With iOS 13, Apple brings an array of new features to the Maps application. You can use Look Around for a 360-degree street view. Also, create Collections of places you want to visit, and much more. Along with these cool features is the ability to share your estimated time of arrival (ETA) with your contacts too. In this article, we are going to show you how to share ETA on Apple Maps on the iPhone and iPad.
The new ETA sharing ability is terrific for letting those you are meeting with you, know when you will arrive. additionally, if you run into a delay on your way. Then they will also receive an update. This short tutorial shows you how to share your ETA in Apple Maps on the iPhone and iPad.
Open up the Maps application on your iPhone or iPad and pick the location that you are heading to. Then just follow these simple steps to share your ETA.
- Tap Go to start the GPS directions to the location.
- Before you begin your journey. You will see a Share ETA link at the bottom. If you are quick, you can tap it. But it only stays there for a few seconds. If you miss it, then do not worry. Just swipe up from the bottom of the Maps application and tap Share ETA.
- Select the contact you want to share your ETA with. You can also choose more than one person if you like and you will see an indicator at the bottom. That shows how many people you are sharing your ETA with. If you tap that link, you have the option to stop sharing with a tap.
You can also see at the bottom of the app that those you are sharing your ETA with will have access to your location, route, and destination until you arrive.
This is a great way to keep family and friends informed of your whereabouts for safety reasons. As well as coworkers or acquaintances for knowing when you will arrive at a scheduled event.
The Share ETA feature in the Maps application is a handy one for sure. What do you think of it? Is this something that you see yourself and your family members using? Let us know your thoughts below!
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