iPhone Is the notification when someone sets my location alert new?

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by bigboy29, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. bigboy29 macrumors regular

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    Yesterday I experienced something I never saw before:

    My iPhone is on iOS 13. My family is still on 12.4. My wife and I are defined as parents / guardians in iCloud family. We all share location between ourselves.

    What I saw yesterday is that my phone gave me a notification when my son set an alert for when my location changes. In other words, he used Find my Friends on iOS 12 to get a notification when I leave my current location (he wanted to bug me to stop by a store and get ice cream, as it turns out.)

    What struck me as odd is that I never got this notification before.

    Is this new? Will in iOS 13 all people get a notification that someone has set up a location-based alert on them, or is it just because I'm a parent? Or was this always there?
     
  2. doubletap macrumors regular

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    this is new with iOS13. If you set a location alert on someone, that person will also get a notice that you set the alert.
     
  3. Dormammu macrumors 65816

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    Yes this is new. Oddly enough, the people I set alerts on have told me they’re not seeing said alert.
    maybe it’s because they’re still on ios12.

    I do enjoy the Find My Friends overhaul.
    My only wish was that I could set a recurring reminder for when someone leaves a location, rather than me having to set one every day.
     
  4. angusmcfisher macrumors regular

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    You can do that if you set it from their device
     
  5. Nimoy macrumors regular

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    I really don't see any need for this. Why should the person who has already consented to location-tracking care if one of their followers set a notification alert?
     
  6. MozMan68 macrumors 68030

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    There's a pretty big difference from passively seeing where someone is when you want to actively getting a notification when they move from place to place.
     
  7. Dormammu macrumors 65816

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    Not sure if you’re responding to me, but I will look in to it!
     
  8. angusmcfisher macrumors regular

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    Sorry, yes I was! If you set the notifications from their device, you can set it to happen every time they enter/leave location
     
  9. Dormammu macrumors 65816

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    Confirmed this works. Excellent, thanks!
     

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