriends account, you will be asked to provide an Invite Code to join a ‘Circle.’ Circles are groups that you can join in order to activate location sharing. So, if you’re the one that is being invited to share your location, then this next prompt is for you!
Otherwise, select Don’t Have A Codeor Create A New Circleto skip the step or create a new circle respectively.
Whether you provided an Invite Code or not, you will be asked to confirm a set of permissions. The first of which will ask you to activate ‘Location Permissions’ for the app.
Select Allow Accessto confirm this feature — which is what will allow you to share your location with your friends and family in the future!
Once the set-up is done, you can begin creating your own circles and inviting friends to join yours — so that you can share your location between Android and iPhone devices.
To do this, simply click the Invite New Membersoption at the bottom of the interface.
An invite code will be provided that you can share with your friends and family! This is what they will need to provide on their own Android or iPhone device in order to freely share their location with you! A convenient Send Codeoption has been provided to simplify this process — allowing you to share your code on social media or through other forms of messaging.
Our next location sharing app recommendation is Life360. In practice, this tool is not all that different from the app that we introduced previously. In fact, you’re not likely to see a lot of differences between the tutorials for both apps — the only big difference is the design of the app and the fact that we’ve chosen to demonstrate this app with an iPhone rather than Android (which is what we used previously.)
Much like FindMyFriends, Life360 is available for both Android and iOS devices. Download and install it on whatever device you want to share your location from to proceed!
You will need to set up a Life360 account in order to be able to share your location with this app. Fortunately, the process is fairly simple — all you need to do is provide your Telephone Number or Email Address, and then choose a password.
Once your Life360 account is set up, you’ll be able to access the location-based services offered by the app. But first! You need to make sure to allow all location-based permissions (which will pop-up into view.)
Once you’ve confirmed Life360’s location services permissions, you can begin sharing your location with your friends! All you need to do is pull up the actions menu and then select the Inviteoption (shown in the image below!)
Sharing your location between an iPhone and an Android device is easy with Life360! All you need to do is share the invite code provided, invite your friend to your circle, and then they will have complete access to your last-known location at all times!
Another method of sharing location history between an iPhone and an Android device is through Google Plus! This method, much like the two methods mentioned previously, will require that you have the Google Maps app (and that the person you want to share your location to does the same.) But, one key difference is the fact that you can sign up for the tool with your Google Account (so the setup process will be much simpler.)
In order to use the location sharing services Google offers, you need to launch the Google Maps app. Upon doing so, you should be able to see an interface like the one shown in the image below — on there, select the Menutab to view your options!
Once the side-menu is opened, locate and select the Location Sharingoption (highlighted in the image below.) This is what will move you to the page shown in the next step!
In order to share your location with a friend with an Android or iPhone device with Google, select the Get Startedoption! This will prompt you to invite the friend who you believe will be interested in viewing your last known location!
Next is another app, this time called Glympse,that works very similarly to Google Map’s own location sharing tools! The only difference is that Glympse is generally lesser-known. A shame, as its focus on location sharing functions, can be quite helpful for those looking for a reasonably reliable way of coordinating plans through timely shared locations!
As with the other apps we’ve introduced thus far, Glympse will need to be downloadedand installedon your device (compatible with both iOS and Android) before we can move forward.
You can download and install Glympse directly from the App Store or the Google Play Store!
Once installed, you need to either sign in or create a Glympse account to be able to access its location-based services. To do so, all you need to do is provide your current location and your current phone number!
If you’re short on time, a Continue as Guestoption is available as well.
Once you’re in the Glympse dashboard, open up the side menu. Doing so will show you a variety of location-based settings and options. This part is fairly intuitive. Of course, to share location (whether it be to an Android or iPhone),you need to select Share Location!
Selecting the Share Locationoption will move you to a menu where you can choose how you want to share your location — whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, etc.
As a bit of a bonus, we’ve included this section to introduce you to another potential method for spying on an Android or iPhone device. This tool is called Aispyer! It’s actually similar, in a way, to SpyBubble — except Aispyer is far more advanced. This is true in both the design aspect and the functionalities that both spy apps are able to provide. For example, you can expect to be able to do the following with Aispyer...
Although it may seem like just the thing to be impossible — it’s actually pretty easy to share location history between an iPhone and Android. Especially so when you use apps like the ones, we introduced up above — be it FindMyFriends, Glympse, Life360,Spyzie, etc. All of them were created for very specific purposes that I’m sure you can come to appreciate, and perhaps even enjoy, during the (admittedly) rare but stressful periods when being able to coordinate locations between devices is a must!
Aispyer IS DESIGNED FOR LEGAL USE ONLY. It is a smartphone and tablet monitoring software that shall be used only with the aim of parental control of their children, by employers to monitor the devices which belong to them and on which the employee’s work, on a device which is of your ownership, and by you with a consent of a device owner.
Failure to do so is likely to result in violation of applicable law that could result in severe monetary and criminal penalties imposed on the violator. You should consult your own legal advisor with respect to legality of using the application in the manner you intend to use it prior to registering, downloading, installing, and using it. Aispyer cannot be held responsible if a user chooses to monitor a device the user does not have the right to monitor; nor can Aispyer provide legal advice regarding the use of the software.