Affected parents with children participating in unattended trick-or-treating or other Guardian-free Halloween activities can find some relief without writing a note. Do not go all crazy stalker parents on them, but you can easily use location sharing between mobile phones with different applications.
Find My Friends
If you are an iPhone family, there are actually several ways to share locations. The easiest way is to use Apple's own Find My Friends app. Start by installing the app and let your kids do the same. Then everyone should launch the app, tap the "Add" button and look for the people they share their location with (like you).
Your children can share their location until the end of the day or indefinitely (unlikely). Once they share their location, you can see their live move on the map in the Find My Friends app.
Life360 tracking apps
If some family members have an iPhone and other Android users, use the Life360 apps. On Android the app is called Family Locator; On the iPhone, the app is called Find My Family, Friends, Phone. Like Find My Friends for iPhone, you'll see a live map of everyone's location, but unlike Apple's Find My Friends, you can also see your family's location history.
Children can share their whereabouts with one or more family members by activating Messenger's Live Location feature, which was launched in early 201
Note that users must be at least 16 years old to use WhatsApp, it can be used to share places for a specific time, for example, during a trick-or-treats, with either an individual or via a group chat.
In the phone's settings, go to Apps & Notifications for the child, followed by app permissions and location. Choose WhatsApp and then whether you want to share your location live. When you're back in the app, open a single or group chat and choose Attach, Location and Share Live Location. Then choose how long the location should be shared.
Paid mobile carrier apps
You want even more control? The four major wireless carriers in the US offer apps that require paid subscriptions: Verizon Family Locator, AT & T FamilyMap, Sprint Family Locator, and T-Mobile FamilyWhere. On average, they cost about $ 10 per month to find between 2 and 10 phones, depending on the individual features of each mobile operator's app.
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