How to Track Santa on your iOS Device

Posted in How To, iOS on 24/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Wanna know how Santa’s coming along with all those gifts tonight? NORAD shares how you can use Google Maps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad (and other platforms, of course) to keep track of the big guy tonight!

NORAD and Google have made things very easy this year. All you have to do to track Santa from your iOS device is launch Google Maps (or go to from your browser) and type “Santa” in the search box, and you’ll be given the latest data on Santa’s location.

You can even see a photo of Santa’s current location by clicking the blue arrow next to the location on your iOS device. Or, to track Santa on your PC or Mac, just go to and use the built-in web app. That’s all there is too it!

Happy Santa tracking, and have a merry Christmas!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.