Apple’s ‘Find My Friends’ App Updated With Location, Notification, and Interface Improvements

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 29/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple has released a nice (albeit minor) update for their Find my Friends app today, adding a new interface for location-based alerts. The new interface brings a number of improvements, such as the ability to fine-tune the location threshold for any given alert – useful if, for instance, you work or live somewhere with multiple adjacent buildings.

Find my Friends

The ability to tweak the size of a geofence brings a lot of new possibilities – being notified when a friend enters a certain neighborhood, for instance, rather than being notified when they arrive at your doorstep. Adjusting the size of the geofence is as simple as tapping the new purple knob in the alert interface, and dragging it out to whatever distance you desire.

The update is available now as a free download from the App Store.



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.