Apple’s latest iPhone 15 series is making waves with its array of exciting features, and among them is the revolutionary Precision Finding feature embedded within the Find My app. Fueled by the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, this breakthrough allows users to locate friends within a 60-meter radius while offering precise on-screen directions and dynamic distance tracking.
To utilize Precision Finding for tracking friends, it’s essential that both parties have iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro models and have location sharing activated. Once these prerequisites are met, select your friend within the Find My app. This action triggers the “Find: Nearby” option on your friend’s details card. As you move closer to their location, the on-screen distance and directional arrow will continually adapt, ensuring a seamless and accurate locating experience. Apple underscores that enabling Precision Finding is straightforward and prioritizes user privacy.
How to Utilize Precision Finding on iPhone 15:
- Launch the Find My app on your iPhone 15.
- Navigate to the “People” section located at the bottom of the screen, and then choose the friend you intend to locate.
- If location sharing is not already established, you may need to initiate it or request your friend’s location.
- Depending on your proximity, you have the following options:
- If you’re not in close proximity, select “Directions” to navigate toward their location.
- If you’re already nearby, tap “Find” to notify your friend that you’re seeking their location. Follow the on-screen guidance for precise directions.
- As you get closer to your friend, an arrow indicating their direction and the estimated distance will guide you. The screen will turn green to signal that you’re on the right path.
- Once you successfully locate your friend, simply tap the “Close” button.
Conversely, if you receive a notification that a friend is trying to locate you, tapping “Share” makes it easier for them to pinpoint your location. If you’ve previously shared your location, they will see your position relative to theirs. Importantly, you retain the ability to cease location sharing at any time as needed.
While Apple has introduced Precision Finding for all iPhone 15 models, it’s essential to note that Precision Finding for locating people is only accessible in specific countries and regions. Furthermore, both parties must possess iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro devices to take advantage of this remarkable feature.