Finding your friends with Siri

Find my Friends is a useful app for finding family and friends who have consented to share their location with you.

Siri User Guide
Siri User Guide

NOTE: iOS13 brought significant changes to the Find my Friends app, including a name change. Read about how to use Find My with Siri.

Find my Friends is a helpful app for finding family and friends who have consented to share their location with you.

It can be used on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS 8 or later), and the Apple Watch (watchOS 3 or later).

It’s great for locating friends or family in a crowded place, checking if guests are close to arriving at a party, and for parents who would like to keep track of where their young kids are.

Asking Siri to find someone

Activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:

  1. Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
  2. Press and hold the Side button (iPhone X and newer) or Home button (iPhone 8 and older) on your iPhone.

(If this doesn't work, learn how to set up Siri on an iPhone).

As long as a contact has shared their location with you, it’s easy to find out where they are:

Hey Siri, where is Jane?

If you’ve already assigned relationships to contacts, you can use informal language too:

Hey Siri, where is my son?

This finds your son’s location (as long as he is with his device) and displays it on a map, including his current distance away from you.

Other examples of ways you can ask for friends locations are:

Hey Siri, Is my wife at work?
Hey Siri, Who is here?
Hey Siri, Where are all of my friends?

Of course, the usefulness of this depends very much on how happy people are with sharing their location information with other people.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.