How to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone?

Sharing of location on iPhone is one feature of i value so much on iPhone or any Apple device though it is available on Google Android devices.

You can easily share location with someone and in turn being able to view or check the person’s current location right on your iPhone.

As you can easily share location with someone on your iPhone, so you can easily stop sharing location with the person and this leads us to the question of the day.

How to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone?

To know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone, kindly open find my app and check the person’s location. If it say not sharing location then it simply means that the person has stopped sharing location with you. 

This is the explanation but below I will show you how to know or find out if someone stopped sharing his or her location with on the iPhone or any other Apple device.


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I will explain this context using the two different methods of finding out if indeed Charles has stopped sharing his location with you by using the find my app and the IMessage.

Check if someone stopped sharing their location by using Find My App

To get started open the Find My App on your Apple device or iPhone.

How to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone?

Navigate to the devices tab or people tab on the Find My App.

You will see all the devices or the people that you’re sharing location with on your iPhone or Apple device. Now look out for the very contact you’re interested and and check if you will see the person’s current location on your iPhone or probably find my app.

If it shows Not Sharing Location. Online just like on the picture below, then you should know that the person has stopped sharing location with you.

The picture below shows what I’m talking about.

How to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone?

The picture above shows that the very contact has stopped sharing location with me. On the other hand, if someone turn off location services on it’s iPhone or Apple device, it will still show Not Sharing Location.

Now the online you’re seeing on the picture simply means that the other person has an active internet connection and find my app has updated it’s location.

But for the fact that the person stopped sharing location with me, I won’t be able to see or check the person’s current location until the person start to share location with me once again.

So this is how to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone using find my phone.

Like I said earlier, if someone turn off location services or share my location on his or her iPhone, it will show not sharing location and which will look as if the person stopped sharing their location with you while in the real sense the person simply turned off location services or share my location.


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Now the second method will verify and confirm if truly someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone.

Check if someone stopped sharing their location by using iMessage

iMessage is another method to find out if at all someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone and this involves checking to see if you find iMessage location for the very contact.

To get started;

Open the message app on your iPhone or Apple device and locate the conversation you had with the contact or tap on new message icon and locate the contact.

Tap on the contact’s name and it will display the contact settings which includes read receipts, share focus status and hide alerts.

Now if the person is sharing location with you on his or her iPhone, it will look like the below picture.

How to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone?

But if the person stopped sharing their location with you, on iMessage you won’t see any map but rather it will look just like the below picture.

How to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone?

As you can see on the above picture, there’s no map to show the person’s location and this simply indicates that the person is no longer sharing location with you.

Through Find My App and iMessage you will know if someone is still sharing location with you or probably not.

What happens when someone stops sharing their location with you?

If someone stopped sharing their location with you, then it means you cannot check and see the person’s current location. But instead you will only see Not Sharing Location when tracking the person.

In order to see someone’s location on your iPhone or even on android phone or tablet, the person must share location with you.

That’s the rule.

Now if the person happens to stop sharing location with you then it simply means you can no longer track the person on your iPhone unless you have to use any other means other than the normal Apple location services and location sharing.

I do understand that it is quite annoying when a family member or loved one decides not to share but the truth is that it is not compulsory to share location though location sharing is very helpful especially in terms of danger.

Now listen: if someone stopped sharing their location with you and which you didn’t do the same, the person will still be able to see and check your current location on find my app or the iMessage.

So it is advisable that immediately you find out that someone has stopped sharing their location with you, kindly do the same and stop sharing your location with them or the person.

To stop sharing your location with someone on your iPhone or Apple device, open the contact app and locate the contact.

Tap on the contact to open and at the bottom you will see Stop Sharing My Location.

What happens when someone stops sharing their location with you?

Kindly tap on stop sharing my location and immediately it will stop sharing your location with the contact.

Another method is to open the message app and locate the conversation you had with the person. Tap on the person’s name and right on the next screen you will see the option of stop sharing my locatio.

Now go ahead and tap on the button to stop sharing your location with the person or the contact on your iPhone or any other Apple device.

Does iPhone tell you when someone stops sharing their location?

iPhone doesn’t notify or tell when someone has stopped sharing their location with you. But instead it will only indicate it on find my app and on iMessage. 

Previously, on iMessage you will receive a message that states when someone stopped sharing their location with you, but since ios 15.6 that has stopped.

You won’t receive any message on iMessage or a notification sent to you. But rather you will know by opening the find my app or the iMessage.

I’ve already explained how to find out so kindly scroll and see the tutorial with pictures. But nevertheless, open find my and make sure you have internet on your iPhone or Apple device.

Immediately all the contacts sharing their location with you will display and update. Take a close look at them and if you happen to see the one that states Not Sharing Location, then it indicates that the person is no longer sharing location with you.

Same goes to iMessage.

If you don’t see any map while trying to see someone’s location on iMessage, then it simply means the person has stopped sharing their location with you.

So asking if someone stops sharing their location with you are you notified on iphone, kindly note that the answer is no. You won’t be notified on your iPhone especially if you’re running on ios 15.6.

If you’re running on older version of ios, you will be notified on iMessage.

Why does it say i stopped sharing my location with someone when i didn’t

This usually occurs when location services and share my location is not active on iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch. 

For location sharing to work, both parties must have location services and share my location to be active and this is also applicable to android.

Also you can reboot your iPhone to see if it will fix the problem but please make sure that location services and share my location is enabled on your device.

To check;

  • Open the settings app. 
  • Scroll down to privacy and open it. 
  • Right there you will see Location services.
  • Open it and make sure it is turned on.
  • Still on the same window you will see share my location.
  • Tap to open it and make sure that share my location is also enabled on your iPhone or Apple device.

Why can’t i see someone’s location after they shared it with me? 

This can happen due to no active internet connection on the other person’s phone or location services is not active.

As long as someone is sharing location with you, location services and share my location is enabled on the person’s device, and there is an active internet connection on the person’s device, you will definitely see the person’s location.

For some, in order to prevent the person from seeing their location they will turn off location services and share my location on their iPhone or Apple device.

By so doing you can’t see the person’s location. Also the person may have shared it’s location with you, and still go ahead to stop sharing location with you.

To find out simply go to iMessage, open the contact’s details and check to see if you will see a location map while for the contact. If you can’t, then it means the person’s has stopped sharing location with you.

This is where I wrap it up on the question of the day, on how to know if someone stopped sharing their location with you on iPhone.

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