How to Change Location Name on Find My Friends
Find My Friends is a handy app that allows you to keep track of the whereabouts of your friends and family members. It uses GPS technology to pinpoint their location on a map, making it easier to coordinate meetups or ensure their safety. However, the app assigns generic names to locations by default, such as “Home” or “Work.” If you want to personalize these location names, follow the steps below.
1. Open the Find My Friends app: Locate the app on your device’s home screen and tap to open it.
2. Select the person’s location you want to rename: Find the person whose location name you wish to change on the map and tap on their icon.
3. Access the information panel: Once you tap on the person’s icon, an information panel will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the “i” (info) icon to access the details.
4. Tap on the current location name: In the information panel, you will find the current location name assigned to that person. Tap on it to edit.
5. Enter a new location name: A text field will appear, allowing you to enter a new name for the location. Type in the desired name and tap “Done” or simply tap outside the text field to save the changes.
6. Verify the name change: The new location name will now be displayed on the map and in the information panel for that person.
1. Can I change the location name for every contact on Find My Friends?
Yes, you can change the location name for each contact individually.
2. Will the renamed location name be visible to the contact?
No, the renamed location name will only be visible to you. The contact will still see the generic names assigned by the app.
3. Can I change the location name for my own device?
No, the location name for your own device cannot be changed. It will always be labeled as “Me.”
4. Is there a character limit for location names?
Yes, the character limit for location names is 30 characters.
5. Can I use emojis in location names?
Yes, you can use emojis in location names to make them more fun and recognizable.
6. Will the location name change be reflected on other devices?
No, the location name change is device-specific and will not be reflected on other devices using Find My Friends.
7. Can I revert to the default location name?
Yes, if you wish to revert to the default location name, simply delete the custom name and the app will assign the generic name again.
8. Can I change the location name for a contact who has disabled location sharing?
No, you can only change the location name for a contact who has enabled location sharing with you.
9. Can I change the location name for contacts who use Android devices?
No, Find My Friends is an app exclusive to Apple devices, so you can only change location names for contacts using Apple devices.
10. Can I change the location name for multiple contacts at once?
No, the location name change needs to be done individually for each contact.
11. Can I change the location name for multiple locations of the same contact?
Yes, you can change the location name for each individual location of the same contact separately.