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Important: Location and driving safety features in Microsoft Family Safety are going away. Learn more.

Stay connected from a distance by enabling Microsoft Family Safety’s location features in your family group! 

Location sharing access cannot be modified remotely. In order to begin enjoying location features, each family member must first download the Family Safety app on their mobile phone. Then they will need to enable location sharing through their individual mobile device settings and Family Safety app settings.  

Location sharing in device settings 

Location sharing must first be enabled through each individual device’s settings. Processes may vary slightly based on device’s current operating system, make, and model.  

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Scroll down and tap Family Safety.

  3. Tap Location > Always.

  4. Turn on Precise Location toggle.

  1. Turn on Google Location Accuracy.

  2. Battery optimization is Off. 

  3. Location access is Allowed. 

Location sharing in app settings 

After enabling location sharing through device settings, each family member can choose to share their location within their Family Safety app. This cannot be done remotely – each family member must follow the steps below individually from their Family Safety app to turn on location sharing. 

  1. Open the Microsoft Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the home icon in the top left corner and tap Settings.

  3. Tap the logged in user (You).

  4. Tap Share your location.

  5. Turn on Location sharing toggle.

  1. Open the Microsoft Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner and tap Settings.

  3. Tap Share your location.

  4. Turn on Location sharing toggle.

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