25 iPhone tips and tricks for 2017

14. Find friends, anywhere

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    Use Apple's Find Friends app to see realtime locations of some of your closest contacts.
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Apple’s Find Friends app works to give you precise directions to the location of your other Apple product-wielding friends. Users choose to share their locations for a few hours or indefinitely. Ask Siri “Where’s (friend’s name)?” and the app’s map shows where they are in relation to you, as well as an approximate address for play-by-play directions.

Only friends who have accepted your request to see their location can see where you are, or allow you to see where they are. Apple’s servers only keep last-known-location data for two hours, according to Apple's website.

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